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Jerry Tarver Collection
of Elocution, Rhetoric and Oratory: Ephemera
A Guide and Inventory



DESCRIPTION:

Collection of ephemera, comprising 223 pieces. Part of the Jerry Tarver Collection of Elocution, Rhetoric and Oratory, the ephemera include advertising materials, cabinet cards, postcards, announcements and invitations, letterheads and envelopes, programs, materials from elocution schools and colleges, professional performances, elocution clubs and societies, book catalogues, elocution guides and Sunday school programs, music, and some unbound magazines and newsletters.



Overview of the Collection:

Repository:Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Identification:SPEC.RARE.76
Creator:Jerry Tarver
Title:Jerry Tarver Collection of Elocution, Rhetoric and Oratory: Ephemera
Dates:19th and early 20th centuries
Quantity:Eleven boxes (8 document boxes and three large flat boxes)
Description:advertising materials, cabinet cards, postcards, announcements, invitations, programs, catalogs, elocution guides, music, unbound magazines and newsletters





Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1

Folders Numbered 1-15
  1. Advertising Cards
    • Advertising Card. Illustration, drawing of baby holding pistol and knife, captioned “I WANT TO BE AN ANGEL.” “99 Choice Readings & Recitations. / PRICE, 10 CENTS.” Description of book. Ogilvie & Co., Publishers. New York. (Acc. 02341)
    • Advertising Card. Front illustration, two children on fan. Back of card, “AN EVENING OF SELECT READINGS AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH, ONTARIO, N.Y.” Prof. Mark B. Beal. (Acc. 01161)
    • Advertising Card. Front illustration, vase of flowers w/ large rose. Back, “Elocutionary Entertainment.” Advertisement for an evening of readings at the Union School Building, Castile, March 24, 1884. Rochester School of Elocution, Prof. Mark B. Beal. (Acc. 01161)
    • Advertising Card. “Chas. Atkinson, and Clara Ellard in A Poetical Wooing, ‘That’s About All.’” Front illustration, costumed child with fan and bubbles. Back, “Everywhere greeted with Large and Fashionable Audiences. / A SPARKLING DRAMATIC NOVELTY. / …” (Acc. 01161)
    • Advertising Card/Ticket. “CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT / Thursday Evening, December 24, 91.” Front illustration of angel and animals in pine wood. Back of card, note on decorating plan and time of performance. (Acc. 01317)
    • Ticket. “DAVID M. BREWER, / ELOCUTIONIST / CHILD’S TICKET.” (Acc. 01678)
    • Advertising Card. Oval photo of African-American woman in white robe with caption “Mme. Florida L. DesVerney / Elocutionist.” Pencil note “To my friend, / Mrs. Henderson.” Back of card, “We Are Marching On. / To the Directors and Manager of the Negro Fair. / At Albany, Ga. Nov. 18 to 28, 1915.” Lyrics, F.L. DesVerney. (Acc. 01331)
    • Advertising Card. “THE ART OF EXPRESSION.” Illustration, mixed flowers and waterfall. Rochester School of Oratory, Prof. Mark B. Beal. Back of card, “DAY AND EVENING LESSONS,” list of terms. (Acc. 01161)
    • Advertising Card. “THE ART OF EXPRESSION.” Illustration, carnations and sailboat. Rochester School of Oratory, Prof. Mark B. Beal. Back of card, “DAY AND EVENING LESSONS,” list of terms. (Acc. 01161)
    • Advertising card, folded. “Miss Minnie Hanson, / Reader, / …” Emerson College of Oratory, Boston. Terms, opinions from the press. Inside, vignette photo of Miss Hanson. (Acc. 01596)
    • Advertising card. Front illustration, costumed child in front of castle. Back of card, “HUMOROUS AND DRAMATIC / READINGS / BY A.P. BURBANK, / ELOCUTIONIST.” August 18, 1881 at the Crawford House dining room. (Acc. 02541)
    • Advertising card. “The / Rochester School of Oratory / 81 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, N.Y.” Photograph of young woman in white dress, captioned ‘LILLIAN F. ROBERTS, Reader. / GRADUATE OF / Cumnock School of Oratory, Northwestern University.’” (Acc. 02416)


  2. Advertising Cards / Business Cards / Calling Cards
    • Advertising card. “WALTER K. FOBES, / Public Reader and Teacher of Elocution, / …” Front illustration, flowers and chicks. Back of card, description of upcoming performance with Miss Carrie Holbrook. (Acc. 01702)
    • Calling cards (2). “Miss Mildred M. Raymond / READER AND TEACHER OF / ELOCUTION / 349 WALNUT STREET / TELEPHONE 1183-M PRIVATE LESSONS BY APPOINTMENT.” Handwritten on each, “Manchester N.H.” One card has a handwritten recipe on the back. (Acc. 02342)
    • Business Card. “PHYSICAL CULTURE DRAMATIC ART / Mrs. Kate Ellis Wise / INSTRUCTOR / STUDIO: LYNNHAVEN HOTEL (crossed out and replaced by handwritten note, 3408 – West Ave.) / EXPRESSION LITERATURE” (Acc. 02179)
    • Advertising card. “Announcement. / Private lessons in Vocal Expression, Elocution, Literature …” Mrs. Kate Ellis Wise, Newport News, Virginia. Handwritten notes “Registration for new term after Jan. 3, 1912.” And address, “3408 – West Ave.” (Acc. 02179)
    • Advertising Card. “Compliments of / Princeton / Normal / School / and Business / College.” Front illustration, mixed flowers. Back of card, dates of terms and course list. (Acc. 01598)
    • Advertising card. “Virginia Institute Opens Thursday, September 12th / Bristol, Virginia Nineteen hundred and seven.” Front illustration, photo of school. Back of card, description of school and programs. (Acc. 02841)
    • Advertising card. “Petersila Academy of Music, Elocution, and Languages.” Front illustration, boy in academic setting. Back of card, information on academy. (Acc. 01488)
    • Business card. “Compliments of/NICOLL the TAILOR/620 Broadway & 139 to 151 Bowery New York.” Front, illustration of African Americans. Back, information on “New Styles in Fall & Winter Goods.” (Acc. 2316)
    • Business card. “The Delsarte Manufacturing Co.” With small advertisement for a strophium, bust girdle, and shoulder brace. (Acc. 02156)


  3. Cabinet Cards/Photographs
    • Cabinet card. Photo of young woman in white dress with fan, by J.E. Purdy studio, Boston. Back, advertisement for J.E. Purdy. Handwritten note, “Gladys Bridgham / Elocutionist / 42 Highland Ave / Somerville (Acc. 01293)
    • Cabinet card. Photo of young girl with painted backdrop with pointer and scroll. Captioned “Truly yours, / LILLIE MAY BENTLEY / The Child Lecturer.” (Acc. 02107)
    • Cabinet card. Photo of young girl in white robe, seated and holding an open book. Holland Studio, 10 Temple Place, Boston. Collector identifies as “Little Olive Homans.” (Acc. 02752)
    • Cabinet card. Photo of young boy with scroll, resting hand on stack of books. Pasted-on label, “Leon Dennett, ‘The Boy Orator,’ / Thursday, June 9, 1898.” Albuquerque, N.M. photo studio. On verso of card, pasted-on reviews of Master Dennett’s performances. (Acc. 01158)
    • Cabinet card. Photo of group of young people in their late teens or twenties. On verso, handwritten, “New Sharon Elocution Club of a generation ago…” A.F. Stiles identified as president of club. (Acc. 02236)
    • Cabinet card. Photo of young boy. On back, “Yours truly,/Master Ralph Bingham,/Of Richmond, V.a./BOY ELOCUTIONIST/ AND/CHARACTER ARTIST,/EIGHT YEARS OF AGE.
    • Broadside. Photo of Olive Homans. LITTLE OLIVE HOMANS/The Child Wonder in Recitations. (02753)
    • Program. TABLEAUX./DECEMBER, 1857. Inside and back page, descriptions of scenes numbered 1-18. (Acc. 02059)
    • Photograph. Information from seller: Charles Brown, 1890s character impersonator promotional photos. 3”x3” composite photograph. Brown photographed as: Old Maid, Old Man, Country Rube, Billy, and Jewish Merchant. (Acc. 01395)


  4. Postcards
    • Postcard. Illustration, caricature of female elocutionist. “THE ELOCUTIONIST / Some reciters are terrible bores / And drive all their friends out of doors, / And the patter of feet / As the listeners retreat / They take for the sound of encores!” Addressed to “Elizabeth V. Clancy / Mechanicsburg, / Ohio.” Postmarked Columbus, Ohio Feb 1? (part of date obscured) 1906; rec’d …burg, Ohio Feb 15 1906. (Acc. 02238)
    • Postcard. Photo, Miss Ellen Terry. Addressed to “Mrs. Hallows / “???croft” / Rodboro Hill / Stroud Glos [Gloucestershire]” Message signed “Jack.” Postmarked Stroud, Glos, De 3 09. (Acc. 02923)
    • Postcard. Elocution class, Amoskeag Textile Club. Photo, group of girls and young women. [n.d.] Unused. Collector places in Manchester, N.H. (Acc. 01805)
    • Postcard. Photo, Elocution Class, McPherson (Kan.) College. Addressed to Mr. W.H. Rittgers / Assaria / Ks, with message to “Dear Brother” and signed, “Ever Your Sister, Bertha.” Postmarked McPherson, Kans, Apr 26, 1907. (Acc. 02317)
    • Postcard. Photo, view of Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. “Byron W. King’s Summer School of Oratory, Elocution and Dramatic / Culture, June 21 to July 16. / …” Addressed to Miss Estella Tomlinson / Picture Rocks / Pa, with message signed (Drusilla.” Postmarked Pittsburg, Pa., Apr 12 1910. (Acc. 02097)
    • Postcard. Photo, Emerson School of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Unused. [n.d.] (Acc. 01318)
    • Postcard. Photo, Minneapolis School of Music, Oratory and Dramatic Art. Handwritten on verso, “Yours Truly / At St. Paul & / Minneapolis Minn. / G. Dietz” No address, stamp or postmark. (Acc. 01352)
    • Postcard. Photo, Auditorium, National School of Elocution and Oratory, Philadelphia. Unused. Printed return address for the school at the Parkway Building, Philadelphia. (Acc. 02870)
    • Postcard. Photo of group. Written on bottom: Byron Kinds School of Oratory, Visit at Home of Heniz 57 Varieties, Poh.Pa. July 8, 1915


  5. Advertisements / Mailers/Periodicals
    • Advertisement. From McClure’s Magazine. Penciled date, 7/1898. Coke Dandruff Cure, with endorsement by Mr. Henry M. Soper, President of the Soper School of Oratory, Chicago. (Acc. 02500)
    • Advertisement. From Sunset magazine, Oct. 1911. “About Remembering / by Elbert Hubbard.” Advertisement for Prof. Henry Dickson’s book, How to Speak in Public. Dickson School of Memory. (Acc. 01305)
    • Advertisement—Mailer. “ANNOUNCEMENT OF ….. / SHAFTESBURY MAGAZINE OF ORATORY / ...” Front illustrations, magazine masthead and vignette photo of Editor-in-Chief. Advertising copy, terms, references. Martyn College of Oratory. (Acc. 02205)
    • Advertisement—Mailer. “Martyn College of Oratory / 1223 to 1231 G Street, - WASHINGTON, D.C. / Teaching the Arts of / EXPRESSION, DRAMATIC / ELOCUTION, CULTURE, / ORATORY, ENTERTAINING. / …” 1897. Single sheet folded into twelve panels to fit in envelope. (Acc. 02902)
    • Envelope. For Martyn College mailer, addressed to “Rev. F.L. Batchelder / Stafford / Conn,” postmarked at Washington, D.C., Sep 29, 97. (Acc 02902)
    • Advertisement. From The Delineator. October, 1892. For Delsarte Corset Company. (Acc. 02686)
    • Periodical. “Rhetorical Economy” from The Ladies Repository, Vol. XXXIV. New Series XIV July 1874.


  6. Announcements / Invitations
    • Graduation announcement. “National School of Elocution and Oratory, The Class of ’85 …” Philadelphia, Pa. Attached list of class members. (Acc. 02008)
    • Invitation. Card with twisted fiber tie at top. Illustration, engraving with urn, lamp, leaves and open book with ribbon banner “NINETY-SEVEN.” “YOU ARE REQUESTED TO BE PRESENT AT THE / ANNUAL DEBATE / OF THE / GRADY LITERARY SOCIETY / …” Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Va. May 14, 1897. (Acc. 02609)
    • Envelope for invitation. Postmarked APR 1897. Handwritten address, Miss Bettie S. Reeves / Fisher’sville / Augusta County, / Virginia. (Acc. 02609)


  7. Letterheads / Envelopes
    • Letterhead. Top section of sheet only. “DICKINSON SEMINARY. / DEPARTMENT OF / RHETORIC AND LATIN.” Williamsport, Pa. Line for date, 18__. (Acc. 02258)
    • Letterhead. Top section of sheet only. “The Normal College. / W.J. SWIGART, / Evidences of Christianity, / Physiology, Elocution.” Huntingdon, Pa. Handwritten date and salutation, “Mar. 11, 1890 / Dear Sir,” (Acc. 02230)
    • Envelope. Return address, The Elocutionary Magazine, / St. Paul and Minneapolis. / …. Addressed to Miss Emma Goodspeed / Elmira / New York. Postmarked Minneapolis, Minn, Jan. 10, 87. (Acc. 02758)
    • Envelope. Return address, Michigan Association / of Elocutionists. Addressed to Rev. A.B. Howard, / S. Danville, / N.H. Postmarked Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 10, 1899. (Acc. 02086)
    • Envelope. Return address, H.M. Soper, / Elocutionist and Reader, / CHICAGO ATHENÆUM, / 50 Dearborn Street, Chicago. …. Addressed to Miss Nora Brasfield / Unionville / Missouri / Putnam Co. Postmarked Chicago, Ill., May 24, 86. (Acc. 02961)
    • Envelope. Return address, Soper School of Oratory (school seal), 1005, 10th Floor, Steinway Hall, / 17 Van Buren St. / Chicago. Addressed to Supt. James A. Barr. / Stockton, / Cal. Postmarked Chicago, Ill. Jun 16, 1898. (Acc. 01371)


  8. Flyers
    • Flyer. “Elocutionary Contest / For Gold Medals, / BY STUDENTS OF THE / PITTSBURGH / Catholic College of the Holy Ghost, / Thursday, June 14, 1888, / …” Divisions, contestants. Handwritten names, top, “Blanche,” at bottom, “Maurice.” (Acc. 02716)
    • Flyer. “OPERA HOUSE, / FRIDAY NIGHT, / December 7th. / A…. / Beautiful / Woman.” Prof. J.A. Houser, M.D. (Acc. 02553)
    • Flyer. “TO-NIGHT / Frank S. Fox, B.S.” Illustration, Engraved portrait with reproduction of signature, “Yours Regardfully, / Frank S. Fox.” No date or location. (Acc. 02730)
    • Flyer. Single sheet, printed one side only. “Dramatic Recital! / BY / Miss Elsie Powers, / FROM THE / Emerson College of Oratory, / …Thursday Eve. December 19 1895. / …” (Acc. 02138)
    • Flyer/program. “LITERARY PROGRAM / AT SCHOOL HOUSE / MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 22 / 8 o’clock p.m.” Program list. No year, no location. (Acc. 02474)
    • Flyer/program. “PROGRAMME FOR / FRIDAY EVE., FEBRUARY 17, 1871. / DECLAMATIONS, TABLEAUX, / MUSIC, DIALOGUES, [sic] &C. …” List of pieces performed and characters. (Acc. 01338)
    • Flyer/program. “Y.M.C.A. / SELECT READINGS! / AND / CONCERT. / Miss Helen Potter, / …” List of readings, oratory and personations performed. (Acc. 02051)
    • Flyer/program. LAUGHTER AND TEARS!/JOSEPH T. DAY/THE TALENTED/ELOCUTIONIST AND IMPERSONATOR!/…List of readings performed. (Acc. 02282)


  9. Programs—School Events
    • Program. Front, decorative border. “Albany High School. / PUBLIC / Rhetorical Exercises / In the Chapel Hall. / On Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 1881, / ...” Inside, program. (Acc. 02141)
    • Program. Decorative engravings. “THE FOURTH ANNUAL / ENTERTAINMENT, / OF THE / THETA ALPHA SOCIETY, / … / CHAPEL OF ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL, / Friday, April 21st, 1882, / …” Program, Executive Committee, Officers. (Acc. 02142)
    • Program. “Rhetorical Exercises / Senior and Middle Classes / of / Barre Academy, / TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 25, / 1879. Inside, program list. (Acc. 01922)
    • Program. BOSTON / GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL. / GRADUATING EXERCISES / … / Monday, June 24, 1895, …” Program, lists of graduates from advanced and senior classes. (Acc. 2098)
    • Program (2 cards, probably originally one folded piece). “Bowdoin College. / ’94. / Sophomore Prize Declamation. / MEMORIAL HALL. / Thursday, Dec. 17th, 1891.” Program, committee members. (Acc. 02477)
    • Program. “Brighton School. / Friday, June 24th, 1892.” Program, class of 1892. No location. (Acc. 02670)
    • Program. Single sheet, printed one side only. “CRAFTSBURY ACADEMY, / NORTH CRAFTSBURY, VT. / Prize Speaking and Reading, / FRIDAY EVE., MAY 6, 1881.” (Acc. 02723)
    • Program. “RHETORICAL EXERCISES / OF / Craftsbury Academy. / WEDNESDAY EVENING NOV. 22, / 1882.” Order of exercises. (Acc. 02722)
    • Program. Single sheet, printed one side only. “1904 / Decatur Baptist College / Saturday Morning May 21st / Elocution Contest / …” Listing of participants and pieces performed. (Acc. 01572)
    • Program. Single sheet, printed one side only. “D.B.C. / Saturday Night May 21, 1904, 8 o’clock. / COMMENCEMENT DEBATE / Between the / PHILOMATHIAN and ERISOPHIAN / Societies.” Program and participants. (Acc. 01573)
    • Program. “DENVER HIGH SCHOOL. / DECLAMATIONS. / Twelfth Contest / for the / Woodbury Medal. / FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1884, / …” Program, award committee, history of awards. (Acc. 01165)
    • Program. “Closing Exercises / OF THE / DIXON HIGH SCHOOL, / DIXON, KENTUCKY / … / April 22 and 23, 1892.” Programs for two evenings, advertisements. (Acc. 02888)
    • Program. Single sheet. Decorative border and school seal. “Order of Exercises / AT THE / Annual Exhibition / OF THE / Eliot School, / ON / Tuesday, July 21, 1868 / …” Order of exercises. (Acc. 02169)
    • Program. Cover engravings, bamboo and geometric designs. “Fostoria Academy.” Inside, “PROF. CROUSE’S RHETORICAL CLASS / … / Second Annual Entertainment. / Monday Evening, June 6th, 1881. / …” Program and participants. (Acc. 02454)
    • Program. Eight-page booklet with separate stiff cover, stitched with heavy thread. Cover illustration, montage including a full-length figure of a gesturing woman, lamp of learning on three stacked books, Greek masks, and a man’s portrait. “King’s / School / of / Oratory / Pittsburgh, / PA / COMMENCEMENT WEEK / JUNE 16 TO 28, 1897 / ALVIN THEATRE.” Inside, programs for contest and presentations. Insert, single-sheet program, “Grand Production of ‘Camille’ …” (Acc. 01921)
    • Program. “ELOCUTIONARY ENTERTAINMENT. / CHAPEL, / Lake Erie Seminary, / … / Floyd B. Wilson, / Professor of Elocution and Physical Culture, / Monday Evening, March 31, ’30. / …” Program of selections and participants. (Acc. 02696)
    • Program. “LITCHFIELD ACADEMY. / SELECT READINGS / AND / DECLAMATIONS / … / APRIL 29, 1881.” Program of selections and participants. (Acc. 02475)
    • Program. “…A MASQUE OF CULTURE / (BURLESQUE) / GIVEN / BY THE SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION / OF / MISS PARKE’S SCHOOL, / WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1896. …” Inside, list of characters and participants, program. (Acc. 01994)
    • Program. Small booklet with stiff paper cover, inner pages attached with red cord and tassel. Cover, embossed “Programme” and scrolled paper and daisy decorations. Printed, “’99 / M. / S. / C.” Inside, “… Sophomore / Prize Declamations, / Friday Evening, December 4, / 1896. / …” Program, awarding committee. (Acc. 02128)
    • Program. TABLEAUX/DECEMBER, 1857. Including Joan of Arc, Ana and the Lion, Lady Jane Grey… (Acc. 02509)


  10. Programs—School Events
    • Program. Front engraving, “Night,” with draped figure floating in night sky holding a sleeping parrot protectively. “DECLAMATION. / CLASS OF ’88.” On back of piece, “CHAPEL HALL, / NEW HAMPTON, N.H. / … / JANUARY 19, 1887.” Program list, small engravings. (Acc. 02325)
    • Program. “New Hampton Institution / SENIOR ORATIONS / Chapel Hall, Mar. 2, ’06 / At 7 o’clock.” Small booklet, stiff paper cover with fold-out program inside, tied with narrow cord. (Acc. 01945)
    • Program. “OHIO VALLEY ACADEMY, / DECATUR, OHIO. / RHETORICAL EXERCISES. / Tuesday, March 15, 1864, at 7 P.M.” Inside, program. Back, announcement of spring term. (Acc. 01804)
    • Program. “ANNUAL / INTER-SOCIETY PROGRAM / School of the Evangelists. / … / JUNE 4, / Saturday Night, 8 O’clock.” Program listing. No year given. (Acc. 02540)
    • Program. “A WINTER’S TALE.” Eight-page booklet with separate cover, stitched. Cover illustration, two-color, full-length woman in a rose bower. Inside, “A Winter’s Tale / … / presented by / The Senior Class of / Smith College / … / Department of Elocution and Dramatic / Expression / …” June, 1910. Dramatis Personae, locations of each act, committees. Pasted-in correction. (Acc. 02338)
    • Program. Single sheet, printed one side only. “CLASS DAY EXERCISES. / OF THE / State Normal School, / NEW PALTZ, N.Y., . FEBRUARY 4, 1895.” Program. (Acc. 02701)
    • Program. “1795 1902 / UNION UNIVERSITY. / UNION COLLEGE. / … / PRIZE ORATORY / AND / EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING. / MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1902.” Inside, list and participants and pieces, Back, program marshals. (Acc. 01392)
    • Program. Front illustration, school seal. “ORDER OF EXERCISES / AT THE / EXHIBITION / OF THE / WARREN SCHOOL, / Monday, June 28, 1880, / AT 1 P.M.” Inside, list of participants and pieces; back, list of graduates. (Acc. 01411)
    • Program. Cover illustration, full-color forest scene, daisies. “Prize Declamation, / SEMINARY HALL, WATERBURY CENTRE, VT., / Wednesday Evening, May 22nd, 1889.” Participants and recitations. (Acc. 02340)
    • Program. “TREE DAY / 1906.” Wellesley. Sixteen-page booklet with separate cord, bound with tied cord. Cover, embossed and printed flower. Order of exercises, poem, participant list, class song. (Acc. 02363)
    • Program. “Williston Seminary. / 45TH ANNIVERSARY. / EXHIBITION IN / Oratory and Reading / … / FOR THE / DICKINSON-WHITNEY PRIZES / Monday, June 21, 1886…” Program, committee of award, contestants, record of awards. (Acc. 02350)
    • Program. “LADIES’/RHETORICAL EXERCISE/Barre Academy/Wednesday Eve, Nov. 14, 1866. Order of Exercises. (Acc. 02669)
    • Program. “MR. JOHN J. HAYES/of/HARVARD UNIVERSITY/ AT/GREYHOUND HALL/…” (Acc. 02663)
    • Program. “A Prize Declamation/OF THE/SOPHOMORE CLASS/of/ Bowdoin College,/Will take place this Evening, at the Congregational Vestry.
    • Program. Shaftesbury Magazine of Oratory 1.1 (1863): Print. (Acc.01332)
    • Program. The Entertainer./Devoted to Literary Entertainment/January 1899. “The Purpose of THE ENTERTAINER is to supply material to Teachers for Morning Exercises, Friday Afternoons, and Special School Days.”


  11. Programs—Professional / Community Events
    • Program. Front illustrations, engraved oval portrait and three engravings of men in various dress. “LIBRARY HALL, NEWTON, N.J. / Thursday Evening, Jan. 29th, 1880. / THE CELEBRATED ELOCUTIONIST / Mr. A.P. BURBANK, / …” Inside, Mr. Burbank’s repertoire and synopsis of play Rip Van Winkle, newspaper comments. Back of program, advertisements for SOZODONT tooth cleaner. (Acc. 02370)
    • Program. Front, attached diamond cutout with initials A.P.B. Inside, “VILLAGE HALL, / … DEC. 17, 1885 / MR. A.P. BURBANK / … / Humorous, Dramatic and Dialect Selections. …” Program. (Acc. 02152)
    • Program. “Entertainment, / Musical and Literary, / BY THE / Chicago Lady Quartette / … / AND / Prof. Carnes, Elocutionist. / … Feb. 11, 1886, …” (Acc. 02319)
    • Program. Decorative border front and back. Front, “PRESENTED BY / HARMAN & VERNER / ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS / … / BAY CITY – MICH.” Inside, “PENINSULAR / LECTURE COURSE. / Readings and Recitations by / LAURA E. DAINTY. / … January 20th, 1880.” and program. Back, advertisement. (Acc. 01966)
    • Program. “MASCOMA VALLEY POMONA GRANGE, / WITH / MASCOMA GRANGE, / AT WEST CANAAN, N.H., / AUGUST 30, 1890.” Program includes a colloquy, recitations and a reading. Two pages are advertisements. (Acc. 02428)
    • Program. Inside, “STATE OF MICHIGAN/DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION/ARBOR DAY ANNUAL/APRIL 30, 1897. Program includes music, quotations, readings, and recitations. (Acc. 02284)
    • Program. “Wednesday Evening Program/NOVEMBER 27, 1912/New York State Association of Elocutionists/Fourteenth Annual Convention/ASSEMBLY HALL, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL/Cor. Franklin and Court St, Buffalo/In connection with New York State Teachers’ Association/…” (Acc. 02649)


  12. Programs—Clubs / Local Classes / Misc
    • Program. “The Bogarte Elocution Society, / Recital Hall, / Thursday Evening, May 3, 1900, / at 8:15 o’clock.” Program items interspersed with advertisements. Back of sheet, officers of society and advertisements. (Acc. 03012)
    • Program. “Anniversary / …Programme… / …of the… / Bogarte Elocution Society / … / Thursday Evening, August 8th, 1901 / …” Inside, engraving of Martin Eugene Bogarte, anniversary program. Officers of the Year. (Acc. 03013)
    • Program (top half of card only). “Prof. Croy’s Pupils / IN / Reading, Song and Farce / IN / Graves’ Hall, / Monday, Feb. 14, 1898.” Partial program listing. Verso, “School of Elocution and / Bureau of Entertainment / Prof. F.C. Croy, / 181 State St Springfield, Mass.” Photo of young woman. (Acc. 02486)
    • Program. Single sheet, printed both sides. “GRAND PRIZE SPEAKING CONTEST, / Literary & Musical Entertainment / … / Friday Even’g, May 25, 1888, / THE SMITHVILLE ELOCUTION CLASS / Conducted by PROF. MARK B. BEAL, / …” Program. Verso, full-color illustration of roses, “Compliments of / SMITHVILLE ELOCUTION CLASS / AND INSTRUCTOR.” (Acc. 02706)
    • Program. Front, “Programme / for / EXPRESSION CONTEST / Thursday, May 27, 1926 / 8:15 P.M.” List of pieces. Back, handwritten note, “Dorothy Dyer and I went / to the Expression contest to- / gether. …” Identified as from the estate of Ida Lorne McLeod. (Acc. 01304)
    • Judges’ rules and form. “DEMOREST MEDAL CONTESTS.” Front, list of contest rules from Mrs. E.J. Gray, State Agent, Medina, Ohio. Back, judge’s rating sheet, filled in. (Acc. 01306)
    • Program. “EXHIBITION/OF/TABLEAUX/FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE/LADIES’ SOLDIERS’ AID SOCIETY/AT THE/ TOWN HALL, LINCOLN/ON/THURSDAY EVENING Feb. 5, 1863.” (Acc. 02289)
    • Program. “PROGRAMME/M.L.A./Friday Evening, Feb. 24, 1860.” Inside, “Entertainment given by the Members/OF THE/MONUMENT LITERARY ASSOCIATION,/AT THE/TOWN HALL, LEXINGTON.” (Acc. 02052)


