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Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel Collection of Autographs and Performing Arts Memorabilia

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Abstract

Title:
Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel Collection of Autographs and Performing Arts Memorabilia
Author/Creator:
Sigel, Madeleine Bartfeld
Collection number:
03-134-Sigel
Size:
9.00 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1930-2001
Inclusive dates:
1899-2003
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel (b. 1924), who grew up in Austria and later emigrated to the United States, and her father Albert Bartfeld, a theatre manager and owner of a cabaret in Vienna in the 1930's, were both avid collectors of performing arts autographs and programs. This collection includes programs from various performances attended by Sigel thoughout the United States and internationally, the bulk of which are from the Washington, DC metro area; materials related to the Comedian Harmonists, a popular male vocal ensemble who performed throughout Europe in the mid-to-late 1930's; and scrapbooks, photographs and autographs of various performers from the early 1900's through the 1930's collected by Sigel and her father.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel Collection of Autographs and Performing Arts Memorabilia, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel (b. 1924) began collecting performing arts autographs as a teenager in 1930s Vienna. The daughter of Albert Bartfeld, theatre manager and owner of a thriving cabaret, she inherited an interest in collecting autographs from her father who also kept performing art scrapbooks and collected autographs starting as far back as 1904. In his position as the theatre management, Mr. Bartfeld came into contact with many performers who gave him signed photographs, some inscribed to him and others to his daughter. Mrs. Sigel also collected autographs and pictures in scrapbooks she created herself in addition to collecting autographs on calling cards and scraps of paper. A few of the more notable autographs in the collection include Marlene Dietrich, Franz Lehar, Ewald Balser, Josephine Baker, Fred Liewehr, Arturo Toscanini, and Julie Harris. In addition, Mrs. Sigel collected materials relating to a popular singing group from the 1930s, the Comedian Harmonists, whose Jewish members were forced to emigrate when Hitler came to power.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Madeleine Bartfeld Sigel Collection covers the period from 1899 to 2003; the bulk of the materials date from 1930 to 2001. The collection contains programs, autographs, photographs, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia collected by Madeleine Sigel and her father Albert Bartfeld.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift from Madeleine Sigel of Bethesda, MD on May 8, 2003

Processing Information

Processed by:

Prepared by Lori Fowser with Biographical Sketch by Bonnie Jo Dopp June 2004. Revised by Colleen McKnight, June 2007.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, April 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Music Programs, 1952-2003 (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series includes programs of music concerts primarily at the Kennedy Center. Also included are National Symphony Orchestra programs from Constitution Hall (Washington, D.C.), Wolf Trap Performing Arts programs, and programs from miscellaneous venues in New York, Maryland, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The programs span from 1952 to 2003 and are arranged alphabetically by venue then chronologically by date. Miscellaneous venues grouped by state are ordered last.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, 1952-1971 series 1box 1folder 1
NSO Programs dated 1952, 1965, 1968-1969 & 1971, 1952-1971 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Yehudi Menuhin and the Bach Festival Orchestra Program, 1967 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1971-1973 series 1box 1folder 2
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1974-1975 series 1box 1folder 3
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1976-1977 series 1box 1folder 4
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1978-1980 series 1box 1folder 5
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1981-1983 series 1box 2folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1984-1986 series 1box 2folder 2
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1987-1990 series 1box 2folder 3
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1991-1992 series 1box 2folder 4
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1993-2000 series 1box 3folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2001-2003 series 1box 3folder 2
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, 1979, 1986 series 1box 3folder 3
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, 1985-1990 series 1box 3folder 4
Emerson String Quartet, 1985 series 1box 3folder 4item 1.0
Emerson String Quartet, 1986 series 1box 3folder 4item 2.0
Castle Trio, 1990 series 1box 3folder 4item 3.0
Smithsonian Chamber Players, 1990 series 1box 3folder 4item 4.0
Smithsonian Chamber Players and Chorus, 1990 series 1box 3folder 4item 5.0
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts -- Contents: Programs dated 1971, 1978-1979, 1993 & 1996, 1971-1996 series 1box 3folder 5
Miscellaneous Venues, Bethesda and Columbia, MD , 1967, 2003 series 1box 3folder 6
National Symphony Orchestra, July 1967 series 1box 3folder 6item 1.0
Bach Sinfonia, March 2003 series 1box 3folder 6item 2.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Cape Cod, MA, 1993 series 1box 3folder 7
Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival, 1993 series 1box 3folder 7item 1.0
Miscellaneous Venues, New York State, 1982-1985 series 1box 3folder 8
Manhattan School of Music, 1982 series 1box 3folder 8item 1.0
Eastman School of Music, 1985 series 1box 3folder 8item 2.0
Carnegie Hall, 1985 series 1box 3folder 8item 3.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Washington, DC, 1985-1997 series 1box 3folder 9
Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Shir Chadash Chorale, 1985 series 1box 3folder 9item 1.0
American University, Tokyo String Quartet, 1985 series 1box 3folder 9item 2.0
American University, Tokyo String Quartet, 1986 series 1box 3folder 9item 3.0
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, 1988 series 1box 3folder 9item 4.0
KC-Millennium Stage, Celebrating the Music of Gordon Parks, 1997 series 1box 3folder 9item 5.0

