Armond Fields American Theatre collection, 1856-2000 (bulk 1895-1925).


Armond Fields American Theatre collection, 1856-2000 (bulk 1895-1925).

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 Fields' own books.

96 linear ft.

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