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American Ballet Theatre Programs, 1940-1979
TC004
4 boxes 1.6 linear feet

American ballet theatre
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. Special Collections
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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Anonymous Playscripts Collection, 1890-1942
TC112
29 boxes 11.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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. Special Collections
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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Broadside Playbills, 1700-2000
TC113
17 boxes 2 items 44.8 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Dance Subject Files, 1900-1989
TC107
31 boxes 12.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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. Special Collections
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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Federal Theatre Project Collection, 1935-1939
TC015
7 boxes 2.5 linear feet

Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
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. Special Collections
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. Special Collections
Consists of twelve diaries (1886-1922) containing typed or hand-written notes, approximately 2,110 photographs, approximately 350 lantern slides, and 100 postcards of Fraser (Princeton University Class of 1893) relating to his trips to the Southern and Southwestern United States and Canada with different family members and one (1886-1889) from several trips as a youth to Europe and the Middle East.
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Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks, 1896-1917
TC088
2 boxes 2.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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James Stewart Collection, 1936-1959
TC049
3 boxes 1.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The James Stewart Collection contains seventeen screenplays of films in which starred American actor, Jimmy Stewart (Princeton Class of 1932).
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Jimmy Stewart Collection, 1930-1979
TC133
4 boxes 107 items 2.0 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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. Special Collections
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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Marie Bashkirtseff Collection, 1922-1937
TC135
10 items 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection, 1940-1989
TC122
14 boxes 4.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection contains printed programs, souvenir programs, clippings, and reviews of various ballet companies and choreographers.
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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection, 1882-1961
TC030
85 boxes 34 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Miscellaneous Screenplays, 1930-1989
TC111
132 boxes 210 items 52.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Performing Arts Serials Collection, 1869-1980
TC110
28 boxes 15.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Radio Broadcasting Collection, 1938-1959
TC060
11 boxes 23.75 linear feet

Mutual Broadcasting System
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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Radio Scripts Collection, 1938-1947
TC059
36 boxes 15.40 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969
TC134
5 boxes 230 items 2.0 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Sarah Bernhardt Collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, theater programs and playbills, photographs, and other materials on French actress Sarah Bernhardt.
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Screenplays Collection, 1931-1979
TC064
82 boxes 31.95 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of screenplays for over 500 films produced by Columbia Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Twentieth Century Fox, and others.
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Theater People Subject Files, 1850-1988
TC106
26 boxes 16 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of files (clippings, programs, books, caricatures, etc.) on people involved in theater, from the mid-19th century through the late 1980s, including actors, dramatists, directors, scholars, and designers.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists mainly of playbills of American dramatic productions covering over forty-five years of play-going by T. H. Vail Motter (Princeton Class of 1922) but includes some early 20th-century playbills from the London theater as well as foreign playbills from Greece, Turkey, Belgium, China, Japan, Denmark, Holland, and England.
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Vaudeville Collection, 1895-1931
TC080
2 boxes 1.4 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Vaudeville Collection consists mainly of playbills of vaudeville productions with souvenir books, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
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Wanted Outlaws Posters Collection, 1911-1915
WC127
1 box 1.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Wanted Outlaws Posters Collection contains 10 wanted posters for horse theft, larceny, counterfeiting, and murder from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Warner Bros. Screenplays, 1928-1969
TC099
187 boxes 74.8 linear feet

Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
The Warner Bros. Screenplays consists of a large collection of scripts for films produced by the Warner Bros. studio.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Willam Churchill De Mille (1878-1955) was an American playwright, producer, and lecturer. The William C. and Cecil B. De Mille Collection consists of playscripts by William, and some co-authored by his younger brother Cecil.