Chicago Theater Collection-Historic Programs

Dates: 1848-2010. Size: 47.5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. The Chicago Theater Collection-Historic Programs contains programs, playbills and newspaper clippings from more than 5,000 productions at Chicago’s historic theaters. More than 2,000 playbills and programs of local dramas, comedies, melodramas, operas, vaudeville performances and other events between the 1840s to the 1920s are available online in the Chicago Theater Collection-Historic Programs Digital Collection. [Finding aid]