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Gene A. Chesley papers

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Abstract

Title:
Gene A. Chesley papers
Author/Creator:
Chesley, Gene A.
Collection number:
99-195
Size:
19.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1969-1982
Inclusive dates:
1800-1984
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Gene A. Chesley (1935-1981) was a highly regarded scenic designer, theatre historian, and teacher. Chesley taught in the Dramatic Art Deparment at the University of California Davis from 1963 until his death at age 46 in 1981. As a UCD faculty member, Chesley began an eleven-year project to identify and document extant historic theatres, opera houses, and performance halls in all fifty states. He became a renowned authority on American theatres built between 1800 and 1914, and a strong advocate for the renovation and preservation of theatres. The bulk of the Chesley Collection concerns research conducted for the National List of Historic Theatre Buildings, as well as Chesley's involvement in restoration projects undertaken during the 1970s. The depth of information concerning individual theatres varies considerably, depending on the thoroughness of the person(s) who responded to Chesley's letter of inquiry. Some files contain only a newspaper account of the renovation of a particular theatre while other files hold a broad range of materials including the original correspondence; reports and forms; playbills and programs; newspaper articles; photographs, slides, postcards; blueprints and drawings; historical files; and project files.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Gene A. Chesley papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Gene A. Chesley (1935-1981) was a highly regarded scenic designer, theatre historian, and teacher. Chesley taught in the Dramatic Art Department at the University of California, Davis, (UCD) from 1963 until his death at age 46 in 1981. As a UCD faculty member, Chesley began an eleven-year project to identify and document extant historic theatres, opera houses, and performance halls in all fifty states. He became a renowned authority on American theatres built between 1800 and 1914 and a strong advocate for the renovation and preservation of theatres.

Chesley's interest in documenting America's historic theatres began in 1964 when he noticed a dilapidated local opera house. When I first came to the Davis campus, I lived in Woodland for six months. I realized the Woodland Opera House was there and the scenery was there too. Later on, some colleagues and myself made an effort to save the scenery and create some interest.

The Woodland Opera House renovation inspired Chesley's search for other California theatres and, then, nationwide. Chesley's efforts led to the National List of Historic Theatre Buildings, which was initiated in 1970 to provide a "body of written and graphic materials describing the location and condition of buildings still standing in the United States built between 1800 and 1900, designed specifically for theatrical performances."

As his reputation grew, Chesley, and his extensive network of experts, consulted with individuals and groups interested in the rehabilitation of decaying theatres. Chesley published numerous articles on theatre restoration and served as a consultant for several projects including the rebuilding of the Eagle Theater (c.1849) in Sacramento, California, and the restoration of the Woodland Opera House (c.1896) in Woodland, California. Chesley's files expanded to include a variety of materials on theatre renovation, restoration, and rebuilding. Chesley commented in 1975 that while not all buildings are worth saving, old theatres are being restored constantly. Maybe it's nostalgia, but people have discovered that it is sometimes not always desirable to level out these old buildings and make parking lots or pancake houses.

In 1976, Gene Chesley, Robert D. Stoddard, director of development of the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, and Michael P. Price, executive director of the Goodspeed, an 1871 opera house in Connecticut, formed the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). Chesley served as the organization's first vice president and was president at the time of his death in 1981. Dedicated to encouraging and assisting in the preservation, restoration, and use of historic American theatres, the League continued Chesley's efforts to identify performance halls in all fifty states. It also published a directory containing information on the architecture, history, and current use of existing theatres. The League organized annual national and regional meetings, sponsored a newsletter, and supported restoration efforts across the country. In 1980, the LHAT hired an executive director and relocated its offices to the National Theater in Washington, D.C. In 1997, the LHAT moved its offices to Baltimore, Maryland.

The League of Historic American Theatres is an international nonprofit association concerned with the cultural and architectural heritage of historic theatres. Its members work locally to serve and rehabilitate theatres in large and small communities across North America. League members include preservation activists, specialists in the preservation and renovation of historic buildings, scholars in American architectural and cultural history, and experts in theatre operation and management. After Chesley's death, John W. Frick and Carlton Ward continued Chesley's original project and eventually published the Directory of American Theatres (NY: Greenwood Press, 1987) on behalf of the League.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the Chesley Collection concerns research conducted for the National List of Historic Theatre Buildings and Chesley's involvement in restoration projects undertaken during the 1970s. The material dates from the early 1800s to 1984, with most of the collection dating from 1969 to 1982.The depth of information concerning individual theatres varies considerably, depending on the thoroughness of the person(s) who responded to Chesley's letter of inquiry. Chesley's questionnaire was often returned with very little information, although in other cases, respondents carefully documented both the history and the architecture of the site. Some files contain only a newspaper account of the renovation of a particular theatre while other files hold a broad range of materials, including original correspondence, playbills, newspaper articles, and photographs.

The Chesley Collection includes correspondence; reports and forms; playbills and programs; newspaper clippings; photographs, negatives, and slides; postcards; blueprints and drawings; and historical and project files.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

After Gene Chesley's death in 1981, Mrs. Marie Chesley donated the collection to the League of Historic American Theatres. The materials were deposited at Princeton University where library professionals inventoried Chesley's files and featured the Chesley Collection in an exhibit. In December 1996, the Chesley Collection was deeded to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection, and processed through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts Program.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by D. Melissa Hiblish, May 1998; Revised by Adina Wachman, March 2000; Revised by Jennie Levine and Sarah Heim, February 2001.

Processing note:

Throughout processing at both Princeton University and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection, the staff mainly respected Chesley's original organization. The exception to following Chesley's original order was the separation of oversized materials, blueprints, photographs, slides, and negatives from the original files; separation sheets mark the original locations. Processing the Chesley Collection involved the transfer of materials to acid-free folders and boxes, the removal of all metal (paper clips, staples, and binder clips), and the separation of photographs, slides, blueprints, and oversized materials into series and/or oversized boxes. The slides were organized alphabetically by State, City, then Theatre and then numbered consecutively. Non-acidic photocopies of newspaper articles replace the original clippings.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Joanne Archer, September 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: State Theatre Files, 1886-1994 and undated (11.75 linear feet)

In 1970, Chesley gathered information for the theatre files through an extensive questionnaire. His original questionnaire requested information on architectural detail and style as well as usage and current condition. He amassed slides, photographs, correspondence, restoration project reports and updates, programs, playbills, and statistical data related to America's historic performance halls. Chesley also collected materials on theatre restoration, including grant forms; National Register of Historic Places inventory forms; nomination forms and materials filed with state historical commissions; blueprints; and correspondence related to renovation. California and New York are the two states most comprehensively documented in the theatre files. The Nevada Theatre (Nevada City, California), the Old Eagle Theatre (Sacramento, California), and the Woodland Opera House (Woodland, California) files provide the most extensive records for individual theatres.

Series I documents historic theatres across the United States through materials gathered by Gene Chesley and his assistants in the creation of the National List of Historic Theatres. The files are arranged alphabetically by state, then by city, then by theatre name. A theatre's original historic name is considered authoritative for filing purposes; however, later names are included when known.

Each theatre file includes some or all of the following types of documentation:

