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Chloe Pollack Molnar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-03

Scope and Content Note

The Chloe Pollack Molnar Papers are housed in one .5 foot archival box and are arranged chronologically. The majority of these papers are letters, cards, and telegrams from Mary Morris to Chloe Pollack Molnar. The letters pertain to Ms. Morris’ stage career, her travels, advice about life and politics, and her continuing contact with other former CIT Drama students, such as Ed Rose, Lester Rawlins, and Collette Matthews. The collection is significant as evidence of the strong personal and professional ties Ms. Morris maintained with her students from Carnegie Tech.

Dates

  • 1946-1970

Biography or History

Chloe Pollack Molnar (Lois Pollack) graduated from the Drama School of Carnegie Tech in 1952. Ms. Molnar corresponded with Carnegie Tech Professor Of Drama, Mary Morris, until Ms. Morris’s death in 1970. The collection consists primarily of letters from Ms. Morris to Ms. Molnar.

Mary Morris (1895-1970) taught Drama at the Carnegie Technical School of Fine Arts from 1939 to 1960. Before teaching, Ms. Morris had a successful stage career and worked in many touring companies. In 1924, Ms. Morris made history as the first actress to portray Abbie Putnam in Eugene O'Neill's tragedy, "Desire Under the Elms."

Extent

0.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Chloe Pollack Molnar (Lois Pollack) graduated from the Drama School of Carnegie Tech in 1952. After graduating, Ms. Molnar kept in touch with Professor of Drama Mary Morris, who was also the first actress ever to play Abbie Putnam in Eugene O'Neill's tragedy, "Desire Under the Elms." This collection consists mostly of correspondence from Ms. Morris to Ms. Molnar.

Provenance

These materials came in one accession. Gift of Chloe Pollack Molnar, September 3, 1994.

Separations

There is no direct evidence that photos have been removed, but many of the photographs contained in this collection are similar in content and individuals depicted in photographs in the General Photograph Collection under the listing of the Building Bureau.

Processor

November 13, 2001, Records arranged and finding aid written by Jennie Benford, University/Heinz Archivist.
Title
Chloe Pollack Molnar Papers, 1946-1970
Subtitle
1994.03
Status
Completed
Author
Jennie Benford
Date
October 19, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Carnegie Mellon University Archives Repository

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