Collection MSS 002 - Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection

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Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection


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


22 linear feet

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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.

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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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The collection is open to researchers.

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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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  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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