Alma M. Yondorf Theater Scrapbooks Collection

Dates: 1894-1926
Size: 2 scrapbooks
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_AMY
Provenance: The Alma M. Yondorf Theatre Scrapbooks were donated to Special Collections in 1978 by Barbara Newcombe of the Chicago Tribune.
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Alma M. Yondorf Theatre Scrapbooks Collection, [Volume #, Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

The scrapbooks, which consist of playbills pasted into blank school notebooks, document theater productions in Chicago and elsewhere, but hold no accompanying clippings or pictorial matter. Though Miss Yondorf frequently annotated her programs with the names of her companions and her opinion of the productions, she was also in the habit of trimming away the dates and theater names, so considerable research remains to be done on this collection.

  • Volume 1 holds programs dating from 1894-1910.
  • Volume 2 holds programs dating from 1910-1926.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks remain bound in their original order. The container list is arranged alphabetically by production title, indicating the scrapbook volume and page number. “L” designates a loose program, an asterisk indicates a non-Chicago performance.

Container List

II: 86 Abraham Lincoln 1920 April 12
I: 14 The Adventures of Lady Ursula 1898
I: 39 Aida 1899
I: 84 Aida undated
I: 48 Alexander 1899 December 19
II: L Alice in Wonderland April
II: 30 Alone at Last undated
I: 2 The Amazons 1894
I: 37 An American Citizen 1899
II: 74 Aphrodite 1920 September 11
II: 3 The Arcadians undated
II: 34 Arizona 1899
II: 80 Arms and the Girl undated
II: 70 At the White Horse Tavern undated
I: 106 Babes in Toyland undated
I: 51 Barbara Frietchie 1900 October 15
II: 57 Barbara Frietchie undated
II: 41 Il Barbiere di Siviglia undated
II: 73 The Bat undated
I: 9 Beau Brummel undated
II: 71 Beaucaire undated
I: 32 Because She Loved Him So 1899
I: 44 Becky Sharp 1900
I: 21 The Beggar Student 1897
I: 103 Ben Greet Woodland Players undated
I: 67 Ben Hur undated
I: 105 Ben Hur undated
II: 53 Betty 1917
II: 85 Beyond The Horizon undated
I: 46 Billee Taylor 1900
II: 88 The Bird of Paradise undated
I: 73 A Bit of Old Chelsea undated
II: 69 Blood and Sand undated
II: 68 Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife 1919
I: 22 La Boheme 1899
II: 37 The Boomerang 1915
II: 110* Boston Opera Company Repertory undated
II: 1 Bought and Paid For undated
II: 13 Broadway Jones 1913 January 20
II: 70 Buddies undated
I: 4 A Bunch of Violets 1895
I: 60 The Burgomaster undated
I: 69 Carmen undated
I: 76 Carmen undated
II: 72 Carmen undated
II: 10 Castle Sombras undated
I: 27 Catherine 1899
I: 32 Cavalleria Rusticana 1899
II: 32 Change 1914
I: 1 Charley’s Aunt 1894
I: 88 A Chinese Honeymoon undated
I: 118 The Chocolate Soldier undated
I: 36 The Christian 1899
I: 8 Christopher Jr. 1896
II: 69 Chu Chin Chow undated
II: 83 The Circle undated
II: 65 Civilian Clothes undated
II: 82 Clarence undated
I: 64 The Climbers undated
I: 33 The Club’s Baby 1899
II: 40 Common Clay 1916 August 28
II: 47 The Copperhead 1918
I: 60 The Country Cousin undated
I: 106 Cousin Kate undated
I: 66 Cricket on the Hearth 1901 October 7
I: 20 Cyrano de Bergerac 1898
I: 59 Cyrano de Bergerac undated
I: 44 Cyrano de Bergerac 1900
II: 36 Daddy Long Legs undated
