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Robinson Locke collection

Title
Robinson Locke collection, 1870-1920.
Author
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920.
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reel 1. Ser. 1, v. 40-41. John BarrymoreMixed materialUse in library *ZAN-*T36 reel 1. Ser. 1, v. 40-41. John BarrymorePerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 2: Ser. 1, v. 411-412. Lillian Russell.Mixed materialUse in library *ZAN-*T36 reel 2: Ser. 1, v. 411-412. Lillian Russell.Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 3: Ser. 1, v. 110-111. Sid and Charles ChaplinMixed materialUse in library *ZAN-*T36 reel 3: Ser. 1, v. 110-111. Sid and Charles ChaplinPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 4: Ser. 1. v. 226. Amelita Galli-CurciMixed materialUse in library *ZAN-*T36 reel 4: Ser. 1. v. 226. Amelita Galli-CurciPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 10: Ser. 1, v. 107-116. Mrs. Leslie Carter, Enrico Caruso, Lina Cavalieri, Charlie Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Pauline Chase, Ruth Chatterton, Kitty Cheatham, Ina ClaireMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 10: Ser. 1, v. 107-116. Mrs. Leslie Carter, Enrico Caruso, Lina Cavalieri, Charlie Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Pauline Chase, Ruth Chatterton, Kitty Cheatham, Ina ClairePerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 11: Ser. 1, v. 117-130. Marguerite Clark, Charles Coghlan, Gertrude Coghlan, Rose Coghlan, George M. (George Michael) Cohan, Constance Collier, Louise Allen Collier, William Collier, Ida ConquestMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 11: Ser. 1, v. 117-130. Marguerite Clark, Charles Coghlan, Gertrude Coghlan, Rose Coghlan, George M. (George Michael) Cohan, Constance Collier, Louise Allen Collier, William Collier, Ida ConquestPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 12: Ser. 1, v. 131-143. Jane Cowl, William H. (William Henry) Crane, Laura Hope Crews, Henrietta Crosman, Charlotte Cushman, Alan Dale, Arnold Daly, Augustin DalyMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 12: Ser. 1, v. 131-143. Jane Cowl, William H. (William Henry) Crane, Laura Hope Crews, Henrietta Crosman, Charlotte Cushman, Alan Dale, Arnold Daly, Augustin DalyPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 13: Ser. 1, v. 144-157. Walter Damrosch, Frank Daniels, Edward Loomis Davenport, Mlle. Dazie, Julia Dean, Gaby Deslys, Emmy Destinn, Elsie De Wolfe, Leo Ditrichstein, Henry E. DixeyMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 13: Ser. 1, v. 144-157. Walter Damrosch, Frank Daniels, Edward Loomis Davenport, Mlle. Dazie, Julia Dean, Gaby Deslys, Emmy Destinn, Elsie De Wolfe, Leo Ditrichstein, Henry E. DixeyPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 14: Ser. 1, v. 158-169. Henry E. Dixey, John E. (J. E.) Dodson, Dorothy Donnelly, Marie Doro, Louise Dresser, Marie Dressler, John Drew, Emma DunnMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 14: Ser. 1, v. 158-169. Henry E. Dixey, John E. (J. E.) Dodson, Dorothy Donnelly, Marie Doro, Louise Dresser, Marie Dressler, John Drew, Emma DunnPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 15: Ser. 1, v. 170-182. Minnie Dupree, Eleonora Duse, Emma Eames, Virginia Earl, Maud Earl, Robert Edeson, Gertrude Elliott, Maxine Elliott, Mischa Elman, Julian EltingeMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 15: Ser. 1, v. 170-182. Minnie Dupree, Eleonora Duse, Emma Eames, Virginia Earl, Maud Earl, Robert Edeson, Gertrude Elliott, Maxine Elliott, Mischa Elman, Julian EltingePerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 16: Ser. 1, v. 183-189. Geraldine Farrar, Lotta FaustMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 16: Ser. 1, v. 183-189. Geraldine Farrar, Lotta FaustPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 17: Ser. 1, v. 190-201. William Faversham, Maude Fealy, Elsie Ferguson, Lew Fields, Alice Fischer, Sallie FisherMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 17: Ser. 1, v. 190-201. William Faversham, Maude Fealy, Elsie Ferguson, Lew Fields, Alice Fischer, Sallie FisherPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 18: Ser. 1, v. 202-211. Minnie Maddern Fiske, Clyde FitchMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 18: Ser. 1, v. 202-211. Minnie Maddern Fiske, Clyde FitchPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 19: Ser. 1, v. 212-223. Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Edwin Forrest, Eddie Foy, Irene Franklin, Pauline Frederick, Olive Fremstad, Trixie Friganza, Charles Frohman, Ossip GabrilowitschMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 19: Ser. 1, v. 212-223. Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Edwin Forrest, Eddie Foy, Irene Franklin, Pauline Frederick, Olive Fremstad, Trixie Friganza, Charles Frohman, Ossip GabrilowitschPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 1: Ser. 1, v. 1-12. Lina Abarbanell, Maude Adams, Frances Alba, Viola AllenMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 1: Ser. 1, v. 1-12. Lina Abarbanell, Maude Adams, Frances Alba, Viola AllenPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 20: Ser. 1, v. 224-236. Johanna Gadski, Bertha Galland, Amelita Galli-Curci, Mary Garden, Adeline Genee, Grace George, Idah McGlone GibsonMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 20: Ser. 1, v. 224-236. Johanna Gadski, Bertha Galland, Amelita Galli-Curci, Mary Garden, Adeline Genee, Grace George, Idah McGlone GibsonPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 21: Ser. 1, v. 237-247. Idah McGlone Gibson, Mrs. George H. Gilbert, William Gillette, Mabelle Gilman, Lulu GlaserMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 21: Ser. 1, v. 237-247. Idah McGlone Gibson, Mrs. George H. Gilbert, William Gillette, Mabelle Gilman, Lulu GlaserPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 22: Ser. 1, v. 248-260. Alma Gluck, Nat C. (Nathaniel Carl) Goodwin, Katherine Clemmons-Gould, Katherine Grey, Yvette Guilbert, Louise Gunning, James Ketelas Hackett, Oscar HammersteinMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 22: Ser. 1, v. 248-260. Alma Gluck, Nat C. (Nathaniel Carl) Goodwin, Katherine Clemmons-Gould, Katherine Grey, Yvette Guilbert, Louise Gunning, James Ketelas Hackett, Oscar HammersteinPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 23: Ser. 1, v. 261-263. Oscar Hammerstein, Virginia HarnedMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 23: Ser. 1, v. 261-263. Oscar Hammerstein, Virginia HarnedPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre
reel 24: Ser. 1, v. 264-278. Anna Held, Freida Hempel, Victor Herbert, Selma Herman, Robert Cochran Hilliard, Raymond Hitchcock, William Thomas Hodge, Gertrude Hoffman, Josef Hofmann, E. M. (Edmund Milton) Holland, Mildred Holland, Louise HomerMixed materialUse in library *ZC-528 reel 24: Ser. 1, v. 264-278. Anna Held, Freida Hempel, Victor Herbert, Selma Herman, Robert Cochran Hilliard, Raymond Hitchcock, William Thomas Hodge, Gertrude Hoffman, Josef Hofmann, E. M. (Edmund Milton) Holland, Mildred Holland, Louise HomerPerforming Arts Research Collections - Theatre

