Crawford Theater collection 1663-1992

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Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992

Crawford Theater collection 1663-1992

The collection consists of playbills and programs, photographs in a variety of formats, engravings, posters, clippings, and other printed material which document the performing arts in the United States and throughout the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Material relating to dramatic performance forms the nucleus of the collection, but dance, opera, motion picture, circus, radio, and television performances are also represented.

468.5 linear feet (827 boxes, 3 folios)

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Cowl, Jane, 1884-1950

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Jane Cowl, actor and author, was born Grace Bailey in Boston on December 14, 1884. She began her career as an actor with David Belasco debuting in the Belasco Theatre on December 10, 1903 as an extra in SWEET KITTY BELAIRS, and quickly rose to starring roles with his company. In 1912, she scored a major success as Mary Turner in WITHIN THE LAW. She also appeared in the silent movie THE SPREADING DAWN in 1917. Jane Cowl later collaborated with Jane Murfin (Crisp) to ...

Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Davidge, 1867 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270471856 From the description of Letter, 1847 Dec. 23, New York, to Henrietta Forrest. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 656890793 Actor. From the description of Edwin Forrest correspondence, 1827-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450300 Nineteenth-century American actor, noted for his Shakes...

Duse, Eleanora, 1858-1924.

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Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York and Chicago, to Elsie Leslie, 1889 Dec. 5 and 1890 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532629 From the description of Letters, 1858, 1887. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56685372 Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth, the great British tragedian, and the older brother of John Wilkes Booth; Edwin was best known for his Shakespearean roles. ...

Wallack, Julia.

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Crawford, Jack Randall, 1878-

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Jack Randall Crawford: author, educator; professor of English at Yale University, 1909-1946; professor emeritus, 1946-1968; author of novels and studies of literature. From the description of Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168554 From the guide to the Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951, (Manuscripts and Archives) ...

Wignell, Thomas, 1753-1803

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Farrar, Geraldine

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American soprano. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [n.p.], 1961, to [Joseph Chouinard?], 1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270913139 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Ridgefield, Conn., 31 January 1934 and New York [n.d., 1934], to H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1934 Jan. 31 and [n.d. 1934]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576719 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Ridgefield, Conn., 28 August ...

Hampden, Walter, 1879-

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Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959

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American actress. From the description of Ethel Barrymore autograph, 1895. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936509 ...

Hackett, James Henry, 1800-1871

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Early American character actor. From the description of Letters : New York and Philadelphia to George Peabody, 1863 Feb, 3, 10, 23. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39472713 Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001109.0x0003ac American actor, comedian. From the description of Letter: Adelphi Hotel, [England?], to [Sheridan?] Muspratt, 1851 Mar. 5. (Abraham ...

Cornell, Katharine, 1839-1974

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Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852

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Junius Brutus Booth (1 May 1796 – 30 November 1852) was a 19th century English stage actor. He was the father of actor John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. His other children included Edwin Booth, the foremost tragedian of the mid-to-late 19th century, Junius Brutus Booth Jr., an actor and theatre manager, and Asia Booth Clarke, a poet and writer. Booth was born in St. Pancras, London, Great Britain, the son of Richard Booth, a lawyer and avid supporter of the Am...

Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

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English actor and manager of Lyceum Theatre. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lyceum Theatre, to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125258 Henry Irving was a British actor-manager. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Ellen Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bram Stoker, Henry Irving's manager and personal assistant, was re...

Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888

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Actor, playwright and manager of the Wallack Theatre Company. The son of the actor-manager James William Wallack, Lester made his New York acting debut in 1847. Lester succeeded his father as manager of the Wallack Theatre in 1861. He opened a new Wallack Theatre in 1882, and managed both playhouses until his retirement five years later. From the description of Correspondence to Wallack family, 1827-1879. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 236184124 En...

Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932

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Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), an American actress known onstage as Mrs. Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey), appeared in dramas, comedies, and musical comedies. From the description of Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486237 From the guide to the Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American actress. From the description of Letters from Mrs. F...

Hallam, Lewis.

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Lenihan, Winifred, -1964

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Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

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Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress. From the guide to the Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Actress, sculptor, and painter, Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007114 French born actress, artist, and writer. From the description of Sarah Bernhardt Collection, c...

