Hooker-Howe Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1475
Creators:
Hooker-Howe Costume Company
Dates:
1922-1938
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Archival materials documenting the Hooker-Howe Costume Company's (Haverhill, Massachusetts) business providing costumes, wigs, make-up, props and other items for minstrel shows and other amateur theater.

Content Description
Content Description
Archival materials documenting the Hooker-Howe Costume Company's (Haverhill, Massachusetts) business providing costumes, wigs, make-up, props and other items for minstrel shows and other amateur theater. The collection includes advertisements, catalogs, trade literature, photographs of actors in costume, placards intended for advertising current or upcoming shows.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Hooker-Howe Costume Company was located in the Bradford District of Haverhill, Massachusetts. According to one of its catalogues it was createdstarted in 1905. The company was headed by Mr. C. E. Hooker and consisted of the reception room; a show room; the main office; several wardore departments; the alteration, cleansing and pressing room; and the shipping department. Hooker-Howe offered costumes in addition to other items such as sets. Merchandise was shipped all across the counrty.

Administration
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Claire Renaud.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Hooker-Howe Company Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertisements -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costumes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minstrel shows Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater -- History -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renaud, Claire 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