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Found 12 collections related to Theater -- United States

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Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2771
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Collection consists of letters and writings of Skinner. Letters are to his wife and family. Writings include articles and speeches on Shakespeare, and biographical sketch of Helena Modjeska.
American Dramatic Fund Association
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 70
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The American Dramatic Fund Association was founded in New York City in 1848 for the purpose of aiding members of the theatrical profession (actors, dancers and singers) who were unable to work, helping to support members' widows and orphans, and... more
Fischer, Alice, 1869-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1004
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Alice Fischer (1869-1947) was an American actress. Collection contains correspondence, telegrams, clippings, and other papers relating to Fischer's career and that of her husband, William Harcourt King. Also, letters, four pocket diaries and other... more
Boucicault family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 346
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Dion Boucicault (1820-1890) was one of the most popular playwrights of his day. Although born in Ireland, he spent many years in the U.S. (from 1853 to 1869 and from 1870 to 1890). He also was a well-known actor and theatrical manager and a key... more
Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1041
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled... more
Lytton, L. Rogers, 1867-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1823
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Legare Rogers Lytton (1867-1924) was an actor, director and architect of New York City. His real name was Oscar Legare Rogers. Collection consists of Lytton's diaries and notebooks containing architectural notes and drawings. Other topics include... more
Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18078
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), an English actress, organized her own company and toured in Europe and the U.S. Collection consists of letters from Lillie Langtry to Clement Scott, drama critic, from London, Paris, the provinces of France, and... more
Milliken, James F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2004
.5 linear feet (1 box)
James F. Milliken was a theatrical agent in New York City. Collection consists of letters from actors asking for employment and from theatrical managers asking for actors or plays. Most of the letters were written from places outside New York City... more
Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3355
8 linear feet (13 boxes, 5 v.)
Frank Jenners Wilstach (1865-1933) was an American theatrical business manager, press agent, author, and compiler of A Dictionary of Similes. In addition to the dictionary, which was first published in 1916, he wrote a book and articles about Wild... more
Walsh, Townsend
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3213
The Townsend Walsh Papers (1763-1935, bulk 1890-1935) consist of the professional and personal papers of theatrical press agent Townsend Walsh (1872-1935). The collection includes important material relating to both the theatre and circus in the... more
Malone, John, -1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1852
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
John Malone (d. 1906) was an American actor. Collection consists of correspondence, writings and legal and family papers. Includes letters of theatrical people, mostly American, collected by Malone, together with some of Malone's personal... more
Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1088
Collection contains correspondence of theatrical manager and producer Charles Frohman and his assistant, Alfred Hayman, with each other and with other people in the theatre. Letters concern dramatic productions in the United States and England.... more