Wallack, James William, 1791?-1864

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Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833

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Edmund Kean (1787-1833) was an English actor. From the guide to the Edmund Kean Collection, 1814-1933, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Edmund Kean (1787-1833) was an English actor associated with the Drury Lane Theatre. An affair with Charlotte Cox, the wife of prominent alderman Robert Cox, led to an adultery trial against Kean in 1825 and his subsequent travel outside of England. Kean returned to the English stage in 1827 and re...

Drew, John, 1853-1927

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American actor. From the description of Letter : Buffalo, N.Y., to "My Dear Alf," [190-?]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632938 ...

Hull, Josephine Sherwood, d. 1957

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Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417 David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at H...

DeMille, Henry C., 1853-1893

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O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Hayes, Helen, 1900-

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Makeup design sketch by Whutler for Helen Hayes' role as Queen Victoria in Victoria Regina, circa 1935 Born Washington D.C., (Helen Hayes Brown), debut at age 5 as Prince Charles in The Royal Family; to NYC 1909, Broadway debut. Graduated Sacred Heart Convent 1917, long career on stage, Married Charles MacArthur, National Arts Council 1966-; Academy Award, 1970, Airport; Autobiography, A Gift of Joy, 1965. From the guide to the Helen Hayes Papers MS 75., 189...

McGowan, John, 1936-

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Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865

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Actor; assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John Wilkes Booth-Miller collection, 19??-1946 / Ernest Conrad Miller. (Allegheny College). WorldCat record id: 44935230 From the description of Papers, 1863 June-1865 April. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418055 From the description of Letter: Franklin, [Pennsylvania], to John, [18]64 June 17. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418059 ...

Sutro, Alfred, 1863-1933

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Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000679.0x000101 Epithet: playwright and translator British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000163 ...

Elliott, Maxine, 1868-1940

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American actress, producer, & theatre owner; debuted on stage, 1890; ret. from stage, 1920; d. Mar. 5, 1940. From the description of Maxine Elliott autograph, between 1890 and 1940. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 643245449 ...

Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950

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Julia Marlowe was an English actress. She married Edward Hugh Sothern on 17 August 1911. From the description of Letters : to Horace Howard Furness, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness, 1890-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155868093 Julia Marlowe was an actress. She was married to Edward Sothern. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1911-1933. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat rec...

Wallack, James William, 1818-1873

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Epithet: actor-manager British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x000165 English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d., ca. 1855?], to E[dward] T[yrrell] Smith, [n.d., ca. 1855?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678956 American actress. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person, dated : [London], 3 July [n.y.], to Mr. [Edward T...

Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873

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English actor, recognized as perhaps the greatest English character actor of his day. He was especially noted for his Shakespearean roles. From the description of Letter, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391814 William Charles Macready was a tragedian. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1821-1849, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886139 William Charles Macready was an English stage manager and actor...

Barnum, P.T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891

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Epithet: showman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x0001b6 Phineas Taylor ("P.T.") Barnum (1810-1891) was a celebrated showman. From the description of Papers, n.d.; 1854-1879. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191285307 American showman and entrepreneur. From the description of P. T. Barnum letters, 1854-1888. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat recor...

Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893

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Actress and author. Full name: Frances Anne Kemble. Married name: Frances Anne Butler. From the description of Fanny Kemble papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79162205 Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble (1809-1893) was a British actress & writer; she was the daughter of Charles Kemble and Maria Theresa (DeCamp) Kemble. From the description of Letter by Fanny Kemble to [Mr. Heath?], ca. 1854? (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens...

Southern, E. A.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Adams, Maude, 1872-1953

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Maude Ewing Kiskadden (1872-1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American stage actress who achieved her greatest success as Peter Pan. From the description of Maude Adams visiting cards, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 774127810 Actress, author, and educator. From the description of Maude Adams papers, 1925-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981090 American actress and teacher, also known as Maude Adams Kiskadden. ...

Belasco, David, 1853-1931

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American theatrical producer and playwright. From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221 American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141 From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). W...