Found 39 collections related to Vaudeville

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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Hoffman, Aaron, 1880-1924
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-023
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
Aaron Hoffman (1880-1924) was a playwright, best known as a writer for vaudeville. The Aaron Hoffman papers (1900s-1926) contain scripts, synopses, notes, and background material for Hoffman's plays, vaudeville acts, and films. The papers also... 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
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.
Burian, Grayce S.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-045
2.18 linear feet (6 boxes)
Aileen Stanley was a popular singer and vaudeville performer active from the 1900s through the 1930s. The Grayce Burian collection of Aileen Stanley materials (1898-1983) was assembled by Burian in the preparation of a biography of Stanley. The... more
Doyle, Little Buddy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-018
.88 linear feet (3 boxes); 22.19 gb (645 computer files)
Peggy Hoover and her husband, Buddy Doyle, were American vaudevillians and performers for Broadway and film. The collection (1905-1949) documents their careers through scrapbooks, photographs, and sheet music.
Morgan, Marion
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 374
.52 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Marion Morgan was a choreographer, dancer, and writer. The Marion Morgan papers (1909-1930s) contain Morgan's writings, including articles about dance and film, and scenarios and scripts for dances, films, and plays. The collection also contains a... 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.
Morgan, Leo
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-048
5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Leo Morgan was an American theater and television producer. The Leo Morgan Paramount Publix and Strand Theatre materials date from 1926 to 1947 and contain photographs, programs, and public relations files for East Coast theaters owned by the... more
Mallen, Dave
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-020
1.6 linear feet (3 boxes, 3 volumes)
Dave Mallen was a musical and comedic performer active in the first half of the 20th century. The Dave Mallen papers, dating from 1928 to 1945, document his career through scrapbooks, scripts, and sheet music.
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