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Guide to the Sam Stark Scrapbook Collection, 1860-1950
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection.,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1950
    Collection number: M0622
    Collector: Samuel Stark
    Extent: 28.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: 19th century American and British stage material: photographs of 19th and early 20th century American and British actors, Irish Theatre programs, American silent film, and film and stage personalities.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Sam Stark Scrapbook Collection. M0622. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Samuel Stark.


    Collection started by Stark's mother and aunt. Stark's paternal grandmother was the sister of Joseph Schurmann of Holland, a French impressario who brought Bernhardt, Duse, and Patti to the U.S. The core collection came to Stark on his mother's death in 1936, and he built on it through additional gifts and purchases.


    Authority on the history of the theatre, particularly American theatre, and collector of theatre photographs and ephemera.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    19th century American and British stage material: photographs of 19th and early 20th century American and British actors, Irish Theatre programs, American silent film, and film and stage personalities.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905.
    Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893.
    Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928.
    Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
    Shearer, Norma, 1900-
    Power, Tyrone, 1914-
    Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942.
    Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963.
    Cooper, Jackie, 1922-
    Allister, Claude, 1891-1970.
    Dressler, Marie, 1869-1934.
    Georgi, Yvonne.
    Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968.
    Coward, Noel, 1899-1973.
    Greene, Patterson.
    Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904.
    Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946.
    Allen, Viola.
    Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958.
    Barrymore, John, 1882-1942.
    Barrymore, John, 1878-1954.
    Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959.
    Benny, Jack, 1894-1974.
    Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923.
    Burke, Billy, 1885-1970.
    Cagney, James, 1899-1986.
    Castle, Irene, 1893-1969.
    Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
    Cohan, George M., (George Michael), 1878-1942.
    Davis, Bette, 1908-
    Dressler, Marie, 1869-1934.
    Epenscheid, Gertrude E., (Gertrude Elliot).
    Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939.
    Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967.
    Fiske, Minnie Madden, 1865-1932.
    Frederick, Pauline, 1885-1938.
    Gable, Clark, 1901-1960.
    Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
    Held, Anna, 1877?-1918.
    Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950.
    Moore, Victor, 1876-1962.
    Nazimova, Alla, 1879-1945.
    Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979.
    Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922.
    Starr, Frances.
    Stewart, Anita, 1895-1961.
    Swanson, Gloria.
    Talmadge, Constance, 1898-1973.
    Talmadge, Norma, 1897-1957.
    Tanguay, Eva, 1878-1947.
    Valentino, Rudolph, 1895-1926.
    West, Mae.
    Ade, George, 1866-1944.
    Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915.
    Ballard, Frederick, 1884-1957.
    Barry, Tom, 1884-1931.
    Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890.
    Broadhurst, George H., 1866-1945.
    Browne, Porter Emerson, 1879-1934.
    Craven, Frank, 1875-1945.
    Crothers, Rachel, 1878-1958.
    Davis, Owen, 1874-1956.
    DeMille, William C.,q(William Churchill), 1878-1955.
    Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909.
    Forbes, James, 1871-1938.
    Gates, Eleanor, 1875-1951.
    Gillette, William, 1853-1937.
    Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928.
    Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908.
    Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956.
    Kenyon, Charles, 1880-1961.
    Kester, Paul, 1870-1933.
    Klein, Charles, 1867-1915.
    Knoblauch, Edward, 1874-1945.
    MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956.
    Manners, J. Hartley.
    Mayo, Margaret, 1882-1951.
    Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927.
    Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935.
    Montgomery, James, 1882-1966.
    Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910.
    Moore, Carlyle, 1909-1977.
    Moore, Martha, 1865-1925.
    Nirdlinger, Charles Frederic.
    Parker, Lottie Blair.
    Paulton, Harry, 1842-1917.
    Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922.
    Peple, Edward, 1869-1924.
    Presbrey, Eugene W., (Eugene Wiley), 1853-1931.
    Rosenfeld, Sydney, 1855-1931.
    Royle, Edwin Milton, 1862-1942.
    Sayre, Theodore Burt.
    Scarborough, George Adolphus, 1859-1900.
    Selwyn, Edgar, 1875-1944.
    Shipman, Louis Evan, 1869-1933.
    Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
    Thomas, A. E., (Albert Ellsworth), 1872-1947.
    Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934.
    Tully, Richard Walton, 1877-1945.
    Walter, Eugene, 1874-1941.
    Bates, Blanche.
    Coleman, Ronald.
    Friganza, Trixie.
    Gray, Gilda.
    Mannering, Mary.
    May, Edna.
    Ring, Blanche.
    Templeton, Fay.
    Fields, Weber C.
    Anspacker, Louis.
    Barry, Phillip.
    Bartholomae, Philip.
    Buchanan, Thompson.
    Caldwell, Anne.
    Carpenter, Edward Childs.
    Clarke, Joseph I. C.
    Davis, Richard H.
    Dodd, Lee Wilson.
    Ellis, Edith.
    Goodman, Jules E.
    Hutton, Frederick.
    Hazelton, George.
    Hoyt, Charles.
    Howard, Sidney.
    Hurlburt, William.
    Kennedy, Charles R.
    Long, John L.
    McClellan, C. S. M.
    Middleton, George.
    Patterson, Joseph.
    Paulson, Edward.
    Reid, James.
    Ryley, M. C.
    Sheldon, Edward.
    Sutherland, Evelyn.
    Thompson, Denham.
    Beiller, Bayard.
    Williams, Jessie.
    Winter, William.
    Young, Rida Johnson.
    Abbey Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
    Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, Calif.)
    Moscow Art Theatre.
    Teck Theatre (Buffalo, NY)
    Harry Lofgren Minstrel Show.