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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, 1831-1959 (Original Inventory)

Series II. Playbills and Programs, 1847-1914 (Original Inventory)

Series III. Scrapbooks, 1835-1927 (Original Inventory)

Series IV. Printed Music, 1834-1934 (Original Inventory)

Series V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1833-1908 (Original Inventory)

Series VI. Miscellaneous, 1858-1931 (Original Inventory)

Series I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, circa 1870-1920 (2008 Addition)

Series II. Playbills and Programs, 1883, undated (2008 Addition)

Series III. Scrapbooks, 1861-1904 (2008 Addition)

Series IV. Printed Music, 1835-1909 (2008 Addition)

Series V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1910-1937, undated (2008 Addition)

Series VI. Miscellaneous, undated (2008 Addition)

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Minstrel Show Collection, 1831-1959 (bulk 1860-1940):

An Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



sort as: Minstrel Show Collection
Title: Minstrel Show Collection
Dates: 1831-1959 (bulk 1860-1940)
Abstract: The Minstrel Show Collection, 1831-1959 (bulk 1860-1940), contains 4,000 items documenting the minstrel show and other entertainments that used blackface makeup. The bulk of the collection documents individual performers and minstrel show companies, including touring companies. It is organized into six series: I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, 1831-1959 (31 boxes, 42 oversize folders), II. Playbills and Programs, 1847-1914 (1.5 boxes, 10 oversize folders), III. Scrapbooks, 1835-1927 (4 boxes), IV. Printed Music, 1834-1934 (7.5 boxes, 1 oversize folder), V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1833-1908 (6 boxes), and VI. Miscellaneous, 1858-1931 (3.5 boxes, 1 oversize folder).
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00059
Extent: Original inventory: 34 document boxes, 21 oversize boxes (osb), 54 oversize folders (osf) (circa 30 linear feet). Addition: 1 document box, 4 oversize boxes (osb), 2 bound volumes (bv), 4 oversize folders (osf) (circa 2 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Minstrel Show Collection, 1831-1959 (bulk 1860-1940), contains 4,000 items documenting the form of entertainment known as the minstrel show and, to a much lesser extent, other entertainments that used blackface makeup. Minstrel shows featured white Americans appearing in blackface in a three-part show, performing what were billed as "genuine" Negro songs and dances. The earliest minstrel shows appeared in the early 1840s and were very popular until they were eclipsed by vaudeville in the 1890s. At their height, dozens of minstrel show companies toured the United States; some even played theaters in England. By 1910 the genre was nearly obsolete, as attested to by advertisements appealing to nostalgia about an age of minstrelsy already past. Though the minstrel show had all but vanished, some variety performers and motion picture actors adopted the minstrel's blackface makeup in the 1920s and 1930s, notably Al Jolson.

The bulk of the collection documents individual performers and minstrel show companies, including touring companies. It is organized into six series: I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, 1831-1959 (31 boxes, 42 oversize folders), II. Playbills and Programs, 1847-1914 (1.5 boxes, 10 oversize folders), III. Scrapbooks, 1835-1927 (4 boxes), IV. Printed Music, 1834-1934 (7.5 boxes, 1 oversize folder), V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1833-1908 (6 boxes), and VI. Miscellaneous, 1858-1931 (3.5 boxes, 1 oversize folder).

The Companies and Performers series, 1831-1959, comprises the bulk of the collection and contains photographs, prints, letters, sheet music, clippings, programs, playbills, scrapbook leaves, and a small number of tintypes for over 700 minstrel show companies and performers, arranged alphabetically by name. Included are the performer-managers Dan Bryant, George N. Christy, Frank Dumont, Lew Dockstader, Billy Emerson, Dan Emmett, Al. G. Field, Eddie Leonard, and George H. Primrose, and ensembles the Big 4; Haverly's Minstrels; McIntyre and Heath; the San Francisco Minstrels; and Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels. This series also includes photographs of motion picture actors and variety performers from the 1920s and 1930s who utilized blackface makeup in their routines, as well as female impersonators and banjoists. Very few female or African American minstrels are represented in this series or elsewhere in the collection. (See the folder of "lady" minstrels in the Miscellaneous series.)

Notable items include the unpublished manuscript of the memoirs of the minstrel show performer-manager Samuel S. Sanford (d. 1905), and autograph vocal and instrumental parts used by blackface comedian and dancer "Hi-Brown" Bobby Burns. With few exceptions, the correspondence in the Companies and Performers series (letters, telegrams, and postcards) was addressed to Greene's Opera House in Middletown, Conn., having been taken from the Greene's Opera House Records. (Researchers may wish to consult these records, which also form part of the Performing Arts Collection.) Notable correspondents include Bobby Beach, Neil Bryant, Frank Dumont, Al. G. Field, and J. H. (Jack) Haverly.

Many of the photographs from the 1920s and 1930s are publicity photographs that were previously in the possession of the Palace Theatre's Photograph and Press Bureau in New York. Aimé Dupont was frequently the photographer, and most of the photographs are gelatin silver prints. Composite portraits and unidentified items are located at the end of the series.

(See Notes Concerning the Folder List for Series I following this Scope and Contents note for an explanation of how the contents of the folders were described.)

Series II contains playbills and programs, mostly for New York City theaters, 1847-1914, arranged alphabetically by name of company or performer. Companies represented by five or more items warranted a separate folder; others are filed in alphabetical groupings.

The Scrapbooks series, 1835-1927, contains photographs and clippings mounted in two intact scrapbooks, one disbound scrapbook, and about 50 loose scrapbook leaves, the latter grouped according to provenance insofar as this could be determined. (Scrapbooks in this collection were previously handled in several ways: individual leaves were acquired, as were entire scrapbooks, and some scrapbooks were disbound and the leaves distributed into Series I. Groups of scrapbook leaves should not be considered complete.) Photographs in the "Minstrels 1835 to 1891" scrapbook are cross-referenced in the folder list for Series I.

The bulk of the Printed Music series, 1834-1934, comprises sheet music for circa 500 songs, most of which were popularized by white minstrel show performers. A small number of other songs were introduced by African American singers. The sheet music files also include several piano scores for songs. The music is arranged by date of publication, or by copyright date when no publication date is given. (In addition to the sheet music in this series, Series I contains a small number of photographs of early sheet music from the 1840s and 1850s.) This series also includes a folder of clippings about the songwriting business and three songbooks.

The Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets series is divided into two subseries: A. Songsters, 1833-1883, undated, and B. Jokesters and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1870-1908, undated. Within each subseries, items are arranged by title, except for several folders of mounted songster leaves that are arranged by date. The Songsters subseries comprises about 240 booklets of lyrics for songs which were popularized by comedians and minstrel show performers; sometimes the texts of jokes are interspersed with the lyrics. About one third of the songsters bear the name of a specific company or performer, as in Dave Reed's "Sally Come Up" Songster; others depict African American customs and lifestyles as seen by white Americans, as in Old Plantation Songster. (In addition to the songsters which are intact and identifiable by title, the Songsters subseries contains a few incomplete, but mostly intact, songsters for which titles are unknown; a small number of loose single pages from songsters; and twenty groups of related songster leaves. The latter consist of sections or loose leaves gathered into groups according to their original order, size, and subject matter.) Concluding the Songsters subseries are five folders of songster leaves mounted on heavy paper, often with an accompanying print. The Jokesters and Miscellaneous Booklets subseries contains several booklets with the texts of jokes used in minstrel shows, e.g., Burnt Cork Joker, as well as a dozen booklets on miscellaneous topics, such as books of sayings, the texts of speeches, and acting manuals.

Highlights of the Miscellaneous series, 1858-1931, include a McDonough's Opera House folder which contains letters to the manager of the Opera House in Middletown, Conn., and contracts. The banjo, a common instrument in minstrel shows, is represented by a folder of clippings, advertisements, and instruction books. In addition to the "Early History of Negro Minstrelsy" newspaper clippings, many other clippings describe the history of minstrelsy as seen through the eyes of veteran performers.

For a fuller description of the collection, see:

Brokaw, John W. "The Minstrel Show in the Hoblitzelle Theatre Arts Library."Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, New Series no. 4 (1972): 23-30.

Note to Researchers

The finding aid for the Minstrel Show Collection is a conflation of the original inventory created in 1999, and of a small addition that was catalogued in 2008. Currently the addition is described only by a List which has been appended to the original inventory, continuing the box and folder numbering sequence. The Scope and Contents note and Index do not make reference to the addition.

Provenance

The Minstrel Show Collection was assembled by Theater Arts staff from the Albert Davis and Messmore Kendall Collections. Other materials were added later: the "Hi-Brown" Bobby Burns papers from the W. H. Crain Collection, and letters from Greene's Opera House Records dating 1895-1906. The collection was formerly known as the Minstrelsy Collection.

Notes Concerning the Folder List for Series I

The contents of each folder in Series I are described by format (photos, prints, clippings, etc.). Engravings and lithographs are referred to generically as "prints." Unless a date is specified, items are undated. Because many of the items bear handwritten dates added by a previous collector, the dates given may not always be reliable. In addition, items described as "photos" are sometimes photographs of sheet music covers, posters, or prints, not personal portraits; this is especially true for items dated 1860 or earlier. Many of the postcards are only pictorial in nature (without inscriptions). References to "box 35, p. __" indicate that a photograph of the subject can be found in the "Minstrels, 1835 to 1891" scrapbook located in Series III.

Many minstrel show performers, particularly the more successful ones, performed with more than one ensemble during their career, sometimes lending their names to the group if they owned all or part of it. Their names are cross-referenced wherever possible; e.g., for the duo Williams and Walker, the entry for George Walker points to Williams and Walker. (However, Bert Williams is not afforded a cross-reference because he is a short step from Williams and Walker in the alphabet.) Names of individuals precede names of ensembles; thus, "Williams, Bert" comes before "Williams and Walker." Regarding the names of companies, superlatives like "Consolidated" and "Enormous" were generally avoided except to distinguish those ensembles which were administratively distinct, as in the case of Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels and Haverly's Minstrels, two separate touring companies managed by J. H. Haverly.

Edward Le Roy Rice's Monarchs of Minstrelsy (New York: Kenny Publishing Co., 1911) was the primary source used to verify the names of minstrel show companies and performers.

Abbreviations used in the folder list and index of correspondents are as follows:


  • ALS autograph letter signed
  • p., pp. page, pages
  • PC postcard
  • TD typed document
  • TLS typed letter signed

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Due to their fragile condition, photocopies of some clippings, programs, sheet music, and songsters must be used, when available.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Allen, Johnny, 1844-1885
Allen, Paul, d. 1896
Backus, Charles, 1831-1883
Barlow, Milt G.
Beach, Bobby
Bernard, William H.
Birch, Billy
Bowers, Otis
Bryant, Dan, 1833-1875
Bryant, Jerry, 1828-1861
Bryant, Neil
Buckley, Frederick, 1833-1864
Buckley, G. S. (George Swayne), 1829-1879
Buckley, James, 1803-1872
Buckley, R. Bishop, 1826-1867
Burgess, F. E. (Fred E.), d. 1893
Carter, Billy, b. 1834
Christy, Edwin Pearce, 1815-1862
Christy, George N., 1827-1868
Cleveland, William S., b. 1861?
Cronin, Billy
Cronin, Tim, 1857
Devere, Sam, d. 1907
Dockstader, Lew
Dumont, Frank
Emerson, Billy, 1846-2002
Evans, George, 1870-1915
Field, Al G. (Albert Griffith), 1848-1921
Fox, Joseph, b. 1852
Hamilton, William H., d. 1897
Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901
Heath, Thomas K.
Hi-Henry
Hooley, Richard M., 1822-1893
Horn, Eph, 1818-1877
Hughes, Archie
Johnson, Carroll, b. 1851
Kelly, Edwin, 1835-1898
Leon, b. circa 1840
Leonard, Eddie
Lester, Billy
Mahara, Frank L.
Mahara, Jack
Mahara, W. A.
Master Martin
McIntyre, James, b. 1857
McNish, Frank E.
Moore, Pony, 1820-1909
Morris, Billy, 1831-1878
Morris, Lon, 1830-1882
Murphy, Joe, b. circa 1835
Newcomb, Bobby
Paskman, Dailey
Pell, Johnny
Primrose, George H.
Rice, Tom, 1808-1860
Sanford, James, 1843-1891
Scanlon, Billy
Seymour, Nelse
Smith, William, 1900
Sun, Gus
Thatcher, George, b. 1846
Thomas, T. F.
Trowbridge, Joseph T., 1823-1891
Waldron, Dan, d. 1905
Wambold, D. S. (Dave S.), 1836-1889
Ward, William H., b. 1852
West, William H., 1853-1902
White, Charles, 1821-1891
Wilson, Charles, d. 1893
Wilson, George, b. 1844
Subjects
Al G. Field's Minstrels
Atlantic City Steel Pier Minstrels
Barlow, Wilson, Primrose, and West's Minstrels
Beach and Bower's Minstrels
Big 4
Bryant's Minstrels
Buckley's New Orleans Serenaders
Christy Minstrels
Dailey Paskman's Radio Minstrels
Dockstader's Minstrels
Fox and Ward
Greene's Opera House (Iowa)
Gus Sun American Minstrels
Harrigan & Hart
Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels
Haverly's Minstrels
Hi-Henry's Minstrels
Kelly and Leon Minstrels
Lester and Allen's Minstrels
Mahara's Minstrels
McDonough Opera House
McIntyre and Heath
Moore and Burgess' Minstrels
Morris Brothers, Pell & Trowbridge's Minstrels
Olympic Quartet
Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels
Primrose and West's Minstrels
San Francisco Minstrels
Sanford and Wilson
Scanlon and Cronin
Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels
Virginia Serenaders
W. S. Cleveland's Minstrels
Subjects
Blackface entertainers--United States--1920-1940
Minstrel shows--United States
Document Types
Drawings
Photographs
Playbills
Postcards
Prints
Programs
Scrapbooks
Scores
Sheet music
Songbooks
Creators
Apeda, photographer
Burns, Hi-Brown Bobby
Dupont, Aimé, photographer
Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Dixie
Sanford, Samuel S., 1821-1905
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896, photographer
Strand, photographer

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Related Material

Elsewhere in the Ransom Center Performing Arts Collection are circa 200 selections of minstrel show sheet music which can be found in the Sheet Music Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Assembled from various Theater Arts collections, including the Albert Davis and Messmore Kendall Collections and others.