Details

Description
  • 1016 volumes and 2,215 portfolios
  • 42 microfilm reels.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Programs.
  • Photoprints.
Note
  • Also known as the Robinson Locke collection of dramatic scrapbooks.
  • Microfilm must be used for viewing the collection in all cases where it exists.
Additional Formats (note)
  • is also available on microfilm;
  • is also available on microfilm;
  • is also available on microfilm;
  • is also available on microfilm:
Source (note)
  • Locke, Robinson
Biography (note)
  • Owner and editor of the Toledo Blade, an Ohio newspaper founded by his father, Locke was a serious collector of material documenting American theater history.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Cards available in card catalog.
  • An index to programs bound in Series 1, compiled by the State, County and Local Historical Survey of the WPA, is available as a finding aid.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
NAFR+
OCLC
NYPW93-A320
Author
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920. Collector
Title
Robinson Locke collection, 1870-1920.
Additional Formats
Series 1 is also available on microfilm; Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; call number *ZC-528.
Modjeska-Montgomery volume in Series II is also available on microfilm; Billy Rose Theatre Division, call number *ZC-511.
Envelope 1426 in Series IV (Charles Meakins) is also available on microfilm; Billy Rose Theatre Division, call number *ZC-200.
Summary
The Robinson Locke collection consists of dramatic scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, and letters documenting American theater history.
The collection documents the work of actors, singers, and other artists connected with the stage, including Maude Adams, Margaret Anglin, Theda Bara, David Belasco, Sarah Bernhardt, Billie Burke, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Henry Dixey, Geraldine Farrar, William Faversham, Mrs. Fiske, Mary Garden, Henry Irving, Richard Mansfield, Julia Marlowe, Alla Nazimova, Olga Nethersole, Jan Paderewski, Anna Pavlova, Lillian Russell, and E.H. Sothern. It also depicts the early film careers of Ethel Barrymore, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford, composers from George M. Cohan to Richard Wagner, and hundreds of other performers. The collection also contains materials on African-Americans and Europeans in the New York theater and scrapbooks of notable vaudeville and burlesque performers.
Additional Formats
Mrs. Leslie Carter (Series II, vol. 27) is also available on microfilm: Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; service copy number: *ZC-609.
Biography
Owner and editor of the Toledo Blade, an Ohio newspaper founded by his father, Locke was a serious collector of material documenting American theater history.
From the 1890s, Locke served as drama critic for his newspaper under the name of Rodney Lee. Starting as a small reference collection of theatrical clippings to support his work, the collection expanded by gift and purchase. Soon a growing staff was required to clip all items of theatrical interest from the many national newspapers and magazines Locke received, and to paste the material into scrapbooks. Locke often travelled to New York to attend performances and Toledo was frequented by touring companies. According to Locke's wife, for many years until his death, every musical or dramatic artist who visited Toledo, visited Locke and his collection and almost always donated an autographed portrait. Locke was married twice: in 1886 to Kate King who died in 1894, and in 1909 to Mabel Dixey, a former actress, who gave addenda to the collection after his death.
Indexes
Cards available in card catalog.
An index to programs bound in Series 1, compiled by the State, County and Local Historical Survey of the WPA, is available as a finding aid.
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Research Call Number
NAFR+
*ZC-528
*ZAN-*T36
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