Found 145 collections related to Theater -- United States

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Hume, Edward
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-053
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Edward Hume was an American actor who performed on Broadway and in touring theatre companies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Edward Hume photographs and ephemera date from 1892 to 1909 and document Hume's performances in the... more
Davies, Marion, 1897-1961
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-110
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Marion Davies (1897-1961) was an American stage and film actress. The Marion Davies papers date from 1915 to 1928 and document her early stage and film performances as well as her social activities with incoming correspondence, photographs, and... more
Mallory, Burton, d. 1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-030
(1 portfolio)
The Peninsula Circuit Stock Company, co-managed by Burton Mallory and Frank E. Craig, was a theatrical company formed during the summer of 1926 in order to tour the Eastern Shore states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Burton Mallory was born... more
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 21,227-21,233
1 linear foot (5 boxes)
Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a... more
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.
Martin, Vivian, 1893-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 27582 + Cage
.3 linear feet, (1 box)
Vivian Martin, actress, was born in Michigan, 22 July 1893. She made her stage debut in 1901 in CYRANO DE BERGERAC and was then seen in PETER PAN and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. As an adult she acted in numerous Broadway shows and then turned to the... more
Kane, Whitford, 1882-1956
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1613
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Whitford Kane (1882-1956) was an English-American actor. Collection consists of correspondence with prominent American, English and Irish theater and literary figures, and theater agreements and contracts. Correspondents include Padraic Colum, St.... more
Strudwick, Shepperd, 1907-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-003
6 linear feet, (15 boxes)
The Shepperd Strudwick Papers is composed of correspondence, newspaper clippings, programmes, memorabilia, scripts, and other material relating to the career of Shepperd Strudwick. The papers document in detail the rise of Strudwick's career from... more
Walsh, Townsend
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-045
6 items, 36 x 51 cm and smaller; 6 items, 36 x 51 cm and smaller
Townsend Walsh (1872-1941), American theater press agent, business manager, drama critic, playwright and actor, was a collector of theatrical and circus memorabilia. Consists of two pencil portraits of Townsend Walsh; one portrait in watercolor... more
Theatrical Press Representatives of America
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2973
1 box
Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, reports, membership applications, and legal records.
Campbell, Sandy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1982-004
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Sandy M. Campbell, a professional actor from the mid-1940s through the end of the 1950s, knew and worked with a number of prominent stage and screen actors of the period, and corresponded with many of them. The Sandy M. Campbell correspondence... more
MacColl, James A., 1912-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,327
5 lin. in. (1 box)
The James A. MacColl collection contains correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts and other material documenting Mr. MacColl's career as a performer and a writer.
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
Reinold, Bernard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-070
(1 portfolio)
Bernard Adolph Reinold (1860-1940) was an actor and a soldier, a member of several theatrical social organizations, and an administrator of the Actors' Fund of America. The career of Bernard A. Reinhold, whose stage name was Adolph Bernard,... 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
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2005-016
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Letters, cards and postcards by Hayes to Loos are intimate and detailed, providing a rich depiction of Hayes' work, theatrical touring and personal life. Most of the material is undated. Also includes a few letters and telegrams from Loos to... more
Pauker, Edmond, approximately 1880-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2354
42 linear feet (44 boxes)
Edmond Pauker (ca. 1880-1962) was a Hungarian-born literary agent and play broker in New York who represented European, especially Hungarian, playwrights, as well as some American authors. Collection consists of Pauker's personal and business... more
Nugent, Elliott, 1899-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/26107-117.
3.7 linear feet (11 boxes)
Elliott John Nugent, actor, playwright, producer, and director, was born on September 20, 1896, in Dover, Ohio, the son of John Charles Nugent and Grace Mary Fertig. Nugent's most notable work is the Broadway play, THE MALE ANIMAL (1941)... more
Williams, Emlyn, 1905-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-026
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Emlyn Williams was an actor, director, novelist, essayist, and playwright best known for NIGHT MUST FALL and THE CORN IS GREEN. Born in 1905 in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales, where most of his family and friends mined coal, Emlyn Williams was inspired... more
Ward, Fannie, d. 1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-033
1 linear foot (6 volumes)
American actress on stage and film, Fannie Ward was probably most famous for her apparently successful efforts to appear forever young. Born circa 1868, she made her stage debut in 1890, was in Hollywood films 1915-1919, and called the perennial... more
Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-015
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Francis Wilson (1854-1935), actor and author, was a member of the legitimate comedy group at the Chestnut Street Theatre, 1887-1888, in Philadelphia, and became involved in comic opera as the leading actor of McCaull Opera Company, 1885-1889. He... more
Cherry, Ewing, d. 1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-020
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Ewing Cherry was an American stage actor with years of touring experience. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Ewing Cherry (sometimes billed as V. E. Cherry) made his stage debut in WITHIN THE LAW in Chicago in 1916. Soon afterwards Cherry was working in... more
Thompson, Hallett
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1951-004
(1 portfolio)
Hallett Thompson (1871?-1938) was an actor and playwright, active from the late nineteenth century until well into the twentieth. While based in his hometown of Gloucester, Mass., during 1898-1900, Thompson was touring the Eastern United States... 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
Bickerton, Joseph P., 1878-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr. (1878-1936), an attorney in New York City who specialized in theatrical cases, served as an arbiter of disputes between members of the Dramatists Guild of America and producers. He also helped to produce Broadway shows.... more
Curtis, Jack, 1942-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-019
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio), 40 cm
Jack Curtis was a theatrical manager. The Jack Curtis contracts date from autumn 1937, and consist of sixteen copies of the same 'standard minimum' contract for actors. There are thirteen contracts for the play BORN IN A TRUNK, and three contracts... 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
Wilson, J. P., d.1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-071
(1 portfolio)
English character actor J. P. Wilson, known to friends and family as Josh, began his stage career in England where he toured for six years with Sir Frank Benson, and later appeared in a number of plays in the United States. Among J. P. Wilson's... more