Processed by:

Helen Baer and Antonio Alfau, 1999; Helen Adair, 2008, 2011

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Container List

 

Series I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, 1831-1959 (Original Inventory)

Container
1.1 Abbott, Jack. 1 photo, 1860
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1.2 A.B.C. Minstrels. 1 clipping, undated
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1.3 Adams and Lee (James E. Adams and John H. Lee). 2 photos, 1880
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1.4 Adams, Casey, and Howard (James E. Adams, Frank Casey, and Frank Howard). 2 photos, undated
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1.5 Aldrich, Louis, actor. 1 photo, undated
Allen, Billy--see box 35, p. 21
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1.6 Allen, Johnny. 10 photos; sheet music cover affixed to leaf with clippings of Lotta (Charlotte Crabtree), Clara Louise Kellogg, soprano, Mme. Ponisi, actress, and Daniel Bandmann, actor-manager, on reverse; see also Emerson, Allen, and Manning's Minstrels; box 35, p. 2
Allen, Paul--see Lester and Allen's Minstrels
American 4 (Joseph Pettengill, Peter F. Dailey, Peter H. Gale, and William Daly)
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1.7 4 photos, 1884, undated
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osf 1 1 poster, undated
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1.8 Amos and Andy. 4 photos, undated
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1.9 Apollo Club Minstrels. 1 clipping, 1886
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1.10 Arlington, Billy. 4 photos, 1865-1875, undated; 3 clippings, 1913, undated; see also box 35, p. 29
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1.11 Arlington's Minstrels (Billy Arlington). 1 photo, 1913; 1 clipping, 1870
Container
1.12 Arnold Brothers (William, Amos, and Frank). 22 photos, undated
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1.13 Ashcroft, Billy. 4 photos, 1875, undated
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1.14, 30.1 Atlantic City Steel Pier Minstrels. 21 photos, undated; press information sheet, 1929
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1.15 Austin. 1 photo, undated
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1.16 Austin, Charles, and Emma Austin. 2 photos, undated
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1.17 Avery and Mack. 2 photos, undated
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1.18 Avey, West "Bud." 1 clipping, undated
Backus, Charles. See also San Francisco Minstrels
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1.19 9 photos, undated
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30.2 2 prints, undated
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osf 2 L. W. Baird's New Orleans Minstrels. 1 poster, undated
"Bad Bill"--see "Sweet William" and "Bad Bill"
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1.20 Baker, Pete. 2 photos, undated
Baldin, Tom--see Hendix, Tex, and Tom Baldin
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1.21 Baldwin, Lucky, owner-manager. 2 photos, undated
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30.3 Bancker's Troupe of Sable Brothers (G. Bancker). Sheet music cover, 1848
Bandmann, Daniel--see Allen, Johnny
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1.22 Banker, Edward H. 2 photos; 1 clipping, undated
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1.23, 30.4 Barlow, Milt G. 5 photos, 1877, undated; 1 clipping, 1904; see also box 35, p. 35
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1.24 Barlow Brothers (James and William). 2 photos; 1 clipping, undated
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30.5 Barlow, Wilson, and Co.'s Minstrels (Milt G. Barlow and George Wilson). 2 programs, 1884-1885
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1.25 Barlow, Wilson, and Rankin's Minstrels (Milt G. Barlow, George Wilson, and Carl Rankin). 4 photos, 1885
Barlow, Wilson, Primrose, and West's Minstrels (Milt G. Barlow, George Wilson, George H. Primrose, and William H. West)
Container
1.26 3 photos, 1881, undated; 2 fliers, undated; 2 clippings, 1877, undated; 1 playbill, undated
Container
44.1 3 programs, 1880-1887, undated
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osf 3 1 print, undated
Container
1.27 Barney, "Master." 4 photos; 1 clipping, undated
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1.28 Barnum, Reverend Dave, and His Deacons. 5 photos, undated
Container
2.1 Barry, Billy. 7 photos, 1868, undated, includes 1 with Frank Girard; see also Girard and Barry; box 35, p.36
Container
2.2 Barry, Ed. 3 photos, undated
Container
30.6 Beach and Bower's Minstrels (Bobby Beach and Otis Bowers). Circa 20 ALS, TLS, PC, and telegrams, 1895-1901, undated
Container
2.3 Beane, Fannie, and Charles Gilday. 4 photos, undated
Container
2.4 Beard, Billy. 3 photos, undated
Container
2.5 Beeman, Chick. 1 photo, undated
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2.6 Behman, Louis. 1 photo, undated
Container
2.7 Belce, Reuss? (actor?). 15 photos, undated
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2.8 Bell, Frank. 5 photos, undated
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2.9 Benedetto, V. 1 photo, undated
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2.10 Benedict, Lew. 4 photos, 1893, undated; see also Duprez and Benedict's Minstrels; box 35, pp. 7, 27
Container
2.11 Bennett, Frank. 4 photos, undated
Container
2.12 Bennett, Ned. 3 photos, undated
Container
2.13 Bernard, William H. 1 photo, undated; see also San Francisco Minstrels
Container
2.14 Beverly, Alfred. 2 photos, undated
Bidaux, Theodore Gustav--see Lloyd and Bidaux's Minstrels
Container
2.15, osf 4 Big 4 (Tim Cronin, "Master" Martin, William Smith, and Dan Waldron). 1 clipping, circa 1884; 6 photos, undated; 5 prints, 1879, undated
Container
2.16 Big Five Glee Club. 2 photos, undated
Container
2.17 Bingham, James. 1 photo, undated
Birch, Billy. See also San Francisco Minstrels
Container
2.18 15 photos, 1894, undated; 1 clipping, undated
Container
30.7 1 print, undated
Container
54 Bishop's Georgia Minstrels (George H. Bishop). 1 playbill, undated
Container
2.19 Bishop, Thomas Brigham, songwriter. 3 photos, undated
Blackburn, Bill--see Symonds, Jack
Container
2.20 Blake, O. W. 1 photo, 1864
Blakeley, Harry--see Sheffer and Blakeley
Blakeney, William--see box 35, p. 18
Container
2.21 Blaney. 1 photo, undated
Container
2.22 Bliss, George. 1 photo, undated
Container
2.23 Blocksom and Burns. 4 photos, 1902, undated; see also box 35, p. 38
Bloodgood, Harry
Container
2.24 4 photos, 1877, undated
Container
osf 45 1 print, undated
Container
30.8 Harry Bloodgood's Minstrels. 1 program, 1880
Blossom, Nat--see Hines and Blossom
Boatner, Leo--see Smith and Boatner
Container
2.25 Bohee Operatic Minstrels/Bohee Brothers (James D. Bohee). 1 program, undated; 2 fliers, [1890]
Container
2.26 Bohr, Jose. 3 photos, undated
Container
2.27 Booker, Harry. 1 photo, undated
Booker, Johnny--see box 35, p. 23
Container
2.28 Boshell, Paul. 1 photo, undated
Container
2.29 Boston Minstrels. 2 photos, 1843
Bowers, Otis--see Beach and Bower's Minstrels
Container
2.30 Otis Bowers and Al. Busby's Minstrels. 4 ALS, 1899
Container
2.31 Bowles, Frank. 1 photo, undated
Container
2.32 Bowman, John. 1photo, undated
Container
2.33 Bowman Brothers (James T. and William T.). 1 photo, undated
Container
2.34 Boyd's Modern Minstrels. 1 PC, 1895
Container
2.35 Bradley and Harris. 3 photos, undated
Bray, Will H.--see Maxwell, Barry
Container
2.36 Briggs, T. F. 1 clipping, 1880
Container
2.37 Brimmer, Lew. 3 photos, undated
Bracker--see Browning and Bracker
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2.38 Brockway, William H. 2 photos, 1888, includes 1 of son Louis Brockway
Container
osf 53 Brooklyn Minstrels. 1 poster, undated
Container
2.39 Brower, Frank. 2 photos, undated; see also Bryant, Dan; Box 35, p. 31
Container
2.40 Brown, "Lasses," and "Stompy" Celesten. 1 photo, undated
Container
3.1 Brown, Tod, and Billy Frasier. 32 photos, undated
Container
3.2 Brown and MacCormack. 1 PC, undated
Container
3.3 Browning and Bracker. 1 photo, undated
Container
3.4 Bruno, Gus. 7 photos, includes 1 of his wife, undated; see also Johnson and Bruno
Bryant, Billy--see box 35, p. 47
Bryant, Dan. See also box 35, pp. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 44
Container
3.5, osf 5 47 photos, 1856-1873, undated, includes some of Bryant with his wife and children and "Pony" Moore, Bobby Newcomb, Tommy Peel, Eph. Horn, Frank Brower, Nelse Seymour, and Tom Prendergast
Container
3.6, 44.2, osf 5 8 clippings, 1875-1922; 7 prints, 1863, undated, 1 with Dave Reed and 1 with Nelse Seymour
Container
osf 5 1 poster, undated
Container
44.2 2 souvenir programs, 1874-[1875]; 2 scrapbook leaves, undated
Bryant, Fred--see Wood, Shep[p]ard, and Bryant's Musical Kings
Bryant, Harry--see box 35, p. 31
Bryant, Jerry
Container
3.7 11 photos, 1854, undated; 4 clippings, undated
Container
30.9, osf 6 3 prints, 1857, undated
Bryant, Neil
Container
3.8 4 photos; 2 clippings, 1902
Container
30.10 1 ALS, 1875
Container
osf 7 2 prints, 1857
Bryant's Minstrels (Dan, Jerry, and Neil Bryant)
Container
3.9, 44.3, osf 8 9 photos, 1857-1870, undated; 16 clippings, 1861-1868, undated; 6 prints, circa 1865, 1868, undated; 8 playbills, 1863-1877, undated
Container
44.3 2 scrapbook leaves, undated; 7 programs, 1868-1877; sheet music, 1864
Buckley, James--see box 35, p. 31
Buckley, [George] Swayne--see box 35, p. 31
Buckley's Serenaders (James, George Swayne, Fred, and R. Bishop Buckley)
Container
3.10 8 photos, 1831-1856, undated; 2 clippings, 1868; 1 program, [1853]; 1 songster, 1860
Container
30.11 3 sheet music covers, 1865, undated
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3.11 Budd, Jake. 1 photo, undated
Container
3.12 Budworth, James. 5 photos, 1862-1870, undated
Budworth, W. S.--see box 35, pp. 23, 36
Bulger, Harry--see Mathews and Bulger's Company of Artists
Container
3.13 Burch, Fred. 1 photo, undated
Burfoot--see Wills and Burfoot
Container
3.14 Burgess, "Cool." 4 prints, 3 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 21
Burgess, Fred--see Moore and Burgess' Minstrels
Container
3.15 Burk, Major. 1 business card, undated
Burke, W. J.--see Burton and Burke's Minstrels
Burns--see Blockson and Burns
Burns, "Hi-Brown" Bobby
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30.12 1 business card; summary of music parts; list of compositions; autograph music for song; envelope; novelties catalog; typed text of joke; song lyrics, undated
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30.13-15 Miscellaneous autograph vocal and instrumental parts for minstrel songs and shows (complete? sets of parts for some pieces, only 1 or 2 for others); some drafts and fragments, undated
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30.16 Published sheet music, 1910-1929, undated
Container
3.16 Burroughs?, Claude. 1 photo, undated
Container
3.17 Burton and Burke's Minstrels (J. H. Burton and W. J. Burke). Incomplete ALS, 1888
Busby, Al.--see Otis Bower's and Al. Busby's Minstrels
Container
3.18 Bush, Frank. 1 photo, undated
Byrne, John H. W.--see Smith and Byrne
Byron--see La France and Byron
Container
3.19 Callan, Haley, and Callan's Electric 3 Minstrels (Maurice Haley). 2 photos, 1886, undated
Callender, Charles--see box 35, p. 33
Callender Minstrels (Charles Callender)
Container
3.20 6 photos, 1883; 1 program, undated
Container
44.4 2 photos, 1874-1880, mounted with playbill
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4.1 Campbell, Sher. 2 photos; 3 prints, undated; see also Hooley and Campbell's Minstrels; box 35, p. 8
Campbell Minstrels (Mrs. J. T. Huntley, formerly Mrs. Matt Peel)
Container
4.2 1 clipping, 1861
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osf 9 1 broadside, circa 1860
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4.3, 30.17 Campbell's Minstrels (M. C. Campbell). 3 prints, undated
Container
4.4 Campbell's Minstrels (Sher Campbell). 1 clipping, undated
Container
4.5 Canfield, Eugene. 1 photo, undated
Carey, George W.--see Prentis, Harry
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4.6 Carleton, William. 2 photos, undated
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4.7 Carncross, John L. 7 photos, circa 1848, undated
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4.8, 30.18 Carncross' Minstrels (John L. Carncross). 8 programs, 1887-1889, undated; 7 tickets, undated; see also box 35, p. 32
Container
4.9 Caron, Al, and Eddie Caron. 1 photo, undated
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4.10 Carrigan. 1 photo, undated
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4.11 Carroll, William. 1 print, undated; see also Harris and Carroll
Container
4.12 Carroll Family (R. M. "Dick" Carroll). 26 photos, undated
Carter, Billy. See also box 35, p. 41
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4.13 10 photos, 1865-1876, undated; 3 clippings, 1901-1913
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osf 46 1 poster, undated
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4.14 Billy Casad's Minstrels. 1 ALS, 1895
Casey, Frank--see Adams, Casey, and Howard
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4.15 Castle, W[illiam]. 1 photo, undated
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4.16 Catlin, E. N. 1 photo, undated
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4.17 Chace, Billy. 1 photo, undated; see also Culhane, Chace, and Weston's Minstrels
Container
4.18 Chambers, Ada. 5 photos, undated
Chambers, Billy--see box 35, p. 42
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4.19 Chatten's Star Vaudeville Co. (James P. Chatten). 1 TLS, 1901
Cheevers, Joe--see box 35, p. 33
Children's Christy Troupe--see Midget Minstrels
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4.20 Chirgwin, George W. 1 photo, 1 clipping, undated
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4.21 Chrissie, Edward. 1 photo, 1868
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4.22 Christy, Dave. 1 photo, undated
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4.23 Christy, Edwin P. 3 clippings, undated
Christy, George N. See also Griffin and Christy's Minstrels
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4.24 9 photos, 1860, undated; 8 clippings, 1854, undated
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30.19, osf 10 4 prints, undated
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4.25, 44.5, osf 11 Christy's Minstrels (Edwin P. and George N. Christy), 2 photos; 5 prints; 2 clippings; sheet music cover, 1848; board with 2 mounted prints; 2 programs, 1860-1863; 4 mounted ink sketches, 1847; scrapbook leaf, undated
Clark--see Williams and Clark
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4.26 Clark, Billy. 1 photo, undated
Clark, George M.--see Whitmore and Clark's Minstrels
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4.27 Clark, Willis. 1 photo, undated; 1 flier, 1899
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4.28 Clarke, Kit. 3 photos, 1882-1906, undated; 1 clipping, 1901
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osf 47 W. S. Cleveland's Haverly Minstrels (William S. Cleveland). 1 poster, undated
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4.29 W. S. Cleveland's Minstrels (William S. Cleveland). 7 ALS, TLS, telegrams, and PC, 1891-1902, undated; 1 program, 1889
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4.30 Coes, George H. 3 photos, undated; see also Schoolcraft and Coes
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4.31 Coffman and [Cornell?]. 1 photo (only 1 person shown), undated
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4.32 Cogill and Cooper (Charles W. Cogill and Fred Cooper). 4 photos, 1872, undated; see also box 35, p. 40
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4.33 Cohan and Harris' Minstrels (George M. Cohan). 1 clipping, undated
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4.34 Cole and Johnson (Bob Cole and Rosamond Johnson). 1 clipping [1902]
Coleman, Kitty--see McCarthy, Dan
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4.35 Coleman and Heagler Minstrels. 1 TLS, 1895
Collier, Dan--see box 35, p. 40
Collins, Ben--see Hawkins and Collins
Collins, Charles E.--see box 35, p. 17
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4.36 Collins, John H. 1 print, undated
Collins, Lew--see box 35, p. 19
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4.37 Collyer, Dan. 1 photo, undated
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4.38 Colville, Samuel. 1 print, 1883
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4.39, 30.20 Comfort, Vaughn. 11 photos, undated
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4.40 Coneroy, Frank J. 1 photo, undated
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4.41 Converse, Frank. 1 print and 1 photo, both with Tommy Peel, undated; see also box 35, p. 12
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4.42 Cook, Lucius. 1 photo, undated
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4.43 Cook, Wodda. 1 photo, undated
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30.21 Cook's Majestic Minstrels (Calvin F. Cook). 1 program, undated
Cooper, Fred--see Cogill and Cooper
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4.44 Cooper, Tom. 1 photo, undated
Cornell--see Coffman and [Cornell?]
Cortez, Ricardo--see Terriss, T. T.
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4.45 Cotton, Ben. 7 photos, 1854, undated; 2 clippings, 1866-1867; see also box 35, p. 32
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4.46 Cotton, Idalene (Ben Cotton's daughter). 2 photos, circa 1899, undated
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5.1 Coulter and Rose. 4 photos, undated
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5.2 Court Minstrels. 1 playbill, undated
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5.3 Courtright, Billy. 4 photos, 1871-1872, undated
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5.4 Courtright and Gilbert (Billy Courtright and John D. Gilbert). 4 photos, 1872, undated; see also box 35, p. 15
Crabtree, Charlotte--see Allen, Johnny; Lotta
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5.5 Crandall, Harry. 1 photo, undated
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30.22 Cranley, Wilton. 3 photos, undated
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5.6 Criterion Theatre Minstrels. 1 program, 1887
Cronin, Billy--see Scanlon and Cronin
Cronin, Tim--see Big 4
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5.7 Culhane, Chace, and Weston's Minstrels (Will Culhane, Billy Chace, and William R. Weston). Contract, 1905
