Manuscript Group 1270, New Jersey Theater and Cinema Collection, 1880 – 1950
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
1270. NEW JERSEY THEATER AND CINEMA
Collection, 1880-1950 ca. 1000 items.
An open collection of programs, playbills, and scrapbooks
pertaining to theater productions, concerts, and movie theater
showings in northern New Jersey. Collection includes
programs from plays produced in Newark, Maplewood, New Brunswick,
Jersey City, Millburn, Montclair, and Passaic in the nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries. Advertising posters printed
during the plays’ runs, profiles on the various theater groups,
critical reviews, ticket stubs, as well as over 320 programs for
movies that played at the Elwood and Kent theaters are included
within the collection.