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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974

 Person

Biographical Note

Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) was an actor, writer and producer who is considered one of the foremost actors in American theatre. Her most prominent Broadway roles include Elizabeth Barrett Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1931) and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1934).

Born into a prominent family, Cornell was raised in Buffalo, New York. In 1935, she became the first woman to receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal from the University of Buffalo. The medal was awarded by the university to a citizen who has performed some great deed that was identified with the City of Buffalo.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Katharine Cornell calling card case

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MS-0219-0006
Abstract

Calling card case likely owned by Katharine Cornell.

Dates: circa 1920-1950

Katharine Cornell collection

 Collection — Box 1-22, 23A-D, 24-41, 42-44+, 45-64, 65-67+, 68
Identifier: MS-0219-0001
Abstract

The Katharine Cornell collection, 1890-1974 contains materials about Cornell's life and legacy, collected by family and close friends. Includes clippings, articles, photographs, books, scrapbooks, and personal items formerly in Cornell's possession.

Dates: 1890-1974

Deborah Cornell Colwell collection on Katharine Cornell

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0219-0004
Abstract

The Deborah Cornell Colwell collection on Katharine Cornell contains items related to Katharine Cornell’s career and legacy, including newspaper clippings, photos, and a book.

Dates: 1936-1975

Elizabeth Dribben collection on Katharine Cornell

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0219-0002
Abstract

The Elizabeth Dribben collection on Katharine Cornell contains papers and physical ephemera associated with Cornell’s career and life, and Dribben’s production of the documentary “Katharine Cornell: A Lady of the Theater.”

Dates: 1890-1975

G. Thomas Pagnotta collection on Katharine Cornell

 Collection — Box 1-4
Identifier: MS-0219-0003
Abstract

The G. Thomas Pagnotta collection on Katharine Cornell contains items related to Katharine Cornell’s career and legacy, including playbills, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

Dates: 1928-1978

Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres Posters, DVDs and Videos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16-6-1304
Abstract

This collection contains posters, DVDs, and videos from performances at the Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres.

Dates: circa 1980-2000

Katharine Cornell invitation

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219-0005
Abstract

Luncheon invitation of the Auxiliary of the Kessler Institute, signed by Katharine Cornell.

Dates: undated
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Subject
Women in the theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th Century 6
Black-and-white photographs 4
Books 4
Clippings (information artifacts) 4
Theater -- 20th Century 4