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5.8 Cummings, James H. 1 photo, undated
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5.9 Billy Cumsand's Georgia Minstrels. 2 photos, undated
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5.10 Curran, J. P. 1 photo, undated
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5.11 Cushman, Frank. 4 photos, 1880, undated; 1 clipping, [1901]
Dailey, Peter F.--see American 4
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5.12 Daly, Bill (not William Daly of the American 4). 1 photo, undated
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5.13 Daly, Tom. 2 photos, 1879, undated
Daly, William--see American 4
D'Ameli, Eugene--see "Eugene"
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5.14 Daniels, Frank. 1 photo, undated
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5.15 Davis, Charles L. (aka Alvin Joslin?). 3 photos, undated
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5.16 Ed. F. Davis' Big Minstrel Show. 1 PC, 1897
Day, Charles H. Booklet, Fun in Black; or, Sketches of Minstrel Life, 1874
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5.17 Copy 1
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5.18-19 Copy 2
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5.20 Preservation photocopy of copy 2
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5.21 Day, George W. 1 photo, undated
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5.22 De Angelis, John. 3 photos, circa 1860-1864, undated
De Forrest, Hattie--see Leavitt, M. B.
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5.23 De Vere. 1 photo, undated
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5.24 Deaves, Edwin. 3 photos, circa 1858, undated
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5.25 Del Ori, Luigi, accordionist. 6 photos, undated
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5.26 Delano, Jep. 6 photos, undated
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5.27 Delehanty, W. H. 2 photos, undated; 1 clipping, 1880
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5.28 Delmanning Brothers (Dent. Delmanning). 3 photos, undated
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5.29 Denier, Tony. 2 photos, undated
Devere, George M.--see McElroy, Matt
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5.30 Devere, Ida, and daughter. 2 photos, undated
Devere, Sam
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6.1 28 photos, 1875-1881, undated; 2 playbills, [1890?]-1893
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osf 48 1 poster, undated
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6.2 Devere, William. 1 photo, undated; ticket, 1904
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6.3 Diamond, Charles. 5 photos, undated; see also Ward, Hi Tom; box 35, p. 7
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6.4 Diamond, Dan. 3 photos, undated
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6.5 Dickinson, Harry N. 1 photo, undated
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6.6 Dillon, John. 1 photo, undated
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6.7 Dilverd, Thomas ("Japanese Tommy"). 1 photo, undated
Dixey--see Merritt and Dixey's Black 4 Hundred
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30.23 Dixey, Henry E. 1 clipping, 1892
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6.8 Dixie Daisies. 1 photo, undated
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6.9 Dixon, George Washington. 1 print; 2 photos, undated
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6.10 Dixon, Thomas B. 2 photos, undated
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6.11 Dobson, Edward C. 2 clippings, 1919
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30.24 Dockstader, Charles. 1 photo, 1881; sheet music cover
Dockstader, Lew. See also Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels; box 35, p. 39
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6.12-13, 30.25 38 photos, 1860-1884, undated, includes 1 of "Punch" Wheeler, Dockstader's press agent, and 4 with Tony Pastor, variety performer-manager, and Tom Lewis
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6.14, 30.25, osf 12 6 clippings, 1893-1924, undated; 1 poster, undated; sheet music for 3 songs, 1891-
Dockstader's Minstrels (Lew Dockstader)
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6.15, 44.6 3 clippings, undated; 3 TLS, 1905-1907; 1 bound program, 1887; 21 playbills and programs, 1888-1912; 1 flier, undated
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osf 49 18 posters, undated
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6.16 Donaldson, James. 6 photos, undated
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6.17 Donaldson, T. 1 photo, undated
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6.18 Donniker, John B. 3 photos, 1859, undated
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6.19 Dougherty, Hughey. 5 photos; 2 clippings, 1892-1916; see also box 35, p. 3
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6.20 Dougherty, Jim. 1 photo, undated
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6.21 Dove and Wood. 2 photos (only 1 person shown), undated
Doyle, John (J. Marcus Doyle)--see Mudge, Hank
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6.22 Duckett and Love. 4 photos, undated
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6.23 Madame Duflo's Floating Minstrels. 1 program, 1883
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7.1, 44.7 Dumont, Frank. 11 photos, 1905-1914, undated; 9 clippings, 1911-1914, undated; 2 ALS, 1902, undated; 1 PC, 1911; 1 program, 1911
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7.2 Dumont's Minstrels (Frank Dumont). 5 playbills, 1907-1916, undated
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7.3 Duncan Sisters (Rosetta and Vivian). 4 photos, undated
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7.4 Dunn, Arthur. 1 tintype, 188-
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7.5 Duprez, Charles H. 1 photo; 2 clippings, undated
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7.6 Duprez and Benedict's Minstrels (Charles H. Duprez and Lew Benedict). 1 program, undated
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7.7 Duprez and Green's Minstrels (Charles H. Duprez and J. E. Green). 1 print, undated; 2 clippings, [1861]-1863
Dusty--see Goldy and Dusty
Eagan, Hubert William--see Wild, Johnny; box 35, pp. 19, 32
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7.8 Easly, Tom. 3 photos, undated
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7.9 Eastwood, Charles. 2 photos, undated
Edwardes, George--see Hicks, Seymour
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7.10 Edwards, manager. 1 photo, undated
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7.11 Edwards, Charley. 2 photos, undated
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7.12 Ekstrom and Westeyren. 1 photo, undated
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7.13, 30.26 Eldridge, Press. 5 photos, 1899, undated; 1 clipping, undated
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7.14 Elliott, G. H. 1 clipping, 1920
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7.15 Ellis, Charles J. 2 photos, undated
Elmo--see Harrison and Elmo
Emerson, Billy. See also box 35, pp. 8, 23, 25
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7.16, 30.27, osf 13 18 photos, 1858-1902, undated, includes 3 of his wife, [Maggie Homer]; 1 tintype of Homer, undated
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7.17 1 TLS, 8 pp., 1909, consisting of a biographical sketch; typescript of the sketch, 6 pp.; cemetery association card; 3 clippings, 1918-1926, undated
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30.27 1 print, undated
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osf 14 1 charcoal-enhanced photo, undated
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7.18 Emerson, Mort. 1 photo, 1879; see also box 35, p. 12
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7.19 Emerson, Allen, and Manning's Minstrels (Billy Emerson, Johnny Allen, and Billy Manning). 1 clipping, undated
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7.20 Emerson's Minstrels (Billy Emerson). 7 photos, 1870-1881; 1 print, 1 clipping, undated
Emmett, Dan
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7.21 22 photos, undated, includes 1 of Emmett's brother
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7.22 4 retouched photos, undated; 7 clippings, 1902, undated; 8 prints, 1844-1859, undated
"Dixie's Land"
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8.1, osf 15 Illustrated songbook, "I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land," 1893; "Story of Dixie" typescript, 5 pp.; 4 clippings, 1893-1921, undated
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8.2 11 leaves of reproductions of sheet music; 1 photo; 1 sheet of song lyrics; 1 print, undated
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44.8 4 photos and 1 clipping mounted in frame; 2 pieces of sheet music, 1860; scrapbook leaf, undated
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8.3, osf 16 Emmett, J. K. "Fritz." 2 prints, undated; 1 program, undated; 1 clipping, undated; 1 TD, 1894?; see also box 35, p. 33
Esmond, Ella--see White, Archie
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44.9 Ethiopian Serenaders. 1 playbill, 1844; 1 print, undated
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8.4 "Eugene" (Eugene D'Ameli). 2 photos, circa 1858, undated; 1 clipping, undated
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8.5 Evans, Charles. 1 photo, undated
Evans, George, and His Honey Boy and Honey Girl Minstrels
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8.6, 30.28 21 photos, 1909, undated; 2 clippings, 1900-1927; 1 program, 1904; personnel list, 1914
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30.28 1 flier, [1913]
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8.7 Fagan, Barney. 3 photos, undated; 1 clipping, 1937; 1 souvenir program, 1919
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8.8 Fagan and Fenton (Barney Fagan and John Fenton). 1 photo, undated
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8.9 Farron (Farren?), T(ommy) J. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 4
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8.10 Fay, Hugh. 3 photos, undated
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8.11 Fellows, John R. 1 photo, circa 1850
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8.12 Fellow's Minstrels (John R. Fellows). 2 photos, circa 1850, undated
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44.10 Female Minstrels. 4 programs, 1872
Fenton, John--see Fagan and Fenton
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8.13, osf 17 Field, Al. G. 6 photos, undated; 15 clippings, 1898-1921, undated
Al. G. Field's Minstrels
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8.14 3 photos, 1869, undated; 1 program, 1903; 19 ALS and TLS, 1895-1909; 1 clipping, [1915]
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osf 50 1 poster of banjoist E. M. Hall, undated
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8.15 Fielding, John. 6 photos; includes 2 with wife, Maggie Fielding, undated
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8.16 Fields, Lew. 1 print, undated
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8.17 Fields and Hanson (John F. Fields and Frank Hanson). 4 photos, 1880, undated
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8.18 Fields and Hoey (John F. Fields and William F. Hoey). 6 photos, 1875-1878, undated
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8.19 Fish, Fred. 3 photos, undated
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8.20 Flynn, Josie. 1 photo, 1916
Foley, Josephine--see Pastor, Tony
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8.21 Foley and Sheffer (Mike Foley and "Buck" Sheffer). 1 photo, undated
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8.22 Foley Twins (Johnnie and Willie). 3 photos, 1899, undated--see also Primrose, George H.
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8.23 Foote, William. 3 photos, undated; script for "Savage Minstrelsy," 1894
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9.1 Fostell, Al. 2 photos, 1912-1913; 2 clippings, 1891
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9.2, 31.1 Foster, Stephen Collins. 4 clippings, 1859, undated; see also box 35, p. 5
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9.3 Fox, Charley. 4 photos, circa 1850, undated
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9.4 Fox, Eddie. 3 photos; 1 clipping, undated
Fox, James--see Goss and Fox
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9.5 Fox and Ward (Joe Fox and William H. Ward). 5 photos, 1868-1924, undated; 3 clippings, 1868- 1914, undated
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9.6 Foy, [Madeleine?, née Morande]. 1 tintype, undated
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9.7 France, Sid C. 1 photo, undated
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9.8 Fraser, Robert. 4 photos, undated
Frasier, Billy--see Brown, Tod
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9.9 French, Charles K. 1 photo, undated
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9.10 French, Edward. 2 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 12
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9.11 Frohman, Dan. 1 photo, undated
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9.12 Frothingham, George. 2 photos, 1869, undated
Frye, Edward--see Moss and Frye
Gale, Peter H.--see American 4
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9.13 Gallager. 1 photo, undated
Gardner, Charlie--see box 35, p. 22
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9.14 Gardner, Sam. 1 photo, undated
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9.15 Garland, Harry. 1 photo, undated
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9.16 Garnella, Bob. 3 photos, undated
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9.17 Gassman, Josephine. 1 clipping, undated
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9.18 Gaylor, Bobby. 1 photo, undated
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9.19 Geyer, Frank C. 1 photo, undated
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9.20 Gibson, J. 3 photos, undated
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9.21 Gideon's Big Minstrel Carnival. 2 ALS, undated
Gilbert, John D.--see Courtright and Gilbert
Gilday, Charles--see Beane, Fannie
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9.22 Gildersleeve. 3 photos, undated
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9.23 Girard, Frank. 7 photos, undated; see also Barry, Billy
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9.24, 31.2 Girard and Barry (Frank Girard and Billy Barry). 11 photos, 1875, undated
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9.25 Girard and Worley (Frank Girard and Charley Worley). 6 photos, undated
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9.26 Girard Brothers (Eddie and Willie). 6 photos, undated
Glassey, Patrick Francis--see "Leon"
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9.27 Glenn and Jenkens. 1 photo, undated
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9.28 Golden, George Fuller. 2 photos, undated
Golden, Happy--see "Minstrel Memories"
Goldrich, Peter--see Quilter and Goldrich; box 35, p. 11
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9.29 Goldy and Dusty. 2 photos, undated
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9.30 Gooding, E. D. 1 photo, undated
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9.31 Goodman, Hank. 1 photo, 1864
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9.32 Gorman, Dick. 1 photo, undated
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9.33 Gorman Brothers (George, James, and John). 10 photos, 1876-1881, undated
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9.34 Goss and Fox (Edward Goss and James Fox). 5 photos, undated
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9.35 Gould, Julia. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 44
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9.36 "The Grand Parade" (minstrel show). 1 flier; 4 photos, undated
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9.37 Granger, Tommy. 1 tintype; 4 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 35
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9.38 "The Great Hindle." 1 photo, undated
Green--see Taper and Green
Green, J. E.--see Duprez and Green's Minstrels
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9.39 Green, Jimmy. 3 photos, undated
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9.40 Greenwood, Gus. 4 photos, undated
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9.41 Griffin, G. W. H. 2 photos, undated
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9.42 Griffin and Christy's Minstrels (G. W. H. Griffin and George N. Christy). 1 clipping, 1867
Gulick, Joe--see McVeigh, John
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9.43 Guy Brothers (George R. and Arthur L.). 1 PC; 8 photos, undated
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31.3 Hague, Sam. 1 print, undated
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10.1 Sam Hague's European Minstrels. 1 clipping, undated
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10.2 Haines, Nat. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 41
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10.3 Haley, Maurice. 1 photo, undated; see also Callan, Haley, and Callan's Electric 3 Minstrels
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10.4 Hall, Bob. 3 photos, undated
Hall, E. M.--see Al. G. Field's Minstrels
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10.5 Halvorsen, Nicolai. 1 photo, undated
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10.6 Hamilton, William H. 1 photo, undated; see also San Francisco Minstrels
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10.7 Hanson, Frank. 1 photo, undated; see also Fields and Hanson
"Happy Hottentots"--see Lamont and Ducrow
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10.8 Harding, Ed., editor of "Police Gazette." 2 photos, undated
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10.9 Harding, John. 1 photo, undated
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10.10 Harper, Ned. 4 photos, undated
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10.11, 31.4 Harrigan and Hart (Ned Harrigan and Tony Hart). 2 photos, 1872-1893; 1 clipping, 1905
