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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1320
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Edith G. Hemeon papers
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of former vaudeville performer Edith G. Hemeon.
Born on January 11, 1890, Edith G. Hemeon was a professional American vaudeville singer who actively performed from 1912 to 1914. She wrote extensively after retiring in 1914, and sent many of her compositions to Harvard Theatre Collection curator William Van Lennep. A longtime resident of Massachusetts, she passed away sometime after 1946.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Compositions, 1923-1946.
- II. Photographs of Edith G. Hemeon, 1913-1926.
- III. Biographical materials, research notes, and other materials, circa 1907-1946.
Includes various compositions, including biographical sketches of performers; photographs of both Edith G. Hemeon and various performers; research notes; letters from Edith G. Hemeon to William Van Lennep; clippings and advertisements about, or created by, Edith G. Hemeon; and theater programs. Materials are dated from 1907-1946. Biographical sketches and research notes comprise the majority of this collection.
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