  • Correspondence: Chesley's correspondence includes valuable information on specific theatres and restoration activities and provides considerable detail regarding the creation of the National List of Historic Theatre Buildings. Each theatre file contains information detailing the discovery, identification, and description of a particular theatre. Many files also include updates sent to Chesley by those involved in renovation projects across the country. Correspondence concerning John W. Frick and Carlton Ward's efforts to continue Chesley's work after his death is also included.
  • Reports and Forms: Most theatre files include one or more of the following:
    • Questionnaire: Historical American Theatres: Chesley's survey requested detailed information on each theatre including date established, architectural style, theatre type, current condition (restored, needing restoration), current use, stage dimensions, seating capacity, types of entertainment, and appearances by major stars.
    • Theatre Information Form: These forms are a later version of Chesley's questionnaire.
    • Theatre Assessment Form: Form used by Jack Neeson, a theatre consultant and enthusiast, who traveled to a number of theatres in the eastern United States between 1977 and 1979. Neeson completed detailed technical forms on the theatres and took numerous photographs. These forms differ from the questionnaires in that someone with knowledge of theatre history and design completed the forms.
    • National Register of Historic Places Inventory: Nomination Form: These forms were submitted to state historic preservation offices and to the National Park Service to apply for National Register status.
    • State Site Inventory form: Forms that the State agency uses to assess the importance of individual historic buildings.
  • Playbills and Programs: Photocopies of original programs and playbills from performances at the theatres dating to the 1800s. Most document 1970s-era performances in newly renovated theatres.
  • Postcards: Picture postcards that Chesley purchased from the Landmarks Associates Postcard series (HABS Postcard Folio 1978).
  • Newspaper Clippings: Many files include newspaper articles , primarily from the 1970s, concerning the activities of the theatres, renovation efforts, and stories that spotlight the historical significance of a particular theatre. Local restoration trends and building styles are also covered.
  • Architectural Drawings: Some files also include copies of seating plans, drawings, and blueprints. Original blueprints and oversized copies of seating plans and drawings can be found in Series III: Blueprints.
DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alabama (AL) -- General, [1977-1984 and undated] series 1box 1folder 1
Alabama (AL) -- Anniston -- Lyric Theatre (Ritz Theatre, Nonnenmacher Center for the Performing Arts), [undated] series 1box 1folder 2
Alabama (AL) -- Dothan -- Dothan Opera House (City Auditorium), [undated] series 1box 1folder 3
Alabama (AL) -- Fort Payne -- Fort Payne Opera House (Rice's Opera House), [1970-1981 and undated] series 1box 1folder 4
Alabama (AL) -- Greensboro -- Greensboro Opera House (Blunt Opera House), [1977 and undated] series 1box 1folder 5
Alabama (AL) -- Huntsville -- Walker Allen Cabinet Shop (Constitution Hall), [1983 and undated] series 1box 1folder 6
Alabama (AL) -- Montgomery -- Montgomery Little Theatre (Episcopal Little Theatre), [1977 and undated] series 1box 1folder 7
Alabama (AL) -- Tuscaloosa -- Bama Theatre, [1983-1984 and undated] series 1box 1folder 8
Alaska (AK) -- General, [1979-1983] series 1box 1folder 9
Arizona (AZ) -- General, [1977 and undated] series 1box 1folder 10
Arizona (AZ) -- Prescott -- Elks Opera House (Yavapai College Community Theatre), [1977-1981 and undated] series 1box 1folder 11
Arizona (AZ) -- Tombstone -- The Birdcage Theatre (The Bird Cage Theatre), [1966-1974 and undated] series 1box 1folder 12
Arkansas (AR) -- General, [1977-1981] series 1box 1folder 13
California (CA) -- General, [1970-1985 and undated] series 1box 1folder 14
California (CA) -- Arcata -- Minor Theatre (Miner Theatre, Arden Theatre), 1967, 1985 and undated] series 1box 1folder 15
California (CA) -- Bodie -- Miner's Union Hall, [1975] series 1box 1folder 16
California (CA) -- Columbia -- Fallon House, [undated] series 1box 1folder 17
California (CA) -- Cordelia -- Cordelia Theatre (Thompson's Corner), [1973-1978 and undated] series 1box 1folder 18
California (CA) -- Death Valley Junction -- Amargosa Opera House, [1979] series 1box 1folder 19
California (CA) -- Eureka -- Ingomar Theatre, [1967, 1977-1979 and undated] series 1box 1folder 20
California (CA) -- Eureka -- Sweasey Theatre (State Theatre, Daly Department Store), [undate] series 1box 1folder 21
California (CA) -- Georgetown -- Balsar House (Whiteside Opera House, Georgetown Performing Arts Center), [1968 and undated] series 1box 1folder 22
California (CA) -- Livermore -- Bell Theatre (The State), [undated] series 1box 1folder 23
California (CA) -- Locke -- Star Theatre, [1976 and undated] series 1box 1folder 24
California (CA) -- Los Angeles -- Merced Theatre (Merced Theater, Wood's Opera House), [1972-1978 and undated] series 1box 1folder 25
California (CA) -- Los Angeles -- Philharmonic Auditorium, [1979 and undated] series 1box 1folder 26
California (CA) -- Lower Lake -- Lake Theatre, [1986 and undated] series 1box 2folder 1
California (CA) -- Monterey -- First Theatre in California (California's First Theatre, Monterey Theatre), [undated] series 1box 2folder 2
California (CA) -- Napa -- Napa Opera House (Crowley's Opera House), [1966-1980 and undated] series 1box 2folder 3
California (CA) -- Napa -- Napa Opera House (Crowley's Opera House), [1966-1980 and undated] series 1box 2folder 4
California (CA) -- National City -- Granger Music Hall (Granger Hall), [1965-1980 and undated] series 1box 2folder 5
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 6
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 7
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 8
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 9
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 10
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 11
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 12
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre), [1952, 1962-1981 and undated] series 1box 2folder 13
California (CA) -- Pacific Grove -- Chautauqua Hall, [1969, 1977-1978 and undated] series 1box 3folder 1
California (CA) -- Plymouth -- Chautauqua Settlement, [1919 and undated] series 1box 3folder 2
California (CA) -- Red Bluff -- Red Bluff Opera House, [1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 3
California (CA) -- Redwood City -- Alhambra Theatre, [1965-1967, 1974-1977] series 1box 3folder 4
California (CA) -- Riverside -- Loring Opera House (Golden State Theatre), [1975-1978 and undated] series 1box 3folder 5
California (CA) -- Roseville -- McRae Opera House, [undated] series 1box 3folder 6
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theatre (Old Eagle Theatre), [1969, 1972-1977 and undated] series 1box 3folder 7
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theatre (Old Eagle Theatre), [1969, 1972-1977 and undated] series 1box 3folder 8
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theatre (Old Eagle Theatre), [1969, 1972-1977 and undated] series 1box 3folder 9
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theatre (Old Eagle Theatre), [1969, 1972-1977 and undated] series 1box 3folder 10
California (CA) -- San Francisco -- Geary Theatre (American Conservatory Theatre, The Columbia Theare), [1978-1980 and undated] series 1box 3folder 11
California (CA) -- San Francisco -- San Francisco Opera House, [1979 and undated] series 1box 3folder 12
California (CA) -- San Francisco -- South San Francisco Opera House, [1952-1954, 1976 and undated] series 1box 3folder 13
California (CA) -- Sonora -- Opera Hall (Opera Hall Garage), [1976 and undated] series 1box 3folder 14
California (CA) -- Sutter Creek -- Levagg's Opera House, [undated] series 1box 3folder 15
California (CA) -- Willits -- Colonial Theatre, [undated] series 1box 3folder 16
California (CA) -- Winters -- Winters Opera House (Seaman's Opera House), [1983-1984] series 1box 3folder 17
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House), [1968-1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 18
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House), [1968-1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 19
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House), [1968-1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 20
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House), [1968-1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 21
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House), [1968-1983 and undated] series 1box 3folder 22
Colorado (CO) -- General, [1970-1981 and undated] series 1box 4folder 1
Colorado (CO) -- Aspen -- Wheeler Opera House, [1972-1985 and undated] series 1box 4folder 2
Colorado (CO) -- Boulder -- Chautauqua Auditorium, [1972-1973, 1981 and undated] series 1box 4folder 3
Colorado (CO) -- Central City -- Central City Opera House, [1967, 1972-1979 and undated] series 1box 4folder 4
Colorado (CO) -- Denver -- Elitch Gardens Theatre (Elitch Theatre Company), [1972-1976 and undated] series 1box 4folder 5
Colorado (CO) -- Denver -- Tivoli Opera House (West Denver Turnhandle, Tivoli Brewery Complex), [1972-2979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 4folder 6
Colorado (CO) -- La Junta -- Opera House (Rourke Theatre, La Junta Theater, Rourke Opera House), [1971-1977 and undated] series 1box 4folder 7
Colorado (CO) -- Leadville -- Tabor Opera House (Elks Opera House, Weston Opera House), [1963, 1972-1976, 1985 and undated] series 1box 4folder 8
Colorado (CO) -- Ouray -- Wright's Hall (Wright's Hall Opera House), [1972-1974 and undated] series 1box 4folder 9
Colorado (CO) -- Salida -- Salida Opera House, [undated] series 1box 4folder 10
Colorado (CO) -- Telluride -- Sheridan Opera House, [1978-1985 and undated] series 1box 4folder 11
Colorado (CO) -- Trinidad -- Jaffa Opera HOUse, [1972] series 1box 4folder 12
Connecticut (CT) -- General, [1970-1989 and undated] series 1box 4folder 13
Connecticut (CT) -- General, [1970-1989 and undated] series 1box 4folder 14
Connecticut (CT) -- General, [1970-1989 and undated] series 1box 4folder 15
Connecticut (CT) -- General, [1970-1989 and undated] series 1box 4folder 16
Connecticut (CT) -- Chester -- Old Town Hall (Chester Meeting House, Old Meeting Hall), [1975-1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 1
Connecticut (CT) -- Derby -- Sterling Opera House, [1968-1980 and undated] series 1box 5folder 2
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (Goodspeed's Hall), [1967-1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 3
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (Goodspeed's Hall), [1967-1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 4
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (Goodspeed's Hall), [1967-1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 5
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (Goodspeed's Hall), [1967-1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 6
Connecticut (CT) -- Litchfield -- Town Hall (Thomaston Opera House), [1966, 1977] series 1box 5folder 7
Connecticut (CT) -- New Haven -- Shubert Theatre (Shubert Performing Arts Center), [1980-1985 and undated] series 1box 5folder 8
Connecticut (CT) -- Norfolk -- Norfolk Music Shed (Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Music Shed), [1982 and undated] series 1box 5folder 9
Connecticut (CT) -- Norfolk -- Village Hall (Opera House, Apple House Market, Apple Market), [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 5folder 10
Connecticut (CT) -- Norwalk -- Hoyt Theatre (Hoyt's Theatre, The Rialto), [1982 and undated] series 1box 5folder 11
Connecticut (CT) -- Waterbury -- Palace Theater, [1980-1982, 1991] series 1box 5folder 12
Delaware (DE) -- General, [1970, 1978-1983 and undated] series 1box 5folder 13
Delaware (DE) -- Dover -- Dover Opera House (Capitol Theatre), [1978 and undated] series 1box 5folder 14
Delaware (DE) -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (Masonic Hall), [1970-1979 and undated] series 1box 5folder 15
Delaware (DE) -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (Masonic Hall), [1970-1979 and undated] series 1box 5folder 16
Delaware (DE) -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (Masonic Hall), [1970-1979 and undated] series 1box 5folder 17
Delaware (DE) -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (Masonic Hall), [1970-1979 and undated] series 1box 5folder 18
District of Columbia (DC) -- General, [1957, 1969-1984 and undated] series 1box 6folder 1
District of Columbia (DC) -- District of Columbia -- Ford's Theater, [1969-1986 and undated] series 1box 6folder 2
District of Columbia (DC) -- District of Columbia -- Ford's Theater, [1969-1986 and undated] series 1box 6folder 3
Florida (FL) -- General, [1972-1985 and undated] series 1box 6folder 4
Florida (FL) -- DeFuniak Springs -- Chautauqua Auditorium, [1972, 1977] series 1box 6folder 5
Florida (FL) -- Monticello -- Perkins Opera House (Monticello Opera House, Perkins Block), [1972-1981 and undated] series 1box 6folder 6
Florida (FL) -- Sanford -- Imperial Opera House, [1979 and undated] series 1box 6folder 7
Georgia (GA) -- General, [1973, 1977-1985 and undated] series 1box 6folder 8
Georgia (GA) -- Americus -- Glover Opera House (Americus Opera House), [1978-1979 and undated] series 1box 6folder 9
Georgia (GA) -- Athens -- Morton Theatre (The "Colored Opera House"), [1978-1984 and undated] series 1box 6folder 10
Georgia (GA) -- Augusta -- Modjeska (New Modjeska), [1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 6folder 11
Georgia (GA) -- Columbus -- Springer Opera House (Columbus Little Theatre), [1970-1979 and undated] series 1box 6folder 12
Georgia (GA) -- Griffin -- Griffin Opera House, [1978] series 1box 6folder 13
Georgia (GA) -- Hawkinsville -- Hawkinsville Auditorium (Old Opera House), [1972-1981 and undated] series 1box 6folder 14
Georgia (GA) -- Macon -- Grand Opera House (Academy of Music, The Grand), [1972-1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 6folder 15
Georgia (GA) -- Quitman -- Quitman Opera House, [1983 and undated] series 1box 6folder 16
Georgia (GA) -- Savannah -- Savannah Opera House, [1957, 1978-1981 and undated] series 1box 6folder 17
Hawaii (HI) -- General, [1977-1984 and undated] series 1box 7folder 1
Idaho (ID) -- General, [1971-1978, 1983-1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 2
Idaho (ID) -- Boise -- Sonna's Opera House (Sonna Opera House), [1973 and undated] series 1box 7folder 3
Idaho (ID) -- Boise -- Turnverein Hall (Jake's Turnverein Hall, Boise Turn-Verein, Turner Theatre), [1971-1981 and undated] series 1box 7folder 4
Idaho (ID) -- Oakley -- Howell's Opera House (Oakley Playhouse), [1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 5
Idaho (ID) -- Sandpoint -- Panida Theater (Pan-Ida), [1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 6
Illinois (IL) -- General, [1971-1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 7
Illinois (IL) -- Aurora -- Paramount Theatre (Paramount Arts Center), [1977-1979 and undated] series 1box 7folder 8
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Auditorium Theatre, [1964-1976, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 9
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Auditorium Theatre, [1964-1976, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 10
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Blackstone Theatre, [1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 11
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Chicago Public Library (Cultural Center), [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 12
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Orchestra Hall (Theodore Thomas Orchestra Hall), [1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 13
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Shubert Theatre (Majestic Theatre), [undated] series 1box 7folder 14
Illinois (IL) -- Chicago -- Studebaker Theatre (Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Music Hall), [1980 and undated] series 1box 7folder 15
Illinois (IL) -- Elsah -- Farley's Music Hall (Methodist Hall, Farley Dance Hall, Knights of Pythias Hall, Elsah Emporium), [1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 16
Illinois (IL) -- Galena -- Turner Hall, [1971, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 17
Illinois (IL) -- Princeton -- Apollo Opera House (Apollo Theatre, Apollo Twin Cinemas), [1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 18
Illinois (IL) -- Rochelle -- Bain Opera House (Bain Building), [1986 and undated] series 1box 7folder 19
Illinois (IL) -- Sesser -- Sesser Opera House (Opera House), [1975, 1980-1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 20
Illinois (IL) -- Watseka -- Braden Brothers' Opera House (Stephens Brothers' Opera House), [1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 21
Illinois (IL) -- Woodstock -- Woodstock Opera House (Woodstock City Hall and Opera House), [1972-1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 7folder 22
Indiana (IN) -- General, [1975-1982 and undated] series 1box 8folder 1
Indiana (IN) -- General, [1975-1982 and undated] series 1box 8folder 2
Indiana (IN) -- Aurora -- Grand Opera House, [1977 and undated] series 1box 8folder 3
Indiana (IN) -- Bristol -- Mosier Opera House (The Bristol Opera House), [1974, 1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 8folder 4
Indiana (IN) -- Elkhart -- Bucklen Opera House, [1976, 1979 and undated] series 1box 8folder 5
Indiana (IN) -- Indianapolis -- Athenaeum Theatre (Indiana Repertory Theatre), [1973-1974, 1978-1979 and undated] series 1box 8folder 6
Indiana (IN) -- Indianapolis -- Murat Theatre (Murat Shrine, Shrine Temple), [1950, 1959, 1979-1985 and undated] series 1box 8folder 7
Indiana (IN) -- Lewisville -- Guyer Opera House (Lewisville Public Hall), [1978, 1982, 1985] series 1box 8folder 8
Indiana (IN) -- Martinsville -- Indiana Theatre (Grace Theatre), [1977] series 1box 8folder 9
Indiana (IN) -- New Harmony -- Thrall's Opera Hall (Union Hall, Old Opera House), [1968-1970, 1975-1985 and undated] series 1box 8folder 10
Indiana (IN) -- Valparaiso -- Opera House (Memorial Opera House), [1976, 1979 and undated] series 1box 8folder 11
Indiana (IN) -- Wabash -- Eagles Theatre, [1978, 1985] series 1box 8folder 12
Iowa (IA) -- General, [1977-1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 8folder 13
Iowa (IA) -- Cedar Falls -- Cotton Theatre (Isis Theatre, Regent), [1985 and undated] series 1box 8folder 14
Iowa (IA) -- Cresco -- Cresco Opera House (The Cresco), [1979, 1985] series 1box 8folder 15
Iowa (IA) -- Dubuque -- Dubuque Five Flags Theatre (Majectic, Orpheum, Spensley), [1972-1974, 1977, 1986 and undated] series 1box 8folder 16
Iowa (IA) -- Elkader -- Elkader Opera House (Elkader Municipal Building), [1977 and undated] series 1box 8folder 17
Iowa (IA) -- Harlan -- Long's Opera House (Harlan Theatre), [1979, 1985] series 1box 8folder 18
Iowa (IA) -- Iowa Falls -- Met (Metropolitan Opera House), undated] series 1box 8folder 19
Iowa (IA) -- Le Mars -- Dalton Opera House (Dalton's Opera House, Le Mars Opera House), [1970 and undated] series 1box 8folder 20
Iowa (IA) -- Washington -- Graham Opera House (State Theatre), [1974, 1977 and undated] series 1box 8folder 21
Iowa (IA) -- What Cheer -- What Cheer Opera House (Masonic Lodge Hall), [1968, 1971-1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 9folder 1
Kansas (KS) -- General, [1970-1971, 1977-1983 and undated] series 1box 9folder 2
Kansas (KS) -- Abilene -- Plaza Theatre (J. E. Bonebrake Opera Houe, Seelye Theatre), [1973 and undated] series 1box 9folder 3
Kansas (KS) -- Concordia -- Brown Grand Opera House, [1969, 1971, 1976-1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 4
Kansas (KS) -- Concordia -- Brown Grand Opera House, [1969, 1971, 1976-1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 5
Kansas (KS) -- Concordia -- Brown Grand Opera House, [1969, 1971, 1976-1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 6
Kansas (KS) -- Concordia -- Brown Grand Opera House, [1969, 1971, 1976-1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 7
Kansas (KS) -- McPherson -- McPherson Opera House (Empire Theatre), [1972-1973, 1977 and undated] series 1box 9folder 8
Kentucky (KY) -- General, [1973-1985 and undated] series 1box 9folder 9
Kentucky (KY) -- General, [1973-1985 and undated] series 1box 9folder 10
Kentucky (KY) -- Lexington -- Lexington Opera House, [1973-1974, 1976-1977, 1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 11
Kentucky (KY) -- Lexington -- Lexington Opera House, [1973-1974, 1976-1977, 1980 and undated] series 1box 9folder 12
Kentucky (KY) -- Louisville -- Memorial Auditorium (War Memorial Auditorium, Louisville War Memorial Auditorium), [1977] series 1box 9folder 13
Louisiana (LA) -- General, [1977-1985 and undated] series 1box 9folder 14
Louisiana (LA) -- New Orleans -- Lafayette Theatre (Civic Theatre Disco, Civic Theatre), [1978] series 1box 9folder 15
Louisiana (LA) -- Shreveport -- Strand (Strand Theatre of Shreveport, Strand Theatre), [1978 and undated] series 1box 9folder 16
Maine (ME) -- General, [1977, 1979, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 1
Maine (ME) -- Belfast -- Hayford Hall (Belfast Opera House), [1977-1978 and undated] series 1box 10folder 2
Maine (ME) -- Biddeford -- City Theatre (City Theater, Opera House, Biddeford Opera House), [1979, 1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 3
Maine (ME) -- Camden -- Camden Opera House, [1977-1978 and undated] series 1box 10folder 4
Maine (ME) -- Damariscotta -- Lincoln Theatre (Lincoln Hall, The Hall), [1977, 1979 and undated] series 1box 10folder 5
Maine (ME) -- Lewiston -- Empire Theatre, [1979, 1986] series 1box 10folder 6
Maine (ME) -- Lewiston -- Mystic Theatre (Mystic Hall), [1979 and undated] series 1box 10folder 7
Maine (ME) -- Lincolnville Center -- Tranquility Grange, [1979 and undated] series 1box 10folder 8
Maine (ME) -- Madison -- Lakewood Theatre, [1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 9
Maine (ME) -- Monmouth -- Theater at Cumston Hall (Monmouth Town Hall, Theatre of Monmouth), [1973-1979 and undated] series 1box 10folder 10
Maine (ME) -- Norway -- Norway Opera House (Opera House Block, Opera House), [1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 11
Maine (ME) -- Ocean Park -- Temple, [1975, 1979, 1983-1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 12
Maine (ME) -- Rockport -- Rockport Town Hall (Rockport Opera House), [1972, 1978 and undated] series 1box 10folder 13
Maine (ME) -- Searsport -- Union Hall (Searsport Opera House), [1978, 1979, 1986] series 1box 10folder 14
Maine (ME) -- Skowhegan -- Skowhegan Opera House (Town Hall), [1979, 1986] series 1box 10folder 15
Maine (ME) -- Thomaston -- Watts Hall, [1978, 1985] series 1box 10folder 16
Maine (ME) -- Waterville -- Waterville Opera House, [1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 17
Maryland (MD) -- General, [1967, 1973, 1975-1977, 1980-1983 and undated] series 1box 10folder 18
Massachusetts (MA) -- General, [1964, 1969-1970, 1975-1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 19
Massachusetts (MA) -- General, [1964, 1969-1970, 1975-1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 20
Massachusetts (MA) -- Beverly -- Cabot St. Cinema Theatre (Ware Theatre), [1983, 1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 21
Massachusetts (MA) -- Beverly -- Larcom Theatre (Fine Arts), [1985] series 1box 10folder 22
Massachusetts (MA) -- Boston -- Gaiety Theatre (Lyceum, Publix), [undated] series 1box 10folder 23
Massachusetts (MA) -- Boston -- Saxon Theatre (Majestic), [1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 24
Massachusetts (MA) -- Fall River -- Academy of Music (Academy Theatre), 1970-1982, 1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 25
Massachusetts (MA) -- Northhampton -- Academy of Music, [1975-1979, 1984-1986 and undated] series 1box 10folder 26
Massachusetts (MA) -- Pittsfield -- Berkshire Public Theatre (Union Square Theatre, Paris Cinema), [undated] series 1box 10folder 27
Massachusetts (MA) -- South Weymouth -- Flogg Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 10folder 28
Massachusetts (MA) -- Stockbridge -- Berkshire Playhouse (Stockbridge Casino, Berkshire Theater Festival), 1974, 1979-1981 and undated] series 1box 10folder 29
Massachusetts (MA) -- Worchester -- Lothrop's Opera House (Fine Arts Theater, Pleasant Street Theater, Olympia), [1985] series 1box 11folder 1
Massachusetts MA) -- Worchester -- Mechanic's Hall, [1978 and undated] series 1box 11folder 2
Michigan (MI) -- General, [1974, 1977-1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 3
Michigan (MI) -- Adrian -- Croswell Opera House (Adrian Union Hall), [1971, 1977-1981, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 4
Michigan (MI) -- Adrian -- Croswell Opera House (Adrian Union Hall), [1971, 1977-1981, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 5
Michigan (MI) -- Burt -- Burt Opera House, [1975-1979, 1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 6
Michigan (MI) -- Calumet -- Calumet Theatre (Calumet Opera House, Red Jacket Opera House), [1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 7
Michigan (MI) -- Cheboygan -- Cheboygan Opera House, [1974, 1978-1980 and undated] series 1box 11folder 8
Michigan (MI) -- Coldwater -- Tibbits Opera House, [1975, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 9
Michigan (MI) -- Colon -- Colon Opera House, [1978-1979] series 1box 11folder 10
Michigan (MI) -- Detroit -- Harmonie Club, [1974, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 11
Michigan (MI) -- Flint -- Fenton Opera House, [1977, 1979 and undated] series 1box 11folder 12
Michigan (MI) -- Frankenmuth -- Fischer Opera Haus (Frankenmuth's Fischer Oepra Haus), [1974, 1977-1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 13
Michigan (MI) -- Grand Ledge -- Blake's Oepra House (Sackett's Opera House), [1976, 1984 and undated] series 1box 11folder 14
Michigan (MI) -- Grand Rapids -- Power's Opera House (Croswell Opera House and Fine Arts Association), [1967, 1974-1979, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 15
Michigan (MI) -- Holland -- Holland Theater (Knickerbocker), [1979 and undated] series 1box 11folder 16
Michigan (MI) -- Howell -- Opera House, [1965, 1969, 1975-1976, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 17
Michigan (MI) -- Manistee -- Ramsdell Theatre, [1971, 1978, 1981, 1986 and undated] series 1box 11folder 18
Michigan (MI) -- Marcellus -- Centennial Hall (Centennial Building), [1980 and undated] series 1box 11folder 19
Michigan (MI) -- Rockford -- Opera House, [1976-1977 and undated] series 1box 11folder 20
Michigan (MI) -- Stockbridge -- Stockbridge Town Hall, [1979-1980] series 1box 11folder 21
Michigan (MI) -- Traverse City -- City Opera House, [1971-1979, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 22
Michigan (MI) -- Vassar -- Miller Opera House, [1974, 1979] series 1box 11folder 23
Michigan (MI) -- Vermontville -- Vermontville Opera House, [1979-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 11folder 24
Michigan (MI) -- Whitehall -- Howmet Playhouse, [1983 and undated] series 1box 11folder 25
Minnesota (MN) -- General, [1974-1986 and undated] series 1box 12folder 1
Minnesota (MN) -- General, [1974-1986 and undated] series 1box 12folder 2
Minnesota (MN) -- Lake Benton -- Lake Benton Opera House (Kimball Building, Opera House), [1971, 1980] series 1box 12folder 3
