Theater Scrapbook “H”

Dates: 1921-1935 (Bulk dates, 1921-1924)
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_SBH
Provenance: Donated by Goodman Theatre in 1994
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Theater Scrapbook “H,” [Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

Scrapbook "H" consists of clipped theater and opera playbills, predominantly from venues in Chicago from the years 1921 through 1924, though there are also programs from New York and Canada. Significant productions include the Chicago premieres of both The Cherry Orchard and The Lower Depths by the Moscow Art Theatre, and the world premiere of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. Community productions such as Monsieur Beaucaire, the senior class production at Oak Park and River Forest High School (1922), also appear. The last third of the Scrapbook is devoted to musical programs, both professional and community. Many of these later events are in the Oak Park and River Forest area, such as the Little Symphony of Chicago at the Oak Park High School Auditorium and events sponsored by the Civic Music Association. The programs are annotated with names of those in attendance, some of which are Bertha and Clara Moser, Edith Laced and TLDH, the scrapbook compiler, whose name is lightly stamped on the inside board. Several loose programs were found tucked inside the back cover.

Little is known about the scrapbook’s compiler, T. Lovel D. Hadwen. He lived at 434 N. Scoville Avenue in Oak Park. Two banquet programs from the Western Society of Engineers and the American Railway Engineering Association may indicate the nature of his employment, as musical programs clipped from the City Club Bulletins suggest club membership.

In January 1994, the Goodman Theatre received Scrapbook "H" from Michael Dixon at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, where it had been brought in as a donation. In turn, the Goodman donated the scrapbook to the Special Collections and Preservation Division the following summer.


The scrapbook remains bound in its original order. An alphabetical index to the Chicago programs follows. The loose programs have been removed from the inside cover and are stored in a file folder, with the scrapbook. A list of the loose programs is included at the end of the index.

Container List

Theater and Opera

Anna Christie SBH: 37
Artists and Models SBH: 1
Beggar on Horseback SBH: 5
A Bill of Divorcement SBH: 45
Blossom Time SBH: 47
Boris Gudonoff SBH: 11
The Cherry Orchard SBH: 48
The Deep Tangled Wildwood SBH: 52
The Dover Road SBH: 40
The Emperor Jones SBH: 30
Enter Madame SBH: 36
The Fool SBH: 53
Fra Diavolo SBH: 14
The French Doll SBH: 45
The Goldfish SBH: 39
The Greenwich Village Follies SBH: 34
The Greenwich Village Follies SBH: 53
He Who Gets Slapped SBH: 46
The Highwayman SBH: 54
The Hotel Mouse SBH: 38
Innocent Eyes SBH: 57
Le Jongleur de Notre Dame SBH: 13
Kiki SBH: 56
The Last Warning SBH: 47
Lauder, Harry SBH: 67
Lightnin’ SBH: 30
Liliom SBH: 37
Louise SBH: 12
The Love for Three Oranges SBH: 8
The Lower Depths SBH: 48
Loyalties SBH: 50
Lucia Di Lammermoor SBH: 9
The Merchant of Venice SBH: 40
Merton of the Movies SBH: 54
Mr. Pim Passes By SBH: 36
Peer Gynt SBH: 56
Pelleas and Melisande SBH: 15
Perfect Fool SBH: 38
Peter and Paula SBH: 49
R.U.R. SBH: 51
The Rivals SBH: 3
Romeo and Juliet SBH: 7
Romeo and Juliet (opera) SBH: 11
The Show Off SBH: 2
Sniegurotchka SBH: 10
Spring Cleaning SBH: 52
Sun Up SBH: 4
The Swan SBH: 5
Tarnish SBH: 7
Tosca SBH: 10
Up the Ladder SBH: 51
We Moderns SBH: 55
The Wheel of Life SBH: 46
Wildflower SBH: 1


Bauer, Harold SBH: 58
Dupre, Marcel SBH: 65
Flonzaley Quartet SBH: 66
Flonzaley, Quartet SBH: 78
Hansen, Celia SBH: 70
Hempel, Frieda SBH: 67
Lashanksa, Hulda SBH: 59
Morini, Enka SBH: 50
Philharmonic String Quartet SBH: 60
Philharmonic String Quartet SBH: 61
Werrenrath, Reinald SBH: 58
Werrenrath, Reinald SBH: 63
Zendt, Marie Sidenius SBH: 59
Zendt, Marie Sidenius SBH: 63
Zendt, Marie Sidenius SBH: 74

Loose Programs

Aren’t We All
The Goose Hangs High
Grounds for Divorce
Laburnum Grove
Little Symphony of Chicago
Mikado (Chicago Comic Opera Co.)
Monsieur Beaucaire (Oak Park High School)
New York Hippodrome
Passing Show of 1924 (partial)
Saint Joan (New York)
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