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Antoinette Perry Papers

Identifier: M1840

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence from Perry to her grandfather (1899); newspaper and magazine clippings; cartoon; receipt.


  • 18991-1908, 1991


Language of Materials

Material is in English. unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Antoinette Perry was born in Denver, Colorado. Made her theatrical debut in 1905. Married Frank Frueauff in 1909 and left theater. Return in 1922. Made her directorial debut in 1928. Directed 17 Broadway plays. Helped found the American Theatre Wing (ATW). Died in 1946. In 1947 the ATW established the Antoinette Perry Awards, known as the Tony Awards, for distinguished theatrical accomplishments on the New York stage.


1 envelope (13 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jamie Seemiller, 2004.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Antoinette Perry Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States