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Guide to the Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program, 1949 and undated

Abstract

Trained as muralist, b. in Terre Haute, Ind. in 1907, d. 1991. From 1940s-1960s worked in various media to interpret Moby Dick visually.

Collection comprises undated, typeset copies of the synopsis (12 pgs.) for the musical drama "The White Whale," based on Melville's novel; notes on the set and costumes (3 pgs.) for the musical, and two versions of one page of dialog for the musical itself. Also includes a 1949 program for Wilson's gallery exhibit of 100 color drawings based on the novel, entitled "Moby Dick." There is no indication whether the musical was produced.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wilson, Gilbert Brown, 1907-1991.
Title
Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program 1949 and undated
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection comprises undated, typeset copies of the synopsis (12 pgs.) for the musical drama "The White Whale," based on Melville's novel; notes on the set and costumes (3 pgs.) for the musical, and two versions of one page of dialog for the musical itself. Also includes a 1949 program for Wilson's gallery exhibit of 100 color drawings based on the novel, entitled "Moby Dick." There is no indication whether the musical was produced.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Gilbert Brown Wilson (1907-1991) was born in Terre Haute, Ind. and trained as a muralist. From the 1940s to the 1960s he worked in various media to interpret Moby Dick visually.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program, 1949 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2010

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.