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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1700
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Phoebe Andrews Luther theater scrapbooks
Date(s): circa 1881-1906
Quantity: .75 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: English.
Abstract: Theater promotional material and personal notes.
Phoebe Andrews Luther from Brooklyn, New York was a theater enthusiast. She avidly collected late 19th and early 20th century theater ephemera. Luther frequented the following performance venues within the New York City area: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Montauk Theater, Garrick Theater, Daly's Theater, Empire Theater, Knickerbocker, Lyceum, Broadway Theater, Belasco Theater, and Metropolitan Opera House.
Collection is minimally processed. Materials are arranged according to the theater records and scrapbooks in roughly chronologic order.
Collection includes six scrapbooks, where Phoebe Andrews Luther compiled an account of theater performances and actors she had seen. Four of the scrapbooks contain handwritten notes, including the title of the play, name of the theater, the date of the performance, who accompanied her, and criticisms of the performance and individual actors. Also included in the scrapbooks are photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs.