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Addition, 1946 - 1964


Description of the Addition

This addition to the Alvina Krause Collection fills four boxes and contains papers, photographs, and posters from the Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania Playhouse. Box 7 contains playbills, season subscriptions, and other marketing material for The Playhouse. Box 8 contains two wood-framed handwritten documents, one listing ticket prices and theatre seating arrangements, and the other listing box office information and performance hours. An enlarged print of two photographs shows Alvina Krause and The Playhouse, with text reading: “Subtext: Yes, there was.…”something different about The Playhouse….” Love, A. K..” The print is housed in Folder 1 of Box 9, due to its size. The poster collection is housed in Box 9 (1953-1957) and Box 10 (1958-1964). Each of the 54 posters displays a bright, relevantly themed design referencing the respective play. They generally follow a similar format, where the run times and “Playhouse Eagles Mere” are listed in the lower left corner, but some posters incorporate this section into the larger design of the piece.


  • 1946 - 1964

Conditions Governing Access



4 Boxes

Language of Materials



The addition to the collection is divided into two subseries: Playhouse Playbills and Production Documents and Posters. Documents is housed in one drop-front box, with two framed papers and one large photograph housed in a separate flat box due to size. Posters is housed in two flat boxes. All items are organized chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives by James Goode, 2018-05-25 (Accession 18-70-20).

Processing Information

Isabelle Matthies, 2019.


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US