Vaudeville collection

Vaudeville collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Vaudeville collection
Dates: 1889-1901
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (84 items in 1 flat box)
Coll. Number: ms2644

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of clippings, flyers, posters, and programs relating to Ed and Queen Millner, vaudeville artists with the U.S. Concert Company and Professor Moxie, a hypnotist, from ca. 1889-1901.

Ed was Swede comedian, magician and theatrical manager of U. S. Concert Co. He was also known for driving blind-folded. Queen was a soubrette and taught dancing. From the news clips, their program consisted of dancing, singing, cake walks and 'Ole Olson', a humorous Swedish dialect sketch. one copy of post office account book with news clips pasted to five pages (the end sheet has manuscript notations about Ed). Eight Professor Moxie news clips about the Hindoo hypnotist and mindreader who was also known for driving blind-folded in search of an item and for putting people to sleep for extended times are included as are eleven flyers & posters, mostly related to Moxie; four copies of the Standard Theatre standard programme, v. 5, #36; two calling cards; and twenty pieces of letterhead of various performers, most with photographs.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Entertainers--United States.
Hypnotism.
Mesmerists--United States.
Millner, Ed
Millner, Queen
Vaudeville--United States.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vaudeville collection. MS 2644. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS BoxFolder
11Miscellaneous
 
2Letterheads, flyers etc.
 
3Flyers, posters
 
4Moxie clippings - orig.
 
5Millner clippings - orig.
 
6Standard Theatre programs 2 - calling cards (missing)
 
1Scrapbook