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Joan Dillon papers

Abstract

Title:
Joan Dillon papers
Author/Creator:
Dillon, Joan
Collection number:
2004-82
Size:
10.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1993-1997
Inclusive dates:
1862-1998
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:

Joan Kent Dillon (b. 1925) is a nationally known historic preservation activist, having served on the Board of Directors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1980 to 1989 and the Smithsonian Institution from 1989 to the present. A long-time resident of Kansas City, Dillon began her involvement with historic theaters in 1974, when she purchased the Folly Theater in the city center. Over the next thirteen years she raised more than $5 million to renovate the former burlesque hall. Her activities with the Folly Theater led to her involvement with the League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT), on whose Board of Directors she served after 1978. Through her growing involvement with theaters, she met David Naylor, a photographer and author of two books on American movie theaters. Together they decided to pursue Dillon's longstanding idea of a book on nineteenth-century American theaters. In the period between 1994 and 1996, they traveled extensively, viewing, evaluating, and photographing theaters throughout the United States. The resulting book, American Theaters: Performance Halls of the Nineteenth Century, appeared in 1997. The papers focus exclusively on the research, preparation and publication of American Theaters: Performance Halls of the Nineteenth Century. The collection documents theaters included in the book, as well as theaters that were considered for inclusion but rejected. There are also a large number of photographs and slides of theaters documented in the files.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Joan Dillon papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1344
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

Joan Kent Dillon (b. 1925) is a nationally known historic preservation activist, having served on the Board of Directors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1980 to 1989 and the Smithsonian Institution from 1989 to the present. A 1947 graduate of Smith College, she also earned an M.A. in History from the University of Missouri in 1969. A long-time resident of Kansas City, Dillon began her involvement with historic theaters in 1974, when she purchased the Folly Theater in the city center. Over the next thirteen years she raised more than $5 million to renovate the former burlesque hall. Her activities with the Folly Theater led to her involvement with the League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT), on whose Board of Directors she served after 1978. Through her growing involvement with theaters, she met David Naylor, a photographer and author of two books on American movie theaters. Together they decided to pursue Dillon's longstanding idea of a book on nineteenth-century American theaters. With support from LHAT and other theater organizations, they obtained a publishing contract with the Preservation Press. In the period between 1994 and 1996, they traveled extensively, viewing, evaluating, and photographing theaters throughout the United States. The resulting book, American Theaters: Performance Halls of the Nineteenth Century, appeared in 1997. At the time of the donation of this collection, Dillon lived in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Joan Dillon span the years 1862 to1998 and focus exclusively on the research, preparation and publication of American Theaters: Performance Halls of the Nineteenth Century (New York: Preservation Press of John Wiley and Sons, 1997). The collection documents theaters included in the book, as well as theaters that were considered for inclusion but rejected. There are also a large number of photographs and slides of theaters documented in the files. Working files from the publication process are also part of the collection, including correspondence from Dillon to Naylor, grant applications, and lists and indexes of theaters being considered for inclusion in the book. The collection also contains materials documenting the publication of the book, including press releases and reviews.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Joan Dillon donated the collection to the University of Maryland Libraries in April 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Peter Curtis, October 2003

Processing note:

The collection was very well-organized when it was received. Reorganization was limited to removing photographs from the individual files on theaters and placing them into Series IV, Photographs. Separation sheets were placed in the relevant files to indicate these changes. Original boxes and folders, which were acidic, were replaced with acid-free containers. Acidic papers, such as newspaper articles, were photocopied on archival bond and replaced. Staples were removed; acid-free paper interfiled between photographs, and slides were placed into archival mylar sleeves.

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Theaters, 1877-1997 and undated (5 linear feet)

This series consists of materials gathered during research for the book American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century. Survey forms, flyers, leaflets, newspaper and periodical articles, correspondence, and photocopies of photographs of these theaters comprise these files. This series has been divided into two subseries.

