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Theater Programs and Playbills Collection

Identifier: MsC0213

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Scope and Contents

Some of these are in critical need of conservation/preservation.

See also two document boxes of Dey Family theatre programs in xPN.

Oversized Box 1 at n37:13:3

The Laura Ludwig Addendum (Boxes 12-19) is at n64:01:3-6


  • Creation: 1880-1955


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


13.00 Linear Feet

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Mostly programs from Chicago theaters; others are from St. Louis, New York, London, Des Moines, Iowa, Central City, Colorado, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and various other places.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is made up of several donations.

Guide posted to Internet: August 2005

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Maxine Finsterwald MsC427

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Records of the Keith/Albee Collection MsC356

Dey Family collection of theatre programs, 1882 --1896: xPN2277 .I6 D3

Dwight Bissell Cheever Scrapbook, 1893-1905. Includes Chicago theatre programs and playbills. f xMs C514

Jacque Roethler, January 2006
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)