Northwestern

Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS131

Dates

  • 1908-1915 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915. Performances were generally in theatres in Chicago or the surrounding area. Some of the scrapbooks have a performance index listing the plays included in the volume. There are many publicity photographs from playbills and the newspaper of actors, actresses and scenes from the stage performance. Cast lists for particular plays are included. Some performances have comments by the owner of the scrapbook.

  • Abstract

    This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on access of the materials in the department for research.

  • Source of Acquisition

    These scrapbooks were given to Northwestern University Library by Mary Ward.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Gift.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    For additional archival theatre material, consult the Dublin Gate Theatre Archive, Lucy Wilson scrapbook (CXXX), Ira Aldridge Collection (IV), Edward Gordon Craig Collection (series C), McIntyre & Heath (CXXXIII), and the McCormick Library’s playbill collection. See also the department’s description on Theatre Resources.

  • Processing Information

    Sigrid Pohl Perry, 2002.  Encoded by Benn Joseph, 2014.

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