Eugene O'Neill check

Eugene O'Neill check

Dates: 1921

Original check, made out to "cash," signed by Eugene O'Neill on November 7, 1921.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
  • Call Number: MSS 8162
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Eugene O'Neill check must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Check is 8 x 18 cm.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8162; Eugene O'Neill check; Literature Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8162; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Item found in the Special Collections stacks in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Found; Special Collections stacks; 2012.
Subject Terms
Authors, American; City and Town Life; Literature; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Kristi Young; April 2013.
Appraisal Information
Material fits literature collecting policy.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS 8162
Finding Aid Title
O'Neill (Eugene) check
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:14-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) was an American playwright.

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was born in New York City to James and Mary Ellen Quinlan O'Neill on October 16, 1888. His father was an actor and O'Neill was born in a hotel and spent his early years traveling as his father performed onstage. He, his brother and parents had a volatile family life which found itself later played out in O'Neill's dramas.

O'Neill attended boarding school followed by one year at Princeton. Following this he went to sea and lived a derilict life even at one point attempting suicide. In 1912-1913 he spent six months in a sanitarium and came to terms with himself. After this point he began writing plays. Except for one comedy, O'Neill focused on tragedies. Major plays include "Anna Christie," "The Iceman Cometh," and "Long Day's Journey into Night." He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1920, 1923, 1928, and 1957. In 1936 O'Neill was adwarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the only American playwright to be honored this way.

He was married to Kathleen Jenkins, Agnes Boulton and Carlotta Monterey. Eugene O'Neill died on November 27, 1953 in Boston, Massachussets.

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