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Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe papers, 1885-1966

Overview of the Collection

Dix, Beulah Marie, 1876-1970
Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe papers
1885-1966 (inclusive)
13.0 linear feet, (10 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 502
Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe (1876-1970) was a playwright, novelist, children's author and screenwriter during the silent movie era who wrote under the name Beulah Marie Dix. The collection includes manuscripts of novels, plays, scripts, stories and poetry, correspondence, contracts, scrapbooks, financial records, photographs, diaries and published work.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe (1876-1970) was born in Kingston, Massachusetts and educated at Radcliffe. She was the first woman to win the George B. Sohier Prize at Harvard. At Radcliffe she wrote plays for the Radcliffe Idler Club. After graduation she joined the Boston Author's Club, where she met Mrs. Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland and collaborated with her in playwriting. She was married in 1910 to Georg Heinrich Flebbe, a book importer. He moved to Los Angeles during World War I, where Mrs. Flebbe worked for Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, writing original screen plays and adaptations. Some of her own stories were made into motion pictures including Their Own Desire and the Life of Jimmy Dolan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of Manuscripts, Correspondence, Published Work, Contracts and Agreements, Miscellaneous and Memorabilia, Legal and Financial Records, Photographs and Postcards, Diaries, Pamphlets and Publications, Miscellaneous, 1975 Addenda, January 1979 Addenda, February 1979 Addenda

The Manuscripts series includes novels, plays, poetry and stories organized alphabetically by title.

Correspondence is separated between personal and professional letters and both categories are organized into incoming and outgoing correspondence and then further organized alphabetically by last name. Major correspondents are: Walter H. Baker Co., Henry Holt and Co., Macmillan Co., Paramount Pictures, Ann Watkins, American Play Co., R. Golding Bright, Samuel French, Inc., Gladys G. Holmes, Carrie A. Harper.

Published work includes books, plays, stories and articles organized alphabetically by title.

The Contracts and Agreements contains personal and professional agreements. The Miscellaneous Memorabilia section includes six scrapbooks which contain playbills from 1889-1916, with critical comments by Flebbe, reviews, and one folder of loose playbills that includes Toy Theater playbills featuring performances by Flebbe in 1912.

Legal and Financial Records consists of wills, royalty information and Dix family genealogy records.

Photographs and Postcards include Dix family photographs, autographed photos, theatre performance photos and personal photographs.

The Diaries series consists of twenty volumes by Flebbe, organized by date, that are very detailed from 1885-1890, less so from 1905-1956.

The Pamphlets and Publications series includes publications written by Flebbe and others organized by title.

The Miscellaneous series contains Flebbe school records, clippings and manuscripts by others.

The 1975 Addenda consists of manuscripts by Flebbe. The January 1979 Addenda contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and published books. The February 1979 includes correspondence that completes the January 1979 addenda.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe papers, Ax 502, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top