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Carlotta and Eugene O'Neill dressed in a dress with pearls and suit, respectively, at a party in Le Plessis, France.
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John M. Olin Library, Level 1, Thomas Gallery

The Assembled Playwright: Harley Hammerman’s Eugene O’Neill Collection

The Assembled Playwright exhibition presents highlights from the Harley Hammerman Collection on Eugene O’Neill. The exhibition includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, playbills, posters, inscribed books, and other unique and rare materials by and pertinent to the Nobel Prize-winning playwright.

Playwright Eugene O'Neill is laying on the ground in a field with his Dalmatian, Blemie.
Eugene O’Neill with his Dalmatian, Blemie, in Long Island, NY, circa 1931. The photographer is unknown.

By placing his impressive collection at Washington University, alumni Harley Hammerman has made the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections an important center for O’Neill studies.

The University Libraries will be honoring Hammerman and celebrating the collection with a Eugene O’Neill symposium on October 6, 2023.

This exhibition was organized by Modern Literature and Manuscripts Curator Joel Minor.

Header Image Credit: Carlotta and Eugene O’Neill in Le Plessis, France, 1930. The photographer is unknown.