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Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-013
The collection includes playbills and photos of the University Players (theater group from the University of Chattanooga), 1930's; playbills, newspaper clippings of the Little Theater of Chattanooga, 1920's; and a play typescript of The Whipporwill and other plays by Cornelius as well as related newspaper clippings. Also included are a few personal photos.

Dates

  • 1920-1942

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscripts from the Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills collection are under copyright. Other material from the Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills collection is in the public domain and may used without copyright restriction.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical / Historical

Little information is known about Orrelle Fidlar Cornelius. She was a University of Chattanooga theater production director for the University Players from 1928-1942. She was hired to this position in order to provide additional extracurricular offerings to the UC student body. She wrote at least 3 original plays:The Whippoorwill, The Tie that Binds, and Mother's Old Home. She directed numerous UC theater productions as well as other dramatic performances in the Chattanooga area. Her husband is David William Cornelius who was a University of Chattanooga physics professor from 1920 to 1940.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills were deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.
Title
Orrelle Cornelius manuscripts, correspondence, and playbills
Status
under_revision
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA