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At a Glance
Summary: Tape recordings of American, English, and Irish music hall and vaudeville stars from Wisely's collection of records of music hall and vaudeville productions, 1875-1940. The tapes, made at Brooklyn College ca.1965, divide the recordings into fifteen programs with such titles as Victorians, Edwardians, Comics, Impersonators. Performers including Lillian Russell, Gertrude Lawrence, Fanny Brice, Elsa Lanchester, and W.C. Fields are represented. Copies are also available at Brooklyn College.
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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); Edward B. Wisely music tape recordings; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1974. Accession number--M-74.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.