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Tunis Dean papers,

Title
Tunis Dean papers, 1875-1939.
Author
Dean, Tunis F. (Tunis Ferdinand), 1865-1939.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1939-002 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1939-002 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1939-002 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1939-002 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
1.75 ft. (4 boxes)
Subjects
Note
  • Material was formerly cataloged in the Cage files and as MWEZ + n.c. 2149, 2151, 2153, 5281, and 5659-5660.
  • Two oversized photographs: one of the original New York cast of David Belasco's IT'S A WISE CHILD arriving in California and one of an unknown actress have been separated to the Photograph Collection.
  • The following materials that arrived with the Tunis Dean Papers, but have no obvious connection to him, have been cataloged separately: broadsides for the Boston Museum Theatre, 1849-1850 (MWEZ 2154A); souvenir program for A RUNAWAY GIRL, November 21, 1898 (MWEZ 2150); a scrapbook of clippings on Frank C. Bostock's Midway Carnival Co., a traveling circus, 1900 (MWEZ 2148); and two scrapbooks of clippings on the stage and other topics that belonged to Louise Muldauer and are mostly in German (MWEZ 2152 & 2154).
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography (note)
  • Tunis Dean, theatrical manager and fashionable civic leader in Baltimore, Maryland, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1939-002
Author
Dean, Tunis F. (Tunis Ferdinand), 1865-1939.
Title
Tunis Dean papers, 1875-1939.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs and ephemera documenting the professional life of Tunis Dean. Includes correspondence with David Belasco, B.F. Roeder and Harry Dean Shook on bookings and other matters of theatrical management and handwritten press releases Dean wrote about himself. Also contains two scrapbooks of programs, clippings and ephemera on the Academy of Music in Baltimore, 1875-1877 and 1888, an account book of box office receipts for the Grand Opera House in Pittsburgh, 1902-1904, with letters to Dean pasted in, and many clippings on Dean's career.
Biography
Tunis Dean, theatrical manager and fashionable civic leader in Baltimore, Maryland, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Affiliated for years with the David Belasco organization, Dean acted as Belasco's personal representative, and served as tour manager for a number of prominent actors including Blanche Bates, Mrs. Leslie Carter, David Warfield, Frances Starr and James O'Neill. Dean was, at various times, the manager of the Baltimore Academy of Music and the Grand Opera House in Pittsburgh, and agent for firms such as Nixon & Zimmerman, Klaw & Erlanger, Liebler & Co. and Harry Davis. He was also a promoter of beach parades and carnivals.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
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Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1939-002
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