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May Arno Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Arno, May.
Title: May Arno Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1965
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, photographs, published material of the American poet.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

May Arno (?-1968) was an American actress, singer, teacher, and poet. Arno came to the United States as a child when her family emigrated from Russia. She studied voice and drama and appeared in several operas; wrote plays, dramatic readings, and poetry; and ran the May Arno School of Music and Drama in Denver, Colorado for more than forty years.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The May Arno Papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, photographs, and published material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection has received minimal processing and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the May Arno Papers in the Denver Public Library's Western History/Genealogy collections.

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Subject Headings


Arno, May.


Women poets.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Scripts (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

May Arno Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 5 Mar 2010
Revision history:

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Box 1 Biography
Box 1 Correspondence
Box 1 Awards
Box 1 Subject, "The Echo"
Box 1 Photographs
Box 1 Manuscript for three-act play, "Democracy in a melting pot"
Box 1 Published material (5 folders)
Box 2 Published material (4 folders)
Box 2 Articles about
Box 2 Scrapbook
Oversize 1 Photographs, news clippings

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