John S. Van Gilder Playbill Collection
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.
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.
12 Linear Feet
This collection contains a large selection of playbills, programs, and travel books collected by John S. Van Gilder.
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.
Collection consists of twelve boxes.
John S. Van Gilder presented this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in 1966.