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Aarons Family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-021
.9 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Aarons Family papers (circa 1870-1979) mainly document the career of the producer Alfred E. Aarons, as well as his family life with the vocalist Leila Hughes and their children. A small amount of papers pertains to Alfred's children: Ruth... more
Abarbanell, Lina, 1880-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1963-001
.8 linear feet
The Lina Abarbanell Papers consist of production files, correspondence, manuscripts and outlines of plays and other writings of her husband, Edward Goldbeck and her daughter, Eva. The papers span the years 1886 to 1963. However, the materials are... more
Abel, Walter, 1898-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-050
The papers of Walter Abel consist primarily of correspondence, contracts, speeches, and clippings documenting his work as an actor. The professional correspondence is not extensive: the bulk is single letters received from a wide variety of... more
Ackman, Herman Mrs
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 27,484
2 boxes
Actor-Managers, Inc
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-022
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Actor-Managers, Inc., was a New York theatrical production organization which in February 1928 staged Simon Gantillon's French play MAYA (1924), in an English translation by Ernest Boyd, with Aline MacMahon in the lead role of a prostitute. City... more
Adair, Jean, 1873-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1953-001
The Jean Adair papers document the early part of Ms. Adair's career through clippings, correspondence, photographs and ephemera. The materials span the years 1914-1936, though most of the collection documents the years 1914-1928.
Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1956-001
The Maude Adams collection reflects many of the actress' varied interests: acting, directing, lighting, writing, sketching and teaching. The collection spans the years 1879-1956 and includes correspondence, writings by Maude Adams and others;... more
Adele Theatre (Eatonton, Ga.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-017
Collection consists of correspondence and contracts of the Adele Theatre concerning the booking of films, and the advertising it received from various film companies on their offerings.
Adler, Luther, 1903-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-003
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Luther Adler collection contains clippings, contracts, correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts and other material that document Mr. Adler's career on stage, screen and television. It includes information about Mr. Adler's problems with... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1964-003
Collection consists entirely of scripts of original plays and adaptations from the early career of playwright Edward Albee. It includes typescripts and proofs, many with handwritten revisions, and in various versions. Plays included in the... more
Albertson, Mabel
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-047
1.5 linear feet (1 large box)
Mabel Albertson (1901-1982), actress and writer, worked steadily on stage, in films, and on radio and television, for over forty years. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 24th, 1901, Mabel Albertson was the sister of actor Jack Albertson. After... more
Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ + n.c. 2138
1 volume in a box
Richard Aldrich, theatrical producer. Scrapbook is mainly clippings, also programs, on a revival of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST produced by Richard Aldrich and Alfred de Liagre.
Alexander, C. K., 1923-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-011
2.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
C.K. Alexander (1923-1980) was an Egyptian actor, director, and composer. The C.K. Alexander papers date from 1943 to 1980 and document Alexander's acting career in the United States, and to some extent, his work as a director. The collection... more
Alexander, John, 1897-1982
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-050
.42 linear feet (1 box)
John Alexander (1897-1982) was an American actor who was active in theater from 1913 to 1962. Beginning in 1916, he toured with the Robert B. Mantell and Genevieve Hamper theater company. Alexander and Hamper married in 1931. The John Alexander... more
Allbritton, Louise, 1920-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-003
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 volume)
Louise Allbritton (1920-1979) was an actress who appeared on stage, screen, and television. Her husband, Charles Collingwood (1917-1985), was an American broadcast journalist. The Louise Allbritton and Charles Collingwood papers (circa 1917-1960)... more
Alleman, Louis J
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss (in process)
1 letter box
Allen, Martha-Bryan
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-048
(1 portfolio)
American Educational Theatre Association
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-003
30.66 linear feet (73 boxes)
The American Theatre Association (1936-1986) was a theatre advocacy group that promoted community theatre and theatre education. The American Theatre Association records hold administrative records, office files, and presidential files from 1947... more
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-055
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
The American Play Company was a business organization that handled the licensing of plays. Prior to 1914 it was involved in production and purchase, but after that time it dealt exclusively in representing dramatists. The collection is almost... more
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1966-002
49.14 linear feet (117 boxes)
The American Play Company was a New York theatrical agency which represented authors and rights-holders and assisted in the negotiation of theatrical and film licensing. The American Play Company records contain administrative files, contracts,... more
American Theatre Association
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1987-003
5.3 linear feet (13 boxes)
The American Educational Theatre Association (AETA), which later became the American Theatre Association, acted as an advocacy group, promoting theatre and theatre education. The American Educational Theatre Association records, dating from 1950... more
Ames, Winthrop, 1870-1937
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1938-001
1 linear foot (1 box and 1 volume)
Most of the collection documents the workings of the New Theatre Company during its short life, 1908-1911. Ames was the managing director of this theater which was, at the time, the largest playhouse in New York City.
Anderson, Arthur
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-044
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Arthur Anderson collection of scripts contains scripts for the radio show Mark Trail, broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting System, and for the radio and television shows Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, both broadcast by ABC. Mark Trail scripts date... more
Anderson, Doug, 1919.-....
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-014
1 portfolio
Doug Anderson is an illustrator and author who specializes in subject matter pertaining to the theater. Born in Sutton, New Hampshire in 1919, Anderson worked for several years for the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts in Concord, N.H. After... more
Anderson, Percy, -1928
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2010-041
1 box (ca. 119 drawings)
Designer and painter Percy Anderson was known in England for his work with producer Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and the original productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas (all D'Oyly Carte productions at the Savoy from The yeoman of the guard... more
Andrews, Ann, 1890-1986
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-038
Ann Andrews was a stage actress. The papers consist of correspondence from her stage and screen friends.
Andrews, Herbert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-016
1.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Herbert G. Andrews (1909-circa 1990) was a costume and scenic designer. The collection dates from 1933 to 1954 and holds set designs, photographs, and programs for theater, dance, and television productions.
Angelo, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-008
1.6 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 volume)
John Angelo (1922 - ) is a former dancer, choreographer, actor, and set and costume designer who appeared in many Hollywood musicals. David Bond (born Alfred Allegro, 1914-1989) was an actor and theatrical producer. The John Angelo and David Bond... more
Anglin, Florence
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-004
The Florence Anglin Papers document her career on stage, television, film and radio, primarily as a character actor.
Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-003
18.63 linear feet (32 boxes)
Margaret Anglin was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. This collection extensively covers the professional career of Anglin, who performed primarily from 1889 to 1936.... more