Series 2: Opera and Vocal Music Programs, 1952-2003 (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series consists of opera and other vocal music programs, the majority of which are from the Kennedy Center. Remaining programs are from various theatres in the Washington, D.C. metro area, including Wolf Trap, Catholic University's Summer Opera, and GWU's Lisner Auditorium, and also from the Metropolitan Opera, including four programs from touring productions in the 1950s and 1960s. This series also contains four opera libretti. The programs span from 1952 to 2003 and are arranged alphabetically by venue then chronologically by date. Miscellaneous venues grouped by state are ordered last.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Opera Libretti, 1971-1987 series 2box 4folder 1
Orlando by George Friedrich Handel, 1971 series 2box 4folder 1item 1.0
Jephtha by George Friedrich Handel, 1979 series 2box 4folder 1item 2.0
Nixon In China by John Adams, lyrics by Alice Goodman, 1987 series 2box 4folder 1item 3.0
Radamisto by George Friedrich Handel, undated series 2box 4folder 1item 4.0
Catholic University of America, Summer Opera, 1980, 1998 series 2box 4folder 2
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, 1980 series 2box 4folder 2item 1.0
La Boheme by Puccini, Die Tote Stadt by E.W. Korngold, 1998 series 2box 4folder 2item 2.0
DAR Constitution Hall, The Washington Opera, 2003 series 2box 4folder 3
Placido Domingo and Friends Concert, 2003 series 2box 4folder 3item 1.0
Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, 2003 series 2box 4folder 3item 2.0
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, 2003 series 2box 4folder 3item 3.0
Florence Hollis Hand Chapel, Mount Vernon College, 1997 series 2box 4folder 4
Moving Arts/The In Series and Maryland Opera Studio Concert, 1997 series 2box 4folder 4item 1.0
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1971-1972 series 2box 4folder 5
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1972-1976 series 2box 4folder 6
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1977-1979 series 2box 4folder 7
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1980-1981 series 2box 4folder 8
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1982-1983 series 2box 5folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1984-1985 series 2box 5folder 2
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1986-1988 series 2box 5folder 3
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1989-1991 series 2box 5folder 4
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1992-1994 series 2box 6folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1995-1997 series 2box 6folder 2
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1998-2000 series 2box 6folder 3
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2001-2002 series 2box 6folder 4
Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 1959-1960, 1964-1966 series 2box 7folder 1
Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 1967-1970 series 2box 7folder 2
The Metropolitan Opera, 1965 series 2box 7folder 3
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, 1965 series 2box 7folder 3item 1.0
Queen of Spades by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, 1965 series 2box 7folder 3item 2.0
Metropolitan Opera Tours, 1952-1967 series 2box 7folder 4
Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH, 1967 series 2box 7folder 4item 1.0
Loew's Capitol Theatre, Washington, DC, 1952 series 2box 7folder 4item 2.0
Loew's Capitol Theatre, Washington, DC, 1959 series 2box 7folder 4item 3.0
National Theater, Washington, DC, 1967 series 2box 7folder 4item 4.0
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 1986 series 2box 7folder 5
OperaFest, 1986 series 2box 7folder 5item 1.0
National Theatre, Washington, DC (Legal Size), ca.1953 series 2box 7folder 6
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin (Legal Size), ca.1953 series 2box 7folder 6item 1.0
New Gayety Theatre, Washington, DC, 1950-1951 series 2box 7folder 7
The Consul by Gian-Carlo Menotti [original (fragile) and copy], 1950 series 2box 7folder 7item 1.0
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, 1951 series 2box 7folder 7item 2.0
Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD, 1994 series 2box 7folder 8
Ligeia by Augusta Thomas, libretto by Leslie Dunto-Downer, 1994 series 2box 7folder 8item 1.0
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA, 1994 series 2box 7folder 9
La Petra del Paragone (Love on Trial) by Gioacchino Rossini, 1994 series 2box 7folder 9item 1.0
Washington Cathedral, 1966-ca.1973 series 2box 7folder 10
New York Pro Musica, The Play of Herod & The Play of Daniel [medieval music dramas], 1966 series 2box 7folder 10item 1.0
Cathedral Choral Society, Symphony of a Thousand by Mahler, 1966 series 2box 7folder 10item 2.0
Cathedral Choral Society, John F. Kennedy Memoriam, Requiem by Hector Berlioz, ca.1973 series 2box 7folder 10item 3.0
The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD, 1995 series 2box 7folder 11
The Other Opera Company, The Impresario by W.A. Mozart, The Stoned Guest by PDQ Bach, 1995 series 2box 7folder 11item 1.0
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts -- Contents: Program booklets from July 1971, June-July 1974 (4 copies), June-July 1975, June 1976, 1979 Season, 1980 Season, July 1992, 1971-1992 series 2box 7folder 12

