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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.
1977 March 3
W. W. Baumann compiled this four page typed manuscript entitled Knoxville Theatres: Vaudeville and Celluloid, 1872-1981 on April 28, 1981. In it, he lists Knoxville's theaters, their addresses, possible names changes, number of seats available, and year closed. Also mentioned in this listing are other auditoriums and halls used for public entertainment (including facilities at the University of Tennessee) and which venues were open to African-American patrons...
1981 April 28