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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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Program - A Paper Doll, starring Kate Castleton with "travesty" of The Merchant of Venice in Act III, also starring Kate Castleton, managed by Harry Phillips, Opera House, October 1, 1888; Program - The Mighty Dollar, starring Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Florence, Opera House, October 3, 1888. The Programme. Pasted on backingProgramA1505
Program - A Brass Monkey, Hoyt's satire on superstition, Opera House, October 5, 1888; Program - Thatcher, Primrose & West Minstrels, managed by D.W. Truss, Opera House, October 8, 1888. The Programme. Pasted on backing.ProgramA1506
Program - Jim The Penman, presented by the Madison Square Cast, directed by A.M. Palmer, Opera House, October 10, 1888; Dan Darcy, starring James C. Roach, managed by J.M. Hill, Opera House, November 1, 1888. The Programme. Pasted on backing. ProgramA1507
Program - Nancy & Co., the sixth year of Arthur Rehan's Company of Comedians, Opera House, December 27, 1888. The Programme.ProgramA1508
Program - A Grass Widow, starring Chas. T. Parsloe and his company of comedians, Opera House, January 1, 1889. The Programme.ProgramA1601
Program - A Legal Wreck, directed by H.A. Rockwood, Opera House, January 7, 1889. The Programme.ProgramA1602
Program - Iolanthe, featuring local (Elmira) personalities with orchestra directed by H.E Cogswell, Opera House January 24-25, 1889. (2 copies)ProgramA1603
Program - Concert by singer Emma Juch, Opera House, February 8, 1889. (Booklet form)ProgramA1604
Handbill - Photograph of Emma Juch, Opera House, February 8, 1889.HandbillA1605
Program - Dorothy, starring the Bostonians (Tom Karl, W.H. MacDonald, and H.C. Barnabee), Opera House, March 11, 1889. The Programme. ProgramA1606
Program - Caprice, starring Miss (Mary) Maddern, directed by Arthur Miller, Opera House, March 29, 1889. The Programme.ProgramA1607
Program - Blind Tom Concerts, Opera House, April 26-28, 1889.ProgramA1608
Program - Poor Relation, starring Sol. Smith Russell, Opera House, May 17, 1889. The Programme.ProgramA1610
Program - Dockstader's Refined Minstrels, from Dockstader's Theatre in Nrew York City, Opera House, May 30, 1889. The Programme.ProgramA1611
Program - a Picture Party, Opera House, October 10, 1889. The Footlights.ProgramA1612
Program - The Gladiator, starring Robert Downing with his own company, Opera House, February 4, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1701
Program - Sam T Jack's Creole Burlesque Company, Opera House, October 3, 1890. The Bill of Play.ProgramA1701
Program - The First Concert of the Beethoven Club, Opera House, February 13, 1890. Booklet also lists membership of the Beethoven Club.ProgramA1702
Program - The Water Queen, Opera House, March 6, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1703
Program - Amorita, presented by the Grau Opera Company, managed by Matt Grau,Opera House, March 25, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1704
Program - Amorita, presented by the Grau Opera Company, managed by Matt Grau,Opera House, March 25, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1704
Program - Boccaccio, starring Frank Deshon,presented by Geo. A. Baker's Comic Opera Company, Opera House, April 14, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1705
Program - The Chimes of Normandy, starring Frank Deshon, presented by Geo. A. Baker's Comic Opera Company, Opera House, April 18, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1706
Program - The Black Hussar, starring Frank Deshon, presented by Geo. A. Baker's Comic Opera Company, Opera House, April 19, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1707
Program - The King's Fool, managed by Edward S. Grant, Opera House, April 21, 1890. Opera House Programme.ProgramA1708
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