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Alyene Westall Prehn theatre program collection

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Cities outside the U.S.

Chicago

New York

Other U.S. cities

Touring productions



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Alyene Westall Prehn theatre program collection, 1871-1961 | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Alyene Westall Prehn theatre program collection, 1871-1961Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1900-1958

ID: 02/Theater Programs (Prehn)

Primary Creator: Prehn, Alyene Elizabeth Westall (1905)

Extent: 15.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical by city, and alphabetical by venue thereunder.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1961

Subjects: Concerts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources, Concerts -- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources, Theater, Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources, Theater -- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources, Theater -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works, Theater -- United States -- History -- Sources, Theaters

Forms of Material: Advertising fliers, Broadsides, Concert programs, Playbills, Printed ephemera, Theater programs

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish;Castilian, Danish, Swedish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Theatre Program Collection consisting of individual and season programs, advertising broadsides, playbills, newsclippings, and souvenirs from dramatic, comedy, musical theater, vocal and instrumental music, and vaudeville performances in the United States, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and Canada.  The vast majority of the collection relates to venues in Chicago and New York.  Many of the programs also contain extensive period advertising graphics and text, as well as editorial columns on fashion and hairstyles.  Prominent individuals mentioned in the collection include Julie Andrews, Tallulah Bankhead, Sarah Bernhardt, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Adelina Patti, Chita Rivera, and Michael Todd.

Biographical Note

Alyene Elizabeth Westall Prehn is a 1927 graduate of the University of Illinois. Members of her extended family began collecting theatre programs in 1900.  Prehn sold the collection to the University of Illinois in 1961.

Subject/Index Terms

Concerts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources
Concerts -- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources
Theater
Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources
Theater -- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources
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: Alyene Westall Prehn

Acquisition Method: Purchase

Appraisal Information: According to acquistion records, the collection originally came with a catalogue which contained cross-listings of performers, productions, and venues.  This was lost sometime prior to the collection's final move to the Main Library for full processing.

Related Materials:

Theatrical Print Collection (#35). Theatre Program Collection (#37).

Theater Programs (University Archives Record Series Number: 12/11/804).

Processing Information: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/librare/Home


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Cities outside the U.S.],
[Series 2: Chicago],
[Series 3: New York],
[Series 4: Other U.S. cities],
[Series 5: Touring productions],
[All]

Series 2: ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Programs from venues in the city of Chicago, dating from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--AmphitheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Adelphi TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Apollo TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--ArmoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Art Institute of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Auditorium (see Oversize Box 27)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Bismark GardenAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Blackstone TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Blackstone TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Blackstone TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Blackstone TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--Bush Temple of MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Carleton Club HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--CasinoAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Central Music HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Central Music HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--Chicago Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--Chicago Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Chickering HallAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Civic TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Clark Street TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Clifford's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Cohan's Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Coliseum GardenAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Colonial TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Columbia TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--Columbia TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Columbia TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--Columbus TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Cort TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Dearborn TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--Edelweiss GardenAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--Erlanger TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Erlanger TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chicago--Erlanger TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chicago--Garrick TheatreAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Grand Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Great Northern TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--GrottoAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Handel HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--Harris TheatreAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Harris TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Harris TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Haverly's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Havlin's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Haymarket TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Hooley's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Hooley's Theatre (see Oversize Box 27)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--Hopkins Amusement CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Illinois TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--Illinois TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Illinois TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Illinois TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--Illinois TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--International Friendship GardensAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Kimball HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chicago--LaSalle TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chicago--Lexington TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Chicago--Lincoln Park BeachAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Chicago--Lincoln TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Chicago--Majestic TheatreAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Marquette ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Masonic Temple Roof TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--McVicker's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--McVicker's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--McVicker's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Mohammed TempleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Music Hall (Fine Arts Building)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--Myers Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--New AcademyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--New TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Northwestern School of MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Olympic TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--Opera House/Civic Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--Opera House/Civic Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Opera House/Civic Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chicago--Opera House/Civic Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Opera House/Civic Opera HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Orchestra HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Orchestra HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Orchestra HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Orpheon Music HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Palace Music HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Parish HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--People's TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Playhouse on Michigan AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--Powers' TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Powers' TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Powers' TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--Powers' TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--Princess TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Ravinia Opera/Festival AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chicago--Royal TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chicago--Sans Souci TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Chicago--Schiller TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Chicago--Selwyn TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Chicago--Selwyn TheatreAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--Sheridan HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Shubert TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago--Shubert TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chicago--Shubert TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago--Soldiers' Field (Chicago Music Festival)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago--Steinway HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chicago--Studebaker TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chicago--TrocaderoAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chicago--Unity ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chicago--Washington ParkAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chicago--Weber-Wheelock WareroomsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chicago--Windsor TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Chicago--Woman's Athletic ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Chicago--Woods TheatreAdd to your cart.
Box 27: Oversize MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago--AuditoriumAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago--Hooley's TheatreAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Cities outside the U.S.],
[Series 2: Chicago],
[Series 3: New York],
[Series 4: Other U.S. cities],
[Series 5: Touring productions],
[All]

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