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Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-008
3 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Bronson Howard Papers consist primarily of correspondence, but also include financial and legal documents. Bronson Howard corresponded with a wide circle of family, friends and professional associates. The family correspondence documents Mr.... more
Schindler, Ewald, 1891-1948
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ 28410
.5 linear feet, (1 box)
The Schindler papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pencil drawings, programmes, production schedules, and other material related to the career of Ewald Schindler. The collection includes extensive correspondence... more
Ward, Fannie, d. 1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-033
1 linear foot (6 volumes)
American actress on stage and film, Fannie Ward was probably most famous for her apparently successful efforts to appear forever young. Born circa 1868, she made her stage debut in 1890, was in Hollywood films 1915-1919, and called the perennial... more
Reeves-Smith, Olive, 1894-1972
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1962-002
The papers of Olive Reeves-Smith consist of correspondence, clippings, personal papers, programs, scrapbooks, sheet music, and photographs. Also included are the papers of Harry Reeves-Smith and those of her actorhusband Fuller Mellish, Jr.
Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2771
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Collection consists of letters and writings of Skinner. Letters are to his wife and family. Writings include articles and speeches on Shakespeare, and biographical sketch of Helena Modjeska.
Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-038
The Otto Harbach Papers include correspondence, business papers, scripts, scores, lyrics, personal papers, photographs, and printed matter documenting his personal life and career, and also a particular period in the American musical theater, from... more
Ellis, Mary, 1900-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-017
13.625 linear feet (19 boxes
During her long life, Mary Ellis (1897-2003) was a successful singer and actress in opera, theatre, film, radio, and television. Working first in her native United States, then from the 1930s in her adopted home of England, she played dozens of... more
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-016
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Richard Mansfield, actor, was born in Berlin in 1854. He began his career on the London stage but by 1882 he had migrated to the United States and was appearing in the New York theater. Mansfield was instrumental in introducing the works of George... more
Schnitzer, Robert C.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-028
19.25 linear feet (43 boxes)
The papers document the careers of Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney, actors, producers, administrators, and educators. The American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), The University of Michigan, The Theatre Guild American Repertory... more
Bayfield, St. Clair, 1875-1967
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-004
2 linear feet (4 boxes, 6 scrapbooks)
St. Clair Bayfield (John St. Clair Roberts), a character actor known for his many Shakespearean roles, was born August 2, 1875 in Cheltenham, England. After Mr. Bayfield died on May 19, 1967, his widow, Kathleen Bayfield, helped to establish an... more
American Dramatic Fund Association
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 70
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The American Dramatic Fund Association was founded in New York City in 1848 for the purpose of aiding members of the theatrical profession (actors, dancers and singers) who were unable to work, helping to support members' widows and orphans, and... more
Held, Anna, 1877?-1918
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-010
The Anna Held Museum Papers consist of correspondence, photographs and manuscripts, which document the careers and personal lives of Anna Held, Florenz Ziegfeld, Billie Burke and Liane Carrera. Drafts of Anna Held's biography are among the papers.
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
Reinold, Bernard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-070
(1 portfolio)
Bernard Adolph Reinold (1860-1940) was an actor and a soldier, a member of several theatrical social organizations, and an administrator of the Actors' Fund of America. The career of Bernard A. Reinhold, whose stage name was Adolph Bernard,... 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
Boucicault family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 346
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Dion Boucicault (1820-1890) was one of the most popular playwrights of his day. Although born in Ireland, he spent many years in the U.S. (from 1853 to 1869 and from 1870 to 1890). He also was a well-known actor and theatrical manager and a key... more
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-251
9 v, 28 cm; 9 v, 28 cm
Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1088
Collection contains correspondence of theatrical manager and producer Charles Frohman and his assistant, Alfred Hayman, with each other and with other people in the theatre. Letters concern dramatic productions in the United States and England.... more
Thompson, Hallett
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1951-004
(1 portfolio)
Hallett Thompson (1871?-1938) was an actor and playwright, active from the late nineteenth century until well into the twentieth. While based in his hometown of Gloucester, Mass., during 1898-1900, Thompson was touring the Eastern United States... more
Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1041
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled... more
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
Milliken, James F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2004
.5 linear feet (1 box)
James F. Milliken was a theatrical agent in New York City. Collection consists of letters from actors asking for employment and from theatrical managers asking for actors or plays. Most of the letters were written from places outside New York City... more
Milliken, J. F., (James Foster), 1847-1917
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-010
J. F. Milliken was an agent for vaudeville entertainers. His papers contain letters documenting vaudeville in the late 1800s.
Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18078
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), an English actress, organized her own company and toured in Europe and the U.S. Collection consists of letters from Lillie Langtry to Clement Scott, drama critic, from London, Paris, the provinces of France, and... 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
Malone, John, -1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1852
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
John Malone (d. 1906) was an American actor. Collection consists of correspondence, writings and legal and family papers. Includes letters of theatrical people, mostly American, collected by Malone, together with some of Malone's personal... more
Lytton, L. Rogers, 1867-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1823
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Legare Rogers Lytton (1867-1924) was an actor, director and architect of New York City. His real name was Oscar Legare Rogers. Collection consists of Lytton's diaries and notebooks containing architectural notes and drawings. Other topics include... more
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1941-001
24 letters (52 leaves, in 1 portfolio)
Richard Mansfield, actor, was born in Berlin in 1854. He began his career on the London stage but by 1882 he had migrated to the United States and was appearing in the New York theater. Mansfield was instrumental in introducing the works of George... 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
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