Subseries 1.1: Included Theaters, 1885-1997 (3.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains one research file for every theater included in the book American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century. The bulk of the materials date from 1970 to 1995. Arrangement of included theaters is alphabetical by state, then alphabetical by city of location.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alabama -- Fort Payne -- Opera House (1890), 1970-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 1
Arizona -- Tombstone -- Birdcage Theater (1881) -- Scheiffelin Hall (1881), 1966-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 2
Arkansas -- Van Buren -- King Opera House (1891), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 3
California -- Columbia -- Fallon Theater (1886), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 4
California -- Monterey -- First Theater (1846), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 5
California -- Napa Valley -- Opera House (1880), 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 6
California -- National City -- Granger Hall (1898), 1978-1995series 1.1box 1folder 7
California -- Nevada City -- Nevada Theater (1865), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 8
California -- Pacific Grove -- Chautauqua Hall (1889), 1995series 1.1box 1folder 9
California -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theater (1849), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 10
California -- San Francisco -- Bayview Opera House (1888), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 11
California -- Sonora -- Opera House (1885), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 12
California -- Winters -- Opera House (1875), 1983 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 13
California -- Woodland -- Opera House (1896), 1991-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 14
Colorado -- Aspen -- Wheeler Opera House (1889), 1983-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 15
Colorado -- Boulder -- Chatauqua Auditorium (1898), 1992-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 16
Colorado -- Central City -- Opera House (1878), 1992-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 17
Colorado -- Denver -- Elitch Theater (1890), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 18
Colorado -- Denver -- Tivoli Brewery Theater (1882), 1992-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 19
Colorado -- Leadville -- Tabor Opera House (1879), 1988 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 20
Colorado -- Longmont -- Dickens Opera House (1881), 1987 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 21
Colorado -- Ouray -- Wrights Hall (1888), 1994-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 22
Colorado -- Pueblo -- one undated photocopy of image of an unknown theater, [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 23
Connecticut -- Chester -- Old Meeting House (1876), 1975-1985 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 24
Connecticut -- Deep River -- Town Hall (1892), 1979 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 25
Connecticut -- Derby -- Sterling Opera House (1889), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 26
Connecticut -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (1887), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 27
Connecticut -- East Windsor -- Broadbrook Opera House (1992), 1982 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 28
Connecticut -- Goshen -- Old Town Hall (1895), 1982-1995series 1.1box 1folder 29
Connecticut -- Manchester -- Cheney Hall (1867), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 30
Connecticut -- Norfolk -- Opera House (1883), 1982-1993series 1.1box 1folder 31
Connecticut -- Stafford -- Memorial Hall (1867), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 32
Connecticut -- Thomaston -- Opera House (1884), 1992-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 33
Delaware -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (1871), 1976-1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 34
District of Columbia -- Ford's Theater (1863), 1961-1985 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 35
Florida -- Monticello -- Opera House (1890), 1993-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 36
Georgia -- Brunswick -- Ritz Theater (1899), 1907, 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 37
Georgia -- Columbus -- Springer Opera House (1871), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 38
Georgia -- Macon -- Grand Opera House (1884), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 39
Illinois -- Chicago -- Auditorium Theater (1889), 1992-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 40
Illinois -- Chicago -- Fine Arts Building (1898), 1984series 1.1box 1folder 41
Illinois -- Ellisville -- Old Opera House (1891), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 42
Illinois -- Elsah -- Farley's Music Hall (1885), [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 43
Illinois -- Galena -- Turner Hall (1874), 1969 and [undated]series 1.1box 1folder 44
Illinois -- Princeton -- Apollo Theater (1883), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 1
Illinois -- Rushville -- Phoenix Opera House (1882), 1885 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 2
Illinois -- Sandwich -- Opera House (1875), 1979 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 3
Illinois -- Woodstock -- Operan House (1880), 1972-1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 4
Indiana -- Bristol -- Opera House (1897), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 5
Indiana -- Indianapolis -- Athaneum (1898), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 6
Indiana -- New Harmony -- Thrall's Opera House (1824), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 7
Indiana -- Remington -- Fountain Park Chautauqua (1898), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 8
Indiana -- Valparaiso -- Memorial Opera House (1893), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 9
Indiana -- Vevay -- Hoosier Theater (1837), 1986-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 10
Iowa -- Dubuque -- Grand Opera House (1890), 1988-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 11
Iowa -- Fonda -- Mullen Opera House (1884), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 12
Iowa -- Iowa Falls -- Metropolitan Theater (1899), 1991-1993series 1.1box 2folder 13
Iowa -- Jefferson -- Sierra Theater (1884), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 14
Iowa -- Pella -- Opera House (1900), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 15
Iowa -- What Cheer -- Opera House (1883), 1973-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 16
Kansas -- Abilene -- Plaza Theater (1879), 1977 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 17
Kansas -- Junction City -- Colonial Theater (1889, [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 18
Kansas -- McPherson -- Opera House (1889), 1993-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 19
Kansas -- Wamengo -- Columbian Theater (1895), 1992-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 20
Kansas -- Wilson -- Czech Opera House (1901), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 21
Kentucky -- Cythania -- Rohs Opera House (1865), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 22
Kentucky -- Lexington -- Opera House (1887), 1980 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 23
Kentucky -- Maysville -- Washington Opera House (1851), 1885-1985 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 24
Maine -- Belfast -- Opera House (1866), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 25
Maine -- Biddeford -- City Theater Opera House (1896), 1977-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 26
Maine -- Camden -- Opera House (1894), 1993series 1.1box 2folder 27
Maine -- Darmiscotta -- Lincoln Theater (1875), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 28
Maine -- Gardiner -- Johnson Opera House (1964), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 29
Maine -- Monmouth -- Cumston Hall (1900), 1992-1995 and [n.d]series 1.1box 2folder 30
Maine -- Ocean Park -- The Temple (1881), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 31
Maine -- Rockport -- Opera House (1881), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 32
Maine -- Saco -- Town Hall Auditorium (1856), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 33
Maryland -- Baltimore -- Lyric Theater (1894), 1985-1993series 1.1box 2folder 34
Massachusetts -- Barre -- Town Hall (1814), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 35
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts (1884), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 36
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Colonial Theater (1900), 1926-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 37
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Steinert Hall (1896), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 38
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Symphony Hall (1900), 1987-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 39
Massachusetts -- Brewster -- Town Hall (1881), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 40
Massachusetts -- Brimfield -- Town Hall (1879), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 41
Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Brattle Theater (1890), 1990 and [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 42
Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Hasty Pudding Theater (1888), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 43
Massachusetts -- Cohasset -- Town Hall (1857), [undated]series 1.1box 2folder 44
Massachusetts -- Hingham -- Loring Hall (1852), 1936 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 1
Massachusetts -- Hyde Park -- French's Opera House (1868), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 2
Massachusetts -- Marion -- Music Hall (1892), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 3
Massachusetts -- Methuen -- Memorial Music Hall (1909), 1994-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 4
Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- Dreamland, [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 5
Massachusetts -- New Salem -- Old Meetinghouse (1794), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 6
Massachusetts -- Northampton -- Academy of Music (1891), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 7
Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Town Hall (1886), 1943-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 8
Massachusetts -- Shelbourne Falls -- Memorial Hall (1897), 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 9
Massachusetts -- Sherborn -- Town House (1858), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 10
Massachusetts -- Siasconset -- Casino (1899), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 11
Massachusetts -- Stockbridge -- Berkshire Theater (1887), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 12
Massachusetts -- Taunton -- Star Theater (1875), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 13
Massachusetts -- Uxbridge -- Town Hall (1878), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 14
Massachusetts -- Wendell -- Town Hall (1845), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 15
Massachusetts -- Winchendon -- Town Hall (1847), 1978-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 16
Massachusetts -- Worchester -- Lathrop's Opera Hosue (1891), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 17
Massachusetts -- Worchester -- Mechanics Hall (1857), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 18
Massachusetts -- Worthington -- Sevenars Hall (1825), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 19
Michigan -- Adrian -- Croswell Opera House (1866), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 20
Michigan -- Calumet -- Calumet Theater (1900), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 21
Michigan -- Cheboygan -- Opera House (1877), 1984 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 22
Michigan -- Coldwater -- Tibbits Opera House (1882), 1982-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 23
Michigan -- Grand Ledge -- Opera House (1884), 1903-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 24
