Colección ACC-MSS 013 - Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera Collection

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US MBE ACC-MSS 013

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Título

Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera Collection

Fecha(s)

  • 1937 - 2006 (Creación)

Extensión

11.75 linear feet

Nombre del productor

(1933 -)

Historia biográfica

Warren Debenham was born January 20, 1933 in San Francisco. He studied college at Stanford University and seminary at General Theological Seminary in New York City, and at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. One of the foremost collectors in the U.S. with more than 40,000 comedy LPs, 45s, 78s and CDs, Warren Debenham has been collecting comedy albums and humor ephemera for more than 60 years. His LP record collection of comedy and spoken word albums is expansive, and to supplement it he has also collected novelty items, newspaper clippings, toys, and other ephemera. He is considered an authority on comedy recordings, and is often consulted to contribute to catalogs and the indexing of other collections in this field such as the Dr. Demento online playlists, and the Stan Freberg discography. He has worked with Marshall Berle in releasing albums for Laugh.com including Bill Dana’s "Greatest Bits of Jose Jimenez" in 2000. A member of the clergy, collecting has been a pastime and fervent hobby of the Reverend. He was the first rector of the Thomas Episcopal Church of Sunnyvale, CA serving from 1960 as Vicar, and from 1965 - 1973 as Rector. He was Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Albany, CA, did a neighborhood ministry in West Oakland, CA and is now retired and assists part time at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in downtown Oakland. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, Sally. The San Francisco Public Library has received half of his extensive comedy LP, 45 RPM, 78 RPM, and CD records with the other half to be received after his death. Rev. Debenham, who was seeking a home for his collection, sent the materials to Boston in December 2007.

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Alcance y contenido

The collection consists of comedian clippings, magazines, and movie ephemera, such as sheet music, posters, and lobby cards. The extensive collection of magazines includes Harpoon, Just for Laughs, and Rave. The broad arrangement of sheet music ranges from the early vaudeville years to the more recent 20th century movies.

Sistema de arreglo

This collection is arranged in 3 series:
Series 1: Comedian Clippings
Series 2: Magazines
Series 3: Movie Stills

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Condiciones de acceso

This collection is open to researchers.

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Condiciones

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.

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  • inglés

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Warren Debenham materials can also be located at the San Francisco Public Library Schmulowitz Collection of Wit and Humor.

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [Container number], [Folder Title], Rev. Warren Debenham Ephemera Collection, Emerson College Archives & Special Collections, Emerson College, Boston, MA.

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