Howard Franklin Grant papers, approximately 1927-1944  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Grant, Howard Franklin
Howard Franklin Grant papers
approximately 1927-1944 (inclusive)
0.59 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4261 (Accession No. 4261-001)
Papers, theater programs, and photographs about Seattle, Washington theaters collected by Howard Franklin Grant
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Howard Franklin Grant wrote The story of Seattle's early theatres (1934) and The pioneer theater in Washington (1936) while working in the University of Washington Drama department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include writings, manuscripts, publications, programs, correspondence, and photographs covering the years 1927 through 1944. Also included are original woodcuts created by Howard Franklin Grant for his manuscript. Publications include University of Washington Chapbooks.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Materials are arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Grant via Donal Harrington, 1987 January 01.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 "The story of Seattle's early theaters" manuscript approximately 1934
1 "The theatre comes back to the people" 1937 March
1 "Drama among the Siwash salmon" undated
1 UW Chapbook no. 3 Four-and-twenty block prints for four-and-twenty rhymes 1930
1 UW Chapbook no. 4 Oedipus of Polyanna by Barrett H. Clark 1927
1 UW Chapbook no. 5 Sinclair Lewis: our own Diogenes by Vernon Louis Parrington 1927
1 UW Chapbook no. 12 Christopher Morley: multi ex uno by Babette Hughes 1928
1 UW Chapbook no. 13 Remy de Gourmont: a modern man of letters by Richard Aldington 1928
1 UW Chapbook no. 22 A precursor of Perry or the story of Takano Nagahide by Herbert H. Gowen 1928
1 UW Chapbook no. 40 Some ultra-modern French poets: a book of translations by Babette Hughes 1930
1 Photographs, letters, notes, and clippings approximately 1936-1944
2 Program, first Penthouse Theatre, Meany Hotel penthouse 1932-1933
2 Program, second Penthouse Theatre, Meany Hotel ballroom 1933-1935
2 Program, third Penthouse Theatre, University Way 1935-1938
2 Program, fourth Penthouse Theatre, campus 1939-1941
2 Program, Showboat Theatre 1938-1939
2 Program, Studio Theatre 1934-1938
2 Photographs, people (including Howard Grant, Glenn and Babette Hughes) approximately 1932-1940
2 Photographs, productions from second Penthouse Theatre, Dulcy 1935
2 Photographs, productions of third Penthouse Theatre 1935-1938
2 Photographs, productions of Showboat Theatre 1938-1939
2 Photographs, productions of Studio Theatre 1934-1938
2 Photographs, productions of Studio Theatre, workshop productions 1937
2 Photographs, third Penthouse Theatre undated
2 Photographs, Showboat Theatre (including construction) 1938
2 Photographs, Showboat Theatre, opening night September 22 1938
2 Photographs, Studio Theatre undated

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Grant, Howard Franklin--Archives
  • Hughes, Glenn Arthur