I: 73 D’Arcy of the Guards undated
I: 91 The Darling of the Guards undated
I: 62 David Garrick undated
I: 64 David Harum undated
I: 116 The Dawn of Tomorrow undated
I: 35 Dear Old Charley 1899
II: 80 Declasse undated
I: 119 Deep Purple undated
I: 109 Delancey 1905 December 4
II: 21 Diplomacy 1914
I: 28 Disraeli 1914 March 16
I: 81 Dolly Varden undated
II: 59 DuBarry undated
I: 102 The Duke of Killicrankie undated
II: 25 The Dummy undated
I: L The Dybbuk 1926 May 9
II: 88 East is West undated
II: 17 Edith Wynne Matthison and Company 1913 April 21
I: 108 The Education of Mr. Pipp undated
II: 75 Elsie Janis and Her Gang undated
I: 30 Erminie 1899
II: 62 Erstwhile Susan undated
I: L Esther 1916 March 19
II: 65 Eyes of Youth undated
II: 40 Fair and Warmer 1916 August 13
I: 119 The Fairy Tale undated
II: 84 The Famous Mrs. Fair undated
I: 14 Fanny’s First Play 1913 January 27
I: 98 Fantana undated
I: 112 The Fascinating Mr. Vanderveldt 1906 March 5
I: 115 The Fascinating Widow undated
I: 10 Faust 1897
I: 26 Faust undated
II: 55 Der Fidele Bauer 1911 April 17
II: 18 Fine Feathers 1913
I: 37 The First Violin 1899
I: 81 Florodora undated
I: 26 The Fortune Teller undated
I: 54 Foxy Quiller undated
I: 66 Francesca da Rimini 1901 October 7
II: 57 Friendly Enemies 1918
I: 55 The Gay Lord Quex undated
I: 11 The Geisha 1897
II: 81 Genius and the Crowd undated
II: 46 The George M. Cohan Revue 1918
II: 48 Getting Married 1916
II: 49 The Gipsy Trail 1917
I: 86 The Girl and the Judge undated
I: 109 The Girl of the Golden West undated
I: 89 The Girl with Green Eyes undated
II: 47 Going Up 1917
II: 81 The Gold Diggers undated
I: 20 The Golden Horsehsoe 1899
II: 17 A Good Little Devil undated
I: 77 Gotterdammerung undated
II: 15 The Governor’s Lady 1913 August 14
I: 74 The Governor’s Son undated
I: 17 Great American Minstrels undated
I: 114 The Great Divide undated
I: 28 Gypsy Baron undated
II: 8 Gypsy Love undated
I: 33 H.M.S. Pinafore 1899
II: 4 H.M.S. Pinafore undated
I: 21 Half A King 1898
I: 58 Hamlet undated
II: 23 Hamlet March 29
II: 68 Hamlet 1919
II: 27 Hansel and Gretel undated
II: 71 Happy-Go-Lucky undated
II: 2 He Came From Milwaukee undated
I: 57 Hearts Are Trumps undated
I: 65 Hedda Gabler undated
II: 41 Help Wanted 1914
I: 18 The Highwayman undated
II: 39 His Majesty Bunker Bean 1916
I: 5 His Wife’s Father 1895
II: 75 Honey Girl undated
II: 87 The Hottentot undated
I: 5 Humpty Dumpty 1895
I: 85 If I Were King undated
II: 82 Imprudence undated
I: 19 In Old Kentucky undated
I: 50 In the Palace of the King 1900
I: 62 The Interview undated
II: 20 It Pays to Advertise 1915 September 2
II: 43 Jack O’Lantern 1917
II: 85 Jane Glegg undated
I: L* Joan of Arc undated
I: 29 John Ingleford undated
II: 31 Joseph and His Brethren 1914 February 2
II: 37 Katinka 1915
I: 7 King Arthur 1896
I: 80 King Charles I undated
I: 60 King Dodo undated
I: 52 King Henry V undated
II: 39 King Henry VIII 1916 December 4
I: 71 King Louis XI undated
I: 15 King Richard III 1898
II: 10 Kismet 1911
II: 62 The Knife undated
I: 99 The Labyrinth November 27
II: 24 The Ladies’ Shakespeare 1914 November 24
I: 16 The Ladies of Lyon undated
II: 89* The Lady of the Rose undated
II: 16 The Lady of the Slipper 1912
I: 86 Lady Rose’s Daughter undated
I: 104 The Lady Shore undated
I: 61 L’Aiglon undated
I: 63 The Land of the Heart’s Desire undated
