Yale University Acquires the Archives of Playwright Paula Vogel

vogelThe Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University announced that is has acquired the literary archive of playwright Paula Vogel. The Vogel papers will be the first archive of a woman playwright in the library’s Yale Collection of American Literature.

Vogel is the author of more than a dozen plays. Her 1997 play, “How I Learned to Drive,” won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama.

The archives includes personal papers including drafts of most of her plays. The archive also has digital media which includes e-mail correspondence, photographs, and electronic documents.

Professor Vogel taught at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, for nearly a quarter century before joining the faculty at the Yale School of Drama in 2008. She currently serves as playwright-in-residence at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

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