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10.12 Harris. 2 photos, undated
Harris--see Bradley and Harris
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10.13 Harris, Joe. 1 photo, undated
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10.14 Harris, William. 1 photo, undated
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10.15 Harris and Carroll (William Harris and William Carroll). 1 clipping, undated
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10.16 Harrison and Elmo. 6 photos, undated
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10.17 Hart, Bob. 1 photo, undated
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10.18 Hart, John. 7 photos; booklet, From Stage to Pulpit: Life of "Senator" Bob Hart, by J. M. Sutherland, undated--see also box 35, pp. 40, 46
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10.19 Hart, Josh. 1 photo, undated
Hart, Tony--see Harrigan and Hart
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10.20 Hartcourt, G. B. 1 photo, undated
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10.21 Haverly, J. H. 9 photos, 1860-1880, undated; see also box 35, p. 11
Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels (J. H. Haverly)
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10.22, 31.5 17 photos, 1879-1881, undated; 3 ALS and TLS, 1892-1901; 4 clippings, 1881, undated; 1 flier, undated
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31.5, 44.11 29 programs, 1879-1887, undated
Haverly's Minstrels (J. H. Haverly)
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10.23 1 scrapbook, 1883-1884
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osf 18 1 scrapbook leaf, undated
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10.24, osf 18 Manager's daily report of cash expenses, 1870; 1 ALS, 1892; TLS, 1899; 14 clippings, 1877-1880, undated; 4 prints, 1 featuring Tom McIntosh, undated; 4 programs, 1881-1898, undated; menu for Christmas banquet, 1883
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osf 53 1 photo; board with mounted clippings, undated
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osf 54 1 poster, undated
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10.25 Hawkins and Collins (Lew Hawkins and Ben Collins). 6 photos, undated
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11.1 Hayes, Tim. 2 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 30
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11.2 Haywood, Joe Robinson. 1 photo, undated
Heagler--see Coleman and Heagler Minstrels
Healy, John--see "The Spirit of Minstrelsy"
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11.3 Heath, Thomas K. 12 photos, undated; see also McIntyre and Heath; box 35, p. 34
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11.4 Hendix, Tex, and Tom Baldin. 5 photos, undated
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11.5 Hengler, Tom M. 2 photos; 1 print, undated
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11.6 Hennessy Brothers Minstrels (Michael F. Hennessy). 1 ALS, 1888
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11.7, 31.6 Herman, Al. 3 photos; 2 caricatures, undated
Hernandez, A. M.--see box 35, p. 47
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11.8 Herron, Bertie. 1 photo, undated
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11.9 Heyers' Colored Company. 1 PC, 18[9?]7
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11.10 Heywood, Charles. 4 photos, circa 1875, undated; see also box 35, p. 29
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11.11 Hicks, Charles B. 1 photo, undated
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11.12 Hicks, Seymour, and George Edwardes. 1 program, 1896
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11.13 Hi-Henry's Minstrels. 9 TLS and telegrams, 1901-1908, undated; contract, 1885; 4 clippings, 1882-1902, undated
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osf 19 Hill, Gus. Sheet of prefabricated advertisements, undated
Gus Hill's Minstrels
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11.14 1 complementary ticket, undated
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osf 53 1 photo, 1920
Hill, Jennie--see Pastor, Tony
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11.15 Hill, John P. 1 photo, undated
Hindle--see "The Great Hindle"
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11.16 Hines and Blossom (William E. Hines and Nat Blossom). 6 photos, undated
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11.17 Hitchcock, Raymond. 4 photos, undated; 1 clipping, 1920
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11.18 Hoey, James F. 9 photos, undated
Hoey, William F.--see Fields and Hoey
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11.19 Hogan, Ernest. 1 photo, undated
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11.20 Hogan and Hughes (John P. Hogan and Ruey Hughes). 4 photos, circa 1871-1873, undated, 1 a composite; 1 print, undated
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11.21 Holland, George. 2 photos, undated; 1 clipping, 1902; see also box 35, p. 35
Holland, J. J.--see Richards and Pringle's, Rusco and Holland's Big Minstrel Festival
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11.22 Holman, Al. 1 photo, circa 1863
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11.23 Homer. 2 photos, 1 with 2 children, undated
Homer, Maggie--see Emerson, Billy
Honey Boy Minstrels--see Evans, George
Honey Girl Minstrels--see Evans, George
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11.24 Hooley, R. M. 6 photos, circa 1862-1865, undated; 5 clippings, 1867, undated; see also Rice and Hooley's Minstrels
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11.25 Hooley and Campbell's Minstrels (R. M. Hooley and Sher. Campbell). 1 clipping, undated
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11.26 Hooley's Minstrels (R. M. Hooley). 1 photo, circa 1860; 1 print, undated; 1 clipping, undated
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11.27 Horn, Eph. 6 photos, undated; 3 clippings, 1877, undated; see also Bryant, Dan; box 35, pp. 19, 27
Howard, Charles. See also box 35, p. 15
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11.28 2 photos, undated
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31.7 1 clipping, undated
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11.29 Howard, Frank. 4 photos, undated; see also Adams, Casey, and Howard
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11.30 Howard, Rollin. 3 photos, undated
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11.31 Howard and Osborne's Minstrels (J. B. Howard and D. A. Osborne). 1 PC, 1895; 3 TLS, 1895
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11.32 Hudgins, Johnny. 3 photos, undated
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11.33 Hughes, Andy. 4 photos, undated
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11.34 Hughes, Archie. 4 photos, 1860, undated, 1 with Tom Neville?; 2 clippings, 1909, undated; autograph biographical sketch, 1 p. , undated; see also box 35, p. 42
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11.35 Hughes, Artie. 1 photo, undated
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11.36 Hughes, Nick. 1 photo, undated
Hughes, Ruey--see Hogan and Hughes
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11.37 Huntley, Billy. 2 photos, undated
Huntley, Mrs. J. T.--see Campbell Minstrels
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11.38 Hutchinson Family. 1 photo, undated
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31.8 Irolli's Comedy Company (Vincent F. Irolli). 1 ALS, 1902
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11.39 Jackleys. 1 photo, undated
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11.40 Jacobs, husband of Adelina [Jacobs]. 1 photo, undated
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11.41 Jacobs, Billy. 1 photo, 1864
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11.42 James, Ed. 6 photos; 1 clipping, undated
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12.1 Jansen, J. Melville (aka James M. Johnson). 5 photos, undated; see also Johnson and Bruno
"Japanese Tommy"--see Dilverd, Thomas
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12.2 Jasper, Clinton. 3 photos, undated
Jefferson, Joseph--see Rice, "Daddy" (T. D. Rice)
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12.3 Johannes, Count. 1 photo, undated
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12.4 Johnson, Carroll. 10 photos, undated; see also McNish, Johnson, and Slavin's Minstrels; Thatcher and Johnson's Minstrels; box 35, p. 35
Johnson, James M.--see Jansen, J. Melville
Johnson, Rosamond--see Cole and Johnson
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12.5 Johnson and Bruno (James M. Johnson and Gus Bruno). 4 photos, undated
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12.6 Johnson and Slavin (Carroll Johnson and Bob Slavin). 1 flier, undated
Jones, Dick--see McNish, Frank E.
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12.7 Jones, Richard J. 1 photo; 1 clipping, undated
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44.12 Jones, Sisieretta. 1 playbill, undated
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12.8 Jose, Richard J. 2 photos, undated
Joslin, Alvin--see Davis, Charles L.
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12.9 Kaplan, Hyman (stage name Al Stone). 8 photos, 1 with Tish Lee, undated; 2 clippings, 1932-1947; typescript of funeral eulogy, 1947
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12.10 Keene, Lew. 1 photo, undated
Kellogg, Clara Louise--see Allen, Johnny
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12.11, 44.13 Kelly and Leon's Minstrels (Edwin Kelly and "Leon"). 3 photos, 1878, undated; 10 clippings, 1867-1868, undated; 2 playbills, 1879, undated
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12.12 Kelly and O'Brien's Minstrels (J. W. Kelly and Tom O'Brien). 5 photos, 1884, undated
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12.13 Kelly, John T. 3 photos, undated
Kelly, Nolan--see Waters and Kelly
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12.14 Kemble, J. R. 1 photo, undated
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12.15 Kenigan. 1 photo, undated
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12.16 Kennedy, Harry. 1 photo; 2 clippings, undated
Kent, Frank--see box 35, p. 43
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12.17 Kernell, Harry. 6 photos, undated
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12.18 Kernell's Monarch Combination (Harry and John Kernell). 1 photo, undated; 1 souvenir playing card, undated
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12.19 Kerns, Frank. 5 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 11
Kersands, Billy
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12.20 1 photo, undated
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osf 20 2 prints, undated
Billy Kersands' Minstrels
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12.21 1 TLS, 1906
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31.9 1 playbill, 1885, mounted with photo
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12.22 Kilpatrick, Thomas. 1 photo, 1930
King, John H.
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12.23 1 photo, undated
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osf 21 1 poster, undated
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12.24 Krohne. 1 photo, undated
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12.25 Kruger, [Jacque?]. 3 photos, undated
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12.26 Kunkel, George. 2 photos, undated
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12.27 La France and Byron. 6 photos, undated
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12.28 La Rue's Carnival Minstrels (D. C. La Rue). 3 clippings, 1867
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12.29 Lady Bountiful Minstrels. 1 flier, undated
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12.30 Lake, Harry, and Dick Sands. 1 photo, 1917
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12.31 Lambkin, H. G. 1 photo, undated
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12.32 Lamont, Fred. 1 photo, undated
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12.33 Lamont and Ducrow (aka "Happy Hottentots"). 3 photos, undated
Lane, Pete--see box 35, p. 46
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12.34 Lang, Joe. 3 photos, undated
Lansing, Harry--see box 35, p. 7
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12.35 Larkin and Brandon. 1 photo, undated
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45.1 Latell, Edwin. 2 photos, 1899
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12.36 Lawlor, Charlie. 1 clipping, 1925
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12.37 Leavitt, M. B. (Michael Bennett). 3 photos, 1 with wife Hattie de Forrest, undated; see also box 35, p. 42
Leavitt's Gigantean Minstrels (M. B. Leavitt)
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12.38 2 photos, 1882, undated
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31.10 Personnel list, undated
LeClair, Mabel--see McIntyre and Heath
Lee, John H.--see Adams and Lee
Lee, Pete--see box 35, p. 46
Lee, Tish--see Kaplan, Hyman
Leland, Rose--see McNish, Frank E.
Leland Sisters--see McNish, Frank E.
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12.39 Lemaire and Samson. 1 photo, undated
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12.40 Leno, Dan. 3 photos, with his family, undated
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12.41 "Leon" (Patrick Francis Glassey, aka Francis Leon). 2 photos; 2 prints; 1 clipping, undated; see also Kelly and Leon's Minstrels
Leonard, Eddie
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13.1, 31.11-12 50 photos, 1922, undated; 2 clippings, 1941, undated
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31.12 1 caricature, undated
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13.2 Leonard, Eddie, Jr. 4 photos, undated
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13.3 Leonard, Tommy. 2 photos, undated
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13.4 Lester and Allen's Minstrels (Billy Lester and Paul Allen). 7 photos, undated; 1 PC, 1885; 1 print, undated
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13.5 Lewis, Frank. 4 photos; 1 print, undated
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13.6 Lewis, Tom. 1 photo, undated; see also Dockstader, Lew
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13.7, 45.2 Libby Prison Minstrels. 2 playbills, 1863
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13.8 Linton, Guy. 2 photos, undated
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13.9, 31.13 "Little Mac" (Ebenezer Nicholson). 8 photos, undated; see also Rice, Billy; Seymour, Nelse
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13.10 Livermore Brothers Minstrels (H., G., C., C. F., and L. Livermore). 2 photos, 1871
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13.11 Lloyd and Bidaux's Minstrels (Theodore Gustav Bidaux). 1 clipping, 1868
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13.12 Lorella. 2 photos, undated
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13.13 Lotta (Charlotte Crabtree). 1 clipping, undated; see also Allen, Johnny
Love--see Duckett and Love
Lubin, Lou--see Swor, Bert
Lucas, Sam
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13.14 2 photos, undated
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osf 22 1 poster, undated
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13.15 Lucker, John. 1 photo, 1861
Lyles, Aubrey L.--see Miller and Lyles
MacCormack--see Brown and MacCormack
Mack--see Avery and Mack; Pugh and Mack; Worden and Mack
Mack, Charles--see Moran, George, and Charles Mack
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13.16 Mack, J. C. 1 photo, undated
Mack, James H.--see Sheridan and Mack
Mack, Johnny--see Murphy, Joe; Weaver, Addison
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13.17 Mack, Pete. 2 photos, 1880
Mackin, James--see box 35, p. 40
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13.18 Mackin and Wilson (James Mackin and Francis Wilson). 3 photos, 1875; 1 print, undated
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13.19 Mackney, E. W. 5 photos, 1833
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13.20 Magee, Clem. 3 photos, undated
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13.21 Maguire, Tom, and wife. 1 photo, undated
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13.22 Maguire's Minstrels (Tom Maguire). 3 photos, 1878, undated; 1 playbill, undated
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13.23 Mahara's Minstrels (Frank L. Mahara). Circa 10 ALS and telegrams, 1902-1909, undated
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13.24 Mahara's Minstrels (Jack and W. A. Mahara). circa 15 ALS and TLS, 1899-1909, undated
Malloy Brothers--see Primrose, George, Jr.
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31.14 Mammoth Minstrels. 1 program, circa 1916
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13.25 Manning, Billy. 8 photos, 1868, undated; see also Emerson, Allen, and Manning's Minstrels; box 35, p. 30
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13.26 Marble, Ed. 1 clipping, undated
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13.27 Marks, Edward M., music publisher. 1 clipping, 1930
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13.28 Mason, Dan. 2 photos, undated
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13.29 Mason, Hen. 3 photos, undated
"Master" Barney--see Barney, "Master"
"Master" Martin--see Big 4
"Master" Roberts--see Roberts, "Master"
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osf 53 Mathews and Bulger's Company of Artists (Sherrie Mathews and Harry Bulger). 2 posters, undated
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13.30 Mattheus, Brander. 1 clipping, [1915]
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13.31 Maxwell, Barry. 2 photos, undated, 1 with Will H. Bray, undated
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13.32 Mayer, Sam. 1 photo, undated
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13.33 McAllister, Billy. 1 photo, undated
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13.34 McAndrews, J. W. 2 photos, 1870, undated; see also box 35, pp. 6, 18, 22
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13.35 McAvoy and Rogers (Harry McAvoy). 7 photos, undated