Michigan -- Stockbridge -- Town Hall (1893), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 25
Michigan -- Traverse City -- City Opera House (1892), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 26
Michigan -- Vermontville -- Opera House (1898), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 27
Minnesota -- Cokato -- Temperance Hall (1896), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 28
Minnesota -- Lake Benton -- Opera House (1896), 1993-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 29
Minnesota -- St. Paul -- Czech Hall (1887), 1990-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 30
Mississippi -- Meridian -- Grand Opera House (1890), 1890-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 31
Missouri -- Boonville -- Thespian Hall (1857), 1989-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 32
Missouri -- Greenfield -- Opera House (1888), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 33
Missouri -- Kansas City -- Folly Theater (1990), 1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 34
Montana -- Phillipsburg -- McDonald Opera House (1891), 1983 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 35
Nebraska -- David City -- Thorpe Opera House (1889), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 36
Nebraska -- Freemont -- Love-Larson Opera House (1888), 1992-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 37
Nebraska -- Red Cloud -- Opera House (1885), 1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 38
Nebraska -- Table Rock -- Opera House and Museum (1893), [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 39
Nevada -- Eureka -- Opera House (1880), 1982-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 40
Nevada -- Pionche -- Thompson's Opera House (1873), 1984 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 41
Nevada -- Virginia City -- Piper's Opera House (1885), 1936 and [undated]series 1.1box 3folder 42
New Hampshire -- Claremont -- Opera House (1897), 1978-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 1
New Hampshire -- Franklin -- Opera House (1892), 1992-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 2
New Hampshire -- Littleton -- Opera House (1895), 1973-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 3
New Hampshire -- Newport -- Opera House (1886), 1979 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 4
New Hampshire -- Plainfield -- Town Hall (1798), 1916-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 5
New Hampshire -- Portsmouth -- Music Hall (1878), 1992-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 6
New Hampshire -- Washington -- Town Hall Stage (1878), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 7
New Jersey -- Ocean Grove -- Great Auditorium (1894), 1979-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 8
New Mexico -- Socorro -- Garcia Opera House (1886), 1985-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 9
New York -- Brooklyn -- Prospect Hall (1892), 1987 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 10
New York -- Cambridge -- Hubbard Hall (1878), [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 11
New York -- Chatauqua -- Amphitheater (1893), 1992-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 12
New York -- Cohoes -- Music Hall (1874), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 13
New York -- Earlville -- Opera House (1892), 1992-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 14
New York -- Fredonia -- Opera House (1881), [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 15
New York -- Geneva -- Smith Opera House (1894), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 16
New York -- Hudson -- Opera House (1855), 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 17
New York -- Lancaster -- Opera House (1897), 1987-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 18
New York -- New York -- Carnegie Hall (1891), 1979-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 19
New York -- New York -- Victory Theater (1900), 1991-1995 and [undated] (2f)series 1.1box 4folder 20
New York -- New York -- Webster Hall (1886), [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 21
New York -- Poughkeepsie -- Barvadon Opera House (1869), 1992-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 22
New York -- Poughkeepsie -- Vassar Brother Institute (1883), 1883-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 4folder 23
New York -- Rhinebeck -- Starr Institute (1872), 1908-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 1
New York -- Riverhead -- Music Hall (1881), 1914-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 2
New York -- Round Lake -- Auditorium (1868), [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 3
New York -- Tarrytown -- Music Hall Theater (1885), 1988-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 4
New York -- Troy -- Savings Bank Music Hall (1875), 1987-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 5
North Carolina -- Kernersville -- Korner's Folly (1880), 1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 6
North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Thalian Hall (1858), 1990-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 7
North Dakota -- Lisbon -- Opera House (1889), 1979-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 8
Ohio -- Belleville -- Opera House (1878), [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 9
Ohio -- Cedarville -- Opera House (1888), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 10
Ohio -- Chillicothe -- Majestic Theater (1853), 1993 and [n.d]series 1.1box 5folder 11
Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Music Hall (1878), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 12
Ohio -- Columbus -- Southern Theater (1896), 1982-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 13
Ohio -- Dayton -- Victoria Theater (1866), 1972 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 14
Ohio -- Gallipolis -- Ariel Theater (1895), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 15
Ohio -- Genoa -- Genoa Civic Theater (1885), [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 16
Ohio -- Haysville -- Opera House (1886), 1968-1986 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 17
Ohio -- Lakeside -- South Auditorium (1884), 1995-1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 18
Ohio -- McConnelsville -- Opera House (1892), 1986-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 19
Ohio -- Middletown -- Sorg Opera House (1891), 1991-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 20
Ohio -- Mount Vernon -- Woodward Opera House (1853), 1975-1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 21
Ohio -- Nelsonville -- Stuarts Opera House (1879), 1903-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 22
Ohio -- Put-In-Bay -- Opera House (1887), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 23
Ohio -- Rising Sun -- Opera House (1901), 1994-1996series 1.1box 5folder 24
Ohio -- Salem -- Grand Theater (1900), 1986-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 25
Ohio -- Toledo -- Valentine Theater (1892), 1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 26
Pennsylvania -- Allentown -- Symphony Hall (1896), 1991-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 27
Pennsylvania -- Brookville -- Marlin's Opera House (1886), [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 28
Pennsylvania -- Jim Thorpe -- Mauch Chunk Opera House (1881), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 29
Pennsylvania -- Lancaster -- Fulton Opera House (1852), 1992-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 5folder 30
Pennsylvania -- Meadville -- Academy Theater (1885), 1991-1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 1
Pennsylvania -- Mount Gretna -- Chatauqua Playhouse (1892), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 2
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Academy of Music (1857), 1990 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 3
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Trocadero Theater (1870), 1916-1994series 1.1box 6folder 4
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Walnut Street Theater (1809), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 5
Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Carnegie Library Theaters (1895), 1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 6
Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Plaza Theater (1900), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 7
Pennsylvania -- Towanda -- Keystone Theater (1886), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 8
Pennsylvania -- Warren -- Library Theater (1883), 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 9
Rhode Island -- Newport -- Casino Theater 91880), 1970-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 10
South Carolina -- Bishopville -- Opera House (1890), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 11
South Carolina -- Charleston -- Dock Street Theater (1736), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 12
South Carolina -- Charleston -- McCrady's Tavern and Long Room (1778), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 13
South Carolina -- Marion -- Opera House (1892), 1983-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 14
South Carolina -- Newberry -- Opera House (1882), 1969-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 15
South Carolina -- Sumpter -- Opera House (1893), 1987 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 16
Tennessee -- Nashville -- Ryman Auditorium (1892), 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 17
Texas -- Bastrop -- Opera House (1890), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 18
Texas -- Columbus -- Stafford Opera House (1886), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 19
Texas -- Galveston -- Grand Opera House (1895), 1989-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 20
Texas -- Granbury -- Opera House (1886), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 21
Texas -- Henderson -- Opera House (1865), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 22
Texas -- Uvalde -- Grand Opera House (1891), 1991 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 23
Utah -- St. George -- Social Hall (1864), 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 24
Vermont -- Barre -- Opera House (1899), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 25
Vermont -- Bristol -- Holley Hall (1884), 1995series 1.1box 6folder 26
Vermont -- Derby Line -- Opera House (1901), 1995-1996 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 27
Vermont -- Enosburg -- Opera House (1892), 1985-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 28
Vermont -- Hardwick -- Town Hall (1850), 1960-1993 and [n.d]series 1.1box 6folder 29
Vermont -- Londonberry -- Town Hall (1860), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 30
Vermont -- Pawlet -- Town Hall (1861), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 31
Vermont -- Vergennes -- Opera House (1897), 1997 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 32
Vermont -- White River Junction -- Briggs Opera House (1890), 1909-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 33
Virginia -- Abington -- Barter Theater (1835), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 34
Virginia -- Pocahontas -- Opera House (1895), [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 35
Wisconsin -- Argyle -- Star Theater (1878), 1980 and [undated]series 1.1box 6folder 36
Wisconsin -- Columbus -- City Hall Auditorium (1892), 1900-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 1
Wisconsin -- Fifield -- Old Town Hall Museum (1894), 1976-1993 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 2
Wisconsin -- Hazel Green -- Town Hall and Opera House (1891), [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 3
Wisconsin -- Menominee -- Mabel Tainter Memorial Ttheater (1890), 1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 4
Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Pabst Theater (1895), 1987-1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 5
Wisconsin -- Oshkosh -- Grand Opera House (1883), 1986-1992 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 6
Wisconsin -- Stoughton -- City Hall (1901), 1995 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 7
Wyoming -- Laramie -- Atlas Theater (1882), 1972 and [undated]series 1.1box 7folder 8

