Sophie Treadwell papers, 1860s-1970 (bulk 1910-1960)

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Sophie Treadwell papers, 1860s-1970 (bulk 1910-1960)

MS 318


Collection Summary

Creator: Treadwell, Sophie, 1885-1970
Collection Name:Sophie Treadwell papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1860s-1970 (bulk 1910-1960)
Physical Description:10 linear feet
Abstract:Contains chiefly Personal Materials, Diaries, Correspondence, Scrap-books, Plays, Novels, and Photographs relating to her career as an American playwright, author, and journalist from the 1910s through the 1960s. Diaries include her travels to Europe and Moscow in the 1930s, and daily activities for selected years spanning 1942 to 1970. Noted correspondents include Louise and Walter Arensberg, Arthur Craven, Maynard Dixon, Helena Modjeska, Robert A. Parker, family and friends, colleagues, employers, and inter-view-ees, including Sarah Bernhardt and Francisco Villa. Scrapbooks document her private life; college years at University of California, 1901-1906; early acting, writing, and employment in California, New York, Europe, and Mexico, 1909-1932; and critical coverage of the productions of her dramatic works from 1918-1949.
Collection Number: MS 318
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

On October 3, 1885, Sophie Anita Treadwell was born in Stockton, California, to Alfred B. Treadwell and Nettie Fairchild. From 1902 to 1906, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she participated in the theater arts. After graduation, she sought work in California as an actress and performer, and assisted Helena Modjeska in writing her Memoirs. Treadwell returned to San Francisco and began her newspaper career for the Bulletin. She married another journalist, William O. McGeehan, in 1910. She traveled to France as a war correspondent, and, by 1918, had moved to New York to work for the Tribune and other periodicals. She went to Mexico in the 1920s to cover the last days of Venustiano Carranza, and scooped other papers with her interview of Francisco Villa in 1921. In the 1930s, Treadwell traveled extensively. She circled the world in a steamer, and crossed the Atlantic several times to Europe while Machinal played in London, Moscow, and other venues. Lone Valley and Plumes in the Dust reached the New York stages. She published a novel, Lusita, and wrote another, Hope for a Harvest. In the next two decades, Treadwell continued to produce and revise her materials for publication, and for the emerging media of televi-sion. She retired to Tucson in 1965, and brought her final version of Women with Lilies to the stage of The University of Arizona. She died of a stroke on February 20, 1970.

William O'Connell McGeehan was born in San Francisco, California, to Hugh McGee-han and Theresa O'Connell in 1879. He attended Stanford University, and served in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. He worked as a journalist in San Francisco for the Evening Post, Examiner and Bulletin. Around 1914, he moved to New York and became a noted sports reporter for the New York Journal, the Herald Tribune and Herald. He traveled widely, hunted, wrote novels and short stories, and commuted between residences in Connecticut and New York. He died at Sea Island, Georgia, of a heart ailment on November 29, 1933.


Scope and Content Note

Contains chiefly Personal Materials, Diaries, Correspondence, Scrap-books, Plays, Novels, and Photographs relating to her career as an American playwright, author, and journalist from the 1910s through the 1960s. Diaries include her travels to Europe and Moscow in the 1930s, and daily activities for selected years spanning 1942 to 1970. Noted correspondents include Louise and Walter Arensberg, Arthur Craven, Maynard Dixon, Helena Modjeska, Robert A. Parker, family and friends, colleagues, employers, and inter-view-ees, including Sarah Bernhardt and Francisco Villa. Scrapbooks document her private life; college years at University of California, 1901-1906; early acting, writing, and employment in California, New York, Europe, and Mexico, 1909-1932; and critical coverage of the productions of her dramatic works from 1918-1949. Works contain mainly her plays for stage, but also include television versions; novel drafts for Hope for a Harvest and The Story; and articles and features for newspapers and periodicals. Photographic materials consist chiefly of formal portraits by studio photographers; images of and by her while on trips or assignments in the United States, Europe and Mexico, including a interview with Francisco Villa in Canutillo; and casual moments with family members and friends. Also includes a small selection of Papers, 1909-1933, of husband William O'Connell McGeehan, 1879-1933, journalist and author.

Materials may be found in the following languages: Spanish, French, German, and Russian.


