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William G. Sullivan Collection
L154
1930-1957

2 ms. Boxes, 4 oversized folders

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jessica Combs, September 2010

 

Biographical Note:

William G. Sullivan was an Indianapolis businessman; board member, Art Association of Indianapolis; author, English’s Opera House (1960).

Scope and Content Note:

The papers consist principally of Sullivan’s research notes and writings, including notes and a manuscript biography of nineteenth century Indiana playwright Joseph Arthur; notes and manuscript history of the English Opera House in Indianapolis; notes on theatrical performances by John Wilkes Booth; biographical sketches of English artist John Flaxman, writer Prosper Merimee, sculptor John Rogers, and composer Georges Bizet; and drafts of his letters on literary topics.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1

Folder

 

1.

Correspondence of William G. Sullivan

2.

Copies of letters of Joseph Arthur

3.

Biography and notes on Joseph Arthur

4.

“Blue Jeans”

5.

“Cherry Pickers”

6.

“Colorado, or East and West”

7.

“Lost River”

8.

“On the Wabash”

9.

“Salt of the Earth”

10.

“The Still Alarm” (England)

11.

“The Still Alarm” (U.S.)

12.

Roxy by Edward Eggleeston

13.

Theater

14.

History of the New York Stage by Alston Brown

15.

“The Splinter Fleet or Wooden Ships and Iron Men”

16.

Carmen

Box 2

Folder

 

1.

Richard Bennett

2.

John H. Farquhar

3.

John Flaxman

4.

Robert Prometheus Fitzsimmons

5.

Mary Howard

6.

Prosper Merimee

7.

John Rogers

8.

Miscellaneous notes

9.

Duplicate material

10.

Duplicate material

Oversize folders

Folder

 

1.

“Blue Jeans”

2.

“The Cherry Pickers”

3.

“Lost River”

4.

“The Still Alarm”

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

2 ms. Boxes, 4 oversize folders

Collection Dates:

1930-1957

Provenance:

Unknown

Access :

The collection is open for research use

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

L182, OBC2

Notes:

Item by item inventory available upon request.