Subseries 1.2: Theaters Not Included, 1901-1997 (1.25 linear feet)

This subseries includes research files for theaters researched, but not included, in the book American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century. Arrangement is alphabetical by state, with Canada and general files at the end of the series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alabama, 1976-1995series 1.2box 1folder 1
Alaska, 1993series 1.2box 1folder 2
Arizona, 1982-1992 and [undated]series 1.2box 1folder 3
California, 1992-1996 and [n.d]series 1.2box 1folder 4
Colorado, 1974-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 1folder 5
Colorado -- Ft. Collins -- Opera Galleria (1881), 1881-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 1folder 6
Connecticut, 1927-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 1folder 7
Delaware, 1968-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 1
District of Columbia, 1991-1993series 1.2box 2folder 2
Florida, 1989-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 3
Georgia, 1990-1997 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 4
Hawaii, [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 5
Idaho, 1949-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 6
Illinois, 1974-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 7
Illinois, 1974-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 8
Indiana, 1977-1993series 1.2box 2folder 9
Indiana -- Columbus -- Crump Theater (1901), 1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 10
Indiana -- Marion -- Stinson Memorial Theater (1891), 1991-1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 11
Iowa, 1883-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 12
Iowa -- Dayton -- Opera House (1901), 1901-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 13
Kansas, 1903-1998 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 14
Kansas, 1903-1998 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 15
Kentucky, 1973-1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 16
Louisiana, [undated]series 1.2box 2folder 17
Maine, 1993-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 1
Maryland, 1903-1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 2
Massachusetts, 1975-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 3
Massachusetts -- Boston, 1973-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 4
Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Sanders Theater (1876), 1994-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 5
Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- Sutro House (1892), [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 6
Massachusetts -- Sandwich -- Town Hall (1834), [n.d].]series 1.2box 3folder 7
Michigan, 1988-1997 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 8
Minnesota, 1993-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 9
Mississippi, 1994series 1.2box 3folder 10
Missouri, 1982-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 11
Nebraska, [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 12
New Hampshire, 1981-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 13
New Jersey, 1989-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 14
New Mexico, 1994-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 15
New York, 1977-1998 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 16
New York -- Seneca Falls -- Johnson Opera House (1843), 1991-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 3folder 17
North Carolina, 1971-1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 1
North Dakota, 1976-1992 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 2
Ohio, 1974-1997 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 3
Oklahoma, [n.d]series 1.2box 4folder 4
Oregon, 1900-1997 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 5
Pennsylvania, 1985-1005 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 6
Rhode Island, 1992 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 7
South Dakota, 1993-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 8
Tennessee, 1986-1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 9
Texas, 1975-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 10
Utah, [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 11
Vermont, 1993 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 12
Virginia, 1994series 1.2box 4folder 13
Washington, 1944-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 14
West Virginia, 1993-1994series 1.2box 4folder 15
Wisconsin, 1877-1994 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 16
Wyoming, 1993series 1.2box 4folder 17
Canada and others, 1992-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 18
Other theaters, 1995-1996 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 19
Old main lists, 1978-1995 and [undated]series 1.2box 4folder 20

Series 2: Working Files, 1960-2002 (1.25 linear feet)

This series consists of materials related to the preparation, publication, and response to the book American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century. Included is an outline of the book and drafts of the entire manuscript, the backstage chapter, and several of the theater lists. Research materials used in preparing the backstage chapter are also part of this series; they include photocopies of articles and book chapters on stage equipment, lighting, and other related topics. Correspondence between Dillon and theater owners, operators, and supporters, as well as with her co-author, David Naylor, comprise another portion of the series. Grant proposals developed in an effort to fund the book's publication are also included, as is correspondence with the Preservation Press, the book's eventual publisher. Considerable material dating from after the book's publication, including press releases, book reviews, correspondence, records of author appearances, and related articles is also found in this series. Directories and other publications of the League of Historic American Theaters are also included.

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Backstage chapter draft, 1995-1996 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 1
Correspondence with David Naylor, 1985-1997 and [undated] (3f) series 2box 1folder 2
Correspondence with David Naylor, 1985-1997 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 3
Correspondence with David Naylor, 1985-1997 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 4
Draft of text, 1996 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 5
Equipment, lighting, backstage, 1960-1995 and [undated] (2f) series 2box 1folder 6
Equipment, lighting, backstage, 1960-1995 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 7
Extra covers, [undated] series 2box 1folder 8
Foreign theaters, 1989-1998 series 2box 1folder 9
Grant proposals, 1992-1996 and [undated] series 2box 1folder 10
League of Historic American Theaters, 1971-1983 and [undated] (2f) series 2box 2folder 1
League of Historic American Theaters, 1971-1983 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 2
Letters, 1983-1998 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 3
LHAT [League of Historic American Theaters] history and records, 1977-2001 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 4
Lost theaters, 1977-2002 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1985-1996 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 6
Outline, 1995 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 7
Post-1900 theaters, [undated] series 2box 2folder 8
Post-publication articles, reviews, etc., 1981-2001 and [undated] (2f) series 2box 2folder 9
Post-publication articles, reviews, etc., 1981-2001 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 10
Preservation Press, 1994-1997 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 11
Releases, 1985-1996 and [undated] series 2box 2folder 12
State address book, [undated] series 2box 2folder 13
State lists, 1970-1998 and [undated] (3f) series 2box 3folder 1
Theater state lists, 1993 and [undated] series 2box 3folder 4

Series 3: Indexes, 1995-1997 (1.0 linear feet)

This series is comprised of three card file indexes compiled during the writing of the book American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century. Included is one set of informational cards returned to the authors by theater owners, filed alphabetically by theater name, and two sets of cards relating to theaters arranged by state. Also included is a bibliographic card file on secondary works concerning theaters and theater history, arranged alphabetically by author. An additional card file gives information on theaters not selected for inclusion in the book; it is arranged by state, then locality and theater name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Theater file by name, [1995-1997] series 3box 1folder 1
Theater files by state, [1995-1997] series 3box 1folder 2
File of theater books, [1995-1997] series 3box 1folder 3
Theaters gone, vacant, other uses or too new, by state, [1995-1997] series 3box 2folder 1

Series 4: Photographs, 1862-1996 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

