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Theatrical Print collection

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

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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 and 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 and 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 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Primarily cabinet cards of various performers (ca. 1880-1900) and photographs of two 20th century actors: John Martin Harvey (from his 1910 production of "Richard III") and Guy Bates Post in several theatrical productions and motion pictures. Also contains colored prints of actors in the Royal Shakespeare Company, ca. 1952-1961.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cabinet cards--performers: Anderson-Irving, circa 1880-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cabinet cards--performers: Kellogg-Munroe, circa 1880-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cabinet cards--performers: Nordica-Robson, circa 1880-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cabinet cards--performers: Sheridan-Wagner, circa 1880-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs--John Martin Harvey, "Richard III", 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs--John Martin Harvey, "Richard III", 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs--John Martin Harvey, "Richard III", 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs--John Martin Harvey, "Richard III", 1910Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, portraitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Bad Man"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Climax" (London), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Climax" (London), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Climax" (London), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Climax" (London), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Masquerader"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "The Masquerader"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "Omar the Tentmaker"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs--Guy Bates Post, "Omar the Tentmaker"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs--Guy Bates PostAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs--Guy Bates PostAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs--Royal Shakespeare Company, "Coriolanus", 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs--Royal Shakespeare Company, "Coriolanus", 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Prints--Royal Shakespeare Company actors, 1952-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs and print reproductions--various subjectsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Print reproduction--"King Lear," Munich Art Theatre, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photograph--William Poe's "Measure for Measure", 1893Add to your cart.
Item 3: Photograph--Tairov's "The Man Who Was Thursday", 1924Add to your cart.
Item 4: Print reproduction--Edward Bulwer-Lytton portraitAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Print reproduction--Anna Judic in "Mam'zelle Nitouche", circa 1883Add to your cart.

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