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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-05-15
1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Clippings Engravings (prints) Portraits Posters Scrapbooks Theater programs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-05-06
1857, 1886-1902
Creator:
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on theatrical subjects, dating from 1886 to 1902, and includes reviews, interviews, short biographies, and articles relating to the history of American theater.
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson scrapbook on theatrical subjects
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1323
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1857, 1886-1902
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on theatrical subjects, dating from 1886 to 1902, and includes reviews, interviews, short biographies, and articles relating to the history of American theater.
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 1894 College Memorial Fund.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Interviews Plays (performed works) Reviews (documents) Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-05-06
1901-2016
Creator:
Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
Extent: 59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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Hedgerow Theatre Company records
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1321
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
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1901-2016
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The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Deeter, Jasper Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Reed, Penelope
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Financial records Minutes (Records) Photographs Playbills Plays (performed works) Promotional materials Prompt books Publications (documents) Scores Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2018-02-01
circa 1879-1918
Creator:
Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
Extent: 3 boxes
The collection consists primarily of correspondence addressed to Ada Rehan but also includes some memorabilia, such as an analysis of Katharine in The Taming of the Shrew in Ada Rehan’s hand, clippings, dedications, menus and invitations, and programs and playbills.
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Ada Rehan papers
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Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 191
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3 boxes
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circa 1879-1918
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The collection consists primarily of correspondence addressed to Ada Rehan but also includes some memorabilia, such as an analysis of Katharine in The Taming of the Shrew in Ada Rehan’s hand, clippings, dedications, menus and invitations, and programs and playbills.
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Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Manuscripts, English--19th century Manuscripts, English--20th century Playbills Theater programs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-09-19
1868
Creator:
Durang, Charles
Westcott, Thompson
Extent: 2 linear feet (6 volumes)
A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Thompson Westcott scrapbooks of Charles Durang's history of Philadelphia theater between the years 1749 and 1855
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1316
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (6 volumes)
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1868
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A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Clothier, Morris L. (Morris Lewis), 1868- Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Autographs (manuscripts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Scrapbooks
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