Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers 1849-1961

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Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers, 1849-1961

Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers 1849-1961

The Chamberlain and Lyman Brown Papers are 351 linear feet and contain business and personal correspondence, scrapbooks, autographs, legal and financial papers, scripts, photographs, clipping files, and production materials documenting their work as theatrical agents, managers, and producers. The papers provide a history of the entertainment industry from the end of the 19th century through the middle of the 20th century. A number of family and personal papers are also included.

351 linear feet; 850 boxes

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