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Joseph Golden Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Golden, Joseph, 1928-
Title: Joseph Golden Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1967
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American author, dramatist. Collection includes typescript drafts and revisions of books, plays, and television scripts.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Joseph Golden was an American writer and professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Joseph Golden Papers comprise two series: Miscellaneous and Writings. Miscellaneous contains a memo to Golden from a colleague at Syracuse Unviersity. Writings contains the working manuscript of Golden's book, The Death of Tinkerbell: The American Theatre in the Twentieth Century, correspondence about a speaking engagement at which he presented a paper entitled "Death of the Left in the Thirties," and typescripts of plays and television scripts which he authored.

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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

The Syracuse University Archives has papers relating to Golden's years at SU.

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Subject Headings


Golden, Joseph, 1928-


American drama -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Dramatists, American.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.
Scripts (documents)
Television scripts.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Joseph Golden Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CMV
Date: 1/11/1979
Revision history: 9 May 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box 1 Memo 1966
The Death of Tinkerbell: The American Theatre in the Twentieth Century
Box 1 1 vol. (TMs)
Box 1 Permisions
Rough drafts
Box 1 Chapter I, "The death of Tinkerbell
Box 1 Chapter II, "O'Neill and the passing of pleasure"
Box 1 Chapter III, "The loud small voice of the poet"
Box 1 Chapter IV, "Heroes, non-heroes, anti-heroes"
Box 1 Chapter V, "The modern medievalists"
Box 1 Chapter VI, "The birth of Tinkerbell"
Box 1 General
Box 1 "Death of the Left in the Thirties" 1962-1963
Box 1 "The Loud Small Voice of the Poet" 1966-1967
Box 2 The Bait at Leadball Junction 1961
Box 2 The Butterfly that Blushed
Box 2 The Contract 1964
Box 2 The Exhibit 1963
Box 2 A Garden Shady
Box 2 How to Grow a Musical
Box 2 Johnny Moonbeam and the Silver Arrow 1957
Box 2 The Maisie Concerto 1964
Box 2 Spinner Boy 1962
Rough drafts
Box 2 Leonardo
Television scripts
Box 2 "A Body Came to Tea" 1960
Box 2 "A Small Case of Friendship"
Box 2 "The Lunch Box 1961
Box 2 "The Rebellion of Ruby Redrock" 1960
Box 2 "River Deep" 1960

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