Finding Aid for the Esther Van Vleet Schou Ephemera Collection, 1933-1986

Processed by Kayla Siegel/Kayla Landesman; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Esther Van Vleet Schou Ephemera Collection, 1933-1986

Collection number: 1511

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Kayla Siegel/Kayla Landesman, January 1987
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Esther Van Vleet Schou Ephemera Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1986
Collection number: 1511
Creator: Schou, Esther Van Vleet
Extent: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. 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

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Esther Schou, 1986 & 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Esther Van Vleet Schou Ephemera Collection (Collection 1511). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of theater programs, clippings, playbills, ticket stubs, and other printed materials related to events attended by Esther Van Vleet Schou. Includes football programs and ticket stubs from various Rose Bowl and UCLA/USC football games, ca. 1936-1954. Theater programs and playbills are primarily from Southern California theaters, including: Belasco Theater, Carthay Circle Theater, El Capitan Theater, Graumans, Huntington Hartford Theater, Hollywood Playhouse, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Includes materials related to 142 Shakespearean performances. Also includes issues of the Hollywood Bowl monthly magazine (1932-56) and Theater arts magazine (1960-61). Also contains UCLA noon concert programs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Admission tickets.
Theater programs.
Ephemera.

Items Removed from Collection

  • [ Hellas (correspondence inside cover)]. Transferred to Severance Club Records (Collection 1394). Available at Department of Special Collections.

Container List

Box 1

Miscellaneous clippings, playbills and theater programs, ca. 1930-1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Included: Belasco Theater, Billmore Theater, Carthay Circle Theater, El Captain Theater, Graumans, Huntington Hartford, Theater, Hollywood Playhouse, and miscellaneous Los Angeles theaters. Primarily drama.
Box 2

Theater programs, ca. 1930-1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Included: Mayan Theater, Philharmonic Auditorium, Players Ring, UCLA, and miscellaneous Los Angeles theaters. Primarily drama.
Box 3

Hollywood Bowl Monthly Magazine, 1932-1956.

Box 3

Theater Arts Magazine, 1960-1961.

Box 4

Miscellaneous programs and clippings, ca. 1930-1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes travelogues, sporting events, circuses and tours.
Box 5

Programs, flyers, and clippings from miscellanoues events.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes football programs and ticket stubs from UCLA/USC and Cal games, as well as Rose Bowl games, ca. 1936-1954.
Box 6

Theater programs, playbills, and clippings, ca. 1960-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs from theaters in Boston and New York, 1961, as well as UCLA theater and film events.
Box 7

Shakespeare performances: clippings, programs, and playbills.

Scope and Content Note

Includes performances at Pasadena Playhouse and televised performances.
Box 8

Theater programs and clippings, 1955-1975 (drama).

Box 8

“Performing Arts,” 1969-1972.

Box 8

UCLA noon concert programs, 1966-1969.

Box 8

Miscellaneous musical programs, 1966-1959.

Box 9

Musical performances, ca. 1966-1979: programs, flyers, and clippings.

Box 10

Miscellaneous clippings and flyers of performances and lectures, ca. 1969-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Includes UCLA noon concerts, 1969-1975.
Box 11

Hollywood Bowl programs, ca. 1950-1960s.

Box 11

UCLA and UCLA Extension concerts.

Box 11

Miscellaneous concerts.

Box 12

Piano concerts, clippings, and miscellaneous recitals.

Box 12

Los Angeles Philharmonic “Performing Arts.”

Box 12

Los Angeles Philharmonic concert programs.

Box 12

Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.

Box 12

Los Angeles Music Guild.

Box 13

Miscellaneous theater programs and reviews.

Box 13

Televised clippings re televised movies and plays.

Box 13

Foreign movies (announcements, reviews, festivals).

Box 13

Theater at UCLA (including Extension).

Box 14

Miscellaneous music programs and clippings, ca. 1975-1979, includes opera and piano concerts.

Box 14

UCLA noon concerts, 1975-1979.

Box 15

Correspondence: Motion Picture Committee, Los Angeles Section National Council of Jewish Women, ca. 1930s.

Oversize box 16

Miscellaneous ephemera, 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Los Angeles Times menus; Walt Disney's Fantasia program, 1940; Los Angeles Times Music Center Magazine, December 6, 1964.
Box 17

Clippings and programs of opera, musical comedies.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Philharmonic Reviews, San Francisco Opera, and Santa Monica Civic Opera.
Box 18

Clippings and programs on dance.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Greek Theater, Huntington Hartford Theater, Las Palmas Theater, Shrine Auditorium, Wilshire Ebell Theater, UCLA Noon Music Concerts.
Box 19

Opera programs: San Francisco Opera at the Shrine Auditorium, and Los Angeles Civic Light Opera.