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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
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 & 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: 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],
[All]

Series 3: Souvenir ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 37: Abbey Theatre Players - Duke EllingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: A - An, 1921, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
The Abbey Theatre Players; Benefit Actor's Fund; Angel Street
Item 1: The Abbey Theatre PlayersAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Benefit Actors' Fund, 1921Add to your cart.
Item 3: Benefit Actors' Fund, 1930Add to your cart.
Item 4: Actors' Fund, 1931Add to your cart.
50th Year Annual Benefit Jubilee Performance
Item 5: Angel StreetAdd to your cart.
Laraine Day; Gregory Peck
Folder 2: ANTA Album (various theatres), 1950-1951, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ziegfeld Theatre - January 29, 1950Add to your cart.
(copy 1)
Item 2: Ziegfeld Theatre - January 29, 1950Add to your cart.
(copy 2)
Item 3: Ziegfeld Theatre - May 6, 1951Add to your cart.
(copy 1)
Item 4: Adelphi Theatre - March 28, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Al - AmAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Alive and KickingAdd to your cart.
David burns, Lenore Lonergan, Jack Cole and his Dancers
Item 2: The American WayAdd to your cart.
Fredric March
Item 3: Amphitryon 38Add to your cart.
Alfred Lunt; Lynn Fontanne
Folder 4: Ba - BrAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Balieff's "Chauve Souris", 1925Add to your cart.
Item 2: Balieff's "Chauve-Souris of Moscow"Add to your cart.
Item 3: Blossom TimeAdd to your cart.
(1 of 2)
Item 4: Blossom TimeAdd to your cart.
(2 of 2)
Item 5: BrigadoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ca - ChAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Call Me MadamAdd to your cart.
Elaine Stritch; Kent Smith
Item 2: Call Me MisterAdd to your cart.
Betty Kean; Carl Reiner; Alan Dreeben; Buddy Hackett
Item 3: Candle in the WindAdd to your cart.
Helen Hayes; directed by Alfred Lunt
Item 4: Carmen Jones, 1945Add to your cart.
Billy Rose production
Item 5: CatsAdd to your cart.
brochure printed in England
Folder 6: Cornell, KatharineAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Katharine Cornell - A Gallery of Stage PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Saint Joan on the cover
Item 2: Katharine Cornell - Stage PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Jennifer Dubedat in "The Doctor's Dilemma" on the cover
Item 3: Katharine Cornell - Stage PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Linda in "No Time for Comedy" on the cover; (copy 1)
Item 4: Katharine Cornell - Stage PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Linda in "No Time for Comedy"; (copy 2)
Folder 7: D - EAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A Tribute to Jan DeGaetani, 1992Add to your cart.
Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre; performers include: Renee Fleming, William Sharp, Dawn Upshaw
Item 2: The DeputyAdd to your cart.
Rolf Hochhuth (author)
Item 3: Earl Carroll Theatre, New York, 1920Add to your cart.
W.C. Fields; Ray Dooley; Joe Frisco; Dorothy Knapp.  Earl Carroll Vanities
Item 4: Earl Carroll Theatre, 1929Add to your cart.
Leon Errol; Fanny Brice; Lionel Atwill in "Fioretta."
Item 5: Duke Ellington and his Famous OrchestraAdd to your cart.
Box 38: Friars Silver Jubilee Frolic - Lute SongAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Friars - Granz, NormanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Friars Silver Jubilee Frolic - November 24, 1929Add to your cart.
Majestic Theatre (NYC);
Item 2: Le Gallienne Productions, circa 1933Add to your cart.
Romeo and Juliet with Eva Gallienne and Richard Waring; Alice in Wonderland with Josephine Hutchinson
Item 3: George White's ScandalsAdd to your cart.
"The Birth of the Blues"; "Tweet Tweet"; "The Black Bottom"
Item 4: Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic, circa 1947Add to your cart.
Bill Harris; Flip Phillips; Hank Jones; Ray Brown; Coleman Hawkins; Howard McGhee; Helen Humes
Folder 2: HAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Hamlet, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Maurice Evans, Doris Lloyd, Miles Malleson, Henry Edwards, Emmett Rogers, Pamela Conroy, Philip Foster
Item 2: HamletAdd to your cart.
