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[J.C. Williamson collection of theatre programs. General theatre programs / in the Australian performing arts collection (PROMPT)]
Bib ID 3666467
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Description [1884-1984] 
<108> boxes. 
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Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Major sequence of theatrical productions including drama, musicals, variety, cabaret, etc.

Biography/History

Known as "The Firm", J.C. Williamson Ltd was for nearly a century the dominant theatrical agency in Australia, owning several theatres and bringing out to Australia a succession of notable actors, singers and dancers. It was founded by the actor-manager James C. Williamson (1845-1913) in 1882 and was finally bought out in 1984.

Notes

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-54663852

Associated PROMPT scrapbooks, manuscript materials, oral history recordings and other associated non-print materials available through Special Collections Reading Room, National Library of Australia including those of individual artists and companies entrepreneured by Williamson.

Material in boxes 356-398 originally housed in the Manuscript Section now relocated to the PROMPT ephemera sequence.

Related Material Associated J.C. WIlliamson collection of performance materials held in the Music Collection, and J.C. Williamson collection of photographs available through Special Collections Reading Room, National Library of Australia. 
Source of Acquisition Core of collection originally acquired with the Records of J. C. Williamson, 1874-1976. 
Subjects J.C. Williamson (Firm) -- Archive  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors J.C. Williamson (Firm)
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Call Number: Ephemera (PROMPT)
Status: Available
 
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