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McIntyre and Heath Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS133

Scope and Contents

The McIntyre and Heath Archive contains the files of the vaudeville partnership of James McIntyre and Thomas Heath, which spanned more than five decades from 1874 until 1927. It includes contracts for bookings, wage reports, scripts for productions, photographs, handbills and posters, sheet music, clippings, and correspondence. McIntyre wrote detailed letters to his wife, Maude, which included news about his theatre engagements, travel, finances, and health. Production scripts include "Georgia Minstrels" (18??), "Ham Tree" (1906), and "Ragtime Opera" (1916).

Dates

  • 1878-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

10.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The McIntyre and Heath Archive contains the files of the vaudeville partnership of James McIntyre and Thomas Heath, which spanned more than five decades from 1874 until 1927. It includes contracts for bookings, wage reports, scripts for productions, photographs, handbills and posters, sheet music, clippings, and correspondence. McIntyre wrote detailed letters to his wife, Maude, which included news about his theatre engagements, travel, finances, and health. Production scripts include "Georgia Minstrels" (18??), "Ham Tree" (1906), and "Ragtime Opera" (1916).

Arrangement

The McIntyre and Heath archive is organized into: James McIntyre, biography; correspondence, James McIntyre to his wife Maud (in chronological order); theatre correspondence (in chronological order); scripts for productions (possibly in chronological order); photographs and posters; general family correspondence, miscellany (each group arranged in chronological order); oversize materials (sheet music, photographs, clippings).

Method of Acquisition

Purchased by the McCormick Library in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Ellen V. Howe, April 2002; revised by Sigrid Pohl Perry, August 2009.
Title
Guide to the McIntyre and Heath Archive
Author
Ellen V. Howe
Date
01/04/2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635