II: 87 Lassie undated
I: 97 Leah Kleschna undated
II: 63 Leave It To The Sailors 1918 May 13
II: 24 The Legend of Leonora 1914 January 23
I: 66 Lend Me Five Shillings 1901 October 7
II: 84 The Letter of the Law undated
I: 107 Letty undated
I: 27 The Liars 1899
I: 76 The Liberty Belles undated
I: 3 Liberty Hall undated
II: 76 Lightnin’ undated
I: 114 The Lion and the Mouse undated
I: 24 The Little Corporal 1899
I: 96 Little Johnny Jones September 18
I: 24 The Little Minister 1899
II: 19 Little Women 1912
II: 66 The Lodger undated
II: 46 The Long Dash 1918
I: 36 Lord and Lady Algy 1899
II: 64 Lord and Lady Algy 1918 May 16
II: 5 The Love Wager undated
I: 105 Love’s Lottery undated
II: 38 Major Barbara 1915
I: 41 Make Way For The Ladies 1899
I: 100 Man and Superman undated
I: 117 The Man From Home undated
I: 113 The Man of the Hour undated
II: 50 The Man Who Came Back 1916
I: 54 The Man Who Stayed Home 1918
I: 117 The Man Who Stood Still undated
II: 20 The Man Who Would Live undated
I: 12 The Mandarin 1897
I: 69 Mariana undated
I: 38 Marie Antoinette 1899
II: 58 A Marriage of Convenience undated
I: 35 Maritana 1899
I: 47 Martha 1900
I: 79 Mascot undated
II: 48 The Masquerader 1917
I: 7 The Merchant of Venice 1896
I: 65 The Merchant of Venice undated
II: 82 The Merchant of Venice undated
II: 7 Merely MaryAnn 1906 February 5
I: 11 Merry Tramps 1897
I: 72 The Messenger Boy undated
I: 9 A Midsummer Night’s Dream undated
I: 29 The Mikado undated
II: 4 The Mikado undated
II: L The Mikado 1922 April 28
II: 12 Milestones 1913 January 27
I: 1 A Milk White Flag 1894 April 1
II: 73 The Mirage undated
I: 79 Miss Bob White undated
I: 102 Miss Dolly Dollars undated
II: 51 Miss Springtime 1916
II: 55 Mister Antonio 1916
I: 53 Mistress Neil undated
I: 114 M’lle Modiste undated
II: 21 Molly and I undated
I: 56 The Monks of Malabar undated
I: 42 More Than Queen 1899
I: 41 The Moth and the Flame 1899
II: 1 Mother undated
II: 9 Mrs Bumpstead-Leigh 1910
I: 67 Mrs Dane’s Defence undated
I: 118 Mrs Dot undated
I: 23 Much Ado About Nothing undated
I: 111 The Music Master undated
I: 46 My Daughter-In-Law 1900
I: 12 My Friend From India 1897
I: 55 Nanon undated
I: 14 Nathan Hale 1898
I: 2 New Blood 1894
II: 46 Old Lady 31 1916
I: 9 Olivette undated
I: 43 The Only Way 1899
I: 54 A Pair of Spectacles undated
II: 53 Pals First 1917
I: 43 Papas Wife 1900
I: 96 A Parisian Romance undated
I: 119 The Passing of the Third Floor Back undated
II: 60 Penrod undated
II: 35 The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard 1911
II: 4 The Pirates of Penzance undated
II: 29 The Pleasure Seekers March 1 1914
I: 50 Polly With A Past 1917
II: 34 The Poor Little Rich Girl 1913
I: 38 A Poor Relation 1899
I: 97 The Pretty Sister of Jose undated
I: 58 The Pride of Jennico undated
I: 5 Prince Karl 1895
I: 16 The Princess and the Butterfly undated
I: 10 The Professor’s Love Story 1897
I: 62 The Professor’s Love Story undated
I: 93 The Proud Prince undated
I: 75 Quality Street undated
II: 32 The Queen of the Movies 1914
II: 13* Racketty Packetty House undated
II: 26 Racketty Packetty House undated
II: 45 The Rainbow Girl 1918
I: 107 Recital: Johanna Gadski undated
I: 115 Recital: Mme Chaminade undated
I: 95* Recital: Mme Melba October 31 1903
I: 92 Recital: Mme Schumann-Heink undated
I: 94* Recital: Mme Schumann-Heink 1903 May 28
