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1Title:  Edgar L. Potts dissertation and research on Philadelphia theater, 1932   
 Creator:  Potts, Edgar L., 1893-1970 
 Notes:  This collection documents Edgar L. Potts' study of the theater which resulted in his dissertation for the Department of English in 1932. The collection consists of two typed drafts of the dissertation entitled, "The History of Philadelphia Theatre, 1890-1900." The collection also includes a handwritten document Potts called "Introduction to the 'Calendar,'" in which he describes his intention to create a chronological outline of the Philadelphia stage for the decade January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. The last four files in the collection were probably part of the calendar, although they record only the plays from the year 1890. It is unknown if the remaining years were completed as research for his dissertation and were not saved or if Potts never finished his work and submitted his thesis without the years 1891 to 1899. This collection provides an important insight into Philadelphia's theater history in the late 19th century. 
 Extent:  1 (.4 
 Subjects:  Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Dissertations | Research notes

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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2Title:  Henrietta Pfaelzer theater and music scrapbook, 1892-1896   
 Creator:  Stern, Henrietta Pfaelzer, 1878-1974 
 Notes:  This scrapbook dates from between 1892 and 1896 and includes playbills, photographs of actors, and newspaper clippings about theater in Philadelphia. This volume is titled "Programme Book," and is signed by Miss Henrietta Pfaelzer, and dated June 24, 1896. Several notable Philadelphia theaters are included in this scrapbook, including the Chestnut Street Theater, the Broad Street Theater, and Arch Street Theater. A playbill from the Empire Theater and the Garden Theater in New York City are also in this volume. She includes numerous photographs of actors in this volume and gives special attention to John Drew, Della Fox, Yvette Guilbert, Leslie Carter, Virginia Harned, and Ada Rehan. The scrapbook also contains several souvenir programs. 
 Extent:  1 (.08 
 Subjects:  Actors | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Clippings (information artifacts) | Scrapbooks

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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3Title:  Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1837-1838   
 Creator:  Wemyss, Francis Courtney, 1797-1859 | Laurie, John. | Smith, Russel. 
 Notes:  Three letters from Francis C. Wemyss of Pittsburgh to Russel Smith of Philadelphia, dated 5 October 1837 and 28 April and 7 May 1838. The letter of 28 April 1838 includes an extract of a letter from John Laurie to Wemyss dated 25 April. Smith was an artist at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia; in 1838 he accepted an offer to move to the Chestnut Street Theatre. Wemyss' letter of 28 April is addressed to Smith at the "American Theatre, Walnut St.," which is probably the Walnut Street Theatre. 
 Extent:  3 
 Subjects:  American Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Walnut Street Theatre | Performing arts | Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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4Title:  Richard Penn Smith Papers, 1820-1868   
 Creator:  Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854 
 Notes:  The collection consists primarily of correspondence addressed to Richard Penn Smith but also includes an Edwin Forrest scrapbook created by his son Horace, some financial information, portraits and an unpublished manuscript of Caius Marius: a tragedy, written in 1830. The bulk of correspondence is in response to a dinner honoring Edwin Forrest held in December, 1837. 
 Extent:  48 
 Subjects:  Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Actors -- United States | Portraits | Scrapbooks | Tragedies | Plays (document genre) | Scripts (documents) | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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5Title:  Learned collection: on German-language theater, ca. 1832-1898 (bulk 1873-1895)   
 Creator:  Learned, Marion Dexter, 1857-1917 | Bloch, Theodor, b . 1832 
 Notes:  Comprises material relating to the production and performance of German-language plays in Philadelphia, predominantly in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Material includes printed and manuscript plays with annotations, which served as prompt books; manuscript scenarios; lists of props, as well as a few actual props; role books; librettos; musical scores; playbills; and selected issues of German-language newspapers, published in Philadelphia and related to the theater. Also includes a catalog of the Theater-Leih-Bibliothek dated January 1886, handwritten by Theodor Bloch, owner of the lending library. See also Ms. Coll. 902: Learned Supplementary Collection on German-Language Theater, 1865-1908. 
 Extent:  35 
 Subjects:  Drama, German -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Scripts | Playbills | Prompt books | Librettos | Scores | Manuscripts, German -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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6Title:  Bartholomew family theatrical scrapbooks, 1852-1948   
 Creator:  Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934 | Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889- | Bartholomew, William H., 1832- 
 Notes:  The Bartholomew family scrapbook collection consists of five volumes compiled by the Bartholomew family between 1872 and 1948. The scrapbooks contain photographs of the Bartholomew family and unnamed people (who may also be the Bartholomews); notices and reviews of the Bartholomew family members' performances; newspaper clippings related to the Bartholomews, the Edwin Forrest Home, and the theater in general; correspondence to and from the Bartholomew family members, including funeral bills; and handwritten annotations. The first scrapbook is mostly empty, but on the first few pages are pasted notices and reviews of Sallie Apt Bartholomew's performances. The donor suggests Sallie Apt Bartholomew as the compiler of this scrapbook. Miscellaneous inserts that were not pasted in have been removed and filed in Box 1 Folder 2 for purposes of preservation. The donor has attributed the second and third scrapbooks to Ethel Bartholomew. These scrapbooks have been removed from their acidic binding for preservation purposes, but the order of the pages was maintained. Scrapbook II consists mainly of publicity photographs of an unnamed actress, most likely Ethel Bartholomew's mother, Sallie Apt (Sallie Apt Bartholomew). There are also a few photographs of an unidentified man, possibly William H. Bartholomew. Other material relates to the Edwin Forrest home, a residence for retired actors. Scrapbook III contains a number of playbills from the Walnut Street and Chestnut Street Theaters (Philadelphia) in the 1910s and 1920s, including a production of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" with Ethel Bartholomew in a minor role. The scrapbook also includes assorted correspondence including bills for the funerals of Sarah A. Apt (1892 February 12), Lewis H. Apt (1919 December 19), and Sallie Apt Bartholomew (1932 August 13). Sarah A. Apt and Lewis H. Apt are presumed to be Sallie Apt Bartholomew's parents. The fourth and fifth scrapbooks are signed by William H. Bartholomew and were probably compiled by him or his wife, Sallie Apt, but it is impossible to determine this absolutely from the existing materials. Scrapbook IV includes theatrical clippings, such as notices and reviews of the productions of Moffitt and Bartholomew's pantomime troupe. Much of the scrapbook is filled with miscellany (including poems and anecdotes) and items of general theatrical interest (such as reminiscences of Edwin Booth). On the inside front cover is the description "Present from...December 25, 18??" The name appears to have been deliberately erased, and the erasure obscures the date as well. Several pages have been defaced by scissor cuts. Inserts that were not pasted in were removed and filed in Box 1 Folder 18 for purposes of preservation. The final scrapbook consists of assorted playbills and clippings, most of which are connected to William H. Bartholomew's stage career. Later clippings concern his retirement at the Edwin Forrest Home, Philadelphia. On the cover is the handwritten inscription "W.H. Bartholomew's Scrap-Book Dec 6th 1852-190? (obscured). To my much esteemed Friend Mr. James McCleese." Detached pieces were removed and filed in Box 2 Folder 2 for preservation. 
 Extent:  2 (.6 
 Subjects:  Edwin Forrest Home (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Actors | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Clippings (information artifacts) | Photographs | Playbills | Scrapbooks

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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7Title:  Colonel T. Allston Brown history of the American stage notebooks, circa 1905   
 Creator:  Brown, T. Allston (Thomas Allston), 1836-1918 
 Notes:  Processing Information: These volumes were previously classed as 812H B814.3 Volumes 1-5. This collection includes five bound volumes containing handwritten notes and newspaper clippings concerning the history of the American stage. The volumes are organized by geographic location, the first is focused on Boston, the second on Philadelphia, the third on New York City, the fourth on Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, greater Pennsylvania, New Jersey, greater New York, and Rhode Island, and the fifth and final volume is focused on Brooklyn. These volumes contain information on actors, theatres, theatre companies, circuses, and a variety of shows from 1749 all the way to 1905, just one year before Colonel T. Allston Brown presented the volumes to the Green Room Club. In addition to documenting the theater, the notebooks also contain information on everything from circuses to early African-American theater to a burlesque Ethiopian opera. It is possible that Brown collected these newspaper clippings while researching his works on the New York and American stage. 
