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Bonfils Theatre Records

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Identifier: M113
Abstract Helen Bonfils built the Bonfils Theatre, on East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street, Denver, Colorado, in 1953. The theatre was built to try to preserve live theater in a time when Hollywood Films were taking over the entertainment industry. In 1985 the theatre was renamed the Lowenstein Theatre and was then closed in 1986 by its umbrella organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The collection consists of two copies of the Bonfils Memorial Theatre dedication program (1953)...
Dates: 1953-1973; Majority of material found in 1953, 1973

Central City Opera House Association Records

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Identifier: M123
Abstract The Central City Opera House Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1931 to manage and preserve the Central City Opera House located in Central City, Colorado and to direct annual summer opera festivals. Heirs of Peter McFarlane, a Central City businessman who owned the Opera House prior to 1931, donated the building to the University of Denver in 1931. The real estate holdings of the University of Denver were transferred back to the Association in 1982. The Association held the...
Dates: 1931-2015

Harry A. Huffman Papers

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Identifier: M154
Abstract

Harry A. Huffman (1883-1969) was an early theater pioneer in Denver, Colorado. He owned the Bluebird Theater, the Aladdin and the Tabor during his career. The collection at the University of Denver includes material from his theater and production interests as well as items associated with his other civic accomplishments.

Dates: 1920-1969

Lauren and Lee Cahill Scrapbook

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Identifier: D104
Abstract This collection is comprised of (1) scrapbook of Lauren and Lee Cahill's careers in Denver theater between 1945 and 1967.
Dates: Other: 1945-1967

Lena Harper Trott Theatre Scrapbooks

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Identifier: M275
Abstract

Lena Harper Trott (1883-1964) graduated from the University of Denver in 1907. She married Alfred Blake Trott, the president of Daniels & Fisher Company, and they had a daughter, Frances Harper Trott. This collection contains two scrapbooks. The first covers the Tabor Theatre, the Broadway Theatre and Elitch Theatre from 1898-1910. The second covers theatres in Denver, New York and Chicago from 1909-1913.

Dates: 1898-1913

Lowenstein Family Papers and Art

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Identifier: B333
Abstract Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence,...
Dates: 1848-2014; Majority of material found within 1939-1948

R. Russell Porter Papers

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Identifier: M035
Abstract R. Russell Porter (1908-1995) served as Head of the University Theater and Chairman of the School of Communication Arts at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1964 to 1976. In addition to his teaching and administrative functions, Porter wrote, directed, and produced plays, operas and radio dramas. He also acted in plays and radio dramas. Many of his artistic endeavors were librettos written with Normand Lockwood who was composer-in-residence at the University of Denver from...
Dates: 1933-1986

Theatre Memorabilia

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Identifier: M131
Abstract

This collection contains theatre programs, memorabilia, scripts and other theatre-related material that is not part of the University of Denver Theatre Program or other manuscript collections with a theatre theme.

Dates: Other: 1800-1960