Sargent (Frances Herriott) papers, 1928-1942


This collection of about 285 items traces the evolution and production of the play "Porgy" and its operatic expression, "Porgy and Bess". The collection is composed of the professional and personal papers of the assistant stage manager, Frances Herriott (later Frances Herriott Sargent), and provides insight into the major elements of production as well as the personal relationships of cast members and stage professionals.

Format(s): Manuscripts, Letters, Scrapbooks
Library: John Hay
NOTE: This collection is housed off-site. Prior notice is needed for retrieval

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH

Other Online Access:
RIAMCO: Guide to the Frances Herriott Sargent papers

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