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Finding aid of the Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels Collection
    Dates: 1906-1940
    Bulk Dates: 1906-1921
    Collection number: 2000.87
    Creator: Allen's Cheynne Minstrels
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet
    Repository: Autry National Center. Institute for the Study of the American West
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Abstract: Publicity and other material relating to the group Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels, performers of Western musical comedy.
    Physical location: Autry Library, Autry National Center
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php or contact library staff at (323) 667-2000.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item identification] Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels Collection, 2000.87. Autry Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2000.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels performed musical comedy, vaudeville and theater throughout the American West in the early twentieth century.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Publicity and other material relating to the group Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels, performers of Western musical comedy. Includes a poster, publicity photographs, theater programs, contracts, and a news clipping. The bulk of the material consists of vaudeville theater programs dated 1909 to 1921. Studio photographs are of members of the group dressed in cowboy garb.


    By format, then chronological.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels
    Vaudeville -- United States.
    Entertainers -- United States.
    Minstrel shows -- United States.
    Posters, American.