Theater Scrapbook “F”

Dates: 1913-1914
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_SBF
Provenance: Unknown
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Theater Scrapbook “F,” [Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

“Scrapbook F” is the compiler’s own designation for this collection of programs, newspaper reviews and a few pictures, pasted into a theater-goer's scrapbook. Internal evidence and similarities in the handwriting suggest that it may have been compiled by Mrs. Rosalie E. Lang, who lived at 530 Oakdale, and later at 1927 Argyle. Mrs. Lang compiled an extensive chronology of theater in Chicago, which is also in this collection. Notes in the scrapbook volume suggest that this collector had assembled other scrapbooks which have, unfortunately, not been found.

All of the productions represented in this volume are plays, and almost all were attended at Wednesday or Saturday matinees. Though there is a healthy selection of classics, most of the plays are modern, with an exceptionally strong concentration of “problem” plays on matters of social significance.

The source of this scrapbook is unknown; it was cataloged by the Chicago Public Library in September 1950 and was transferred to the Special Collections Division at some later date. In 1986 it was rebound without disturbing its contents.

Arrangement

Material remains bound in its original order. The play index is arranged alphabetically for ease of use.

Container List

SBF: 1 Anthony and Cleopatra January 19, 1914
SBF: 79 Any Night April 4, 1914
SBF: 72 The Argyle Case March 11, 1914
SBF: 76 At Bay March 25, 1914
SBF: 5 The Attack January 29, 1913
SBF: 61 The Auctioneer January 31, 1914
SBF: 8 Bella Donna February 12, 1913
SBF: 79 The Black Mask April 4, 1914
SBF: 7 The Blindness of Virtue February 6, 1913
SBF: 4 Bought and Paid For January 25, 1913
SBF: 79 The Bride April 4, 1914
SBF: 35 Broadway Jones May 21, 1913
SBF: 80 Charlemagne April 11, 1914
SBF: 58 Cowards January 22, 1914
SBF: 75 Daddy Long-Legs March 18, 1914
SBF: 43 Damaged Goods October 15, 1913
SBF: 41 The Double Cross October 1, 1913
SBF: 13 The Drone February 28, 1913
SBF: 1 Elevating A Man January 18, 1913
SBF: 79 En Deshabille April 4, 1914
SBF: 15 The Escape March 5, 1913
SBF: 38 The Escape May 13, 1913
SBF: 55 Fanny’s First Play January 14, 1914
SBF: 50 The Fight December 10, 1913
SBF: 33 The Ghost Breaker May 14, 1913
SBF: 47 A Good Little Devil November 29, 1913
SBF: 40 The Governor’s Lady September 24, 1913
SBF: 48 Half an Hour December 3, 1913
SBF: 79 Hari Kari April 4, 1914
SBF: 12 Hawthorne of the U. S. A. February 22, 1913
SBF: 53 Help Wanted January 7, 1914
SBF: 59 Her Own Money January 28, 1914
SBF: 11 Hindle Wakes February 20, 1913
SBF: 74 The Honeymoon Express March 14, 1914
SBF: 78 If I Were King March 30, 1914
SBF: 18 The Iron Door March 15, 1913
SBF: 77 It Can Be Done November 26, 1914
SBF: 24 Julius Caesar March 29, 1913
SBF: 46 King Richard II November 19, 1913
SBF: 62 The Little Parisian February 1, 1914
SBF: 68 The Lure February 26, 1914
SBF: 64 Madame President February 11, 1914
SBF: 29 Man and Superman April 29, 1913
SBF: 19 A Marriage of Convenience March 19, 1913
SBF: 21 The ‘Mind The Paint’ Girl March 27, 1913
SBF: 52 A Modern Girl December 13, 1913
SBF: 22 The Money Man May 7, 1913
SBF: 54 Nearly Married January 10, 1914
SBF: 34 The Necessary Evil May 17, 1913
SBF: 32 Never Say Die May 10, 1913
SBF: 16 The New Secretary March 18, 1913
SBF: 17 Our Wives March 12, 1913
SBF: 73 The Passing Show of 1914 March 19, 1914
SBF: 10 The Perplexed February 19, 1913
SBF: 65 The Pirates of Penzance February 21, 1914
SBF: 49 Poor Little Rich Girl December 6, 1913
SBF: 71 Primrose and Dockstader’s Minstrels March 5, 1914
SBF: 9 The Rainbow February 15, 1913
SBF: 6 The Real Thing February 5, 1913
SBF: 3 Return From Jerusalem January 8, 1913
SBF: 23 The Rivals March 28, 1913
SBF: 39 The Road to Happiness September 28, 1913
SBF: 51 Romance December 11, 1913
SBF: 66 Seven Keys To Baldpate February 23, 1914
SBF: 27 The Seventh Chord April 12, 1913
SBF: 45 Shameen Dhu November 5, 1913
SBF: 31 The Silver Wedding April 26, 1913
SBF: 63 The Speckled Band February 4, 1914
SBF: 37 Stop Thief September 17, 1913
SBF: 81 The Strange Woman April 29, 1914
SBF: 60 The Sunshine Girl January 30, 1914
SBF: 28 The Talker April 16, 1913
SBF: 69 Tante March 4, 1914
SBF: 30 A Thief for the Night April 23, 1913
SBF: 14 Top O’ Th’ Mornin’ March 1, 1913
SBF: 56 The Traffic January 17, 1914
SBF: 2 The Unwritten Law January 15, 1913
SBF: 70 Weber and Fields March 4, 1914
SBF: 44 The Whip October 22, 1913
SBF: 42 The Winning of Barbara Worth October 11, 1913
SBF: 36 Within the Law September 3, 1913
SBF: 25 The Witness for the Defense April 9, 1913
SBF: 26 The Yellow Jacket April 5, 1913
SBF: 67 Young Wisdom February 25, 1914
SBF: 48 The Younger Generation December 3, 1913
SBF: 20 Zaza March 26, 1913
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