Papers, 1942-1969

Stein, Joseph

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 13.0 c.f. (31 archives boxes, 1 flat box); plus
    • additions of 1.0 c.f
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of Joseph Stein (1912- ), a playwright, screenwriter, and Tony-winning librettist, consisting of scripts, revisions, outlines, correspondence, routines, lyrics, programs, photographs, reviews, and financial records for works in various genre for which Stein was writer or collaborator. Among the plays represented are Enter Laughing, (1963), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Juno (1959), Lend an Ear (1948), Mr. Wonderful (1956), No Time for Sergeants (1955), Plain and Fancy (1955), Take Me Along (1959), and Zorba (1968). Stein also adapted Enter Laughing (Col., 1967) and Fiddler on the Roof (UA, 1971) for the screen, and scripts are included for both these titles.
  • During the 1940's and 1950's he wrote extensively for radio and television. Well represented are contributions to The Henry Morgan Show (ABC), NBC Comedy Hour, Your Show of Shows (NBC), and numerous other series, specials, and routines for performers such as Tallulah Bankhead, Hildegarde, and others.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1942-1969, and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.


  • Presented by Joseph Stein, New Rochelle, New York, 1962-1969.
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