Found 12 collections related to Comedians

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
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
Pearl, Jack
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-001
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Jack Pearl Papers consist of correspondence, contracts, scripts, programs and photographs and are primarily of his professional life and career.
Ray, Happy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-005
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Happy Ray was a burlesque and vaudeville comedian active from the 1920s to the 1950s. The Happy Ray scripts (1920s-1950s) contain over 150 stage plays, musicals, and skits produced by his companies.
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
Johnson, Walter, 1884-1964
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-039
5.3 linear feet (13 boxes)
Walter Johnson (1884-1964) was an actor, comedian, stage manager, director, and writer. The Walter Johnson scripts are from plays, musicals, television programs, and vaudeville and burlesque shows in which Johnson performed, wrote, or directed.
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-006
50 linear feet (97 boxes, 29 volumes and 3 oversized folders)
This collection of personal papers, correspondence, production files, radio scripts, autobiographical writings, interviews, speeches, articles, songs, clippings, photographs and visual materials provides a wealth of documentation on the personal... more
Greener, Dorothy, 1917-1971
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-049
Papers of actress, singer, comedienne Dorothy Greener consisting of letters, opening night telegrams, revue sketches and other humor pieces, school compositions, scrapbooks, and ephemera.
Richard Astor Agency
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-020
Beatrice Lillie was an actress and comedian. The Richard Astor Agency managed Ms. Lillie's career from the 1960s through 1982. The collection contains correspondence, contracts and photographs documenting Beatrice Lillie's career during that time... more
Stone, Harry, 1928-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-004
.84 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
Harry Stone, also known as Israel Breakstone (born circa 1900), was an entertainer who worked on the vaudeville circuit in New York and Pennsylvania for about 15 years in the 1920s and 1930s. The Harry Stone papers, dating from 1915 to 1977, hold... more
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
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NAFR+
107.94 linear feet (518 volumes, 574 other items)
The Robinson Locke collection consists of scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, letters and other ephemera documenting American theater history.
Indicates that portions of this collection have been
digitized and are available online.