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Series I. Clippings and Papers

Scope and Content Notes:

The clippings file is presently maintained largely as Mr. Baird had it, although a new classification, Names, has been added and some subject headings have been combined. Mr. Baird's headings and spelling have been retained on new folders, but in some cases revised in the inventory list following, for reasons of consistency, clarity and conformity. Included with the clippings are Mr. Baird's notes, papers and lectures. There are nine subseries represented in their original order: Names, Shakespeare, Dance, Drama Topics, Drama Regions, Music, Stage, Theatre, and George M. Baird Productions and Publications.

Subseries 1. Names


Box 1
Folder 1 Abbey Theatre
Folder 2 Actors Studio. Stanislavsky. The Method
Folder 3 American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA)
Folder 4 Anderson, Maxwell
Folder 5 Andreyev, Leonid
Folder 6 Ballet Russe. Diaghilev
Folder 7 Barrie, Sir James
Folder 8 Beggar's Opera
Folder 9 Belasco, David
Folder 10 Bjorson, Bjorstjerne
Folder 11 Brieuz, Eugene
Folder 12 Cauve-Souris
Folder 13 Chekhov, Anton
Folder 14 City Center Theatre
Folder 15 Civic Repertory Theatre
Folder 16 Claudel, Paul
Folder 17 Comedie Francais
Folder 18 Craig, Gordon
Folder 19 D'Annunzio, Gabriele
Folder 20 Dunsany, Lord
Folder 21 Eliot, T.S
Folder 22 Federal Theatre Project. W.P.A.
Folder 23 Foster, Stephen G.

Box 2
Folder 1 Galsworthy, John
Folder 2 Gilbert and Sullivan
Folder 3 Grand Guignol
Folder 4 Group Theatre
Folder 5 Green Pastures
Folder 6 Sacha Guiltry
Folder 7 Hauptmann, Gerhart
Folder 8 Ibsen and Ibsenism
Folder 9 Jones, Robert Edmond
Folder 10 Jonson, Ben
Folder 11 Library Theatre
Folder 12 Maeterlinck, Maurice
Folder 13 Malvery Festival
Folder 14 Marlowe, Christopher
Folder 15 Masefield, John
Folder 16 Mercury Theatre
Folder 17 Miller, Arthur
Folder 18 Moliere
Folder 19 Molnar, Ferenc
Folder 20 Moscow Art Theatre
Folder 21 Moscow Art Theatre: Musical Studio
Folder 22 O'Casey, Sean
Folder 23 O'Neill, Eugene
Folder 24 Phoenix Theatre (Off-Broadway)
Folder 25 One-Act Repertory Company (New York)

Box 3
Folder 1 Pirandello, Luigi
Folder 2 Playwrights-- Company
Folder 3 Portmanteau Theatre. Stuart Walker
Folder 4 Reinhardt, Max
Folder 5 Rostand, Edmond
Folder 6 Sartre, Jean-Paul
Folder 7 Schnitzler, Arthur
Folder 08-10 Shaw, George Bernard
Folder 11 Shaw, George Bernard: Portraits and scenes
Folder 12 Sherwood, Robert E.
Folder 13 Strindberg, August
Folder 14 Synge, John M.
Folder 15 Theatre Arts Magazine
Folder 16 Theatre Guild
Folder 17 Tobacco Road
Folder 18 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Folder 19 Urban, Joseph
Folder 20 Verhaeren, Emile
Folder 21 Vieux-Colombier and Jacques Copeau

Box 4
Folder 1 Wilder, Thornton
Folder 2 Williams, Tennessee
Folder 3 Yeats, William Butler

Subseries 2. Shakespeare

Folder 4 Actors
Folder 5 Age and England
Folder 6 Artist, thinker, craftsman
Folder 7 Baird lectures
Folder 8 Bibliography
Folder 9 Biography
Folder 10 Characters
Folder 11 Comedies
Folder 12 Contemporaries
Folder 13 Controversies: Problems and controversies
Folder 14 Controversies: Lunatics, pretenders, and anti-Avonians
Folder 15 Critics, commentators, editors, adapters
Folder 16 Festivals, academic, non-commercials productions, etc.
Folder 17 Festivals: Stratford, Conn.
Folder 18 Festivals: Stratford, Ont.
Folder 19 Histories
Folder 20 Libraries and collections
Folder 21 Philosophy
Folder 22 Portraits