"in its entirety;" directed by Margaret Webster; presented by Maurice Evans
Item 3: HarrietAdd to your cart.
Helen Hayes, Elia Kazan, Gilbert Miller
Item 4: Henry V (film)Add to your cart.
Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Renee Asherson, Esmond Knight
Item 5: Hello, DollyAdd to your cart.
Carol Channing, David Merrick, David Burns, Eileen Brennan, Charles Nelson Reilly, Gower Champion
Item 6: Hello, DollyAdd to your cart.
Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Emily Yancy, David Merrick, Gower Champion
Item 7: HoudiniAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Hot Mikado, 1939Add to your cart.
Bill Robinson, Robert Parrish, Michael Todd; Hall of Music New York World's Fair
Folder 3: IAdd to your cart.
Item 1: I Married an AngelAdd to your cart.
Dennis King, Vera Zorina, Vivienne Segal, Walter Slezak, Audrey Christie, Charles Walters, George Balanchine, Dwight Deere Wiman
Item 2: Idiot's DelightAdd to your cart.
Theatre Guild; Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne
Item 3: IreneAdd to your cart.
Debbie Reynolds, Ruth Warrick, Monte Markham, Patsy Kelly, George S. Irving
Folder 4: JAdd to your cart.
Item 1: JamaicaAdd to your cart.
Lena Horne, Ricardo Montalban, Josephine Premice, Ossie Davis, David Merrick
Item 2: Jane EyreAdd to your cart.
Katharine Hepburn; Theatre Guild of New York
Item 3: Julius Caesar, 1927Add to your cart.
The Players Sixth Annual Classic Revival; New Amsterdam Theatre; Basil Rathbone, Tyrone Power
Folder 5: KAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The King and IAdd to your cart.
Patricia Morison, Leonard Graves, Terry Saunders, John van Druten, Jerome Robbins
Item 2: King Richard IIAdd to your cart.
Maurice Evans; includes newspaper clippings
Item 3: Kiss the Boys GoodbyeAdd to your cart.
Lucia Lull; directed by Antoinette Perry
Item 4: Knickerbocker Holiday, circa 1939Add to your cart.
Walter Huston, Richard Kollmar, Mark Smith, Jeanne Madden, Ray Middleton; music by Kurt Weill; The Playwright's Company; playbill from Grand Opera House (Chicago) included
Folder 6: Lambs Farm Annual Public Gambol at the Metropolitan, 1929-31Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Li - LuAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Life with FatherAdd to your cart.
Dorothy Gish, Louis Calhern; Oscar Serlin; Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse; Bretaigne Windust
Item 2: The Little FoxesAdd to your cart.
Tallulah Bankhead, Patricia Collinge, Frank Conroy, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle, Carl Benton Reid
Item 3: The Little Minister, 1899Add to your cart.
Maude Adams; J.M. Barrie
Item 4: Lost in the StarsAdd to your cart.
Todd Duncan, Guy Spaull, Julian Mayfield, Leon Bibb, Warren Colemanm Inez Matthews; Kurt Weill; The Playwright's Company
Item 5: Lute SongAdd to your cart.
Yul Brynner, James MacColl, Augustin Duncan, Marian Leeds, Dorothy Beattie, Dolly Haas, Louis Hector; John Houseman; Yeichi Nimura; Eugene Kusmiak
Box 39: Macbeth - Whoopee!Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ma - MedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: MacbethAdd to your cart.
Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson; Lehman Engel; (copy 1)
Item 2: Macbeth, circa 1942Add to your cart.
Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson; Lehman Engel; (copy 2); playbill from Erlanger Theatre (Chicago) included
Item 3: The Magic Show, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Kenley Players; Doug Henning; Robert Carello, Tudi Roach, Donna Lee Marshall, Betsey Cassell, Robin Wesley, Richard Sabellico, Duane Bodin, Richard Balestrino, Les Johnson, W.P. Dremak; Stephen Schwartz
Item 4: Make Mine ManhattanAdd to your cart.
Bert Lahr, David Burns, Jack Albertson, Jean Jones, Lou Wills, Jr, Mary Ann Niles, Bob Fosse, Earl William; Richard Lewine; Hassard Short
Item 5: MedeaAdd to your cart.
