|| The Ralph Delauney papers related to Tennessee Williams's The Rose Tattoo consist of .6 linear feet of material. The papers are comprised of the playscript and revisions, correspondence, bills and
receipts, budgets, clippings, notes, itineraries, theater programs, and sketches of the set. The material was gathered by
Ralph Delauney in his role as stage manager for both the 1950 world premiere production of Tennessee Williams's The Rose Tattoo at Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, and the 1951 New York run at the Martin Beck Theatre. As the stage manager Delauney was responsible
for arranging for rehearsals (space, schedule, props), securing addresses and phone numbers for cast and crew, preparing a
master script, setting up the stage, serving as liaison between director and technical staff, organizing and training the
crew, laying out floor plans for staging, compiling master lists (sounds, lights, props, etc.) and distributing scripts and
revisions. On opening night he also assumed full responsibility and authority backstage for the run of the show.