The photographs in this series are divided into two groups, images documenting theaters that were selected for inclusion in the book and for those images not included. The former are arranged alphabetically by state, then subdivided by locality and theater name; the latter are arranged alphabetically by state. At the end of the series is one file of photographs that was separated from materials in Series II, Working Papers, and one file of negatives. The authors took most of the photographs in this series between 1993 and 1996. David Naylor's photographs are high quality, 8" x 10" black and white images, many of which were used in the book. The largest single group of photographs contains color snapshots (3" x 5" or 4" x 6") taken during site visits to many of the theaters. Correspondence suggests that Dillon took most of these. Also included are some early images of the theaters obtained from other sources, as well as contemporary photographs obtained from theater owners or managers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Included Theaters -- Alabama -- Fort Payne -- Opera House (1890), [undated] series 4box 1folder 1
Included Theaters -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Birdcage Theater (1881) -- Scheiffelon Hall (1881), 1993 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 2
Included Theaters -- Arkansas -- Van Buren -- King Opera House (1891), [undated] series 4box 1folder 3
Included Theaters -- California -- Columbia -- Fallon Theater (1886), [undated] series 4box 1folder 4
Included Theaters -- California -- Monterey -- First Theater (1846), [undated] series 4box 1folder 5
Included Theaters -- California -- Napa Valley -- Opera House (1880), [undated] series 4box 1folder 6
Included Theaters -- California -- National City -- Granger Hall (1898), [undated] series 4box 1folder 7
Included Theaters -- California -- Pacific Grove -- Chautauqua Hall (1889), [undated] series 4box 1folder 8
Included Theaters -- California -- Sacramento -- Eagle Theater (1849), [undated] series 4box 1folder 9
Included Theaters -- California -- Sonora -- Opera House (1885), [undated] series 4box 1folder 10
Included Theaters -- California -- Winters -- Opera House (1875), [undated] series 4box 1folder 11
Included Theaters -- California -- Woodland -- Opera House (1896), [undated] series 4box 1folder 12
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Aspen -- Wheeler Opera House (1889), [undated] series 4box 1folder 13
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Boulder -- Chautauqua Auditorium (1898), 1995 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 14
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Central City -- Opera House (1878), [undated] series 4box 1folder 15
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Denver -- Elitch Theater (1890), [undated] series 4box 1folder 16
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Denver -- Tivoli Brewery Theater (1882), [undated] series 4box 1folder 17
Included Theaters -- Colorado -- Ouray -- Wrights Hall (1888), [undated] series 4box 1folder 18
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- Chester -- Old Meeting House (1876), [undated] series 4box 1folder 19
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- Chester -- Sterling Opera House (1889), [undated] series 4box 1folder 20
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- East Haddam -- Goodspeed Opera House (1887), 1990 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 21
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- East Windsor -- Broadbook Opera House (1892), [undated] series 4box 1folder 22
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- Manchester -- Cheney Hall (1867), [undated] series 4box 1folder 23
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- Stafford -- Memorial Hall (1867), [undated] series 4box 1folder 24
Included Theaters -- Connecticut -- Thomaston -- Opera House (1884), [undated] series 4box 1folder 25
Included Theaters -- Delaware -- Wilmington -- Grand Opera House (1871), [undated] series 4box 1folder 26
Included Theaters -- District of Columbia -- Ford's Theater (1863), [undated] series 4box 1folder 27
Included Theaters -- Florida -- Monticello -- Opera House (1890), [undated] series 4box 1folder 28
Included Theaters -- Georgia -- Brunswick -- Ritz Theater (1899), [undated] series 4box 1folder 29
Included Theaters -- Georgia -- Columbus -- Springer Opera House (1871), [undated] series 4box 1folder 30
Included Theaters -- Georgia -- Macon -- Grand Opera House (1884), [undated] series 4box 1folder 31
Included Theaters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Auditorium Theater (1889), [undated] series 4box 1folder 32
Included Theaters -- Illinois -- Galena -- Turner Hall (1874), [undated] series 4box 1folder 33
Included Theaters -- Illinois -- Woodstock -- Opera House (1890), [undated] series 4box 1folder 34
Included Theaters -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- Athenaeum (1898), [undated] series 4box 1folder 35
Included Theaters -- Indiana -- New Harmony -- Thrall's Opera House (1824), [undated] series 4box 1folder 36
Included Theaters -- Indiana -- Valpariso -- Memorial Opera House (1893), [undated] series 4box 1folder 37
Included Theaters -- Iowa -- Fonda -- Mullen Opera House (1884), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 38
Included Theaters -- Iowa -- Iowa Falls -- Metropolitan Theater (1899), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 39
Included Theaters -- Iowa -- Jefferson -- Sierra Theater (1884), 1994 series 4box 1folder 40
Included Theaters -- Iowa -- Pella -- Opera Hosue (1900), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 41
Included Theaters -- Iowa -- What Cheer -- Opera House (1883), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 1folder 42
Included Theaters -- Kansas -- Abilene -- Plaza Theater (1879), [undated] series 4box 1folder 43
Included Theaters -- Kansas -- McPherson -- Opera House (1889), [undated] series 4box 1folder 44
Included Theaters -- Kansas -- Wamengo -- Columbian Theater (1895), [undated] series 4box 1folder 45
Included Theaters -- Kansas -- Wilson -- Czech Opera House (1901), [undated] series 4box 2folder 1
Included Theaters -- Kentucky -- Maysville -- Washington Opera House (1851), [undated] series 4box 2folder 2
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Belfast -- Opera House (1866), [undated] series 4box 2folder 3
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Biddeford -- City Theater Opera House (1896), [undated] series 4box 2folder 4
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Camden -- Opera House (1894), 1993 series 4box 2folder 5
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Darmiscotta -- Lincoln Theater (1875), [undated] series 4box 2folder 6
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Gardiner -- Johnson Opera House (1964), [undated] series 4box 2folder 7
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Monmouth -- Cumston Hall (1900), [undated] series 4box 2folder 8
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Ocean Park -- The Temple (1881), 1993 and [undated] series 4box 2folder 9
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Rockport -- Opera House (1881), 1993 and [undated] series 4box 2folder 10
Included Theaters -- Maine -- Saco -- Town Hall Auditorium (1856), [n.d] series 4box 2folder 11
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Barre -- Town Hall (1814), 1995 series 4box 2folder 12
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Colonial Theater (1900), [undated] series 4box 2folder 13
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Steinert Hall (1896), [undated] series 4box 2folder 14
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Symphony Hall (1900), [undated] series 4box 2folder 15
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Brewster -- Town Hall (1881), [undated] series 4box 2folder 16
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Brimfield -- Town Hall (1879), [undated] series 4box 2folder 17
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Hasty Pudding Theater (1888), [undated] series 4box 2folder 18
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Cohassett -- Town Hall (1857), [undated] series 4box 2folder 19
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Hingham -- Loring Hall (1852), [undated] series 4box 2folder 20
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Hyde Park -- French's Opera House (1868), [undated] series 4box 2folder 21
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Marion -- Music Hall (1892), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 2folder 22
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Methuen -- Memorial Music Hall (1909), [undated] series 4box 2folder 23
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- Dreamland (1843?), 1995 series 4box 2folder 24
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Northampton -- Academy of Music (1891), [undated] series 4box 2folder 25
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Town Hall (1886), [undated] series 4box 2folder 26
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Shelbourne Falls -- Memorial Hall (1897), [undated] series 4box 2folder 27
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Sherborn -- Town House (1858), [undated] series 4box 2folder 28
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Siasconset -- Casino (1899), 1995 series 4box 2folder 29
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge -- Berkshire Theater (1887), [undated] series 4box 2folder 30
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Taunton -- Star Theater (1875), [undated] series 4box 2folder 31
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Uxbridge -- Town Hall (1878), [undated] series 4box 2folder 32
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Wendell -- Town Hall (1845), [undated] series 4box 2folder 33
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Winchendon -- Town Hall (1847), [undated] series 4box 2folder 34
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Worchester -- Lathrop's Opera House (1891), [undated] series 4box 2folder 35
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Worchester -- Mechanics Hall (1857), [undated] series 4box 2folder 36
Included Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Worthington -- Sevenars Hall (1825), [undated] series 4box 2folder 37
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Adrian -- Croswell Opera House (1866), [undated] series 4box 2folder 38
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Calumet -- Calumet Theater (1900), [undated] series 4box 2folder 39
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Cheboygan -- Opera House (1877), [undated] series 4box 2folder 40
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Coldwater -- Tibbits Opera House (1882), [undated] series 4box 2folder 41
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Stockbridge -- Town Hall (1893), 1992-1994 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 1
Included Theaters -- Michigan -- Traverse City -- City Opera House (1892), [undated] series 4box 3folder 2
