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LeRoy Graf Collection

Identifier: MS-2899

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles from the 1930s-1980s on theatre, actors and actresses, and play reviews. Also included in this collection are Dr. LeRoy Graf's papers, including documents for a 1980 history class.


  • circa 1930s-1990s

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


5.5 Linear Feet


This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles concerning theatre from the 1930s-1980s and Dr. LeRoy Graf's papers, including documents for a 1980 history class.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Leroy Graf (1915-1993) received his master's and PhD from Harvard University. He taught at Harvard, Radcliffe College, Tufts College, and the Ohio State University before coming to the University of Tennessee. Long considered one of the University's most distinguished professors, Dr. Graf was instrumental in the forming of the local Phi Beta Kappa Chapter on the University of Tennessee campus. Also, Dr. Graf was very well known for his editing of the Andrew Johnson Papers, a project he began in 1956. Dr. Graf was head of the History Department at the University of Tennessee from 1965 to 1980.


This collection consists of nine series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Theatre in General, circa 1930s-1990s
  2. Series II: Theatre Seasons, 1930s-1950s
  3. Series III: Actors and Actresses, undated
  4. Series IV: Reviews, circa 1930s-1990s
  5. Series V: Documents, 1937-1993, undated
  6. Series IV: Series VI: Merk Seminar Paper on Anti-Mormon Propaganda, 1937 May
  7. Series VII: R. G. Navagation, undated
  8. Series VIII: History 5240, 1980
  9. Series IX: Phi Beta Kappa Posters, 1987 April 15

Acquisition Note


Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA