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A'Becket family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-002
The A'Becket Family Diaries and Prompt Books include handwritten memoirs and daily notations regarding the life and career of Thomas A'Becket, Sr. from 1844 to 1890. The diaries show the extent of A'Becket's theatrical activities. The diaries of... more
Appleton, William W., 1915-2014
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-065
The William Appleton collection consists of letters, handwritten manuscripts, "penny plains" and "two-pence coloured" materials, which were small portraits of actors created for the toy theater trade, a once-popular form of home entertainment. The... more
Arthur Weyhe
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-047
5.25 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 portfolio)
Sheets of scenery, characters and wings, both colored and uncolored, used in toy theatres. Also published booklets of play scripts for the theatres.
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
Barker, Margaret, 1908-1992
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-003
19.61 linear feet (46 boxes)
This collection of personal and family papers, correspondence, production files, scripts, writings, and ephemera provide a wealth of documents on the life of actress, producer and director, Margaret Barker, a founding member of the Group Theatre,... more
Bittner, Herbert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2011-067
3 boxes (104 drawings)
Publisher and editor of art books, Herbert Bittner was born in Breslau, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1934. Bittner owned a publishing house specializing in fine art, and authored and edited several books on art and leading artists. He... more
Booth-Grossman family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1967-001
The primary subject of this collection of family papers is the life of Edwin Booth, one of the most famous American actors of the 19th century. However, it has not been titled the Edwin Booth Papers because the bulk of the collection would more... more
Brown, Chamberlain
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1961-002
351 linear feet (850 boxes)
The Chamberlain and Lyman Brown Papers are 351 linear feet and contain business and personal correspondence, scrapbooks, autographs, legal and financial papers, scripts, photographs, clipping files, and production materials documenting their work... more
Chase, Ilka, 1905-1978
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-002
13 linear feet (20 boxes, 20 scrapbooks)
The Ilka Chase Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scripts, scrapbooks and other material related to the career of Ilka Chase. There is also considerable material related to the career of her mother, Edna Woolman... more
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1965-002
202 linear feet (257 boxes)
: Katharine Cornell was an American actress and producer. Guthrie McClintic was an American director and producer. They both worked the New York theater from 1915-1960. This collection includes correspondence, personal files, scripts, production... more
Covent Garden Theatre
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 18173
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
The Covent Garden Theatre was founded by John Rich in London, England in 1732. In 1847 it became the Royal Italian Opera and in 1891, the Royal Opera House. Collection consists of eight printed broadsides dated from November 23, 1828 to December... more
Cranefield, Paul F. (Paul Frederic), 1925-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-006
19.5 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Paul Cranefield Papers, 1824-2002 [bulk years 1951-2002], document medical doctor and theater enthusiast Paul Cranefield’s interest and contribution to New York City’s theatrical world, and in particular the Off-Off Broadway movement. The... more
Durnell, James F.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-076
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
The collection dates from 1840 to 1970 and contains photographs of actors, film and theater productions, and theater buildings collected by James F. Durnell.
Friedman, Phil, 1921-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss-2004-019
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Philburn (Phil) Friedman (1921-1988) was an American stage manager. Friedman managed numerous Broadway and West Coast theater productions, many of them musicals, including Kismet (1953), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961),... more
Gomme, Laurence J. (Laurence James), 1882-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-004
Laurence Gomme was a bookseller, appraiser, publisher and collector. His collection consists of letters, programs, clippings and photographs.
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-026
29 linear feet (42 boxes)
The Helen Hayes papers span the years 1817–1963 and consist of correspondence, the majority from friends and colleagues; speeches and writings, including drafts and handwritten index cards of speeches; clippings from her earliest days in theater... more
Hazelton, George Cochrane, 1868-1921
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-003
19 linear feet (36 boxes; 14 scrapbooks)
The George Cochrane Hazelton Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, ledgers, promptbooks, scripts, photographs, clippings and programs from 1848-1941, documenting Hazelton's private and professional life. After his death, his wife, as... more
Heister, George
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-068
(1 portfolio)
George Heister was involved in the theater in America throughout much of the 19 century, and worked with many of its prominent figures. Consists of six letters written to George Heister by several professionals of the theatrical world, including... more
Her Majesty's Theatre (London, England)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ+ nc 8677
1 volume (129 p.), ill, 28 cm; 1 volume (129 p.), ill, 28 cm
Opened on April 9, 1705 in the Haymarket as the Queen's Theatre in honor of Queen Anne, the theater went through various name changes (King's Theatre) with the changing of monarchs. Rather large for drama, it became the first English opera house.... more
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-123
2.1 linear feet (8 boxes)
Maynard Morris served as secretary of the Edmund Kean Club that celebrated the career of the Shakespearean stage actor. The collection, dated 1813 to 1961, holds letters, graphics, posters, and printed matter.
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NAFR+
80.64 linear feet (498 volumes, 2 other items)
The Robinson Locke Collection consists of dramatic scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, and letters documenting American theater history.
Mason, Edward T. (Edward Tuckerman), 1847-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-041
3.04 linear feet (1 box, 13 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Edward Tuckerman Mason (1847-1911) was an American literary and drama critic. The Edward Tuckerman Mason papers, 1833 to 1914, consist of 15 scrapbooks and a file of letters.
Mudd, Aloysius I. (Aloysius Ignatius), 1844-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1951-001
The Mudd Collection consists of correspondence, writings, reviews, clippings, programs, theatrical portraits and one scrapbook documenting all forms of performance and popular entertainment in Washington, D.C.
Roche, Emeline Clark, 1902-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-016
The Emeline Roche Collection (1815-1988) consists of the Emeline Roche Papers (1815-1988) and the Jane Cowl Papers (1884-1949). The collection came in two installments: first after 1950 from Emeline Roche, the rest after her death from her... more
Sandak : Stamford, Conn.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2002-004
177 slides
Images of set and costume designs from over 40 famous designers. Published by Sandak, inc.; Stamford, Conn.
Sobel, Bernard, 1936-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-071
5.35 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Bernard Sobel (1887-1964) was an American author and theatrical press agent. His papers include drafts, notes, research materials, and other unidentified papers relating to Sobel's writing; correspondence; photographs; notebooks; a diary; and... more
Stead, Hiram
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1933-001
<600 portfolios>
The Stead Collection gives a comprehensive depiction of the English theater. $bThe collection consists primarily of playbills, programs, clippings and prints, but also contains manuscript material consisting of letters, photographs, legal and... more
Stone, Peter, 1930-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-109
85.74 linear feet (209 boxes)
Peter Stone (1930-2003) was an American writer of musicals, plays, films and television shows in the second half of the twentieth century. Stone was the first writer to win an Emmy Award, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. The Peter Stone papers... more
Vollmer, Lula
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1977-005
18.48 linear feet (44 boxes)
Lula Vollmer (d. 1955) was an American folk dramatist. The collection dates from 1847 to 1972 and documents her writing career through dramatic and literary manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and other materials relating to the publication... more
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2012-023
1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller
Commedia dell'arte was a popular form of theater which began in Italy in the 16th century. It includes masked character types and stock scenarios. Performed outdoors on temporary stages, its performers utilized various props instead of elaborate... more
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