Guide to the Emmett Langdon Avery Papers circa 1740s-1968
Cage 796

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Avery, Emmett Langdon, 1903-
Title
Emmett Langdon Avery Papers
ID
Cage 796
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1935-1968
Date [inclusive]
circa 1740s-1968
Extent
6.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
5.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Most of the materials in this collection are related to Emmett Avery's research and writing about the history of the London theater during the 16th to 18th centuries. The collection includes his research notes, drafts, proofs of his contributions to the multivolume publication The London Stage: A Critical Introduction, and journal articles authored by him.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Emmett Langdon Avery Papers

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Emmett Langdon Avery (1903-1970), professor of English at Washington State University, earned his B.A. from Franklin College in Indiana, and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty at Washington State College in 1927 as an instructor in English, and retired as chair of the English Department in 1968.

Avery was a prolific scholar, and an expert in the history of London theater.

Avery Hall at Washington State University is named in his honor.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection of Emmett Avery's professional papers includes a large volume of notes, drafts, and page proofs related to his contributions to the publication The London Stage: A Critical Introduction. Avery was responsible for most of the work on Part 1, covering the period 1600 to 1700, and he edited Part 2, covering the period 1700-1729, and wrote the critical introduction. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, and journal articles authored by Avery.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in two series: Series 1. Correspondence and published articles, 1934-1968; and Series 2. History of the London stage research and publication files, circa 1930s-1960s. Avery's research notes in Series 2 include a chronological sequence and an alphabetical sequence, as well as a large quantity of unlabeled material.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the WSU English Department in 2013 (MS.2013.18).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Emmett Langdon Avery papers (Cage 121)

Theatrical calendar of London theaters, 1702-1733 (typescript) by Emmett Avery (Cage 4541)

Separated Materials note

A small quantity of English Department files received with this collection were accessioned separately (UA.2013.10).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Avery, Emmett Langdon, 1903- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Fine Arts
  • Literature
  • Theater -- England -- London -- History

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence and published articles, 1934-1968 

Box Folder

Correspondence (incoming and outgoing) 1947-1948 

1 1

Journal articles authored by Avery 1934-1968 

1 2-4

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Series 2: History of the London Stage research and publication files, circa 1930s-1960s 

Box Folder

Notes and drafts for calendar of the London stage, circa 1740s-1780s circa 1930s-1940s 

1 5-9

Typescript of portions of The London Stage undated 

1 10

The London Stage, 1660-1800, Part I (1660-1700). Page proofs, corrected. circa 1960-1968 

1 11-13

The London Stage, 1660-1800, Part II (1700-1729). Page proofs, corrected. circa 1960-1968 

1 14-18

Newspaper clipping about London actor salaries circa 1740s 

1 19

Research notes (chronological sequence, 1560-1768) undated 

1-5 20-83

Research notes (alphabetical sequence, incomplete) undated 

5 84-95

Research notes (unlabeled) undated 

5-6 96-106

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