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At a Glance
Correspondence, programs, clippings, and other theatrical memorabilia relating the the careers of Alice and Rita Lawrence.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alice Montgomery Lawrence papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--M-71.
Transferred from the Brander Matthews Museum, 1971.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89. Processed by Henry Rowen in June 1979; revised by M. MacLean May 2000
2009-06-26 File created.
2012-01-13 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Alice Montgomery Lawrence (ca. 1865-1895) and Rita (Margarita) Woodhull Lawrence (ca. 1867-1939?) were well-known amateur actresses in New York City during the 1880s and 1890s. Many of their performances were benefits for various charities. Rita Lawrence also wrote an autobiographical memoir, AMATEURS & ACTORS OF THE 19TH-20TH CENTURIES (AMERICAN, ENGLISH, ITALIAN) (Menton, Fr., 1936).