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Alice Gerstenberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.
Dates: 1903-1971

American Circus Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-AmCircus
Abstract Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Dates: 1891-1939

Ashton Stevens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stevens
Abstract The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.
Dates: approximately 1850-1952; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

Auditorium Theater Programs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Auditorium
Abstract Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.
Dates: 1888-1938

Bob Sickinger Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sickinger
Abstract Press reviews and photographs of Hull House Theater productions directed by Bob Sickinger, 1963-1969, together with copies of Sickinger's 1963 essay on the state of theater in Chicago and his press release regarding his involuntary departure from Hull House in 1969. Also a few programs, press releases, advertisements, a fan letter, and a thesis on Hull House children's theater programs. As director of Hull House Theater between 1963 and 1969, Sickinger was instrumental in founding Chicago’s Off...
Dates: 1934-1985; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1969

Claudia Cassidy Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cassidy
Abstract Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.
Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1985

Cloyd Head papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Head
Abstract Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.
Dates: 1895-1968

Ellen Walsh Collection of Theater Programs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-181
Abstract Album containing Chicago, Boston, New York, and London theater programs, 1897-1899. Chicago theaters include McVicker's Hooley's, Auditorium, Steinway Hall, Grand opera House, Power's, and others.
Dates: 1897-1899

Encore Theatre Posters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Encore
Abstract Posters from Encore Theatre, an Old Town non-professional theater that produced musical theater productions year-round during the 1960s while training aspiring actors, crew members, and directors.
Dates: approximately 1960-1970

Goodman Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman Family
Abstract Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.
Dates: 1795-2003; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1995

Hope Abelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Abelson
Abstract Materials related to the theater career, business, and personal life of Chicago theater producer and philanthropist Hope Abelson, including scripts, theater mementos, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
Dates: 1914-2008; Majority of material found within 1949 - 2006

Julia W. Doane Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Doane
Abstract An autograph album from 1876 and a scrapbook from 1911 compiled by Julia Doane, a Chicagoan with connections to the theatrical and musical communities. Both items feature actors and other theatrical figures of the late 19th century.
Dates: 1876-1911

Kay Ashton-Stevens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-StevensK
Abstract Correspondence, personal and career related materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago actress, television and radio personality, and wife of critic Ashton Stevens, Kay Ashton-Stevens.
Dates: 1905-1978

Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman
Abstract Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1883-1971; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1917

Mia McCullough Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCullough
Abstract Drafts and copies of plays by Chicago playwright Mia McCullough, who has written plays produced by Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, American Theater Company, and Stage Left Theater in Chicago, as well as many other stages nationwide. Collection also includes promotional materials and some diaries.
Dates: 1992-2012

Mike Nussbaum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Nussbaum
Abstract Playscripts, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous personal and production materials of Chicago actor and director known for his work with playwright David Mamet and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Dates: 1945-2017; Majority of material found within 1964 - 2015

Raven Theatre Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Raven
Abstract Records related to Chicago’s Raven Theatre’s administration, development, history, and productions. Materials include box office reports, building plans, and correspondence, as well as budgets, flyers, photographs, reviews, press releases, programs, annotated scripts, and set designs for Raven Theatre’s main stage and “shorties”/one act productions.
Dates: approximately 1940-2015; Majority of material found within 1983 - 2013

Shakespeare Project of Chicago Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shakespeare
Abstract Chicago area theater company focused on works by Shakespeare and other classic dramatists. Production notes, scripts, promotional materials, and other documents related to performances.
Dates: 2008-2017

Shawn Pfautsch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pfautsch
Abstract Drafts of the play "Season on the Line" by Chicago-based actor, writer, and musician Shawn Pfautsch. The play was first performed at the House Theatre of Chicago in September and October, 2014. Also includes outline cards for the play and the sheet music to "Jolly Is the Gale."
Dates: 2012-2014

Sydney Justin Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, readers' letters, and personal materials of Chicago columnist Sydney Justin Harris.
Dates: 1933-1987; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985

The Jack and Jill Players

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Jack
Abstract Scripts, newsletters, and photographs from the Jack and Jill Players in Chicago.
Dates: approximately 1927-1973

Todd Bauer Collection of Chicago Writers' Playscripts

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bauer
Abstract Todd Bauer's collection of 31 playscripts written by Chicagoans.
Dates: 2003-2014

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Adams, Franklin W. 1
Al G. Barnes Circus 1
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Apollo Musical Club of Chicago 1
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Art Institute of Chicago. Students' League 1
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
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Barrymore, Ethel 1
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Bernie, Ben 1
Bertram Mills Circus 1
Bodenheim, Maxwell 1
Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955 1
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Callas, Maria 1
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 1
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Cheney, Sheldon 1
Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Chicago Dramatists 1
Chicago Journal of Commerce 1
Chicago Little Theatre Company 1
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 1
Chicago sun-times 1
Circus Fans Association of America 1
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 1
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus 1
Coblentz, Edmond D. 1
Crawford, Cheryl 1
Dewey, Ken 1
Doane, Julia W. 1
Donahey, William 1
Dreiser, Theodore 1
Encore Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Ferber, Edna 1
Fine Arts Theatre (Organization : Chicago, Ill.) 1
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield 1
Fugard, Athol 1
Fuller, Henry Blake 1
Gabriel, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) 1
Gaines, Barbara 1
Gale, Zona 1
Garino, Peter 1
Gerstenberg, Alice 1
Gest, Morris 1
Goodman family 1
Graff, Marjorie S. 1
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1
Harris, Sydney J. 1
Hazelton, George Cochrane 1
Head, Cloyd 1
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Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641 1
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House Theatre of Chicago 1
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Kiefer, H. C. (Henry Carl) 1
Koesun, Ruth Ann 1
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League of Chicago Theatres 1
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Lyric Opera of Chicago 1
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Mason, Edith 1
Masters, Edgar Lee 1
McCullough, Mia 1
Menendian, Michael 1
Montemurro, JoAnn 1
National League of American Pen Women 1
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