The Resource Martha Hill Newell papers

Martha Hill Newell papers

Label
Martha Hill Newell papers, 1933-2007
Title
Martha Hill Newell papers
Inclusive dates
1933-2007
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1933-2007, of Martha Hill Newell of Richmond, Virginia, and New York. The bulk of the collection consists of plays written by Newell, including stage notes, revisions, programs, and flyers. The collection also includes clippings, correspondence, teaching notes, and a yearbook from the 1933 class of Patrick Henry School in Richmond
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Martha Hill Newell was born 26 July 1921 to Marshall Nelson Newell and Jessie Beatrice Hill in Richmond, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from William and Mary and master's degree from Richmond Polytechnic Institute. She was a drama consultant to the special education division of Richmond Public Schools and wrote plays for Richmond Children's Theatre. In 1955 she moved to New York where she worked for The Girl Scouts of America as their events chairwoman and as a book editor and writer for publishing firms. She was a member of The Dramatists Guild and very active in the theatre. In 1995 she returned to Richmond to continue writing, producing, and directing her own plays. She wrote more than twenty plays, including The Day Joe Montana Retired, Dogs and Other Actors, Endings, Phillis Wheatley, and Wives, Babies, and VMI. A resident of Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, she passed away 6 June 2007.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Martha Hill Newell papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01284.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
3.05
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Westbrook-Boyd, Dawn
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001581637
Terms governing use
To obtain the rights to produce one of the plays on file please contact the donor.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (7 boxes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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