  13. Pamphlets—Elocutionists / Orators / Readers
    • Pamphlet. “Mrs. Lizzie A. Brockway, / Reader and Impersonator, / Teacher of the Voice, and the Delsarte System of Natural Expression, / …” Franklin Falls, N.H. Inside, list of testimonials. (Acc. 02404)
    • Pamphlet. “C.M. Carothers, / Reader and Reciter, / TEACHER OF ELOCUTION, / Physical and Dramatic Culture.” Photo of Carothers. Inside, list of classes offered and terms. King’s School of Oratory, Pittsburg, Pa. (Acc 01164)
    • Pamphlet. “1883---1884 / ‘PRINCE OF ORATORS.’” Illustration, etching of Col. L.F. Copeland. Information on two lectures in Patchogue, March 4 and March 5. Inside and back of pamphlet are lists of comments and references. (Acc. 01307)
    • Pamphlet. “The girl who has made more people / laugh than any other girl in Virginia” Bessie May Dudley, Richmond, Va. [n.d.] Testimonials, photos of Miss Dudley in character. (Acc. 02180)
    • Booklet. “MISS EVELYNE HILLIARD, / COMEDIENNE RECITER. / ‘A LITTLE TIME FOR LAUGHTER.’” Photo of Miss Hilliard. Press excerpts, information about Miss Hilliard and her repertoire. Handwritten on cover, “Painesville, Ohio / U.S.A. / 1892” (Acc. 01428)
    • Pamphlet. Front, “D.H. Shields, / The Brilliant Platform / And Pulpit Orator of / WEST VIRGINIA.” Photo of Shields, “UNDER MANAGEMENT OF / Southern Lyceum Bureau / Board of Trade Building, / LOUISVILLE, KY.” Back, handwritten notes, “Will Lecture at Hedgesville May 31/95…” Two inside panels, list of subjects/ note from Southern Lyceum Bureau. Four panels, testimonials. (Acc. 01163)
    • Pamphlet. “Hudson, Sept. 4, 1872. / Sir: / The undersigned is prepared to give / entertainments in Reading and Recitation, / …” including terms. Kate M. Thomas. Inside, lists of references and newspaper comments. (Acc. 01396)
    • Pamphlet. “SEASON 1893-1894. / Eugenia Williamson, B E, / READER / … / St. Louis Lyceum Bureau, / 4239 McREE AVENUE, / ST. LOUIS, MO. / …” Selections from Miss Williamson’s repertoire, comments from critics and press. (Acc. 02751)
    • Pamphlet. “MISS HELEN POTTER,/America’s Greatest Reader and Impersonator/…/ALFRED CENTRE, N.Y.,/Monday Evening, March 19th, 1883/…” Description of Miss Potter, selections from repertoire. (Acc. 02252)
    • Pamphlet. “THE REARDON SISTERS/In Costume Programs/CLUBS-CAMPS-SCHOOLS.” Photo visible through die cut out in front of pamphlet. Reviews and testimonials. (Acc. 01610)


  14. Pamphlets & Catalogues—Schools
    • Pamphlet. Engraved illustration. “School of / Elocution / and / Oratory, / Under the / Direction of / EDWARD E. KEYS / … / Kansas City, Mo.” Announcement, classes, course of study, terms, testimonials. (Acc. 01576)
    • Booklet. “Clifton Springs / Sanitarium / Clifton Springs, N.Y.” Description of facility. Offers the “Dio Lewis, Delsarte and Emerson systems … for physical development.” No date. (Acc. 01394)
    • Pamphlet. Beaver College and Musical Institute, for year 1896-1897. Description, faculty, terms, partial courses of study including elocution. (Acc. 02568)
    • Booklet. Prospectus / Season 1899-1900 / LISZT / PIANO CONSERVATORY, / Founded 1896. / JOHN BEACH HARTRANFT, / Proprietor and Director. / 4454 Germantown Avenue / PHILADELPHIA.” Faculty, calendar for 1899-1900, terms, departments (includes elocution and physical culture), remarks. (Acc. 02981)
    • Pamphlet. “College of Elocution and Dramatic Art, (handwritten address correction) 15 East 14th Street, New York / PROF. PHILIP LAWRENCE / …” Terms, testimonials. On back, “Lawrence Dramatic College, / YONKERS ON THE HUDSON, / Will open on May 1st, 1881, …” (Acc. 03001)
    • Catalogue. “…COURSE OF STUDY AND INSTRUCTION / PURSUED AT / WASHINGTON COLLEGE, / HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT; / … / JANUARY, 1835. / …” 32 pages. (Acc. 01162)
    • Catalogue. “LELAND POWERS SCHOOL / OF THE SPOKEN WORD.” 1920. 38 pages plus cover. Inserts, pamphlet for Phidelah Rice Summer School of the Spoken Word, Application for Admission. (Acc. 01949)
    • Pamphlets. “THE MARTYN COLLEGE/OF/ ELOCUTION and ORATORY/ 313 Sixth Street N.W.” and “MARTYN’S/COMMERCIAL COLLEGE.” (Acc. 02674)
    • Pamphlet. “The Study of Elocution, Oratory and Acting/...Martyn College of Oratory, Washington, D.C.” Lists and describes seven courses. (Acc. 02901)
    • Pamphlet. “Catalogue of Craftsbury Academy.” 1883-4. (Acc. 02721).


  15. Pamphlets—Misc
    • Pamphlet. CONSTITUTION / OF THE / Ohio Inter-Collegiate Oratorial Association.” Constitution, officers for 1884-1885. (Acc. 01595)
    • Booklet. Solicitation from Educational Register Company, no date. Company maintains register of teachers, including specialist in elocution and physical culture. No date. (Acc. 01679)
    • Booklet. “Patriotism and the Playground Souvenir/of Recitation and Song for the School Children of Iowa/ To be used in the Celebration of our/Annual Arbor Day/Friday April 25, 1890. (Acc. 02605)
    • Booklet. “Delsarte Corsets and Waists.” Inside, “Descriptive Catalogue of the Delsarte Mfg. & Supply Co.” (Acc. 01424)
    • Booklet. “Delsarte.” Catalogue for the Medlar & Holmes Company.
    • Booklet. “Rosalind’s Surrender” by Pauline Phelps. Published by Edgar S. Werner Publishing and Supply Co. (Inc.), 1901 (Acc. 01927)
    • Booklet. “When Jack Comes Late-Monologue for a Woman” Published by Edgar S. Werner Publishing and Supply Co. (Inc.), New York.
    • Booklet. “Parasol Drill.” Includes: Mushroom March, Military Manoeuvres, Parasol Promenade, Lohengrin March, Secret Love Gavotte.” (Acc. 02087)





Box 2

Folders Numbered 16-32
  1. Catalogues—Bookstores / Publishers
    • Catalogue. “Our Latest / CATALOGUE / of / Useful and Entertaining / BOOKS / …” Single sheet, folded into eight panels. Cover stamped Wehman Bros. Book Store, 158 Park Row, New York. (Acc. 02318)
    • Catalogue. “Introductory Catalogue / of / Sheldon & Company…” New York, Chicago and Boston. 12 pages. (Acc. 02584)
    • Catalogue. “NEW / Illustrated Catalogue / The Normal Publishing House, / DANVILLE, IND.” 4-page catalog including many elocution and oratory materials. [n.d.] (Acc 02250)


  2. Letters
    • Letter. Manuscript letter of recommendation for teacher Lulu M. Shields, signed by former president of the Board of Education of Hannibal, MO, W.C. Foreman. Letter dated July 2, 1883 at San Antonio, TX. Single sheet. (Acc. 1597)
    • Letter, engraved portrait. Manuscript letter accepting offer to speak signed by W.H. Milburn. Letter dated Oct. 22, 1860 at Brooklyn. Single sheet. Engraving, J.C. Buttre from ambrotype by Brady. (Acc. 02125)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter to “Friend McCollum.” Incomplete; single sheet folded into four pages. Dated Dec. 28th, 1867 at Moore’s or Morre’s Hill, Dearborn Co. Ind, but no signature. Presumably written by a Mr. Kidd (the author mentions his book, “Kidd’s Vocal Culture and Elocution”, in the letter. (Acc. 02539)
    • Letter. Letterhead, “Frank S. Fox / TEACHER OF / ELOCUTION AND ORATORY / And Dramatic Culture. / Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. / …” Manuscript letter from Fox to Mr. H.E. Fuhrman accepting Fuhrman as a student. Ashland, O., April 25, 1891. (Acc. 02729)
    • Letter. Letterhead, “King’s School of Oratory, / Elocution and Dramatic Culture, / BYRON W. KING, A.M. PhD. Pres. / Pittsburgh, Pa. Typewritten letter to Prof. John T. White, Cumberland, Md., travel arrangements for program. Sept. 27, 1902. (Acc. 02982)
    • Letter. To Mabel Pierce, Metheune, Massachusetts from D. Moyer Staley, of Billerica, Massachusetts in response to her inquiry about learning elocution. Staley chart of his system of teaching: “Body, Voice, Mind, Soul.” Dated October 6, 1897.


  3. Portrait & Portrait / Article
    • Engraved portrait. Stephen H. Tyng (handwritten on back, “Stephen Higginson Tyng). Engraved by J. Buttre from ambrotype by Brady. (Acc. 02271)
    • Engraved portrait and article. “John Witherspoon,” removed from book. 9 leaves (pp. 295-314) plus plate and protective tissue. (Acc. 00229)


  4. School Reports / Certificates
    • Grade report. “Oakdale Classical and Normal Institute. / Report of Miss Sue Johns’ Examination / … Dec. 12 & 13, 1872” Single sheet, printed one side only. (Acc. 01159)
    • Grade report. “ROXBURY ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL. / A Quarterly Report of the rank and deportment of George H. Jackson, …” Feb. 21, 1856. Single sheet. (Acc. 01160)
    • Normal school certificate. / Mr. J. Brownlee, June 28, 1860. Monongahela City Normal School. Digital printout of photo of Mr. Brownlee. (Acc. 02631)


  5. Amherst College—Related Items (3)
    • Detention card. “AMHERST COLLEGE. / Mr. Flichtner was detained / for Elocution Nov. 6 / [signed] Henry A. Frink” (name and date handwritten). (Acc. 02832)
    • Postcard. Detail of unexcused absences to Chapel and Church for Mr. S.E. Flichtner, dated 30 Nov. 1897. Back of card, hand-addressed to Mr. S.E. Flichtner (part of name is torn away) / Amherst College. Postmarked AMHERST MASS NOV 30 97. (Acc. 02832)
    • Program. Front illustration, Amherst College seal. “AMHERST / COLLEGE / HARDY PRIZE DEBATE / COLLEGE HALL / MONDAY XXVI JUNE M•DCCC•XC•IX.” Inside, topic, speakers, and rules of debate. (Acc. 02832)


  6. Bates College—Related Items (7)
    • Program. “BATES. / ORATIONS / BY MEMBERS OF THE / JUNIOR CLASS, / … / Monday Evening, June 26th, 1876, / …” Inside, Order of Exercises. (Acc. 01902)
    • Program. “BATES. / PRIZE DEBATE / BY THE / SOPHOMORE CLASS, / … / THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1874, / …” Inside, participants and rules. (Acc. 01902)
    • Program. Commencement, June 28th, 1876. Front, “SELDEN CONNOR, LL.D. / … / REVERENDUM OREN-BURBANK CHENEY, S.T.D., / ACADEMIÆ BATESINÆ / …” Inside and back, Order of Exercises. (Acc. 01902)
    • Letter, acceptance form and envelope. Acceptance of Mr Phillip Everett for a trial term at Bates College, dated Oct. 9, 1897. Letter to Phillip Everett’s father, Oct. 9, 1897. Both in envelope addressed to “Reuel Jefferson Everett … / East Poland / Maine” postmarked at Lewiston, Oct. 10 1897. (Acc. 01902)
    • Program. “BATES / CLASS DAY / ’76. / … / Thursday, June 29. / …” Inside, exercises and Parting Ode. (Acc. 01902)
    • Invitation. “Bates College Commencement / City Hall. / … / Wednesday Morning June Twenty Eighth / Lewiston Me. / 1876.” (Acc. 01902)
    • Program. BATES COLLEGE. / Baccalaureate Exercises. / Sunday Afternoon, June 25th, 1876, / …” Inside, program and Class Ode. Back, list of graduates incl. Reuel Jefferson Everett. (Acc. 01902)


  7. Franklin H.S., Franklin, N.H.—Related items (2)
    • Invitation. “TÂCHE SANS TACHE. / CLASS OF ’83. / Graduation and Reunion.” Decorative engravings, bamboo, fishing Chinaman. Program for Promenade Concert, June 29, 1883. (Acc. 02476)
    • Program. “GRADUATING EXERCISES / OF THE / CLASS OF ’84, / Franklin High School, ‘ CLASS OF ’85 ASSISTING. / MERRIMACK HALL, / Friday, June 27, 1984.” Program, music credits. (Acc. 02476)


  8. National School of Elocution and Oratory—Related Items (3)
    • Letter. Letterhead, “National School / of Elocution and Oratory. / George B. Hynson, Esq. / Principal,” with portrait of J.W. Shoemaker, Founder. Letter to Miss Berti Graham, regarding travel arrangements for summer session at Grimsby Park, Ontario, Canada. Dated at Philadelphia, June 18, 1895. (Acc. 01393)
    • Envelope. Return address from National School of Elocution and Oratory, 1110 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. To Miss Berti Graham / Elkton, Md. Postmarked at Philadelphia, June 18, 1895. Rec’d Elkton, Md., June 19, 1895. (Acc. 01393)
    • Pamphlet. “The National School / of / Elocution and Oratory / of Philadelphia, PA. / SUMMER SESSION / AT GRIMSBY PARK, ONTARIO, CAN. / July 8-August10 / …” Eight pages; directions, terms, advice on clothing, board, etc.; departments, courses, photos of Grimsby Park. (Acc. 01393)


  9. North-Western College—Related Items (3)
    • Pamphlet. “North-Western Freshmen / vs. / Wheaton Freshmen / DEBATE / Friday Evening, February 17th / Nineteen Hundred Eleven.” Songs and yells for debate with Wheaton. (Acc. 02728)
    • Pamphlet. “North-Western College / Songs / Debate with Illinois Wesleyan / College Chapel, February 24 / 1911.” (Acc. 02728)
    • Pamphlet. “State Prohibition / Oratorical Contest / Songs and Yells / North-Western / 1912.” (Acc. 02728)


  10. University of Rochester—Related Items (3)
    • Program. “University of Rochester. / SENIOR EXHIBITION, / Corinthian Hall, Friday, Dec. 4, 1868. …” Order of exercises. Class of 1869. (Acc. 02550)
    • Program. “University of Rochester. / SENIOR EXHIBITION, / Corinthian Hall, Friday, Feb. 25, 1870. …” Order of exercises. Class of 1870. (Acc. 02550)
    • Program. “University of Rochester. / Sophomore Prize Declamations. / Corinthian Hall, Monday, July 12, 1869, / …” Handwritten on cover, “Me.Me. & A.E. Parsons / ‘Mother & I.’” Order of exercises, committee of award. (Acc. 02550)


  11. Wilmington Conference Academy—Related items (6)
    • Prospectus. “Wilmington Conference Academy. / Prospectus for Fall Term, 1878. …” Listing of faculty includes R.H. Skinner, A.M., Principal, and J.W. Freley, B.S., Natural Science and Elocution.
    • Letters (5). Letters from Skinner to Freley regarding Freley’s appointment to the faculty and terms. Letters dated May-June 1878; first four from Dover, Del., last from Coatesville, Pa. (Acc. 02237)


