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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on drama as acted on the stage. Works on facilities used to stage drama are entered under Theaters. Works on drama as a literary form are entered under Drama.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alonzo J. May photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0172

This collection contains the photographs related to May’s “Men and Women of the Stage” and “Dramatic Encyclopedia of Baltimore, 1750-1904,” which document the history of theater in the Mid-Atlantic. The collection illustrates the places and people written about in May’s book.

Dates: 1860-1960

Ford's Theatre collection

Identifier: MS 0369

This is an artificial collection that contains financial records and theater programs from Ford's Theatre in Baltimore, dated 1880-1917.

Dates: 1880-1917

Hambleton Theatrical photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0271

This collection contains photographs of Baltimore theater, including actor and group portraits from various shows, circa 1870-1935.

Dates: 1870-1935

John T. Ford manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 0371
Abstract Manuscript collection of John Thompson Ford, owner and manager of Ford's Theatre in Washington at the time of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Includes correspondence of John T. Ford, Edwin Stanton, Henry Winter Davis, and Junius and Edwin Booth relating to the Lincoln assassination, Ford’s theater, and John T. Ford’s theatrical ventures. There are also notes and recollections Ford made relating to the assassination and subsequent trials. Newspaper clippings found in the collection...
Dates: 1832-1956

May's Dramatic Encyclopedia of Baltimore collection

Identifier: MS 0995

This collection contains histories (mostly day by day accounts) of the theatres that existed in Baltimore from 1750-1904. Included are such famous ones as the Holliday Street Theatre, Front St. Theatre, Ford's Grand Opera House, and The Lyric, as well as less known taverns and coffee houses giving entertainment. Biographies of the leading men connected with these theatres include Edmund Kean, Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin Booth, Jenny Lind, and Charles Dickens, among others.

Dates: 1750-1904

Paint and Powder Club photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0195

This collection contains 384 photographs related to the Paint and Powder Club, an amateur theatrical club that performed original musical shows for charity. Organized in 1893 as a men's club, women were admitted in 1938.

Dates: 1894-1970