Series 3: Play Programs, 1950-2003 (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series consists of play programs, the majority of which are from the National Theater and the Kennedy Center. Also included are programs from various theatres in the Baltimore and Washington area, including the Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth, and also theaters in New York City, California, Kennebunkport, Massachusetts, and California. The programs span from 1950 to 2003 and are arranged alphabetically by venue then chronologically by date. Miscellaneous venues grouped by state are ordered last.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1951-1980 series 3box 8folder 1
Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1981-2002 series 3box 8folder 2
Catholic University of America Drama Department, 1950-1971 series 3box 8folder 3
Oedipus the King by Sophocles, 1950 series 3box 8folder 3item 1.0
Antigone by Sophocles, 1953 series 3box 8folder 3item 2.0
Royal Gambit by Hermann Gressieker, 1968 series 3box 8folder 3item 3.0
Detective Story by Sidney Kingsley, 1971 series 3box 8folder 3item 4.0
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, 1954 series 3box 8folder 4
The Caine Mutiny Courtmartial by Herman Wouk, 1954 series 3box 8folder 4item 1.0
Folger Theatre, Washington, DC, 1977-1983 series 3box 8folder 5
Folger Theatre Group, A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, ca.1977 series 3box 8folder 5item 1.0
Folger Theatre Group, Marriage a la Mode by John Dryden, ca.1983 series 3box 8folder 5item 2.0
The Shakespeare Theatre, The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, ca.1987 series 3box 8folder 5item 3.0
Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1968-1969 series 3box 8folder 6
National Repertory Theatre (NRT), John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet, 1968 series 3box 8folder 6item 1.0
NRT, She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, 1968 series 3box 8folder 6item 2.0
NRT, The Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare, 1968 series 3box 8folder 6item 3.0
Circle in the Square, A Moon for the Misbegotten by O'Neill, 1969 series 3box 8folder 6item 4.0
Circle in the Square, Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides, 1969 series 3box 8folder 6item 5.0
Friday Morning Music Club, Washington, DC, 1964-1965 series 3box 8folder 7
Theatre de France, Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais, 1964 series 3box 8folder 7item 1.0
Le Treateau de Paris, Antigone by Jean Anouilh, 1965 series 3box 8folder 7item 2.0
Georgetown University, 1978 series 3box 8folder 8
Pellekin Company, Jeff Jones Conquers the World created by Stephen Pellegrino [2 copies, 1 copy signed by Mr. Pellegrino], 1978 series 3box 8folder 8item 1.0
The Guilford Playhouse, Gilford, NH, 1971 series 3box 8folder 9
Light up the Sky by Moss Hart, 1971 series 3box 8folder 9item 1.0
The Kennebunkport Playhouse, Kennebunkport, ME, 1949 series 3box 8folder 10
Reunion in Vienna by Robert E. Sherwood, 1949 series 3box 8folder 10item 1.0
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1971-1976 series 3box 8folder 11
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1977-1982 series 3box 8folder 12
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1983-1989 series 3box 9folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1990-1999 series 3box 9folder 2
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2000-2003 series 3box 9folder 3
The Little Theatre, Alexandria, VA, 1981-1982 series 3box 9folder 4
Chapter Two by Neil Simon, 1981 series 3box 9folder 4item 1.0
The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, 1982 series 3box 9folder 4item 2.0
The Barretts of Wimpole Street by Rudolph Besier, 1982 series 3box 9folder 4item 3.0
Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino, CA, 1997 series 3box 9folder 5
Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian, 1997 series 3box 9folder 5item 1.0
Morosco Theatre, New York, NY, 1952, 1959 series 3box 9folder 6
Mrs. McThing by Mary Chase, starring Helen Hayes, 1952 series 3box 9folder 6item 1.0
Forty Carats adapted by Jay Allen, 1969 series 3box 9folder 6item 2.0