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31.15 McCabe and Young's Minstrels (D. W. McCabe). Contract, undated; ALS, 1901
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13.36 McCarthy, Charles. 2 photos, undated
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13.37 McCarthy, Dan. 3 photos, 2 with Kitty Coleman, undated
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13.38 McClain, Billy. 1 clipping, undated
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13.39 McClosky, J. J. 1 photo, undated
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13.40 McCool, Jim. 1 photo, undated
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13.41 McElroy, Matt, and George M. Devere. 1 photo, 1878
McIntosh, Tom--see Haverly's Minstrels
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13.42 McIntyre, James. 12 photos, 1881, undated; see also box 35, p. 34
McIntyre and Heath (James McIntyre and Thomas K. Heath)
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14.1-5, 31.16 Circa 160 photos, 1874-1876, undated
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52.1-2 2 mounted photos, 1 with photo of Mabel LeClair on reverse, the other with unidentified baby on reverse, undated
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15.1, 31.16 1 playbill, 1896; 2 programs, 1886-1919; 1 ALS, undated
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osf 53 1 poster, 1913
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15.2 McKee, Andy. 6 photos, undated
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15.3 McKinley, Neil. 1 photo, undated
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15.4 McMillan, Charles. 1 photo, 1866
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15.5 McNish, Frank E. 12 photos, undated, includes 3 with Dick Jones, the Leland Sisters, and his wife Rose Leland respectively, undated
McNish, Johnson, and Slavin's Minstrels (Frank E. McNish, Carroll Johnson, and Bob Slavin)
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15.6 5 photos, 1885, undated; 1 program, 1885
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osf 53 1 poster, undated
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15.7 McVeigh, John, and Joe Gulick. 2 photos, undated
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15.8 McWade, Robert. 1 photo, undated
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15.9 Men's Club of Temple Beth Emeth. 1 program, 1940
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15.10 Merrett. 1 photo, undated
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31.17 Merritt and Dixey's Black 4 Hundred. 1 ALS, 1900
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15.11 Metropolitan Police Minstrels. 1 program, 1917
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31.18 Midget Minstrels (Children's Christy Troupe). 1 program, [1887]
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15.12 Miller and Lyles (Flourney E. Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles). 1 photo, undated
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15.13 Mills, Gus. 3 photos, undated
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15.14 Miner, Harry. 1 photo each of Mrs. Harry Miner and the manager of Miner's Bowery Theatre, undated
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15.15, 31.19 "Minstrel Memories," minstrel show featuring Jimmy Wall, Happy Golden, et al., and possibly headed by Mrs. George Primrose. 10 photos, undated
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15.16 Minstrel Misses. 3 clippings, undated
Molloy Twins--see "The Spirit of Minstrelsy"
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15.17 Monroe, [Ned]. 1 print, undated
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15.18 Montpelier, A. 1 photo, 1874
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15.19 Moon, Geo. E. 1 photo, undated
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15.20 Moore, "Pony." 2 photos, undated; see also Bryant, Dan; box 35, p. 47
Moore and Burgess' Minstrels ("Pony" Moore and Fred Burgess)
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15.21 3 photos, undated; 5 programs, 1887-1893, undated
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31.20 2 mounted photos; 1 clipping, undated
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15.22 Moran, Frank. 2 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 44
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15.23 Moran, George, and Charles Mack. 1 photo, undated
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31.21 Moran and Thomas' San Francisco Minstrels (Frank Moran and Ned Thomas). 1 program, 1888
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31.22 Moran's San Francisco Minstrels (Frank Moran). 3 programs, 1888
Morande, Madeleine--see Foy, [Madeleine?, née Morande]
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15.24 Moreland, Arthur C. 5 photos, undated
Morris, Billy
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15.25 4 photos, undated
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31.23 1 print, undated
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15.26 Morris, Charles A. 1 photo; 1 clipping, [1922]; see also Wilson and Morris' Minstrels
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15.27 Morris, D. L. 4 photos, undated
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15.28 Morris, Lon. 2 photos, undated; 2 clippings, 1868, undated--see also box 35, p. 2
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15.29 Morris and Ward. 1 photo, undated
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15.30 Morris Brothers, Pell, and Trowbridge's Minstrels (Billy and Lon Morris, Johnny Pell, Joseph T.Trowbridge). 4 photos, undated; 1 playbill, 1863
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15.31 Morton, J. W. 3 photos, undated; see also Walters and Morton
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15.32 Moss and Frye (Arthur G. Moss and Edward Frye). 2 photos, undated
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15.33 Mudge, Hank, and John Doyle (J. Marcus Doyle). 1 photo, undated
Mullally, W. S.--see box 35, p. 16
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15.34 Mulligan, John. 1 photo, undated
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15.35 Murdock. 1 photo, undated
Murphy, J. B.--see box 35, p. 28
Murphy, J. C.--see box 35, pp. 3, 16, 43
Murphy, Joe
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15.36 20 photos, 1862, undated, includes 2 with Johnny Mack
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45.3 1 scrapbook leaf, undated
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15.37 Murphy, Paddy. 1 photo, undated
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15.38 Murphy, W. B. 1 photo, undated
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15.39 "Musical Conservatory." 1 photo, undated
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15.40 Nahant Minstrels. 1 playbill, 1875
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16.1 Neff, John. 5 photos, undated
Neville, Tom--see Hughes, Archie; box 35, p. 42
Newcomb, Bobby. See also Bryant, Dan
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16.2 1 photo; 1 tintype of daughters Augusta, Blanche, and Effie Newcomb; 1 clipping, undated
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31.24 1 print, undated
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16.3 Newcomb, W. W. 2 photos, undated; see also Rumsey and Newcomb's Minstrels
Nicholson, Ebenezer--see "Little Mac"
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16.4 Nightingale Serenaders. 1 photo, 1846
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16.5 Niles, P. J. 2 photos, undated
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16.6 Norcross, Joseph M. 3 photos, 1912, undated; see also box 35, p. 40
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16.7 Norman. 1 photo, undated
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16.8 Norman, Matty. 1 photo, undated
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16.9 Norton, Nick. 2 photos, undated
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16.10 Norton, Washington. 3 photos, undated
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16.11 O'Brien, [John]. 1 photo, undated
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16.12 O'Brien, Neil. 25 photos, undated
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16.13 O'Brien, Tom. 3 photos, undated; see also Kelly and O'Brien's Minstrels
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31.25 J. C. O'Brien's Georgia Minstrels. 1 photo, circa 1897
Neil O'Brien's Minstrels
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16.14 1 souvenir program, undated
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45.4 1 clipping, undated
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osf 53 1 poster, undated
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16.15 Odd Fellows' Minstrels. 1 flier, undated
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16.16 Ogden, John. 1 photo, undated
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16.17, 31.26 Olympic Quartet. 8 photos, 1888, undated
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16.18 O'Neil and Vermont. 1 photo, undated
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16.19 O'Reardon, Matt. 2 photos, undated
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16.20 Orving, Henry, and Co. 1 photo, undated
Osborne, D. A.--see Howard and Osborne's Minstrels
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16.21 Hal Overton's Etheopian Ecstacy (sic). 2 ALS, 1899
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16.22 Overton, J. S. 1 photo, undated
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16.23 Paine, Ira. 4 photos, undated
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16.24 Palladium Minstrels. 1 program, undated
Palmer, W. F.--see Rich-Palm Minstrels
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16.25 Parker, Lew. 1 photo, 1887
Dailey Paskman's Radio Minstrels
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16.26, 32.1 7 photos; 1 clipping from sheet music cover, undated
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32.1 Sheet music cover, undated
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16.27 Pastor, Tony (aka Billy Pastor). 7 photos, 1 with wife Josephine Foley and 1 with Jennie Hill, undated; 4 clippings, 1879, undated; see also Dockstader, Lew; box 35, p. 46
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16.28 Patterson, Johnny. 1 photo, undated
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16.29 Paul, Howard. 1 photo, undated
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16.30 Peak Family (William Peak Jr.). 3 photos, undated
Pearl, Charles C.--see Welby and Pearl
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16.31 Peel, Matt. Ink and watercolor drawing, undated; see also box 35, p. 17
Peel, Tommy--see Bryant, Dan; Converse, Frank; box 35, p. 12
Peel, Mrs. Matt--see Campbell Minstrels
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16.32 Pelham, Dick. 2 photos; 1 clipping, undated
Pell, Harry--see box 35, p. 20
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16.33 Pell, Johnny. 2 photos, undated; see also Morris Brothers, Pell, and Trowbridge's Minstrels; box 35, pp. 2, 21
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16.34 Pendy, John. 7 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 46
Perrin, Sidney--see Rucker and Perrin
Pettengill, Joseph--see American 4
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16.35 Phoenix, Walter. 4 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 22
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16.36 Pickert, Willis, and sister. 2 photos, undated
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16.37 Pierson, Harry. 2 photos, undated
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16.38 Plantation Minstrels. 1 program, 1872
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16.39 Pond, William A., music publisher. 1 photo; 2 prints, undated
Ponisi, Mme.--see Allen, Johnny
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32.2 Jack Powell Sextette. 2 photos, undated
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16.40 Tom Powell's Minstrels. 1 clipping, undated
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16.41 Prendergast, Tom. 1 photo, undated; see also Bryant, Dan; box 35, p. 20
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16.42 Prentis, Harry, and George W. Carey. 1 photo, 1872
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16.43 Sam Price's Minstrels. 1 playbill, undated
Primrose, George H. See also Barlow, Wilson, Primrose, and West's Minstrels; Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels; Primrose and West's Minstrels; Primrose and Wilson's Minstrels; Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels; box 35, p. 39
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17.1-2 34 photos, 1879-1903, undated, includes 3 of Primrose and the Foley Twins, Johnnie and Willie, and 1 of Mrs. George Primrose
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17.3 4 clippings, 1919, undated; 3 ALS, 1907
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32.3 Primrose, George, Jr., and the Malloy Brothers. 1 clipping, 1917
Primrose, Mrs. George--see Primrose, George H.; "The Spirit of Minstrelsy"; "Minstrel Memories"
Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels (George H. Primrose and Lew Dockstader)
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17.4 5 photos, 1889-1900; 4 clippings, 1899-1902; 3 TLS, 1899; incomplete broadside, undated; 1 playbill, 1902
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17.5, 32.4 8 programs, 1902-1914, undated
Primrose and West's Minstrels (George H. Primrose and William H. West)
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17.6 8 photos, 1875-1889, undated; 1 TLS, 1896; 1 print, undated
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32.5 6 programs, 1888-1895, undated; 1 scrapbook leaf, undated
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osf 53 1 poster, undated
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17.7 Primrose and Wilson's Minstrels (George H. Primrose and George Wilson). 1 program, 1913
Pringle, C. W.--see Richards and Pringle's Georgia Minstrels; Richards and Pringle's, Rusco and Holland's Big Minstrel Festival
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17.8 Pugh and Mack. 1 photo, circa 1932
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17.9 Queen, John. 1 clipping, 1902
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17.10 Queen, Johnny. 7 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 17
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17.11 Queen and West (John Queen and William West). 1 photo, undated
Quilter, Dick--see box 35, p. 11
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17.12 Quilter and Goldrich (Dick Quilter and Peter Goldrich). 5 photos, 1889, undated
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17.13 Ralph, Dick. 5 photos; 1 clipping, undated; see also box 35, p. 6
Rankin, Carl--see Barlow, Wilson, and Rankin's Minstrels
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17.14 Rawlinson, J. 1 print, undated
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17.15 Ray, Johnny. 2 photos, undated
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17.16 Reed, Charlie. 2 photos, 1874, undated
Reed, Dave. See also Bryant, Dan
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17.17 6 photos, undated
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32.6 1 print, undated
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17.18 Reeves, Al. 5 photos, undated
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17.19 Reynolds, Charles. 1 photo, undated
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17.20 Reynolds and Walling. 1 tintype, undated
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17.21 Reynolds Brothers (Charles and George). 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 17
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17.22 "Ricardo." 1 photo; 1 print, undated
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18.1 Rice, Billy. 11 photos, 3 with "Little Mac," undated; see also box 35, p. 22
Rice, "Daddy" (T. D. Rice)
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18.2 1 clipping, 1860
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53 1 painting of Rice with Joseph Jefferson, 1831
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osf 23 1 photo of 1833 print, undated
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17.25 Rice, Dan. 3 photos, undated; 1 print, undated; 1 clipping [1913]
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18.3, 32.7 Rice, Edward Le Roy. 3 clippings, 1909-1917; 2 promotional booklets for Monarchs of Minstrelsy, 1909
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18.4 Rice, Johnny. 2 photos, undated
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18.5 Rice, William Henry. 2 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 2
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18.6 Rice and Hooley's Minstrels (Billy Rice and R. M. Hooley). 2 photos, undated
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18.7 Richards, Victor. 2 clippings, 1930-1931
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18.8 Richards and Pringle's Georgia Minstrels (O. E. Richards and C. W. Pringle). 5 ALS and TLS, 1899-1902, undated
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18.9 Richards and Pringle's, Rusco and Holland's Big Minstrel Festival (O. E. Richards, C. W. Pringle, W. A. Rusco, and John J. Holland). 3 TLS and ALS, 1899
Richardson, H. S.--see Rich-Palm Minstrels
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18.10 Richmond, Harry. 3 photos, circa 1878, undated
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18.11 Rich-Palm Minstrels (H. S. Richardson and W. F. Palmer). 1 TLS, 1908
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18.12 Rigby, Arthur. 3 photos, 1916, undated
Riggs, T. G.--see Wild, Johnny; box 35, p. 32
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18.13 Rinaldo. 4 photos, undated
Rinngold, Izzy--see Watts and Ringold
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18.14 Roberts, "Master." 2 photos, undated
Harry Robinson's Minstrels
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18.15 2 photos, 1874, undated
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osf 24 1 broadside, undated
Robinson, Justin--see box 35, p. 9
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18.16 Robuck, Miss. 1 photo, undated
