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R.H. Burnside papers,

Title
R.H. Burnside papers, ca. 1890-1950.
Author
Burnside, R. H. (Robert Hubberthorne), 1873-1952.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
52 linear feet (120 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographic prints.
  • Sheet music.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Theatre Division
Biography (note)
  • Robert H. Burnside (1870-1952) was an American actor, director, producer, composer, and playwright.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 436
Author
Burnside, R. H. (Robert Hubberthorne), 1873-1952.
Title
R.H. Burnside papers, ca. 1890-1950.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, financial papers, production records, photographs, and printed matter. Correspondence consists of requests for work or placement in a particular show, either at the New York Hippodrome or another of the theaters with which Burnside was affiliated, as well as correspondence referring to the logistics of productions, publicity and financial arrangements, club memberships, and professional organizations such as ASCAP. Other correspondence refers to his endeavors in the film industry, as a director with Paramount in New York City, 1923-1925, and in Hollywood, 1935-1938. Correspondence also concerns the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1926. Financial papers consist of theater accounts, box office and royalty statements, and securities and insurance records. Production notes include cast lists, property lists, program outlines, stage directions, reports, scripts, synopses, and light plots. Publicity photographs are accompanied by letters seeking auditions or parts in Burnside productions. Printed matter includes sheet music, promotional materials, newsclippings of reviews, and articles referring to Burnside, performers, shows, and productions he staged.
Biography
Robert H. Burnside (1870-1952) was an American actor, director, producer, composer, and playwright. He was stage director of the New York Hippodrome from 1908 to 1923. He wrote and staged hundreds of dramas, musicals and theatrical spectacles.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Dramatists.
Theatrical producers and directors.
Added Author
Dillingham, Charles B., 1868-1934.
Buck, Gene, 1885-1957.
Shubert Organization.
Research Call Number
MssCol 436
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