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Roger Wheeler theatrical memorabilia, 1773-1951

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1330
Bib ID 4079465 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wheeler, Roger
Title Roger Wheeler theatrical memorabilia, 1773-1951
Physical Description 15 linear feet (32 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. Collection is in 2 series.

Description

Summary

Theatrical memorabilia such as programs, playbills, photographs, engravings, and prints. Although there are some playbills as early as 1770, most of the material is from the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to plays there is some material relating to concerts, operettas, musical comedies, musical revues, and movies. The majority of the collection centers around Shakespeare. Included with an unbound copy of each play (The Edinburgh Shakespeare Folio Edition) there are portraits, engravings, and photographs of actors in their roles; playbills; programs; cast lists; other types of illustrative material; reviews of various productions; and other printed material. Such well known names as George Arliss, Sarah Bernhardt, the Booths, John Drew, the Barrymores, and William Gillette are included in this collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Roger Wheeler theatrical memorabilia; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Actors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arliss, George, 1868-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore, Georgie Drew, 1856-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrymore, Maurice, 1849-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Concerts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drew, John, 1827-1862 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drew, John, 1853-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gillette, William, 1853-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Proprietor of Rare Old Programs, Newtonville, Mass.