Minnesota (MN) -- Litchfield -- Litchfield Opera House, [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 12folder 4
Minnesota (MN) -- Luverne -- Palace Theatre (New Opera House, Palcae Theatre), [1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 12folder 5
Minnesota (MN) -- Minneapolis -- Academy Theatre (Shubert Theatre, Alvin Theatre), [1985 and undated] series 1box 12folder 6
Minnesota (MN) -- Minneapolis -- Dania Hall, [1974 and undated] series 1box 12folder 7
Minnesota (MN) -- Red Wing -- Theodore B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium (T. B. Sheldon Theatre), [1975, 1977, 1986 and undated] series 1box 12folder 8
Minnesota (MN) -- St. Paul -- Czech Hall (CSPS Hall, Cesko-Slovansky Podoporujici Spoler), [1973, 1976-1977, 1979, 1981 and undated] series 1box 12folder 9
Minnesota (MN) -- St. Paul -- World Theater (Sam S. Shubert Theater), [1986 and undated] series 1box 12folder 10
Minnesota (MN) -- Winona -- Winona Opera House (Winona Theatre, Bugsy's), [1981 and undated] series 1box 12folder 11
Mississippi (MS) -- General, [1970, 1980] series 1box 12folder 12
Mississippi (MS) -- Meridian -- Grand Opera House, [1966-1967, 1972-1978 and undated] series 1box 12folder 13
Missouri (MO) -- General, [1970-1971, 1977-1979, 1982-1983, 1987 and undated] series 1box 12folder 14
Missouri (MO) -- Boonville -- Thespian Hall (Stephen's Opera House, Lyric Theater), [1970, 1976-1978 and undated] series 1box 12folder 15
Missouri (MO) -- Boonville -- Thespian Hall (Stephen's Opera House, Lyric Theater), [1970, 1976-1978 and undated] series 1box 12folder 16
Missouri (MO) -- Hermann -- Erholung Theatre, [1971 and undated] series 1box 12folder 17
Missouri (MO) -- Boonville -- Thespian Hall, [1977] series 1box 12folder 1
Missouri (MO) -- Kansas City -- Folly Theatre (Standard, Centurt, Shubert Missouri, Folly), [1974-1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 1
Missouri (MO) -- Kansas City -- Folly Theatre (Standard, Centurt, Shubert Missouri, Folly), [1974-1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 2
Missouri (MO) -- Shelbina -- Miller Opera House (Opera House), [1970-1972, 1977-1978 and undated] series 1box 13folder 3
Montana (MT) -- General, [1970, 1978-1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 4
Montana (MT) -- Butte -- Curtis Music Hall, [1979, 1983, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 5
Montana (MT) -- Butte -- Montana Theatre (Broadway Theaterm Sutton's Theater), [1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 6
Montana (MT) -- Elkhorn -- Fraternity Hall, [1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 7
Montana (MT) -- Red Lodge -- Opera House (Montana Opera House, Theatorium, Yellowstone Distillery), [1968, 1979 and undated] series 1box 13folder 8
Nebraska (NE) -- General, [1970, 1977-1980, 1983-1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 9
Nebraska (NE) -- Aurora -- Aurora Opera House, [undated] series 1box 13folder 10
Nebraska (NE) -- Fort Robinson -- Fort Robinson Gymnasium-Theater (Army Theatre), [1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 11
Nebraska (NE) -- Fremont -- Fremont Opera House (Opera House, Love-Larson Opera House), [1975, 1979, 1982, 1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 12
Nebraska (NE) -- Ravenna -- Opera House (Big Union Café), [1983 and undated] series 1box 13folder 13
Nebraska (NE) -- Red Cloud -- Red Cloud Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 14
Nevada (NV) -- General, [1970, 1977-1978, 1982-1983 and undated] series 1box 13folder 15
Nevada (NV) -- Eureka -- Eureka Opera House, [1974 and undated] series 1box 13folder 16
Nevada (NV) -- Virginia City -- Piper's Opera House, [1891, 1903, 1953, 1969, 1973-1974, 1977-1980 and undated] series 1box 13folder 17
Nevada (NV) -- Virginia City -- Piper's Opera House, [1891, 1903, 1953, 1969, 1973-1974, 1977-1980 and undated] series 1box 13folder 18
New Hampshire (NH) -- General, [1976-1980 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 19
New Hampshire (NH) -- Franklin -- Soldier's Memorial Hall (Opera House), [undated] series 1box 13folder 20
New Hampshire (NH) -- Littleton -- Littleton Opera House (Opera House, Grand Opera House), [1984-1986] series 1box 13folder 21
New Hampshire (NH) -- Manchester -- Palace Theatre, [1986 and undated] series 1box 13folder 22
New Hampshire (NH) -- Plainfield -- Plainfield Town Hall (Howard Hart Stage), [1984, 1986] series 1box 13folder 23
New Hampshire (NH) -- Rochester -- Rochester Opera House, [1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 13folder 24
New Jersey (NJ) -- General, [1971, 1973, 1976-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 1
New Jersey (NJ) -- General, [1971, 1973, 1976-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 2
New Jersey (NJ) -- Asbury Park -- Savoy Theatre, [1971, 1982-1983 and undated] series 1box 14folder 3
New Jersey (NJ) -- Asbury Park -- Savoy Theatre, [1971, 1982-1983 and undated] series 1box 14folder 4
New Jersey (NJ) -- Atlantic City -- Apollo Theatre (Nixon's Apollo, Apollo Burlesk), [1957, 1963, 1973, 1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 5
New Jersey (NJ) -- Clinton -- Clinton Music Hall, [1978-1979, 1982, 1985 and undated] series 1box 14folder 6
New Jersey (NJ) -- Englishtown -- Columbia Hall (Englishtown Music Hall, Mechanics Hall ), [1979 and undated] series 1box 14folder 7
New Jersey (NJ) -- Jersey City -- Majestic Theatre (Liberty Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse Theatre), [1979-1980, 1984-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 8
New Jersey (NJ) -- Princeton -- Princeton Playhouse, [1979-1981 and undated] series 1box 14folder 9
New Jersey (NJ) -- Tenafly -- Tenafly Hall, [1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 10
New Mexico (NM) -- General, [1973-1974, 1983 and undated] series 1box 14folder 11
New York (NY) -- General, [1958, 1970, 1972, 1975-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 12
New York (NY) -- General, [1958, 1970, 1972, 1975-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 13
New York (NY) -- General, [1958, 1970, 1972, 1975-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 14
New York (NY) -- General, [1958, 1970, 1972, 1975-1986 and undated] series 1box 14folder 15
New York (NY) -- Bainbridge -- Town Hall Theatre (Town Hall Opry, Bainbridge Opera House), [1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 15folder 1
New York (NY) -- Baldwinsville -- Howard Opera House, [1970 and undated] series 1box 15folder 2
New York (NY) -- Baldwinsville -- Howard Opera House, [1970 and undated] series 1box 15folder 3
New York (NY) -- Bronx -- Bronx Opera House (Bronx Theatre), [1972 and undated] series 1box 15folder 4
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), [1976-1980, 1983 and undated] series 1box 15folder 5
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), [1976-1980, 1983 and undated] series 1box 15folder 6
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), [1976-1980, 1983 and undated] series 1box 15folder 7
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Bushwick (B. F. Keith's Bushwick Theatre), [1898, 1911-1913, 1951 and undated] series 1box 15folder 8
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Grand Prospect Hall (prospect Hall, Grand Prospect Hall), [1986 and undated] series 1box 15folder 9
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Majestic Theatre (Stair & Havlin's Majestic Theater), [undated] series 1box 15folder 10
New York (NY) -- Cambridge -- Hubbard Hall (Cambridge Opera House), [1977-1980, 1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 15folder 11
New York (NY) -- Chautauqua -- Chautauqua Amphitheatre, [1978, 1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 15folder 12
New York (NY) -- Cohoes -- Cohoes Music Hall (Cohoes Opera House), [1970, 1976-1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 15folder 13
New York (NY) -- Earlville -- Earlville Opera House, [1976, 1985] series 1box 15folder 14
New York (NY) -- Flushing -- Flushing Town Hall, [1977 and undated] series 1box 15folder 15
New York (NY) -- Greenport -- Greenport Auditorium, [1985-1986] series 1box 15folder 16
New York (NY) -- Hammondsport -- Gottleib Frey Opera House (Freyo Opera House), [1985 and undated] series 1box 15folder 17
New York (NY) -- Irvington -- Irvington Town Hall Theatre (Town Hall), [1980-1981, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 15folder 18
New York (NY) -- Lancaster -- Lancaster Opera House (Town Hall Auditorium), [1978, 1981, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 15folder 19
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Apollo Theatre (Bryant, Apollo Burlesque), [1978-1980, 1984 and undated] series 1box 15folder 20
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Carnegie Hall, [1977-1980, 1984 and undated] series 1box 15folder 21
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Harry De Jur Playhouse (Henry Street Settlement, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse), [1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 1
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Helen Hayes Theatre (Little Theatre, Winthrop Ames), [1979-1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 2
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Lyceum (New Lyceum), [1974, 1978 and undated] series 1box 16folder 3
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Manhattan Opera House (Manhattan Center), [undated] series 1box 16folder 4
New York (NY) -- New York City -- New Amsterdam Theatre, [1974, 1980, 1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 5
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Radio City Music Hall, [1973, 1978-1980] series 1box 16folder 6
New York (NY) -- Penn Yan -- Cornwell Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 7
New York (NY) -- Penn Yan -- Sampson Theatre, [1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 8
New York (NY) -- Pine Lake -- Sherman Theatre, [1973-1974] series 1box 16folder 9
New York (NY) -- Poughkeepsie -- Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (Collingwood Opera House), [1977-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 10
New York (NY) -- Poughkeepsie -- Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (Collingwood Opera House), [1977-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 11
New York (NY) -- Rye -- Lyceum Hall, [1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 12
New York (NY) -- Scarborough -- Beechwood Playhouse (Julie Harris Theatre), [1978, 1982-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 13
New York (NY) -- Sing Sing -- Olive Opera House (Olive Hall), [1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 14
New York (NY) -- Spencertown -- Spencertown Academy, [1978, 1983, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 15
New York (NY) -- Staten Island -- Snug Harbor Music Hall/Theatre, [1977-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 16
New York (NY) -- Staten Island -- Snug Harbor Music Hall/Theatre, [1977-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 17
New York (NY) -- Syracuse -- Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre (Loew's Theatre), [1977, 1979 and undated] series 1box 16folder 18
New York (NY) -- Tarrytown -- Music Hall Theatre (Music Hall, Tarrytown Music Hall), [1983-1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 19
New York (NY) -- Troy -- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, [1981-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 20
New York (NY) -- Utica -- Stanley Performing Arts Center, [undated] series 1box 16folder 21
New York (NY) -- Westfield -- Virginia Hall (Opera House), [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 16folder 22
New York (NY) -- Williamson -- Gates Hall (Union Church), [1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 16folder 23
North Carolina (NC) -- General, [1958, 1971, 1985] series 1box 16folder 24
North Carlonia (NC) -- New Bern -- Masonic Theatre (Mason's Hall), [1971, 1974-1975, 1978, 1982 and undated] series 1box 16folder 25
North Carolina (NC) -- Salisbury -- Meroney's Opera House, [1977 and undated] series 1box 16folder 26
North Carolina (NC) -- Wilmington -- Thalian Hall, [1958, 1970-1972, 1977-1978, 1983 and undated] series 1box 17folder 1
North Carolina (NC) -- Wilmington -- Thalian Hall, [1958, 1970-1972, 1977-1978, 1983 and undated] series 1box 17folder 2
North Carolina (NC) -- Wilmington -- Thalian Hall -- "History of the Land" series 1box 17folder 3
North Dakota (ND) -- General, [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 4
Ohio (OH) -- General, [1958, 1973-1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 5
Ohio (OH) -- General, [1958, 1973-1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 6
Ohio (OH) -- Chillicothe -- Majestic Opera House (Majestic Theare, Masonic Opera House), [undated] series 1box 17folder 7
Ohio (OH) -- Cincinnati -- Cincinnati Music Hall (Music Hall, Springer Auditorium), [1928, 1975, 1985 and undated] series 1box 17folder 8
Ohio (OH) -- Cincinnati -- Emery Theatre (Emery Auditorium, Emery Hall), [1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 9
Ohio (OH) -- Cleveland -- Olympia Theatre, [1976, 1978, 1984 and undated] series 1box 17folder 10
Ohio (OH) -- Columbus -- Ohio Theatre, [1978-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 17folder 11
Ohio (OH) -- Dayton -- Turner Opera Hosue (Victory Theatre, Music Hall), [1972, 1977-1979, 1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 17folder 12
Ohio (OH) -- Genoa -- Genoa Opera House (Town Hall Opera House), [1985 and undated] series 1box 17folder 13
Ohio (OH) -- McConnelsville -- Opera House Theatre (Twin City Opera House), [1975-1975 and undated] series 1box 17folder 14
Ohio (OH) -- Middletown -- Sorg Opera House (Colonial Theatre, Sorg Theatre), [1975-1976, 1983-1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 15
Ohio (OH) -- Nelsonville -- Stuart's Opera House, [1973, 1978, 1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 17folder 16
Ohio (OH) -- Peninsula -- G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), [1969, 1975, 1977-1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 17folder 17
Oklahoma (OK) -- General, [1970, 1977, 1983-1984] series 1box 18folder 1
Oregon (OR) -- General, [19080, 1983, 1986 and undated] series 1box 18folder 2
Oregon (OR) -- Portland -- New Market Theatre, [1975, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 3
Oregon (OR) -- Roseburg -- Roseburg Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 4
Oregon (OR) -- Salem -- Elsinore Theatre, [1986 and undated] series 1box 18folder 5
Oregon (OR) -- Salem -- Reed Opera House, [1971-1975 and undated] series 1box 18folder 6
Pennsylvania (PA) -- General, [1973-1986 and undated] series 1box 18folder 7
Pennsylvania (PA) -- General, [1973-1986 and undated] series 1box 18folder 8
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Allentown -- Symphony Hall (Lyric Theatre, Central Market House/Hall), [1978, 1984-1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 9
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Altoona -- Mishler, [1977, 1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 10
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) -- Mauch Chunk Opera House (Capitol Theater), [1977-1978, 1986 and undated] series 1box 18folder 11
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Lancaster -- Fulton Opera House, [1964, 1967-1968, 1974, 1976, 1979-1981 and undated] series 1box 18folder 12
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Lancaster -- Fulton Opera House, [1964, 1967-1968, 1974, 1976, 1979-1981 and undated] series 1box 18folder 13
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Meadville -- Academy (Academy of Music), [1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 14
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Philadelphia -- Academy of Music, [1976-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 15
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Philadelphia -- Metropolitan Opera House (Met, Philadelphia Opera House), [1983 and undated] series 1box 18folder 16
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Philadelphia -- Walnut Street Theatre (Olympic, New Circus, American Theatre), [1970-1971, 1983-1985 and undated] series 1box 18folder 17
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Phoenixville -- Colonial (Colonial Theater), [1985-1987 and undated] series 1box 19folder 1
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Ridgway -- Ridgway Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 19folder 2
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Tidioute -- Grandin Opera House, [1972-1974 and undated] series 1box 19folder 3
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Towanda -- Hale's Opera House (Keystone Theatre), [1986 and undated] series 1box 19folder 4
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Warren -- Library Theater (Struthers Library Theatre), [1971, 1974, 1982-1983 and undated] series 1box 19folder 5
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Warren -- Roscoe Hall, [1986 and undated] series 1box 19folder 6
Rhode Island (RI) -- General, [1976-1977, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 19folder 7
Rhode Island (RI) -- Newport -- Newport Casino Theatre (Neport Casino Theatre, Van Alen, Casino Theatre), [1982, 1986 and undated] series 1box 19folder 8
Rhode Island (RI) -- Providence -- Shakespeare Hall (Sprague-Knight Building), [1978-1979, 1984 and undated] series 1box 19folder 9
Rhode Island (RI) -- Providence -- Trinity Repetory Company (Lederer Theatre, Emery Majestic, Shubert Majestic), [1985 and undated] series 1box 19folder 10
South Carolina (SC) -- General, [1974, 1977-1978, 1983-1984 and undated] series 1box 19folder 11
South Carolina (SC) -- Abbeville -- Abbeville Opera House, [1978-1979 and undated] series 1box 19folder 12
South Carolina (SC) -- Camden -- Camden Opera House, [1978 and undated] series 1box 19folder 13
South Carolina (SC) -- Charleston -- Dock Street Theatre, [1973, 1975, 1978 and undated] series 1box 19folder 14
South Carolina (SC) -- Charleston -- McCrady's Tavern and Long Room (Eude's Tavern), [1972, 1978, 1982, 1986 and undated] series 1box 19folder 15
South Carolina (SC) -- Chester -- Opera House, [1972, 1978 and undated] series 1box 19folder 16
South Carolina (SC) -- Marion -- Marion Opera House (Town Hall and Opera House), [1973, 1978-1979, 1983 and undated] series 1box 19folder 17
South Carolina (SC) -- Newberry -- Newberry Opera House, [1976-1978 and undated] series 1box 19folder 18
South Carolina (SC) -- Sumter -- Opera House (City Hall, Sumter Theatre, Academy of Music), [1971, 1978, 1981 and undated] series 1box 19folder 19
South Dakota (SD) -- General, [1983-1986 and undated] series 1box 20folder 1
South Dakota (SD) -- Dell Rapids -- Grand Opera House (Old Grand Opera House), [1979-1980, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 20folder 2
South Dakota (SD) -- Dell Rapids -- Grand Opera House (Old Grand Opera House), [1979-1980, 1985-1986 and undated] series 1box 20folder 3
South Dakota (SD) -- Lead -- Homestake Opera House, [1974-1975, 1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 4
South Dakota (SD) -- Pierre -- Grand Opera House (Grand Theater, Studio 109), [undated] series 1box 20folder 5
South Dakota (SD) -- Sioux Falls -- Orpheum Theatre of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls Community Playhouse), [1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 6
Tennessee (TN) -- General, [1976-1979, 1983-1984 and undated] series 1box 20folder 7
Tennessee (TN) -- Johnson City -- Memorial Hall National Home (Memorial Hall), [1983 and undated] series 1box 20folder 8
Tennessee (TN) -- Knoxville -- Bijou Theatre (Lamar House), [1977 and undated] series 1box 20folder 9
Tennessee (TN) -- Memphis -- Old Dairy Theatre, [1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 10
Tennessee (TN) -- Pulaski -- Pulaski Opera House (Antoinette Hall), [1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 11
Texas (TX) -- General, [1970, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 12
Texas (TX) -- Austin -- Millet Opera House, [1977 and undated] series 1box 20folder 13
Texas (TX) -- Columbus -- Stafford Opera Hosue (Stafford Bank and Opera House, R. E. Stafford's Building), [1973, 1976-1977 and undated] series 1box 20folder 14
Texas (TX) -- Galveston -- Grand Opera House (1894 Grand Opera House, Martini Theatre, State Theatre), [1973-1977, 1981, 1984, 1986-1987, 1994 and undated] series 1box 20folder 15
Texas (TX) -- Granbury -- Granbury Opera House, [1975 and undated] series 1box 20folder 16
Texas (TX) -- Shiner -- Opera House (Shiner Opera House), [undated] series 1box 20folder 17
Texas (TX) -- Uvalde -- Grand Opera House, [1975, 1977 and undated] series 1box 20folder 18
Utah (UT) -- General, [1970, 1975, 1979-1985 and undated] series 1box 20folder 19
Utah (UT) -- Salt Lake City -- Orpheum Theatre (Capitol Theatre), [1975-1979 and undated] series 1box 20folder 20
Utah (UT) -- Salt Lake City -- Promised Valley Playhouse (Lyric Theatre), [1972 and undated] series 1box 20folder 21
Vermont (VT) -- General, [1970, 1978, 1980-1986 and undated] series 1box 20folder 22
Vermont (VT) -- Barre -- Barre Opera House (1899 Barre Opera House), [1886, 1980, 1985, 1990 and undated] series 1box 20folder 23
Vermont (VT) -- Burlington -- Flynn Theatre, [1981, 1985 and undated] series 1box 21folder 1
Vermont (VT) -- Derby Line -- Haskell Free Library & Opera House (Haskell Opera House), [1974-1976 and undated] series 1box 21folder 2
Vermont (VT) -- Randolph -- Chandler Music Hall, [1980-1987 and undated] series 1box 21folder 3
Vermont (VT) -- Vergennes -- Vergennes Opera House (Vergennes City Hall, City Lights Theatre and Café), [1983, 1986] series 1box 21folder 4
Vermont (VT) -- Woodstock -- Town Hall Theatre (Opera House), [undated] series 1box 21folder 5
Virginia (VA) -- General, [1978-1980, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 21folder 6
Virginia (VA) -- Abingdon -- Opera House (Town Hall, Barter Theatre, State Theatre of Virginia, Abington Opera House), [1957. 1960, 1971, 1980 and undated] series 1box 21folder 7
Virginia (VA) -- Charlottesville -- Town Hall (Levy Opera House), [1971-1978 and undated] series 1box 21folder 8
Virginia (VA) -- Lynchburg -- Academy of Music (Academy Theatre, Academy), [1978, 1984 and undated] series 1box 21folder 9
Washington (WA) -- General, [1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1986 and undated] series 1box 21folder 10
Washington (WA) -- Everett -- Everett Theatre, [1975, 1977] series 1box 21folder 11
Washington (WA) -- Seattle -- Coliseum Theatre, [1985 and undated] series 1box 21folder 12
Washington (WA) -- Seattle -- Moore Theatre (Moore Egyptian), [1977 and undated] series 1box 21folder 13
Washington (WA) -- Tacoma -- Pantages Theatre (Pantages Centre for the Performing Arts), [1983 and undated] series 1box 21folder 14
Washington (WA) -- Yakima -- Capitol Theatre, [1977, 1983 and undated] series 1box 21folder 15
West Virginia (WV) -- General, [1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 21folder 16
West Virginia (WV) -- Charles Town -- New Opera House (Old Opera House), [1976-1980 and undated] series 1box 21folder 17
Wisconsin (WI) -- General, [1970, 1978, 1983-1992 and undated] series 1box 22folder 1
Wisconsin (WI) -- General, [1970, 1978, 1983-1992 and undated] series 1box 22folder 2
Wisconsin (WI) -- Baraboo -- Al Ringling Theatre, [1980, 1984-1985, 1990 and undated] series 1box 22folder 3
Wisconsin (WI) -- Columbus -- Columbus City Hall Auditorium (City Hall Opera House), [1976, 1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 4
Wisconsin (WI) -- Menomonie -- Mabel Tainter Theatre, [1968, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 5
Wisconsin (WI) -- Menomonie -- Mabel Tainter Theatre, [1968, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 6
Wisconsin (WI) -- Milwaukee -- Pabst Theater (Pabst Milwaukee), [1975-1979, 1986 and undated] series 1box 22folder 7
Wisconsin (WI) -- Milwaukee -- Ward Memorial Hall (Memorial Theatre), [1976, 1979-1980, 1986 and undated] series 1box 22folder 8
Wisconsin (WI) -- Oshkosh -- Grand Opera House, [1965, 1979-1980, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 9
Wisconsin (WI) -- Racine -- Bijou Theatre (First and Second), [1972, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 10
Wisconsin (WI) -- Stevens Point -- Fox Theatre, [1983 and undated] series 1box 22folder 11
Wisconsin (WI) -- Viroqua -- Viroqua Opera House, [1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 12
Wisconsin (WI) -- Watertown -- Concordia Opera House, [1983-1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 13
Wisconsin (WI) -- Wausau -- Grand Theatre, [1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 14
Wyoming (WY) -- General, [1970, 1976-1978, 1985 and undated] series 1box 22folder 15
Puerto Rico (PR) -- General, [1978, 1980-1981 and undated] series 1box 22folder 16
U. S. Virgin Islands (VI) -- General, [1983] series 1box 22folder 17
International -- Australia, [1975 and undated] series 1box 22folder 18
International -- General, [1971, 1978, 1980 and undated] series 1box 23folder 1
International -- England, [1978-1980 and undated] series 1box 23folder 2
International -- Canada, [1973-1977, 1980-1981 and undated] series 1box 23folder 3
International -- Mexico, [1974, 1980-1981] series 1box 23folder 4
International -- Scotland, [1979-1980 and undated] series 1box 23folder 5
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre -- Brochure -- Dedication of Historical Landmanrk Theatre (Oversize), [1974] series 1box 24folder 1
California (CA) -- Plymouth -- Chautauqua Settlement -- Brochure (Oversize), [1919] series 1box 24folder 2
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Old Eagle Theatre -- Poster -- Summer Theatre Repertory Season (Oversize), [1975] series 1box 24folder 3
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House -- Assembly Bill Number 270 -- California Legislature (Oversize), [1979-1980] series 1box 24folder 4
Colorado (CO) -- Aspen -- Wheeler Opera House -- Flyer -- Summer Film Festival (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 5
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House -- Poster -- Musical Theatre Seminar (Oversize), [1979] series 1box 24folder 6
Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House -- Poster -- Musical Theatre Seminar (Oversize), [1979] series 1box 24folder 7
Delaware (DE) -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera Hosue -- Flyers -- Film Series and Inaugural Concert (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 8
Michigan (MI) -- Frankenmuth -- Fischer Opera House -- Programs (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 9
New York (NY) -- Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Academy of Music -- Reprinted Article -- "BAM Grows in Brooklyn" (Oversize), [1976] series 1box 24folder 10
New York (NY) -- Cohoes -- Cohoes Music Hall -- Poster (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 11
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Poster -- "Memoirs of a Movie Palace...A Film By Christian Blackwood" (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 12
New York (NY) -- New York City -- Poster -- "42nd Street Theatre and the City" (Oversize), [1977] series 1box 24folder 13
Ohio (OH) -- Peninsula -- G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) -- Poster -- describes landmark and services offered (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 14
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Honesdale -- Liberty Hall -- copy of Playbill from 1877 (Oversize), [undated] series 1box 24folder 15

Series 2: Personal and Project Files, 1919-1985 and undated (3.0 linear feet)

Gene Chesley's personal files document his involvement in the National List and his activities in promoting theatre preservation in general. His files concern the administration of the historic theatre survey as well as the contributions of Jack Neeson, Iain Mackintosh, and John Russell, who assisted Chesley. Neeson, a professor at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, visited and documented many eastern United States theatres in the late 1970s. Iain Mackintosh of the London-based Theatre Projects Consultants, Limited, consulted with Chesley through the "Curtains!" project which focused on the restoration of British theatres. Photographer John Russell was associated with the Mabel Tainter Theatre in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The personal files also include sample survey and questionnaire forms, bibliographic sources used by Chesley in locating theatres, copies of the "National List" (1975-1979), Chesley's contact address files, and materials on the organization and administration of the League of Historic American Theatres. The project files include a number of activities tangentially related to the performance halls including Circus and Vaudeville, the Opera Trunk Project, Circuits, the Theatre Museum, Showboats, and the Smithsonian Touring Project as well as miscellaneous materials on theatre preservation including management policy statements and funding sources.

Chesley's collection focused on extant theatres, but his research also chronicled the destruction of old performance halls. The general files (labeled "Demolished Theatres") contain historical materials that identify and describe, when possible, the theatre as it stood before demolition. The general files also include bibliographic materials used initially by Chesley to identify sites and other projects. Files are organized alphabetically by file heading.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bibliographic Sources for National List, [1969, 1971-1980 and undated] series 2box 1folder 1
Chesley Articles, [1970, 1973, 1975-1981, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 2box 1folder 2
Chesley Articles, [1970, 1973, 1975-1981, 1983, 1985 and undated] series 2box 1folder 3
Chesley Carded File of Contacts, [1970 and undated] series 2box 1folder 4
Correspondence, [1970, 1974-1980, 1983 and undated] series 2box 2folder 1
Correspondence, [1970, 1974-1980, 1983 and undated] series 2box 2folder 2
Demolished Theatres, [1956-1980 and undated] series 2box 2folder 3
Demolished Theatres, [1956-1980 and undated] series 2box 2folder 4
Iain Mackintosh, [1978-1981 and undated] series 2box 2folder 5
Jack Neeson, [1979-1980 and undated] series 2box 2folder 6
John Russell, [1979-1980 and undated] series 2box 2folder 7
League of Historic American Theatres -- General, [1973, 1979-1982 and undated] series 2box 2folder 8
League of Historic American Theatres -- Bylaws, [undated] series 2box 2folder 9
League of Historic American Theatres -- Chesley's notes, [undated] series 2box 2folder 10
League of Historic American Theatres -- Correspondence, [undated] series 2box 2folder 11
League of Historic American Theatres -- Meetings, [1977-1980] series 2box 2folder 12
League of Historic American Theatres -- Membership, [1977-1979] series 2box 3folder 1
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 2
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 3
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 4
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 5
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 6
Movie Theatres, [1971-1983 and undated] series 2box 3folder 7
National List of Historic American Theatres, [1975-1980 and undated] series 2box 4folder 1
National List of Historic American Theatres, [1975-1980 and undated] series 2box 4folder 2
1981 League of Historic American Theatres Meeting, [1978-1981 and undated] series 2box 4folder 3
1981 League of Historic American Theatres Meeting, [1978-1981 and undated] series 2box 4folder 4
Press Releases- LHAT and Chesley, [1973-1978 and undated] series 2box 4folder 5
Project Files -- Chautauqua, [1969-1974 and undated] series 2box 4folder 6
Project Files -- Circuits, [1919, 1970-1974, 1977-1978 and undated] series 2box 4folder 7
Project Files -- Circus and Vaudeville, [1972, 1978-1981 and undated] series 2box 4folder 8
Project Files -- Opera Trunk Project, [1977-1981 and undated] series 2box 5folder 1
Project Files -- Showboats, [1968-1969, 1979-1979 and undated] series 2box 5folder 2
Project Files -- Sloan, L. O., [1979] series 2box 5folder 3
Project Files -- Smithsonian Touring Project, [1978-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 4
Project Files -- Theatre Museum, [1974, 1978 and undated] series 2box 5folder 5
Sample Questionnaire and Survey Forms, [undated] series 2box 5folder 6
Theatre Preservation -- Audio Systems, [1978 and undated] series 2box 5folder 7
Theatre Preservation -- Funding Sources, [1972, 1977-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 8
Theatre Preservation -- Funding Sources, [1972, 1977-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 9
Theatre Preservation -- Funding Sources, [1972, 1977-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 10
Theatre Preservation -- Historic Preservation, [1968-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 11
Theatre Preservation -- Historic Preservation, [1968-1980 and undated] series 2box 5folder 12
Theatre Preservation -- Historic Theatre Programming, [1973-1980 and undated] series 2box 6folder 1
Theatre Preservation -- Management Policy, [1978-1980 and undated] series 2box 6folder 2
USITT Conference -- April 1-4, 1981, [1980 and undated] series 2box 6folder 3

