[Chicago] Theatre Record and Scrap Book
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.
- 1923 - 1927
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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)
Language of Materials
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.
- Playbills -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Sources Subject Source: Local sources
- Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources Subject Source: Local sources
- Theater programs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- [Chicago] Theatre Record and Scrap Book
- Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Sarah Zimmerman, 2021.
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- Finding aid written in English
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