Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
American Minstrel Show Collection
1854-1943 (mostly 1850s-1920s)
1.5 linear feet, 3 archival boxes and 1 oversized box
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Rare Book Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
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.