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  • Eva Le Gallienne papers,


  • Correspondence, diaries, family papers, speeches and writings, translations, production scripts, programs and playbills, press clippings, appointment books, biographical material, awards, and other papers documenting Le Gallienne's theatrical career. Includes material relating to plays in which she appeared or directed or produced; the Civic Repertory Theatre, an acting company she founded in New York, N.Y., in 1926 to produce classic plays at popular prices; her work in other repertory companies on stage and in films and television; her admiration for actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonara Duse; her English translations of plays by Anton Chekov and Henrik Ibsen and stories by Hans Christian Andersen and Carl Ewald; and the Tony Award she received in 1964. Other persons represented include Constance Collier, Marion Gunnar Evenson, Josephine Hutchinson, Nazimova, Margaret Webster, and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist.
  • Also includes papers of her parents, Danish journalist Julie Nørregaard Le Gallienne and British poet and novelist Richard Le Gallienne. Includes letters from her half-sister, Hesper Le Gallienne Hutchinson, describing conditions in England while living there during World War II.


  • Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991
  • Le Gallienne, Julie Nørregaard, 1863-1942
  • Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947


  • -  Andersen, H. C.--(Hans Christian),--1805-1875
  • -  Bernhardt, Sarah,--1844-1923
  • -  Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich,--1860-1904
  • -  Collier, Constance,--1878-1955
  • -  Duse, Eleonora,--1858-1924
  • -  Evenson, Marion Gunnar
  • -  Ewald, Carl,--1856-1908
  • -  Hutchinson, Hesper Le Gallienne,--1893-1970--Correspondence
  • -  Hutchinson, Josephine,--1903-1998
  • -  Ibsen, Henrik,--1828-1906
  • -  Nazimova,--1879-1945
  • -  Webster, Margaret,--1905-1972
  • -  Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok,--1876-1970
  • -  Civic Repertory Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Drama
  • -  Motion pictures
  • -  Repertory theater
  • -  Theater--New York State--New York
  • -  Tony Awards
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--England


  • -  Arranged in eight series. Series 1: Diaries, 1917-1983; Series 2: Family Papers, 1892-1991; Series 3: Correspondence, 1908-1990; Series 4: Professional File, 1911-1989; Series 5: Speeches and Writings, 1926-1982; Series 6: Miscellany, 1875-1993; Series 7: Addition, 1823-1997; and Series 8: Oversize, 1926-1986.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Eva Le Gallienne Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Eloise Armen, literary executor, 1997-2011.
  • -  Gift, Rebecca Armen Lyman, 2014.
  • -  Sheet music transferred to Library of Congress Music Division.
  • -  Some photographs and sketches transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Sound recordings and moving image material transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Actress, theatrical director and producer, author, and translator. Born in England; emigrated to the United States in 1915.
  • -  Collection material in English and Danish.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 16,000 items.
  • 88 containers plus 7 oversize.
  • 37 linear feet.


  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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  • mm97084002

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Chicago citation style:

Le Gallienne, Eva, Julie Nørregaard Le Gallienne, and Richard Le Gallienne. Eva Le Gallienne papers.

APA citation style:

Le Gallienne, E., Le Gallienne, J. N. & Le Gallienne, R. Eva Le Gallienne papers.

MLA citation style:

Le Gallienne, Eva, Julie Nørregaard Le Gallienne, and Richard Le Gallienne. Eva Le Gallienne papers.