Legacy Theater collection

Legacy Theater collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Legacy Theater collection
Dates: 1890s-1990s
Quantity: 3.4 Linear feet (1 carton, 2 oversized boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3572.TEMP

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of seven series: images, scrapbooks, autographs, articles, notes, and clippings, advertisements and posters, programs, and blueprints. The images include cigarette cards of actresses, photographs of celebrities, portraits and postcards of actors and actresses from various productions, cartoons, cabinet cards, and other miscellaneous images. The scrapbooks display newspaper clippings and programs of productions. The autographs are photographs signed by celebrities; many are addressed to Harry Eaton. The articles, clippings, and notes include information about celebrities. The advertisements and posters promote various productions. The programs are from a myriad of productions from many genres, including comedies, dramas, tragedies, and French and Italian productions. The blueprints display the foundation of various stage scenery and sets.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was acquired by the Hargrett Library piece by piece over many decades through purchases and gifts. It was made into a manuscripts collection and catalogued in 2011 in preparation for a move to the new building.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



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11Cigarette cards
2Cabinet cards
3Photographs - Jacques Cartier - Exotic dancer
4Postcards - Costumes by Josef Kainz
5Postcards - Alexander Moissi
6Postcards - Shakespeare productions
1Cartoon - Field Marshall Right Honorable Dan Leno and the Right Reverend
2Cartoon - Mr. Dion Boucicault
3Cartoon - Outline of man by Frueh
4Portrait - Charles Morron, 1904
5Portrait - William Charles MacReady as Henry IV
6Portrait - William Charles MacReady as Brutus
7Portrait - Julia Marlowe
8The Albert Chevalier Souvenir booklet, 1895
9Shakespeare Country booklet
10Sherlock Holmes and Henry Miller


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111Programmes by Elizabeth C. Stone
12Theatre Record, 1905-1906
13Theatre Record, 1905-1907


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18Autographed photographs
9Addressed to Harry Eaton

Articles, Clippings, and Notes

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114John Sheridan Knowles notes
15Article about John Barrymore
16Magazine clippings

Advertisements and Posters

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117Barnum and Bailey circus advertisement
18"Tom Brown's Dilemma" poster
19"The Late Mrs. Potts" poster
20"Are You Happy?..." poster


11Theatre National de l'Opera - Comique - "Resurrection", May 19, 1927
2Theatre du Vaudeville - "La Dame aux Camelias", 1924-1925
3Theatre du Vaudeville - "La Revue du Vaudeville", 1922-1923
4Charlie Chaplin in "Gold Rush", 1925
5West End Theatre - "The Firefly"
6"All the Comforts of Home"
7The Casino - "Nanon", 1892
8Park Theatre - "A Scrap of Paper"
9Park Theatre - "Lord Chumley"
10"Hazel Valley"
11"Morris Brothers"
12"Viennoise Danseuses"
13"Ravel Family"
14"Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West"
15"Bijou", 1885-1886
16"Holiday on Ice of 1961"
17"A Concert to Celebrate the Centenary of the Firm and the Gaffer's 90th Birthday", July 5, 1979
18Theatre National Opera de Paris - "Raymonda"
19Tenthouse Music Theatre - "Milk and Honey", July 1965
20"Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo", January 5, 1946
21"Los Gallos"
22Fortune Theatre - "Murder at the Vicarage" based on the Agatha Christie novel, July 1976
23Queen's Theatre - "Yahoo", October 1976
24London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1976-1977
25Opera de Paris Bastille - "Elektra", 1992
26Teatro alla Scala - "Stagione Sinfonica", 1986
27Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1947
28Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1948-1949
29Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1948-1949
30Metropolitan Grand Opera, April 1949
31Metropolitan Grand Opera, April 1950
32Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1949-1950
33Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1950-1951
34Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1953
35Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1953-1954
36Metropolitan Grand Opera, May 1956
37Metropolitan Grand Opera, May 1957
38Metropolitan Grand Opera, May 1958
39Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1971
40Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1972
41Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1975
42Metropolitan Grand Opera, 1976
43Metropolitan Grand Opera, December 1984
44Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1963
45Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1968
46Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1969
47"Opera de Bellas Artes", 1966
48"American Ballet Theatre"
49The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mary 14, 1946
50"Tosca", May 12, 1973
51"Carmen", May 7, 1973
52"Der Rosenkavalier", May 10, 1974
53"L'Italiana In Algeri", Mary 11, 1974
54Compania Lirica Nacional - "Tosca", August 1980
55Les Mathurins
56Comedie francaise - "Moliere" et "Les Femmes", April 1987
57Comedie francaise - "Caligula" et "Savantes", February 1992
58Comedie francaise - "Bal masque", May 1992
59Comedie francaise - "Amour pour Amour", May 1989
60Comedie francaise - "La Vie de Galilee", September 1990
61Comedie francaise - "Antigone", October 1992
62Don Carlo and Les Troyens
63Bravo - The Arts Invasion from Britain
64Madame Sans Gene
65San Carlo Opera Company, February 1941
66"Marcello Abbado", September 5, 1966
67"The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo", February 1941
68Organ Concert, May 23, 1957
69Playbill - "Come As You Are"
70Montmartre en 1925 by Jean Gravigny
71Mill Run - "The Mitzi Gayner Show"
72The Playgoer - "The Music Man"
73Comedie des Champs-Elysees - "Les Meilleurs Amis", Summer 1973
74Espace Pierre Cardin - "La machine infernale", Summer 1974
75"Bal masque" par Mikhail Lermontov, 1992
761000 piece puzzle


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21Purchase Lists
2-50Stage production scenery and set blueprints