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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1979
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979. (View full finding aid.)
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American Ballet Theatre Programs
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TC004
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1.6 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
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1940-1979
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The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1854-1943
(Bulk: 1850s-1920s)
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 archival boxes and 1 oversized box)
The bulk of the American Minstrel Show Collection consists of advertisement material promoting minstrel performances from the 1850s through the 1920s. The collection includes broadsheets, posters, newspaper clippings and programs, as well as pictures and photographs of minstrel show performers. In addition, a small portion of the collection contains sheet music and song and joke books. (View full finding aid.)
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American Minstrel Show Collection
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TC050
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1.5 linear feet (3 archival boxes and 1 oversized box)
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1854-1943
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1850s-1920s
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The bulk of the American Minstrel Show Collection consists of advertisement material promoting minstrel performances from the 1850s through the 1920s. The collection includes broadsheets, posters, newspaper clippings and programs, as well as pictures and photographs of minstrel show performers. In addition, a small portion of the collection contains sheet music and song and joke books.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1890s-1942
Extent: 11.6 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942). (View full finding aid.)
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Anonymous Playscripts Collection
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TC112
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11.6 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
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1890s-1942
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Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942).
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1893-1973
Extent: 7 linear feet (57 scrapbooks in 13 enclosures and 4 record center cartons)
Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters. (View full finding aid.)
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Arthur Friedman Collection of Programs and Playbills
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TC019
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7 linear feet (57 scrapbooks in 13 enclosures and 4 record center cartons)
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1893-1973
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Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
18th-20th century
Extent: 44.8 linear feet
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe. (View full finding aid.)
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Broadside Playbills
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TC113
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44.8 linear feet
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18th-20th century
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This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1742-2014
Extent: 21 linear feet (15 boxes)
Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc. (View full finding aid.)
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Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books
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RBD2
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21 linear feet (15 boxes)
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1742-2014
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Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1900-1980s
Extent: 12.4 linear feet (31 archival boxes)
The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures. (View full finding aid.)
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Dance Subject Files
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TC107
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12.4 linear feet (31 archival boxes)
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1900-1980s
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The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1814-1933
Extent: 1 box
Consists of theater programs, newspaper clippings, and articles on English actor Edmund Kean, as well as portraits of Kean in various dramatic roles. (View full finding aid.)
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Edmund Kean Collection
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TC131
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1 box
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1814-1933
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Consists of theater programs, newspaper clippings, and articles on English actor Edmund Kean, as well as portraits of Kean in various dramatic roles.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1935-1939
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (1 archival box, 6 oversize flat boxes)
The Federal Theatre Project Collection consists of bulletins, reports, speeches, catalogues, play programs, information releases, notices and reviews, clippings, protest leaflets, performance details, and other materials of the Federal Theatre Project established by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, with Hallie Flanagan as the national director. (View full finding aid.)
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Federal Theatre Project Collection
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TC015
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2.5 linear feet (1 archival box, 6 oversize flat boxes)
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1935-1939
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The Federal Theatre Project Collection consists of bulletins, reports, speeches, catalogues, play programs, information releases, notices and reviews, clippings, protest leaflets, performance details, and other materials of the Federal Theatre Project established by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, with Hallie Flanagan as the national director.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1832-1980
(Bulk: 1925-1965)
Extent: 105.61 linear feet (215 archival boxes, 11 half boxes, 13 record center cartons)
The Geographical Playbills Collection consists chiefly of playbills from the United States, but Great Britain, Canada, Bermuda, France, Germany, and Japan are also represented. Although this is a collection of playbills, there are also some letters, documents, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material. (View full finding aid.)
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Geographical Playbills Collection
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TC022
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105.61 linear feet (215 archival boxes, 11 half boxes, 13 record center cartons)
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1832-1980
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1925-1965
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The Geographical Playbills Collection consists chiefly of playbills from the United States, but Great Britain, Canada, Bermuda, France, Germany, and Japan are also represented. Although this is a collection of playbills, there are also some letters, documents, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1879-1965
(Bulk: 1930-1960)
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 record center carton)
Consists of playbills, programs, and some other printed material relating to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. (View full finding aid.)
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Gilbert and Sullivan Collection
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TC117
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1 linear feet (1 record center carton)
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1879-1965
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1930-1960
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Consists of playbills, programs, and some other printed material relating to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1896-1917
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
The Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings and programs relating to the musical career of Witherspoon, a Metropolitan Opera basso and performer of songs in recital. (View full finding aid.)
