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James W. Moll:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Moll, James W.
Title: James W. Moll Papers
Dates: 1949-1978
Extent: 4 document boxes (1.68 linear feet)
Abstract: The James W. Moll Papers contain typed and photocopied scenes from plays, a complete script for Show Boat, printed music for Henry IV, Part II, and teaching files including handouts of exercises and information for drama students.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00060
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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Acquisition: Gift, 1980 (G697)
Processed by: Joan Sibley, 2001; Helen Adair, 2007; Daniela Lozano, 2017
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


James W. Moll began teaching in the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance in 1941 and was made a professor emeritus in 1979. In his thirty-seven years at the University he directed more than one hundred productions of plays, musical comedies and operas from a broad range of American and European dramatic literature. He held degrees from the University of Michigan.

The James W. Moll Papers, 1949-1978, contain typed and photocopied scenes from plays, as well as a complete script for Show Boat and printed music for Henry IV, Part II. The remaining teaching files include handouts of exercises and information for drama students, as well as illustrative prints and other classroom materials.

Eight reel-to-reel audio tapes were transferred to the Ransom Center Sound Recordings Collection in 2006.