Performing arts

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

William Inge Collection

Identifier: MSS.0623
Scope and Content The William Inge Collection consists of 17 folders is contained in one archival box (.42 linear feet.) There are three series. The Independence Collection series contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and one item of correspondence related to the addition of the Collection to Independence Community College and its Dedication even which took place October 25, 1981. The News Clippings series includes selections from...
Dates: 1953 - 1981

Jon Krampner Papers

Identifier: MSS.0882

The Jon Krampner Papers (created from 1992-1997) are comprised of research materials pertaining to his published biography of Fred Coe. The papers include notes (both written and highlighted photocopies), clippings, photocopies of clippings, photographs, cassette tapes with interviews (recorded from 1992-1995), typed transcripts of these interviews, notes prior to the interviews and post interview notes, occasionally with follow up questions.

Dates: 1992 - 1997

Douglas Lee Collection

Identifier: MSS.0255

Little Theatre of Nashville Guild Collection

Identifier: MSS.0262

This collection contains information related to the Little Theatre of Nashville Guild. It includes bylaws, minutes, and financial statements.

Dates: 1926 - 1932

Delbert Mann Papers

Identifier: MSS.0007

Delbert Mann Collection covers the period from 1947 to 1992 and is concerned with the professional life and career of American film and television director Delbert Mann. Among the documents preserved in the collection, there are production papers, correspondence, scripts, memoirs, photographs, and videotapes.

Dates: 1928 - 1993

Mexico City Play Bills

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081044641771]
Identifier: MSS.0901

Features playbills from multiple plays put on in Mexico City between 1858 and 1859, such as "Un Soldado de Napoleon" and "La Glorida en el Tepeyac"

Dates: 1858 - 1859

George Mitchell Collection

Identifier: MSS.0294
Scope and Content

This .21 linear feet collection contains a stock certificate, three pamphlets, and 18 playbills/program. The collection is arranged by subject, then by date.

Dates: 1850 - 1952

Louis Thurston Nicholas Papers

Identifier: MSS.0314
Abstract The Papers of Louis Thurston Nicholas, which cover the years 1894-2006, consist of 208 linear feet of material and are concerned with Nicholas’s personal and professional life. Major series in the papers include Personal and Professional Correspondence; material relating to his activities in the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS); Personal and Biographical papers; his Musical and Academic Career and programs from the George Peabody College Concert Series; ...
Dates: 1894 - 2006

Edwin A. Price, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0344

This collection contains 85 assorted theatre and concert programs from 1941-1958.

Dates: 1941 - 1958

Boots Randolph Collection

Identifier: MSS.0691

The Boots Randolph collection is dedicated to a renowned American saxophonist Boots Randolph. It consists of photographs and other materials, notably planners, from the 1980-1990s.

Dates: undated; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Francis Robinson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0367
Abstract Francis Robinson Collection represents materials related to the life and work of Francis Arthur Robinson, (1910-1980), who is most known as the longtime spokesman for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. This extensive collection comprises a diverse range of materials that Robinson both received and collected during his tenure at the Met. The collection encompasses correspondence with Geraldine Farrar, family correspondence, gramophone records, photographs, newspaper clippings, playbills, as...
Dates: 1913 - 1979

Francisco Ruiz-Ramon Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0545

Norman Stuart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0423
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection contains 35 pieces of correspondence, nine photographs, and one theatrical program. Subjects in the correspondence cover the theatre, television, World War II, V-E Day, general notes, telegrams, and thank you notes. Please note that some correspondence has been glued on sheets with other correspondence.

Dates: 1930–1980

John Lark Taylor Papers

Identifier: MSS.0434

The John Lark Taylor Papers contain correspondence, plays and original music by Taylor, photographs, promptbooks, playbills, radio scripts, and other stage and radio memorabilia spanning 1879 to 1944.

Dates: 1879 - 1944

Warren Taylor Collection

Identifier: MSS.0436

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Collection

Identifier: MSS.0442
Scope and Content Note

This collection is made up of materials in 2 Hollinger boxes comprising .84 linear feet.

It includes correspondence, newsletters, newspaper articles, photographs,by - laws and other documents relating to the Association covering the years 1988 to 2002.

Dates: 1988 - 2002

Joseph E. Wright Papers

Identifier: MSS.0532

This collection contains material related to theatre, plays, George Bernard Shaw, and Donald Davidson and was donated by Joseph E. Wright.

Dates: 1931 - 1968

WSM Radio and Television Collection

Identifier: MSS.0535

The WSM Radio & TV collection is composed of correspondence, photographs, scripts of radio programs, and promotional material. It is stored in thirteen manuscript boxes, eight of which contain scripts of radio programs. Dates of the collection range from 1928 to 1966 with a large portion of the material dated in the 1940s.

Dates: 1928 - 1966

Ed Young Collection

Identifier: MSS.0703

This collection contains autographed photographs of opera personalities.

Dates: circa 1956-1981


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