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Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks
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TC088
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2.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
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1896-1917
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The Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings and programs relating to the musical career of Witherspoon, a Metropolitan Opera basso and performer of songs in recital.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1936-1959
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
The James Stewart Collection contains seventeen screenplays of films in which starred American actor, Jimmy Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932). (View full finding aid.)
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James Stewart Collection
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TC049
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1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1936-1959
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The James Stewart Collection contains seventeen screenplays of films in which starred American actor, Jimmy Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932).
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1930-1979
Extent: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Jimmy Stewart Collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings about the life and career of American actor, James Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932). Also included in the collection are film stills and other photographs. (View full finding aid.)
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Jimmy Stewart Collection
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TC133
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2 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1930-1979
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The Jimmy Stewart Collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings about the life and career of American actor, James Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932). Also included in the collection are film stills and other photographs.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1823-1976
(Bulk: 1829-1905)
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was an American actor and author. His collection consists of biographical newspaper clippings, 2 copies of his Autobiography, theatrical criticism and approbation, and clippings on family matters. (View full finding aid.)
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Joseph Jefferson Collection
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TC132
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1823-1976
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1829-1905
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Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was an American actor and author. His collection consists of biographical newspaper clippings, 2 copies of his Autobiography, theatrical criticism and approbation, and clippings on family matters.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1922-1937
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Marie Bashkirtseff Collection consists of newspaper and book reviews about her published journal and later biographies about her; one engraved portrait; one engraved illustration. (View full finding aid.)
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Marie Bashkirtseff Collection
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TC135
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1922-1937
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The Marie Bashkirtseff Collection consists of newspaper and book reviews about her published journal and later biographies about her; one engraved portrait; one engraved illustration.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1989
Extent: 4.8 linear feet (13 archival boxes)
The Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection contains printed programs, souvenir programs, clippings, and reviews of various ballet companies and choreographers. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection
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TC122
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4.8 linear feet (13 archival boxes)
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1940-1989
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The Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection contains printed programs, souvenir programs, clippings, and reviews of various ballet companies and choreographers.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1882-1961
Extent: 34 linear feet (85 archival boxes)
This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection
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TC030
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34 linear feet (85 archival boxes)
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1882-1961
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This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1930-1980s
Extent: 52.8 linear feet (132 archival boxes)
Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Screenplays
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TC111
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52.8 linear feet (132 archival boxes)
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1930-1980s
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Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1880-1987
Extent: 80.4 linear feet (201 archival boxes)
Consists of playbills of New York City theaters from the late 19th century to the present day. (View full finding aid.)
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New York City Theater Playbills Collection
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TC091
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80.4 linear feet (201 archival boxes)
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1880-1987
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Consists of playbills of New York City theaters from the late 19th century to the present day.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1869-1980
Extent: 15.4 linear feet (21 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons)
The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues. (View full finding aid.)
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Performing Arts Serials Collection
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TC110
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15.4 linear feet (21 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons)
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1869-1980
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The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1803-1923
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
The Playbills Printed on Satin collection comprises 46 playbills printed on satin fabric. (View full finding aid.)
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Playbills Printed on Satin
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TC114
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1.6 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
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1803-1923
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The Playbills Printed on Satin collection comprises 46 playbills printed on satin fabric.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1938-1959
Extent: 23.75 cubic feet (11 boxes)
The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938. (View full finding aid.)
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Radio Broadcasting Collection
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TC060
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23.75 cubic feet (11 boxes)
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1938-1959
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The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1938-1947
Extent: 15.40 cubic feet (36 boxes)
The Radio Scripts Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for various radio programs such as "The Cavalcade of America" (represented by the most scripts), "The Eternal Light," "Books and Authors," "What's New in Books," "Pepper Young's Family," "The Goldbergs," and others. (View full finding aid.)
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Radio Scripts Collection
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TC059
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15.40 cubic feet (36 boxes)
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1938-1947
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The Radio Scripts Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for various radio programs such as "The Cavalcade of America" (represented by the most scripts), "The Eternal Light," "Books and Authors," "What's New in Books," "Pepper Young's Family," "The Goldbergs," and others.
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Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1953-1954
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Saint Louis Municipal Opera Collection consists of programs, souvenir books, press releases, publicity photographs, and miscellaneous items. (View full finding aid.)
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Saint Louis Municipal Opera Collection
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TC143
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2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1953-1954
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The Saint Louis Municipal Opera Collection consists of programs, souvenir books, press releases, publicity photographs, and miscellaneous items.
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