Contents and Arrangement

Blackface and Music (1), dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This small collection contains two boxes of folders arranged alphabetically by minstrel troupe name. Included in these folders are programs and smaller advertisements of the companies' performances arranged in chronological order. A third box contains song and joke books, sheet music and other miscellaneous minstrel show materials. One oversize box contains bigger advertisements and posters, also arranged by troupe name. In addition, the collection includes a folder of oversized posters.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Blackface and Music (1); American Minstrel Show Collection, TC050, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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