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Vaudeville, 1925-1950

 Series
Identifier: B356.01

Overview

Vaudeville was a popular form of variety show in the United States from the 1890s through the 1930s. Many early well-known American Hollywood stars, such as W.C. Fields and Will Rogers, worked in Vaudeville, and a number of the early performers were Jewish. Dorothy and Harryette performed in Vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit from 1925-1928 and 1936-1939. This series contains costumes and musical instruments, a vaudeville poster, photographs, and records.

Dates

  • 1925-1950

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Majority of collection is in English but there are items written in Yiddish as well.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Primarily English, but also Yiddish and German

Extent

10 Linear Feet (Four boxes: record box, flat box and two custom made flat boxes.)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection includes papers, records, correspondence, photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, framed photographs, documents, quilts and needlework, Vaudeville costumes and instruments, books, and record albums.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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