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18.17 Roche, Johnny. 1 photo, undated
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18.18 Rockefeller Minstrels (George W. Rockefeller). 1 photo, circa 1874
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18.19 Roger Brothers. 2 photos, undated
Rogers--see McAvoy and Rogers
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18.20 Rogers, Gus. 1 photo, undated
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18.21 Rogers, Neil. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 17
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18.22 Rogers, Steve. 5 photos, undated
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18.23 Rohde, Maria de. 3 photos, undated
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18.24 Root. 2 photos, undated
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18.25 Ross, "Blackface" Eddie. 3 photos, undated
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18.26 Rucker and Perrin (John? Rucker and Sidney? Perrin). 1 photo, undated
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18.27 Rudolph. 1 photo, undated
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18.28 Rumsey, Hy. 3 photos, undated
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18.29 Rumsey and Newcomb's Minstrels (Hy Rumsey and W. W. Newcomb). 1 clipping, undated
Runnells, Fred
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18.30 2 photos, undated
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32.8 1 leaf of music part for trombome, signed by Runnells, undated
Rusco, W. A.--see Richards and Pringle's, Rusco and Holland's Big Minstrel Festival
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18.31 Russell, James G. 4 photos, undated
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18.32 Russell, John. 5 photos, 1877, undated
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18.33 Ryan, Sam J. 1 photo, undated
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18.34 Ryan, Tommy. 6 photos, 1874-1883, undated
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18.35 Ryman, Add. 3 photos, undated
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18.36 Sable Harmonists. 1 photo, 1848
Samson--see Lemaire and Samson
San Francisco Minstrels (owned variously by Billy Birch, Dave Wambold, William H. Bernard, Charles Backus, and William H. Hamilton; for other groups that capitalized on the San Francisco name, see Moran and Thomas' San Francisco Minstrels; T. J. West's San Francisco Minstrels
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18.37, 45.5 9 photos, 1865-1868, undated; 12 clippings, [1867-1874], undated; 2 prints, [1876]; ink drawing, undated
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32.9-10, 45.5 Circa 35 playbills and programs, 1865-1884, undated
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18.38 Sanderson, H. S. 1 photo, undated
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18.39 Sands, Dick. 2 photos, undated; 1 print, undated; see also Lake, Harry, and Dick Sands; box 35, p. 41
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18.40 Sands, Edward. 3 photos, undated
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18.41 Sanford, James. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, pp. 4, 20
Sanford, Samuel S.
"Personal Reminiscences of Himself together with the History of Minstrelsy from its [origin?], 1843 to 1893, with a Sketch of all the Celebrities of the Past and Present"
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32.11-14 Autograph manuscript, 150 pp., and unpaginated leaves, circa 30 pp., undated
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19.1-2 Preservation photocopy
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19.3 Typed transcript, 4 pp., undated
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19.4, 45.6 3 clippings, undated; 9 photos, 1854-1903, undated
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45.6 1 print, 1854
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19.5, 32.15 Sanford and Wilson (James Sanford and Charles Wilson). 11 photos, 1873-1877, undated
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19.6 Sargent, H. J. 1 photo, undated
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19.7 Sarony, Gilbert, female impersonator. 2 photos, undated
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osf 25 Scanlan, W. J. 1 poster, undated
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19.8 Scanlon and Cronin (Billy Scanlon and Billy Cronin). 16 photos, undated
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19.9 Schoolcraft, Luke. 6 photos, 1873, undated
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19.10 Schoolcraft and Coes (Luke Schoolcraft and George H. Coes). 2 photos, 1870, undated
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19.11 Oliver Scott's Minstrels. 1 TLS, 1898; 2 ALS, 1900
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19.12 Seaman, Charles V. 3 photos, undated
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45.7 Seaver's Minstrels? 1 program, 1867
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32.16 Seigel, Frankie. 1 clipping, 1915
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19.13 Selwyn, Eddie. 2 photos, undated
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19.14 Seymour, Nelse. 12 photos, 1862-1870, undated, 3 with "Little Mac"; 3 clippings, 1875, undated-- see also Bryant, Dan; box 35, pp. 7, 10, 15, 26
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19.15 Shannon, Ger. 2 photos, undated
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19.16 Sharpley, Sam. 1 photo; 3 clippings, 1875, undated; see also box 35, pp. 18, 48
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19.17 Sam Sharpley's Minstrels. 1 clipping, 1868
Shay, Charley
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19.18 1 photo, undated
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osf 26 1 flier, Charley Shay's Advance Courier, undated
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19.19 Shay, Johnny. 2 photos, undated
Sheffer, "Buck"--see Foley and Sheffer
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19.20 Sheffer and Blakeley ("Buck" Sheffer and Harry Blakeley). 4 photos, undated
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19.21 Shelby, Dan. 2 photos, undated
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19.22 Dan Shelby's Minstrels. 1 clipping, undated
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19.23 Sheldon, Al. 1 photo, undated
Shepard, Burt--see box 35, p. 28
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20.1 Shepherd's Minstrels (Albert Shepherd). 5 ALS, 1899-1900, undated
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20.2 Sheppard, Billy. 3 photos, undated
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20.3 Sheppard, Bob. 2 photos, 1863, undated
Sheppard, Frank--see Wood and Sheppard; Wood, Shep[p]ard, and Bryant's Musical Kings
Sheridan and Mack (John F. Sheridan and James H. Mack)
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20.4 14 photos, undated
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32.17 1 program, 1874
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20.5 Simmons, Lew. 4 photos; 2 clippings, undated--see also White and Simmons; box 35, p. 24
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20.6, 45.8 Simmons and Slocum's Minstrels (Lew Simmons and E. N. Slocum). 3 photos, circa 1870-1871, undated
Container
20.7 "Simon Pure" Minstrels. 1 clipping, undated
Container
20.8 Sims, W. E. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.9 Skiff, M. T. 4 photos, undated; see also box 35, pp. 8, 12
Container
osf 53 M. T. Skiff's California Minstrels. 3 playbills, 1881-1882
Container
20.10 Slavin, Bob. 3 photos, undated; see also Johnson and Slavin; McNish, Johnson, and Slavin's Minstrels; box 35, p. 2
Slocum, E. N.--see Simmons and Slocum's Minstrels
Container
20.11 Smith. 2 photos, undated
Smith, William--see Big 4
Container
20.12 Smith and Boatner (Leo Boatner). 2 photos, undated
Container
20.13 Smith and Byrne (Ed C. Smith and John H. W. Byrne). 1 photo, undated
Container
20.14 Solomon, Edward, composer and Lillian Russell's husband. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.15 "The Spirit of Minstrelsy," minstrel show featuring Mrs. George Primrose, John Healy, and the Molloy Twins. 10 photos, undated
Container
20.16 Sprague, Dan. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.17 Stanwood, Harry. 5 photos, 1878, undated; see also box 35, p. 29
Steele, George--see box 35, p. 45
Container
20.18 Stephens, Roe, tambourine merchant. 1 ALS, 1877
Container
20.19 Stickney, Sam, clown with Robinson's Circus. 1 photo, 1867
"Stompy" Celesten--see Brown, "Lasses"
Stone, Al--see Kaplan, Hyman
Container
20.20 Stowe, Carle. 2 photos, undated
Container
20.21 Stratton, Eugene. 1 photo, 1878; 1 clipping, undated
Container
20.22 Gus Sun American Minstrels. 6 ALS, 1901, undated; 1 PC, 1901; 1 clipping, undated
Container
20.23 Sutton, Charley. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.24 Swain, Sam. 3 photos, undated
Container
20.25 Sweatnam, Willis P. 3 photos, undated; 1 clipping, 1930
Container
20.26 Sweeney, Joe. 2 clippings, undated; see also box 35, p. 43
Container
20.27 "Sweet William" and "Bad Bill." 1 photo, undated
Container
20.28 Swor, Bert. 8 photos, undated, 2 with Lou Lubin; 1 clipping, undated
Container
20.29 Swor, John. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.30 Symonds, Jack, and Bill Blackburn. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.31 Talbott, Harry. 2 photos, 1865
Container
20.32 Talbott, Jack. 3 photos, circa 1860
Container
20.33 Taper and Green. 1 photo (only 1 person shown), undated
Container
20.34 Tennessee Quadroon Minstrels. 1 playbill, undated
Container
20.35 Terriss, T. T. (Ricardo Cortez?). 1 photo, undated
Container
20.36 Thatcher, George. 8 photos; 2 clippings, undated
George Thatcher's Minstrels
Container
osf 27 1 print, undated
Container
32.18 2 programs, 1891-1894
Container
20.37 Thatcher and Johnson's Minstrels (George Thatcher and Carroll Johnson). 1 TLS, 1895
Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels (George Thatcher, George H. Primrose, and William H. West)
Container
20.38, osf 28 9 photos, 1887-1888, undated; 1 clipping, 1883
Container
osf 53 3 posters, undated
Container
33.1 12 programs, 1885-1888, undated
Container
20.39 Thomas. 1 photo, undated
Container
20.40 Thomas, [J.?] R. 1 photo, undated
Thomas, Ned--see Moran and Thomas' San Francisco Minstrels
Container
20.41 Thomas, T. F. Circa 15 typed and autograph notes, TLS, and ALS, 1934-1935, undated
Container
20.42 Thompson, James. 1 photo, circa 1883
Container
21.1 Thompson, James "Fat." 2 photos, undated
Thompson, Johnny; See also box 35, p. 47
Container
21.2 3 photos; 1 print, undated
Container
osf 29 1 issue of Comedian, 1876
Container
21.3 Thorner. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.4 Titus, Frank. 1 PC, undated
Container
21.5 Tooley, Larry. 6 photos, undated
Topack, George--box 35, p. 45
Container
21.6 Trocadero Quartet. 1 clipping, undated
Container
21.7 Trowbridge, Joseph T. 2 photos, undated; see also Morris Brothers, Pell, and Trowbridge's Minstrels
Container
21.8 "Tucker." 1 photo, undated
Container
osf 51 Turtle Boy from Arkansas. 1 poster, undated
Container
33.2 Tute's Minstrels (James T. Tute). 2 programs, 1876, undated
Container
21.9 Two Ton Twins. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.10 Unsworth, [James?]. 1 clipping, undated
Container
21.11 Van, Billy. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.12 John R. Van Arnam's Minstrels. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.13 Van Fossen, Harry. 3 photos, undated
Vermont--see O'Neil and Vermont
Virginia Minstrels
Container
33.3 2 photos; typescript of radio broadcast, undated
Container
osf 30 Board affixed with 4 photos, undated, and sheet music cover, 1843
Container
21.14 Virginia Serenaders. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.15 Vogel, John W. 3 photos, undated
Container
21.16 Vogel's Minstrels (John W. Vogel). 2 clippings, 1902-[1905]; 2 TLS, 1899
Container
21.17 Wagner, "Happy" Cal. 9 photos, 1860, undated; 1 clipping, [1904]
Container
21.18 "Happy" Cal Wagner's Minstrels. 1 clipping, 1875
Container
21.19 Waldron, Dan. 3 photos, undated; see also Big 4
Container
21.20 Walker, George. 3 photos, undated; see also Williams and Walker
Container
21.21 Wall, Jimmy. 1 business card, undated; see also "Minstrel Memories"
Container
21.22 Wallace, Jake. 1 photo, undated
Walling--see Reynolds and Walling
Container
21.23 Walters and Morton (Charley Walters and J. W. Morton). 1 print, undated
Container
21.24 Walz, Fred. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.25 Wambold, Dave. 8 photos; 2 clippings, undated--see also San Francisco Minstrels; box 35, p. 37
Container
21.26 Wambold, James. 3 photos, undated; 1 clipping, [1901]
Ward--see Morris and Ward
Container
21.27 Ward, "Hi Tom," and Charles Diamond. 1 flier, undated
Container
21.28 Ward, William H. 1 business card, 1905; see also Fox and Ward
Container
21.29 Warfield, Tom. 5 photos, undated
Container
21.30 Waters and Kelly (Tom Waters and Nolan Kelly). 3 photos, undated
Container
21.31 Watson, Harry. 3 photos; 1 tintype, undated
Container
21.32 Watts and Ringold (Izzy Rinngold?). 2 photos, undated
Container
21.33 Weaver, Addison. 4 photos, 1855, undated, 1 with Johnny Mack; 1 clipping, [1903]; see also box 35, p. 24
Container
21.34 Webster. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.35 Welby and Pearl (Jake Welby and Charles C. Pearl). 2 photos, 1 mounted with clipping, circa 1883
Container
21.36 Welch, Billy. 2 photos, undated
Container
21.37 Welch, Charles M. 1 photo, 1875
Container
21.38 Welch, Emmett, and His Minstrels. 14 photos, undated
Container
21.39 Welch, Fayette. 5 photos, undated
Wesley Brothers--see box 35, p. 13
Container
21.40 Wesner, Ella. 1 photo, undated
Container
21.41 West, Luke. 1 clipping, undated
Container
21.42 West, Ned. 1 photo, undated
Container
45.9 T. J. West's San Francisco Minstrels. 2 programs, undated
Container
21.43 West, William. 2 photos; 1 print, undated--see also Queen and West
Container
22.1, 33.4 West, William H. 8 photos, undated; 2 clippings, 1902; see also Barlow, Wilson, Primrose, and West's Minstrels; Primrose and West's Minstrels; Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels; box 35, pp. 39, 48
Container
22.2 William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee. 9 TLS and ALS, 1899-1907
Westeyren--see Ekstrom and Westeyren
Container
22.3 Weston, Horace. 2 photos, undated; photocopy of flier, circa 1882
Weston, William R.--see Culhane, Chace, and Weston's Minstrels
Container
osf 31 Weston Brothers (Sam and Morris). 1 poster, undated
Wheeler, "Punch"--see Dockstader, Lew
Container
22.4 Wheeler's Ideal Minstrels. 1 PC, 188[6?]
Container
22.5 White, Archie. 13 photos, many with wife Ella Esmond; 1 PC, undated
Container
22.6 White, Charles O. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.7, 33.5 White, Charles T. 8 photos, 1862-1881, undated; 3 prints, undated; 7 clippings, 1867, undated; see also box 35, pp. 5, 9, 14, 27
White, Mrs. Charles T.--see box 35, p. 9
Container
22.8 White, Edward C. 1 ALS, 1907
Container
22.9 White, Frank H. 2 photos, undated
Container
45.10 White, J. M. 1 playbill, 1833
Container
22.10 White and Simmons (Frank H. White and Lew Simmons). 2 photos, undated
Container
33.6 White's Serenaders. Sheet music cover, 1949
Container
22.11 Whitlock, Billy. 3 photos, undated
Container
45.11 Whitman, Julius P. 2 photos, circa 1865
Container
33.7 Whitmore and Clark's Minstrels (George M. Clark).1 program, 1872
Container
22.12 Wild, Frank. 1 photo, 1865
Container
22.13 Wild, Johnny. 4 photos, 1862, undated, 1 with Hubert William Eagan and T. G. Riggs; 1 drawing, undated; see also box 35, p. 32
Container
22.14 Wilhats, The. 2 photos, undated
Container
22.15 Williams, Barney. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.16 Williams, Bert. 6 photos, undated; 1 PC, 1959; 3 programs, 1910-1919
Container
22.17 Williams, Billy. 1 clipping, 1908
Container
22.18 Williams, Gus. 9 photos, undated
Container
22.19 Harry Williams' Academy (Pittsburg). 1 program, 1899
Container
22.20 Williams, Johnny. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.21 Williams, Percy G. 3 clippings, 1882
Container
22.22 Williams, Tommy. 1 photo, undated; see also box 35, p. 21
Container
22.23 Williams and Clark. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.24 Williams and Walker (Bert Williams and George Walker). 1 scrapbook leaf, undated; 2 ALS, 1910, undated; 4 photos, undated; 1 program, 1908
Container
22.25 Williams and Young. 3 photos, undated
Container
22.26 Willis, Oscar. 2 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 36
Container
22.27 Wills and Burfoot. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.28 Wilson, Billy. 1 photo, undated
Container
22.29 Wilson, Charles. 10 photos, includes 6 with his daughter, 1865, undated; see also Sanford and Wilson; box 35, p. 20
Wilson, Dave--see box 35, p. 5
Container
22.30 Wilson, Francis. 1 clipping, undated; see also Mackin and Wilson; box 35, p. 29
Container
22.31 Wilson, Fred. 7 photos, undated
Container
22.32, 33.8 Wilson, George. 9 photos, 1877-1898, undated; biographical sketch, 1 p., undated; see also Barlow, Wilson, and Co.'s Minstrels; Barlow, Wilson, and Rankin's Minstrels; Barlow, Wilson, Primrose, and West's Minstrels; Primrose and Wilson's Minstrels
Wilson, Jack
Container
22.33 5 photos, undated
Container
33.9 1 caricature, undated
Container
23.1 Wilson, Luke. 1 photo, 1866; see also box 35, p. 28
Container
23.2 Wilson and Morris' Minstrels (Fred Wilson and Charles A. Morris). 1 clipping, [1861]
Container
23.3 Winter, Banks. 4 photos, undated
Container
23.4 Witherspoon, Herbert. 4 photos, undated
Container
23.5 Witt, Julius. 1 photo, undated
Container
23.6 Wood and Sheppard (Billy Wood and Frank Sheppard). 3 photos, undated; 1 clipping, undated; 1 program, 1894
Container
osf 53 Wood, Shep[p]ard, and Bryant's Musical Kings (Billy Wood, Frank Sheppard, and Fred Bryant). 1 poster, undated
Wood's Minstrels (Henry Wood)
Container
23.7 Typed song lyrics, 1865; 1 clipping, [1861]
Container
45.12 1 program, 1862
Container
23.8 Woodson, Harry. 3 photos, undated; see also box 35, p. 48
Container
23.9 Worden and Mack. 1 photo, 1880
Worley, Charley--see Girard and Worley
Young--see McCabe and Young's Minstrels; Williams and Young
Container
23.10 Young, Charles W. 1 photo, undated
Container
23.11 Zanfretta, Flora. 2 photos, 1875
Container
23.12, 33.10, osf 32 Composites
Container
23.13-8, 33.11 Unidentified
Container
osf 33, 54 Unidentified (continued)

