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Theatre Program collection, 1868-1989 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

By Dawn Schmitz

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Collection Overview

Title: Theatre Program collection, 1868-1989Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1893-1985

ID: 02/Theater Programs

Primary Creator: Theatre Department

Extent: 28.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arrangement is by location, then name of theatre and date. Souvenir programs in Series 3 are arranged alphbetically bu production title.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2005

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, Theater programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Theatre programs dating from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century and some concert programs from the same time period. Bulk are from Chicago and New York, with many from other cities in the U.S. and a smaller number from other countries. Also included are souvenir programs; most are for theatrical productions; some are autographed; most are not dated; and most have no geographical information.  There are also three scrapbooks, ca. 1900-1910, containing theatre programs and clippings, primarily from Washington, D.C., and New York.

Subject/Index Terms

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

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:


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: Theatre Department

Acquisition Method: Transfer of materials from the Theatre Department to the University Library.

Related Materials: Alyene Westall Prehn Theatre Program Collection (#36). Theatrical Print 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: U.S. Programs],
[Series 2: Programs from Outside U.S.],
[Series 3: Souvenir Programs],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks],

Series 2: Programs from Outside U.S.Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Toronto, Canada--Royal Alexandra TheatreAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Toronto, Canada--Stratford Festival, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Copenhagen, Denmark--Tivoli, Royal Court Theatre, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paris, France--Moulin Rouge, 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Paris, France--Comedie Francaise, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Wiesbaden, Germany--Internationale Maifestpiele, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Stockholm, Sweden--Studio AAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: London, U.K.--Aldwych Theatre, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: London, U.K.--Ambassador's Theatre, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: London, U.K.--Coliseum, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 11: London, U.K.--Criterion Theatre, 1956-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: East Sussex, U.K.--Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 13: London, U.K.--Fortune Theatre, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: London, U.K.--Garrick Theatre, circa 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: London, U.K.--London Palladium, circa 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: London, U.K.--Mermaid Theatre, circa 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: London, U.K.--National Theatre, circa 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: London, U.K.--New Theatre, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 19: London, U.K.--Old Vic, 1957-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 20: London, U.K.--Queen's Theatre, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 21: London, U.K.--Royal Festival Hall, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 22: London, U.K.--Royal Festival Hall, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 23: London, U.K.--Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 1956-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 24: London, U.K.--Royal Shakespeare Theatre, circa 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: London, U.K.--(Various Theatres), circa 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 26: London, U.K.--Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1953-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Oxford, UK--Balliol Hall, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Stradford-Upon-Avon, UK--Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948Add to your cart.

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