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James F. Carr Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Carr, James F.
Title: James F. Carr Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1876-1971
Quantity: 8 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American bookseller, brother of Raymond Carr. Collection pertains largely to theater investments of Carr's brother, Raymond, and includes correspondence, photographs of film and stage actors, and various printed theatrical memorabilia such as clippings, playbills, programs, and posters.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

James F. Carr was an American bookseller. His brother, Raymond Carr, was a theatre investor.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James F. Carr Papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, playbills, printed Material, and published material. The bulk of the collection is theatre-oriented.

Correspondence pertains mainly to theatre investments made by Raymond Carr, James' brother. This series also contains a letter to S.R. Koehler, dated June 2, 1883 from James M. Ives, partner in Currier and Ives.

Photographs contains many studio photos of stage and film personalities as well as unidentified others. A partial list of photographs in the James F. Carr Papers includes Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt, Omar Bradley, Lon Chaney, Henry Clay, Frank Daniels, Jefferson Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Della Fox, Japan, Buster Keaton, Jeanette MacDonald, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery, Edmund Muskie, Julia Neilson, Olga Nethersole, New York Central and Lackawanna Railroad, New Zealand, Richard Nixon, Rubens Peale (signed), Mary Pickford, Joseph Schildkraut, Sitting Bull, E. H. Sothern, Harry Truman, Fay Wray. Some are signed, some are not; some are original photos, others are studio publicity pictures.

Playbills contains theatre playbills for various productions, the bulk of which were in the late 1960's. Printed material contains limited partnership agreements and offering circulars for many of Raymond Carr's investments. Published material includes many opera and souvenir programs as well as newspaper clippings pertaining to plays Raymond Carr supported financially.

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Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous collections relating to radio, television and film personalities. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Carr, James F.
Carr, Raymond.

Subjects

Actors -- Portraits.
Playbills -- Collections.
Theater -- Finance.
Theater -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Playbills.
Programs (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

James F. Carr Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CMV
Date: Jan 1980
Revision history: 12 Sep 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

