Found 19 collections related to Vaudeville -- United States

Brooks, Tim
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 94-04
6 sound cassettes, analog mono; 6 sound cassettes, analog mono
Interviews recorded for an article published in the ARSC Journal. Robyn discusses his early life in Latvia and arrival in America, as well as his career, recordings, and acquaintances between 1919-1931. He also discusses his birthname, (Rubin)... more
Hyde, Tommy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1940-003
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio), 40 cm
Tommy Hyde (d. 1940) was a dancer and songwriter, and also managed a troupe of performers who toured in vaudeville under the name the Honey Boys. The Tommy Hyde papers span 1922-1940, and consist primarily of correspondence to Tommy Hyde,... more
Halliday, Richard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-006
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of autographs of prominent stage figures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as a few famous individuals from other walks of life. Some of the autographs are appended to brief notes, others are written on the backs of... more
Breen, Charles, b. 1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-063
.4 linear feet (1 volume + 1 portfolio)
The Breen family was one of the popular performing families of American show business, playing the stages of America, Australia, and elsewhere during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Patriarch Thomas D. Breen, born of Irish... more
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + 26,103
1 v. (1 box)
Tony Pastor was a central figure in the establishment and development of vaudeville in America. Nicknamed "The Dean of Vaudeville," Tony Pastor was a former actor who opened his first variety theater in New York in 1865, and his second in 1881. He... more
Burton, Beatrice, 1894-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-027
(1 portfolio)
Beatrice Burton, also known as Beatrice Morgan, was an actress, novelist, and silent film screenwriter. The Beatrice Burton papers consist mostly of contracts with the B. F. Keith vaudeville circuit from 1919-1921, engaging Beatrice Morgan &... more
Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-036
1.5 linear feet. (5 diaries)
Elsie Janis (1889-1956) was a performer in musical comedy, vaudeville, and motion pictures, and also a composer and screenwriter. Born Elsie Bierbower in Columbus, Ohio, March 16, 1889, Elsie Janis made her stage debut at the age of eight in THE... 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
Williams, Bert, 1874-1922
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 190
Volume containing lyrics to twenty songs, two of which, "Nevermo'" and "The Lee Family" were recorded by Williams on Columbia Records in 1915 and 1916 respectively. Second volume, entilted "Anecdotes, Jokes, Axioms, Proverbs, Funs and Puns..."... more
Smith and Dale
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2008-001
3.86 linear feet (10 boxes)
Joe Smith and Charlie Dale were a well-known vaudeville duo known as Smith and Dale who performed around the United States for over seventy years. The collection contains an extensive run of scripts for Smith and Dale sketches, material reflecting... more
DeMott, George, 1907-1986
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1956-003
The George DeMott papers consist of correspondence, some diaries/appointment books, contracts, photographs, and scrapbooks. This material is almost all business related, and there are no significant personal papers. The papers are divided into two... more
Easton, Sidney
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1.6 linear feet linear feet (3 Archival Boxes)
Sidney Easton (1886-1971) was an actor, playwright and songwriter. Collection contains personal and professional papers including letters, writings by Easton, legal documents regarding his suit against 20th Century-Fox Corporation, and research... more
Munson, Ona, 1906-1955
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-012
3 linear feet (8 scrapbooks, 5 boxes)
The Ona Munson collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, contracts and programs which document her life and career.
Bertram, Bert, 1893-1991
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-022
Actor, writer, director, vaudevillian, and broadcaster, Bert Bertram began acting as a teenager in his native Australia. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 with his first wife, the actress and dancer, Rubee Raymond, and enjoyed a long... more
Spiller, Isabele Taliferro, 1888-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 62
Collection consists of a few of William Spiller's personal papers, programs, and news clippings of William and Isabele Spiller's European and American tours, 1912-1942, and of the Spiller School of Music. Bulk of papers contain material pertaining... more
Darling family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-005
The papers give a brief and sporadic look at the careers of Edward and Alfred Darling.
Smith, Joe, 1884-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-015
2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Joe Smith and Charlie Dale were partners in one of vaudeville’s most famous and successful comedy acts, later translating many of their most popular sketches to other media, including radio, motion pictures and television. The Smith and Dale... more
Glenn, Willam H.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
1 vol
William H. Glenn and Walter Jenkins (Glenn & Jenkins) were a popular comedy team who performed on the vaudeville circuit and toured the United States, Canada, and London during the 1920s and 1930s. They became renowned for their black face... more
Negro Actors Guild of America, Inc
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 259
20.8 linear feet
The Negro Actors Guild (NAG) records document the functions and activities of this professional organization. The collection is divided into six series and ten subseries.