 Extent:  5 (.6 
 Subjects:  African American theater -- History | Burlesque (Theater) | Circus -- History | Theater -- New York (State) -- 19th century | Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Clippings (information artifacts) | Notes

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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8Title:  Learned supplementary collection: on German-language theater, 1865-1908   
 Creator:  Learned, Marion Dexter, 1857-1917 | Berg, O. F. (Ottokar Franz), 1833-1886 | Salingré, Hermann. | Bittner, Anton. | Pohl, Emil. | Wilken, Heinrich. | L'Arronge, Adolph, 1838-1908 | Jacobson, Eduard, 1833-1897 | Schönthan, Franz von, 1849-1913 | Wollheim da Fonseca, A. E. (Anton Edmund), 1810-1884 | Müller, Hugo. | L'Arronge, Adolph, 1838-1908 | Pohl, Emil. | Pohl, Emil. | Görner, C. A. (Carl August), 1806-1884 | Dohm, Ernst, 1819-1883 | Müller, Hugo. | Pohl, Emil. | Bloch, Theodor, b . 1832 | Dickinson College Library, 
 Notes:  Collection assembled by Learned on German-language theater performed in Philadelphia in the last quarter of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th century. Among the materials documenting twelve plays are annoted published texts, manuscript role books, playbills, and music, although not all forms of material exist for each title. Also included in the collection are scrapbooks of (1) newspaper clippings documenting the history of the German-language theater in Philadelphia, in particular the years 1870 to 1894, and (2) programs for the Arch Street Deutsches Theater Programm, 1901-1904, 1907-1908. The majority of the collection was originally the property of Theodor Bloch, a German immigrant who was active in German-language theater in Philadelphia from approximately the mid-1860s until at least 1895. See also Ms. Coll. 638: Learned Collection on German-Language Theater, 1832-1898 (bulk 1873-1895). 
 Extent:  22 
 Subjects:  Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Germania Theater (Philadelpia, Pa.) | Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Scripts | Playbills | Prompt books | Librettos | Scores | Programs | Scrapbooks | Manuscripts, German -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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9Title:  Raymond H. Ferris collection of theater programs, 1881-1901   
 Creator:  Ferris, Raymond H., 1890-1972 
 Notes:  This collection of performance programs from Philadelphia theaters, dating from 1881 to 1901, features playbills from the Academy of Music, Arch Street Theatre, Association Hall, Chestnut Street Opera House (formerly Fox's American Theatre), Congress Spring Park, Eleventh Street Opera House, Garrick Theatre, Grand Opera House, Haverly's Theatre, McCaull's Opera House, New Arch Street Opera House, New National Theatre, Park Theatre, Philadelphia Lyceum, Temple Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and Winter Circus. The theater programs are arranged alphabetically according to theater name. The majority of the programs are from Arch Street Theatre, Chestnut Street Opera House, and the Walnut Street Theatre. Almost all are black and white (with the exception of one program from Garrick Theatre and one from McCaull's Opera House) and all contain a significant number of advertisements for a variety of Philadelphia businesses from clothing to food to furniture. 
 Extent:  1 (.33 
 Subjects:  Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Performing arts | Theater | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Advertisements | Theater programs

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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10Title:  [Scrapbook of theater programs and other ephemera]   
 Creator:  Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Broad Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Royal Opera House (London, England) 
 Publication:  Publisher not identified], Place of publication not identified], between 1890 and 1910. 
 Notes:  A scrapbook of Theatre programs and advertisements, pictures of actors, etc. Also includes performances in other venues. Most of these venues are in Philadelphia (Chesnut Street Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Broad Streat Theatre), but there are some in New York and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Some restaurant menus are pasted in at the end. Also includes some loose material, not pasted in like the rest. May have belonged to Philadelphian Blanche Russell Dobbins, whose autograph is present. 
 Extent:  42 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 31 cm 
 Subjects:  Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 20th century | CHR between 1890 and 1910 | PRO Dobbins, Blanche Russell (autograph) | PRO Albrecht, Otto Edwin, 1899-1984 (donor)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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11Title:  Emma Josephine Brazier theater and opera scrapbooks, 1858-1918   
 Creator:  Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953 
