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John S. Van Gilder Playbill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0915

This collection contains a large selection of playbills, programs, and travel books collected by John S. Van Gilder. These, along with other printed material and travel ephemera, are housed in 12 boxes. Each playbill or program (stored in boxes 5, 6 & 7) has a descriptive card, filed in alphabetical order by title in the Other Collections Card File.

Dates

  • 1956-1967

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

12 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a large selection of playbills, programs, and travel books collected by John S. Van Gilder.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Somers Van Gilder was born to Rogers and Aurelia Van Gilder on February 7, 1892 in Knoxville, Tennessee. During World War II, he served as the Knoxville News Sentinel's Navy War Correspondent and sailed on the USS Roper several times in 1942. He died in June 1971 and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of twelve boxes.

Acquisition Note

John S. Van Gilder presented this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in 1966.

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