  12. Guides—“The Year’s Entertainments” Series
    • Guide. “The / Year’s Entertainments / For Every Month of the School Year.” January edition, 1909. Compiled/arr. By Inez N. McFee. 44-page booklet with separate cover; programs for special days and occasions. (Acc. 01369)
    • Guide. “The / Year’s Entertainments / For Every Month of the School Year.” October edition, 1909. Compiled/arr. By Inez N. McFee. 40-page booklet with separate cover; programs for special days and occasions. (Acc. 01606)
    • Guide. “The / Year’s Entertainments / For Every Month of the School Year.” September edition, 1909. Compiled/arr. By Inez N. McFee. 50-page booklet with separate cover; programs for special days and occasions. (Acc. 01607)


  13. Guides and Manuals
    • Guide. “THE / PARAMOUNT / CHILDREN’S DAY / BOOK / …” 1923. 64-page book with separate cover; recitations, exercises, dialogues, song, etc. (Acc. 02816)
    • Guide. “THE SCHOOLMATE, / A / MONTHLY READER / FOR / SCHOOL AND HOME INSTRUCTION / OF / YOUTH,” A.R. Phippen, editor. 32-page booklet with separate cover; recitations, readings, poems, songs, etc. Vol. IV, No. XII, October 185_. (Acc. 02192)
    • Manual. “A / MANUAL OF GESTURE. / BY / ALBERT M. BACON. / … / 1870” 60-page booklet with separate cover. Instruction on gesture for elocution students. (Acc. 02603)


  14. Children’s Day Sunday School Programs
    • Children’s Day Program. “CHILDREN’S DAY / PROGRAM NO. 10 / … / SONG AND RECITATION / FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. / Order of C.V.STRICKLAND, / HUNTINGTON, IND.” No date. Music and recitations. (Acc. 01353)
    • Supplement to the program for Children’s Day, published by Board of Education for Methodist schools. “PICTURES OF HEROIC METHODISM.” Dated June 12, 1898. Four pages, scenes and recitations with directions for use on back page. Handwritten name at top front, “Maud.” (Acc. 02191)
    • Supplement to the program for Children’s Day, published by Board of Education for Methodist schools. “OUR YOUNG CRUSADERS.” Dated June 14, 1896. Four pages, scenes and recitations with directions for the exercises on the back. Handwritten name at top front, “Maude Spaid,” others next to parts. (Acc. 02191)
    • Supplement to the program for Children’s Day, published by Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Dated June 11 or 18, 1911. Four pages including Hints and Suggestions, recitations and exercises. (Acc. 01343)


  15. Music—Programs/Pantomimes
    • Music. POSES / PLASTIQUES / … / Published by Edgar S. Werner … New York.” 1899. Music and poses for young children. (Acc. 01577)
    • Music/program. “MERRY / CHRISTMAS / BELLS / A Sunday-school Entertainment. / … / J.H. Fillmore / Cranston & Stowe, / Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis.” 1889. Music, responsive readings, suggested recitations. (Acc. 01578)
    • Music/program. “HOPE’S / MESSENGERS / AN EASTER EXERCISE / FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS / BY / Jessie H. Brown and J.H. Fillmore. 1890. Music and recitations. (Acc. 02330)
    • Music/pantomime. “PANTOMIME / ‘Old Folks at Home, or S’wanee River’ / By FANNY A. MYERS / …” 1899, 1900, Edgar S. Werner Publishing & Supply Co. Music and directions for pantomime, illustrated with photos. (Acc. 02713)
    • Music/program. “KENNEDY HALL/Wed. Even’g Jan. 11th. ‘82/HELEN POTTER. Miniature program. Front illustration, Helen Potter. Back, nature scene. (02632)


  16. Published Orations
    • Oration. “ORATION / DELIVERED BY / GEORGE F. HOAR, / OF MASSACHUSETTS, / APRIL 7, 1888, / AT / THE CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENNIAL / OF THE / FOUNDING OF THE NORTHWEST / AT / MARIETTA, OHIO.” Signed on cover, “Rev. Geo E. ?? DD L.L.D / with kindest regards / of Geo F Hoar.” 36 pages. (Acc. 01397)


  17. Magazines/Newsletters
    • Magazine. “Shaftesbury Magazine / of / ORATORY.” Vol. I, No. 2, December, 1893. (Acc. 01333)
    • Newsletter. “The School Herald.” Vol. VIII, No. 11. Dillsborough, Ind., November, 1891. Published by The Normal Book Concern. (Acc. 01574)
    • Magazine. “AB BOOKMAN’S WEEKLY / FOR THE SPECIALIST BOOK WORLD.” August 13, 1973. Underlined passage refers to C.C. Parker, a teacher of elocution. (No acc. record)





Box 3

Folders Numbered 33-36
  1. John Schultz Old and Rare Books catalogues and supplements (9)
    • Speech Catalogue 39. [n.d.] 6 typewritten, legal-size pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 38. Handwritten date, Feb. ’76. 16 pages. Insert, sheet with handwritten figures. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 36a. Handwritten date, Winter 1974-75. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 36. Handwritten date, Oct. 74. 16 pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 35A. Handwritten date, May 74. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 35. Handwritten date, Jan 74. 16 pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 33. Handwritten date, Sept 15 ’72. 16 pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 32. Handwritten date, Marc 9 ’72. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages. (No acc. record)
    • Catalogue 31. Handwritten date, Sept 17, 1971. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages. (Acc. 02571)


  2. John Schultz Old and Rare Books catalogues and supplements (9)
    • Catalogue 30. Handwritten date, March 71. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages (pp. 7 and 8 in reverse order). (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 29. Handwritten date, Nov ’70. 8 typewritten, letter-size pages (pp. 7 and 8 in reverse order). (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 28. Handwritten date, Aug, ’70. 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 27. Handwritten date, Spring ’70. 8 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 26. [n.d.] 8 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 25. Handwritten date, Fall ’69. 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • List No. 24A. [n.d.] 4 typewritten, letter-size sheets, text one side only. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 24. [n.d.] 20 pages. Insert, typewritten legal-size sheet with listings 924-966. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 23. [n.d.] 24 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 22. [n.d.] 3 typewritten sheets, text one side only. (Acc. 02571)
    • Index card. “Birch, Wm. Young [of the firm Birch and Small] / (see The American Speaker)” (No acc. record)


  3. John Schultz Old and Rare Books catalogues (11)
    • Catalogue 21. [n.d.] 8 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 20. [n.d.] 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 19. [n.d.] 8 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 18. [n.d.] 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 17. [n.d.] 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 16. [n.d.] 48 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 15. [n.d.] 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 14. Spring 1963. 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 13. Fall 1962, clearance sale on speech books. 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 12. Spring 1962. 16 pages. (Acc. 02571)
    • Catalogue 11. Handwritten date, Oct. 1961. 24 pages. (Acc. 02571)


  4. Correspondence between Jerry Tarver and John Schultz
    • Letter. December 30, 1971. Tarver to Schultz, book and catalogue order. (No acc. record)
    • Letter. November 25, 1970. Schultz to Tarver, payment received. (No acc. record)
    • Letter. August 28, 1970. Schultz to Tarver, payment received, notes refund check for book previously sold, response to Tarver’s comment on mail service. (No acc. record)
    • Envelope. Schultz to Tarver, postmarked Aug. 31, 1970. (No acc. record)
    • Letter. August 25, 1970. Tarver to Schultz, book order, comment on slow mail service. (No acc. record)
    • Letter. July 2, 1970. Tarver to Schultz, book order and acknowledgment of Schultz’s order to Tarver. (No acc. record)
    • Letter. June 22, 1970. Tarver to Schultz, offer of books for sale (2 sheets). (No acc. record)
    • Letter. September 4, 1969. Tarver to Schultz, book order. (No acc. record)





Box 4

Folders Numbered 37-43
  1. Broadsheets
    • Broadsheet. “Grand / ENTERTAINMENT! / DRAMATIC / RECITAL / GRACE MOULTON WOOD, / … / MARCH 8th, 1901.” Middlesex (no state given). Elocutionist assisted by vocal and instrumental musical talent. (Acc. 02257)
    • Broadsheet. “… / MISS CLARENDON AND MR. WHITNEY, / … / ORATORICAL IMPERSONATIONS / …” No date or location. Program list. (Acc. 01575)
    • Broadsheet. “21st Annual Recital / of the / COOTS SCHOOL / of / Elocution, Oratory and Dramatic Art.” Photos, Prof. Geo. W. Coots and Mrs. Alce Gustine-Coots. June 21, 1909, Salem Mass. (Acc. 02756)
    • Broadsheet. “F.T. MAPLES,/ELOCUTIONIST/ AND/IMPERSONATOR!” Handwritten: “School House of Poquetannock on Sat. eve. Apr 15th” 3x5 photograph on sheet.


  2. Music—Recitations / Pantomimes
    • Music. R.H. RANDALL’S / MUSICAL ELOCUTION / HINTS TO SINGERS, / AND / SELECTED SONGS / …” Copyright 1885, published in Marion Iowa. Stamped on cover, “MOVED TO 8 GERMANIA PLACE, CHICAGO, ILL.” Three pages of instruction on musical elocution, musical selections. Other R.H. Randall publications listed on back. (Acc. 01829)
    • Pantomimed song. “AT THE / GOLDEN GATES / Edgar S. Werner & Co / NEW YORK.” Lyrics, illustrated instructions for pantomime. Copyright 1904. (Acc. 02251)
    • Music. “ROCK ME TO SLEEP.” Illustrated pantomimed song, words and music. Edgar S. Werner and Co., New York. Copyright 1907. (Acc. 02358)
    • Music. “FOLKS THINK WE ARE RELATED / IN DOLLY LAND…” Musical recitation. Music, E.J. Biedermann, words and directions, Mrs. Frederick W/ Pender. Edgar S. Werner and Co., New York. Copyright 1915. List of other Werner publications on back. (Acc. 02611)
    • Song book. “THE LITTLE ROOM WHERE BABY USED TO SLEEP / SONG BOOK.” Wehman Bros., New York. Handwritten on cover, “Miss Della Ledger / 3350 South Jefferson Ave. / St. Louis / Mo.” Songs, recitations, advertisements for other publications. (Acc. 02747)
    • Music. “Don’t / Forget / Old Dad / …” Frederick Purdy, published by California School of Elocution and Oratory, San Francisco, Cal. Copyright 1899. Music and lyrics. (Acc. 02869)
    • Music. “DEDICATED/MISS MARIE BOWEN,/THE TALENTED ELOCUTIONIST OF THE SOUTH/ A FACE TO BE REMEMBERED/BY/H.P.DANKS.” Published by Phillips & Crew, Atlanta, Georgia. (Acc. 02638)


  3. College Book Service Want Lists
    • Want list. January-February 1973. College Book Service, Inc., Ronkonkoma, New York. Legal-size, typewritten sheet, both sides. (No acc. record)
    • Want list. July 1973. College, Book Service, Inc., Ronkonkoma, New York. Legal-size, typewritten sheet, both sides. (No acc. record)


  4. Newspaper
    • Newspaper. “KOMSTOK’S FΩNETIK TELIGRAF [COMSTOCK’S PHONETIC TELEGRAPH].” Philadelphia, August 1849. Newspaper devoted to advocating the use of a phonetic alphabet. (Acc. 02904)


  5. Journals / Magazines/Monologues
    • Journal. “UNITED STATES JOURNAL / OF / Elocution and Oratory.” Washington, D.C. April 1892 (Vol. 5 No. 2). Editor, Webster Edgerley. “Designed to teach Elocution, Oratory, Grace and Gesture…” Advertisements, Shaftesbury College and Martyn College of Elocution and Oratory. (Acc. 02380)
    • Magazine. “THE HOUSEKEEPER.” Minneapolis, Minn. Vol. XXI, Feb. 1, 1898. Article, “Elocution at Home,” by Clara A. Slotterbec, St. Paul College of Oratory and Music (continued from January 15 issue). (Acc. 02885)
    • Magazine. “Ladies’ Journal.” February, 1894. Wilson Publishing Company, Ltd., Toronto, Canada. Article, “Some of Canada’s Leading Elocutionists,” Miss Jessie Alexander, Miss Lillie G. Easton, Miss Martha Smith, Miss Jennie Wetherald, Miss Lauretta Bowes, Miss E. Pauline Johnston. “Elocutionary,” a new department by “Jotter.” (Acc. 02903)
    • Magazine. “THE HOME MAGAZINE.” Vol. I, No. 3, March 1893. Published by Brodix Publishing Co., Washington, D.C. “The ‘Home Magazine’ Prose and Poetry or Recitation Chart”—issue is devoted to recitation selections. (Acc. 02916)
    • Magazine. “THE PURITAN.” Vol. III, No.1, April, 1898 Published by Frank A. Munsey, New York. (Acc. 02249).
    • Magazine. “ILLUSTRATED SOCIETY MONOLOGUE.” “Molly’s Prenuptial Flirtation.” Edgar S. Werner & Company, New York. (Acc. 02359)


  6. Envelope
    • Envelope. Catalog size. Return address, (printed) Richmond Times-Dispatch / The Richmond News Leader / 333 E. Grace St. / Richmond, Virginia 23219/ Metered at Richmond, VA. Addressed to (label) Pavon William / 106 E. Franklin St. / Richmond VA 23219. (No acc. record)


  7. Contents:
    • Photocopy. Booklet. The Morse School of Expression. St. Louis, MO, [1931]. Original at St. Louis Public Library.
    • Printout. Item advertised on ebay – carte de visite of boy orator, R. F. Williams, by Eisenmann Photography.


  8. Journal and accompanying items [Being a journal by Lyman Fretts, 1876, consisting of notes taken in classes and lectures at J. W. Shoemaker’s National School of Elocution and Oratory. Many printed items pasted or laid in. Some general sentiments recorded along with random comments on the Centennial.] [Cover label typed:] Book containing Centennial Items / Lyman R. Fretts / Philadelphia, May 224, MDCCCLXXVI / [“Title Page” handwritten:] Lyman R. Fretts / Scottdale Penna. / April 28, 1876 / (Acc. 02843)





Box 5

Canvas banner announcing “JOSEPH T. DAY, The Talented Elocutionist and Impersonator.” It measures 95” long by 28” wide, with tabs for hanging, painted in silver, white and green on a black ground, with floral embellishments. Re-used canvas with another advertisement on the verso. Estimated date 1885.