Judith Anderson, Henry Brandon, Hilda Vaughn, Mary Servoss, Bruce Gordon, Frederic Worlock; Robinson Jeffers; (copy 1)
Item 6: Medea, circa 1949Add to your cart.
Judith Anderson, Henry Brandon, Hilda Vaughn, Mary Servoss, Bruce Gordon, Frederic Worlock; Robinson Jeffers; (copy 2); includes playbill Shubert Theatre (Boston, 1949)
Item 7: The Medium and The TelephoneAdd to your cart.
The Ballet Society; Chandler Cowles, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Edith Lutyens; Gian-Carlo Menotti; Marie Poers; photos by Richard Avedon
Folder 2: Mer - MosAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Merry WidowAdd to your cart.
(2 copies); Shubert Production; Rowland Leigh, Randolph Carter; Franz Lehar
Item 2: The Merry Wives of WindsorAdd to your cart.
The Theatre Guild Shakespeare Company; Charles Coburn, Jessie Royce Landis, Romney Brent, Gina Malo, David Powell, Charles Francis
Item 3: Milestones and The Little Father of the Wilderness, 1930Add to your cart.
The Players Ninth Annual Revival; Empire Theatre (New York)
Item 4: Military Tournament, 1930Add to your cart.
The Army Relief Society; Military Tournament for Army Relief (Governors Island, New York Harbor)
Item 5: The Most Happy FellaAdd to your cart.
Frank Loesser; Robert Weede, Richard Torigi, Jo Sullivan, Art Lund, Helon Blo Unt, Keith Kaldenberg, Mona Paulee, Arthur Rubin, Rico Froehlich, Ralph Farnworth, Ken Ayers, Lee Cass; Anton Coppola; includes playbill from Riviera and Shubert Theatres (Detroit, MI)
Folder 3: OAdd to your cart.
Item 1: O Mistress MineAdd to your cart.
The Theatre Guild; Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Dick Van Patten, Ann Lee, Esther Mitchell, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Marie Paxton
Item 2: Oklahoma!Add to your cart.
(2 copies); The Theatre Guild National Company; Agnes de Mille; Harry Stockwell, David Burns, Mary Marlo, Lou Polan, Evelyn, Pamela Britton, Walter Donahue, Sonia Wojcikowska, Dave Mallen
Item 3: OthelloAdd to your cart.
Paul Robeson, Jose Ferrer, Uta Hagan, Edith King, Ralph Clanton, Francis Compton, Ronald Bishop, Don Keefer, Nan McFarland, Louis Lytton, Frederic Downs; Tom Bennett
Folder 4: PAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Anna Pavlova 1881 - 1931, 1956Add to your cart.
Program marking 25th anniversary of the death of Pavlova
Item 2: The Pleasure of His Company and Forty Carats, 1972Add to your cart.
Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ); Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Samuel Taylor, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Jen Nelson
Item 3: Porgy and BessAdd to your cart.
Blevins Davis, Robert Breen; Alexander Smallens; Eva Jessye; Cab Calloway, LeVern Hutcherson, Leontyne Price, Urylee leonardos, Leslie Scott
Item 4: Porgy and Bess, 1964Add to your cart.
Starlight Theatre (Swope Park, Kansas City); Cab Calloway, Andrew Frierson, Martha Flowers, Barbara Smith Conrad, Leonard Parker, Edward Pierson, Loretta Fowlkes, Helen Dowdy, Carol Brice, Joseph Attles; Ella Gerber
Folder 5: Romeo and JulietAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Romeo and JulietAdd to your cart.
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Dame May Whitty
Folder 6: SAdd to your cart.
Item 1: ShenandoahAdd to your cart.
John Cullum, Donna Theodore, Penelope Milford, Joel Higgins, Ted Agress, Gordon Halliday; Philip Rose
Item 2: Show BoatAdd to your cart.
Jones Beach Marine Theatre; Guy Lombardo; Paul Hartman, Helena Bliss, David Atkinson, Hal Leroy, Gloria Hamilton, Marie Foster, William C. Smith, Helen Dowdy, Helen Raymond, Geoffrey Holder; Lee Sherman
Item 3: South Pacific, circa 1952Add to your cart.
