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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3349 (Text) 334901-103526 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/03/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/03/09 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a playbill for the musical Oklahoma!, performed in Indianapolis, Indiana at the English Theatre from January 8, 1946 to January 12, 1946.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
English Theatre playbill, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
English's Opera House opened on September 27, 1880 with a performance of Hamlet. Built by Indianapolis businessman and politician William H. English, it was located on the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle. Modeled after the New York Grand Opera House, the theater could seat more than 2,000 guests and had the largest stage in the city. English's presented a variety of entertainment, including plays, musicals, concerts, ballets, and films. Later known as the English Theatre, it closed and the building was demolished in 1948. Source:McKinney, Marianne W. "Performing Arts." In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows, 142-152. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from James H. Johnson on 2013/10/18.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.)
English's Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Theaters > Indiana > History > 20th century.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Theater programs.

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