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Collection Inventory


Box 1
Volume 1 Drama - Oversized scrapbook, 1905-1925 (40 x 54 cm.)

This volume contains programs, newspaper reviews, and advertisements. The majority of the programs are from performances held in East Liverpool and Pittsburgh. Some major Pittsburgh theatres represented in this volume are Alvin, Avenue, Belasco, Dusquesne, Gayety, Nixon, and the Pitt Theatre. The major theatres from East Liverpool include the American and Ceramic Theatres. The volume also includes a few Ohio Chautauqua programs.

This volume continues with volumes 6-8.


Box 2
Volume 2 Musicals - Oversized scrapbook, 1905-1964 (40 x 54 cm.)

This volume contains programs of musical comedies and revues, newspaper clippings and reviews, and advertisements. Major theatres represented in this volume are the Academy, Alvin, Avenue, Belasco, Duquesne, Gayety, Pitt, and Victoria in Pittsburgh. Major theatres in East Liverpool included are the American, Ceramic, and McKinley Theatres.


Box 3
Volume 3 Vaudeville - Oversized scrapbook, 1905-1959 (40 x 54 cm.)

This volume includes programs, newspaper reviews, and advertisements. The programs are from performances at East Liverpool and Pittsburgh Theatres. The East Liverpool programs are chiefly from the American, Ceramic, and McKinley Theatres. The majority of the Pittsburgh programs are from the Grand Opera House. There are a few other tri-state programs that are included in this volume, including Rock Springs Theatre in Chester, WV.


Box 4
Volume 4 Music - Oversized scrapbook, 1905-1927 (40 x 54 cm.)

This volume contains programs and newspaper clippings. These programs are from concerts, expositions, operas, and recitals. The majority of these performances are from East Liverpool and Pittsburgh. Some major Pittsburgh locations include the Carnegie Music Hall, Luna Park, the Pittsburgh Exposition, and the Syria Mosque.


Box 5
Volume 5 Motion pictures - Oversized scrapbook, 1912-1929? (40 x 54 cm.)

This volume includes newspaper advertisements, programs, and some reviews. The majority of this volume is from East Liverpool theatres, with some material from Pittsburgh.


Box 6
Volume 6 Drama, 1926-1933 (24 x 36 cm.)

This volume is a continuation from volume 1 which includes programs, newspaper reviews, and advertisements. The programs are chiefly from Pittsburgh, with some others from Cleveland, East Liverpool, Montreal, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Youngstown.


Box 7
Volume 7 Drama, 1934-1966 (24 x 36 cm.)

This volume is a continuation from Volumes 1 and 6, which includes programs, newspapers reviews, and advertisements. Prior to 1949, this volume includes performances from theatres in Pittsburgh, Ohio, New York City, and Washington, D.C. After 1949, this volume includes radio and TV dramas.


Box 8
Volume 8 Shakespearean drama, 1907-1966 (26 x 34 cm.)

This volume is a continuation from Volume 1, which includes programs, newspaper reviews, and advertisements. The programs are predominantly from the Nixon Theatre, Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Playhouse, along with some other Pittsburgh theatres. The advertisements and reviews are from New York, Ohio, and Pittsburgh newspapers. This volume also includes newspaper clippings on radio and film productions.


Box 9
Volume 9 Vaudeville, 1926-1951 (24 x 36 cm.)

This volume is a supplement to Volume 3, which includes programs, newspaper reviews, and advertisements from performances in East Liverpool and Pittsburgh. Programs from Boston and Colorado Springs as well as a souvenire program from Balieff's Chauve-Souris are included in this volume.


Box 10
Volume 10 Music, 1927-1941 (24 x 36 cm.)

This volume is a supplement to Volume 4, which includes programs and newspaper clippings. This volume contains programs and newspaper clippings of concerts, operas, and recitals. The majority of these performances are from Pittsburgh. This volume also includes newspaper clippings of radio music programs from 1936-1941.


Box 11
Volumes 11-13 Motion pictures, 1929-1950 (24 x 36 cm.)

Volumes 11-13 are a continuation from Volume 5, which includes advertisements, programs, and reviews. These volumes largely include advertisements of movies in East Liverpool. These volumes also include the announcement of the opening of the Avenue Cinema, a Pittsburgh theatre devoted to foreign and domestic art films, along with some programs from the Avenue Cinema. Volume 13 contains a souvenir program from The Red Shoes.


Box 12
Volumes 14-16 Motion pictures, 1950-1957 (37 x 25 cm.)

These volumes are a continuation from Volumes 11-13, with the addition of advertisements for Pittsburgh movie houses, such as the Warner Theatre and The Fulton. These volumes also include reviews from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, and The New York Times in New York.


Box 13
Volume 17 Motion pictures, 1957-1960 (26 x 34 cm.)

This volume is a continuation of Volumes 14-16. Volume 17 contains only newspaper clippings.


Box 14
Volume 18 Motion pictures, 1960-1963 (33 x 29 cm.)

This volume is a continuation of Volumes 14-16. Volume 18 contains a few programs from various performances.


