Theatre Programs Collection, 1877-2007

Theatre Programs Collection, 1877-2007

Finding Aid

Collection No. 113
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

The theatre programs in this collection were accessioned from various locations and from various individuals.                                                                                                      

History

The theatre community has been a rich contributor to the cultural and social life of Washington, D.C., since the beginning of the city as the nation’s capitol.  

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of programs, annual reports, brochures and other materials related to Washington, D.C., theatres. 

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

America Theatre  (“L’Enfant Plaza”), n.d. (1 box)

American University, 1947-1982 (1 box)

Arena Stage, 1950-present (10 boxes)

  • 1950-1959
  • 1960-1964
  • 1965-1969
  • 1970-1974
  • 1975-1979
  • 1980-1984
  • 1985-1989
  • 1990-1994
  • 1995-1999
  • 2000-present
  • Annual Reports, n.d.
  • Announcements of Plays
  • Newsletters

Asta Theater, n.d. (1 box)

Back Alley Playhouse, 1964-1979 (1 box)

Back Stage, 1943-1948 (1 box) 

Belasco Theatre (Shubert Belasco), 1907-1951 (1 box)

Belasco Program, 1930-1937 (1 box)

B.F. Keith’s, 1906-1927 (1 box)

Carter Barron, n.d. (1 box)

Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 1906-1969  (1 box)

Calverton Players, 1973 (1 box)

Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 1968-1974 (1 box)

Cedar Lane Stage Players, n.d. (1 box)

Central High School, n.d. (1 box)

Constitution Hall, 1940-1984 (10 boxes)

  • 1940-1942
  • 1943-1945
  • 1946-1949
  • 1950-1953
  • 1954-1957
  • 1958-1959
  • 1960-1965
  • 1966-1968
  • 1969
  • 1970-1984

Continental Hall, 1920-1943 (1 box)

Corcoran Gallery, 1957-1975 (1 box)

Department Auditorium, 1944-1966 (1 box)

Dinner Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Duke Ellington Theatre, 1986-1995 (1 box)

Earle Program, 1925,1927 (2 boxes)

Folger, n.d. to 1980 and beyond (2 boxes)

Ford Theatre Programs, n.d. (2 boxes)

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, n.d. (1 box)

Gala, 1984-1993 (1 box)

Garrick Program, 1923-1924 (bound volume)

Gauteu Theatre, 1907-1996 (1 box)

Hartke Theatre, 1931-1982 (1 box)

Horizons Theatre, 1985-1995 (1 box)

Hotel Theatres, 1913-1936 (1 box)

Howard University Rankin Chapel, n.d. (1 box)

Inter American Music Festival, 1965-1974 (1 box)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 1927-1997 (1 box)

Kensington Garrett Players, n.d. (1 box)

Library of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation, n.d. (1 box)

Chamber Music Center

  • Scrapbook, 1940-1943 (1 box)
  • Scrapbook, 1950-1969 (1 box)
  • Scrapbook, 1955-1978 (1 box)

Lisner Auditorium Dance Performances & Other Performances, n.d. (1 box)

Loew’s, 1952-1962 (1 box)

Maryland Theatre, 1941-1965 (1 box)

Masonic Auditorium, n.d. (1 box)

Maryland State Music Teachers Association, n.d.  (1 box)

Meridian Hill Park, 1991-1994 (1 box)

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 1982-1989 (1 box)

Metzerrett Music Hall, 1892 (1 box)

Misc. Washington Theatres, n.d. (1 box)

Montgomery Players (Inverness Playhouse), n.d. (1 box) 

Mutual Players, 1924-1927 (3 bound volumes)

National Ballet Society, n.d. (1 box) 

National Gallery of Arts Concerts, n.d. (1 box)

National Symphony Orchestra Hans Kindler’s Programs with the NSO (21 boxes, 2 folders, 1 bound volume)

1931-1949 (bound volume)

National Symphony Orchestra

  • 1930-1939 (1 box)
  • 1940-1944 (1 box)
  • 1945-1949 (1 box)
  • 1950-1956 (1 box)
  • 1957-1959 (1 box)
  • 1960-1962 (1 box)
  • 1963-1964 (1 box)
  • 1965-1967 (1 box)
  • 1968-1968 (1 box)
  • 1969-1970 (1 box)
  • 1971-1973 (1 box)
  • 1974-1976 (1 box)
  • 1977-1979 (1 box)
  • 1980-1981 (1 box)
  • 1982-1983 (1 box)
  • 1984-1985 (1 box)
  • 1985-1985 (1 box)
  • 1985-1986 (1 box)
  • 1987 (1 box)
  • 1988-1989 (1 box)
  • 1990-1995 (1 box)
  • Folder 1 NSO miscellaneous programs, n.d. (folder)
  • Folder 2 NSO, n.d. (folder)