Included Theaters -- Mississippi -- Meridian -- Grand Opera House (1890), [undated] series 4box 3folder 3
Included Theaters -- Missouri -- Boonville -- Thespian Hall (1857), [undated] series 4box 3folder 4
Included Theaters -- Missouri -- Greenfield -- Opera House (1888), [undated] series 4box 3folder 5
Included Theaters -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Folly Theater (1890), 1975-1976 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 6
Included Theaters -- Nevada -- Eureka -- Opera House (1880), 1994 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 7
Included Theaters -- Nevada -- Pioche -- Thompson's Opera House (1873), [undated] series 4box 3folder 8
Included Theaters -- Nevada -- Virginia City -- Piper's Opera House (1885), [undated] series 4box 3folder 9
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Claremont -- Opera House (1897), [undated] series 4box 3folder 10
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Littleton -- Opera House (1895), [undated] series 4box 3folder 11
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Newport -- Opera House (1886), [undated] series 4box 3folder 12
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Plainfield -- Town Hall (1798), 1992 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 13
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth -- Music Hall (1878), [undated] series 4box 3folder 14
Included Theaters -- New Hampshire -- Washington -- Town Hall Stage (1878), [undated] series 4box 3folder 15
Included Theaters -- New Jersey -- Ocean Grove -- Great Auditorium (1894), [undated] series 4box 3folder 16
Included Theaters -- New Mexico -- Socorro -- Garcia Opera House (1886), [undated] series 4box 3folder 17
Included Theaters -- New York -- Cambridge -- Hubbard Hall (1878), [undated] series 4box 3folder 18
Included Theaters -- New York -- Chatauqua -- Amphitheater (1893), [undated] series 4box 3folder 19
Included Theaters -- New York -- Cohoes -- Music Hall (1874), [undated] series 4box 3folder 20
Included Theaters -- New York -- Earlville -- Opera House (1892), [undated] series 4box 3folder 21
Included Theaters -- New York -- Fredonia -- Opera House (1881), [undated] series 4box 3folder 22
Included Theaters -- New York -- Geneva -- Smith Opera House (1894), [undated] series 4box 3folder 23
Included Theaters -- New York -- New York -- Carnegie Hall (1891), [undated] series 4box 3folder 24
Included Theaters -- New York -- New York -- Victory Theater (1900), [undated] series 4box 3folder 25
Included Theaters -- New York -- Poughkeepsie -- Barvadon Opera House (1869), [undated] series 4box 3folder 26
Included Theaters -- New York -- Poughkeepsie -- Vassar Brother Institute (1883), [undated] series 4box 3folder 27
Included Theaters -- New York -- Rhinebeck -- Starr Institute (1872), [undated] series 4box 3folder 28
Included Theaters -- New York -- Troy -- Savings Bank Music Hall (1875), [undated] series 4box 3folder 29
Included Theaters -- North Carolina -- Kernersville -- Korner's Folly (1880), [undated] series 4box 3folder 30
Included Theaters -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Thalian Hall (1858), [undated] series 4box 3folder 31
Included Theaters -- North Dakota -- Lisbon -- Opera House (1889), [undated] series 4box 3folder 32
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Belleville -- Opera House (1878), [undated] series 4box 3folder 33
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Cedarville -- Opera House (1888), 1995 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 34
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Chillicothe -- Majestic Theater (1853), 1993 and [undated] series 4box 3folder 35
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Music Hall (1878), 1953-1954 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 1
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Columbus -- Southern Theater (1896), [undated] series 4box 4folder 2
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Dayton -- Victoria Theater (1866), [undated] series 4box 4folder 3
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Genoa -- Genoa Civic Theater (1885), [undated] series 4box 4folder 4
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Middletown -- Sorg Opera House (1891), [undated] series 4box 4folder 5
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Mount Vernon -- Woodward Opera House (1853), 1975-1992 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 6
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Nelsonville -- Stuarts Opera House (1879), 1905-1982 series 4box 4folder 7
Included Theaters -- Ohio -- Rising Sun -- Opera House (1901), [undated] series 4box 4folder 8
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Allentown -- Symphony Hall (1896), [undated] series 4box 4folder 9
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Jim Thorpe -- Mauch Chunk Opera House (1881), [undated] series 4box 4folder 10
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster -- Fulton Opera House (1852), 1862 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 11
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Meadville -- Academy Theater (1885), [undated] series 4box 4folder 12
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Mount Gretna -- Chatauqua Playhouse (1892), [undated] series 4box 4folder 13
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Academy of Music (1857), [undated] series 4box 4folder 14
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Walnut Street Theater (1809), [undated] series 4box 4folder 15
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Carnegie Library Theaters (1895), [undated] series 4box 4folder 16
Included Theaters -- Pennsylvania -- Warren -- Library Theater (1883), 1993-1994 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 17
Included Theaters -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Casino Theater (1880), [undated] series 4box 4folder 18
Included Theaters -- South Carolina -- Bishopville -- Opera House (1890), [undated] series 4box 4folder 19
Included Theaters -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Dock Street Theater (1736), [undated] series 4box 4folder 20
Included Theaters -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- McCrady's Tavern and Long Room (1778), [undated] series 4box 4folder 21
Included Theaters -- South Carolina -- Newberry -- Opera House (1882), [undated] series 4box 4folder 22
Included Theaters -- South Carolina -- Sumpter -- Opera House (1893), [undated] series 4box 4folder 23
Included Theaters -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Ryman Auditorium (1892), [undated] series 4box 4folder 24
Included Theaters -- Texas -- Columbus -- Stafford Opera House (1886), [undated] series 4box 4folder 25
Included Theaters -- Texas -- Galveston -- Grand Opera House (1895), [undated] series 4box 4folder 26
Included Theaters -- Texas -- Uvalde -- Grand Opera House (1891), [undated] series 4box 4folder 27
Included Theaters -- Utah -- St. George -- Social Hall (1864), [undated] series 4box 4folder 28
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Barre -- Opera House (1899), [undated] series 4box 4folder 29
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Bristol -- Holley Hall (1884), [undated] series 4box 4folder 30
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Derby Line -- Opera House (1901), 1993 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 31
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Enosburg -- Opera House (1892), 1992 and [undated] series 4box 4folder 32
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Hardwick -- Town Hall (1850), [undated] series 4box 4folder 33
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Londonberry -- Town Hall (1860), [undated] series 4box 4folder 34
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Pawlet -- Town Hall (1861), [undated] series 4box 4folder 35
Included Theaters -- Vermont -- Vergennes -- Opera House (1895), [undated] series 4box 4folder 36
Included Theaters -- Virginia -- Abington -- Barter Theater (1835), [undated] series 4box 4folder 37
Included Theaters -- Virginia -- Pocahontas -- Opera House (1895), [undated] series 4box 4folder 38
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Argyle -- Star Theater (1878), [undated] series 4box 4folder 39
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Fifield -- Old Town Hall Museum (1894), [undated] series 4box 4folder 40
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Hazel Green -- Town Hall and Opera House (1891), [undated] series 4box 4folder 41
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Menominee -- Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater (1890), [undated] series 4box 4folder 42
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Pabst Theater (1895), [undated] series 4box 4folder 43
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Oshkosh -- Grand Opera House (1883), [undated] series 4box 4folder 44
Included Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Stoughton -- City Hall (1901), [undated] series 4box 4folder 45
Working files, [undated] series 4box 4folder 46
Negatives, [undated] series 4box 4folder 47
Rejected Theaters -- Arizona, 1993 series 4box 5folder 1
Rejected Theaters -- Georgia, [undated] series 4box 5folder 2
Rejected Theaters -- Illinois, [undated] series 4box 5folder 3
Rejected Theaters -- Iowa, 1994 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 4
Rejected Theaters -- Iowa -- Dayton -- Opera House (1901), 1994 series 4box 5folder 5
Rejected Theaters -- Kansas, 1994 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 6
Rejected Theaters -- Maine, [undated] series 4box 5folder 7
Rejected Theaters -- Maryland, 1903-1993 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 8
Rejected Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- Sutro House (1892), 1995 series 4box 5folder 9
Rejected Theaters -- Massachusetts -- Sandwich -- Town Hall (1834), 1995 series 4box 5folder 10
Rejected Theaters -- Michigan, [undated] series 4box 5folder 11
Rejected Theaters -- Minnesota, [undated] series 4box 5folder 12
Rejected Theaters -- Nebraska, [undated] series 4box 5folder 13
Rejected Theaters -- New Hampshire, 1981-1995 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 14
Rejected Theaters -- New Jersey, 1989-1994 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 15
Rejected Theaters -- New Mexico, [undated] series 4box 5folder 16
Rejected Theaters -- New York, [undated] series 4box 5folder 17
Rejected Theaters -- New York -- Seneca Falls -- Johnson Opera House (1843), [undated] series 4box 5folder 18
Rejected Theaters -- North Dakota, [undated] series 4box 5folder 19
Rejected Theaters -- Oregon, [undated] series 4box 5folder 20
Rejected Theaters -- Pennsylvania, 1990 and [undated] series 4box 5folder 21
Rejected Theaters -- Rhode Island, [undated] series 4box 5folder 22
Rejected Theaters -- Vermont, 1995 series 4box 5folder 23
Rejected Theaters -- Washington, [undated] series 4box 5folder 24
Rejected Theaters -- Other theaters, [undated] series 4box 5folder 25

