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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at archivist@chemungvalleymuseum.org

Collection TitleMC 17 Theater CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling
Extent
AbstractInventory still in process.


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Program - Merry War, presented by the Carleton Opera Company, September 22, 1887.ProgramA1306
Program - The New Karl, starring Chas. A. Gardner, produced by Con. T. Murphy, Opera House, September 17, 1887; Program - Merry War, presented by the Carleton Opera Company,Opera House, September 22, 1887; Program - Nanon, presented by the Carleton Opera Company, Opera House, September 21, 1887; Grand Concert by the Twenty-Sixth Band, Opera House, September 30, 1887. Pasted both sides on backing.Program A1307
Program - Rudolph, starring Geo S. Knight, directed by Charles Frohman, Opera House, October 11, 1887; Program - The Dominie's Daughter, presented by the Wallack Theatre, managed by Byron Douglas, Opera House, October 17, 1887; Program - Mixed Pickles, starring J.B. Polk, Opera House, October 21, 1887; Program - Fedora, starring Fanny Davenport, Opera House, October 25, 1887. Pasted both sides of backing.Program A1308
Program - Fatinitza, featuring the Bostonians (Tom Karl, W.H. MacDonald & H.C. Barnabee), managed by F.E.Pond, Opera House, October 28, 1887; Program - Bohemian Girl, featuring the Bostonians, managed by F.E.Pond, Opera House, Matinee, October 29, 1887; Program - The Poachers, featuring the Bostonians, managed by F.E. Pond, Opera House, October 29, 1887; Program - Ermine, presented by Rudolph Aronson's Comic Opera Company, Opera House, November 1. 1887. Pasted on backing, both sides.ProgramA1309
Program - Patience, locally produced, Opera House, November 11, 1887. Two copies.ProgramA1310
Program - The Little Tycoon, presented by the Temple Theatre Comic Opera Company, Opera House, November 18-19, 1887; Program - The Cattle King, starring James H. Wallick, Opera House, November 22, 1887; Program - Daniel Boone, The Pioneer or, On the Trail, presented by the Peck and Fursman's Company Opera House, November 24, 1887; Program - Jim, The Penman, presented by A.M. Palmer, Opera House, November 30, 1887. Pasted both sides on backing.ProgramA1311
Program - Drifting Clouds, starring Charlotte Thompson, Opera House, December 5, 1887; Program - Sweatnam, Rice and Fagan's Minstrels, Opera House, December 15, 1887. Special issue of The Star.ProgramA1312
Program - Concert, directed by P.S. Gilmore, Opera House, December 17, 1887; Program - Wilson & Rankin's Minstrels, Opera House, December 26, 1887. Special edition of The Star.ProgramA1313
Handbill - The Great Gilmore & his Wonderful Band, Opera House, December 17, 1887HandbillA1314
Handbill - The Great Gilmore & his Wonderful Band, Opera House, December 17, 1887HandbillA1314
Program - Wilson & Rankin's Minstrels, Opera House, December 26, 1887. Special edition of the Star, three copies.ProgramA1315
Program - Fritz, our Cousin German, starring J.K. Emmet, Opera House, December 29, 1887; Program - The Two Orphans, starring Kate Claxton and Charles A. Stevenson, Opera House, January 2, 1888; The Star, pasted back to back.ProgramA1401
Program - Pawn Ticket, No. 210, starring Lotta, Opera House, January 7, 1888; Program - Dan Darcy, starring James C.Roach, managed by J.M. Hill, Opera House, January 9, 1888; Program - The Soggarth, produced by Phil. Goatcher, Opera House, January 12, 1888; Program - Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstrels, managed by Henry J. Sayers, Opera House, January 16, 1888. Pasted on backing. Program A1402
Program - the Third Star Concert, featuring the HE Sohmer Band, managed by H.S. Hamer, Opera House, January 18, 1888. Front page only.ProgramA1403
Handbill - the Welch Prize Singers, featuring the Cardiff Prize Choir,sponsored by the Elmira Business School, Opera House, January 20, 1888.HandbillA1404
Program - Bewitched, starring Sol Smith Russell, Opera House, February 13, 1888; Program - Monbars, starring Robert Mantell, managed by Augustus Pitou, Opera House, February 20, 1888; Program - A Grass Widow, starring Charles T. Parsloe, probably Opera House, no date. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1405
Program - Bewitched, starring Sol Smith Russell, Opera House, February 13, 1888; Program - Monbars, starring Robert Mantell, managed by Augustus Pitou, Opera House, February 20, 1888; Program - A Grass Widow, starring Charles T. Parsloe, probably Opera House, no date. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1405
Program - Bewitched, starring Sol Smith Russell, Opera House, February 13, 1888; Program - Monbars, starring Robert Mantell, managed by Augustus Pitou, Opera House, February 20, 1888; Program - A Grass Widow, starring Charles T. Parsloe, probably Opera House, no date. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1405
Program - Virginius, starring Louis James and Marie Wainwright, Opera House, March 6, 1888; Program - Vim, starring Neil Burgess, supported by his company headed by Joseph Palmer, Opera House, March 10, 1888. Attached clip announcing that Charles Dickens would read his father's work, March 5, at the Opera House. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1406
Program - An appearance by Herrmann, a prestidigitaeur, assisted by Mme Herrmann and D'Alvini, Opera House, March 23, 1888ProgramA1407
Program - Herrmann, the prestidigitateur, assisted by Mme Herrmann and D'Alvini, Opera House, March 23, 1888; Program - Over The Garden Wall, starring Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Knight, managed by Frank W. Paul, Opera House, March 24, 1888; Program -Blackthorn, starring Joseph J. Sullivan, Opera House, March 26, 1888. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1408
Program - The Elks First Annual Benefit Concert, featuring, among others, the Cogswell Military Band, Opera House April 2, 1888; (pasted next to the program, a listing of the personnel of Elmira Lodge No. 62 of the Elks.) Program - Spartacus, starring Robt. Downing, managed by Jos. H. Mack, Opera House, April 4, 1888; Program - Two Johns, written by and starring J.C. Stewart, Opera House, April 6, 1888. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1409
Program - Testimonial Concert for John C. Bostleman, Opera House, May 15, 1888; Program - May Music Festival, managed by H.S. Hamer, Opera House, June 1,1888; Program - Twenty-Eighth Commencement and Concert for the Elmira Free Academy, presumably Opera House, June 28, 1888. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1410
Program - Fashions, a Satire on Society, managed by Simmons and Donnelly, Opera House, September 18, 1888. The Programme.ProgramA1501
Program - Meg Merrilies, from Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering, starring Janauschek, Opera House, September 28, 1888. The Programme.ProgramA1502
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