Stark, Samuel,

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The signatures of George W. Lewis, William Burke Wood, and William Warren, all active in the theater worlds of Philadelphia and New York City, are found in many of the prompt books.

From the description of 19th century British and American stage : promptbooks, 1820-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863211

Expert on American theater, the "Stark Index" was Stark's means of amassing data from all sources. Some references on the file cards refer to publications including journals and news articles, some refer to specific scrapbooks that Stark, himself, assembled and then gave to the library. The original goal of the file was to compile an encyclopedia of American theater; in the end the maintenance and building of the file became an end in itself.

From the description of American theater : card file, 1752-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866600

Authority on history of the theatre, particularly American theatre, and collector of theatre material, including photos, autographs, clippings, etc. Particular interest in Cole Porter.

From the description of Theatre collection addenda, 1868-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122332795

Authority on the history of the theatre, particularly American theatre, and collector of theatre photographs and ephemera. Collection actuallystarted by Stark's mother and aunt. Stark's paternal grandmother was the sister of Joseph Schurmann of Holland, a French impressario who brought Bernhardt, Duse, and Patti to the U.S. The core collection came to Stark on his mother's death in 1936, and he built on it through additional gifts and purchases.

From the description of Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510863

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Imhof, Roger, 1875-1958,. Vaudeville, variety, circus, and silent screen star scrapbooks, 1883-1952. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. Note to John Barrymore, written on the cover of THE TATLER(23 Oct. 1929 issue) which pictures John Barrymore with Winston Churchill, c. 1929. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel,. Samuel Stark theater program collection, 1832-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. Cole Porter papers, 1943-1971. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel,. Movie and theater directors, writers, producers, songwriters, etc. : photographs, 1916-1963. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sperisen, Albert A. Letter to Samuel Stark, [197-?] Sept. 30. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel. American theater : card file, 1752-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Theatre collection, 1937-1967. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel,. 19th century British and American stage : promptbooks, 1820-1880. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Theater collection, 1849-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893. Commonplace book, ca. 1842-1868. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Masonic Theatre (Wallace, Idaho). Masonic Theatre records, 1891-1909. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "S" [surname] folder 1896-2008. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Stark, Samuel,. Film stills : photographs, 1925-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel,. Film and stage stars : photographs, 1911-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel. Theatre collection addenda, 1868-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Purdom, C. B. (Charles Benjamin), 1883-1965. C.B. Purdom letters to John Jarrett, 1956, and John Jarret letter to Sam Stark, 1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Abbey Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Ade, George, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Allen, Viola, 1867-1948. person
associatedWith Allister, Claude, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Anspacker, Louis. person
associatedWith Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915. person
associatedWith Ballard, Frederick, 1884-1957. person
associatedWith Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959. person
associatedWith Barrymore, John, 1878-1954. person
associatedWith Barrymore, John, 1882-1942. person
associatedWith Barry, Phillip. person
associatedWith Barry, Tom, 1884-1931. person
associatedWith Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963. person
associatedWith Bartholomae, Philip. person
associatedWith Bates, Blanche. person
associatedWith Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Beiller, Bayard. person
associatedWith Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. person
associatedWith Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923. person
associatedWith Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893. person
associatedWith Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890. person
associatedWith Broadhurst, George Howells, 1866-1952. person
associatedWith Broadway Theatre (New York, N.Y. : 1847-1859) corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, Porter Emerson, 1879-1934. person
associatedWith Buchanan, Thompson. person
associatedWith Burke, Billie, 1885-1970. person
associatedWith Cagney, James, 1899-1986. person
associatedWith Caldwell, Anne. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Edward Childs. person
associatedWith Castle, Irene, 1893-1969. person
associatedWith Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. person
associatedWith Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Joseph I. C. person
associatedWith Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942. person
associatedWith Coleman, Ronald. person
associatedWith Cooper, Jackie, 1922-2011. person
associatedWith Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Craven, Frank, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith Crothers, Rachel, 1878-1958. person
associatedWith Davis, Bette, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith Davis, Owen, 1874-1956. person
associatedWith Davis, Richard H. person
associatedWith De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955. person
associatedWith Dodd, Lee Wilson. person
associatedWith Dressler, Marie, 1869-1934. person
associatedWith Ellis, Edith. person
associatedWith Epenscheid, Gertrude E. (Gertrude Elliot) person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939. person
associatedWith Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Fields, Weber C. person
associatedWith Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. person
associatedWith Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909. person
associatedWith Forbes, James, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Frederick, Pauline, 1885-1938. person
associatedWith Friganza, Trixie. person
associatedWith Gable, Clark, 1901-1960. person
associatedWith Gates, Eleanor, 1875-1951. person
associatedWith Georgi, Yvonne. person
associatedWith Gillette, William, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993. person
associatedWith Goodman, Jules E. person
associatedWith Gray, Gilda. person
associatedWith Greene, Patterson. person
associatedWith Harry Lofgren Minstrel Show. corporateBody
associatedWith Hazelton, George. person
associatedWith Held, Anna, 1877?-1918. person
associatedWith Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928. person
associatedWith Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. person
associatedWith Howard, Sidney. person
associatedWith Hoyt, Charles. person
associatedWith Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Hurlburt, William. person
associatedWith Hutton, Frederick. person
associatedWith Imhof, Roger, 1875-1958, person
associatedWith Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905. person
associatedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Charles R. person
associatedWith Kenyon, Charles, 1880-1961. person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
associatedWith Klein, Charles, 1867-1915. person
associatedWith Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. person
associatedWith Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902- person
associatedWith Lewis, George W., b. 1827. person
associatedWith Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942. person
associatedWith Long, John L. person
associatedWith MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956. person
associatedWith Mannering, Mary. person
associatedWith Manners, J. Hartley. person
associatedWith Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Masonic Theatre (Wallace, Idaho) corporateBody
associatedWith May, Edna. person
associatedWith Mayo, Margaret, 1882-1951. person
associatedWith McClellan, C. S. M. person
associatedWith Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927. person
associatedWith Middleton, George. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Montgomery, James, 1882-1966. person
associatedWith Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910. person
associatedWith Moore, Carlyle, 1909-1977. person
associatedWith Moore, Martha, 1865-1925. person
associatedWith Moore, Victor, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Moskovskiĭ khudozhestvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr. corporateBody
associatedWith Nazimova, 1879-1945. person
associatedWith Nirdlinger, Charles Frederic. person
associatedWith Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, Lottie Blair. person
associatedWith Pasadena Playhouse. corporateBody
associatedWith Patterson, Joseph. person
associatedWith Paulson, Edward. person
associatedWith Paulton, Harry, 1842-1917. person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. person
associatedWith Peple, Edward, 1869-1924. person
associatedWith Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979. person
associatedWith Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. person
associatedWith Power, Tyrone, 1914-1958. person
associatedWith Presbrey, Eugene W. (Eugene Wiley), 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Purdom, C. B. (Charles Benjamin), 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Reid, James. person
associatedWith Ring, Blanche. person
associatedWith Rosenfeld, Sydney, 1855-1931. person
associatedWith Royle, Edwin Milton, 1862-1942. person
associatedWith Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946. person
associatedWith Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922. person
associatedWith Ryley, M. C. person
associatedWith Sayre, Theodore Burt. person
associatedWith Scarborough, George Adolphus, 1859-1900. person
associatedWith Selwyn, Edgar, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Shearer, Norma, 1902-1983. person
associatedWith Sheldon, Edward. person
associatedWith Shipman, Louis Evan, 1869-1933. person
associatedWith Sperisen, Albert A. person
associatedWith Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905. person
associatedWith Starr, Frances. person
associatedWith Stewart, Anita, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Sutherland, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Talmadge, Constance, 1898-1973. person
associatedWith Talmadge, Norma, 1897-1957. person
associatedWith Tanguay, Eva, 1878-1947. person
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Teck Theatre (Buffalo, NY) corporateBody
associatedWith Templeton, Fay. person
associatedWith Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928. person
associatedWith Thomas, A. E. (Albert Ellsworth), 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934. person
associatedWith Thompson, Denham. person
associatedWith Tully, Richard Walton, 1877-1945. person
associatedWith Valentino, Rudolph, 1895-1926. person
associatedWith Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941. person
associatedWith Warren, William, 1812-1888. person
associatedWith West, Mae. person
associatedWith Williams, Jessie. person
associatedWith Winter, William. person
associatedWith Wood, William B. (William Burke), 1779-1861. person
associatedWith Young, Rida Johnson. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
California--San Francisco
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Theater--History
Theater programs
Motion picture producers and directors
English drama--19th century
Theater--History--20th century
Prompt-book
Motion picture industry
Theater
American drama--19th century
Theater--History--19th century
Motion pictures--History
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Collector
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