Collectie MSS 031 - Sarah Moore Field Collection

B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of May 8, 1905 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of October 2, 1911 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of March 13, 1911 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of April 1, 1912 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of January 22, 1912 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of May 5, 1913 B. F. Keith's Theatre Program, Week of February 3, 1913 Newspaper Article About Sylvester Schaffer B. F. Keith's Theatre Concert Program Boston Opera House Adeline Genee Boston Opera House Season of Grand Opera Program Boston Opera House Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle in Modern Dances Program Boston Opera House Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle in Modern Dances Program Boston Opera House Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle in Modern Dances Program Boston Opera House Chu Chin Chow Program
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Identity elements

referentie code

US MBE MSS 031

Name and location of repository

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Titel

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Datum(s)

  • 1881 - 1963 (Vervaardig)

Omvang

1.5 linear feet; 2 boxes

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1885 - 1988)

Biografie

Sarah Moore Field lived all of her long life in the gracious home at 266 Main Street in North Andover, Massachusetts. Purchased by her great-grandparents, Jeremiah Smith and Sarah Field in 1874 the Field household reflected a restrained, upper middle class taste. Sarah Moore Field became the family historian and carefully preserved the furnishings, photographs, financial records, letters, memorabilia, and personal property accumulated by three generations of her family in hope that one day the Field House would be opened to the public. Though her dream never came to fruition, selected items from her collection, such as these theatre programs, will continue to be accessible to the public.

Theater programs and playbills have evolved significantly over the course of the 19th and 20th century. Appearing first as a single sheet, usually consisting of the actors’ names and scenes in the play, by the early 1900s playbills had evolved into booklets which often included advertisements and actors’ biographies. Playbills briefly reverted back to the single sheet format during World War II. Starting in the early 1900s, souvenir program books were also printed to commemorate a specific play during its run, and were not tied to specific performances or theaters. These programs were larger than playbills and usually include photos of the actors, biographies, and a summary of the plot.

Content and structure elements

Bereik en inhoud

The Sarah Moore Field Collection includes over 200 programs and playbills from theatres within the New England region of the United States, with the bulk of the materials from Boston. The materials range in date from 1881 to 1963 with the bulk of the collection containing items from 1900 to 1928. Depending on the era, the playbills are formatted either as single sheets or posters (primarily the pre-1900s and World War II era programs) or booklets featuring advertisements, play descriptions, and cast biographies (primarily the 20s and 30s and post 1950 materials).

Ordeningstelsel

The collection is arranged in two series: Boston Programs and Other Programs. Boston Programs are arranged alphabetically by theater. Other Programs are arranged by location, then chronologically.

Series 1: Boston Programs
Folder Name Dates
B. F. Keith’s Theatre 1905 – 1914
Boston Opera House 1912 – 1914
Boston Symphony Orchestra 1914 – 1961
Boston Theatre 1905 – 1913
Castle Square Theatre 1904 – 1926
Charles Playhouse 1960 – 1961
Colonial Theatre 1901 – 1961
Copley Theatre 1917 -1928
Edith Coburn Noyes Studios Approximately 1912
Hollis Street Theatre 1905 – 1926
Image Theatre 1961 – 1962
Majestic Theatre 1905 – 1961
Miscellaneous Performances and Events 1911 – 1962
New Park Theatre 1924 – 1925
Park Square Theatre Approximately 1917
Park Theatre 1902 – 1914
Plymouth Theatre/Shubert-Plymouth Theatre 1912 – 1926
Repertory Theatre of Boston 1925
Shubert Theatre 1911 – 1960
Tremont Temple 1912 – 1913
Tremont Theatre 1904 – 1923
Wilbur Theatre Approximately 1913 - 1961

Series 2: Other Programs
Folder Title Dates
Miscellaneous Programs 1881 – 1919
New York Programs 1905 - 1963

Conditions of access and use elements

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

Physical access

Technical access

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

Languages of the material

  • Engels

Scripts of the material

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Toegangen

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Geschiedenis beheer

Aanvullingen

Related materials elements

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

This collection has been digitized. All programs can be found at http://www.sscommons.org/openlibrary/#3|collections|7731693||Emerson20College20Sarah20Moore20Field20Collection|||

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Sources used

Trefwoorden

Naam ontsluitingsterm

Genre access points

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik