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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Theater.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Gracie Sue Ellen Davenport Fictional Letter to Franklin Perceval Ewing

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0896
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1977 March 3

Knoxville Theatres: Vaudeville and Celluloid, 1872-1981

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1046
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1981 April 28

Ruth Rodgers Theater Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0474
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1899-1909

Theater Playbills

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2804
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1890-1969