Martha Wright, George Britton, Myron McCormick, William Tabbert, Martin Wolfson, Juanita Hall, Irma Sandre, Albert Popwell, Musa Williams; Salvatore Dell'Isola; 2 ticket stubs from Majestic Theatre included with program
Item 4: South PacificAdd to your cart.
Mary martin, Ezio Pinza, Myron McCormick, Juanita Hall, William Tabbert, Betta St. John, Martin Wolfson, Archie Savage; Salvatore Dell'Isola
Item 5: Springtime for HenryAdd to your cart.
Edward Everett Horton, Sally McMorrow, Gordon Richards, Barbara Brown, Marjorie Lord
Item 6: The Student Prince in HeidelbergAdd to your cart.
Sigmund Romberg; Watson Barratt
Item 7: Susan and GodAdd to your cart.
Gertrude Lawrence, Paul McGrath, Natalie Schafer, Eleanor Audley, Douglas Gilmore, Edith Atwater, Nancy Coleman; John Golden
Folder 7: TAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Teahouse of the August MoonAdd to your cart.
Larry Parks, Thomas Coley, Don Lochner, Reiko Sato, John Alexander, Tura Nakamura, Eileen Nakamura; Peter Larkin; Noel Taylor; Yuki Shimoda; Dai-Keong Lee; Billy Matthews
Item 2: Tobacco Road, circa 1934Add to your cart.
Anthony Brown; James Barton
Item 3: TovarichAdd to your cart.
Eugenie Leontovich, McKay Morris; Robert Sherwood; Jacques Deval
Item 4: Twelfth NightAdd to your cart.
Helen Hayes, Maurice Evans; Margaret Webster; The Theatre Guild; full cast listed
Item 5: Twelfth NightAdd to your cart.
Helen Hayes, Maurice Evans; Margaret Webster; The Theatre Guild
Item 6: The Two Mrs. CarrollsAdd to your cart.
Elisabeth Bergner, Joel Ashley
Folder 8: U - VAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Up in Central ParkAdd to your cart.
Wilbur Evans, Russ Brown, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Betty Bruce, Maureen Cannon, Paul Reed, Earl MacVeigh, Lillias MacLellan, Walter Burke, Guy Standing, Jr., Gloria Folland
Item 2: Victoria ReginaAdd to your cart.
Helen Hayes, Werner Bateman, Abraham Sofaer
Folder 9: WAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Watch on the RhineAdd to your cart.
Lillian Hellman; Lucille Watson,Paul Lukas, Mady Christians; Herman Shumlin
Item 2: What Makes Sammy Run?Add to your cart.
Steve Lawrence, Sally Ann Howes, Robert Alda, Bernice Massi, Barry Newman, Arny Freeman, Richard France, Stuart Unger, Diaan Ainslee, Mace Barrett, Ralph Stantley, Edward McNally, Walter Klavun; Abe Burrows
Item 3: Where's Charley?, circa 1948Add to your cart.
Ray Bolger, Byron Palmer, Allyn Ann McLerie, Doretta Morrow, Horace Cooper, Jane Lawrence, Paul England; George Balanchine; Frank Loesser; ticket stub included from Forrest Theatre 1948
Item 4: Winged VictoryAdd to your cart.
Presented by the "U.S. Army Air Forces;" directed by Moss Hart; (1 of 2 copies for same program but different program layouts; cover is predominantly blue)
Item 5: Winged VictoryAdd to your cart.
Presented by the "U.S. Army Air Forces;" directed by Moss Hart; (1 of 2 copies for same program but different program layouts; cover is red, white and blue)
Item 6: Whoopee!Add to your cart.
Charles Repole, Bob Allen, Beth Austin, Peter Boyden, Garrett M. Brown, Catherine Cox, Leonard Drum, Franc Luz, Vic Polizos, Bill Rowley, J. Kevin Scannell, Carol Swarbrick; Goodspeed Opera House

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: U.S. Programs],
[Series 2: Programs from Outside U.S.],
[Series 3: Souvenir Programs],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks],
[All]

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