Organization

This collection is organized into ten series

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Related material can be found in the following manuscript collection: Manuscript Collection 124, Sophie Treadwell Papers

The following material has been deaccessed: printed material: 3 feet of duplicates or supplemental materials.

The following books have been transferred to Special Collections: By Sophie Treadwell: Lusita, 1931; One Fierce Hour and Sweet, 1959. By William O. McGeehan: Trouble in the Balkans, 1931. Also: An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California, 1890; Blue and Gold,1906.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Craven, Arthur Scott, dd. 1917 -- Correspondence
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946 -- Archives
McGeehan, William O'Connell, 1879- -- Archives
Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909 -- Correspondence
Parker, Robert Allerton -- Correspondence
Treadwell, Sophie, 1885-1970 -- Archives
Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923

Geographic Name(s)
Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946

Subject(s)
Actors -- United States -- Correspondence
American drama -- Women authors
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Sources
Drama|y20th century -- Stories, plots, etc. -- Sources
Feminism and literature -- United States
Manuscripts, American
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Women dramatists, American -- Sources
Women journalists -- United States -- Sources

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Sophie Treadwell papers(MS 318). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Personal materials, 1881-1969
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11 Biographical clippings.
12 Legal documents.
13 Passports. , 1920-1969
14 Autograph book of Nettie Fairchild. , 1881-1894
15 Address books.
16 Bookplates and block.
Series II: Diaries and Trips, 1907-1970
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21 Diary. , 1907,1920,1931
22 Diary, Moscow trip. , May 20-June 6, 1933
23 Diary. , 1936, 1945
24 Diary. , November 1942-August 1943
25 Diary. , 1947, 1948
26 Diary. , 1949, 1950
27 Diary. , 1951, 1954
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31 Diary. , December 1954-May 1955, 1958
32 Diary. , 1960, 1961
33 Diary. , 1962, 1965
34 Diary. , 1966, 1968
35 Diary. , 1969, 1970
36 Trip to North Africa and Sicily. , 1930
37 Trip to Moscow. , 1933
Series III: Correspondence, 1884-1970
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41-2 Unidentified correspondents: Al, Aline, Anna and Aerol (Beverly Hills), Beale, Betty (Conn.), Beulah (Hollywood), Delores C., Enelina, Evelyn, Helen, Lolly, Marguerite, Marty, Mary, Nil, Norman (Sag Harbor), Paul, Robert, Scoop (Mill Valley), Sue, Susan, Sylvia (Newtown), Terry, Walter.
43 Jacques. , 1915-1916
44 Llewelyn and Lulu. , 1915-1930
45 Agee, William F.; Ames, Winthrop; Antoine, Lore; and Arlson, H.L.
46-7 Arensberg, Louise and Walter. , 1921-1922
48 Barry, Griffin; Basquin, Anne; Bernhardt, Sarah; Bernstein, Oscar; Berrocal, Antonio; Boss, Suzanne; Bosworth, Hobart; Bozenta, Chalapowski (see Modjeska); Bozzano, Lino; and Breton, Judith.
49 Barney, Esther. , 1906-1908, 1946-1969
410 Bates, Dan and May. , 1952-1953
411 Brenan, Gerald. , 1969
412 C?, Connie; Cesana, Luigi; Cook Travel Agency; and Crocker, Carlotta S.
413 Caughlin, Jerry. , 1945-1966
414 Clark, Sonya T. , 1951-1969
415 Connell, Richard. , 1930
416 Cope, Harry. , 1906-1908
417 Courtney, William B. , 1954-1955
418 Craven, Arthur, includes Maintenant, 1:1 and 2:2. , 1917, 1912-1913
419 De Sola, Francisco and Lenore; D'Herbois, Eleanor; Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute; Duncan, Bessie; and Durant, Kenneth.
420 Dixon, Maynard; includes poems, portrait and inscribed copy of Maynard Dixon: Painter of the West. , 1916-1920, 1945
421 Edwards, Dorothea.
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51 Fairchild, Anna; Farragut School; and Frey, Eugen.
52 Feibleman, Peter S. , 1958-1959
53 Gries, Lola. , 1931-1955
54 Gianolio, Piero; Gill, Becky and Helen Davis; Goeldner, Dolores; Gonet, Marjorie; Gonzalez, Gilberto; amd Gruner, Anne.
55 Gay, Gregory. , 1952-1956
56 Gregory, Jack. , 1905-1909
57 Gregory, Susan Myra, includes her poetry. , 1906-1936
