Found 39 collections related to Vaudeville

Spencer, G. F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2841
2 boxes
Autograph album, 1905-1923, with letters inserted; notebooks containing skits, monologues, jingles, doggerel, etc., for vaudeville and other use; unbound material.
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.
Bowman, Betty, 1906-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-034
The Betty Bowman ephemera collection documents her life and career during the 1920's and contains photographs, clippings and a manuscript autobiography. The collection is mainly photographs of Betty Bowman, her sister Grace, her husband,... more
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-014
Papers documenting the life and career of Gypsy Rose Lee.
Goldberg, Harold, 1898-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-MSS 1996-005
Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, awards, programs and photographs that span Goldberg's career. The correspondence is mostly incoming, on both personal and professional matters, primarily letters of thanks, bulk dated 1950-1956.... more
Mandel, Harry, 1902-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-025
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Primarily printed material and business papers documenting the career of vaudeville and movie promoter, Harry Mandel, from the 1920s to the1960s at RKO and its predecessors.
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.
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.
Sanderson, Julia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T Mss 1962-001
The Julia Sanderson papers consist of correspondence, ephemera and scrapbooks of clippings and photographs documenting the careers of Julia Sanderson and her husband, Frank Crumit. The papers span the years 1913-1935 and contain materials... more
Kayton Sisters
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-012
.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Kayton Sisters, Jean, Lillian (sometimes known as Babe), and occasionally a third sister, Cecyl, were dancers of the vaudeville era. They performed across the United States in the 1920s and then set up their own dancing school in the 1930s.... more
Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-028
3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Tony Pastor is considered the "Father of American Vaudeville". The collection consists of photographs (mostly of Tony Pastor), manuscript scripts and actor's sides for vaudeville skits, handbills, a limited amount of correspondence and personal... more
McComas, Carroll, d. 1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-043
The Carroll McComas papers span the years 1914-1962 and document aspects of her life and career from the early days of vaudeville until her death in 1962. Included is correspondence about her ANTA guest artist appearance in THE GLASS MENAGERIE.... more
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 813
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers'reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with... more
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1941-003
Correspondence, scripts, songs, articles, programs and clippings document the life and career of Edward Harrigan. Includes extensive correspondence with his wife when he was touring with Tony Hart in the 1870s, photocopies of typescripts of a few... more
Fields, Fanny
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-033
3.7 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 volume)
Happy Fanny Fields (born Fanny Furman, circa 1881-1961) was an American actress, dancer, and comedian who found great success in British pantomime theater in the first decade of the twentieth century. The collection documents Fields's professional... more
Mack, Nila, 1891-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T Mss 1953-002
The Nila Mack papers contain correspondence, personal papers and ephemera, photographs, clippings and scrapbooks. The clippings and scrapbooks provide a complete overview of her life and career and span the years 1910 until her death in 1953.
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
Woolf, Stanley, 1899-1959
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-007
5 volumes (.75 linear feet)
Stanley Woolf was born in New York City and moved to Milwaukee as an older child. He returned to New York as an adolescent and became an avid theatre-goer. By the mid-1920s he was performing with the Keith-Albee Vaudeville circuit with his own... more
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett), 1865-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-147
.71 linear feet (3 boxes)
E. B. Marks (1865-1945) was an American music publisher who founded the Edward B. Marks Music Company. The E. B. Marks collection of photographs and ephemera consist of clippings, publications, photographs, programs, promotional material, and... more
Stephens, Leona
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-009
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Leona Stephens (born circa 1885) and her husband Len D. Hollister (1884-1936) were writers and actors who worked on the Broadway stage and in vaudeville in the early 20th century. Following Hollister's death, Stephens continued performing and... more
Morey and Eaton
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-037
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Dorothy Morey and Harry Eaton were variety performers who had a singing, talking, and dancing act that they performed in vaudeville theaters across the United States. The pair, who were married, performed as Murray and Fayne (or Fane) in the 1920s... more
De Grossart, Frances
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-047
1.09 linear feet (3 boxes)
Frances De Grossart and Muriel Window were vaudeville singers who toured together as Muriel and Frances from 1912 to 1914. De Grossart retired from vaudeville after marrying George Ebey, manager of the Fulton Playhouse in Oakland, California. The... more
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.
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-140
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Lynne Overman (1887-1943) was a comedic actor who was active in vaudeville and on Broadway between 1907 and 1933. His collection of scripts dates from about 1915 to 1933, and consist of scripts for comedic plays and sketches, many of which Overman... more
Hennessy, Roland Burke, 1870-1939
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-020
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Roland Burke Hennessy (1870-1939) was an editor, publisher, drama critic, and poet. He founded the theatrical publication the New York Star and was its editor from 1908 to 1936. He became editor of the more
Menzeli, Lola, 1898-1951
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 417
2.34 linear feet (5 boxes, 3 volumes)
Lola Menzeli and her husband Senia Solomonoff were ballet dancers and teachers. The Lola Menzeli and Senia Solomonoff papers (1873-1954, bulk 1910s-1940) contain scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers documenting their careers. The collection... more
Kingsley, Walter J.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2005-020
1.4 linear feet (1 box, 7 volumes)
Walter J. Kingsley was an American press agent and journalist. He reported for the New York Telegraph and for the London Daily Express before beginning his career as a press agent in the 1900s.... more
Morton, Harry K.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-128
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Harry K. Morton (1889-1956) was a performer in vaudeville and musical comedies. He was married to fellow vaudeville performer Zella Russell (d. 1952). Morton's parents, Harry K. Morton, Sr. (d. 1919) and Annie Duncan (1853-1902), were also variety... more
Rowley family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-039
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The collection consists of scrapbook pages of clippings, photographs, and programs documenting the careers of the Rowley theatrical family, especially that of actor Edward M. Rowley.
Kidder, Edward E., 1846-1927
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-103
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Edward E. Kidder scripts, dated c. 1883 to 1911, document his career as a playwright for Broadway and touring companies.
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