Collection MSS 002 - Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection

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US MBE MSS 002

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Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection

Date(s)

  • Bulk (1880-1914) (Creation)
  • Span(1827-1950) (Creation)

Extent

22 linear feet

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Scope and content

The Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection is a collection of materials generated by and relating to Boston Theatres of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included in the collection are photographs of actors and productions, theatre programs and playbills from Boston area theatres, production materials such as scripts and journals, and newspaper and magazine clippings about people, places, and events in the Boston theatre community. The bulk of the material concerns the Castle Square Theatre, but also includes materials from other Boston theatres.

Also included in the collection are a number or correspondences, papers, and newsclippings written or collected by Edwin F. Edgett, noted journalist, author, and Editor of the Boston Transcript.

System of arrangement

The collection is organized into six series:

Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Programs, 1881-1960
Series 3: Theatre Production and Related Materials
Series 4: Periodicals, 1857-1952
Series 5: Edwin F. Edgett Papers, 1897-1935
Series 6: Book Collection

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Conditions governing access

The collection is open to researchers.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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Immediate source of acquisition

The collection was donated by Sigmund A. Lavine in October 1995.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid prepared by Ashley Judson in 2009.
Last updated by Chessie Monks and Brendan Higgins on 21 September 2011.

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