Armond Fields American Theatre collection Bulk, 1895-1925 1856-2000

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Armond Fields American Theatre collection, Bulk, 1895-1925, 1856-2000

Armond Fields American Theatre collection Bulk, 1895-1925 1856-2000

This collection documents the history of the American stage before talking cinema, reflecting the birth and death of vaudeville and the advent of the modern Broadway musical. The collection includes books, posters, theater programs, sheet-music covers, souvenirs, rare film footage of vaudevillians, including Weber & Fields, and manuscripts and research notes for Armond Fields' own books.

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Foy, Eddie, 1856-1928

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University of Texas at Austin.

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Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908

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Weber, Joe, 1867-1942

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Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922

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Fields, Armond, 1930-

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Armond Fields (1930-2008) was an author, artist, art collector and business consultant. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Louis Max and Esther Fields, he attended schools in the Mid-West. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin (1953), M.A. from the University of Illinois (1955) and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1956). He wrote several biographies, primarily on vaudeville performers. His oil paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in the United States and Europe. He ...

Fields, Lew, 1867-1941

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McCormick, Katharine Dexter, 1876-1967

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Philanthropist Katharine Dexter McCormick worked to promote woman suffrage, birth control, and higher education for women. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980). From the description of Papers, 1912-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007265 ...

Montgomery, David Craig, 1870-1917

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Brady, James Buchanan, 1856-1917

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Museum of the city of New York

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Weber & Fields (Comedy team)

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New York Public Library

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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. ...

National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

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The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is dedicated to the exhibition and study of the portraits of individuals who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. The Gallery sponsors a variety of scholarly and public activities for audiences interested in American art and history. NPG holds recordings, videotapes and thousands of films pertaining to objects, people and events. In 1919, interested citizens began actively lobbying for a national portrai...

Stone, Fred, 1873-1959

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