Finding Aid for the Collection of Theater Playbills, 1805-1900

Processed by George Chacon; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Theater Playbills, 1805-1900

Collection number: 692

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
George Chacon, May 1985
Revised by:
K.S. and K. Landesman
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Theater Playbills,
Date (inclusive): 1805-1900
Collection number: 692
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Theater Playbills (Collection 692). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of playbills from Britain, Europe, and the U.S. Includes playbills from various London theaters, some from Glasgow, and one from Dublin. Also includes playbills from California, mostly San Francisco and Los Angeles, and from other states, primarily New York, St. Louis, and Detroit.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Playbills--United States.
Playbills--Europe.

Related Material

Theater Arts Ephemera Collection (Collection 975). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

California, Los Angeles

Box 1, Folder 1

The Auditorium Theater.

Physical Description: (18 items).
Box 1, Folder 2

Belasco Theater.

Physical Description: (30 items).
Box 1, Folder 3

Grand Opera House.

Physical Description: (10 items).
Box 1, Folder 4

Mason Opera House.

Physical Description: (56 items).
Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (7 items).
Box 1, Folder 6

California, Fresno, Palo Alto, San Francisco.

Physical Description: (29 items).
Box 1, Folder 7

Illinois.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Box 1, Folder 8

Iowa.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Box 1, Folder 9

Massachussetts.

Physical Description: (16 items).
Box 1, Folder 10

Michigan.

Physical Description: (29 items).
Box 1, Folder 11

Minnesota.

Physical Description: (1 item).
 

Missouri, St. Louis

Box 1, Folder 12

Century Theater, and miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (31 items).
Box 1, Folder 13

Grand Opera Company.

Physical Description: (11 items).
Box 1, Folder 14

McCasland Opera House.

Physical Description: (41 items).
Box 1, Folder 15

Olympic Theater.

Physical Description: (37 items).
Box 2, Folder 1

New York. Includes New York City.

Physical Description: (99 items).
Box 2, Folder 2

Pennsylvania.

Physical Description: (8 items).
Box 2, Folder 3

Rhode Island.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Box 2, Folder 4

Washington.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Box 2, Folder 5

Unidentified.

Physical Description: (27 items).
 

Great Britain, London

Box 2, Folder 6

[No further description available].

Physical Description: (87pp. in bound volume).
Box 2, Folder 7

Covent Gardens.

Physical Description: (26 items).
Box 2, Folder 8

Drury Lane Theater.

Physical Description: (19 items).
Box 2, Folder 9

Haymarket Theater, Lyceum Theater, and miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (34 items).
Oversize Box 4

Lyceum Theater.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Oversize Box 4

New Strand Theater.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Oversize Box 4

Royal Olympic Theater.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Oversize Box 5

Royal St. James Theater.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Oversize Box 4

Theater Royal Adelphi.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Oversize Box 3

Theater Royal Covent Garden.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Oversize Box 5

Haymarket Theater.

Physical Description: (12 items).
Oversize Box 5

Theater Royal, Marlebone.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Oversize Box 4

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (9 items).
Oversize Box 3

St. James Theatre.

Physical Description: (7 items).
Oversize Box 5

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Physical Description: (15 items).
Box 2, Folder 10

Europe. Miscellaneous and unidentified.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Box 2, Folder 11

Playbills, silk[?].

 

Oversize Material:

Oversize Box 4

California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton.

Physical Description: (19 items).
Oversize Box 4

Louisiana, New Orleans.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Oversize Box 3

Maryland, Baltimore.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Oversize Box 4

Massachusetts, Boston.

Physical Description: (14 items).
Oversize Box 3

Michigan, Detroit, Kalamazoo.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Oversize Box 3

Missouri.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Oversize Box 3&5

New York, New York City.

Physical Description: (31 items).
Oversize Box 3

Oregon.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize Box 4

Pennsylvania.

Physical Description: (9 items).
Oversize Box 3

Washington, D.C.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize Box 4

Unidentified and miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (12 items).
Oversize Box 3

Ireland, Dublin.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize Box 5

Scotland, Edinburgh. Prince of Wales Theater, Royal Princess Theater, Theater Royal.

Physical Description: (30 items).
Oversize Box 5

Scotland, Glasgow. Theater Royal.

Physical Description: (9 items).