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Robert J. Gibson collection of Lillian Russell materials

Title
Robert J. Gibson collection of Lillian Russell materials, 1894-1984.
Author
Gibson, Robert J.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1997-025 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1997-025 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
2 boxes (.75 lin. ft.)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Philip C. Gamble
Biography (note)
  • Robert J. Gibson collected this material in order to write a biography of the famous American musical and vaudeville star, Lillian Russell (1861-1922), and her daughter Dorothy whose stage career was brief.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1997-025
Author
Gibson, Robert J.
Title
Robert J. Gibson collection of Lillian Russell materials, 1894-1984.
Summary
The bulk of the collection is various drafts of Gibson's unpublished biography, THE SHADOW OF A STAR on the star (Lillian Russell) and the shadow (Dorothy Russell), manuscript letters by Lillian Russell to her sister Susan Westford or her daughter Dorothy, letters to Dororthy primarily from her stepfather Alex Moore and letters from James Gibson to his wife, perhaps Dorothy. The collection also includes photographs of actors and singers inscribed to J. Vandervoort Sloan, a theatrical manager, which also came into Gibson's possession.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Robert J. Gibson collected this material in order to write a biography of the famous American musical and vaudeville star, Lillian Russell (1861-1922), and her daughter Dorothy whose stage career was brief.
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Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1997-025
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