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[Chicago] Theatre Record and Scrap Book

Identifier: spe-ctc-ctr

Scope and Contents

The entries in this scrapbook include primarily Chicago, Detroit and New York theater programs, as well as reviews from Chicago newspapers. There are a few pictures, but no annotations of any kind.


  • Creation: 1923 - 1927

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

This anonymous scrapbook has been given its name from the title of the commercially-published “Theatre Record and Scrap Book” in which it has been compiled. Its source is unknown; it was cataloged by the Chicago Public Library in September 1950 and transferred to the Special Collections Division at some later date. In 1986 it was rebound, without disturbing its contents.


.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

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This scrapbook includes primarily Chicago, New York and Detroit programs, as well as reviews from Chicago newspapers.


The scrapbook remains bound in its original order. Productions are indexed alphabetically by title for ease of use, and page numbers are specified as either “r” or “v” for the front (recto) or back (verso) of the album’s leaves. An asterisk indicates productions mounted outside Chicago.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection, no documentation concerning the provenance of these materials exists.

Related Materials

Chicago Theater Collection, historical programs and scrapbooks

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875