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Playbill collection, 1944-1996

Green, Robert, collector

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 6.0 cubic feet (6 record center cartons) and
    • 0.24 megabytes (2 data files)
  • Arrangement By country, thereunder by city (by state then city for the U.S.), thereunder by production title (in the form on the playbill), and thereunder by year of production
  • OCLC ocn173713732, ocn173703103
  • Finding Aids
    • Case file. The collection includes an electronic index in the form of a spreadsheet searchable by box number, folder number, production title, year of production, theater, country, state, city, genre, production company, and cast member (with a maximum of two cast members for each playbill). For access to the index, please consult reference staff


  • RESTRICTED: Consult electronic records archivist for access to electronic files.


  • Playbills collected by Robert Green, in most cases by attending a performance. New York City and Los Angeles productions are most extensively represented, but there are also significant numbers from San Diego, Chicago, and London. There are also playbills from the early 1950s for productions of the University of Wisconsin Haresfoot Club in which Mr. Green himself appeared. The genre range includes drama, musicals, revues, operas, operettas, ballets, and a few concerts.
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