Plays and Players, Series 2, Theater Scrapbooks Collection

 

Dates: 1908-1912
Size: 5 scrapbooks
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_PP2
Provenance: Donated to Chicago Public Library in 1968
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Plays and Players, Series 2, Theater Scrapbooks Collection, [Volume #, Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

Though the compiler of this second set of “Plays and Players” scrapbooks carefully recorded the names of her theatre-going companions, she herself remains anonymous. The volumes include programs, pictures, and numerous newspaper clippings, as well as the compiler’s own comments in many cases. There are programs for operas and concerts as well as plays, and a particularly interesting selection of ballet and early modern dance programs. Volume 5 of this series contains only lecture programs, and has not been included in the index for the set.

This series of scrapbooks was received by the Chicago Public Library as a gift in February 1968 and transferred to the Special Collections Division at some later date. The donor’s name is not recorded, but there is some evidence that the volumes at one time belonged to Max Maier, a collector of Chicago theatre memorabilia who was known to readers of the Chicago Tribune “Line O’ Type or Two” column as “Max of the Second Gallery.”

Arrangement

The scrapbooks remain bound in their original order. The container list is arranged alphabetically by production title for ease of use.

  • Box PP2-1, 1908-1909
  • Box PP2-2, 1909-1910
  • Box PP2-3, 1910-1911
  • Box PP2-4, 1911-1912
  • Box PP2-5, Lectures, 1908-1912

Note: Vol. 5 of this series (Lectures) is not indexed.

Container List

I:47 Aida April 23, 1909
I:55 The Bachelor May 18, 1909
III:17 The Bachelor Belles November 2, 1910
I:11 The Barber of New Orleans October 23, 1908
II:9 The Builder of Bridges October 19, 1909
IV:47 The Campus January 12, 1912
I:77 The Candy Shop August 19, 1909
IV:57 Cendrillon January 25, 1912
II:25 Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra November 21, 1909
III:19 The Chocolate Soldier November 4, 1910
III:35 Cleofonte Campanini November 20, 1910
IV:35 The Concert November 23, 1911
II:29 The Dawn of Tomorrow December 2, 1909
IV:15 The Deep Purple October 27, 1911
I:3 The Devil September 25, 1908
II:79 Don June 1, 1910
I:23 The Fair Co-ed December 19, 1908
IV:11 The Faun October 19, 1911
I:23 Fifth Annual Men’s Fall Concert November 19, 1909
I:21 Follies of 1908 December 10, 1908
II:53 Follies of 1909 February 26, 1910
III:5 A Fool There Was October 11, 1910
II:49 The Fortune Hunter February 6, 1910
IV:41 Garden-Tetrazzini Benefit December 10, 1911
IV:1 Gertrude Hoffman and the Ballet Russe September 11, 1911
III:45 Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingford January 12, 1911
II:61 La Gioconda April 4, 1910
III:41 The Girl of the Golden West December 27, 1910
IV:45 Gypsy Love December 12, 1911
II:43 Les Huguenots January 15, 1910
IV:23 Imperial Russian Ballet November 13, 1911
IV:29 Imperial Russian Ballet November 19, 1911
II:13 Isadora Duncan and Walter Damrosch October 21, 1909
III:71 Isadora Duncan and Walter Damrosch March 23, 1911
III:23 Jeanne D’Arc November 8, 1910
IV:49 The Jewels of the Madonna January 6, 1912
II:47 Lakme January 22, 1910
I:57 Lambs All Star Gambol May 29, 1909
IV:19 The Littlest Rebel November 10, 1911
II:45 Lohengrin January 21, 1910
III:25 Louise November 9, 1910
II:41 Madam Butterfly January 14, 1910
II:77 Madame Sherry 1910
III:75 Maggie Pepper April 13, 1911
III:3 The Marriage of a Star September 29, 1910
I:43 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg April 13, 1909
I:25 The Melting Pot January 9, 1908
I:19 The Merchant of Venice November 27, 1908
IV:7 The Mollusc September 30, 1911
II:83 The Nigger June 4, 1910
III:1 The Old Town September 8, 1910
III:31 Othello November 17, 1910
II:47 Pagliacci January 22, 1910
IV:59 Pagliacci January 27, 1912
IV:63 Passer-By February 4, 1912
III:69 The Passing of the Third Floor Back March 7, 1911
III:7 Pavlova and Mordkine October 23, 1910
III:15 Pavlova and Mordkine October 30, 1910
III:39 Pavlova and Mordkine December 12, 1910
III:47 Pavlova and Mordkine January 21, 1911
I:5 Polly of the Circus October 10, 1908
IV:53 Pomander Walk January 18, 1912
I:9 The Prima Donna October 21, 1908
III:53 The Private Secretary February 15, 1911
III:63 Raffles February 28, 1911
IV:27 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm November 16, 1911
II:15 Recital-Anton Foerster and Alexander Sebold October 28, 1909
I:29 Recital-Dr. Ludwig Wullner February 7, 1909
I:39 Recital-Dr. Ludwig Wullner March 21, 1909
II:51 Recital-Dr. Ludwig Wullner February 26, 1910
II:59 Recital-Ferruccio Busoni March 27, 1910
I:17 Recital-Jan Lubelik October 29, 1911
I:13 Recital-Johanna Gadski November 8, 1908
III:61 Recital-Kneisel Quartet February 26, 1911
III:73 Recital-Marx Oberndorfer undated
II:17 Recital-Maud Powell November 6, 1909
III:55 Recital-Mischa Elman February 18, 1911
I:17 Recital-Mme. Chaminade November 22, 1908
III:65 Recital-Ruth St. Denis March 3, 1911
II:33 Recital-Sergei Rachmanioff December 4, 1909
I:45 The Red Mill April 21, 1909
IV:33 The Right Princess November 22, 1911
IV:65 The Runaway February 20, 1912
I:33 Salvation Nell March 2, 1909
III:57 Secret Service February 21, 1911
IV:59 The Secret of Suzanne January 27, 1913
I:7 The Servant in the House October 9, 1908
III:87 The Seven Sisters June 25, 1911
III:77 Sheffield Choir of England April 24, 1911
III:49 Sherlock Holmes February 11, 1911
I:69 The Sins of Society June 8, 1909
IV:9 Sis Hopkins October 15, 1911
II:79 Sister Beatrice June 1, 1910
I:53 The Stolen Story May 15, 1909
II:71 Strife May 23, 1910
III:21 Sunday Orchestra Concerts November 6, 1910
IV:13 Sunday Orchestra Concerts October 22, 1911
III:85 The Tales of Hoffman undated
III:83 Thais June 13, 1911
II:7 Theodore Thomas Orchestra October 16, 1909
II:27 Theodore Thomas Orchestra November 27, 1909
II:37 Theodore Thomas Orchestra January 8, 1910
II:55 Theodore Thomas Orchestra March 12, 1910
II:57 Theodore Thomas Orchestra March 19, 1910
III:13 Theodore Thomas Orchestra October 29, 1910
III:33 Theodore Thomas Orchestra November 18, 1910
III:37 Theodore Thomas Orchestra November 26, 1910
III:67 Theodore Thomas Orchestra March 4, 1911
IV:21 Theodore Thomas Orchestra November 11, 1911
IV:39 Theodore Thomas Orchestra December 2, 1911
I:31 The Thief February 20, 1909
I:37 The Thief March 13, 1909
II:1 The Third Degree October 9, 1909
IV:61 The Thunderbolt February 12, 1912
I:1 The Top O’ Th’ World August 15, 1908
II:65 Tosca April 25, 1910
I:49 The Traveling Salesman April 24, 1909
II:69 Il Trovatore May 20 1910
I:27 Vaudeville February 6, 1909
I:51 Vaudeville May 4, 1909
I:71* Vaudeville July 7, 1909
I:73* Vaudeville July 12, 1909
I:75* Vaudeville July 15, 1909
I:76 Vaudeville July 21, 1909
I:83 Vaudeville October 11, 1909
II:21 Vaudeville November 17, 1909
IV:67* Vaudeville March 12, 1912
IV:69* Vaudeville March 22, 1912
IV:71 Vaudeville March 28, 1912
I:79 Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphony Orchestra August 21, 1909
II:39 Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphony Orchestra January 8, 1910
I:15 What Every Woman Knows November 13, 1908
I:41 The Writing on the Wall April 7, 1909
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