 Notes:  The Emma Josephine Brazier theater and opera scrapbooks consists of three volumes that date between 1858 and 1918. They contain playbills and advertisements from theaters and opera houses primarily in Philadelphia and New York, as well as cards and photographs of the actors and actresses that performed in them. "The Stage 1" scrapbook primarily focuses on Philadelphia theater in the mid 19th century. Several theaters are highlighted in this series of newspaper clippings and playbills, including Wheatley and Clark's Arch Street Theater, Wallack's Theatre, Laura Keene's Theater, and Walnut Street Theater. In addition to information on the theaters themselves are several cabinet cards with actors' photographs and names. These actors include Emma Taylor, John Drew, John Sleeper Clark, Laura Keene, William Wheatley, and Edwin Booth. Researchers should be aware that many of the playbills in this volume date from before Emma Josephine Brazier's birth. However, it is clear by construction that the volume was not compiled until the late 1890s or even the early 1900s. The second scrapbook, which is untitled, primarily focuses on opera in Philadelphia and New York City, with an emphasis on its relationship with opera in London and Paris and dates from 1884 to 1909. It houses dozens of photographs of opera singers, including Marcella Sembrich, Emil Fischer, Marie Van Zandt, Zelie de Lussan, Emma Nevada, Emma Eames, Victor Maurel, and Nellie Melba. It also contains numerous playbills from the Metropolitan Opera, an opera house in which all of the above listed singers performed. In addition to that commonality, these singers all spent part of their careers in either London or Paris as well as in either Philadelphia or New York City. One letter addressed to Emma Josephine Brazier indicates that she dined with Dr. R. and Emma Nevada Palmer in 1895. The final scrapbook's spine reads "Dayl's Company," however, it is almost certain that it should read "Daly's Company." This volume, dating from 1883 to 1918, contains information on both opera houses and theaters in Philadelphia and New York City. Of note is the extensive information on Augustin Daly, his funeral, and the dismantling of his house. Daly, a playwright, opened a successful theater in New York City in 1879. Many of the most notable actors and actresses of the time attributed their success to Daly, including John Drew Jr., Maurice Barrymore, and Fanny Davenport. This volume contains many playbills with a penciled notation, "Daly's Company." In addition, researchers will find many photographs and a fair amount of published information on Mary Anderson, Fanny Davenport, John Drew, George Grossman, Marie Jansen, Clara Morris, Cora Potter, Ada Rehan, Vesta Tilley, and Francis Wilson. This volume includes two letters to Emma Josephine Brazier, one from Ada Rehan thanking her for flowers, and one, dated 1918, from an unidentified writer thanking her for an evening. All three of these volumes contain playbills and advertisements from theaters and opera houses; clippings from newspapers, magazines, and theatrical publications; collectible cards from theaters; and cabinet cards (some of which are hand-colored and a few of which are signed by the actors or actresses). In many cases, information about a specific actor or actress is grouped together, so that a researcher may find photographs, clippings, biographical sketches, and even writings by actors or actresses on several adjacent pages. 
 Extent:  3 (.75 
 Subjects:  Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Actors | Musical theater | Opera | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 20th century | Theater -- United States -- 19th century | Theater -- United States -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Cabinet photographs | Clippings (information artifacts) | Scrapbooks

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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12Title:  Thompson Westcott scrapbooks of Charles Durang's history of Philadelphia theater between the years 1749 and 1855, 1868   
 Creator:  Durang, Charles. | Westcott, Thompson. 
 Notes:  Processing Information: Formerly Dewey 812 P54D. Durang's history of Philadelphia theater was published in the Sunday dispatch in three series, each bearing a different title: The Philadelphia stage: from 1749 to 1821 (first series, 75 installments published from May 7, 1854 to October 7, 1855); The Philadelphia stage from 1749 to 1855 (second series, 56 installments published from June 29, 1856 to August 2, 1857); and The Philadelphia stage from the year 1749 to the year 1855 (third series, 136 installments published from July 8, 1860 to April 19, 1863). The three series were distributed by Westcott among the six volumes so that each volume contains a similar number of pages. Volume I covers the years from 1749 to 1817-18; volume II from 1817-18 to 1826-27; volume III from 1826-27 to 1831-32; volume IV from 1831-32 to 1841-42; volume V from 1841-42 to 1849-50; and volume VI from 1849-50 to 1855. All the scrapbooks include page numbers, a handwritten index, and a list of portraits. Westcott inserted portraits and other images, as well as personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings relating to Durang's chapters, resulting in a remarkably thorough representation of the history of Philadelphia's theater history. The chronological order in which Durang presents the historical events, combined with the author's limited use of narrative flashbacks and flash-forwards, makes the indexes useful to locate any mention or image of a given figure or institution active or relevant in a specific period of time. Please see the container list for more detailed information on each volume. 
