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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.

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

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Program - The Ghost Train, week of December 17, 1928;The Alarm Clock, week of December 24, 1928; Abie's Irish Rose, week of December 10, 1928; and Lilac Time, week of November 26, 1928, all presented by the Majestic Players, directed by Harry Horne, The Majestic Theatre, November-December 1928. Four booklets glued together.ProgramG0603
Program - Under Southern Skies, presented by The Stanford & Western Players, The Colonial Theatre, week of February 25, 1912. Partial Booklet.ProgramG0701
Program - The Chorus Lady,by James Forbes, presented by the Stanford and Western Players, The Colonial Theatre, week of March 4, 1912. Booklet.ProgramG0702
Program - The Aviator, by James Montgomery, presented by the Stanford & Western Players, The Colonial Theatre, week of March 18, 1912. Booklet.ProgramG0703
Program - The Third Degree, by Charles Klein, presented by the Stanford and Western Players, The Colonial Theatre, week of April 8, 1912. Booklet.ProgramG0704
Program - Whimsical Winnie, music by Florence King Beresford,lyrics by Horace Gregory, presented by The Lions Club, their first annual benefit, The Colonial Theatre, December 22-24, 1932. Booklet. ProgramG0705
Program - You Can't Take It With You, presented by Sam H. Harris, The Colonial Theatre, October 12, 1932. Single sheet, folded.ProgramG0706
Program - The Junior League Follies, presented by The Junior League of Elmira, Inc.,directed by Harry Walters, The Colonial Theatre, November 26-27, 1935. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0707
Handbill - Hymns, from the Park Church Hymnal, Sunday Evening Services, The Colonial Theatre, 1912-1922. Single sheet, folded.HandbillG0708
Program - Officer 666, presented by Cohan and Harris, The Colonial Theatre, November 13, 1912-22. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0709
Program - The Spring Maid, produced by Werba & Luescher, The Colonial Theatre, November 30, 1912. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0710
Program - The Merry Widow, presented by Henry Savage, The Colonial Theatre,December 4, 1912. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0711
Program - Room Service, presented by George Abbott, The Colonial Theatre, December 15, 1909-1920. Single sheet.ProgramG0712
Program - Films, Billie Burke in Tangled Threads; Pauline Frederick in Audrey;Anna Nilsson in Who's Guilty; Ella Hall in the Love Girl, Blanche Sweet in The Sowers, Luke Comedy; and Pathe News, The Colonial and Regent Theatres, week of July 31, 1916. Booklet.ProgramG0713
Program - Piano Recital by Paderewski, part of the Tingle Concert Series, The Colonial Theatre, November 14, 1916. Advertising postcard inserted. Single sheet, folded.ProgramG0714
Program - Professor Cromwell's Evenings of Illustration,from Chickering Hall and Masonic Temple, NYC, Academy of Music, March 5-10, 1877. Folded Sheet.ProgramG0801
Program - Closing Concert, First Annual Musical Convention of Chemung County, directed by Professor L. O. Emerson, The Academy of Music, November 2, 1877. Insert.ProgramG0802
Program - Concert by Emma C. Thursby, Academy of Music, Elmira,December 17, 1877. Single folded sheet.ProgramG0803
Program - "Singing Skewl", featuring 60 boys and girls in Yankee costume and "Jedediah Ye Big Boy", Academy of Music, May 3, 1879. Single sheet.ProgramG0805
Program - Apollo Club Musical, featuring Otto Dossenbach, violinist, The Academy of Music,March 14, 1879. Single sheet.ProgramG0806
Flyer - Apollo Club Musical, featuring Otto Dosenbach, violinist, The Academy of Music, March 14, 1879.FlyerG0807
Program - Vocal and Instrumental Concert, starring Ettie Butler, soprano, Academy of Music, August 27, 1878. Single sheet.ProgramG0808
Flyer - Unknown, by John A. Stevens, Academy of Music, September 13,1878.FlyerG0809
Program - The Fifteenth Annual Masquerade of the Independent Three's Association, Academy of Music, November 24, 1881. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0811
Program - The Fifteenth Annual Masquerade of the Independent Three's Association, Academy of Music, November 24, 1881. Multi-page booklet.ProgramG0811
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