Box 15
Volume 19 Magic and dance, 1915-1966 (26 x 24 cm.)

This volume contains programs primarily from dance performances. Volume 19 also includes newspaper advertisements and reviews from magic shows, ballet and folk dance performances, and Chautauquas held in New York, Ohio, and Pittsburgh. This volume also includes a few pertinent film and television newspaper clippings.


Box 16
Volume 20 Minstrels and marionettes, 1907-1939 (26 x 34 cm.)

This volume chiefly contains programs for minstrel shows at the Ceramic in East Liverpool. There are only two marionette programs included in this volume; both of which are for Tony Sarg’s Marionettes at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1937.


Box 17
Volume 21 Festivals, Fairs, Carnivals, and Circus, 1905-1967 (26 x 34 cm.)

This volume contains programs, flyers, and newspaper advertisements for various festivals, fairs, carnivals, circuses, expositions, poultry and dog shows, parades, rodeos, horse races, dedications, memorials, exhibitions, museums, cattle auctions, flower shows, aeronautical expositions, air shows, horse shows, and races. These events were held in Ohio and Pittsburgh. Also included in this volume is a program from the 1930 Army Tournament held in Chicago, IL. Volume 21 contains loose clippings that have been transferred to 8 folders and are boxed with the scrapbook.


Box 18
Volume 22 Shakespeare stage and film productions, 1906-1940 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous magazine and newspaper clippings and many photographs from Theatre Magazine.


Box 19
Volume 23 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1904-1925 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous clippings and several profiles of performers from Theatre Magazine, some New York Times articles.


Box 20
Volume 24 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre and film, 1907-1922 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous clippings from New York, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.


Box 21
Volume 25 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre and vaudeville and film, 1910-1923 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings, primarily from Ohio and Pittsburgh newspapers and The New York Times, focusing on Shakespeare and Japanese theatre. It also includes several articles about theatre censorship and the fervor caused by an attempt to perform Playboy of the Western World in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.


Box 22
Volume 26 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre and film, 1925-1930 (x30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings from miscellaneous newspaper and magazine sources, including The New York Times, Literary Digest, American Mercury, Collier’s, Plain Talk, Theatre Magazine, and Elks Magazine.


Box 23
Volume 27 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1925-1933 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings from The New York Times, Theatre Magazine, Collier’s, American Mercury, and various Pittsburgh and Cleveland newspapers. Clippings includes articles on opera, film, and stuttering.

Volume 28 Miscellany, 1933-1935 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings of articles including theatre, magic, puppets, acrobats, and additional articles on speech disorders. Sources for these articles include Esquire and Saturday Evening Post.


Box 24
Volume 29 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1911-1912, 1935-1936 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings from major sources including The New York Times, Plain Dealer, Esquire, Collier’s, and Saturday Evening Post. The volume also includes installments of William A. Brady’s autobiography from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Volume 30 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1936-1938 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings from miscellaneous sources, primarily newspapers. Included are several articles about the 1937 controversy over closing New York City burlesque. This volume also includes clippings on stuttering.


Box 25
Volume 31 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1939-1943 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings from miscellaneous sources, many from Plain Dealer. Included are the Statevepost installments on Orson Welles, a newspaper piece on road shows by Abe Laufe, and clippings on speech disorders.

Volume 32 Miscellaneous but chiefly theatre, 1911-1912, 1935-1948 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains newspaper and magazine clippings, chiefly from The New York Times and Plain Dealer on performing arts and speech disorders. Also included are typed quotations from various books.


Box 26
Volume 33 Miscellaneous but chiefly Shakespeare, 1889, 1908, 1943-1949 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous performing arts clippings which primarily focus on Shakespeare. Also included are early clippings are from Munsey’s Magazine.

Volume 34 Miscellaneous but chiefly Shakespeare, 1903, 1914, 1950-1952 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous performing arts clippings, chiefly on Shakespeare. Also included are several articles on the film, The Miracle.


Box 27
Volume 35 Miscellaneous but chiefly Shakespeare, 1893-1994, 1951-1954 (25 x 19 cm.)

This volume contains miscellaneous performing arts clippings, chiefly on Shakespeare. Also included are early clippings from Munsey’s Magazine and several pieces on Eugene O’Neill.


Box 28
Volume 36-39 Miscellaneous but chiefly Shakespeare, 1954-1966 (25 x 19 cm.)

These volumes contain miscellaneous performing arts clippings. Volume 36 includes articles on burlesque. Volume 37 includes articles on the circus, Eugene O’Neill, a few films, and stuttering. Volume 38 includes a few articles on speech, radio, and TV.

Volume 40 Magic, 1935-1953 (30 x 18 cm.)

This volume contains clippings on magic and the occult from miscellaneous newspapers and magazines. Also included is the Plain Dealer series on Harry Blackstone's tricks photographed.

Volume 41 Shakespeare and miscellany, 1966-1974 (29 x 24 cm.)

This volume includes xeroxed copies from several books, including Ellen Terry’s notes on Lady Macbeth. Also included are a few newspaper clippings and typed notes.