Box 5
Folder 1 Productions: Cinema, TV
Folder 2 Productions: Opera, musical comedy, ballet
Folder 3 Productions: American: Modern
Folder 4 Productions: Foreign: Modern
Folder 5 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Stratford on Avon)
Folder 6 Shakespeare Newsletter
Folder 7 Theatre: Shakespeare's physical stage and theatre
Folder 8 Theatres: British: Modern
Folder 9 Tragedies
Folder 10 Tragedies: Hamlet
Folder 11 Unclassified

Subseries 3. Dance

Folder 12 Aesthetic
Folder 13 Ballet: Traditional
Folder 14 Ballet: American
Folder 15 Ballet: British and European (other than Russian)
Folder 16 Ballet: Ruddian (other than Ballet Russe)
Folder 17 Folk dance

Box 6
Folder 1 Folk dance: African
Folder 2 Folk dance: American and Amerind
Folder 3 Folk dance: British and European
Folder 4 Folk dance: Latin American
Folder 5 Folk dance: Oriental and South Seas
Folder 6 History and theory
Folder 7 Oriental dance drama
Folder 8 Miscellaneous and unclassified

The lecture materials in box 6 folder 18 correspond to the collection of slides that are in Series II.

Subseries 4. Drama Topics

Folder 9 Aesthetics of the drama
Folder 10 Bibliography
Folder 11 Comedy and the comic spirit
Folder 12 Closet drama
Folder 13 Critics and criticism
Folder 14 Expressionism as dramatic philosophy
Folder 15 Farce
Folder 16 History: Baird lectures
Folder 17 History: Baird lectures: Working materials
Folder 18 History: Baird lectures: Evolution of drama
Folder 19 History: Baird lectures: Evolution of drama: notes

Box 7
Folder 1 Literary aspects
Folder 2 Masque
Folder 3 Medicine and psychopathology in relation to the drama
Folder 4 Melodrama
Folder 5 Miracle, morality, and liturgical drama: Medieval
Folder 6 Miracle, morality plays: Modern. Oberammergau
Folder 7 Monodrama
Folder 8 Philosophy
Folder 9 Plagiarism
Folder 10 Play writing
Folder 13 Plays: Modern: Abstracts
Folder 14 Plays: One-act
Folder 15 Primitive drama and ritual and dance
Folder 16 Proletarian drama
Folder 17 Propaganda in the theatre
Folder 18 Propaganda: Peace plays
Folder 19 Psychology of drama

Box 8
Folder 1 Realism
Folder 2 Religious aspects
Folder 3 Romanticism in drama
Folder 4 Social function of drama
Folder 5 Tragedy and the tragic spirit
Folder 6 Unclassified

Subseries 5. Drama Regions

Folder 7 American
Folder 8-14 American, 1900-1950

Box 9
Folder 1-2 American, 1951-1957
Folder 3 American: Afro-American
Folder 4 American: Regional
Folder 5 American: Verse
Folder 6 Australian
Folder 7 Austrian: to 1938
Folder 8 Austrian: Post WWII
Folder 9 Balkan
Folder 10 British: Tudor
Folder 11 British: Restoration period and revivals
Folder 12 British: 18th century and revivals
Folder 13 British:19th century
Folder 14-20 British, 1850-1956

Box 10
Folder 1-2 British: Verse: 19th and 20th centuries
Folder 3 Chinese
Folder 4 Czechoslovakian: Pre-Communist
Folder 5 Canadian (includes theatre)
Folder 6 Dutch
Folder 7 European
Folder 8 European drama in the U.S.
Folder 9 French: 17th century
Folder 10 French: 18th century
Folder 11 French: 19th century
Folder 12-14 French, 1900-1957
Folder 15 German: 18th, 19th century
Folder 16 German, 1900-1933
Folder 17 German: Nazi
Folder 18 German, 1946-1954
Folder 19 German dramatists in exile: 1933- (includes Austrian)
Folder 20 Greek: Classic
Folder 21 Greek: Modern: Productions and revivals

Box 11
Folder 1 Hungarian
Folder 2 Icelandic
Folder 3 Indian (Vedic, Hindu)
Folder 4 Irish
Folder 5 Israeli
Folder 6 Italian: Commedia dell'Arte
Folder 7-8 Italian: 17th-20th centuries
Folder 9 Japanese (includes lecture notes)
Folder 10 Japanese, and dance drama of Bali
Folder 11 Latin
Folder 12 Norwegian
Folder 13 Polish
Folder 14 Russian: Pre-revolution
Folder 15 Russian: Post-revolution
Folder 16 Scottish
Folder 17 Siamese
Folder 18-19 Spanish: Pre-19th, 19th, and 20th, centuries
Folder 20 Spanish American
Folder 21 Swedish and Danish
Folder 22 Turkish
Folder 23 Yiddish