I: 6 Recital: Paderewski 1896 January 13
I: 110 The Return of Odysseus undated
I: 116 The Return of Tomorrow undated
I: 77 Das Rheingold undated
II: 56 Richard Mansfield Composite Bill 1903 April 11
II: 77 The Riddle: Woman undated
I: 3 Rip Van Winkle undated
I: 8 The Rivals 1896
I: 59 Rob Roy undated
I: 45 Robespierre 1900
I: 57 The Rogers Brothers in Central Park undated
I: 82 The Rogers Brothers in Harvard undated
I: 112 The Rogers Brothers in Ireland undated
I: 91 The Rogers Brothers in London undated
I: 21 The Rogue’s Comedy 1897
II: 33 Romance 1913
I: 31 Romeo and Juliet 1899
I: 40 Romeo and Juliet 1899
I: 83 Romeo and Juliet undated
I: 11 Rosemary 1897
I: L Der Rosenkavelier December 7
I: 111 The Round Up undated
I: 68 The Royal Family undated
I: 74 A Royal Rival undated
II: 10 Rutherford and Son
II: 22 Sari 1915 March 21
II: 43 The Saving Grace 1918
II: 70 Scandal undated
I: 8 The Scarlet Letter 1896
I: 100 The School for Husbands 1905 September 3
I: 72 The Second in Command undated
I: 28 Secret Service 1898
I: 19 The Serenade undated
II: 54 Seven Chances 1916
II: 29 Seven Keys to Baldpate 1914 April 26
II: 51 Seventeen 1918
I: 53 She Stoops To Conquer undated
I: 17 Shenandoah undated
I: 49 Sherlock Holmes 1900
I: 77 Siegfried undated
II: 85 The Sign on the Door undated
I: 60 The Singing Girl undated
I: 83 The Sleeping Beauty 1902 September 28
II: 72 The Son Daughter undated
I: 40 The Song of the Sword 1899
II: 6* The Spring Maid 1910
I: 108 The Squaw Man undated
I: 68 The Starbucks undated
II: 30 Stop Thief 1912
II: 78 The Storm undated
I: 75 The Strollers undated
I: 70 The Sultan of Sulu undated
I: 98 Sunday November 13 1905
I: 18 Sweet Inniscarra undated
I: 49 Sweet Nell of Old Drury 1900
II: 83 The Sweetheart Shop undated
II: 55 A Tailor Made Man 1917
I: 4 The Taming of the Shrew 1894
I: 115 The Taming of the Shrew undated
II: 49 The Taming of the Shrew 1918
I: 34 Tarantella 1899
II: 71 The Tavern undated
I: 88 The Tenderfoot undated
I: 50 Tess of the D’urbervilles 1900
II: 36 Thais undated
II: 52 The Thirteenth Chair 1916
II: 66 Three Faces East 1918 November 10
II: 45 Tiger Rose 1917
II: 77 Tiger! Tiger! undated
II: 61 Tillie undated
II: 12 Tosca 1913 November 24
II: 78 Transplanting Jean undated
I: 30 Trelawny of the ‘Wells’ 1899
II: L Tristan und Isolde 1903 April 7
II: 61 Turn to the Right undated
I: 4 Twelfth Night 1894
II: 79 Twelfth Night undated
II: 38 The Two Virtues 1916 March 20
I: 43 The Tyranny of Tears 1899
I: 63 Uncle Tom’s Cabin undated
I: 90 Ulysses undated
II: 35 The Unchastened Woman 1915
I: 73 The Unwelcome Mrs Hatch undated
II: 58 Upstairs and Down undated
I: 12 Vaudeville undated
I: 25 Vaudeville March 30 1899
I: L The Vortex February 22 1926
I: 77 Die Walkuere undated
I: 93 Die Walkuere undated
II: 14 Die Walkuere November 27 1913
I: 89 Wang undated
II: 42 Washington Square Players Repertory January 7
II: 75 Wedding Bells undated
II: 76 Welcome Stranger undated
I: 14 What Happened To Jones? 1898
II: 19 When Dreams Come True undated
I: 47 When We Were 21 1900
I: 56 Whirl-a-Gig undated
I: 8 The Wilderness undated
II: 18 Within the Law 1912
I: 101 Wolfville undated
II: 7* The Woman 1911
I: 23 The Wonder undated
I: 101 A Yankee Circus on Mars undated
II: 11* Years of Discretion 1912
II: 79 Ziegfeld Follies undated
I: 35 Zorah 1899
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