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Adah Clarke's Max Reinhardt Workshop material

Call Number: MS 10


Collection of memorabilia collected by Adah Clarke (later Adah C. Hagan?) while a student in the Max Reinhardt Workshop at Los Angeles, California, circa 1939. Largely mimeographed and otherwise copied, the collection also includes some manuscripts, sketches, photos, etc. Includes class notes, annotated scripts, prop lists, and other related materials. Many individual items incomplete. Almost all items include typed explanations by Adah Clarke.


  • Creation: approximately 1939 [compiled in 1950s?]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Max Reinhardt Workshop

Noted Austrian theatre and film director Max Reinhardt came to the United States in the late 1930s after Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany. He went to Los Angeles, California and established a workshop for aspiring actors, providing classical theatrical training. The Hollywood-based workshop closed in 1942 for financial reasons, and Max Reinhardt died in New York from a stroke in 1943.


1 linear foot (71 items in 2 document cases) : Ornament: Caricature by Rudy Zingler; sketch of costume; sketches of workshop floor plan and of stage plan; light plot; photos.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS 10

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by University of Kansas Libraries by 1963; probably before 1960.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilmed for the Max Reinhardt Archive at Binghamton, NY (SUNY), 1968.

Guide to the Max Reinhardt Workshop Collection
Adah Clarke's Max Reinhardt Workshop materials
Finding aid prepared by alh, July 6, 1971; revised by mrk, 2009. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Adah Clarke's Max Reinhardt Workshop material, MS 10, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States