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1 Barker (Sarah Elizabeth Minchin) papers, 1844/1988
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository: Brown University Library
2 Blackfriars Guild Collection, 1921/1997
13 box(es)
The Blackfriars Guild Collection includes correspondence, films and tapes, legal documents, memorabilia, news clippings, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts, which record the history and legacy of the guild, giving particular attention to the Blackfriars theatre in New York City.
Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
3 Blossom (Barbara) play scripts collection, 1935/2004 (bulk 1970/2004)
1.0 linear foot
This collection consists of 22 play scripts, some with manuscript annotations, compiled by Barbara Blossom who was an actress associated with Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI. The plays were not necessarily performed at Trinity Repertory Company. There is a printout of a PowerPoint presentation on Sissieretta Jones (Black Patti) and a framed needlepoint titled: All the World’s a Stage.
Repository: John Hay Library
4 Bonoff family papers, 1899/2007
123 linear feet
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
5 Brethen (Bob) papers, 1899/2007
1.25 linear feet
The Bob Brethen Papers consist primarily of type-written descriptions of magic tricks. Most common are card tricks, mental tricks, including jinx card tricks, ESP, psychic routines, and memory and number tricks. This collection was originally part of the Smith Magic collection, but has been removed to stand on its own.
Repository: Brown University Library
6 Chapman (Odell M.) papers, 1882/1975
0.417 linear feet and 2 museum objects
This collection contains photographs, music books, sheet music,a fife, as well as other documents relating to martial ensembles primarily of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
7 Downs (T. Nelson) collection, 1922/1938
1.1 linear feet
Thomas Nelson Downs was a self-taught magician, specializing in coin tricks, who over the course of his career, performed in vaudeville acts all over the country, owned a vaudeville house, sold magic supplies, and wrote several books of magic instruction. This collection contains his correspondence with fellow magician Edward "Tex" McGuire, documentation of tricks or "effects", patents, advertisements, news clippings, photographs, and show programs.
Repository: Brown University Library
8 Eddy (Clifford M. and Ruth M.) musical compositions , 1920/1967
263 items (1 records center box)
This collection consists primarily of printed and manuscript music composed by Clifford M. Eddy, Jr. and his daughter Ruth M. Eddy. Also includes correspondence and poetry.
Repository: Brown University Library
9 Hamilton (Mary) letters, 1905/1926
0.25 linear ft. (half Hollinger document case)
The Mary Hamilton letters contain fourteen letters to or about Mary Hamilton, an actress on the British, Canadian and American stage, covering a period of two decades, from 1905 to 1926. Seven letters from George Bernard Shaw are included.
Repository: Brown University Library
10 Magee (Rusty) papers, 1966/2007 (bulk 1978/2002)
7 linear feet (7 records center boxes)
The Rusty Magee papers contain material related to his career as a composer and performer in musical theater, primarily between 1978 and 2002. Much of the material consists of music written by Magee. The papers also include recordings of plays and Magee's performances on audiocassette, compact disc and DVD; scripts, playbills and theater reviews.
Repository: Brown University Library
11 McDermott Record Collection, 1900/1940
6 box(es)
The collection consists of 164 78 r.p.m. phonograph recordings of Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, recordings of classical music composed by Beethoven, Grieg, and of popular musical artists of the 1920's and 1930's. Additional recordings contain instructional latin lessons.
Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
12 Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1703/2004
16 box(es)
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
13 Newport Historical Society collection of music, 1643/1975
3 oversize box(es)
This collection contains music manuscripts, books, full and condensed scores, and sheet music, much of which was written, printed, or performed in Newport and Rhode Island.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
14 Paterson (William) papers, 1919/2003 (bulk 1940/1992)
1.5 linear feet
The William Paterson Papers, dating from 1919-2003, include photographs, plays in manuscript, an autobiography in manuscript, a pen and ink drawing, clippings, military decorations, acting awards, pamphlets, and other documents. Paterson, a Brown University graduate (Class of 1941) and a World War II veteran, was an actor by profession. He joined the Cleveland Playhouse in 1947 and worked there for the next 20 years. In 1967 he joined the American Conservatory Theatre where he remained for over 30 years. He also occasionally performed in television and film productions.
Repository: Brown University Library
15 Royal Theatre Records, 1914/1934
4.5 linear feet
The Royal Theatre Records comprise the business records of the Royal Theatre in Olneyville Square, Providence, Rhode Island, 1912-1935. The records document the day-to-day management of a small motion picture theater as well as its integration in local, regional, and national networks. Materials include correspondence, account books, invoices, receipts, tax records, insurance policies, legal documents, clippings, and trade publications.
Repository: John Hay Library
16 Russell (John C.) papers, 1975/1999 (bulk 1987/1993)
2 linear feet (2 records center boxes, 1 letter-sized document case)
The John C. Russell papers are a collection of the late playwright’s scripts, notebooks, journals, correspondence, photographs and personal documents, most of them produced during the six years before his death in 1994.
Repository: Brown University Library
17 Scribner (Edwin) papers, 1898/1944
1 linear foot
The Edwin Scribner papers contain unpublished typescripts for plays written by him, 10 photographs, and a 2 volume diary for 1898-1921.
Repository: John Hay Library
18 Theatre Arts (Department of) records, 1870/2008
50.0 Linear feet
The collection comprises the records of the Department of Theatre Arts, the Committee on Dramatic Productions, the student performance groups Sock and Buskin, Komians, and Brownbrokers. The collection contains correspondence, scripts, audition cards, scrapbooks, programs, and publicity.
Repository: John Hay Library
19 Trinity Repertory Theatre Oral History Collection, 1990/1992
123 cassette(s)
Two hundred hours of tape recorded interviews with members of the Trinity company and its board; with playwrights and educators; with members of the Dallas Theater Center, the American Repertory Theatre, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and with other key observers.
Repository: Brown University Library
20 Whiting (Kenneth P.) papers, 1925/1926
2.25 linear feet (1 legal size clamshell boxes) (1 oversize box)
Kenneth P. Whiting was employed from 1925 to 1926 at Thomas A. Edison Inc. in disc record manufacturing and development and distribution of demonstrating sample records. The Kenneth P. Whiting papers include a series of memoranda from Whiting to Edison himself, with Edison's replies.
Repository: Brown University Library

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