McPharlin, Paul, b. 1903 d. 1948
Active in Detroit, Mich.
Collection size: 5000 items (on 11 microfilm reels).
Collection Summary: Writings on puppetry by McPharlin and others, 1879-1956; clippings concerning puppetry; puppet playscripts by McPharlin and others, 1915-1949; exhibition catalogs, programs, and photos from puppetry festivals and conferences, 1921-1952; Punch and Judy playscripts, bibliography, cartoons, and clippings, 1705-1951; correspondence, including some regarding the history of Punch and Judy puppets, 1927-1951; research material for PUPPETRY IN AMERICAN LIFE, and THE PUPPET THEATER IN AMERICA; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Puppeteer, Detroit, Mich.
The Paul McPharlin papers were endowed to the Detroit Institute of Art by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McPharlin and Majorie Batchelder McPharlin.