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Clara C.T. (Darragh) Aldrich Manuscripts

Summary Information
Title: Clara C.T. (Darragh) Aldrich Manuscripts
Dates: undated
Creator: Aldrich, Darragh, 1884-1967
Extent: .25 cubic feet
Location: Mezzanine
Language: English
Collection Number: Mss 8
The collection contains manuscripts of plays, short stories, and a novel.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated to the University by the Aldrich Estate in 1969.

Access Restrictions:

Available for use in Manuscripts Division reading room.


Copyright may have been retained by the Aldrich estate.

Preferred Citation:

Clara C.T. (Darragh) Aldrich Manuscripts (Mss 8), Literary Manuscripts Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

Biographical Note

Author and radio commentator Clara Chapline Thomas Aldrich was born in Richmond, Indiana in 1884. She attended the University of Minnesota where she was an editor of the The Gopher and wrote occasional articles for The Minnesota Daily . After graduation in 1900 she taught classics for three years and then became a reporter and columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune and a radio commentator for WCCO in Minneapolis. She wrote numerous novels, short stories, and articles. Her novel Enchanted Hearts , was adapted for Broadway under the title A Prince There Was , and was later made into a movie of the same title. Aldrich died in 1967 in Minneapolis.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains manuscripts of plays, short stories, and a novel.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Aldrich, Darragh, 1884-1967 -- Archives
Detailed Contents
 Location  Title
"Portrait of My Friend" ([151 numbered pages])  
"O River of Tomorrow" (incomplete) ([4 numbered pages])  
"Red Headed Astrid" ([151 numbered pages])  
"The Rose Vine" ([103 numbered pages])  
Note Working title: "Why Must Love Hide So Long?"
"When the Bough Breaks" ([15 numbered pages])  
"Miss Sally Blots Her 'Scutcheon'" ([15 numbered pages])  
"The Right to Happiness" ([104 numbered pages])  
Note Working title: "Love Is a Growing Thing"
"Lady, Ask the Stars" (3-act play)  
Note 3 copies; 1st copy: 94 total pages (numbered consecutively within each act); 2nd copy: 94 total pages (numbered consecutively within each act); 3rd copy: 95 pages (numbered consecutively throughout play)
"Beyond the Fog" (2-act play) ([64 total pages; numbered consecutively within each act])  
"The Lad Nobody Knows" (motion picture or TV script) ([34 numbered pages])  
"Chance Acquaintance" ([19 numbered pages])  
"Summer Storm" ([16 numbered pages])  
"Cupid Public Enemy No. 1" ([22 numbered pages])  
Note Alternate title: "Object Matrimony"
"Don't Worry Mother" ([11 numbered pages])  
"Little Fool" (2-act play) ([57 numbered pages])  
Note Optional titles: "We're Young But Once" and "Just Judy"
"My Other Me" ([64 numbered pages])  
Note Title page: "My Unknown Me"
"Andy Treats the Wife" ()  
"Lady, What of Love" or "What Every Wife Knows" ([20 numbered pages])  
untitled manuscript of novel ([214 numbered pages])