Series 5: Slides, 1995 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This series consists of almost 1,000 color slides of many of the same theaters depicted in the photographs in Series IV. From the correspondence, it appears that the authors took most of these during their visits to these theaters in the early to mid-1990s. The slides are filed in two albums in their original order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 1
Columbia (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 1item 6
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 2
Nevada City (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 2item 6
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 3
Sacramento (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 3item 6
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 4
San Diego (18), [undated] series 5box 1folder 4item 8
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 5
Sonora (5), [undated] series 5box 1folder 5item 6
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 6
Winters (8), [undated] series 5box 1folder 6item 6
California, [undated] series 5box 1folder 7
Woodland (20), [undated] series 5box 1folder 7item 7
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 1folder 8
East Haddam (15), [undated] series 5box 1folder 8item 21
Delaware, [undated] series 5box 1folder 9
Wilmington (15), [undated] series 5box 1folder 9item 12
Florida, [undated] series 5box 1folder 10
Monticello (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 10item 29
Georgia, [undated] series 5box 1folder 11
Brunswick (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 11item 29
Illinois, [undated] series 5box 1folder 12
Chicago (12), [undated] series 5box 1folder 12item 9
Iowa, [undated] series 5box 1folder 13
What Cheer (8), [undated] series 5box 1folder 13item 1
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 14
Abilene (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 14item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 15
Augusta (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 15item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 16
Emporia (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 16item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 17
Hutchinson (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 17item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 18
Independence (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 18item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 19
Junction City (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 19item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 20
Junction City (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 20item 24
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 21
Manhattan (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 21item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 22
McPherson (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 22item 24
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 23
Salina (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 23item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 24
Strong City (3), [undated] series 5box 1folder 24item 24
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 25
Wamego (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 25item 23
Kansas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 26
Wilson (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 26item 23
Kentucky, [undated] series 5box 1folder 27
Cynthiana (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 27item 1
Kentucky, [undated] series 5box 1folder 28
Lexington (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 28item 1
Kentucy, [undated] series 5box 1folder 29
Maysville (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 29item 1
Maine, [undated] series 5box 1folder 30
Biddeford (19), [undated] series 5box 1folder 30item 5
Maine, [undated] series 5box 1folder 31
Hayford (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 31item 2
Maine, [undated] series 5box 1folder 32
Monmouth (11), [undated] series 5box 1folder 32item 16
Maine, [undated] series 5box 1folder 33
Rockport (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 33item 2
Maine, [undated] series 5box 1folder 34
Saco (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 34item 2
Maryland, [undated] series 5box 1folder 35
Baltimore (21), [undated] series 5box 1folder 35item 25
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 36
Boston (6), [undated] series 5box 1folder 36item 28
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 37
Brewster (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 37item 2
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 38
Cambridge (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 38item 28
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 39
Lenox (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 39item 28
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 40
Methuen (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 40item 2
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 41
North Hampton (15), [undated] series 5box 1folder 41item 11
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 42
Provincetown (5), [undated] series 5box 1folder 42item 2
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 43
Siasconet (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 43item 28
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 1folder 44
Worchester (13), [undated] series 5box 1folder 44item 14
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 1folder 45
Calumet (10), [undated] series 5box 1folder 45item 27
Mississippi, [undated] series 5box 1folder 46
Meridian (16), [undated] series 5box 1folder 46item 19
Missouri, [undated] series 5box 1folder 47
Boonville (3), [undated] series 5box 1folder 47item 24
Missouri, [undated] series 5box 1folder 48
Kansas City (20), [undated] series 5box 1folder 48item 22
Missouri, [undated] series 5box 1folder 49
Kansas City (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 49item 24
Missouri, [undated] series 5box 1folder 50
Richmond (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 50item 24
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 1folder 51
Plainfield (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 51item 4
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 1folder 52
Portsmouth (14), [undated] series 5box 1folder 52item 4
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 1folder 53
Unidentified (2), [undated] series 5box 1folder 53item 4
North Carolina, [undated] series 5box 1folder 54
Wilmington (14), [undated] series 5box 1folder 54item 3
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 1folder 55
Allentown (16), [undated] series 5box 1folder 55item 18
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 1folder 56
Philadelphia (16), [undated] series 5box 1folder 56item 13
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 1folder 57
Warren (14), [undated] series 5box 1folder 57item 20
Texas, [undated] series 5box 1folder 58
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 1folder 59
Derby Line (16), [undated] series 5box 1folder 59item 17
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 60
Argyle (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 60item 26
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 61
Columbus (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 61item 27
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 62
Hazel Green (1), [undated] series 5box 1folder 62item 27
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 63
Menominee (12), [undated] series 5box 1folder 63item 15
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 64
Oshkosh (11), [undated] series 5box 1folder 64item 26
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 1folder 65
Stoughton (4), [undated] series 5box 1folder 65item 27
Arizona, [undated] series 5box 2folder 1
Tombstone (20), [undated] series 5box 2folder 1item 36
California, [undated] series 5box 2folder 2
San Francisco (15), [undated] series 5box 2folder 2item 57
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 3
Aspen (13), [undated] series 5box 2folder 3item 44
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 4
Boulder (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 4item 42
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 5
Central City (9), [undated] series 5box 2folder 5item 42
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 6
Denver (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 6item 42
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 7
Fort Collins (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 7item 43
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 8
Leadville (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 8item 43
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 9
Longmont (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 9item 43
Colorado, [undated] series 5box 2folder 10
Ouray (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 10item 43
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 11
Broadbook (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 11item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 12
Canaan (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 12item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 13
Chester (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 13item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 14