Box 6

  • Framed diploma –

    NATIONAL SCHOOL / OF / ELOCUTION AND ORATORY / [oval picture of Demonsthenes addressing the sea] / Chartered 1875 Philadelphia, Pa. / BE IT KNOWN THAT [script:] SARA E. SWEETSER, HAVING COMPLETED / The Two Year Course in Elocution and Oratory is hereby awarded the / Degree of Bachelor in Oratory, and is granted this / DIPLOMA / In Testimony Whereof, We have hereunto set our names and affixed the seal of the Institution, / this twenty-seventh day of May, AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and [script:] Ninety-two. / [seal] / [signatures:] Silas S. Neff, Pres. [?[ / Oratory and Thought conception / Mrs. J. W. Shoemaker / Physical Culture Elocution Shakespeare / DE Keller Hanney [?]Harney] / Psychol ., Rhet., & Descriptive Dialects / J. H. Bechel, Orthoepy. / Geo B. Hynson, Voice Culture / Russell H. Conwell, Oratory / Wm. S. Morris, M. D. Physio-psychology / G. [George] Hudson Makuen M. D. Vocal Physiology / Daniel Babehellor, Singing

  • Framed playbill –

    EXHIBITION! / An Exhibition will be given by / THE FRANKLINDALE / ELOCUTION CLUB / ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS, / (April 16th and 17th) / AT THE FRANKLINDALE SEMINARY / PROGRAMME, / [names of players, music and “Lend Me Five Shillings,” “Betrayed and Restored,” and “Yankee Melange.”] The Proceeds to be appropriated to the Sisters of Temperance / Tickets of Admission 12 1/2 Cents / To be had at the Stores of Sweet, Nichols, & Shields and William G. King . / Doors open at half past 6 o’clock / Performance to commence at 7 / Positively no admittance without Tickets / Platt & Schram, Printers, 310 Main Street , Poughkeepsie.






Boxes 7-11: Items Received October 2010

Collection of ephemera, comprising 134 items: including catalogs from elocution schools and colleges, descriptive catalogs, programs, photographs, letters, diplomas, tickets.

