|Creator:||Smedley, Edwin A.|
|Title:||Smedley family theater collection|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
The Smedleys were a theater family in the late 19th-early 20th century. They performed some vaudeville and acted on a daily basis in various outlets. Photographs and diaries confirm the activities of the Smedley family.
The collection consists of a make-up kit, theater programs, glasses, photographs of vaudeville actors (some members of the Smedley family), a script for "The Little Mother" by Katherine Stagg (showing edits and rewrites), a diary from 1910 for Edwin A. Smedley (concerning daily life of a performer in New York City), miscellaneous printed material about the Smedley family, a scrapbook/journal covering 1899-1913 (focusing on a production of "Rebeccca of Sunnybrook Farm" in which Edwin Smedley played the part of Abijah Flagg), several full and partial pages of a journal titled "New York Dec 29, 1910 -- Some Jokes I Have Heard."
Arranged by record type.
Smedley family theater collection. MS 3270. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.