Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

WEISSBERGER MSS.

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Inventory

I. CORRESPONDENCE.

Box 1
  • Correspondence, 1939-1949; undated (26 folders). Primarily financial matters of Orson Welles and Mercury Theatre, Inc. Includes two folders (1941, Jan. and 1941) pertaining to the release of Citizen Kane and William Randolph Hearst's threatened lawsuit.

II. CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, LEGAL PAPERS.

Box 2
  • Folder 1: AFRA and CBS. 1938, Jul. 12
  • Folder 2: Housman, John. Assignments to L. Arnold Weissberger, 4 Oct. and 28 Oct. 1938; agreement re: production of Five Kings, (Jan. 27, 1939)
  • Folder 3: Welles and Columbia Artists, agreements and correspondence. 1938-1940
  • Folder 4: Columbia Phonograph Co., Mercury Theatre, Inc. and Orson Welles, May 1939
  • Folder 5: Orson Welles and RKO agreements, 1939 Jul. – 1941
  • Folder 6: RKO and Orson Welles agreement, Jul. 7, 1941 [photocopy of photostat]
  • Folder 7: Welles' insurance policies [a few are for Virginia Welles]
  • Folder 8: Welles' birth certificate (2 copies)
  • Folder 9: Welles' tax problems
Box 3
  • Orson Welles and RKO: photocopy of 1939 contract and photostat of revised 1941 contract
III. PHOTOGRAPHS.
Box 2 (continued)
  • Folder 10: Actors [incl. one of Mark Blitzstein] (15)
  • Folder 11: Actresses (6)
  • Folder 12: Doctor Faustus (2)
  • Folder 13: Horse Eats Hat (2)
  • Folder 14: Julius Caesar (2)
  • Folder 15: Shoemaker's Holiday (2)
  • Folder 16: Too Much Johnson (16)
  • Folder 17: Welles, Orson (5)
  • Folder 18: Miscellaneous (3)
  • Folder 19: Postcard Photographs
Box 5 (Oversize)
  • Orson and Virginia Welles wedding photo

IV. PRINTED.

Box 2 (continued)
  • Folders 20-21: clippings re: Citizen Kane and Macbeth
  • Folder 22: Misc. Printed
Box 6 (Oversize)
  • Printed: clippings, chiefly re: Welles

V. MISCELLANEOUS.

Box 2 (continued)
  • Folder 23: "Alva Johnston's Second Installment," written piece on the young Orson Welles
  • Folder 24: Train tickets; calling cards; reply brief: Helen Twelvetrees v. RKO
  • Folder 25: Personal
  • Folder 26: Clippings re: Weissberger
Box 4 (Oversize)
  • Summary earnings sheets for Citizen Kane, Sept.1941-Jan. 1942

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