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Broadway Playbills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3059

This collection contains Broadway playbills from 1926 and 1948 through 1981. Titles include The Boy Friend, Cabaret, Cole Porter's Can-Can, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hair, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Seven Year Itch, South Pacific, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, among many others.

See also, MS.0915: John S. Van Gilder Playbill Collection, 1956-1967; MS.2800: Broadway Playbills Collection, 1956-1967; and MS.2804: Collection of Playbills and Music Programs, 1890-1969.

Dates

  • 1926, 1946-1981

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains Broadway playbills from 1926 and 1948 through 1981. Titles include The Boy Friend, Cabaret, Cole Porter's Can-Can, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hair, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Seven Year Itch, South Pacific, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, among many others.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Broadway Show is any musical, play, or variety show staged on New York's famed street, Broadway. Home to 39 professional theatres, shows staged on Broadway are generally considered the highest level of English language theatre. Broadway shows may run for days (flops), weeks (successes), or years (hits).

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

Collection is property of the UT Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480