Found 8 collections related to Theater -- History -- 19th century

Dean, Tunis F., b. 1870
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-023
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Tunis Ferdinand Dean was a theatrical manager, long associated with David Belasco. Born In Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1870, Tunis Dean moved to Baltimore, Md., as an adult, and managed Baltimore's Academy of Music for several years. Affiliated for... more
Bancroft, Squire, 1841-1926
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-025
1.5 linear feet. (1 letter book)
Squire Bancroft (1841-1926), English actor-manager, played hundreds of roles in a theatrical career which spanned over fifty years, and brought him into contact with most of the leading English theatrical figures of his day. Born May 14, 1861, of... more
Field, R. M. (Richard Montgomery), 1834-1902
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-022
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Richard Montgomery Field (1834-1902) was manager of the Boston Museum from 1864 to 1898. The Boston Museum began staging musical performances in 1841, then added dramatic performances in 1843 and continued presenting shows for sixty years. Located... more
Young, James, 1878-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-035
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
James Young (1872?-1948) was active on stage and in motion pictures as an actor, director, and writer. Born on New Year's Day 1872 (some sources say 1878), in Baltimore, Md., James Young was appearing onstage by the 1890s. Eventually, his... more
Armstead-Johnson Foundation
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
3.2 linear feet
The Armstead-Johnson Foundation for Theater Research records document the activities of the Foundation including the administration, research requests, exhibition planning, and collection development.
Harrigan, Edward, 1845-1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1327
Collection consists of manuscripts, script materials and other items pertaining to Harrigan's plays. Manuscripts include holograph and typescript versions (some with manuscript revisions), carbons and fragments of plays. Also, programs, costume... more
Ross, Frederick G., 1858-1942
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1942-001
Frederick G. Ross was an actor and business manager. His collection includes scrapbooks documenting the theater and actors and actresses of the 19th century. Also included is a portfolio of letters from the actor and stage manager William Gorman... more
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-028
3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Tony Pastor is considered the "Father of American Vaudeville". The collection consists of photographs (mostly of Tony Pastor), manuscript scripts and actor's sides for vaudeville skits, handbills, a limited amount of correspondence and personal... more
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