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Theatrical Print collection

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Prints: Portraits & Scenes

Prints: Theatres

Theatre Programs (Broadsides)

Photographs



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Theatrical Print collection, 1720-1927 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Theatrical Print collection, 1720-1927Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1770-1893

ID: 02/Theatrical Prints

Primary Creator: Leavitt, Theodore

Other Creators: Hewitt, Barnard (1906-), Shattuck, Charles Harlen (1910-)

Extent: 9.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Series 1 is alphabetical by actor's last name, except Box 22, which is by title of play.�  Prints of theatres in Series 2 are arranged alphabetically by name of theatre.�  Programs in Series 3 are arranged alphabetically by the name of the theatre. Photographs in Series 4 are arranged first by type (cabinet cards then photographs) and alphabetical by performer's last name thereunder.

Date Acquired: 01/10/1953

Subjects: Actors, Theater, Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- Pictorial works, Theater -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works, Theater -- United States -- History -- Sources, Theaters

Forms of Material: Broadsides, Photographs, Playbills, Printed ephemera, Prints, Theater programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Assembled by Theodore Leavitt. Prints (etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, wood engravings, aquatints, photogravures, photomechanical prints) of actors, scenes from plays and theatre exteriors. Also contains theatre programs/playbills, most of which are broadsides. The bulk of the prints are of actors, other performers and dramatists, and most of these represent the performer in costume for a particular role. There are some photographs, including cabinet cards, and original drawings as well. Filed along with the prints of actors are brief biographies written (ca. 1953) by students of professors Barnard Hewitt and Charles Shattuck.

Biographical Note

Theodore Leavitt was a print collector and the manager of the Bar Harbor, Maine, Playhouse. It is believed that he sold his collection of theatrical prints to A&B Booksellers in New York, and it is this collection that was later purchased by the University of Illinois in 1953.

Subject/Index Terms

Actors
Theater
Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- Pictorial works
Theater -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works
Theater -- United States -- History -- Sources
Theaters

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/ReproductionServices.htm

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

Acquisition Source: A & B Booksellers, New York

Acquisition Method: The University of Illinois Foundation paid for the collection in February 1953 and the Department of Speech paid for the postage, according to a ledger in the Special Collections Acquisition File, 1905-1996 (University Archives record group 35/1/19, Box 7).

Related Materials: Barnard Hewitt Papers (University Archives Record Series Number: 12/11/20).�  Charles H. Shattuck Papers (University Archives Record Series Number: 15/7/39). Theatre Program Collection (#37). Alyene Westall Prehn Theatre Program Collection (#36).

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Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Prints: Portraits & Scenes],
[Series 2: Prints: Theatres],
[Series 3: Theatre Programs (Broadsides)],
[Series 4: Photographs],
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Series 2: Prints: TheatresAdd to your cart.
Etchings and engravings of theatres, mainly exteriors. Filed by the name of the theatre.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adelphi Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American theatres (misc.), 1800-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Astley's Amphitheatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Astor Place Opera House (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bear Garden (London - 17th century)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Booth's Theatre (New York), 1869-1870Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Boston MuseumAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Boston Theatre, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bowery Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Broadway Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Brougham's Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chatham Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Commedia Del Arte - charactersAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Daly's Fifth Avenue (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Drury Lane (London), 1794-1809Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Drury Lane (London), 1812Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Duke's Theatre-Dorset Gardens (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Duke's Theatre-Lincoln's Inn Fields (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Federal Street Theatre (Boston)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Fortune's Playhouse (London - 17th century)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: French theatresAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Globe Theatre (London - 17th century)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Greek TheatresAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Italian Opera House - Haymarket (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Lafayette Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Latin American theatresAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Marybone Gardens (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Medieval theatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Metropolitan Opera House (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Niblo's Garden (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Palmo's Opera House/Burton's Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Pantheon Theatre (Oxford Street, London)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Park Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Princess Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Provincial theatres (England): B-EAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Provincial theatres (England): G-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Provincial theatres (England): MAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Provincial theatres (England): O-SAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Provincial theatres (England): WAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Ranelagh Gardens (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Red Bull Theatre (London - 17th century)Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Roman theatresAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Royal Olympic Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Royal Victoria Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Royalty Theatre (Wellclose Square, London)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Sadler's Wells (Islington, North London)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Surrey Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Swan Theatre (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Tremont Theatre (Boston)Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Vaux-Hall Gardens (London)Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Wallack's Theatre (New York)Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia), 1831Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Theatrical companies -- group portraitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Miscellaneous theatrical printsAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder 26/6: OVERSIZE MaterialsAdd to your cart.

Arrangement: Oversize print materials will be stored in either oversize print shelving in UL6 South or will be stored in map cases in LL6 North. Oversize manuscript materials will, by and large, be stored in oversize boxes in UL 6 North. Collections are arranged in oversize locations by collection ID number.

These materials are filed in print shelving, as indicated below.

Folder 6: Oversize printsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Duke's Theatre-Dorset GardensAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Polander's performances at Sadler's WellsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Guy Bates Post, "The Masquerade" (ink drawing), 1925Add to your cart.
Publicity proof

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