Subseries 6. Music

Folder 24 Chanteurs and chanteuses
Folder 25 Christmas carols
Folder 26 Comic opera
Folder 27 Composers: Classical
Folder 28 Composer's Modernist

Box 12
Folder 1 Folk song: African (includes Africans Dutch)
Folder 2 Folk song: American: General and historic
Folder 3 Folk song: American: Amerind
Folder 4 Folk song: American: Chanteys, cowboys, work songs
Folder 5 Folk song: American: Mountain ballads
Folder 6 Folk song: American: Negro and spirituals
Folder 7 Folk song: Asiatic
Folder 8 Folk song: British
Folder 9 Folk song: European
Folder 10 General
Folder 11 Grand Opera
Folder 12 Musical comedy and reviews, to 1945
Folder 13-14 Musical comedy and reviews, 1945-1955
Folder 15 Philosophy and Aesthetics
Folder 16 Songs and songwriters: American
Folder 17 Symphonic and chamber music

Subseries 7. Stage

Folder 18 Constructivism
Folder 19 Craftsmen
Folder 20 Décor
Folder 21 Décor: American
Folder 22 Décor: Foreign
Folder 23 Design in communal buildings: Baird paper

Box 13
Folder 1 Ensemble and grouping
Folder 2 Equipment
Folder 3 Expressionism as stage technique
Folder 4 Illusion, devices, and effects other than lighting
Folder 5 Light control for theatres
Folder 7 Make-up and character
Folder 6 Lighting
Folder 8 Properties
Folder 9 Sets, ideas
Folder 10 Stagecraft

Subseries 8. Theatre

Folder 11-13 Actors and actresses

Box 14
Folder 1 Actors and actresses
Folder 2 Actors: Training of
Folder 3 Architecture
Folder 4 Architecture: Ground plans
Folder 5 Architecture: Stage
Folder 6 Art theatre (See also Little theatres)
Folder 7 Art theatre: American
Folder 8 Art theatre: European
Folder 9 Audiences
Folder 10 Backstage, rehearsals, etc.
Folder 11 Buildings: Commercial
Folder 12 Burlesque
Folder 13 Censorship
Folder 14 Children's theatre
Folder 15 Circus
Folder 16 Clowns, fools, zanies

Box 15
Folder 1 College and university theatre
Folder 2 Community theatre
Folder 3 Diction and voice
Folder 4 Direction and directors
Folder 5 Economics of the theatre
Folder 6 Entertainers
Folder 7 Experimental theatre
Folder 8 Experimental, non-commercial, art theatre: New York: Post, -1940
Folder 9 Folk festivals, carnavals, rituals, parades, pageantry
Folder 10 Harlequinade
Folder 11 History: Evolution of the physical theatre
Folder 12 History: Decay of the theatre
Folder 13 History: Decay of the theatre: Woes and jeremiads (includes notes)
Folder 14 History: Renaissance of the theatre
Folder 15 Jargon, technical terms, slang
Folder 16 Libraries and museums
Folder 17 Little theatres
Folder 18 Little theatres: Off-Broadway
Folder 19 Marionettes and puppets
Folder 20 Masks
Folder 21 Minstrel shows: American
Folder 22 Models. Sculptures

Box 16
Folder 1 Movies
Folder 2 Novelties and freaks
Folder 3 Open air theatre
Folder 4 Pageantry
Folder 5 Pantomime
Folder 6 Pantomime: British and Continental
Folder 7 Production and producers
Folder 8 Radio
Folder 9 Repertory theatres
Folder 10 Revivals
Folder 11 Revivals: Central City, Col.
Folder 12 Royalties
Folder 13 Showboats. Medicine shows
Folder 14 Spectacle
Folder 15 Stock companies
Folder 16 Strolling companies
Folder 17 Summer theatre

Box 17
Folder 1 Television
Folder 2 Theatre in the round. Arena Theatre
Folder 3 Theatres: History
Folder 4 Theories and surveys
Folder 5 Touring companies
Folder 6 Traditions, customs, superstitions
Folder 7 Vaudeville
Folder 8 Wartime theatre
Folder 9 Theatre: British "National Theatre"
Folder 10 Theatre: Greek (includes Baird notes)
Folder 11 Theatre: Malay, Chinese
Folder 12 Unclassified

One item from folder 13 titled Easter Miracle Drawing was oversized and moved to Curtis O/Miscellaneous 8.

Subseries 9. George M. Baird Productions and Publications

Folder 13 Productions: Correspondence, clippings, etc.
Folder 14 Prose publications
Folder 15 Unpublished manuscript
Folder 16 Verse publications