58 Handgrave, Lisa; Harris, Harwell Hamilton; Hayden, Terese; Hayes, Marijane; High Class Amusement Enterprises (New York); Hill, Merle Miller Sherwood; Hillman, Richard Paul; Holmes Line Company; Howard, Mildred; and Hutton, Corrine.
59 Heunil ?
510 Hodgkins, Helen. , 1968
511 Hofmann, Annie and family. , 1935-1970
512 Hood, Dorothy. , 1944-1969
513 Jones, Robert Edmond. , 1937
514 Kaufman, Agnes; Keen, Victor; King, Dorothy; Klausner, Bertha; Koiransky, H.; Krennwallner, Anna; and Krois, Adolf.
515 Koiransky, Alesander. , 1951-1952
516 La Pena, (?); Laszlo, Christa; Le Gallienne, Eva; Leginska, Ethel; Lloyd, Margaret; Loeb, Joseph P.; London, Jack; and Charmian Loubeque, Henry.
517 Laning, Clair. , 1949-1954
518 Loza, Ignacio (Nacho). , 1920-1970
519 Machiz, Herbert; McClintic, Guthrie; McCoy, Helen Cooke; McLeish, Alexander; Meissner, Erma; Mexico [Officials and Agencies]; Meyer, Gert; Miller, Esther; Miller, Nellie; and Morris, Kate.
520 McGeehan, William O. , 1909-1910, 1933
521 McReynolds, Isabel. , 1905-1907
522 Modjeska, Helena and Bozeta Chalapowski. , 1908-1909
523 Murchie, Kathe and Guy. , 1958-1959
524 New York American; New York Herald Tribune; New York Public Library; Newberry, Bertha; and Norton (?), Louise.
525 O'Conner, Richard; O'Connor, Grover; Olds, Elizabeth and Larry; and Osborn, Anita.
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61 Parker, Florence Ann; Pegler, Westbrook; Petgen, Dorothea; and Pantages Theatre (San Francisco)
62 Parker, Robert Allerton and Jessie. , 1921-1969
63 Pelletier, Camille and Gaby. , 1953-1969
64 Peroche, Elisa. , 1915-1916
65 Ramos, Gerardo; Robbins, Helen; Rodin, Phyllis; Reed, John; and Rust (?), Ted
66 Reinhardt, Martha. , 1950-1954
67 Rogoway, Marjorie and Alfred. , 1955-1956
68 Salisbury, Mrs.; San Francisco. Board of Education; San Francisco Bulletin; San Francisco Call; San Francisco Chronicle; Sanborn, Julia; Saus, H.F.; Schoenberner, Franz; Schotorino, T (?); Sherner, Jennifer; Skinner, Constance; Stanford, Alfred; and Steiner, Otto.
69 Sutherland, Luther. , 1915-1919, 1950
610 Theatre Guild, Inc. (New York), and Tucson Daily Citizen.
611 Treadwell, Alfred B. , 1884-1912
612 Treadwell, Nettie. , 1905-1907
613 U-V; U.S.S.R. Society of Cultural Relations; Vogt (?), Ursula; Vas-Waner, Maria; and Von Neumayer, Charles.
614 Villa, Francisco. , 1921
615 Wells, Evelyn; Westerwelt-Folina, Mary Beth; Wheeler, Howard; Whittaker, J.H.E.; Wilder, Mrs.; Williams, Irene and Irma; Wilson, Leon; and Zuber, Mrs. Carl H.
Series IV: Scrapbooks, 1901-1949
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71 Scrapbook 1 covers Treadwell's college years at University of California at Berkeley. Memorabilia includes dance cards, invita-tions, pro-grams, letters, photo-graphs, news clippings, grades, and songs, poems, speeches and plays written by the author. , 1901-1906
72 Scrapbook 2 is entitled "Vagabondage," and spans her adventures as a teacher at Yankee Jim's, as a govern-ess in Modoc County, California, and also her early days of theater and writing in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Includes photo-graphs, letters, theater playbills, play scripts, and newspaper articles by Treadwell, including her first story published in the San Fran-cisco Bulletin in 1908. One article covers her theater debut, under the name of Willia Williams, at the Fischer Theater, San Francisco, in 1907. , 1906-1909
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81 Scrapbook 3 includes, "Sophie Treadwell, Her Book," it contains photographs, poems, letters, and news arti-cles. It includes her early years with W.O. McGeehan, their wedding announcement in 1910, and typed and handwritten poems apparently written by Treadwell and McGeehan. A play program from The Toad, 1912, in which Treadwell performed in Carmel; various newspaper articles that she wrote for the Bulletin in 1914, and two letters from Jack London and his wife are also present. , 1909-1914
82 Scrapbook 4 contains her first serial for the Bulletin, "An Outcast at the Christian Door." It con-sists of seventeen installments; the last one, the 18th, appears to be missing. There are also editorials and responses in reaction to the publication of this serial. , 1914
