Scrapbook of a Matinee Girl

Dates: 1908-1912
Size: 1 scrapbook
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_SMG
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Scrapbook of a Matinee Girl, [Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

This scrapbook, compiled on lined notebook paper and bound in an ordinary three-ring binder, is of interest both for its contents and its association. The unknown compiler attended a wide range of plays, operas, and concerts, and although she generally clipped away the theatre names and dates from programs, she was quite careful to note the information on the scrapbook pages. The scrapbook includes reviews and clippings, and occasionally pictures.

The volume was evidently given its name by Chicago collector Max Meier; “Scrapbook of a Matinee (sic) Girl circa 1908” appears on the title page in Max’s characteristic “display” handwriting, which is quite different from that of the compiler. Several of the early pages are annotated in the same hand. Since much of Max Meier’s collection was dispersed at some early date, it is interesting to have an example. How this volume arrived in our collection is not known; it was at some time described as Scrap Book Number 9, but it was never catalogued by the library.

Arrangement

The scrapbook remains bound in its original order. The index is organized alphabetically by production title.

Container List

SMG:137 Aida April 12, 1909
SMG:195 Alias Jimmy Valentine December 31, 1909
SMG:83 The American Idea December 20, 1908
SMG:214 As A Man Thinks December 19, 1911
SMG:141 The Bartered Bride April 17, 1909
SMG:63 The Battle September 30, 1908
SMG:163 The Beauty Spot October 4, 1909
SMG:151 The Blue Mouse May 21, 1909
SMG:89 A Broken Idol January 9, 1909
SMG:229 The Call of the Cricket April 2, 1910
SMG:103 The Call of the North January 27, 1909
SMG:133 Cameo Kirby April 3, 1909
SMG:247 Carmen January 3, 1912
SMG:39 Cavalleria Rusticana April 20, 1908
SMG:213 The Chorus Lady February 23, 1910
SMG:159 The Circus September 22, 1909
SMG:13 Classmates January 27, 1908
SMG:155 The Climax September 8, 1909
SMG:61 Cohan and Harris Minstrels September 20, 1908
SMG:237 The Concert November 15, 1911
SMG:81 Cora December 2, 1908
SMG:171 The Dawn of Tomorrow October 27, 1908
SMG:121 The Devil March 4, 1909
SMG:37 Divorcons April 22, 1908
SMG:71 A Doll’s House October 29, 1908
SMG:223 The Easiest Way March 16, 1910
SMG:85 The Fair Coed December 31, 1908
SMG:49 The Flower of the Ranch June 4, 1908
SMG:175 A Fool There Was November 13, 1909
SMG:161 Foreign Exchange September 30, 1909
SMG:199 The Fortune Hunter January 13, 1910
SMG:193 The Fourth Estate December 30, 1909
SMG:231 Germania April 9, 1910
SMG:145 A Gentleman From Mississippi April 28, 1909
SMG:211 The Girl in the Grandstand Undated
SMG:5 The Girl Question January 18, 1908
SMG:165* Going Some Undated
SMG:95 The Golden Butterfly January 16, 1909
SMG:131 The Great John Ganton March 29, 1909
SMG:243 Gypsy Love Undated
SMG:197 Havana January 12, 1910
SMG:127 The Head of the House March 17, 1909
SMG:41 Her Sister May 2, 1908
SMG:249 His Neighbor’s Wife February 6, 1912
SMG:9 The Honor of the Family January 25, 1908
SMG:53 The Hoyden June 17, 1908
SMG:149 The Independent Miss Gower May 20, 1909
SMG:33 Irene Wycherly April 11, 1908
SMG:111 Jack Straw February 14, 1909
SMG:125 John Glayde’s Honor March 11, 1909
SMG:201 Der Lellermeister January 23, 1910
SMG:173 The Kissing Girl November 11, 1909
SMG:187 A Little Brother of the Rich December 6, 1909
SMG:256 Little Women February 21, 1912
SMG:17 Lohengrin February 3, 1908
SMG:207 The Love Cure February 12, 1910
SMG:234 A Lovely Liar November 18, 1911
SMG:77 Macbeth November 19, 1908
SMG:143 Madame Butterfly April 22, 1909
SMG:235 Madame Butterfly April 5, 1910
SMG:233 Madame Sherry April 10, 1910
SMG:167 Madame X October 23, 1919
SMG:1 The Man From Home January 10, 1908
SMG:21 Le Marquis de Villimer February 11, 1908
SMG:139 Mary Jane’s Pa April 16, 1909
SMG:69 The Melting Pot October 21, 1908
SMG:47 Millinery Maids May 30, 1908
SMG:43 Miss Hook of Holland May 9, 1908
SMG:205 Miss Nobody From Starland February 5, 1910
SMG:15 The Morals of Marcus January 29, 1908
SMG:227 Mother March 23, 1910
SMG:191 The Mousetrap Peddler December 22, 1909
SMG:225 Mrs Partner March 15, 1910
SMG:27 My Wife March 10, 1908
SMG:91 Nearly A Hero January 12, 1909
SMG:59 The New Generation September 16, 1908
SMG:105 The Newlyweds and Their Baby February 5, 1909
SMG:31 Nurse Marjorie March 28, 1908
SMG:209 Old Dutch February 16, 1910
SMG:39 Pagliacci April 20, 1908
SMG:45 Paid In-Full May 14, 1908
SMG:251 Passers-By February 7, 1912
SMG:219 Penelope March 2, 1910
SMG:147 The Pied Piper Undated
SMG:55 Polly of the Circus August 9, 1908
SMG:67 The Prima Donna October 10, 1908
SMG:117 The Prince of Tonight February 24, 1909
SMG:87 Recital: Ernest Kroeger Undated
SMG:93 Recital: Mischa Elman January 15, 1909
SMG:101 Recital: Mischa Elman January 24, 1904
SMG:133 Recital: Mischa Elman April 11, 1909
SMG:3 Recital: Mme. Schumann Heink January 12, 1908
SMG:189 Recital: Tetrazzini December 12, 1909
SMG:11 The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary January 25, 1908
SMG:129 Richlieu March 25, 1909
SMG:235 Rigoletto April 5, 1910
SMG:35 Rose of the Rancho April 16, 1908
SMG:23 Rosmersholm February 23, 1908
SMG:113 Salvation Nell February 17, 1909
SMG:75 School Days February 17, 1909
SMG:65 The Servant in the House October 3, 1908
SMG:99 The Soul Kiss January 23, 1909
SMG:179 The Standard Club Follies November 24, 1909
SMG:97 The Strong People January 21, 1909
SMG:51 A Stubborn Cinderella Undated
SMG:221 Such a Little Queen March 9, 1910
SMG:258 Sumurun 1912
SMG:115 The Thief February 20, 1909
SMG:157 The Third Degree September 21, 1909
SMG:25 Tom Jones March 8, 1908
SMG:153 The Traveling Salesman July 6, 1909
SMG:254 The Typhoon February 14, 1912
SMG:109 The Vampire February 11, 1909
SMG:185 Van Allen’s Wife December 1, 1909
SMG:79 Vaudeville November 25, 1908
SMG:19 Virginus February 5, 1908
SMG:119 The Warrens of Virginia February 25, 1909
SMG:73 What Every Woman Knows October 30, 1908
SMG:123 The White Sister Undated
SMG:7 The Witching Hour January 23, 1908
SMG:29 The Witching Hour March 26, 1908
SMG:215 A Woman’s Way February 23, 1910
SMG:177 The Yankee Girl November 18, 1909
SMG:57 The Yankee Prince August 13, 1908
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