Sherin, Edwin (1930- )
Scope:
The Edwin Sherin collection contains manuscripts, correspondences, printed materials, and photographs concerning the various plays and television productions of this director/ producer.

The manuscripts in the collection consist of working scripts of stage plays, screenplays, and teleplays which were produced or directed by Sherin. Notable manuscripts include The Red Devil Battery Sign by Tennessee Williams, which includes personal notes from Williams as well Sherin’s notes; and plays by George Bernard Shaw, Howard Sackler, Eugene O’Neill, Mark Medoff, and John Arden, all of which contain extensive notes. The collection also contains various manuscripts written by Sherin, including student papers, speeches and one short story.  Manuscripts date from the 1940s to 2000.

Correspondences in the collection include personal and professional letters concerning various television programs and plays as well as congratulations and other personal material from family and friends.  Notable correspondents include Andre Gregory, Jules Irving, Paul Mann, Hilary Master, Roland Kibbee, John Hopkins, Claire Bloom, Irene Worth, Howard Sackler, Henry Fonda, Artie Shaw, Tennessee Williams, and Jane Alexander.

The archive's collection of printed materials includes legal documents, professional material, including notes and manuscripts regarding actors and various productions, research materials, various newspaper clippings, play programs, press releases, publicity materials, and reviews regarding Sherin’s productions.

The collection also contains extensive personal memorabilia including numerous photographs of stage productions, costumes, and actor headshots as well as many photographs of Sherin with different people including the cast of Law and Order, President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. In addition, the collection contains juvenilia and various awards won by Sherin including a Peabody Award and several prime time Emmy nominations.
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Notable Figures
1. Sherin, Edwin
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide