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Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS131
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.

Dates

  • 1908-1915

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

Source of Acquisition

These scrapbooks were given to Northwestern University Library by Mary Ward.
Method of Acquisition Gift.

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.
Title
Guide to the Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks
Author
Sigrid Perry, Benn Joseph
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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