National Theatre, Washington, DC -- Note: One program autographed by Julie Harris, 1952-1958 series 3box 9folder 7
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1959-1964 series 3box 10folder 1
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1965-1966 series 3box 10folder 2
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1967-1969 series 3box 10folder 3
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1970-1998 series 3box 10folder 4
Olney Theatre, Olney, MD, 1954-1991 series 3box 10folder 5
Venus Observed by Christopher Fry, 1954 series 3box 10folder 5item 1.0
Tiger at the Gates by Jean Giraudoux, 1956 series 3box 10folder 5item 2.0
Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht, 1964 series 3box 10folder 5item 3.0
Tartuffe by Moliere, 1965 series 3box 10folder 5item 4.0
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw, 1966 series 3box 10folder 5item 5.0
Hogan's Goat by William Alfred, 1966 series 3box 10folder 5item 6.0
Verdict by Agatha Christie, 1981 series 3box 10folder 5item 7.0
I'm Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner, 1991 series 3box 10folder 5item 8.0
Sam S. Shubert Theatre, Washington, DC, 1953-1962 series 3box 10folder 6
The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1997-2001 series 3box 10folder 7
As You Like It by William Shakespeare, 1997 series 3box 10folder 7item 1.0
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, 1998 series 3box 10folder 7item 2.0
Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller, 2001 series 3box 10folder 7item 3.0
The Studio Theatre, Washington, DC, 1991-2001 series 3box 11folder 1
The Women by Clare Booth Luce, 1991 series 3box 11folder 1item 1.0
Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard, 1999 series 3box 11folder 1item 2.0
The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard, 2001 series 3box 11folder 1item 3.0
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington DC, 1986-2002 series 3box 11folder 2
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald, 1994 series 3box 11folder 2item 1.0
The Big Slam by Bill Corbett, 1997 series 3box 11folder 2item 2.0
Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver, 1997 series 3box 11folder 2item 3.0
Tripping Through the Car House by Regina Porter, 1997 series 3box 11folder 2item 4.0
Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright, 2002 series 3box 11folder 2item 5.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Baltimore, MD, 1983-1988 series 3box 11folder 3
Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, 1983 series 3box 11folder 3item 1.0
Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, 1988 series 3box 11folder 3item 2.0
The Theatre Project, Two New Plays: Was There Ever a Harry Potts by Maggie Rice and A Season Out of Order by Mark J. Dunau, undated series 3box 11folder 3item 3.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Cape Cod, MA, 1955-1998 series 3box 11folder 4
Cape Playhouse, 4 programs, 1955-1964 series 3box 11folder 4item 1.0
The Fisherman's Players of Cape Cod, 1 program, 1968 series 3box 11folder 4item 2.0
The Orleans Arena Theatre, 1 program, 1959 series 3box 11folder 4item 3.0
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (W.H.A.T), 1 program, 1998 series 3box 11folder 4item 4.0
Miscellaneous Venues, New York, NY, 1952-1998 series 3box 11folder 5
Miscellaneous Venues, Washington, DC, 1950-2002 series 3box 11folder 6
Die Oesterreichische Botschaft Film Programs, 1976, 1996 series 3box 11folder 6item 1.0
New Gayety Theatre, 3 programs [xerox of two originals], 1950, 1952 series 3box 11folder 6item 2.0
New Playwrights' Theatre, 1 program, undated series 3box 11folder 6item 3.0
Round House Theatre, 1 program, 1999 series 3box 11folder 6item 4.0
Ortabanda Company of New Orleans, 1 program w/ newspaper clipping, 1977 series 3box 11folder 6item 5.0
Source Theatre Company, 2 programs, 2000, 2001 series 3box 11folder 6item 6.0
Theatre J, 1 program, 2002 series 3box 11folder 6item 7.0
Washington Performing Arts Society /Vienna Burgtheater, 1968 series 3box 11folder 6item 8.0
Washington Theatre Club, 2 programs, 1966, 1970 series 3box 11folder 6item 9.0
West End Theatre, 1 program, undated series 3box 11folder 6item 10.0