 Extent:  6 (2 
 Subjects:  Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Actors | Actors -- Portraits | Circus -- History | Drama -- History and criticism | Performing arts | Theater | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Autographs (manuscripts) | Correspondence | Engravings (prints) | Albums (Books)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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13Title:  Richard Wilson McCredy scrapbook of Philadelphia and New York City playbills, 1869-1906 (bulk: 1869-1905)   
 Creator:  McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 | McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 
 Notes:  This scrapbook of playbills consists of a collection of about 750 playbills and programs from Philadelphia and New York City, pasted into or laid in a volume of more than 200 unnumbered pages. The playbills are mostly arranged in chronological order, from 1869 to 1905, although a small number of loose playbills are enclosed as single documents in a pocket created between two pages at the end of the volume. Given the extensive range of theatrical genres documented by the playbills, and the consistency in which this material is presented, the scrapbook works as a useful resource to better understand the evolution of the theatrical scene of two important cultural centers on the East Coast. The repertoire covered by the playbills includes almost every form of theatrical entertainment--comedies, Shakespeare plays, melodramas, vaudeville shows, tragedies, opera bouffe, operetta, French, Italian, and German opera, dime theaters, amateur performances, minstrel shows, and early cinema. However, the majority of playbills is devoted to comedy, operettas, and opera bouffe, and features some among the most celebrated artists of the time: Lydia Thompson, John Sleeper Clarke, Frank Maguire Mayo, Marie Aimée, Edward Askew Sothern, Joseph Jefferson, Joseph K. Emmett, and Lotta Crabtree. Other prominent personalities mentioned in the playbills include, among others, actors Henry Irving, Louisa Lane Drew, Robert Bruce Mantell, Helena Modjeska, Richard Mansfield, Julia Marlowe, Ellen Terry, Sarah Bernhardt, Clara Morris, Olga Nethersole, Maurice Barrymore, Caroline Louise Dudley (Mrs. Leslie Carter), Ada Rehan, Fanny Janauschek, Edward Loomis Davenport, Fanny Davenport, Tommaso Salvini, Lillie Langtry, and Minnie Maddern Fiske, and singers Christina Nilsson, Italo Campanini, Luigi Ravelli, Adelina Patti, Nellie Melba, Sofia Scalchi, Emma Calvé, Lillian Nordica, Emma Earnes, Marcella Sembrich, Emilio De Marchi, and Johanna Gadski. The wide number of institutions represented in the volume testifies of the thriving theatrical life of Philadelphia and New York City in those decades. The list of Philadelphia theaters includes the Arch Street Theatre, the Chestnut Street Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre, Fox's American Theatre (later known as Central Theatre and Grand Central Variety Theatre), the Seventh Street Theatre, the Academy of Music, the Arch Street Opera House, the Eleventh Street Opera House, the Horticultural Hall, the New National Theatre (later named Mortimer's Varieties), the New Philadelphia Varieties, the Broad Street Theatre (later known as Lyceum Theatre, Haverly's Theatre, and McCaull Opera House), the Haydn and Handel Hall, the Alhambra Theatre, the North Broad Street Theatre, the International Comique, the Temple Theatre, B. F. Keith's Bijou Theatre, the Girard Avenue Theatre, the Garrick Theatre, the Arcade Garden, Dougherty's Alhambra Palace, the Olympic Theatre, the Grand Sultan Divan, and Enoch's Varieties. The scrapbooks also contains a smaller number of playbills from theaters in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Opera House, Booth's Theatre, Wallack's Theatre, Daly's Theatre, Union Square Theatre, The Casino, and Belasco Theatre. A few dime museum playbills (especially the New American Museum and Menagerie on the northwest corner of Arch and 9th Street, later also known as Simpson's Museum and Menagerie, and as Philadelphia Museum) can also be found in the volume, providing precious information on this form of popular entertainment from the late 1800s. Another playbill from 1897 announces an early exhibition of Lumière's cinematograph at the B. F. Keith's Bijou Theatre, the first Philadelphia theater to show motion pictures. Finally, the scrapbooks contains programs and playbills of amateur performances organized by the Mask and Wig Club, and by other associations affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 
 Extent:  1 (.2 
 Subjects:  Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Mask and Wig Club | Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Minstrel shows | Opera | Performing arts | Playbills | Theater | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- United States | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Albums (Books) | Theater programs

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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14Title:  Arthur Hobson Quinn papers, 1801-1961 (bulk: 1907-1960)   
 Creator:  Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 
 Notes:  This collection contains material related to Quinn's entire professional life: his correspondence with publishers, playwrights, and theatre professionals; manuscripts (some partial) and notes for four of his books, A history of the American drama from the beginning to the Civil War (1927), The soul of America (1932), Edgar Allan Poe, a critical biography (1941), and his collaborative textbook The literature of the American people (1951), as well as numerous scholarly articles; extensive lecture notes for his classes at the University of Pennsylvania; reviews of contemporary plays; his collection of playbills and libretti; and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne, including several of Herne's own manuscripts. Although the collection contains a small amount of personal material belong to Quinn and his daughter Kathleen, there is very little material concerning Quinn's family or his private life. For more details, see notes at the series level. 
 Extent:  92 (46 
 Subjects:  Herne, James A., -- 1839-1901 | O'Neill, Eugene, -- 1888-1953 | Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 | University of Pennsylvania. -- Department of English | University of Pennsylvania | American literature -- History and criticism | Authors | Dramatists | Education | Education, Higher | Literature | Performing arts | Theater | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 20th century | Theater -- United States -- 20th century | Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Correspondence | Librettos | Manuscripts (document genre) | Playbills | Writings (document genre)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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