Glenn Hughes papers, 1929-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hughes, Glenn, 1894-1964
Glenn Hughes papers
1929-1992 (inclusive)
1950-1962 (bulk)
6.95 cubic feet (8 boxes and 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
Papers of Glenn Hughes
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Playwright and director of the drama program at the University of Washington for more than 30 years. Glenn Hughes was born in 1894 and died in 1964.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection of materials from the professional and personal life of Glenn Hughes including materials from his first wife Babette Hughes, Christmas cards, postcard and menus from various travels around the world.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Accession No. 4124-001: Glenn Hughes papers, 1929-1964 (bulk 1950-1958)Return to Top

approximately 6.5 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content: Writings, correspondence, lectures, clippings, and related papers including materials by Babette Hughes, Christmas cards, postcards, meus.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Mary Anne Mauermann, June 21, 1990

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4124-001
Plays by Babette Hughes
Scope and Content:
  • Columbine in the country
  • Safety-pins first
  • The first white woman
  • Daisy won't tell
  • If the shoe pinches
  • Early victorian
  • Bound for Mexico
  • Surprise party
  • Because it's June
  • Spring scene
  • The lady who came to lunch
  • The march heir
  • Mrs. Harper's bazaar
1 4124-001
Postcards from various international locations
Scope and Content: Collection of European Art postcards (blank) acquired by Glenn and Babette (his wife) during their trips and residency during the 20's and 30's.
circa 1920-1939
1 4124-001
Babette Hughes published plays, manuscript "Last night when we were young", stories
Scope and Content: First draft and final manuscript of "Last night when we were young".
1 4124-001
Penthouse Production in the High School. pamphlet by G.H., December, 1949
1 4124-001
Soviet Press pamphlet, translations publication. April. 1948, includes theatre articles
1 4124-001
Copy of Forum, text by G.H. Woodcuts by Richard Bennett prominent Northwest artist, who also did illustrations for Zona Gale, American novelist
1 4124-001
Players Magazine. May, 1951, picture of G.H. on cover and accompanying article inside.
1 4124-001
Souvenir Program, Brussels’ World Exposition, 1958, with article by G.H., P.4.
1 4124-001
Handmade, fabric-bound original score Songs which consists of poems by G.H. and music by Daisy Wood Hildreth, friend of G.H. and Seattle composer. Probably only bound copy. Performed at Penthouse Theatre.
1 4124-001
Leather-bound book of handwritten poem by G.H. The poems are in the style of famous poets.
1 4124-001
Two copies of piano-vocal score of "The Magic Apple, a musical-comedy" with lyrics by G.H. plus three photos of the U.of W. production of the above
2 4124-001
Scrapbooks of Christmas cards, loose cards, postcards, brochures plus a souvenir program from Conquistadores del Cielo, 1955
circa 1925-1960
3-7 4124-001
[For detailed contents, consult original paper inventory linked above]
8 4124-001
Menus from various local and international restaurants
Scope and Content: Menus acquired by G.H. One menu is important — handwritten notation on it of the dinner guests of Glenn Hughes which included D.H. Lawrence, Richard Aldington, Mrs. Patmore and other literary figures. Many menus are in French.

Accession No. 4124-002: Glenn Hughes papers, 1929-1992Return to Top

0.42 cubic feet (1 box)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, poems, clippings, 1929-1992.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Mary Anne Mauermann, April 20, 1993

Accession No. 4124-003: Glenn Hughes papers, 1952, 1959, 1962Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Christmas card, signed program, and poem.

"Christmas Query, Christmas Answer" written by Glenn Hughes for the friends of Cleta, Vivi, Chip, and himself, 1959 (Chistmas poem and card addressed to Mr. and Mrs. James J. Brennen).

Scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," June 20, 1952 (theater program, directed by Hughes, performed at the Brennen's, signed by most of the cast).

Topical Sonnet, 23 April 1962 (By Hughes, written for Shakespeare's birthday, mimeographed. Signed with a note from Hughes to Nane and Jim [Brennen] dated 5-4-62).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donors: Ulla and Craig Freeman, January 25, 2011

Separated Material: Signed copies of "New Plays for Mummers," "Three Blind Mice, Libretto," and "The Dream and the Deed" as well as a copy of "An Exhibition, The Glenn Hughes Drama and Imagist Poetry Collection" were separated from the papers for cataloging.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arena theater
  • Drama teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Heath, Dody, 1928-
  • Hughes, Glenn, 1894-1964--Archives
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Magic apple : a comedy with music in five scenes
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hildreth, Daisy Wood (composer)
    • Hughes, Babette, 1906- (creator)
    • Rucker, Helen (illustrator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)