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Finding Aid for the Albert E. Smith Papers, 1897-1933
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Box 1

Early beginnings. 1897-1904.

Physical Description: 291pp.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings, documents, early film catalogs (1901-1904), folder of notes for book and typescript manuscripts of history of Vitagraph Company by Albert E. Smith.
Box 2


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ephemera and clippings, auditor's reports, stock certificates, agreements (bound volume) re ownership of Vitagraph Company and By-Laws of Smith-Blackton Company, 1916.
Box 3

Vitagraph Bulletins. 1909-1916.

Physical Description: Six bound volumes.
Box 4


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, contracts, auditor's statements. The Big Four Family, publication of Vitagraph, Lubin, Selig, Essanay, Incorporated. Bound (vol.1-4).
Box 5


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents; Vitagraph Releases. 1916-1917 (two bound volumes). Vitagraph family, vol.9-12. June 1917-June 1918 (bound).
Box 6


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, auditor's reports. Vitagraph Releases. 1918, 1919 (two bound volumes). Shadowland, the magazine of magazines. (M.P. Publishing Company, New York). vol.1 no.1. September 1919.
Box 7


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, contracts and agreements, copies of legal briefs involving Vitagraph Company, auditor's reports. Typescript of Releases 1920 (bound) containing synopses and credits.
Box 8


Scope and Content Note

Legal documents, correspondence.
Box 9


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, publicity releases.
Box 10


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, auditor's report 1917. Two reels and a crank. Autographed copy of book.
Box 11

Notebooks containing story ideas. Reports on individual theatres. 1920. Legal contracts. 1924.

Boxes 12, 15


Box 13

Scrapbook of clippings on the death of John Bunny. 1915.

Box 13

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. 1914.

Box 13

Miscellaneous motion-picture publications.

Box 14

History of Vitagraph Company.

Physical Description: 17 reels tape.
Box 16

Photograph album. Stills from Vitagraph productions of O'Henry stories.

Box 16

Photograph album. Jean Paige - stills from Vitagraph productions.

Boxes 17-19

Album of stills.

Box 20

Scrapbook. 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings covering Vitagraph's break with Hays Office (MPPDA).
Box 20

Scrapbook. Clippings. 1923-1933.

Box 21

Panoramic photograph of Vitagraph personnel. 1910.


Missing, January 1990.