Slover Puppeteer Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1464
Creators:
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Larson, Mary E.
Dates:
1880-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic Feet
4 boxes
Repository:
The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show.

Content Description
Content Description
The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show. The collection includes photographs, including photographs from their earliest days when they were traveling in wagons; guest books; a manuscript for a memoir from the matriarch of the family; a ledger, 1916-1932, listing what the box office take was in each location the show was performed; a notebook containing content of the shows, jokes, etc.; a scrapbook containing photographs and other things; letters; clippings and articles; and printed music.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mary E. Larson to the Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, in 2004.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Slover Puppeteer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Culture and the Arts, 2018.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Black-and-white photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guest lists Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
manuscripts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puppeteers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puppets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traveling theater -- United States -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traveling theater -- United States -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Larson, Mary E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives