Gould, E. B. Programs Collection

Dates: 1879-1883. Size: 5.2 linear feet in 4 boxes and 1 scrapbook. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. Elwyn Blaine Gould, born in 1854, was a businessman who came to Chicago in 1879. He was an enthusiastic playgoer, who kept and annotated his programs. Collection includes programs for operettas, farce, variety shows, concerts, modern plays and Shakespeare. Selected playbills from this collection are available in the Library's Chicago Theater Digital Collection. [Finding aid]