Harvard University - Houghton Library
Contains organizational and business records, publicity and production materials, and original scripts and designs related to the Poets' Theatre. Includes membership lists, financial reports, leases, contracts, minutes, theatre construction plans, correspondence, typescript of a taped discussion with Lyon Phelps and others, photographs, posters, programs, scrapbooks, and clippings
State Library of Victoria
Weekly statements of takings at performance, in theatres managed by J.C. Williamson, 1916-1926
Harvard University - Houghton Library
The collection contains business and financial records for the Fanny Davenport Company, mostly from 1881-1898, including theatrical contracts; transportation, equipment, and costume records; correspondence with playwrights (Frances Aymar Mathews, Victorien Sardou) and agents (Elisabeth Marbury); and Davenport's household management and real estate records
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
Papers of a theatrical producer and theater manager -- Scripts, correspondence, contracts, and financial records of plays produced or considered for production form the largest portion of the collection. Of these, files on "Decision" (1944), "Juno and the Paycock" (1940), "Kindred" (1939), and "Miss Liberty" (1949) are the most notable. Several boxes concern the Margaret Webster companies of which Choate was business manager and partner. These contain correspondence with Webster and others, contracts and bookings, publicity, annotated scripts, some production information, and company journals. Added to this section by David Fennema are research correspondence, interviews with members of the Margaret Webster Shakespeare Company, and a microfilm copy of portions of the Webster Papers at New York Public Library
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Sixty-seven letters received (1843-1851) from P.T. Barnum discussing various performers and acts shared with Kimball and the everyday workings of mid-19th century popular theater; and letters (131) received chiefly from theatrical personalities including Junius Brutus Booth, Edward L. Davenport, and George Vandenhoff. Includes letters from Lydia Maria Child (1848) and others concerning an 1852 stage version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin; and letters addressed to Kimball's managers Angier, Field & Smith
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The collection includes scripts and prompt books, music, board meeting information, business records, financial records, and development information such as correspondence with and applications to foundations and other potential donors
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Correspondence, biographical sketch, autograph album, obituaries, theater programs, scripts, will, and other items of or relating to Gustave Frohman, a theatrical manager/agent (1854-1930), his wife, Marie (Hubert) Frohman, an actress (d. 1939), their careers in the theater, especially New York City, travelling minstrel groups, vaudeville, and the Frohman family
Columbia University
A collection of letters, manuscripts, and documents of prominent actors, actresses, and theatrical managers. Many of these are single, unrelated items. The largest body of correspondence is from the American actress, Charlotte Cushman (14 letters). Another figure of major interest is William Charles Macready, partly because of Miss Cushman's relationship to him (she toured with him for several years) and also as there are several of his letters. Sir Henry Irving, Edwin Forrest and James Mowatt are each represented by a few letters. A group of 8 unsigned letters may have been written by the famous singer, actress, and manager, Eliza Vestris. One box contains manuscripts of Samuel Coit, Charlotte Cushman, Clyde Fitch, Wallace Gould, Henry von Heiseler, E.H. Sothern, and Lester Wallack. Six boxes contain Augustin Daly's check stubs and bank books for Daly's Theatre, New York, for 1872-1899. (For additional Augustin Daly business records, see description sheets for Daly's Theatre ... Read More
Denver Public Library
Collection contains business files; board meeting agendas and minutes; budgets; correspondence; notes; theater programs; grant information, scrapbooks; newspaper clippings; public relations material; brochures; set drawings and posters; tapes of productions and special events; and photographs
Tulane University - Amistad Research Center
Co-Founder of Free Southern Theater and Civil Rights activist. Items include correspondence, clippings, reports, photographs, invitations, notebooks, and other printed items


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