National Theatre (14 boxes, 1 folder)

  • 1877-1899 (1 box)
  • 1900-1909 (1 box)
  • 1910-1919 (1 box)
  • 1920-1925 (1 box)
  • 1960-1962 (1 box)
  • 1963-1964 (1 box)
  • 1965-1966 (1 box)
  • 1966-1967 (1 box)
  • 1968-1969 (1 box)
  • 1970-1974 (1 box)
  • 1973-1974 (1 box)
  • 1980-1986 (1 box)
  • 1987-1988 (1 box)
  • 1990-2001 (1 box)
  • Undated Programs (1 folder)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra, 1907-1925 (1 box)

New Brand, 1899-1914 (1 box)

New Playwright Theatre, 1980-1988 (1 box)

The New Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Off the Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Olney (6 boxes)

  • 1938-1969 (1 box)
  • 1960s (1 box)
  • 1970s (1 box)
  • 1980s (1 box)
  • 1990-1995 (1 box)
  • 1996 (1 box)

Opera, 1962-1976 (1 box)

Opera House, n.d. (1 box)

Opera Society of Washington (2 boxes)

  • 1947-1966 (1 box)
  • 1966 (1 box)

Pan American Union, n.d. (1 box)

Phillips Gallery Concerts, 1949- (1 box)

Poli’s (2 boxes, 7 bound volumes)

  • 1926 (1 box)
  • 1922-1923 (1 bound volume)
  • 1923-1924 (1 bound volume)
  • 1924 (1 bound volume)

P&B Summer Session

  • 1924 (1 bound volume)
  • 1924-1925 (1 bound volume)
  • 1925-1926 (1 bound volume)

Poli’s + Belasco

  • 1927-1928 (1 bound volume)
  • 1928-1929 (1 bound volume)

Playbill, n.d., 1962-1997 (2 boxes)

President Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Rialto, n.d. (1 box)

Roadside Theatre, 1934-1938, 1947 (1 box)

Rockville Little Theatre, 1971-1973 (1 box)

Roosevelt High Auditorium, n.d. (1 box)

Roosevelt Musical Chorus, n.d. (1 box)

Roundhouse

The Sandy Spring Theatre Group, 1972-1973 (1 box)

School and College Theatre, 1972-1973 (1 box)

Shakespeare Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Shubert “The Playgoer,” 1929-1930 (1 bound volume)

Shubert Belasco, 1927 (1 bound volume)

Signature Theatre                                                                               

Silver Spring, 1972-1974 (1 box)

Smithsonian, n.d. (1 box)

Smithsonian Miscellaneous, n.d. (1 box)

Source Theatre, 1977-present (1 box)

Stage Bill, Aug. 1991-June 2001 (1 box)

Studio Theatre, n.d., 1996-1999 (3 boxes)

Sylvan Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Theatre Chamber Players, n.d. (1 box)

Theatre Lobby, n.d. (1 box)

Trinity, n.d. (1 box)

Uline Arena, n.d. (1 box)

University of Maryland, n.d. (1 box)

Virginia Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Warner’s Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Wardman Park, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Auditorium, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Cathedral and Cathedral Choral Society, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Jewish Theatre, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Opera, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Outdoor Concerts, n.d. (1 box)    

Washington Pageant for the Arts, n.d. (1 box)

Washington Performing Arts Society

  • 1966-1971 (1 box)
  • 1966-1969 (1 box)
  • 1970-1984 (1 box ) 

Washington Stage Guild n.d. (1 box)

  • 1986-1995 (1 box)

Washington Theatre Club Program, 1964-1974 (1 box)

Wolf Trap

  • 1975-1979 (1 box)
  • 1980s (1 box)
  • 1990 (1 box)

Wolf Trap Filene Center

  • 1970-1974 (1 box)
  • 1975 (1 box)

Wolly Mammoth (1 box)

YWCA  (       ) Hall, nd (1 box)                                                                                                                                               

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Compiled by Steve Lilienthal, May 2007

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