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1 Archer (John B.) Collection, 1850/1940
1 linear foot
This collection is comprised primarily of the work of John B. Archer. It contains scripts, arrangements, and sheet music of the various comic operas he wrote.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
2 Barker (Sarah Elizabeth Minchin) papers, 1844/1988
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository: Brown University Library
3 Birri (Fernando) Archive of Multimedia Arts - Audiovisual and Objects, 1951/2010
24.0 Linear feet
Audio recordings, films, videos and objects created and collected by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Birri during the course of his career. This is Subgroup 3 of the Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts. The other subgroups are Subgroup 1: Escritos, Subgroup 2: Fotos, and Subgroup 4: Pinturas.
Repository: John Hay Library
4 Birri (Fernando) Archive of Multimedia Arts - Escritos, 1933/2008 (bulk 1944/2008)
66.0 Linear feet
Correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, essays, screenplays, created and collected by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Birri. This is Subgroup 1 of the Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts. The other subgroups are Subgroup 2: Fotos, Subgroup 3: Audiovisual and Objects, and Subgroup 4: Pinturas.
Repository: John Hay Library
5 Birri (Fernando) Archive of Multimedia Arts - Fotos, 1925/2009 (bulk 1970/2009)
17 Linear feet
This collection contains the photographs, both personal and professional, created and collected by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Birri during the course of his life and career. This is Subgroup 2 of the Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts. The other subgroups are Subgroup 1: Escritos, Subgroup 3: Audiovisual and Objects, and Subgroup 4: Pinturas.
Repository: John Hay Library
6 Birri (Fernando) Archive of Multimedia Arts - Pinturas, 1948/2009
22.0 Linear feet
This series contains the paintings, drawings, collages, photomontages, posters, and mixed media artworks created and collected by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Birri during the course of his career. This is Subgroup 4 of the Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts. The other subgroups are Subgroup 1: Escritos, Subgroup 2: Fotos, and Subgroup 3: Audiovisual and Objects.
Repository: John Hay Library
7 Blackfriars Guild Collection, 1921/1997
13 box(es)
The Blackfriars Guild Collection includes correspondence, films and tapes, legal documents, memorabilia, news clippings, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts, which record the history and legacy of the guild, giving particular attention to the Blackfriars theatre in New York City.
Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
8 Blossom (Barbara) play scripts collection, 1935/2004 (bulk 1970/2004)
1.0 linear foot
This collection consists of 22 play scripts, some with manuscript annotations, compiled by Barbara Blossom who was an actress associated with Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI. The plays were not necessarily performed at Trinity Repertory Company. There is a printout of a PowerPoint presentation on Sissieretta Jones (Black Patti) and a framed needlepoint titled: All the World’s a Stage.
Repository: John Hay Library
9 Bonoff family papers, 1899/2007
123 linear feet
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
10 Brethen (Bob) papers, 1899/2007
1.25 linear feet
The Bob Brethen Papers consist primarily of type-written descriptions of magic tricks. Most common are card tricks, mental tricks, including jinx card tricks, ESP, psychic routines, and memory and number tricks. This collection was originally part of the Smith Magic collection, but has been removed to stand on its own.
Repository: Brown University Library
11 Brown University Department of Music records, 1853/2009 (bulk 1919/1962)
16.0 Linear feet
The Brown University Department of Music records contain materials related to the Department dated from circa 1898 to 2009, with most of the materials dated from 1919 to 1962. The materials include concert programs, correspondence, office files, programs, publications, recordings and surveys.
Repository: John Hay Library
12 Chapman (Odell M.) papers, 1882/1975
0.417 linear feet and 2 museum objects
This collection contains photographs, music books, sheet music,a fife, as well as other documents relating to martial ensembles primarily of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
13 Dale (Lew) Vaudeville collection, 1892/1907
0.25 Linear feet
This collection contains 24 programs and 1 poster for vaudeville shows and 1 black and white photograph of a vaudeville performer in black face. All of the items are for shows in which Lew Dale performed as a comedian, ventriloquist, minstrel showman, and musician. The materials date from 1892-1907. The shows were performed in the following states in the United States: Iowa, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Each program includes Lew Dale as a solo act or as part of a duo. There are 3 duo acts represented: Allen & Dale, Fredo &Dale, and Dale & Dare. Most of the shows list Lew Dale as a musician and comedian. He specialized in playing novelty instruments such as the Marimaphone and the Electrobalco Bells. The programs also list all the other performers for each show and include advertisements for local businesses and political candidates.
Repository: John Hay Library
14 Downs (T. Nelson) collection, 1922/1938
1.1 linear feet
Thomas Nelson Downs was a self-taught magician, specializing in coin tricks, who over the course of his career, performed in vaudeville acts all over the country, owned a vaudeville house, sold magic supplies, and wrote several books of magic instruction. This collection contains his correspondence with fellow magician Edward "Tex" McGuire, documentation of tricks or "effects", patents, advertisements, news clippings, photographs, and show programs.
Repository: Brown University Library
15 Eddy (Clifford M. and Ruth M.) musical compositions , 1920/1967
263 items (1 records center box)
This collection consists primarily of printed and manuscript music composed by Clifford M. Eddy, Jr. and his daughter Ruth M. Eddy. Also includes correspondence and poetry.
Repository: Brown University Library
16 Hamilton (Mary) letters, 1905/1926
0.25 linear ft. (half Hollinger document case)
The Mary Hamilton letters contain fourteen letters to or about Mary Hamilton, an actress on the British, Canadian and American stage, covering a period of two decades, from 1905 to 1926. Seven letters from George Bernard Shaw are included.
Repository: Brown University Library
17 Magee (Rusty) papers, 1966/2007 (bulk 1978/2002)
7 linear feet (7 records center boxes)
The Rusty Magee papers contain material related to his career as a composer and performer in musical theater, primarily between 1978 and 2002. Much of the material consists of music written by Magee. The papers also include recordings of plays and Magee's performances on audiocassette, compact disc and DVD; scripts, playbills and theater reviews.
Repository: Brown University Library
18 McDermott Record Collection, 1900/1940
6 box(es)
The collection consists of 164 78 r.p.m. phonograph recordings of Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, recordings of classical music composed by Beethoven, Grieg, and of popular musical artists of the 1920's and 1930's. Additional recordings contain instructional latin lessons.
Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
19 Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1703/2004
16 box(es)
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
20 Monday Morning Musical Club Records, 1909/1957
1.8 linear feet
The Monday Morning Musical Club Records consists of two scrapbooks, organizational records, programs, and newspaper clippings from 1909-1957.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection

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