Series 3: Blueprints, 1943-1983 and undated (33 items)

The blueprint files include blueprints of original structures and drawings relating to theatre renovation and restoration. Copies of oversized seating plans and architectural drawings are also included. The files are arranged alphabetically by state, then by city, and then by theatre name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
California (CA) -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theatre (Old Nevada Theatre) -- Assessor's Map, [1962] series 3box 1folder 1
California (CA) -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theatre (Old Eagle Theatre) -- Eagle Theatre Plan -- External and Internal layout, Eagle Theatre Building Specifications, "Source of Evidence" -- Blueprints by Bob McCabe, Architect (Oversize), [1972-1973] series 3box 1folder 2
California (CA) -- Woodland -- Woodland Opera House (Hershey Opera House) -- Blueprint of the Building -- Restoration, Blueprint by Shaefer and Wirth (Oversize), [undated] series 3box 1folder 3
Florida (FL) -- Monticello -- Perkins Opera House (Monticello Opera House, Perkins Block) -- 6 blueprints of the restoration of the Monticello Opera House by Wayne H. Colony Company -- Including Upper Floor Plan, Lower Floor Plan, West Elevation, East Elevation, Building Section, North Elevation (Oversize), [1974 and undated] series 3box 1folder 4
Georgia (GA) -- General -- Blueprint of the Pelham Opera House (Pelham, GA) (Oversize), 1983 series 3box 1folder 5
Georgia (GA) -- Columbus -- Springer Opera House (Columbus Little Theatre) -- Blueprint of the Springer Opera Hosue -- First Floor (Oversize), January 9, 1967 series 3box 1folder 6
Massachusetts (MA) -- Fall River -- Academy of Music (Academy Theatre) -- Blueprint traced from copy of original drawings by Office of Thomas Marvell Architect (Oversize), c. 1960 series 3box 1folder 7
Michigan (MI) -- Flint -- Fenton Opera House -- Detailed blueprint of Fenton Opera House and Crossroads Willage (Oversize), (2/10/77) series 3box 1folder 8
Michigan (MI) -- Traverse City -- City Opera House -- Line drawing of "Proposed Fron for Willhelm and Bartack Block" -- Blueprint drawings of Second Floor interior, [undated] series 3box 1folder 9
New Hampshire (NH) -- Franklin -- Soldier's Memorial Hall (Opera House) -- Blueprints for Soldier's Memorial Hall -- Including Basement and First Floop plan (Oversize), [undated] series 3box 1folder 10
Ohio (OH) -- Peninsula -- G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) -- Blueprints G.A.R> Hall, [1964, 1967] series 3box 1folder 11
Pennsylvania (PA) -- Philadelphia -- Walnut Street Theatre (Olympic, New Circus, American Theatre) -- Architectural drawings of Orchestra, Balcony, Mezzanine, [undated] series 3box 1folder 12
Tennessee (TN) -- Johnson City -- Memorial Hall National Home (Memorial Hall) -- Blueprints -- Including detail and First Floor plan (Oversize), [1943, 1974 and undated] series 3box 1folder 13

Series 4: Photographs, Negatives, and Slides, c. 1920s, 1965, 1968-1987 and undated (3.50 linear feet)

Chesley amassed a large number of photographs and slides in his research; he took some of the pictures in his travels, while other photographs accompanied the returned questionnaires. Many of the photographs were sent to Chesley as a part of the research for the "National List."Jack Neeson, who identified and photographed numerous theatres in the eastern United States, assisted Chesley. The photographs and slides were used for teaching purposes and to accompany articles on theatre preservation. The images serve as a lasting, permanent record of theatres and performance halls that were rapidly disappearing.

Materials have been separated according to format and size. Slides are organized in a binder, have been given a corresponding number, and are alphabetically listed by state, city, and theatre name.

