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MS Thr 1320

Hemeon, Edith G., 1890-. Edith G. Hemeon papers, 1907-1947: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1320
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Edith G. Hemeon papers
Date(s): 1907-1947
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of former vaudeville performer Edith G. Hemeon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-266r. Gift of Edith G. Hemeon, no date.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Steven Gentry

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edith G. Hemeon Papers, 1907-1947 (MS Thr 1320). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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:

Scope and Contents

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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