Dr. Ingram Bloch Collection

Identifier: MSS.0045

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The Ingram Bloch Collection is an archive of old playbills and programs spanning from 1929 to 1953. The collection arranges items chronologically, starting with 1929 and ending with 1953 and unknown dates. The collection primarily features theater programs, along with some opera programs. Some publications in the collection include: Chicago Stagebill, The Playgoer, The Playbill of Chicago Theaters, Goodman Theatre, Harris Theater, and others.


  • 1929 - 1953

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.

Biographical Note - Dr. Ingram Bloch

Dr. Ingram Bloch, 1920-1995 was a Physics professor at Vanderbilt University starting in 1948 until his passing in 1995. He was the son of Oscar Edgeworth Bloch, Sr. and Katherine Ingram Bloch. He was a fan of the theater and collected playbills from events he attended.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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The Ingram Bloch Collection contains theatre playbills and programs spanning from 1929 to 1953 arranged chronologically. The collection primarily features theater programs, along with some opera programs.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Provenance Statement

This collection of playbill programs was donated by Dr. Ingram Bloch to Vanderbilt University. It was received in 1966

Finding Aid for the Dr. Ingram Bloch Collection
1966 June
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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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