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Theater and film ephemera collection
M2506  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Theater and film ephemera collection
    source: Stark, Samuel
    source: Sloss, Hattie Hecht
    Identifier/Call Number: M2506
    Physical Description: 23 Linear Feet (49 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1830-1972
    Date (bulk): 1880-1950
    Abstract: Photographs, magazines, scrapbooks, and other material from multiple sources related to theater, motion pictures, and other performing arts, largely from the later 19th to mid-20th century.
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
    Some materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Various sources.

    Scope and Contents

    Artificial collection of material related to theater, motion pictures, and other performing arts, mainly consisting of photographs, magazines, and scrapbooks, largely from the later 19th to mid-20th century.
    The first three series contain the bulk of the collection. Series 1 consists of a distinct collection of actor portraits mostly from the 1880s through the 1910s, many of which are signed. A number of photos have written references to pages in the scrapbooks in Series 2, which were once owned by Samuel Stark.
    Series 3 contains a large number of movie fan magazines mostly from the 1930s and 40s in variable condition. These also appear to be from multiple sources but were probably given to Stanford as a group (again, possibly by Stark).
    This collection contains most of the undescribed remainder of Stanford's theater-related archives, once a major collecting area. Many are listed in our catalog via this link: https://stanford.io/2QRVCTJ

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Theater and film ephemera collection (M2506). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Theater -- United States -- History
    Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
    Theater -- History
    Stark, Samuel
    Sloss, Hattie Hecht