Series 4: Musical/Review/Dance/Ballet Programs, 1952-2003 (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series includes programs from musicals, ballet, and other review and dance programs. The majority of programs are from the Kennedy Center and the National Theatre. Remaining programs are from other theaters in the Baltimore/Washington area and New York City. The programs span from 1952 to 2003 and are arranged alphabetically by venue then chronologically by date. Miscellaneous venues grouped by state are ordered last.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Arena Stage, Washington DC -- Contents: 13 programs, 1980-2003 series 4box 12folder 1
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC, 1964-1968 series 4box 12folder 2
New York City Ballet, 1964 series 4box 12folder 2item 1.0
The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, 1967 series 4box 12folder 2item 2.0
The National Ballet of Canada, 1967 series 4box 12folder 2item 3.0
Danny Kaye, 1968 series 4box 12folder 2item 4.0
Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1969-1994 series 4box 12folder 3
Circle in the Square, Trumpets of the Lord, 1969 series 4box 12folder 3item 1.0
Circle in the Square, Max Morath at the Turn of the Century, 1970 series 4box 12folder 3item 2.0
Hot Mikado, 1994 series 4box 12folder 3item 3.0
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, undated series 4box 12folder 3item 4.0
Glen Echo Dance Theater, 1983 series 4box 12folder 4
Summer Dance Festival, 1983 series 4box 12folder 4item 1.0
A Japanese Tale, 2 copies, undated series 4box 12folder 4item 2.0
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1970-1972 series 4box 12folder 5
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1973-1980 series 4box 12folder 6
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1981-1987 series 4box 12folder 7
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1988-1995 series 4box 13folder 1
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1997-2003 series 4box 13folder 2
Loew's Capitol Theatre, Washington, DC, 1957-1958 series 4box 13folder 3
The Royal Ballet, 1957 series 4box 13folder 3item 1.0
Moiseyev Dance Company, Friday Morning Music Club, 1958 series 4box 13folder 3item 2.0
New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, 1958 series 4box 13folder 3item 3.0
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1952-1964 series 4box 13folder 4
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1965-1972 series 4box 13folder 5
National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1975-2002 series 4box 14folder 1
Washington Ballet, Washington, DC, 1956-1983 series 4box 14folder 2
Cinderella featuring music by Mozart with the NSO, Constitution Hall, 1956 series 4box 14folder 2item 1.0
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky with the NSO, Constitution Hall, 1964 series 4box 14folder 2item 2.0
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky with the NSO, Constitution Hall, 1965 series 4box 14folder 2item 3.0
Washington Cathedral Summer Festival, 1967 series 4box 14folder 2item 4.0
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky with the NSO, Constitution Hall, 1968 series 4box 14folder 2item 5.0
February Series II, Lisner Auditorium-GWU, 1983 series 4box 14folder 2item 6.0
Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), 1970-2000 series 4box 14folder 3
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Shakespeare Summer Festival, 1970 series 4box 14folder 3item 1.0
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Warner Theatre, 1993 series 4box 14folder 3item 2.0
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Warner Theatre, 1994 series 4box 14folder 3item 3.0
White Oak Dance Project, Lisner Auditorium-GWU, 2000 series 4box 14folder 3item 4.0
The Paul Taylor Dance company, Lisner Auditorium-GWU, undated series 4box 14folder 3item 5.0
The Washington Theatre Club, 1966-1971 series 4box 14folder 4
Spread Eagle Topical Music Revue, 1966 series 4box 14folder 4item 1.0
The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter by Ben Bagley with music by Cole Porter, 1970 series 4box 14folder 4item 2.0
Whores, Wars, and Tin Pan Alley: Evening of Kurt Weill Songs, 1971 series 4box 14folder 4item 3.0
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts -- Contents: Program booklets from July & August 1971, July & August 1972, 1978 Season, 1979 Season, 1981 Season, 1982 Season, June 1992, 1971-1992 series 4box 14folder 5
Miscellaneous Venues, Maryland, 1952-ca.1981 series 4box 14folder 6
American Light Opera Company, 1 program, undated series 4box 14folder 6item 1.0
Harlequin Dance Theatre, 1 program, ca.1981 series 4box 14folder 6item 2.0
Maryland Dance Theatre, 1 program with playbill insert, undated series 4box 14folder 6item 3.0
Montgomery Light Opera Association, 1 program, 1961 series 4box 14folder 6item 4.0
Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 2 programs, 1969, 1971 series 4box 14folder 6item 5.0
Olney Theatre, 1 program, 1952 series 4box 14folder 6item 6.0
Roz Glatter Dance Company, Glen Echo Park, 1980 series 4box 14folder 6item 7.0
Shady Grove Music Fair, 4 programs, 1964-1968 series 4box 14folder 6item 8.0
Miscellaneous Venues, New York City, 1952-1994 series 4box 14folder 7
Inbal Dance Theatre of Israel, 1 program, ca.1958-1959 series 4box 14folder 7item 1.0
Joffrey Ballet, 1 program, 1971 series 4box 14folder 7item 2.0
Lincoln Center Theater, Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein, 1994 series 4box 14folder 7item 4.0
New York City Ballet, 2 programs, 1964, 1987 series 4box 14folder 7item 5.0
The Royal Ballet, 1 program, Metropolitan Opera House, 1967 series 4box 14folder 7item 6.0
Julius Monk's Plaza 9, "Pick a Number" (Legal Size), ca.1965 series 4box 14folder 7item 3.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Virginia, 1958-1994 series 4box 14folder 8
George Mason University, Martha Graham Dance Company, 1991 series 4box 14folder 8item 1.0
Lisner Auditorium-GWU, Inbal Dance Theatre of Israel, 1958 series 4box 14folder 8item 2.0
Lisner Auditorium-GWU, Ute Lemper in concert, 1994 series 4box 14folder 8item 3.0
Thomas Jefferson Theater, Independent Choreographers Series, 1980 series 4box 14folder 8item 4.0
Miscellaneous Venues, Washington, DC -- Contents: 15 programs including the New Gayety Theatre, Friday Morning Music Club, Shubert Theatre (Legal Size), Smithsonian Institute, Studio Theatre, and Signature Theatre, 1950-2001 series 4box 14folder 9

