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Edward Charles Mabie papers

Identifier: RG99.0188

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Edward C. Mabie include newspaper clippings, nine boxes of correspondence (arranged alphabetically), magazines, notebooks, speeches, memorabilia, and radio programs. Much of the history of the growth of the University Theatre, both physically and in curriculum is contained in these materials. Mabie's notes show the development of the Department of Speech, and Iowa school system changes as well. Also presented are Works Progress Administration (WPA) dealings, high school debates, Dartmouth College notes, positions at Illinois and Kentucky, and his hobbies of gardening and raising poultry.

Photographs: Box 9 , 14, 18, 23, 39; Negatives: Box 18, 20.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1956


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Robert Hedges, August 1964


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Professor and Head of Speech and Dramatic Art. Director of University Theatre. Regional director of Federal Theatre Projects of the WPA. First president of the American Educational Theatre Association and a pioneer in the development of regional theatre.

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Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mrs. Edward Charles Mabie.

Related Materials

Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Papers Collection (MsC0314), Dept. of Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries. Folder, "Mabie, Edward Charles," in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003) Records of the Dept. of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts (RG06.0038.001)

Other Descriptive Information

Robert Hedges, August 1964; Denise Anderson August 2008. Guide posted to the Internet 2004; updated January 2008.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242