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Creators:
Covette, Ricki
Jewell, Irene
Dates:
1950 - 1980
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1335
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Six scrapbooks documenting the Burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name:Ricki Covette), who was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8". The albums contain clippings; letters; certiicates; photographs, includng photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards and decals, from her travels; advertisem...

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Creators:
Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school year...

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Creators:
Soultanakis, Nicholas
Ishioka, Eiko
Dates:
2007 - 2011
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1331
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists mostly of design-related materials for the short-lived Broadway musical "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark." These include images of designs for costume, hair styles, makeup and scenery, presumably used by Ishioka to design the costumes for the show. The collection contains her pencil and ink design drawings for the costumes, fab...

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Creators:
St. Felix Sisters
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1880-1904
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0294
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This scrapbook contains newspaper reviews & theatre programs in which the St. Felix Sisters are named, and which covers the period from April, 1880 to November, 1898. The scrapbook also contains a newspaper article on the death of President Garfield, and article about Greenwood Cemetery where many "stage artists" were buried in the public lots, an...

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Creators:
Hauber, Joseph R.
Stubblebine, Donald J., 1925-
Dates:
1866-2009, undated
Size:
285 Cubic feet (600 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1211
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One of the most comprehensive collections of material relating to musical stage and film productions, the collection consists of an assortment of material including sheet music written specifically for or included in stage and screen musicals, television programs, Big Band performances, and radio. Some productions may have been produced under more ...

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Creators:
Belasco Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Columbia Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Belasco Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Herald Square Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
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Dates:
1893-1948, undated
bulk 1897-1918
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These scrapbooks were created to record programs from various theaters in Washington, D.C. and New York. They contain playbills, advertisements, and cast lists.

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Creators:
Jessee, Mark
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883
Dates:
1800-1915; undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It includes sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles and advertisements.

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Creators:
Gensel, John
Morgen, Joe
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0763
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Duke Ellington, once owned by Ellington's publicist Joe Morgen: Morgen's correspondence, much of it relating to appearances by Ellington; photographs; some financial records; some music manuscripts of Ellington's; concert and theater programs; a film of Ellington at the White House in 1969 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon; and press releases and newspaper and magazine articles.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1863-1966
Size:
9.54 Cubic feet (consisting of 19.5 boxes, 4 folders, 26 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Theater
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Theater forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997
undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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