Series 5: International Programs, ca.1930s-1996 (1.00 Linear Foot)

This series includes international programs for theatre, opera, music, dance, and film. Countries represented are Austria, Denmark, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Of particular note are a small collection of Corso Theatre programs from the 1938/1939 season; a program from the original production run of Marat/Sade directed by Peter Brook; and Vienna film programs (39 Film-kuriers & 1 Das Programm von Heute) for popular films from the 1930s written in German. The programs span from ca.1930s to 1996 and are arranged alphabetically by country.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Austria, Film Programs -- Contents: Films included are a large collection of Shirley Temple Films, other American Films including a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. Also included are German and French films, ca.1930s series 5box 15folder 1
Austria, 1939, 1960-1982 series 5box 15folder 2
Salzburger Festpiele, 2 programs, 1939 program signed by Helen Thimig, 1939, 1962 series 5box 15folder 2item 1.0
Salzburger Marionettentheater, 1 program, undated series 5box 15folder 2item 2.0
Burgtheater, 2 programs, 1960, 1963 series 5box 15folder 2item 3.0
Kammerspiele, 2 programs, 1969/1970, 1973/1974 series 5box 15folder 2item 4.0
Theater in Der Josefstadt, 1 program, 1981/1982 series 5box 15folder 2item 5.0
Theaterkabarett der Komiker, 1 program, 1963 series 5box 15folder 2item 6.0
Wiener Staatsoper, 5 programs, 1960-1973 series 5box 15folder 2item 7.0
Volksoper Wien, 3 programs, 1960-1982 series 5box 15folder 2item 8.0
Denmark, 1960 series 5box 15folder 3
Kolo, 1 program, undated series 5box 15folder 3item 1.0
Det Kongelige Theater, 1 program, 1960 series 5box 15folder 3item 2.0
France (Folder 1 of 3), 1960-1964 series 5box 15folder 4
Comédie-Français, 2 programs, ca.1961, 1963 series 5box 15folder 4item 1.0
Theatré National De L'Opéra, 4 programs, 1960-1964 series 5box 15folder 4item 2.0
Théâtre des Nations,4 programs, ca.1962-1963 series 5box 15folder 4item 3.0
France (Folder 2 of 3) -- Contents: 9 programs from miscellaneous venues, ca.1961-ca.1963 series 5box 15folder 5
France (Folder 3 of 3) -- Contents: 9 programs from miscellaneous venues (Legal Size), 1962-1963 series 5box 15folder 6
Margot Fonteyn and the Royal Ballet, 1963 series 5box 15folder 6item 1.0
Israel, 1963 series 5box 15folder 7
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, Teatro Dell'Opera, ca.1960 series 5box 15folder 7item 1.0
Italy, ca.1960 series 5box 15folder 8
Kabukiza program, 1963 series 5box 15folder 8item 1.0
Japan, 1963 series 5box 15folder 9
Corso Theater, Zürich, 7 programs, ca.1939 series 5box 15folder 9item 1.0
Tonhalle Zürich, 1 program, 1939 series 5box 15folder 9item 2.0
Blätter des Stadttheaters, Zürich, 1 program, ca.1939 series 5box 15folder 9item 3.0
Switzerland, 1939 series 5box 15folder 10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1967 series 5box 16folder 1
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo Programme, 1967 series 5box 16folder 1item 1.0
Assembly Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 1967 series 5box 16folder 1item 2.0
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 1967 series 5box 16folder 1item 3.0
London, United Kingdom, Play Programs (Folder 1 of 2), 1960-ca.1996 series 5box 16folder 2
May Fair Theatre, 3 programs, 1964, 1971 series 5box 16folder 2item 1.0
Her Majesty's Theatre, 2 programs, 1964, 1977 series 5box 16folder 2item 2.0
Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2 programs, 1971, ca.1996 series 5box 16folder 2item 3.0
The Old Vic, 2 programs, 1960, 1962 series 5box 16folder 2item 4.0
The National Theatre, 2 programs, 1977, undated series 5box 16folder 2item 5.0
Royal Shakespeare Company, 4 programs (1 Legal Size), 1963, ca.1964, 1967, 1977 series 5box 16folder 2item 6.0
London, United Kingdom, Play Programs (Folder 2 of 2) -- Contents: 8 programs from miscellaneous venues, 1963-1996 series 5box 16folder 3
London, United Kingdom, Music Programs, 1963-1996 series 5box 16folder 4
Music at the Civic Hall, John Lill concert, 1977 series 5box 16folder 4item 1.0
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 1963 series 5box 16folder 4item 2.0
The London Symphony Orchestra, 1977 series 5box 16folder 4item 3.0
Soprano in Red, Lesley Garrett, 1996 series 5box 16folder 4item 4.0

