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Imhof (Roger) vaudeville scrapbooks
M0611  
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Description
A pictorial documentation of American entertainment from vaudeville through Hollywood's golden age. Includes songs and lyrics by Roger Imhof.
Background
Frederick Roger Imhof (August 15, 1875 – April 15, 1958) was an actor, vaudeville, burlesque and circus performer, sketch writer, and songwriter who toured in vaudeville and burlesque between 1895 and 1930. Imhof was born in Rock Island, Illinois to Nicholas Imhoff, from Switzerland, and Susan McCluen Imhoff, from Ireland. Imhof began his career as a clown with the Mills Orton Circus, and later gained fame specializing in Irish caricature. By 1897, he teamed with Charles Osborne in a comedy contortion and acrobatics act. Around this time, he dropped the second "f" from his last name.
Extent
7 Linear Feet (48 volumes in seven boxes)
Restrictions
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 of these materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.