Box 7

Folders Numbered 45-62
  1. Catalogs — Schools
    • Catalog. “Twenty-Fourth / Annual Catalogue, / 1897. / Northern Indiana / Normal School, / Valparaiso, Indiana / The Largest Normal School / In the United States.” 72 pages. Photographs of school on inside front cover and inside back cover. Faculty list. Description of school, programs, course of study, departments, expenses. Lists of students and graduates. (Acc. 03239)
    • Catalog. “The / Campbell School / for Girls / Windsor, Connecticut” 24 pages with separate cover. Photographs of school and vicinity, description of course of study, including Department of Elocution, expenses. Insert, single-sheet program, “THE PRINCESS KIKU / Presented under the auspices of the Class of 1906 / of the Campbell School / …” (Acc. 03318).
    • Catalog. “Hiram College / Annual / Catalogue / 1896” 80 pages with separate cover. Photographs of school, description of course of study, including Department of Oratory, faculty, list of students, calendar, expenses. Handwritten on back cover: “ ‘Stud’ Heuer / Class of 1899” (Acc. 03333)
    • Catalog. “The West Side / Musical College / CLEVELAND / SIXTH CITY” 32 pages with separate cover. Dated 1911-1912. Photos of school and faculty. Faculty list and bios, course of study, terms, commencement program (1911), list of graduates. Back cover advertisement. (Acc. 3279)
    • • School Catalog. 40 pages Separate Cover. “Fayette/Normal University/For the year closing/June 7, 1900/ And/ Calendar for 1900-1900./ In life it is well to KNOW something; it is better to be able to Do something / and the best of all is to BE something./ Smith & Hugley, Printers,/ Butler, Indiana. Print Date 1899. (Acc. 03436)
    • School Catalog. 40 pages Separate Cover. “Fayette/Normal University/For the year closing/August 2, 1899/ And/ Calendar for 1899-1900./ In life it is well to KNOW something; it is better to be able to Do something / and the best of all is to BE something./ [Description of “Elocutionary Department” with photograph of Mrs. Smith, pp. 26-27]. Print date 1899. (Acc. 03435)
    • Catalog. “… / THE/ McDonald-Ellis School. / WASHINGTON D.C. / 1891” 26 pages with separate cover tied with ribbon. Calendar, faculty, course of study, expenses, list of students. (Acc. 03365)
    • Catalog. “… / New Hampton / Literary Institution / and / Commercial College / 1905 / EIGHTY-FIFTH YEAR” 24 pages (unnumbered) with separate cover. Photos of school and students. Faculty, course of study, expenses. (Acc. 03120)
    • Catalog. King’s School of Oratory. Decorative monogram of intertwined gold letters on cover: “KSO.” 20 pages, unnumbered. Description of program, photos of school and faculty (some in costume), departments, courses of instruction, testimonials and references, tuition. Back page: “KING’S SCHOOL OF ORATORY / … / KNOXVILLE, PITTSBURGH, Pa.” (Acc. 03378)
  2. Catalogs — Schools
    • Catalog. “LOYOLA UNIVERSITY / School of Oratory / Elocution and Dramatics / [School seal with verbiage:] UNIVERSITAS LOYOLAEA NEO-AURELIAE / 1919-1920 / ST. CHARLES AVENUE / NEW ORLEANS, LA.” 4 pages, separate cover. Description of program, list of faculty, courses, fees and expenses, list of students. (Acc. 03917)
    • Catalog. “Cumnock / School of / Oratory / Los Angeles, California / 1899-1900” 24 pages, separate cover. Photos of school, description of program, list of faculty, courses, tuition, list of students and graduates, references. Includes 1899 commencement address by Mrs. Kate Tupper Galpin. (Acc. 03938)
    • Catalog. “Utica Conservatory of Music” 48 pages, separate cover. 1923 – 1924. Photos of school, advisory board, description of program, list of faculty with biographies, courses, tuition. (Acc. 03719)
    • Catalog. “THE LEWIS PHONO-METRIC INSTITUTE AND / SCHOOL FOR STAMMERERS, / … DETROIT, MICH.” 48 pages, separate cover. CA. 1901. Announcement of summer session, rates, testimonials. Insert: Folded broadside, one side: Photos of school principal, faculty, students; directions to school; other side: photos of Pan-American Exposition buildings (Buffalo). (Acc. 03715)
    • Catalog. “A School of / Acting & Interpretation / CHICAGO SCHOOL OF / ELOCUTION” 48 pages, separate decorative cover. 1910. Staff list, description of program, tuition, testimonials from graduates (some with photos; some in costume). (Acc. 03656)
    • Catalog. “Monroe / College of Oratory / [seal:] EXPRESSION NECESSARY TO EVOLUTION. / 1886-7. / WESLEYAN HALL, 36 BROMFIELD STREET, / BOSTON.” 24 pages, separate cover. Faculty list, history of college, course of instruction, requirements, costs, calendar, list of students. Inside front cover: “THE ORATORY DEPARTMENT / OF THE / Tremont School of Music, / WHICH IS THE LARGEST MUSIC SCHOOL BUT ONE IN AMERICA, / HAS UNITED WITH THE / Monroe College of Oratory / …” (Acc. 03557)
    • Catalog. “BELMONT / SCHOOL / OF EXPRESSION / NASHVILLE, TENN.” 36 pages, separate cover. 1910. History, faculty, course of study. Schedules, list of students, programs and reviews from productions. Photographs of costumed casts of programs. (Acc. 03558)
    • Catalog. “CATALOGUE / GODDARD / SEMINARY / 1901 – 1902” 56 pages, separate cover. Barre, Vermont. Photos of school. Calendar, trustees, officers, faculty, history, expenses, scholarships, course of studies, list of students. (Acc. 03559)
    • Catalog. On title page: “The Mason School / … / and Junior College / The Castle / Tarrytown-on-Hudson / New York / for / Girls and Young Women” 60 pages. 1929-1930. Photos of school including foldout panoramic shots. Calendar, trustees, officers, faculty, history, expenses, scholarships, course of studies, list of students, terms. Inset: Tear-out Application for Admission. (Acc. 03686)
  3. Programs — School Events
    • Program. “MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, / Junior Exhibition, / April 28, 1863.” Inside: “Order of Exercises.” List of orations and speakers. (Acc. 03254)
    • Program. “J.F. DAILEY / Prize Contest in Elocution” / OF / The Cedar Valley Seminary, / Osage, Iowa, Tuesday Evening, June 14, 1887. / Program.” On reverse, handwritten: “John H. Vaughn / Osage / Iowa / June 17, 1887”. (Acc. 03224)
    • Program (and medal). “The Class of Nineteen Hundred Seventeen / of the / National School of Elocution and Oratory / Commencement Exercises / … / Philadelphia, Pa.” Inside: Officers and class roll. Foldover tab with embossed “NSE”. Accompanied by metal medal “ELOCUTION” with initials “S.S.S.,” no date, in box 17 (Acc. 03137)
    • Program. “ITHACA / Conservatory of Music. / 1892 (INCORPORATED) 1900 / SEASON OF 1899-1900. Recital by the / Ithaca Conservatory Concert Company. … MRS. LELLE RHODES MANGANG, Elocution. / …” Program information. Reverse: Advertisement. (Acc. 03352)
    • Program. “Syracuse University. / COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS. / Elocutionary Rehearsal, / … June 23, 1873.” Program. (03274)
    • Program. “Syracuse University. / COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. / Elocutionary Rehearsal, / BY THE / FRESHMAN CLASS, / IN THE / College Chapel, / … June 19, 1874.” Program. (03275)
    • Programs. (3) 4-page, folded. Decorative engravings. “New England / Conservatory / Entertainments / SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION, / SAMUEL R. KELLEY, INSTRUCTOR. / SLEEPER HALL. / Jan. 22, 1890 – 8 P. M. Inside: Advertisement and program. Single sheet. NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. / SLEEPER HALL. / PUPILS’ RECITAL, / Saturday, May 17, 1890 …” Single sheet. NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. / SLEEPER HALL. / PUPILS’ RECITAL, / ON / Saturday, May 6, 1893 …” (Acc. 03290)
    • Program. 4 pages. Avon C. Burham’s Academy of Physical Culture, Corner Scherhorn and Smith Sts. Thursday Evening, March 1st, 1877. At Eight o’clock. Complimentary Entertainment. [Events: (1) Dumb bells, poles, parallel bars, sparring, etc., (2) Comic Pantomine of “Two Apprentices,” (3) Dancing. [Advertisement offers “Gymnasia, Swedish Movement Cure and Electricity,” and “Instruction in Elocution.] (Acc. 04040)
    • Program. 7 pages with separate cover, tied with string.”Closing Exercises / Christian College, / May 25 – 30, 1895. Columbia, Mo.” Inside, Senior elocution contest, Services, recitals, Commencement. Includes insert; Photo of school grounds with faculty information on reverse. (Acc. 03369)
    • Program. “Romeo and Juliet” Dec. 7, 1894. Detroit School. One page, handwritten, with photocopy. (Acc. 03270)
    • Programs and invitation. (3 items) Item 1: “MERCERSBURG / COLLEGE …. / Commencement / Exercises …. / Mercersburg, Pa. / ….1897” Item 2: “The Mercersburg / Academy / Commencement / Exercises …. / Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. / ….1902”. Item 3: Invitation to commencement exercises of “Mercersburg Academy”. No date. (Acc. 03366)
    • • Program. Elaborate design with sea and lakeshore scenes at top of card. School of Elocution, Languages and English Literature/No. 405 Main Street, Room 202/ Wednesday Evening, February 18th, 1885/Eight O’clock/ Programme/ The Ballad of Babie Bell, Miss Hamilton/ Scene from School of [sic] Scandal, Misses Hamilton and Lincoln/ Jerry, Miss Lincoln/ Flower Song, Miss McCloud/ Some of Old Friends, Miss Hamilton/ Relief of Lucknow, Miss Lincoln/ 5th Air. (Acc. 04038)
    • Programs and invitations. (4 items) Item 1: Program. “Frederick / Female Seminary. / ….1888 / … / Prize Contests in Elocution and Exercises / in Calisthenics.” Nature engravings on cover. Program, participants. Item 2: Invitation. “FFS” monogram with intertwined leaves. “Qualis vita, finis ita.” “The Class of ’90 / Frederick Female Seminary / requests your presence / at the / Graduating Exercises. / …” List of graduates. Item 3: Invitation. Two pieces of card stock tied together with ribbon. Top piece: “‘Exeunt’ / The Class of ’91 / Frederick Female Seminary / requests your presence / at the / Graduating Exercises / …” Bottom piece: List of graduates, decorative art. Item 4: Program. “F. F. Seminary / Elocutionary * Prize * Contest./ … / June 8th, 1892.” Program, participants. (Acc. 03367)
    • Programs and invitations. (11 items) First card: Detention for elocution. Second card: Lester Prize Exhibition, May 7, 1890 [white card]. Third card: Lester Prize Exhibition, May 7, 1890 [blue card]. Fourth card: Lester Prize Exhibition, May 11, 1892. Fifth card: Lester Prize Exhibition, May 10th, 1893 [thin paper]. Sixth card: Lester Prize Exhibition, May 10, 1893 [4 pp cardboard]. Seventh card: Kellogg Prize Speaking, June 23, 1890. Eighth card: Hyde Prize Exhibition. Ninth card: Hardy Prize Debate, June 26, 1893. Tenth card: Programme for Commencement Week, June 1890. Eleventh card: Commencement Week, M.DCCC.XCIII. (Acc. 04035)
    • Pamphlet, Program, and Invitations. (4 items) Item 1: Pamphlet. “The Woman’s College, / Frederick, / Maryland.” Dated 1896. 16 pages, unnumbered. Photos of college and students. Description of program. Item 2: Invitation. “The Woman’s College / of Frederick, Maryland, / invites you to the / Commencement Exercises, / …” 1897. Item 3: Invitation. “You are invited to attend the Annual Fair Dance given by / the Young Men of Frederick, in, / JUNIOR HALL / ON / … 1895” List of chaperones and committee members. Item 4: Program. “WOMAN’S COLLEGE, / Frederick, Md. / … 1901, / … / “THE LAST LOAF” Cast list. (Acc. 03368)
    • Program. “AMHERST COLLEGE, / ORDER OF EXERCISES / AT THE / SWEETSER / Prize Declamation, / …1857 ...” Inside: “Order of Exercises.” List of pieces and speakers. (Acc. 03943)
    • Program. “PHILLIPS ACADEMY / ANDOVER, MASS. / Thirty-First Annual Speaking / OF / SELECTED DECLAMATIONS / FOR THE / DRAPER PRIZES /… 1897, / ...” Inside: Program. List of pieces, speakers, award committee. Penciled notes about 1st, 2nd, 3rd-place winners and critique of 1st-place winner. Back cover: “PRIZE-MEN.” list of winners 1867 – 1896. (Acc. 03944)
    • Program. “PHILLIPS ACADEMY / ANDOVER, MASS. / Twenty-Ninth Annual Speaking / OF / SELECTED DECLAMATIONS / FOR THE / DRAPER PRIZES /… 1895, / ...” Inside: Program. List of pieces, speakers, award committee. Penciled notes about 1st, 2nd, 3rd-place winners and other notes. Back cover: “PRIZE-MEN.” list of winners 1867 – 1894. (Acc. 03945)
    • Program. “ORDER OF EXERCISES / AT THE / ANNUAL PRIZE DECLAMATION / OF THE / BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL / IN THE / EXHIBITION HALL, / [school seal] / …1895…” Inside: “ORDER OF EXERCISES” Pieces and performers. Back cover: “CLASS OF 1895.” Class list. (Acc. 03946)
  4. Programs — School Events
    • Program. “PROGRAMME / OF THE / Declamations and Rehearsals / AT / Berwick Academy, / JUNE 28TH, 1870.” / [Engraving of school and grounds] / “BERWICK ACADEMY, SOUTH BERWICK, ME.” Inside: “EXERCISES” Pieces and performers. Back page: “DISTRIBUTION OF THE COGSWELL PRIZES. / … / AWARD OF THE COGSWELL GOLD MEDALS. / ...” (Acc. 03599)
    • Program. “RECITAL / BY PUPILS OF / SENIOR CLASS IN ELOCUTION. / NORTH TEXAS COLLEGE / … 1902” Program with pieces and performers. (Acc. 03644)
    • Program. “Elocutionary Contest / ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, Dubuque, Iowa, / …1905.” Program with pieces and performers. List of judges. (Acc. 03448)
    • Program. “BOWDOIN COLLEGE! / Prize Declamation! / BY THE / SOPHOMORE CLASS, / … 1864, / AT / MASON STREET CHURCH….” Order of exercises: speakers and topics. (Acc. 03691)
    • Program. “School of Expression. / SOUTHERN SHORT STORIES.” Program with pieces and performers. Tarver note: Curry School, ca. 1897. (Acc. 03955
  5. Pamphlets & Catalogues — Teachers
    • Pamphlet. “MRS. HELEN E. CARPENTER, / 17 MAPLE STREET, / ONEONTA, N.Y., / TEACHER OF / Vocal Culture, Reading and Recitation / ….” Vase of flowers. Inside: course of instruction and references (references both dated 1887). (Acc 03232)
    • Pamphlet. “MRS. GRACE E. HUBBARD. / Reader, Teacher of Elocution and Physical Culture, / IN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, CORTLAND, N.Y.” Photo of woman. Inside and back cover: testimonials (two from teachers at Emerson College of Oratory) and press notices. (Acc 03245)
    • Pamphlet, clipping, obituary. (3) Pamphlet: Four pages plus insert. “EXPRESSION / THOUGHT ASSIMILATION / INTERPRETATION” Photo. “EDWARD SAXON / Teacher – Reader – Actor / TRANSYLVANIA COLLEGE and / THE COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE / LEXINGTON, KY.” Press reviews. Announcement of courses. Information about private lessons. Ca 1927. Clipping: Two pages (cut from magazine?), glued together at top. Photo. “Edward Saxon / Impersonator” Repertoire. “Appreciations” (Reviews and references) including: “We may count ourselves exceedingly fortunate in having Mr. Saxon at the head of our Department of Oratory. … Cento Magazine of Center College of Central University” (Kentucky?). No date. Obituary: Photocopy of newspaper article. “Saxon Funeral Service Today”. Photo. “PROF. EDWARD SAXON” “THE LEXINGTON LEADER / Thurs., March 1, 1945” Article includes: “ … former head of the dramatics department at Transylvania College …, graduated from the Boston School of Expression …, ” and list of plays written, directed, acted in. (Acc 03759)
    • Brochures. (2) First: “MRS. FANNIE BERNARD / GIVES INSTRUCTION IN / ELOCUTION / AND / VOICE CULTURE. / … / Call on or Address [Handwritten:] No. 84 West Washington St. / Fort Wayne, / Ind.” Four pages. Terms. Testimonials, some dated 1883, some with handwritten corrections. Second: Identical, except: “Call on or Address [Handwritten:] Brisco House, City” and handwritten corrections to terms. (Acc 03594)
    • Brochure. “Teacher of Elocution / and / Reader. / Fourth Season. / Compliments of / Miss Mae Ernestine Felch. / 1889-90. / Residence, / No. 7 Franklin Street, Natick, / Massachusetts.” Four pages with corner folded over front. Arrangements, terms, testimonial. Includes note: “Miss Felch has adopted the Delsarte System of dramatic action.” (Acc 03420)
    • Brochure. “WALTER C. LYMAN, / ELOCUTIONIST, / Dramatic Reader and Humorist. / TEACHER OF / PHYSICAL AND VOCAL CULTURE … / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.” Twelve pages. Terms, testimonials, press reviews. (Acc 03437)
  6. Pamphlets—Schools
    • Pamphlet. “QUESTIONS / ON THE / PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE, / USED IN THE CLASSES OF THE / DETROIT TRAINING SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION / AND ENGLISH LITERATURE. / (Copyright, 1880.) / THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.” Penciled note: “1886?” Inside and back cover: 110 questions about the play. Penciled answers and notes throughout. (Acc 03268)
    • Pamphlet. “Davison / School of Music / and / Elocution / Chicago: 1906 – 07” 30 pages. Includes photos of J.E. Davison and other faculty. Faculty list and biographies. List of classes. Calendar. (Acc 03353)
    • Pamphlet. “… / THE TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION / OF THE / MARTHA’S VINEYARD / SUMMER INSTITUTE. / Begins Monday, July 15, 1889. Continues Five Weeks. / Elocution and Oratory, -- Four Weeks / School of Methods, -- Three Weeks.” Engraving of the school property: buildings, pier, boats. 54 pages. Lists of departments with faculty and classes, with descriptions. Advertising: three pages in front; twenty pages in back, plus back cover. (Acc 03293)
    • Pamphlet. 8 pages. “…Conservatory of Music / Elocution AND Physical Culture / North Missouri / Academy / A Military School for Boys / A school Home for Girls / … / G.C. BRIGGS, President, / Salisbury, Missouri” Photos of E.A. Just, Director, and of school. One page: “Elocution and Physical Culture / MISS FRANCES REMBERT, Instructor” Includes terms and student list. No date. (Acc. 03225)
    • Pamphlet. “MARION CONSERVATORY / OF / MUSIC / AND / ELOCUTION.” [photo of man] “EDOUARD HIPSHER, R .A.M., / DIRECTOR….” 8 pages. Departments, benefits, tuition, testimonials and press reviews. (Acc 03819)
  7. Photographs
    • Photograph. Photo of young girl. 16cm x 10.5cm. “‘Little Maud,’ The Four-Year-Old Elocutionist” On reverse, handwritten: “Somebody’s Darling (?) / God Knows Best” and stamped: “M.F. KELLY/ THE/PHOTOGRAPHER/ E. Side Main St. / WINFIELD, KANSAS.” No date. (Acc. 03255)
    • Photograph. Photo of young girl. 16.5cm x 11cm. “LOIS WILSON / FRANK WENDT, Photo Artist, Boonton, N. J.” No date. (Acc. 03256)
    • Photograph. Photo of bearded young man. 4” x 2 1/2”. Handwritten on front: “S. S. Curry” On reverse, handwritten: “Prof. Curry Elocu. BUSI (?)” (Note: Carte de visite?) Printed on back (photographer?): “E.A. HOLTON, / BOSTON, MASS.” No date. (Acc. 03334)
    • Photograph. Photo of portly gentleman. 16.5cm x 11cm. Printed on front: “Hardy 493 Washington St. Boston” On reverse, handwritten: “Prof. Kelley / School of Elocution / N. E. C.” No date. (Acc. 03257)
    • Photograph. Photo of woman standing next to table with elocution book. 16.5cm x 11cm. No date. (Acc. 03217)
  8. Tickets
    • Ticket. “TESTIMONIAL * BENEFIT / Miss Henrietta Vinton Davis, / THE RENOWNED ELOCUTIONIST, / WHO WILL APPEAR IN / EMOTIONAL DRAMA / EAST LYNNE, / under the patronage of / Ives’ Post 13, G.A.R. and the Ladies of Woman’s Relief Corps, No. 11, at. / Amateur Dramatic Hall, ... / ... July 24, ’95. / GENERAL ADMISSION . . . 35 CENTS.” Star-shaped badge with flag and eagle. Embossed “25.” (Acc 03153)
    • Tickets. (4) Two tickets: “New England Conservatory of Music / COLLEGE OF ORATORY / Graduation Exercises / … June 13th, 1902 / …” Third item: On left side: “3d TERM … 1901-1902 / NOT TRANSFERABLE.” “New England Conservatory of Music / FRANKLIN SQ., BOSTON, MASS. / Admit [handwritten:] W. B. Swift / to Classes in [handwritten:] Elocution / GEORGE W. CHADWICK, Musical Director. / FRANK W. HALE, General Manager.” Stamped: “RECEIVED PAYMENT / … 1902 …” Fourth item: On left side: “4th TERM … 1901-1902 / NOT TRANSFERABLE.” “New England Conservatory of Music / FRANKLIN SQ., BOSTON, MASS. / Admit [handwritten:] Walter B. Swift / to Classes in [handwritten:] Elocution / GEORGE W. CHADWICK, Musical Director. / FRANK W. HALE, General Manager.” Stamped: “RECEIVED PAYMENT / … 1902 …” (Acc 03892)
  9. Trade Cards and Calling Cards
    • Trade Cards. (2). Small circles with handle. First card: graphic designs and flowers. No text on reverse. Second card: Japanese woman waving to ships in harbor. On reverse: “Under the / management of the / JONES’ LECTURE AND MUSICAL / AGENCY, BOSTON. / GRAND DRAMATIC RECITAL / BY / MR. CHARLES ATKINSON / The distinguished Elocutionist, of Boston, / ASSISTED BY / Miss Clara Ellard, …” (Acc. 03166)
    • Trade Card. Colored illustration of woman in guard costume. 12.5cm x 7.5cm. “FALKA. / ‘I’m not bold’. / FALKA. / BY THE MC CAULL OPERA COMIQUE CO. / (John A. McCaull, Prop. And Manager)” Reverse: “THE / PETERSILEA ACADEMY / OF / Music, Elocution, Languages, and Painting. / … Boston.” List of faculty with areas of specialization. (Acc. 03317)
    • Calling card. “Miss Mary C. R. Ford. / Elocution and Physical Culture, 2774 Marion Avenue.” (Acc. 03328)
    • Carte de visite. Photo of distinguished-looking woman. 4” x 2 1/2”. Tarver note: Anna Randall-Diehl. Signed on back. No date. (Acc. 03802)
  10. Programs—Professional / Community / Church Events
    • Program. Decorative cover with photo. “Reader / and / The Impersonator / TALENTED / ELOCUTIONIST / Mrs. F. Parker Paxson / OF / Philadelphia / … / WILL GIVE A POPULAR / RECITAL / MASONIC HALL / NOVEMBER 2, 1893 ARDMORE, PA” Inside, program. Back cover, list of musicians. (Acc. 03264)
    • Program. One sheet. “Programme of Recitale / Florence Josephine Ensworth / …” Program information. “Mead’s Opera House / … JULY 27, 1912 / E.B. Darling, Printer, Guilford, N. Y.” Comment from Tarver: She worked with deaf students. Based largely on information supplied by the eBay seller, here is the complete entry for the item: “[Not noted here, but this speaker studied and later taught at Gallaudet. It is remotely possible that she was deaf, but at the very least she was in the Alexander Graham Bell tradition of the involvement of elocution with the deaf.]” (Acc. 03997)
    • Program. “MUSIC HALL, / BOSTON / … / READINGS! / [Engraving of Bellew] / MR. J.M. BELLEW, / The Greatest of Living Elocutionists./ …” Tarver note: ca 1880. Inside, programs for two nights. Back cover, advertisement. (Acc. 03795)
    • Program. “FIFTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY / [Engraving of church] / OF THE / Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church, / HARRISBURG, PENNA. / …JANUARY 15, 1869.” Inside: “THE PILGRIMAGE: * / A Concert Exercise of Hymns and Recitations, / WITH PICTURES BY THE MAGIC LANTERN: / ILLUSTRATING THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS.” List of recitations and lyrics. (Acc. 03921)
    • Program. “AN EVENING WITH THE AUTHORS. / First appearance of / Mr. H.A. WILLIAMS, / ELOCUTIONIST, / at the Universalist Church, / HUDSON, N.Y. / … ’83 / …. / Program presented by / CLUETT & SONS, ALBANY, N.Y.” Card. Decorative color art of rose on front. On back, performers and program. (Acc. 03659)
    • Program. “Grafton Star Grange, / CULVER HALL, HANOVER, / …1890.” Inside, program for two dates. Back cover, advertisement. (Acc. 03675)
    • Program. “Criterion Theatre / … / GABRIEL HARRISON, / AND HIS PUPILS, / Elocution and Acting. / … / 1891.” Eight pages. Program, services and terms, biography, testimonials, press reviews. (Acc. 03681)
    • Card. Ticket, perhaps as an announcement or even a program. Embossed gold face in half moon/Preliminary/Junior Oratorical Contest/ Class of ‘86/ Franklin Literary Society/Auditorium of Pardee hall/ On Friday Evening, March 6th, 1885. At Eight O’clock. Reverse side shows classical figure in design. (Acc. 04032)
    • Program. “EXHIBITION / OF THE / Marion Union Literary Society. / … 1868.” Printed Indiana, PA. Order of exercises with performers. (Acc. 03683)
    • Program card. “ORGANIZED … 1880 / FOURTH ANNIVERSARY / OF THE / RAUB LYCEUM, C.S.N.S. / LOCK HAVEN, PA. / …’84.” Attached: small card, decorative ribbon, with order of exercises. With envelope. (Acc. 03684)
    • Program. “EXERCISES / OF THE / TWENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY / OF / Connecticut Literary Institution / … 1857.” Multi-day programs, including “VINTON SOCIETY OF INQUIRY”, “Adelphian Society”, “COMPOSITIONS BY THE LADIES”, “Lesbian and Missionary Societies”. Handwritten name on front page: “Eugene E. Harmon / a student” with comments written next to speakers.(Acc. 03953)
  11. Sherwin Scrapbook and Related Items
    Multiple items in a group(Acc. 03793)

    Scrapbook. Pasted newspaper clippings and multiple loose clippings, most related to career of elocutionist Mrs. W. F. Sherwin. Most from New York state newspapers; some dated 1880s and 1890s. Envelope. Printed return address: “OFFICE OF / TRAVELING PASSENGER AGENT / WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES / Northern Pacific Railroad Co., Lessee / ELMIRA, NEW YORK” (Was used to hold clippings.)

