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Theatre Collection, 1902-1982

Identifier: SC-46

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection include theater programs from productions staged theaters from 1902 to 1982. The majority of the programs are from theaters in New York City from the 1920s to the late 1950s. Also included are programs from productions staged in theaters at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Smith Opera House (also known as the Schine Theater), Eastman and other theaters in the Rochester area, California, New England, New Jersey, Spain, France, Germany, and England.

In addition to the programs, the collection contains librettos, magazines and other publications related to the theatrical profession.

Some programs contain handwritten notes, a typed draft of what appears to be a review of a production from which the program originated, and published reviews clipped from newspapers and magazines.


  • Creation: 1902-1982


2.54 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Theatre Programs
  2. Published Materials (Non Programs)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were found in New Cold Storage. We have not found an indication of who collected them, or how they came into the colleges collection.

Theatre Collection, 1902-1982: A Finding Aid
Jessica Winum
July 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)