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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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Publication Date

August 2002


Theatre Arts, Owl and Nightingale, theater, Broadway, playbills, theatre history


Cultural History | History | Social History | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-037: The Papers of Richard A. Arms