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Theater programs

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Dramatic Activities Collection

Identifier: MA.00146

The collection includes surviving programs, scripts, photographs, slides, set and costume designs, publicity material, posters, newspaper clippings, and audio/video material that chronicle the conceptualization, creation, production and review of hundreds of Amherst College theater and dance productions.

Dates: 1826-present

Samuel French Company Theater Collection

Identifier: MA.01009

The Samuel French Company Theater Collection is more than four hundred and fifty linear feet of material including thousands of plays and publications, photographs, costume design illustrations, theatrical ephemera, and documentation of the Samuel French Corporation’s business transactions dating back to the mid 1800’s.

Dates: 1794-2012; Majority of material found within 1840-2012

Sub-series D: Minstrel Shows


Subseries D. of the Amherst College Dramatic Activities Collection consists of production ephemera from minstrel shows produced by Amherst College students from 1870-1914, as well newspaper clippings from two minstrel shows produced in the 1930’s by the Amherst College Buildings and Grounds Department. The materials are mostly programs, playbills, and advertisements but there are a smaller number of photographs, tickets, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1826-2012