Goshen (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 14item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 15
Manchester (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 15item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 16
Stafford (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 16item 53
Connecticut, [undated] series 5box 2folder 17
Thomaston (18), [undated] series 5box 2folder 17item 33
Georgia, [undated] series 5box 2folder 18
Columbus (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 18item 54
Georgia, [undated] series 5box 2folder 19
Macon (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 19item 29
Illinois, [undated] series 5box 2folder 20
Galena (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 20item 50
Indiana, [undated] series 5box 2folder 21
Bristol (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 21item 50
Indiana, [undated] series 5box 2folder 22
Indianapolis (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 22item 50
Indiana, [undated] series 5box 2folder 23
New Harmony (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 23item 35
Indiana, [undated] series 5box 2folder 24
Valparaiso (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 24item 50
Iowa, [undated] series 5box 2folder 25
Pella (12), [undated] series 5box 2folder 25item 40
Maine, [undated] series 5box 2folder 26
Camden (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 26item 47
Maine, [undated] series 5box 2folder 27
Darmiscotta (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 27item 47
Maine, [undated] series 5box 2folder 28
Ocean Park (15), [undated] series 5box 2folder 28item 45
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 29
Boston (18), [undated] series 5box 2folder 29item 55
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 30
Brimfield (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 30item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 31
Cohasset (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 31item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 32
Hingham (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 32item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 33
Marion (5), [undated] series 5box 2folder 33item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 34
Shelburne Falls (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 34item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 35
Stockbridge (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 35item 48
Massachusetts, [undated] series 5box 2folder 36
Winchendon (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 36item 48
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 2folder 37
Adrian (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 37item 41
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 2folder 38
Coldwater (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 38item 41
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 2folder 39
Grand Lodge (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 39item 41
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 2folder 40
Stockbridge (7), [undated] series 5box 2folder 40item 41
Michigan, [undated] series 5box 2folder 41
Wermontville (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 41item 41
Minnesota, [undated] series 5box 2folder 42
St. Paul (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 42item 50
Nebraska, [undated] series 5box 2folder 43
Red Cloud (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 43item 43
Nevada, [undated] series 5box 2folder 44
Eureka (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 44item 37
Nevada, [undated] series 5box 2folder 45
Pioche (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 45item 37
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 2folder 46
Clarement (9), [undated] series 5box 2folder 46item 46
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 2folder 47
Franklin (7), [undated] series 5box 2folder 47item 47
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 2folder 48
Littleton (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 48item 47
New Hampshire, [undated] series 5box 2folder 49
Washington (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 49item 46
New Jersey, [undated] series 5box 2folder 50
Ocean Grove (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 50item 34
New Jersey, [undated] series 5box 2folder 51
Ritz (?) (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 51item 34
New Mexico, [undated] series 5box 2folder 52
Soccoro (11), [undated] series 5box 2folder 52item 38
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 53
Cambridge (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 53item 51
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 54
Chatauqua (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 54item 32
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 55
Cohoes (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 55item 51
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 56
Earlville (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 56item 49
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 57
Fredonia (5), [undated] series 5box 2folder 57item 32
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 58
Lancaster (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 58item 32
Galveston (18), [undated] series 5box 2folder 58item 10
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 59
New York (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 59item 34
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 60
Poughkeepsie (7), [undated] series 5box 2folder 60item 51
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 61
Rhinebeck (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 61item 51
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 62
Tarrytown (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 62item 34
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 63
Troy (9), [undated] series 5box 2folder 63item 49
New York, [undated] series 5box 2folder 64
Westfield (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 64item 32
North Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 65
Kernersville (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 65item 54
Ohio, [undated] series 5box 2folder 66
Chillicothe (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 66item 56
Ohio, [undated] series 5box 2folder 67
Cincinnati (56), [undated] series 5box 2folder 67item 56
Ohio, [undated] series 5box 2folder 68
Dayton (8), [undated] series 5box 2folder 68item 56
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 2folder 69
Meadville (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 69item 52
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 2folder 70
Mount Gretna (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 70item 52
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 2folder 71
Pittsburgh (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 71item 52
Pennsylvania, [undated] series 5box 2folder 72
Towanda (9), [undated] series 5box 2folder 72item 52
Rhode Island, [undated] series 5box 2folder 73
Newport (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 73item 46
South Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 74
Bishopville (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 74item 54
South Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 75
Charleston (5), [undated] series 5box 2folder 75item 54
South Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 76
Marion (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 76item 54
South Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 77
Newberry (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 77item 54
South Carolina, [undated] series 5box 2folder 78
Sumpter (17), [undated] series 5box 2folder 78item 30
Tennessee, [undated] series 5box 2folder 79
Nashville (5), [undated] series 5box 2folder 79item 35
Utah, [undated] series 5box 2folder 80
St. George (11), [undated] series 5box 2folder 80item 37
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 81
Barre (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 81item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 82
Bristol (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 82item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 83
Enosburg (1), [undated] series 5box 2folder 83item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 84
Hardwick (2), [undated] series 5box 2folder 84item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 85
Pawlet (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 85item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 86
S. Londonderry (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 86item 31
Vermont, [undated] series 5box 2folder 87
Vergennes (4), [undated] series 5box 2folder 87item 31
Virginia, [undated] series 5box 2folder 88
Abington (6), [undated] series 5box 2folder 88item 35
Wisconsin, [undated] series 5box 2folder 89
Milwaukee (17), [undated] series 5box 2folder 89item 39
Wyoming, [undated] series 5box 2folder 90
Cheyenne (3), [undated] series 5box 2folder 90item 43

Related Material

A copy of American Theaters: Performance Halls in the Nineteenth Century by David Naylor and Joan Dillon is located in the National Trust Library for Historic Preservation Library Collection at the University of Maryland (NA6830 .N38 1997 Folio). The University of Maryland Libraries' Archives and Manuscripts Department also holds the Gene A. Chesley Collection of Historic American 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.

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