Correspondence
Box 1 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1962-1971
Box 1 A Joyful Noise 1966-1967
Box 1 An Evening with Elaine Ma and Mike Nichols 1960-1963
Box 1 Auntie Mame / Mame 1960-1970
Box 1 Cabaret 1960-1970
Box 1 Cabaret 1966-1971
Box 1 Company 1969-1971
Box 1 Daphine in Cottage D 1966
Box 1 Der Rosenkavalier 1963-1969
Box 1 Desk Set 1961-1971
Box 1 The Education of Hyman Kaplan 1967
Box 1 Entertaining Mr. Sloane 1965
Box 1 Fetch Me A Fig Leaf 1963
Box 1 Fiddler on the Roof (2 folders) 1964-1971
Box 1 Fiorello! 1960-1971
Box 1 Flora, the Red Menace 1965-1967
Box 1 Follies 1970-1971
Box 1 The of Poppies 1965-1967
Box 1 Hamlet 1963-1971
Box 1 Hay Fever 1970
Box 1 Hotel Passionato 1965
Box 1 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1961-1965
Box 1 S.R. Koehler 1876-1890
Box 1 Love Happy 1962
Box 1 Miscellaneous 1958-1971 (3 folders)
Box 1 The Most Happy Fella 1958-1971
Box 1 Personal 1962
Box 1 Peterpat 1964-1965
Box 1 Petroleum Investment Offerings 1962-1966
Box 1 Poor Bitos 1964
Box 1 Prettybelle 1971
Box 1 She Loves Me 1962-1966
Box 1 Simon Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1965
Box 2 Slaves 1969-1971
Box 2 Tenderloin 1960-1963
Box 2 Walking Happy 1966-1967
Box 2 West Side Story 1960-1971
Box 2 Zorba Joint Venture 1969-1971
Memorabilia
Box 2 Etching block
Oversize 1 Posters
Box 2 Ticket stubs 1958-1971
Box 2 Washington Briefing for Young Americans 1965-1966
Photographs
Box 2 Miscellaneous (11 folders)
Box 3 Miscellaneous (19 folders)
Oversize 2 Miscellaneous
Playbills
Box 4 After the Rain 1967
Box 4 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1962
Box 4 Agatha Sue I love you 1966
Box 4 A Joyful Noise 1966
Box 4 All The Way Home 1960
Box 4 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1971
Box 4 A Minor Adjustment 1967
Box 4 Anne of the Thousand Days 1948
Box 4 The Apple Tree 1966
Box 4 A Time for Singing 1966
Box 4 The Auctioneer 1914
Box 4 3 Bags Full 1966
Box 4 The Ballad of the Sand Cafe 1963-1964
Box 4 Baker Street 1965
Box 4 Bascom Barlow 1966
Box 4 Becket 1961
Box 4 The Best Laid Plans 1966
Box 4 Black Comedy 1967
Box 4 Cabaret 1966
Box 4 Cactus Flower 1965-1966
Box 4 The Chalk Garden 1955
Box 4 Come Live With Me 1967
Box 4 Daphine in Cottage D 1967
Box 4 The Diary of Anne Frank 1957
Box 4 Don't Drink the Water 1966
Box 4 Dr. Cook's Garden 1967
Box 4 Fallen Angels 1956
Box 4 Fiorello! 1959
Box 4 First One Asleep, Whistle 1966
Box 4 Flora, the Red Menace 1965
Box 4 Follies 1971
Box 4 Fragments 1964
Box 4 The Glass Menagerie 1965
Box 4 The Great Indoors 1966
Box 4 The Great Sebastians 1956
Box 4 Hallelujah, Baby! 1967
Box 4 Hamlet 1964
Box 4 Happily Ever After 1966
Box 4 Hello, Dolly! 1964
Box 4 Henry, Sweet Henry 1967
Box 4 The Highest Tree 1959
Box 4 Home 1971
Box 4 Hostile Witness 1966
Box 4 How's the World Treating You? 1966
Box 4 I Do ! I Do ! 1966
Box 4 Inadmissible Evidence 1965
Box 4 Inherit the Wind 1955-1957
Box 4 Ivanov 1966
Box 4 I Was Dancing 1964
Box 4 Johnny No-Trump 1967
Box 4 Jolly's Progress 1959
Box 4 La Grosse Valise 1965
Box 4 The Lion in Winter 1966
Box 4 Little Me 1962
Box 4 Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen 1970
Box 4 Major Barbara 1956
Box 4 Malcolm 1966
Box 4 Mame 1966
Box 4 The Matchmaker 1955
Box 4 The Miracle Worker 1959
Box 4 More Stately Mansions 1967
Box 4 My Sweet Charlie 1966
Box 4 Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut 1966
Box 4 New Girl in Town 1957
Box 4 No, No, Nanette 1971
Box 4 The Odd Couple 1965-1966
Box 4 Peterpat 1965
Box 4 Philadelphia, Here I Come! 1966
Box 4 Pousse-Cafe 1966
Box 4 The Promise 1967
Box 4 1776 1971
Box 4 Sherry! 1967
Box 4 Shinbone Alley 1957
Box 4 Silent Night, Lonely Night 1959
Box 4 Slapstick Tragedy 1966
Box 4 Song of the Grasshopper 1967
Box 4 The Star-Spangled Girl 1966
Box 4 Strange Interlude 1963
Box 4 Superman 1966
Box 4 That Summer-That Fall 1967
Box 4 There's A Girl in My Soup 1967
Box 4 Tiger at the Gates 1956
Box 4 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald 1967
Box 4 The Unknown Soldier and His Wife 1967
Box 4 Utbu 1966
Box 5 The Vamp 1955
Box 5 Wait a Minim! 1966
Box 5 Wait Until Dark 1966
Box 5 The Waltz of the Toreadors 1967
Box 5 The Wayward Stork 1966
Box 5 We Have Always Lived in the Castle 1966
Box 5 "What Did We Do Wrong?" 1967
Box 5 Where's Daddy? 1966
Box 5 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1962-1964 (4 folders)
Box 5 You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running 1967
Printed material
Box 5 Banquet Invitation 1911
Box 5 Financial Statements 1959-1970
Box 5 Invitation to Third Anniversary Celebration of Hair 1971
Box 5 Limited Partnership Agreements 1957-1971 (4 folders)
Box 5 The Living Theatre 1951-1963
Box 5 Miscellaneous 1923
Box 5 Offering Circulars 1957-1971
Scripts
Box 6 The Fume of Poppies
Box 6 Making Love Legal 1970
Box 6 Slaves 1968
Published material
Box 6 Carnegie Hall Program 1965
Box 6 Evergreen Program for The Deer Park 1967
Box 6 Handbills 1963-1971
Box 6 Magazine clippings 1959-1971 (2 folders)
Magazines
Box 6 Cue 1963
Box 6 Equity 1963
Oversize 3 Life
Box 6 Ken Murray's Hollywood
Box 6 Plays and Players 1966-1967
Box 6 Saturday Review 1967
Metropolitan Opera House Programs
Box 6 Le Nozze di Figaro 1956
Box 6 Lucia di Lammermoor 1956
Box 6 Madama Butterfly 1962
Box 6 The Royal Ballet 1967
Mohawk Airlines
Box 6 Annual Reports 1949-1966
Box 6 Information 1964-1968
Box 6 Newsletter, The Air Chief 1955-1967
Newspaper Clippings 1961-1971
Box 6 Miscellaneous (6 folders)
Box 7 Miscellaneous (6 folders)
Box 8 Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box 9 Pittsburgh Opera Program, La Sonnambula 1964
Box 9 Programs, miscellaneous 1902-1967
Box 9 Radio City Music Hall Programs 1964
Souvenir Programs
Oversize 3 Actor's Equity Golden Anniversary Show 1963
Oversize 3 Baker Street 1965
Box 9 Balieff's Chauve - Souris of Moscow
Box 9 Beyond the Fringe
Box 9 The Consul
Box 9 Katherine Cornell
Box 9 Fiddler on the Roof
Box 9 Hamlet
Oversize 3 Hamlet 1964
Box 9 Henry IV
Oversize 3 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Box 9 Macbeth
Box 9 Mame
Box 9 Pavlowa
Box 9 The Pirate
Box 9 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
Box 9 Sweet Charity 1966
Box 9 There Shall Be No Night
Oversize 3 A Time for Singing
Box 9 Twelfth Night
Box 9 West Side Story
Box 9 Theatre Forecast 1962-1963
Box 9 Theatre Round-Up 1964-1965

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