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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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

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Handbill - Escaped From Sing Sing, starring C.W. Barry, supported by Jennie Eustace, Madison Avenue Theatre, November 20, 1886.HandbillG0105
Program - Shaughaun (Irish drama)and Uncle Josh Whitcomb, presented by The Sawtelle Comedy Company, Madison Avenue Theatre, March 12, 1887. Flyer.ProgramG0106
Program - Theodora, starring Lilian Olcott, Madison Avenue Theatre, September 29-30, 1887. Single folded sheet.ProgramG0107
Program - Watkins Tea Party, written by and starring John W. Ransone, Madison Avenue Theatre, October 12, 1887. Flyer.ProgramG0108
Program - Lucretia Borgia,Mary Queen of Scots, Galatea, and Macbeth, starring Claire Scott, supported by S. K. Coburn, Madison Avenue Theatre, December 1-3. 1887. Folded sheet.ProgramG0109
Program - Muggs Landing,starring Emma Pollock, Madison Avenue Theatre, February 19, 1890. Handbill.ProgramG0111
Program - Thrown Upon The World, from book by Charles Reade, starring Rufus Scott, Madison Avenue Theatre, February 22, 1890. Handbill.ProgramG0112
Program - Gwynne's Oath, starring Anna Boyle, Madison Avenue Theatre, 1887-1897. Handbill.ProgramG0113
Program - The Gormans, in assorted acts and skits, Madison Avenue Theatre,1886-97. Front page only. ProgramG0114
Program - May Blossom, starring Anna Boyle, supported by Eugene Moore, Madison Avenue Theatre, 1887-97. First page only.ProgramG0115
Program - Minstrels, under the auspices of The Separate 30 Company, N.G.S.N.Y.,Madison Avenue Theatre, December 3-4, 1890. Folded sheet.ProgramG0116
Program - Vaudeville, presented by Edward Mozart and The Pennsylvania Amusement Company, The New Family Theatre, week of October 1, 1906. Booklet.ProgramG0201
Program - Vaudeville, presented by Edward Mozart and The Pennsylvania Amusement Company, The New Family Theatre week of November 26, 1906. Booklet.ProgramG0203
Program - play is missing, only front and back cover remain.New Family Theatre, October, probably 1906.ProgramG0204
Program - Woman to Woman, starring Betty Compson and The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Strand Thatre, the week of May 12, 1924. Single sheet folded.ProgramG0301
Program - That's My Daddy, starring Reginald Denny, The Strand Theatre, March 1928. (Contained in Elmira Theatre News which also included The Keeney and The Regent). Single folded sheet.ProgramG0302
Program - Leonide Massine's Ballet Russe Highlights, presented by Fortune Gallo, The Strand Theatre, January 18, 1946. Single folded sheet.ProgramG0303
Program - Dear Ruth, presented by Joseph M. Hyman and Bernard Hart, directed by Moss Hart, The Strand Theatre, April 5-6, 1946. Folded sheet of paper.ProgramG0304
Program - Dear Ruth, presented by Joseph M. Hyman and Bernard Hart, directed by Moss Hart, The Strand Theatre, April 5-6, 1946. Single sheet, folded.ProgramG0304
Program - School for Brides, presented by Bert Levy, The Strand Theatre, March 7, 1946. Flyer.ProgramG0305
Program - Tobacco Road, starring John Barton, presented by Jack Kirkland, The Strand Theatre, December 2-3, 1946. Single folded sheet.ProgramG0307
Program - Blossom Time, presented by the Messrs. Shubert, music adapted by Sigmund Romberg, The Strand Theatre, February 6, 1947. Folded sheet.ProgramG0308
Program - State of the Union, starring Kay Francis, presented by Leland Hayward,The Strand Theatre, October 14-15, 1947. Single sheet, folded.ProgramG0309
Program - The Glass Menagerie, starring Helen MacKellar,The Strand Theatre, February 26-27, 1948. Single sheet,folded.ProgramG0310
Program - The Red Mill, by Victor Herbert, presented by Paula Stone and Hunt Stromberg, Jr., The Strand Theatre, May 14-15, 1948. Single sheet, folded.ProgramG0311
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