    NOTE: Scrapbook, clippings, and envelope placed in Temporary Box 12. These are in fragile condition. Items placed in ephemera folder are as follows: (See selected scanned papers)
    • Flyer. Broadside. “AT THE UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, / UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. / Dramatic Recitals / Mrs. W. F. SHERWIN, / … / … 1895.” Press reviews, including: “Sherwin of Elmira, N.Y.”
    • Program. 4 pages. “Dramatic Recitals. / MRS. W. F. SHERWIN, / … / … 1895 / TROY, N.Y.”
    • Program (partial). ‘Dramatic Recitals / Under the Auspices of the / LADIES’ AUXILIARY. / For the benefit of the / Young Men’s Christian Association, / HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y., / Monday Evening, November 26, at Casino, / GIVEN BY / MRS. W.F. SHERWIN.” Penciled note on reverse: “It is requested Mrs. Sherman will render ‘Rock of Ages.’”
    • Program. Handwritten draft of performance program.
    • Poem. Handwritten poem “Unseen” dated April 1st, 1874. 1 folded page. [Note: Per Google Books, source is The Legend of Saint Vitalis and Other Poems by Alfred John Church.]
    • Essay. Handwritten essay, untitled, undated, 3 pages, both sides. Text begins: “In the fashionable society of New York City, living in its whirl of gayety and frivolity, there was a man bent alone on the comforts and enjoyments which this world affords.” (Note: Could not locate a source; perhaps written by Sherwin.)
    • Notes. Handwritten notes (perhaps for a performance?) 1 pages, both sides. Mostly illegible.
    • Note: Handwritten on scrap of paper: “Mrs. Sherwin Will you not recite one of your cute little pieces for the girls. [signed] Miss Shafer”
  12. Miscellaneous
    • Bill. One-page bill, printed form, with penciled information. “COOTS SCHOOL / OF / ELOCUTION, ORATORY AND DRAMATIC ART / Prof. George W. Coots, Mrs. Alce [sic] Gustine-Coots, Principals / 237 Essex Street, Salem, Mass.” Dated April 22, 1910. Bill for private elocution. Photos of Mr. and Mrs. Coots. (Acc. 03203)
    • Syllabus. 12 pages, separate cover. “THE RHETORIC OF GREEK ORATORY / A SYLLABUS / Oscar Godfrey Klinger” Dated Pennsylvania College, Nov. 25, 1911. (Acc. 03165)
    • Catalog. “All Leathers for / All Weathers. /DELSARTE / G. R. Mayhew / Shoe Company / Grand Rapids, Mich.” 14 pages with separate decorative cover. Delsarte logo on front and back. No elocution products. No date. (Acc. 03592)
    • Directory. “The Arcade / 1895 / 1924” 8 pages, Description of Cleveland Arcade building. “LIST OF TENANTS” includes “Elocutionist / Jorns, Mrs. Ada C.” Includes photos of building and panoramic view of city. (Acc. 03645)
    • Brochure and correspondence. (5) Albany Teachers’ Agency materials. Brochure: “ALBANY / TEACHERS’ AGENCY / 24 State Street, Albany, N.Y. / HARLAN P. FRENCH, / Proprietor. / 1899.” Photo of “Hon. WILLIAM T. HARRIS, Ph.D., LL. D., / U.S. Commissioner of Education.” 24 pages. Testimonials from teachers; some with photos. Seven pages of advertisements at back. Form letter: To schools, advertising services. Form: For schools seeking teachers to complete and return. Envelope: with return address of Albany Teachers’ Agency. Addressed (handwritten) to: “Pres. Board of Education, / Roundhill, Va.” Postmarked, “BROCKVIEW, N.Y. 1899”. Return envelope. (Acc. 03413)
    • Brochure. 4 pages. “INVITATION / FROM / THE RALSTON / HEALTH CLUB / [seal:] HEALTH HOME HAPPINESS LONGEVITY / The Ralston Health Club / … / WASHINGTON, D. C.” Testimonials, objectives. “TABLE OF INCREASE IN VITALITY”. “RALSTONISM EXPLAINED…”(Acc. 03678)
    • Magazine. “THE CASTLE ALUMNAE / Radio News / NOVEMBER – 1930”. 16 pages with separate cover; photo on cover of snow-covered road. Alumnae news for Mason Junior College and School (The Castle). (Acc. 03687)
    • Castle School miscellaneous pieces (7) Piece 1: 4-color art of castle on river. Text: “MISS MASON’S SCHOOL / The Castle / TARRYTOWN-ON-HUDSON / NEW YORK”. (Purpose?) Piece 2: 4-color art of stream and sunset. (Torn from book cover?) Piece 3: “STATEMENT / MISS C.E. MASON’S SCHOOL / THE CASTLE, INC. / Tarrytown-on-Hudson / New York / March 24, 1930 / Mrs. Pearl Gurkin. / … / ACCOUNT OF Agnes”. Includes costs for “Expression.” Pieces 4, 5, 6: Handwritten notes for music classes (?). On reverse of one: “LOUISE GURKIN / 707 BALDWIN PLACE / NORFOLK, VIRGINIA”. Piece 7: Handwritten musical score. Untitled. (Acc. 03688)
    • Speech. “Tom Johnson’s / Speech / AT THE / Fourth of July Celebration / [photo of Johnson] / CONDUCTED BY THE / Fairview Jefferson Club / AT / Fairview, Neb.” Twelve pages. No date; ca 1900--References to W.J. Bryan and Senator Hanna (Acc. 03870)
    • List. “Tested Stories / Public Library of Cincinnati / Children’s Department / 1921” Eighteen pages, separate cover. Recommended children’s stories from the library staff. (Acc. 04000)
    • Recitation cards. Fifteen colored, cardboard cards with poems and recitations for children; some with stage directions; some for holidays. No date. Envelope: From: DAVID C. COOK PUBLISHING CO., Elgin, Illinois. (Acc. 03994)
    • Mary Delfs items: (4) Partial receipt: “…Kansas State Agricultural College. / Manhattan, Kan. JAN 5 1909 / Received from Mary Delfs / Three and no/00 Dollars / … account of incidental fee for Winter term. / [signed] Lorena E. Clemons”. School schedule: “Winter Term Jan. 5 1909 / Miss Mary Delfs. / Freshman” with schedule completed. “A. Becker, Assigner / C. (?) Nichols, President”. Postcard: No postmark or stamp (Perhaps never sent?). “Inman, Kan. …1910 / [Message in German] / Mary Delfs.” Notes: Handwritten ruled paper with school notes, titled “Grammar”. [NOTE: Related item, sent for cataloging: A Primer of Essentials in Grammar and Rhetoric for Secondary Schools. Marietta Knight. American Book Company: New York, Cincinnati, Chicago. 1905. 64 p.] (Acc. 03782)





Box 8

Tinware tole document box with handle; key attached on shoestring to handle. Decorative painted design on box top, mostly worn away. Stencil on inside of box lid: “CHICAGO SCHOOL / OF / ELOCUTION / CHICAGO.” (Acc. 03307)




Box 9

Folders Numbered 63-67
  1. Descriptive Catalogs
    • Catalog. “DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE / OF / PLAYS / FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE REPRESENTATION, / AND / ELOCUTIONARY WORKS. / PUBLISHED BY / LEE & SHEPHARD, / AND / GEORGE M. BAKER & CO., / BOSTON. / A COMPLETE STOCK OF / AMERICAN AND ENGLISH PLAYS. …” 28 pages plus cover. Inside: Numbered lists of plays, dramas, operas, and books, some with penciled letter “X.” Inside back cover: advertisements for theatrical products, including “Dorin’s Celebrated Face Preparations” and “Black Opera Cork.” Back cover: advertisement for “The / VON BOYLE / RECITATIONS.” Engraving of Asian male with parasol, holding suitcase labeled “DIALECT.”(Acc. 03374)
    • Catalog. “SEASON OF 1884 – 1885. / ROORBACH’S / Descriptive Catalogue / OF / ACTING PLAYS, / GUIDE BOOKS / AND / AMATEUR THEATRICAL GOODS / Including the Editions lately Published by the Happy Hours Company. / NEW YORK: / HAROLD ROORBACH, Publisher, / Successor to ROORBACH & COMPANY, / ….” 46 pages. Inside: Lists of plays. Last four pages: Advertisements for theatrical makeup and wigs. (Acc. 03375)
  2. Price Lists, Brochures
    • Price List. 4-page, folded. “ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES. / JULY 1ST, 1872. / Wilson, Hinkle & Co’s / SPECIAL PRICE-LIST. / …” Lists of books and prices including elocution books. (Acc. 03277)
    • Price List. 4-page, folded. “TRADE LIST. / OF / School and Miscellaneous Books, / PUBLISHED BY / JOHN P. MORTON & CO., / July 1865. LOUISVILLE, KY.” Lists of books and prices including elocution and rhetoric books. (Acc. 03647)
    • Price List. Number Vibration books/ by Mrs. L. Dow. Balliet/ HOW TO OBTAIN SUCCESS THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF NUMBERS/THE DAY OF WISDOM/ According to Number Vibration/ THE BALLIETT PHILOSOPHY OF NUMBER/ VIRBATION IN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS/THE PHILOSOPHY OF NUMBERS/NATURE’S SYMPHONY; OR LESSONS IN NUMBER /VIBRATION/”BEYOND SIGHT” A story/ MUSICAL VIBRATION OF THE SPEAKING VOICE. (Acc. 04019)
    • Brochure. 4-page, folded. “MARTYN COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION, / WASHINGTON, D.C.” Various books by Shaftesbury. Subjects include rhetoric, mind reading, “personal magnetism,” and “cultivation of the chest.” (Acc. 03677)
    • Brochure. 4-page, folded. “Speeches to Meet the Needs of Every Speaker and for All Occasions / AT $1.00 PER SPEECH / … BRAIN SERVICE / … Washington, D.C.” Tarver note: ca. 1935. Speeches organized by topic. (Acc. 03689)
  3. Catalogues—Bookstores / Publishers
    • Catalog. “Wetmore / Declamation / Bureau / READINGS / PLAYS / ENTERTAINMENTS / 1956 / CATALOG / … / SIOUX CITY 6, IOWA/…” 172 pages with separate cover. Readings, orations, plays, poems, other for sale with descriptions and prices. Back page: “Win the Wetmore Trophy” with coupon for entering. (Acc. 03140)
    • Catalog. “1897. / CATALOGUE. / From the Office of / A.J. FOUCH and CO. / WARREN, PA. / Educational, Lithographic, and / Fine Art Publishers. / CHROMO CARDS. / Books and School Supplies. /…” Many books of recitations and oratory. Bound-in insert: “Shoemaker’s Best Selections No. 16 / Compiled by Mrs. J.W. SHOEMAKER / Vice-President of The National School of Elocution and Oratory”, “Shoemaker’s Best Selections No. 18 / Compiled by SILAS S. NEFF / President of The Neff College of Oratory” and others. Loose insert: Advertisement for business publication. (Acc. 03725)
    • Catalog. “BOOKS / & / PLAYS / The / PENN / PUBLISHING / COMPANY / Phila. / MCM” 1900. 96 pages, self cover. Cover illustration of actors, including jester. Back cover advertisement for “SHOEMAKER’S / The National School / of Elocution and Oratory”. (Acc. 03698)
    • Catalog. “Books & Plays / The Penn Publishing Company / 925 Filbert Street Philadelphia” No date. Tarver note: ca 1910. 162 pages, separate cover. Cover illustration of colonial gentleman. Back cover advertisement for “The National School of / Elocution and Oratory”. (Acc. 03699)
    • Catalog. “BOOKS & PLAYS / The PENN / PUBLISHING COMPANY / 925 FILBERT ST. PHILADELPHIA. / MCM” No date. Tarver note: ca 1915. 114 pages, separate cover. Cover illustration of actor in fool costume. Back cover advertisement for “THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF / ELOCUTION AND ORATORY”. With envelope: Printed return address; addressed to “Olive Blumenstock … Utica N.Y.” Envelope contains penciled notes. (Acc. 03700)
  4. Magazines/Newsletters
    • Magazine. 30 pages, self-cover. “LYCEUM NIGHT / AND DECLAMATION DAY / IN THE INTERESTS OF LITERARY, DRAMATIC & SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT / … PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER, 1903” Number 49. Recitations, readings, poems, and other articles. (Acc. 03182)
    • Magazine. 16 pages, separate cover. “WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1895 / The Gleam / Poets’ Number / February, 1913” Cincinnati. Vol. XVIII. Number 5. Inside front cover: Advertisement for Campbell Commercial School. Poems, essays, jokes, letters to the editor, staff list, advertisements. (Acc. 04001)
    • Magazine. (4) “THE / THREE RIVERS / X RAY”. Monthly literary magazine of the High School Oratorical Association at Three Rivers, Michigan. Advertisements. Staff list. Poems, essays, stories, reports of school events. March 1903: Vol. I, No. 2. 32 pages. April 1903: Vol. I, No. 3. 32 pages. May 1903: Vol. I, No. 4. 32 pages. June 1904: Vol. II, No. 12. 72 pages (Also includes photos of students and faculty.) (Acc. 03996)
  5. Association Constitutions, Reports
    • Constitution. 16 pages, separate cover. “CONSTITUTION / ORATORY / South Carolina / Inter-Collegiate / Oratorical Association” Dated 1917. Officers for 1916-1917, executive committee, constitutional articles. (Acc. 03790)
    • Convention Report. 48 pages, separate cover. “PROCEEDINGS / OF THE / THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION / OF THE / MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION / OF ELOCUTIONISTS, / HELD AT THE / UNITARIAN CHURCH, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, / FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1898, / BY INVITATION OF THE E.C.N. CLUB. / OFFICIAL REPORT. /…” List of officers, directors, committees. Transcripts of addresses on various topics of elocution and oratory. Program. List of members. (Acc. 03412)
    • Meeting Report. 24 pages. “PROCEEDINGS / OF THE THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE / OHIO STATE PHONETIC ASSOCIATION. / Held in the Mechanic’s Institute, Cincinnati, … 1854” List of delegates. Transcripts of addresses on various topics. Minutes of proceedings. (Acc. 03676)





