Louise C. Sheetz Papers

Identifier: MSS.0390

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The Louise C. Sheetz Papers (5 linear feet) consists of four scrapbooks containing program clippings and event announcements originated from production companies in Nashville, Tennessee, namely the Vendome Theater and the Masonic Theater. Taken place between 1879 to 1916, the types of events represented include minstrel shows, plays, operettas, and concerts.


  • 1879 - 1916

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.


5 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains 4 scrapbooks of theatre clippings and announcements of productions at Nashville theatres, including the Vendome Theatre and Masonic Theatre. The scrapbooks are dated 1879-1916.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

An inscription at the beginning of each scrapbook indicates these were presented to the Joint University Libraries by Miss Louise C. Sheetz.

Finding Aid for the Louise C. Sheetz Papers
In Progress
Zach Johnson
September 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • October 2022: Scope and content note revised by Nawat Masavisut and Elizabeth Batiuk.

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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