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Finding Aid for the Charles Rann Kennedy papers, 1887-1947
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Description
Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950) wrote short stories, articles and poems, was an actor, a press agent, and a theatrical business manager. He also taught for several years at the dramatic department of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York. The collection consists of manuscripts, pamphlets, scrapbooks of press clippings and dramatic notices, and copies of published works by Charles Rann Kennedy.
Background
Kennedy was born on February 14, 1871 in Derby, England; worked as an office boy and clerk from ages 13-16; began writing and lecturing; married actress Edith Wynne Matthison in 1898; wrote short stories, articles and poems, while also acting and serving as a press agent and theatrical business manager; made his first appearance on the stage in 1897 as a starving citizen in The seats of the mighty, at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; made his first appearance in New York in 1903 as the doctor and the messenger in Everyman; after 1905, devoted his time mainly to dramatic writing; with his wife, taught for several years at the dramatic department of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York; published plays include The Servant in the House (1908), The Terrible Meek (1911), and The Idol Breaker (1914); retired to Los Angeles; he died on February 16, 1950.
Extent
62 boxes (31 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.