Box 10

Folders Numbered 68-71
  1. Advertising Cards, Flyers, Brochures
    • Advertising card. “Return of the Favorite. / Another Evening with the Authors. / SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT AND SECOND APPEARANCE OF / Mr. Hannibal A. Williams / ELOCUTIONIST / OF ALBANY, N.Y., IN MISCELLANEOUS RECITALS … / …1883 / M.E. CHURCH, GREENWICH, N.Y. / … / This Programme Presented by / GLUETT & SONS, … TROY.” Inside: Program, Advertisement for Estey Organs. Back page: Advertisement for Weber Piano. (Acc. 03134)
    • Advertising card. “GRANITE HALL, AUGUSTA, / … / [Etching of boy holding book] / ‘BOY ORATOR,’ / J. HARRY SHANNON, / Has volunteered to speak in connection with D. BANKS MCKENZIE, / for the benefit of the APPLETON HOME FOR INEBRIATES.” No date. On reverse, newspaper reviews, one dated 1877. One review notes Shannon is 7 years old. (Acc. 03330)
    • Advertising card. “J. HARRY SHANNON, / RENOWNED ORATOR.” Etching of boy holding book. Faint handwritten comments. No date. On reverse, newspaper reviews. One review notes Shannon is 10 years old. (Acc. 03928)
    • Flyer. Broadside. “MISS ADDIE BIDWELL / FROM THE / DETROIT TRAINING SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION, / WILL GIVE AN / EVENING OF RECITATIONS, / Dramatic and Humorous, / [handwritten in pencil with correction in pen:] At Depot Hall Wilton, / …Wednesday Evening Nov. 21” Selections, reviews. (Acc. 03345)
    • Flyer. Single page card stock (second page missing?). “Oratorical Contest / Brownsville, Ohio.” No date. Decorative artwork: golden horseshoes, blue ribbon, blue flowers. On reverse: Advertisement, “Up To Date Jewelry / M.C. HORTON / 3 ARCADE NEWARK O.” (Acc. 03948)
    • Advertising cards. (2) First card: On front, decorative 4-color art of bird “Fly Swiftly Away Little Bird / and tell all the World that / [OVER]”. On reverse, “THE EVENT OF THE SEASON / will be the entertainment at / Central Hall, … 1883, / By the Brilliant Elocutionist and Dramatic Reader, MRS. FANNIE BERNARD, / AND THE / COLUMBIA CITY MALE QUARTETTE. …” Second card: Plain card stock: handwritten on one side: “Fannie G. Bernard / St. Cloud Coke (?) 85”. (Acc. 03595)
    • Flyer. Broadside. “TO-NIGHT! / SATURDAY, NOV. 20, / Miss Helen Mabel Wood, / of Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, also / a pupil of Leland T. Powers, will appear in her / Humorous and Dramatic / IMPERSONATIONS / AT THE / Allen Opera House.” Program, admission. Tarver note: post 1881. (Acc. 03690)
    • Brochure. “Miss Jennie Beatrice Braninger / Reader and Entertainer / [photo] / Professional Address / Capitol [sic] College of Oratory and Music / COLUMBUS, OHIO / Home Address / CAMBRIDGE, OHIO”. No date. Note: book that accompanied brochure, dated 1942, uses alternate spelling: “Branigar.” Brochure uses second spelling: “Braniger.” 4 pages. Testimonials and reviews. (Acc. 03936)
    • Brochure. “William Sterling Battis / [photo] / Impersonator of Dickens”. Tarver note: 1920. 4 pages. Biography, press reviews, list of places performed. Photos of Battis as Dickens and characters from Dickens. Back page advertisement: “William Sterling Battis Makes / Records Exclusively for the Victor” with list and prices. (Acc. 03966)
    • Flyer. Broadside. “Maine State Seminary! / PRIZE DECLAMATION, / AND / CONCERT! / BY THE / EAST AUBURN BAND, / At Free Baptist Church, / … JULY 22, 1862.” Order of exercises with names, prizes, awards committee. Handwritten name “F. B. Mildman” on reverse. (Acc. 03598)
  2. Letters, Envelopes, Postcards
    • Letter. Manuscript letter. One page front and back. October 16, 1866. Discusses studying elocution with Prof. McCoy of the Crosby (?) Opera House. Signed “S. Wm. (?) Byers.” Includes envelope. Postmarked: “CHICAGO, ILL. / OCT. 17.” Addressed to “John L. Lacey, esq. / Oskaloosa, / Iowa.” (Acc. 03158)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter. December 14, 1862. Mentions hearing Vandenhoff read. Signed “Horace.” Includes envelope. Postmarked: “ST. LOUIS, MO. / DEC. 15.” Addressed to “Miss Jennie Hubbell / Phelps / N.Y.” (Acc. 03292)
    • Envelope: Printed return address: “THE SCHOOL OF ORATORY / OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY / DELAWARE, OHIO” Addressed to: “Mr. Raymond S Beard, / PLATTSBURG, / OHIO.” Postmarked: “DELAWARE OHIO MAR 3, 1916” (Acc. 03332)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter. Six pages front and back. No date. On printed hotel stationery: “GILCHRIST’S / … / Nashville, Tenn.” Mentions meeting a lady elocutionist and vocalist in Nashville. Signature illegible. (Acc. 03260)
    • Letter. Typewritten letter dated October 8th, 1907. To Walter H. Alexander. From “THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC OF CINCINNATI. Per A. J. Gantvoort.” Appears to be a form letter encouraging former students to return to school. Includes envelope. Postmarked: “CINCINNATI STA V. / OCT. 9” Addressed to “Mr. Walter H. Alexander / #341 Emming Street, / City.” (Acc. 03210)
    • Envelope: Printed return address: “NAT’L ASS’N OF ELOCUTIONISTS, / THOMAS C. TRUEBLOOD, PRESIDENT, / UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, / ANN ARBOR, MICH.” Addressed [handwritten] to: “Prof. Edwin O. Trueblood, / Richmond, / Ind. / Earlham.” Postmarked on front: “ANN ARBOR MICH. / JUN 19 / … / 99” Two postmarks on back: “DETROIT MICH / JUN 19 / … / 99 / TRANSIT” and “RICHMOND / JUN 20 / 1899 / … / IND” (Acc. 03834)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter dated “Middleboro, Mass. Feb’y 28th, 1854” from Charles Baldwin. Addressed to “My Dear Friend.” States: “I have become a student at Peirce Academy.” Discusses his studies and exercises, housing, teachers, and class enrollment. Includes envelope. Postmarked: “MIDDLEBOROUGH MA / MAR 2.” Addressed to “W. T. Harris / Thompson / Conn” (Acc. 03421)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter dated “Society Liby (?)/ New York / 17 Nov. 1863” from George Vandenhoff. Addressed to “Dear Sir” (Acc. 03600)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter from George Vandenhoff. No date. Return address: “Delavan House / Albany”. Addressed to “My Dear Sir.” Discusses current and upcoming lectures. (Acc. 03601)
    • Letter. Typewritten letter on letterhead with photo of building. Return address: “Byron W. King’s School of Oratory / ‘THE SCHOOL THAT HELPS’ / Elocution and Dramatic Culture / The Most Beautiful School of Speech Arts in America / Virginia Avenue and Zara Street, Knoxville Heights / Mt. Oliver Station / PITTSBURGH, PA. SEPT. 14’15”. To “Rev. D.V. Bush / Webster, S. Dak.” Discusses arrangements for upcoming program by King and previous and upcoming programs in Sisseton, S. Dakota. Handwritten signature [not King]: “Bertha Fuhrer” (Acc. 03920)
    • Envelope: Printed return address: “MISS A. LULU RAYMOND, / ELOCUTIONIST, P.O. BOX 181, / PORT CHESTER, / NEW YORK.” Addressed to: “Sec’y. Satterlee Hose Company / Fort Edward / New York.” Postmarked on front: “PORT CHESTER N.Y.” Postmarked on back: “NEW YORK 04” (?) (Acc. 03584)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter dated “May 6-1944” signed “Andrew Spivak”. Discusses treatment for stuttering at Bogue’s School (Indianapolis) and at Millard’s School (Milwaukee). Writer states he was deferred from draft because of speech issues. Includes envelope. Postmarked: “PAINESVILLE OHIO / MAY 7, 1944” (Acc. 03679)
    • Postcard. “West Side Conservatory of Music / 10 SO. ASHLAND BLVD. …/ All Musical Instruments, Voice, Elocution, Dramatic Art and Dancing taught. Largest conservatory in Chicago. … / H.H. SLINGERLAND, DIR.” Photo of group (Students? Faculty?). Not addressed or postmarked. No date. (Acc. 03823)
    • Postcard. “Home of Jones National School of Auctioneering and / Oratory. 1215 Washington Boulevard Chicago, Ill. / Graduates are successfully conducting the best class of / Public Sales”. Photo of school. Addressed to: “J.M. Heffner / New Carlisle / Ohio.” Signed: “Ray”. Postmarked: CHICAGO, ILL STA. U / NOV. 28 / 1908” (Acc. 03954)
    • Letter. Manuscript letter, folded, addressed to: “Mrs. Mary B. Colburn, / Amherst, / Mass.” Dated: “East Windsor Hill, Con. May 15th, 1857.” Signed: “William B. Colburn.” Discusses elocution teacher Russell. (Acc. 03438)
  3. Calendars
    • Calendar. Fifteen loose leaves tied at top with string. “THE / New Catholic Home Calendar. / 1906” Left side: “Glory to God and Peace to Men.” [engraving of angels with bells] “THE CHRISTMAS BELLS.—Blashfield.” Right side: “The child in Bethlehem’s Crib that Lies, Is God descended from the Skies.” / Reverse side: “St. Agatha’s Conservatory / A SCHOOL OF / Music, Art, Elocution and the Languages / CONDUCTED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH / … / ST. PAUL, MINN.” Each month’s page includes religious engraving, list of days with note for each, quotations, verses, maxims, prayers, and “memory gems.” Reverse side of each calendar page: various advertisements. Back page, “MARY IN SONG.” Verses from Wordsworth, Longfellow, others. (Acc. 03950)
    • Calendar. Thirteen loose leaves tied at top with ribbon. “Young Women’s Christian Association / OF THE / Ohio Normal University / 1902 – CALENDAR – 1902.” Photos on each page of campus and community buildings, including elocution studio, and faculty. (Acc. 03726)
  4. Recitations
    Collection of recitations. 16 pages. “HARDING’S COLLECTIONS / OF / POEMS, SONGS AND RECITATIONS / The Fiddler at the Wedding / …” Engraving of man playing violin. Partial list of contents. “FRANK HARDING, 228 EAST 22nd STREET, N.Y. CITY” (Acc. 03758)





Box 11

Folders Numbered 72-75

Diplomas.
“American School of Elocution / DIPLOMA / [engraving of classically draped woman holding laurel wreath surrounded by four males in variety of work clothing] / BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. / This certifies that / Anna Marshall Bingham / has completed with commendable diligence and proficiency the / Normal Course of instruction prescribed for / THE ABOVE NAMED INSTITUTION AND HAS PASSED / a satisfactory examination in the same. As an evidence of her scho- / lastic attainments and good character, we therefore award to her / This Testimonial as Certificate of Graduation. / Given at Brooklyn, New York, May 11th, 1899”/ … List of Faculty. / [signed] “Walter V. Hill, Principal” (Acc. 03244) Diploma.

“Commonwealth of Pennsylvania / [engraving of horses, eagle, rural scene, river, with this verbiage on sash:] VIRTUE INDEPENDENCE LIBERTY / STATE NORMAL DIPLOMA, / Know All Men By These Presents, That / [handwritten:] John H. Aikman / having been regularly graduated as Bachelor in the [handwritten:] Elementary Course of this / Institution, and having during two full years thereafter sedulously pursued the study of the / Liberal Arts and Sciences, and comported himself in all respects worthily is hereby declared / MASTER IN THE [handwritten:] Elements / … / MASTER IN [handwritten:] Elementary DIDACTICS; / … at [handwritten:] Bloomsburg … 1874.” / [signed] “T. S. Griswold, Principal” / Handwritten List of Faculty. Attached: Pale green ribbon with circular pink paper badge: [handwritten on badge:] “B.S.N.S.” (Acc. 03149)


  1. Pamphlets—Schools
    Pamphlet. One sheet, folded. Engraving with bust of King “BYRON W. / KING / LECTURER ENTERTAINER” “1918 / Summer Session / June 10th …. July 19th / Byron W. King’s / School of Oratory / Elocution and Dramatic Culture / … / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” Photo of King. Course descriptions. Publications list with prices. Daily program. Tuition. (Acc. 3935)


  2. School Photograph
    Photograph mounted on board. Twenty-two young women seated/standing in lawn outside building. Handwritten caption: “Mother Cheelad (?) / Pierian Society at / O.A.C. 1897”. On reverse, handwritten: “Mother Sorority class O.A.C. 1896” Tarver note: Oregon Agri. Col. (Acc. 03924)


  3. Poster
    “PROCLAMATION! / Know all Men and Women of the town of Delaware and Country round / about that the Terrible Tragedy of / MACBETH / by William Shakspere [sic] / will be performed by a large company of / Capable Players / Composed of the members of the Shakspere Class of the School of Oratory / supported by some members of the HISTRIONIC CLUB … / at the / City Opera House, Delaware, Ohio, … / 1912” … [embossed gold seal with bust of classical scholar:] “OHIO WESLEYAN SCHOOL OF ORATORY. ” On reverse, black text only of poster. (Acc. 04003)


  4. Broadside
    Large Broadside,18x24, performance Sept. 15, 1888, bell’s Opera House, Derry Depot, New Hampshire (claims she read from his own works for Longfellow “receiving his high commendation.” Print date 1880’s; 90’s. (Acc. 03793)





Box 12

Sherwin Scrapbook - Related Items

***THESE ITEMS IN NEED OF PRESERVATION, NOT AVAILABLE***
Multiple loose clippings from the scrapbook in box 7, folder 60, most related to career of elocutionist Mrs. W. F. Sherwin. Most from New York state newspapers; some dated 1880s and 1890s. Envelope. Printed return address: “OFFICE OF / TRAVELING PASSENGER AGENT / WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES / Northern Pacific Railroad Co., Lessee / ELMIRA, NEW YORK” (Was used to hold clippings.) sample clippings and selection from scrapbook (Acc. 03793)




Box 13

Case for storage and transport of lantern slides in boxes 14-16.




Boxes 14-16

Lantern Slides. 152 lantern slides manufactured by Van Altena, used by Canon J. Townsend Russell in readings from TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN in New York, Boston, Washington, Cleveland, etc. around 1905-1910, originally housed in a case, but transferred to archival storage. The case is in box 13. Accompanied by a copy of TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN, illustrated by Charles S. Olcott, Houghton Mifflin, c1892…1915. (Acc. 04048), cataloged separately.




Box 17

Medals
  • Metal medal: “ELOCUTION” with initials “S.S.S.” no date. Accompanied by program, in box 7, folder 49. “The Class of Nineteen Hundred Seventeen / of the / National School of Elocution and Oratory / Commencement Exercises / … / Philadelphia, Pa.” Inside: Officers and class roll. Foldover tab with embossed “NSE”. (Acc. 03137)
  • Medal and box:
    Metal medal “THE TEMPLAR / ELOCUTION / PRIZE”. No date. In hinged box lined with purple fabric. Printed in box, top inside: “Presented by The Royal Templars of Temperance”. (Acc. 03611)



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