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Series II. Playbills and Programs, 1847-1914 (Original Inventory)

Container
45.13, osf 36, osf 52 A-F, undated
Container
45.14 Aeolians, 1851-1857, undated
Container
46.1, osf 52 Bryant's Minstrels, 1859-1878, undated
Container
46.2, osf 37 Buckley's Serenaders, 1863-1874, undated
Container
46.3, osf 38 Callender's Georgia Minstrels, 1874-1884, undated
Container
46.4 Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels, 1866-1878, undated
Container
46.5, osf 52 Christy's Minstrels, 1850-1872, undated
Container
46.6 W. S. Cleveland's Minstrels, 1889-1895
Container
46.7 Dockstader's Minstrels, 1886-1893, undated
Container
46.8 Emerson's Minstrels, 1872-1879, undated
Container
46.9, osf 52 Ethiopian Serenaders, 1847-1851
Container
46.10 "Female" minstrels [men and women], 1872-1887, undated
Container
47.1, osf 39, osf 52 G-N, undated
Container
47.2 Georgia Minstrels, 1876-1880
Container
47.3, osf 40, osf 52 Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels, 1879-1887, undated
Container
47.4 Haverly's Minstrels, 1876-1898, undated
Container
osf 41 Hooley and Campbell's Minstrels, 1860
Container
47.5 Hooley's Minstrels, 1861-1880
Container
47.6, osf 52 Kelly and Leon's Minstrels, 1867-1876, undated
Container
47.7, osf 52 Leavitt's Minstrels, 1881-1884, undated
Container
47.8 McNish, Johnson, and Slavin's Minstrels, 1885-1887
Container
47.9 O-R, undated
Container
47.10 Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels, [1899]-1914, undated
Container
47.11, osf 42 S-Z, undated
Container
47.12, osf 43 San Francisco Minstrels, 1865-[1883?], undated
Container
47.13 George Thatcher's Minstrels, 1890-1894
Container
47.14, osf 44 Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels, [1883-1889], undated
Container
47.15 Wood's Minstrels, 1863-1880
Container
47.16 Unidentified