Photographs and negatives are placed together in folders organized alphabetically by state. Within each folder, envelopes containing photographs and slides are organized by city and then by theatre name. Oversized photographs have been placed in a separate box and are organized as well by state, city, and theatre name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Slides -- Alabama (AL), [1975-1977] series 4box 1folder 1
Fort Payne Opera House, [1977] series 4box 1folder 1item 1-6
Greensboro Opera House, [1975-1976] series 4box 1folder 1item 7-8
Slides -- Arizona (AZ), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 2
Birdcage Theatre, [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 2item 9-10
Schieffelin Hall, [1972] series 4box 1folder 2item 11-12
Slides -- California (CA), [c.1920's-1980 and undated] series 4box 1folder 3
Disneyland Opera House, [1975] series 4box 1folder 3item 13-14
Thompson's Corner, [1976] series 4box 1folder 3item 15-35
Guinda Hall, [undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 36-39
Los Angeles Theatre, [1972] series 4box 1folder 3item 40
Merced Theatre, [1972, 1975] series 4box 1folder 3item 41-49
First Theatre (Monterey), [undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 50
Crowley's Opera House, [1975] series 4box 1folder 3item 51-54
National City, [1980] series 4box 1folder 3item 55-86
Nevada Theatre, [1920s, 1973 and undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 87-91
Alhambra (Masonic Hall), [1977] series 4box 1folder 3item 92-96
Rumsey Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 97-106
Eagle Theatre, [1974 and undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 107-108
First California Theatre, [1972] series 4box 1folder 3item 109
San Francisco Opera House, [1972-1973 and undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 110-119a
Third Jenny Lind Theatre, [1972] series 4box 1folder 3item 120
Roxy Proscenium, [1973] series 4box 1folder 3item 121-122
Scottish Rite Temple, [1973] series 4box 1folder 3item 123-127
Opera House Garage, [1976 and undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 128-135
Theatre (Thornton), [1977] series 4box 1folder 3item 136-141
Walnut Gove Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 142
Woodland Opera House, [1969, 1972, and undated] series 4box 1folder 3item 143-223
Slides -- Colorado (CO), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 4
Wheeler Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 224-226a
Central City Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 227-231
Chautauqua Auditorium (Denver), [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 232-233
Elitch Gardens, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 234-243
Tabor Grand (Denver), [undated] series 4box 1folder 4item 244
Soldier's Theatre, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 245-246
Opera House Pharmacy, [undated] series 4box 1folder 4item 247
Fox Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 4item 248-251
Tabor Opera House (Leadville), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 4item 252-276
Wright's Hall, [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 4item 277-283
Salida Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 284-285
Sheridan Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 286-294
Trinidad Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 295-298
West Theatre, [1972] series 4box 1folder 4item 299-300
Slides -- Connecticut (CT) Connecticut (CT), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 5
Goodspeed Opera House, [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 5item 301-303
Slides -- Delaware (DE), [1975-1980] series 4box 1folder 6
Dover Opera House, [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 6item 304-308
Smyrna Opera House, [1980] series 4box 1folder 6item 309-313
Dockstader's Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 6item 314
Grand Opera House (Wilmington), [1975] series 4box 1folder 6item 315-317
Odd Fellows Hall (Wilmington), [1979] series 4box 1folder 6item 318-319
Union Hall (Wilmington), [1979] series 4box 1folder 6item 320
Slides -- District of Columia (DC), [1973, 1978 and undated] series 4box 1folder 7
Ford's Theatre, [1973, 1978, and undated] series 4box 1folder 7item 321-337
Slides -- Florida (FL), [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 8
Perkins Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 8item 338-344
Empire Theatre (Quincy, FL), [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 345
Quincy Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 346-353
Armistead's Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 354
Imperial Opera House (Sanford), [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 355-358
Gallic Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 359
Monro Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 8item 360
Centro Austoriano, [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 361-365
Centra Espanol, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 366
Circulo Cobano, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 367-371
L'Unione Italiana, [1979] series 4box 1folder 8item 372-377
Slides -- Georgia (GA), [1972-1978 and undated] series 4box 1folder 9
Tifts Hall, [1978] series 4box 1folder 9item 378
Rawlings Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 9item 379
Glover Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 9item 380-382
Springer Opera House, [1972, 1975, 1978 and undated] series 4box 1folder 9item 383-396
Cordele Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 9item 397-401
Slides -- Illinois (IL), [1972, 1975 and undated] series 4box 1folder 10
Auditorium Theatre (Chicago), [1972, 1975 and undated] series 4box 1folder 10item 427-437
Woodstock, Illinois, [1975] series 4box 1folder 10item 438-439
Slides -- Indiana (IN), [1973-1980] series 4box 1folder 11
Bristol Opera House, [1980] series 4box 1folder 11item 440
Valparaiso Opera House, [1973] series 4box 1folder 11item 441-445
Slides -- Iowa (IA), [1975 and undated] series 4box 1folder 12
Derby Opera House, [1975] series 4box 1folder 12item 446-447
Elkader Building, [undated] series 4box 1folder 12item 448
Dalton Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 12item 449
What-Cheer Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 12item 450
Slides -- Kansas (KS), [undated] series 4box 1folder 13
LeRocque Hall, [undated] series 4box 1folder 13item 451-454
Slides -- Kentucky (KY), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 14
Elizabethtown Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 14item 455-461
Lexington Opera House, [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 14item 462-465
Slides -- Maine (ME), [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 15
Hayford Hall, [1978] series 4box 1folder 15item 466-471
Biddeford City hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 472-478
Camden Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 15item 479-483
Lincoln Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 484-486
Johnson Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 487-490
City Hall/Theatre (Lewiston), [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 491-492
Empire Theatre (Lewiston), [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 493-496
Music Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 497-502
Mystic Theatre, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 503
Tranquilty Grange, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 504-506
Cumston Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 507-511
Norway Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 512-517
Rockport Opera House, [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 518-523
Union Hall (Rockport), [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 524-526
City Hall/Opera House (Saco), [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 527-530
Union Hall (Searsport), [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 531-534
Skowhegan Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 535-536
Watts Hall, [1978] series 4box 1folder 15item 537-540
Waterville Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 15item 541-546
Slides -- Michigan (MI), [1971-1979] series 4box 1folder 16
Croswell Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 16item 547-548
Columia Opera House, [1976] series 4box 1folder 16item 549-551
Opera House (Fayette St. Park), [1971] series 4box 1folder 16item 552-553
Holland Theatre, [1979] series 4box 1folder 16item 554-565
Miller's Opera House, [1976] series 4box 1folder 16item 566-568
Slides -- Missouri (MO), [1978] series 4box 1folder 17
Hermann Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 17item 569-573
Folly Theatre, [1978] series 4box 1folder 17item 574-578
Slides -- Nebraska (NE), [1977] series 4box 1folder 18
Opera House (Ravenna), [1977] series 4box 1folder 18item 588-589
Slides -- Nevada (NV), [1975-1980 and undated] series 4box 1folder 19
Odeon Hall, [undated] series 4box 1folder 19item 579
Eureka Theatre, [1975, 1977, 1980, and undated] series 4box 1folder 19item 580-585
Fallon Opera House, [1975, 1980] series 4box 1folder 19item 586-587
Miner's Union Hall, [1977] series 4box 1folder 19item 590
Piper's Opera House, [1975, 1977 and undated] series 4box 1folder 19item 591-601
Slides -- New Hampshire (NH), [undated] series 4box 1folder 20
Town Hall (Plainfield), [undated] series 4box 1folder 20item 602-603
Slides -- New Jersey (NJ), [1979] series 4box 1folder 21
Music Hall (Clinton, NJ), [1979] series 4box 1folder 21item 604
Columbia Hall, [1979] series 4box 1folder 21item 605-607
Slides -- New Mexico (NM), [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 22
Kitchen's Opera House, [1972 and undated] series 4box 1folder 22item 608-615
Slides -- New York (NY), [undated] series 4box 1folder 23
Little Carnegie Cinema, [undated] series 4box 1folder 23item 616
Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY), [undated] series 4box 1folder 23item 617
Booths Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 23item 618
Rand Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 23item 619-621
Snug Harbor, [undated] series 4box 1folder 23item 622
Slides -- North Carolina (NC), [1978-1979 and undated] series 4box 1folder 24
Masonic Theatre, [1978] series 4box 1folder 24item 623-624
Thalian Hall, [1978-1979 and undated] series 4box 1folder 24item 625-635
Slides -- Ohio (OH), [1982 and undated] series 4box 1folder 25
Ohio Theatre, 1982 and undated) series 4box 1folder 25item 636-640
Slides -- Oregon (OR), [undated] series 4box 1folder 26
Oregon City Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 26item 641-650
New Market Garage, [undated] series 4box 1folder 26item 651-661
Reed Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 26item 662-669
Slides -- Pennsylvania (PA), [1973-1980 and undated] series 4box 1folder 27
Marlin Opera House, [1980] series 4box 1folder 27item 670-675
Fulton Opera House, [1978 and undated] series 4box 1folder 27item 676-685
Walnut Street Theatre, [1973] series 4box 1folder 27item 686-689
Slides -- South Carolina (SC), [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 28
Abbeville Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 28item 690-694
Alderman Theatre, [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 28item 695-697
Opera House (Camden), [1978] series 4box 1folder 28item 698-699
McCrady's Tavern, [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 28item 700-703
Opera House (Chester), [1978] series 4box 1folder 28item 704-706
Marion Opera House, [1979] series 4box 1folder 28item 707
Opera House (Newberry), [1978] series 4box 1folder 28item 708-715
Town Hall (Sumter), [1978-1979] series 4box 1folder 28item 716-720
Slides -- Texas (TX), [1982] series 4box 1folder 29
Grand Opera House (Galveston), [1982] series 4box 1folder 29item 721-723
Slides -- Vermont (VT), [1972-1983] series 4box 1folder 30
Haskell Free Opera House, [1972] series 4box 1folder 30item 724-725
Flynn Theatre, [1981, 1983] series 4box 1folder 30item 726-735
Slides -- Virginia (VA), [1978 and undated] series 4box 1folder 31
Barter Theatre, [undated] series 4box 1folder 31item 736-737
Town Hall (Charlottesville), [1978] series 4box 1folder 31item 738-739
Lynchburg Academy of Music, [1978] series 4box 1folder 31item 740-744
Lynchburg Opera House, [1978] series 4box 1folder 31item 745-746
Slides -- Wyoming (WY), [undated] series 4box 1folder 32
Cheyenne Opera House, [undated] series 4box 1folder 32item 747-750
Slides -- Other, [undated] series 4box 1folder 33
Unidentified, [undated] series 4box 1folder 33item 751-775
Slides -- Fort Bragg Theatres -- Destroyed, [1977] series 4box 1folder 34
Fort Bragg Theatres, destroyed, [1977] series 4box 1folder 34item 776-783
Photographs and Negatives -- Assorted 19th Century Opera Houses, [undated] series 4box 2folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- Alabama (AL), [1970, 1983 and undated] series 4box 2folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- Arizona (AZ), [undated] series 4box 2folder 3
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 7
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA), 1968-1972, 1977, 1985 and undated] series 4box 2folder 11
Photographs and Negatives -- Colorado (CO), [1965, 1969, 1972 and undated] series 4box 3folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- Connecticut (CT), [1980 and undated] series 4box 3folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- Delaware (DE), [undated] series 4box 3folder 3
Photographs and NegativesPhotographs and Negatives -- District of Columbia (DC), [1984 and undated] series 4box 3folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- Florida (FL), [undated] series 4box 3folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- Georgia (GA), [1979 and undated] series 4box 3folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- Idaho (ID), [undated] series 4box 3folder 7
Photographs and NegativesPhotographs and Negatives -- Illinois (IL), [1973, 1975 and undated] series 4box 3folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- Indiana (IN), [1977, 1984-1985 and undated] series 4box 3folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- Iowa (IA), [1973 and undated] series 4box 3folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- Kansas (KS), [1977-1980 and undated] series 4box 4folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- Kentucky (KY), [undated] series 4box 4folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- Louisiana (LA), [undated] series 4box 4folder 3
Photographs and Negatives -- Maine (ME), [undated] series 4box 4folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- Massachusetts (MA), [1985 and undated] series 4box 4folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- Michigan (MI), [1978-1979, 1983, 1986 and undated] series 4box 4folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- Minnestoa (MN), [1984 and undated] series 4box 4folder 7
Photographs and Negatives -- Mississippi (MS), [undated] series 4box 4folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- Missouri (MO), [1980 and undated] series 4box 4folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- Montana (MT), [undated] series 4box 4folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- Nebraska (NE), [1984, 1986 and undated] series 4box 4folder 11
Photographs and Negatives -- Nevada (NV), [1968, 1978-1979 and undated] series 4box 4folder 12
Photographs and Negatives -- Nevada (NV), [1968, 1978-1979 and undated] series 4box 4folder 13
Photographs and Negatives -- New Hampshire (NH), [1980] series 4box 5folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- New Jersey (NJ), [1982-1983 and undated] series 4box 5folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- New Jersey (NJ), [1982-1983 and undated] series 4box 5folder 3
Photographs and Negatives -- New Jersey (NJ), [1982-1983 and undated] series 4box 5folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- New York (NY), [1976, 1984-1986 and undated] series 4box 5folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- New York (NY), [1976, 1984-1986 and undated] series 4box 5folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- North Carolina (NC), [undated] series 4box 5folder 7
Photographs and Negatives -- Ohio (OH), [1973-1974, 1979, 1983-1985 and undated] series 4box 5folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- Oregon (OR), [1986 and undated] series 4box 5folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- Pennsylvania (PA), [1985 and undated] series 4box 5folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- South Carolina (SC), [1978 and undated] series 4box 6folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- South Dakota (SD), [1985-1986 and undated] series 4box 6folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- Tennessee (TN), [1983-1984 and undated] series 4box 6folder 3
Photographs and Negatives -- Utah (UT), [1979] series 4box 6folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- Vermont (VT), [1981, 1983 and undated] series 4box 6folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- Virginia (VA), [1987 and undated] series 4box 6folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- West Virginia (WV), [undated] series 4box 6folder 7
Photographs and Negatives -- Wisconsin (WI), [1984-1985 and undated] series 4box 6folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- Wyoming (WY), [1985 and undated] series 4box 6folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- Theatre Preservation, Management Policy, [1980] series 4box 6folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- California (CA) -- Sonora, California Opera Hall Garage (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 1
Photographs and Negatives -- Colorado (CO) -- Leadville, Tabor Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 2
Photographs and Negatives -- Connecticut (CT) -- East Haddam, Goodspeed Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 3
Photographs and Negatives -- District of Columbia (DC) -- Ford's Theatre (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 4
Photographs and Negatives -- Florida (FL) -- Monticello, Perkins Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 5
Photographs and Negatives -- Georgia (GA) -- Columbus, Springer Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 6
Photographs and Negatives -- Illinois (IL) -- Chicago, Auditorium Theatre (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 7
Photographs and Negatives -- Michigan (MI) -- Alpina, Lyric Theatre (Oversize), [c. 1920s] series 4box 7folder 8
Photographs and Negatives -- Nevada (NV) -- Virginia City, Piper's Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 9
Photographs and Negatives -- North Carolina (NC) -- Wilmington, Thalian Hall (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 10
Photographs and Negatives -- Pennsylvania (PA) -- Lancaster, Fulton Opera House (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 11
Photographs and Negatives -- Pennsylvania (PA) -- Philadelphia, Academy of Music (Oversize), [undated] series 4box 7folder 12

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