Guide to the theatre scrapbooks of Dwight Conn, 1907 - 1965Manuscript MS-1059

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the theatre scrapbooks of Dwight Conn, 1907 - 1965

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1059

Collection Dates:

1907 - 1965

Size of Collection:

4 boxes (6 linear feet)

Abstract:

Dwight Conn (1890-1965), editor and composer. Dartmouth College Class of 1914. Contain 66 volumes of theatre scrapbooks of playbill clippings and newspaper clippings.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Dwight Conn's theatre scrapbooks contain 66 volumes, containing playbill clippings and newspaper clippings. Each scrapbook is indexed with the date the production was seen by Conn and with whom he attended the production.

Biography

Dwight Conn was born on October 7, 1890 in Concord, New Hampshire. He graduated with a B.S. from Dartmouth College in 1914. After graduation he went to Philadelphia where he was secretary of the Dartmouth Club from 1917-1920. In 1922 he was on the editorial staff of the Dramatic Mirror in New York City, reviewing plays. He saw practically every play on Broadway for many years and maintained a complete collection of Broadway theatre programs which he left to Harvard University. Dwight Conn died on July 31, 1965.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Scrapbooks,

Contains 66 volumes of Dwight Conn's theatre scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1907-1923

"The Theatre Play Diary" scrapbooks Volume 1-18, containing newspaper clippings and program clippings.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1924-1936

"The Theatre Play Diary" scrapbooks Volume 19-36, containing newspaper clippings and program clippings.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1936-1949

"The Theatre Play Diary" scrapbooks Volume 37-53, containing newspaper clippings and program clippings.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1950-1965

"The Theatre Play Diary" scrapbooks Volume 54-66 containing newspaper clippings and program clippings.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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