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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.