Series 6: Comedian Harmonists, ca.1930s-2002 (1 Folder)

This series consists of materials related to the Comedian Harmonists, a popular male vocal ensemble who performed throughout Europe in the mid-to-late 1930s. Three members of the group were Jewish and forced to emigrate from Germany. Included is an autographed placard of the original Comedian Harmonists, newspaper articles about the Comedian Harmonists from 1998, and programs and photographs related to a tribute group named the King Singers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Comedian Harmonists Materials, ca.1930s-2002 series 6box 17folder 1
Washington Post clippings, 1998-1999 series 6box 17folder 1item 1.0
The Harmonists directed by Joseph Vilsmaier playbill, Washington Jewish Film Festival, 1998 series 6box 17folder 1item 2.0
King's Singers playbill, WPAS & Kennedy Center [autographed], 2002 series 6box 17folder 1item 3.0
Photographs [2], M. Sigel (with placard), husband Stan, and King Singer member, ca.2002 series 6box 17folder 1item 4.0
Comedian Harmonists autographed placard, ca.1930s series 6box 17folder 1item 5.0

Series 7: Published Books, 1899, 1935 (2 Folders)

This series consists of two published books. The first book consists of pencil sketches and reproduced autographs of Burgtheater actors published in 1935. Many of the sketches also include actual autographs obtained by Sigel. A list of Burgtheater actors' license plate numbers kept by Sigel (to more easily obtain autographs) and a coupon for one autograph sold by the theatre to autograph seekers are included with the book. The second book is a history of the Burgtheater by Rudolph Lothar published in 1899 as part of the Dichter und Darsteller series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Burgtheater Sketchbook, 1935 series 7box 17folder 2
Hafenrichter, Wilhelm. Burgtheater. Wien: Im Verlag der österreichischen Bundestheaterverwaltung, 1935 series 7box 17folder 2item 1.0
Inside sketchbook, written list of actors sketched, undated series 7box 17folder 2item 2.0
Small booklet of Burgtheater actor's license plate numbers, undated series 7box 17folder 2item 3.0
Inside booklet, coupon for one autograph, undated series 7box 17folder 2item 4.0
Lothar, Rudolph. Das Wiener Burgtheater. Dichter und Darsteller, 2. Leipzig: E.A Seemann, 1899 series 7box 17folder 3

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1908-ca.1938 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series consists of autograph and photograph scrapbooks created by Sigel in the 1930s and one scrapbook created by her father, Albert Bartfeld, in the early 1900s. Sigel's scrapbooks included two books with autographs, photos, clippings and visiting cards of actors; a book devoted entirely to the American singer and actor, Nelson Eddy; and two books of wallet-sized film star photographs, including a large assortment of Shirley Temple and Lillian Harvey photos as well as numerous photos of various other film stars from Europe and the United States. Albert Bartfeld's scrapbook contains newspaper and magazine clippings of celebrities from the early 1900s and clippings of sketches of the Ronacher Theater dated 1908.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Autogramme scrapbook Madeleine Bartfeld -- Contents: Autographs and photos of various actors and performers in Vienna, 1937-1938 series 8box 17folder 4
Filmsterne photograph scrapbook, unautographed -- Contents: Includes wallet sized photographs of film actors including extensive photo collections of Shirley Temple and Lillian Harvey, ca.1930s series 8box 17folder 5
Picture scrapbook: "Schauspieler Album von Madeleine Bartfeld" -- Contents: Miniature photographs of various film actors, many collected from Bensdorp chocolates, 1934-1935 series 8box 17folder 6
Black scrapbook - Madeleine Bartfeld -- Contents: Photo clippings of film and stage actors with some autographs, mostly undated, ca.1938 series 8box 17folder 7
Nelson Eddy scrapbook -- Contents: Scrapbook containing photo clippings exclusively of film actor Nelson Eddy, undated series 8box 17folder 8
Scrapbook titled "Theater Chronicle" - Albert Bartfeld -- Contents: Clippings of celebrities and Ronacher theatre sketches from the early 1900s collected by Albert Bartfeld, ca.1900s series 8box 17folder 9

