Guide to the M'Liss, Child of the Sierras Collection, 1879

Special Collections & Archives

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California State University, Northridge
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: M'Liss, Child of the Sierras Collection
Dates: 1879
Identification: SC/MCS
Physical Description: 0.02 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: The collection consists of promotional materials for an 1879 production of M'Liss, Child of the Sierras , a play based on a short story by American author Bret Harte starring actress Annie Pixley. Items in the collection include a poster advertising a specific performance, and three advertising cards with lithographs depicting scenes from the play.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Ephemera
Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2013

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], M'Liss, Child of the Sierras Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

The M'Liss, Child of the Sierras collection consists of promotional materials for an 1879 production of M'Liss, Child of the Sierras, a play based on a short story by American author Bret Harte starring actress Annie Pixley. Items in the collection include a poster advertising a specific performance, and three advertising cards with lithographs depicting scenes from the play.

Collection Contents

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 1, Item 1

Poster: "J.E. McDonough & E. Lamb's Combination in the Romantic Drama of M'Liss, Child of the Sierras with Miss Annie Pixley as M'Liss!", 1879 January 4

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 1, Item 2

Advertising Card: "I Will Never Touch Another Drop of Liquor Again as Long as I Live!"; on verso - "'M'Liss' Redeeming her Father from a Drunkard's Life. 'I Will Never Touch Another Drop of Liquor as Long as I Live!'"

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 1, Item 3

Advertising Card: "M'Liss Denouncing the Mexican"; on verso - "M'Liss, Child of the Sierras. Confronts the Assassin of her Father, and Established His Guilt"

Flat File Cabinet 3, Folder 1, Item 4

Advertising Card: "M'Liss at School Examination. She Wins the Prize"