William Webb Pusey PapersWLU.Coll.0182

William Webb Pusey PapersWLU.Coll.0182


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives

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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
William Webb Pusey PapersInclusive 1925-1992Bulk 1925-1962
41 Item
Pusey, William W., III (William Webb)
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Webb Pusey Papers, WLU Coll. 0182, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Typescript was a gift from William W. Pusey III in 1992.

Biographical / Historical

William Pusey was Professor of German at Washington and Lee University from 1939-1981. He served as Dean of the College (1960-1971) and as Acting President (1967-68)

Scope and Contents

This collection includes miscellaneous articles on a variety of literary topics. It also includes approximately 25 items from Pusey's wartime duty in Germany in 1945, including eight photographs of Admiral Dönitz's surrender. Additionally, there is a typescript by Pusey entitled Theater in Staunton, Va, 1875-1912.Also contains a signed typescript of his book History of the theater in Staunton, Virginia, known as Grange Hall, the Opera House (1879) and the Beverly Theatre (1905-), from 1875-1912. Chronicles performances (ca. 700) of drama, musical comedy, minstrel shows, vaudeville, and melodrama. Includes names of major actors and playwrights of the shows, such as Warren L. Olivier, Lillie Langtry, Fanny Janauschek, Emma Abbott, Thomas W. Keene, Sol S. Russell, Frank Chanfrau, Otis Skinner, Helena Modjeska, Julia Marlowe, and De Wolf Hopper, and the critical reaction to the performances by Staunton newspapers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Beverly Theater (Staunton, Va.)
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Dönitz, Karl
  • Personal Narratives
  • Photographs
  • Theater
  • Virginia -- Staunton
  • World War (1914-1918)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Dönitz, Karl
  • Pusey, William W., III (William Webb)