83 Scrapbook 8 has approximately twenty articles from the New York American about the Mohr murder trial of 1916 that Treadwell covered for the paper. Also contains three other unrelated articles she wrote for this paper. , 1916
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9 Scrapbook 5 is entirely devoted to another serial, "How I got my husband and how I lost him: the story of Jean Traig," published in the Bulletin . It consists of fifty-two install-ments, original photographs that were used in the articles, and press accounts of Jean Traig starring in a play that Treadwell subsequently wrote. , 1914-1915
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10 Scrapbook 6 covers the year 1915 when Treadwell was sent to France in April as a war correspondent for the Bulletin, and also for Harper's Weekly. The items include passports, French documents, letters of introduction, postcards, maps, letters, souvenirs and photographs. There are carbon copies of the six articles she sent to the Bulletin in letter format, and a letter from her critical editor unhappy with her writing so far. There is a telegram from Sarah Bernhardt and a typed interview with her, entitled "Madame Walks Again". , 1915
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11 Scrapbook 7 documents when Treadwell went to Mexico as a correspondent from the New York Tribune in 1920 to cover the murder of the Mexican president, Don Venustiano Carranza. There are letters, newspaper articles (some in Spanish) and photographs including some of Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Includes her exclusive interview with Villa at his ranch, Canutillo, in Durango, Mexico. In 1924, Treadwell wrote a nine-part series on Mexico titled "The Mirage of Mexico" for the Tribune, and this series is included here. Articles concerning her novel about Mexico, Lusita, published in 1931, are also here. , 1920-1932
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12 Scrapbook 9 encompasses her stage productions, including announcements, programs and reviews from a variety of eastern newspapers for Claws (1918, which she acted in), Gringo (1922, her first Broadway production that she wrote), Lonely Lee (1923, with Helen Hayes), O Nightingale (1925), Ladies Leave (1929), The Island (1929), Better to Marry, Bound and Wild Honey (all in 1927), Lone Valley (1932), and Plumes in the Dust (1936). Also present are clippings from 1924 when Treadwell sued John Barrymore over a play about Edgar Allen Poe that she believed was based on a version that she had written and given to Barrymore a few years earlier. , 1918-1936
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13 Scrapbook 10 concerns the production of Machinal, based on the Ruth Snyder and Judd Grey murder case in 1928. It was staged by Arthur Hopkins with settings by Robert Edmund Jones, and began at the Plymouth theater starring Zita Johann, and an unknown actor named Clark Gable. There are reviews of it in London in 1931 under the title The Life Machine. It was also produced as Mrs. Jones in Moscow in 1934, and there are Russian news clippings. , 1928-1934
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14 Scrapbook 11 consists of articles and reviews about her Broadway production of Hope for a Harvest. The play was staged at a number of Eastern cities and the reviews are from a variety of newspapers. , 1941
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15 Scrapbook 12 contains clippings and photographs of William O. McGeehan. There are approximately twenty editorials from his tenure with the Evening Post in San Francis-co in 1910. As sports editor at the New York Herald Tribune in 1924, some of his "Down the Line" columns are present. McGeehan also covered the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, for the Tribune in 1927, and there are a few of these articles. From 1930-1933 he wrote columns of his travels throughout Africa and Europe, and of his attendance at the 1932 Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York. McGeehan died in 1933 in Georgia, and there are articles and tributes to him from newspapers in America and England. About one-quarter of this scrapbook consists of photographs of McGeehan and friends during World War I in uniform, and while hunting, fishing, and camping. Some images include the boxer Gene Tunney. , 1910-1949