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Series III. Scrapbooks, 1835-1927 (Original Inventory)

Container
35 "Minstrels, 1835 to 1891"
Minstrel and variety shows, legitimate theatre, and music performances in New York, 1882-1890
Container
36 Scrapbook
Container
24.1 Associated materials
Container
33.12-15 Disbound scrapbook, 1848-1927
Leaves of disbound scrapbooks
Container
34.1 1837-1906
Container
34.2 1875-1916
Container
34.3 1875-1919
Container
34.4 1893
Container
34.5 1893-1901
Container
24.2 Scrapbook leaf, 1879

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Series IV. Printed Music, 1834-1934 (Original Inventory)

Sheet music
Container
37.1 1834
Container
37.2 1835
Container
37.3 1836
Container
37.4 1837
Container
37.5 1840
Container
37.6 1841
Container
37.7 1842
Container
37.8 1843
Container
37.9 1844
Container
37.10 1846
Container
37.11 1847
Container
38.1 1848
Container
38.2 1849
Container
38.3 1850
Container
38.4 1851
Container
38.5 1852
Container
39.1 1853
Container
39.2 1854
Container
39.3 1855
Container
39.4 1856
Container
39.5 1857
Container
39.6 1858
Container
39.7 1859
Container
39.8 1860
Container
39.9 1861
Container
39.10 1862
Container
39.11 1863
Container
40.1 1864
Container
40.2 1865
Container
40.3 1866
Container
40.4 1867
Container
40.5 1868
Container
40.6 1869
Container
40.7 1870
Container
40.8 1871
Container
40.9 1872
Container
40.10 1873
Container
40.11 1874
Container
40.12 1875
Container
40.13 1876
Container
40.14 1877
Container
41.1 1878
Container
41.2 1879
Container
41.3 1880
Container
41.4 1881
Container
41.5 1882
Container
41.6 1883
Container
41.7 1884
Container
41.8 1885
Container
41.9 1886
Container
41.10 1887
Container
41.11 1888
Container
41.12 1889
Container
41.13 1891
Container
41.14 1892
Container
42.1 1894
Container
42.2 1895
Container
42.3 1896
Container
42.4 1897
Container
42.5 1898
Container
42.6 1899
Container
42.7 1900
Container
43.1 1901
Container
43.2 1902
Container
43.3 1903
Container
43.4 1904
Container
43.5 1905
Container
43.6 1906
Container
43.7 1907
Container
43.8 1908
Container
43.9 1910
Container
43.10 1911
Container
43.11 1912
Container
43.12 1913
Container
43.13 1914
Container
43.14 1915
Container
43.15 1916
Container
43.16 1917
Container
43.17 1918
Container
43a.1 1919
Container
43a.2 1920
Container
43a.3 1921
Container
43a.4 1922
Container
43a.5 1924
Container
43a.6 1925
Container
43a.7 1926
Container
43a.8 1927
Container
43a.9 1928
Container
43a.10 1929
Container
43a.11 1932
Container
43a.12 1934
Container
43a.13-14 No date
Container
24.3, osf 34 Clippings re songs, 1918-1925, undated
Container
24.4-6 Songbooks, 1881-1885

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Series V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1833-1908 (Original Inventory)

Subseries A. Songsters, 1833-1883, undated
Titles
Container
25.1-3, 48.1-66 A-J
Container
25.4, 49.1-38 K-Sh
Container
25.5-6, 26.1, 50.1-18 So-Z
Container
26.2, 50.19-32 Unknown
Container
50.33-53 Songster leaves, groups 1-20
Container
26.3 Loose leaves (single pages)
Container
26.4-8 Mounted leaves of songsters, circa 1835-1880
Subseries B. Jokesters and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1870-1908, undated
Container
26.9-10, 51.1-24 Titles A-Z
Container
51.25-26 Title unknown

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Series VI. Miscellaneous, 1858-1931 (Original Inventory)

Container
26.11, 27.1-2 Banjo clippings, advertisements, and instruction books, 1862-1921, undated
Container
27.3 "Lady" minstrels programs and clippings, 1859-1904, undated
Container
27.4, 34.6 McDonough Opera House (Middletown, Conn.) ALS, PC, telegrams, and contracts, 1883-1888, undated
Container
27.5-7 "Early History of Negro Minstrelsy," circa 50 clippings, 1911-1913, undated
Container
27.8-9, 28.1-7, 29.1 Mounted clippings, 1860-1931, undated
Container
29.2-4, 34.7, 47.17 Miscellaneous clippings and other printed material, 1858-1929, undated
Container
29.5-6, 34.8, osf 35 Miscellaneous prints, circa 1870-1920
Container
29.7* Fragile materials *DO NOT PAGE*

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Minstrel Show Collection--Container List

 

Series I. Minstrel Show Companies and Performers, circa 1870-1920 (2008 Addition)

Container
55.1 Allen, Andrew Jackson
Container
55.2 Bishop, Thomas Brigham
Container
55.3 Bryant, Dan
Container
55.4 Bryant, Jerry
Container
55.5 Buckley, George Swayne
Container
55.6 Chirgwin, George A.
Container
55.7 Christy, Edwin P.
Container
55.8 Christy, George A.
Container
55.9 Christy's Minstrels
Container
55.10 Dixon, George Washington
Container
55.11 Dorchester Serenaders
Container
55.12 Duprez and Benedict's Minstrels
Container
55.13 Emmett, Dan
Container
osf 57-58 Al. G. Field's Minstrels
Container
55.14 Foster, Stephen Collins
Container
55.15 Hall Boys' Variety Company
Container
55.16 Haverly's Minstrels/Leavitt's Minstrels
Container
osf 55 Matthews Minstrels
Container
55.17 Original Minstrels
Container
58.1-13 Rice, "Daddy" (T. D. Rice)
Container
55.18 Roberts, James
Container
55.19 Seymour, Nelse
Container
55.20 Van, Billy
Container
55.21 White, Charles T.
Container
55.22 Williams, Barney
Container
55.23 Unidentified

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Series II. Playbills and Programs, 1883, undated (2008 Addition)

Container
55.24 Catching a Spy at the Ship Alfred Amateur Theatre, undated
Container
56.1 Haverly's Minstrels at Haverly's San Francisco Minstrel and Comedy Theatre, 1883

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Series III. Scrapbooks, 1861-1904 (2008 Addition)

Container
bv 1 Scrapbook, 1861-1904, with detailed list of contents

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Series IV. Printed Music, 1835-1909 (2008 Addition)

Container
bv 2 "Coon Songs," circa 1890s, with title index
Sheet music
Container
56.2 1835
Container
56.3 1842
Container
56.4 1843
Container
56.5 1844
Container
56.6 1847
Container
56.7 1848
Container
56.8 1850
Container
56.9 1851
Container
56.10 1852
Container
56.11 1853
Container
57.1 1854
Container
57.2 1859
Container
57.3 1860
Container
57.4 1861
Container
57.5 1862
Container
57.6 1863
Container
57.7 1864
Container
57.8 1865
Container
57.9 1866
Container
57.10 1868
Container
57.11 1869
Container
57.12 1870
Container
57.13 1871
Container
57.14 1872
Container
57.15 1873
Container
57a.1 1874
Container
57a.2 1878
Container
57a.3 1880
Container
57a.4 1881
Container
57a.5 1883
Container
57a.6 1884
Container
57a.7 1888
Container
57a.8 1895
Container
57a.9 1896
Container
57a.10 1897
Container
57a.11 1899
Container
57a.12 1901
Container
57a.13 1905
Container
57a.14 1906
Container
57a.15 1908
Container
57a.16 1909
Container
57a.17 Undated

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Series V. Songsters, Jokesters, and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1910-1937, undated (2008 Addition)

Subseries A. Songsters, undated
Container
55.25 Bryants' New Songster, undated leaf
Subseries B. Jokesters and Miscellaneous Booklets, 1910-1937
Container
55.26 The Burnt Corkers' Jamboree, 1930
Container
55.27 Darktown Joker, 1910
Container
55.28 Jolly Pickaninnies Minstrels, 1937

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Series VI. Miscellaneous, undated (2008 Addition)

Container
osf 56 "Jitterbugs," photograph of actors in blackface (UT Austin production?), undated
Container
55.29 "The Minstrel Show," program guide produced by the Donald Byrd Dance Foundation, undated

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 Minstrel Show Collection--Index of Correspondents (Original Inventory) 

  • Allen, Paul, d. 1896 -- 13.4
  • Anthony, A. S. -- 6.21, 27.4
  • Atkinson, G. H. -- 8.14
  • Barton, George L. -- 12.21
  • Barton, J. D. -- 20.1
  • Beach, Bobby -- 30.6
  • Bender, S. P. -- 22.24
  • Bishop, G. E. -- 20.1
  • Botsford, Geis? -- 27.4
  • Bowers, Otis -- 30.6
  • Boyer, L. M. -- 11.9, 32.8
  • Bryant, Neil -- 30.10
  • Bugbur, R. -- 22.2
  • Busby, Al. T. -- 2.30
  • Busby, J. M. -- 5.16
  • Callender, Charles -- 27.4
  • Chatten, James P. -- 4.19
  • Clark, Duncan -- 27.4
  • Cleveland, William S., b. 1861? -- 4.29
  • Colby, George W. -- 27.4
  • Colegrove, A. M. -- 27.4
  • Cook, Charles E. -- 27.4
  • Covington, G. -- 10.22
  • Crawford, George B. -- 27.4
  • Decker, J. H. -- 22.27, 22.29
  • Dumont, Frank -- 7.1
  • Egerton, Harry C. -- 27.4
  • Elmers?, Howard -- 20.37
  • Field, Al. G. (Alfred Griffith), b. 1852 -- 8.14
  • Foote, William -- 27.4
  • Harrison, G. M. -- 27.4
  • Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901 -- 10.22, 10.24
  • Hi-Henry -- 11.13, 27.4
  • Holland, John J. -- 18.8-9
  • Howard, J. B. -- 11.31
  • Irolli, Vincent F. -- 2.8
  • Jewell, E. M. -- 16.21
  • Junker, W. A. -- 19.11
  • Langstaff, Charles W. -- 4.14
  • Leavitt, M. B. -- 27.4
  • Lester, Billy -- 13.4
  • Logan, Frank -- 18.8
  • Mahara, Frank L. -- 13.23
  • Mahara, Jack -- 13.24
  • Mahara, W. A. -- 13.24
  • Mayer, Sam -- 7.17
  • McCabe, D. W. -- 2.15
  • McNamara, J. M. -- 27.4
  • Nankeville, W. E. -- 10.22
  • Norcross, J. M. -- 27.4
  • Osborne, D. A. -- 11.31
  • Overton, Hal -- 16.21
  • Palmer, W. F. -- 18.11
  • Quinlan, Dan -- 8.14
  • Ricaby, Sanford B. -- 22.2
  • Rusco, W. A. -- 18.8
  • Sayers, Henry J. -- 27.4
  • Spitz, Abe -- 22.4, 27.4
  • Stephens, Roe -- 20.18
  • Sun, Gus -- 20.22
  • Thomas, T. F. -- 22.41
  • Vernon, D. S. -- 22.2
  • Vogel, John W. -- 21.16
  • Warrington, William -- 17.3
  • Weeder, G. F. -- 27.4
  • Williams, J. H. -- 27.4
  • Wilson, Charles D. -- 6.12
  • Wixstrom, R. L. -- 9.21
  • Wood, E. H. -- 18.8
  • Wright, Fred E. -- 27.4
  • Unidentified author "Coleman"-- 4.35
  • Unidentified author "Dick"-- 22.16
  • Unidentified author "Heagler"-- 4.35
  • Unidentified author -- 23.13

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