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James H. Ewing wrote this fictional letter from Miss Gracie Sue Ellen Davenport of Knoxville, Tennessee to Franklin Percival Ewing for Dr. Cooke's American Theatre History Class in 1977. Supposedly dated February 25, 1875, the letter discusses the opening of the Staub Opera House on October 1, 1872.
This collection includes two scrapbooks of brochures, newspaper articles, programs, and pictures of performers from various theatres in Knoxville, Tennessee as well as in St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois dating between 1889 to 1909.
This collection consists of Broadway playbills from the early 1920s into the 1960s; the collection also contains playbills from other theaters around the country, including the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, the Barter Theater in Virginia and the Bijou, Carousel, and Staub theaters of Knoxville, Tenn., some of which date as far back as 1890.
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 2
- Theater -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 2
- African Americans -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 1
- Broadway (New York, N.Y.). 1
- Concert programs -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Social life and customs. 1
- Performing arts -- Tennessee -- Knoxville -- History -- 20th century. 1
- Playbills -- United States 1
- Theater 1
- Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century. 1
- Theater programs -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 1
- Theaters -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 1 ∧ less