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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
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
Actors' Fund of America
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1943-004
9.8 linear feet (11 volumes)
The Actors Fund of America (renamed the Entertainment Community Fund) was founded in 1882 by Albert Marshman Palmer (1838-1905), an American theatrical manager. The scrapbooks, dated 1897 to 1933, document the early years of the Fund to support... more
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
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
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
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
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
Arden, Wallace, d. 1903
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1958-003
The Arden-Peerless papers consist of a small amount of incoming letters concerning their work in the theater, clippings of reviews, cabinet photographs depicting scenes from an unidentified play starring Peerless and Arden, and a few miscellaneous... 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
Baral, Robert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1983-001
Robert Baral was a free-lance writer and sometime publicist. The collection consists of photographs, clippings, programs, and correspondence relating to Ziegfeld, the Ziegfeld Follies, and the revue era. With its roots... 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
Barrymore, Diana, 1921-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-002
7.3 linear feet (4 boxes, 7 volumes)
Diana Barrymore (1921-1960) was an an American actress. The Diana Barrymore papers hold correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, and other material documenting Barrymore's acting career and the publication of her memoir, more
Barton, James, 1890-1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-028
15.75 linear feet (47 boxes)
James Barton (1890-1962) was an American actor, singer, dancer and comedian in vaudeville, theatre, film and television. The James Barton papers document the career and personal life of James Barton through production files, scripts, sheet music,... 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
Beaufort, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-032
10.81 linear feet (22 boxes)
John Beaufort was a theater critic for the Christian Science Monitor; he also served as a war correspondent, London bureau chief, and feature editor. His wife, Francesca Bruning, was a stage actor who was most active in the theater during the... more
Belasco, David, 1853-1931
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1931-001
Actor, manager, playwright, director, producer and theater owner, David Belasco was one of the outstanding personalities of the American theater at the turn of the century. He is most notable for his exotic stage productions, famous for their... more
Bell, Gaston, 1877-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-117
2.8 linear feet (1 box, 3 volumes)
Gaston Bell (1877-1963) was an American stage and film actor. The Gaston Bell papers date from 1886 to 1964 and contain scrapbooks and photographs.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *ZC-531
1 volume on 1 reel of microfilm
Scrapbook consists entirely of clippings of reviews of the American tours of these two European stars.
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-019
5 letters (1 portfolio)
Edwin Booth was an American actor-manager in New York and with touring companies. He maintained a long-term personal and professional relationship with Lawrence Barrett, also an actor-manager. The material consists of five letters from Edwin Booth... 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
Bostock Midway Carnival Co
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ 2148
1 volume in 1 box
The Bostock Midway Carnival Co., also called the Frank C. Bostock Mighty Carnival and Street-Fair Company, was a traveling circus run by Frank C. Bostock. Consists of clippings on the shows bound into a scrapbook.
Bradigan, Kevin, 1951-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-052
7.7 linear feet (19 boxes, 4 oversized folders)
Kevin Bradigan was a photographer, actor, theater technician, and a member of John Vacarro's Play-House of the Ridiculous. The Kevin Bradigan papers primarily document Bradigan's personal life and involvement in the Play-House of the Ridiculous... more
Brinker, Una Abell, 1874-1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-001
The papers of Una Abell Brinker contain photographs, correspondence, personal mementos, unpublished writings and clippings of both her private life and career in the Newark theater and span the years 1895 to 1952.
Bronaugh, Anne, 1887-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-077
.92 linear feet (3 boxes)
Anne Bronaugh (1887-1963), born in Kentucky, was an American actress, working in Canada and New York State during the early 20th century. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs and scrapbooks of reviews, articles and... 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
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