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This collection represents an interesting variety of research materials in the area of theatre arts. The majority of the plays in Series I date to the midnineteenth century and include details from professional productions of the time. Series II contains playbills from numerous Broadway shows, many from the original productions, as well as souvenir books from famous turn-of-the-century actors. Series III consists of the promptbooks of shows produced in the 1970's by the Players Repertory Theatre of Harrisburg, PA, of which Anthony Arms, a nephew of Richard Arms, was a member.
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Theatre Arts, Owl and Nightingale, theater, Broadway, playbills, theatre history
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Chesney, Jennifer, "MS-037: Papers of Richard A. Arms" (August 2002). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.