Series 2 - Programs, 1881-1960

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US MBE MSS 002-2

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Programs, 1881-1960

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  • 1881-1960 (Creation)

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5 linear feet

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This series contains programs from 21 theatres and/or companies between the dates 1881 and 1960. Included are performance programs, souvenir programs of specific performances, and souvenir programs of specific actors. The programs are in the form of unbound printed program pamphlets, bound book form collections of printed programs, and bound scrapbook of loose programs.

The Castle Square Theatre programs continue under the name Arlington Theatre after 1918, as the theatre name had changed by that time.

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Programs are arranged as unbound and bound. The unbound programs are arranged by theatre name, and then chronologically by date. Oversized production and souvenir programs are housed separately, and are arranged alphabetically. The bound scrapbook of programs is arranged chronologically within. Other bound programs in book form are arranged by theatre name, and then chronologically by volume date.

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