Series V: Plays, ca. 1905-1955
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161 To Him Who Waits, carbon, some revisions. , 1917-1918
162 La Cachucha. , 1918
163 Eye of the Beholder, original. , 1919
164 Tom, Dick and Harriet. , 1905
165 Le Grand Prix, original. , ca. 1906-1907
166 Wintering it at Yankee Jim's, original. , 1907-1908
167 The Settlement, original. , 1911
168 Constance Darrow. , 1911
169 Claws, original. , 1918
1610 Madam Bluff, original. , 1918
1611 The Answer. , 1918
1612 The Limelight. , 1919
1613 Poe, (3 acts, 6 scenes), original. , 1920
1614 Rights (second version), original. , 1921
1615 By Mrs. Beaton. , 1921
1616 Love and Principle, original. , 1941
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171 Gringo, original. , 1922
172 O Nightingale, original. , 1923
173 Many Mansions. , 1925
174 You Can't have Everything (first version), original. , 1925
175 Lone Valley (10th version), original. , 1926
176 Machinal, (1st version? 8 episodes) original. , 1928
177 Machinal, (N.Y. / London / Moscow version: 9 episodes). , 1928
178 Machinal, (3 acts, 9 scenes: Little Theatre version). , 1928
179 Machinal, (acting version: 9 episodes). , 1928
1710 Ladies Leave, original. , 1929
1711 The Island, original (Rialto copy). , 1930
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181 A Million Dollar Gate, (final version). , 1930
182 Andrew Wells' Lady, (Rialto copy). , 1931
183 The Promised Land, (Rialto copy) original. , 1933
184 Three, (version 1a) original. , 1936
185 Three, (2nd version) original. , 1936
186 Hope for a Harvest, (A.H. version) original. , 1938
187 Hope for a Harvest, (French's Library Edition). , 1942
188 Highway, (2 acts) original. , 1942
189 The Last Border, (3rd version: mimeograph). , 1944
1810 Don't Leave Me, (2 acts). , 1940s
1811 Woman with Lilies, (2 acts). , 1948
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191 The Gorgeous Innocent, (television play) carbon. , 1950s
192 Judgement in the Morning, (2 acts 4 scenes) carbon. , 1952
193 Judgement in the Morning, (3 acts: MCA version). , 1952
194 A String of Pearls, (MCA version). , 1953
195 The Siren, carbon. , 1953
196 Love for a Criminal, (2 acts 4 scenes) original. , 1954
197 In Loving Lost, original. , 1955
Series VI: Novels, 1939-1960s
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198-10 Hope for the Harvest. , 1939-1940
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201 The Story, (1st version). , 1960s
202 The Story, (2nd version). , 1960s
203 The Great Name Story, (3rd version). , 1960s
Series VII: Supplemental Works, 1902-1967
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204 College papers and stories. , 1902-1906
205 "A break in the levee." , 1906
206 "Amateur night." , 1907
207 "The story of muh life." , 1908
208 "Madame Walks Again," (Sarah Bernhardt interview). , 1915
209 "The Holy City."
2010 Newspaper articles. , ca. 1909-1926
2011 Fragments.
2012 Printed materials from Plays. , 1918-1967
2013 Reviews of Treadwell works. , 1904-1967
2014 Index cards to play "Lucky Stars."
Series VIII: Photographic materials, ca. 1860s-1960s
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211 Infant, young girl. , 1886-1905
212 Young woman. , 1905-1917
213 Actress in college and Carmel plays. , 1904, 1912
214 At Stockton, Old Trees Ranch. , 1910s
215 At Yankee Jim's, California. , 1911-1917
216 Auto trip across United States with Esther. , 1917
217 Mexico. , ca. 1920
218 Paris, New York. , ca. 1917-1929
219 With Louise Arensberg, Henri-Pierre Roché, Robert A. Parker. , 1918
2110 Portraits, by Bachrach, 1925. , 1925
2111 Esther's Ranch, Los Gatos, California, "Mom's little house." , ca. 1929
2112 New York, Mexico, and other places. , 1930s-1960s
2113 Europe. , 1930s-1960s
2114 Residences and pet.
2115 William O. McGeehan. , 1910s-1933
2116 Fishing, hunting, etc., includes Gene Tunney. , 1920s-1930s
2117 Burial site (William O. McGeehan). , 1933
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221 Anna Fairchild (grandmother).
222 William and Anna Fairchild, (2 daguerreotypes). , 1860s
223 Nettie Fairchild (mother; includes 1 tintype). , 1870s
224 Alfred B. Treadwell (father).
225 Fairchilds: Hershel (uncle), Josephine Swain (aunt).
226 William Treadwell (son). , 1960s
227 Harry Cope, Jack London.
228 Ignacio and Nidia Loza.
229 Helene Modjeska and Bozeta Chalapowski. , 1897, 1908
2210 Robert A. Parker (?); Gaby Pelletier; Luther Sutherland.
2211 Unidentified males.
2212 Miscellaneous.
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231 Profile, seated with chair, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
232 Profile, face close-up, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
233 Profile, black blouse, outdoors, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
234 Full face, turned over right shoulder, scarf, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
235 Profile, lace shawl, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
236 Profile, front partial figure, scarf, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
237 Profile, flowered blouse, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
238 Double profile, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
239 Profile, scarf on left shoulder, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
2310 Full face, partial figure, scarf, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
2311 Full face, geometric blouse, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
2312 Full figure, outdoors, Portrait of Sophie Treadwell by Sherril Schell.
Series IX: Supplemental materials, ca. 1915-1950s
Posters
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2313 Poster: "An Unwritten Chapter," Pantages Theater, San Francisco, [oversize: located in flat files]. , 1915
2314-16 Posters (3): " Machinal," Russian productions, [oversize: located in flat files]. , 1933
Art Objects
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2317 Drawing: of Treadwell (?) signed Maria Langtree.
2318 Gouache: woman, city building, signed "R-P" (Robert P. Allerton ?).
2319 Gouache: Cacti (attributed to A.L. Searles).
2320 Watercolor: "Cafe Brocart," Unidentified Artist.
2321 Drawing: Arthur Hopkins, by Marcus? , 1933
2322 Painting: tin retablo: Virgin of Guadalupe.
2323 Gouache, pen and ink: "And a Little Child Shall Lead Them," San Francisco Bulletin staff to Sophie Treadwell, [located in flat files]. , 1915
2324-25 Paintings: "The Light Thou Givest Me"; "Dawn,", attributed to Maynard Dixon. , November 11 and 13, 1916
2326-32 Paintings: unattributed "B.E." series found in Rimrock and Sage covers.
Motion Picture Film
Two seven-inch reels, silent, black and white, ca. early 1930s. Selective synopsis.
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241 Street scenes and traveling footage of car going down highway in New York City and Washington D.C.; different journeys by car, one through oil country in South-west?; ends with snow skiers going up and down slopes.
241A Street scenes and traveling footage of car going down highway in New York City and Washington D.C.; different journeys by car, one through oil country in South-west?; ends with snow skiers going up and down slopes, DVD Access Copy.
242 Sophie Treadwell walking by; poolside with Treadwell in chair; William McGeehan with car; touring by car in Germany, youth group walks by with flag, country villages, ferry boat arrival, scenes on board, docking; Treadwell with dogs.
242B Sophie Treadwell walking by; poolside with Treadwell in chair; William McGeehan with car; touring by car in Germany, youth group walks by with flag, country villages, ferry boat arrival, scenes on board, docking; Treadwell with dogs, DVD Access Copy.
Artifacts
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251 Luggage.
252 Still camera: Zeiss Ikon and case.
253 Motion camera: Siemens and case.
254 Pistol holster, stamped U.S. Army.
Series X: William O'Connell McGeehan Papers, 1900-1933
Correspondence and Personal Materials
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261 Correspondence and condolences. , 1925-1933
262 Passport and service medals. , 1899-1933
Works
See also additional McGeehan materials: Correspondence, Box 5; Scrapbook, Box 15; Photographs, Box 21.
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263 The Appointment.
264 Consuelo's Army.
265 The Enchanted Carrot. , ca. 1925
266 Hunger.
267 The Man Who Wanted the South; The Pain of the World. , 1900
268 A Matter of Theology. , ca. 1925
269 The Squeeze Play.
2610 A Two Dollar Bill.
2611 The Winner's End.
2612 Titles unkown.
2613 Articles: from his sports columns, "Down the Line."