Klauber Family Theater Scrapbook Collection MS-0569

Dakota Greenwich
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Klauber Family Theater Scrapbook Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0569
Physical Description: 1.83 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1896-1932
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The Klauber Family Scrapbook Collection consists of three scrapbooks containing programs for various performance arts events from 1896 to 1932. Various performing arts events include theater shows, recitals, operas, Califa, a historical California pageant, and other miscellaneous productions the Klauber family attended. Most of the theaters were located in San Diego, but the Klauber family also attended productions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Materials also include newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, flyers, and photographs of theater and production performers. Notable theaters include the San Francisco Orpheum, Golden Gate Hall, the Grand Opera House, Columbia Theatre, the San Diego Spreckels Theatre, the Fisher Opera House, the Amphion, the Garrick Thatre, U.S. Grant Auditorium, Empress Theatre, Loring Theater, Cabrillo Theatre, and the Strand Theater. Various pages in each scrapbook are annotated with hand written notes, mostly indicating the names of individuals the scrapbook author attended the production with.
Notably, this collection includes a flyer and program for a lecture given by Hellen Keller along with Anne Sulivan, Keller's teacher and life long companion. While no date is given on the flyer, records indicate this lecture probably occured between 1919 and 1924 during her first major U.S. tour.

Arrangement Note


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright interests in some the materials found in this collection are owned by San Diego State University.  Some materials may be in the public domain.  Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.  For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.

Source of Acquisition

Phillip Klauber

Accruals and Additions


Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Klauber Family Theater Scrapbook Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Performing arts--California
San Francisco (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Theaters--California--San Diego


Scrapbooks Series 1 1896-1932

box 1, item 1

Programmes Item 1 1896-1902

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: This scrapbook includes theater programs from local San Diego productions, including recital programs, concert programs, opera programs, and Calica an historical pageant of California. This scrapbook also includes some small portraits of actors or dancers. Many programs are annotated with the names of individuals the author attended the progarms with. Names include "Mama and Papa," "Else Wentcher," "Hugo," "Stella," "Ollie," "Grace and Vine Bowers," and "Mrs. Meakin".
box 1, item 2

Programmes Item 2 1902-1911

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: This scrapbook includes programmes from events in San Francisco from November 1901 - July 1902 and San Diego from September 1902 - January 1911. Some programmes are also from events in New York 1906. All programmes are from various theaters within those areas. This scrapbook also includes photographs and portraits of actors, dancers, and individuals involved in theater.
box 2, item 1

Programmes and Newspaper Clippings Item 1 1909-1932

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: This scrapbook includes programmes, newspaper clippings, and information related to theator programs, recitals, concerts, and operas in San Francisco and San Diego. Notably, this scrapbook includes a program for Hellen Keller's lecture with Anne Sullivan at the Loring Theater.