Series 9: Photographs, 1907-1938 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series consists of photographs and portrait postcards collected by Sigel and her father, Albert Bartfeld. The series is divided into un-autographed photos, autographed and inscribed photos to Sigel, autographed and inscribed photos to Albert Bartfeld, and autographed photos with and without inscriptions to no designated recipient, including one of Josephine Baker.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Un-autographed, 1908-ca.1930s series 9box 18folder 1
Autographed and Inscribed to Albert Bartfeld (Folder 1 of 2), 1914-1938 series 9box 18folder 2
Autographed and Inscribed to Albert Bartfeld (Folder 2 of 2), 1935-1937 series 9box 18folder 3
Autographed and Inscribed to Madeleine Bartfeld, 1935-1937 series 9box 18folder 4
Autograph and Inscribed to Madeleine Bartfeld from Ormin Berg (Legal Size), 1935 series 9box 18folder 5
Autographed with inscriptions, no designated recipient -- Contents: Includes an autographed photo of Josephine Baker, 1914-1935 series 9box 18folder 6
Autographed, no inscriptions, no designated recipient -- Contents: Includes an autographed photo of Franz Lehar, 1907-ca.1930s series 9box 18folder 7

Series 10: Non-Photograph Autographs, 1914-1945 (2 Folders)

This series consists of autographs without accompanying photographs. This series is divided into autographs inscribed to Sigel and autographs with no known recipient. Included is an 8" x 6.5" sheet of Burgtheater actor autographs; autographed visiting cards for various individuals including Madeleine Bartfeld and her mother Melitta Bartfeld featuring variations of their names; and various other autographs on multiple materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Inscribed to Madeleine Bartfeld -- Contents: Six autographs, 1934-1938 series 10box 18folder 8
Autographs, no designated recipient, 1914-1945 series 10box 18folder 9
Envelope of autographs on miscellaneous scraps of paper, includes Arturo Toscanini, Charlie Rivels, Patsy Kelly and Ella Fisch, 1914-1937 series 10box 18folder 9item 1.0
Envelope of autographed calling cards, includes Marlene Dietrich, ca.1930s series 10box 18folder 9item 2.0
Envelope of autographed postcards, includes 1936 Austrian National Football team and 1937 Scottish National Football Team, 1936-1937 series 10box 18folder 9item 3.0
Burgtheater autographs on 8" x 6.5" sheet of paper, ca.1938 series 10box 18folder 9item 4.0
Katharine Cornell autographed playbill cover, 1945 series 10box 18folder 9item 5.0

Series 11: Correspondence, ca.1930s (1 Folder)

This series contains letters and cards received or collected by Sigel while she was in Vienna, ca.1930s. Many of the materials included are undated.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Letters and cards, 1933-ca.1937 series 11box 18folder 10
Leo Slezak letter and autographed photo, 1933 series 11box 18folder 10item 1.0
3 postcards, ca.1937 series 11box 18folder 10item 2.0
Letter from Otto Wallberg to M. Bartfeld with unidentified signed photo and postcard, ca.1937 series 11box 18folder 10item 3.0
Letter from Josef Konig, undated series 11box 18folder 10item 4.0
Note from Fred Liewehr, undated series 11box 18folder 10item 5.0
Letter to Albert Bartfeld, 1935 series 11box 18folder 10item 6.0

Series 12: Clippings and Inventories, ca.1930s-2002 (3 Folders)

This series consists of newspaper and magazine clippings kept by both Sigel and her father. Included are tauschbilder, pictures meant to be exchanged, and unidentified clippings and inventories most likely belonging to Sigel. Also included are current articles on Viennese culture collected by Sigel from 1979-1995 and other miscellaneous theatre articles.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Photograph clippings and Inventories -- Contents: Tauschbilder; clippings of actors Fred Liewehr, Ewald Balser, and Heinz Woester; collected clippings of Madeleine Bartfeld; unidentified clippings and inventories, undated series 12box 18folder 11
Viennese Culture Articles, 1979-1995 series 12box 18folder 12
Miscellaneous Theater Articles, 1960, 2002 series 12box 18folder 13
Washington Post article, "Coward's Back. How Very Encouraging", July 14, 2002 series 12box 18folder 13item 1.0
Die Bühne magazine, 1960 series 12box 18folder 13item 2.0

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