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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

Some images available in an electronic version via the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn3666467.

Associated PROMPT scrapbooks and oral history recordings available through Petherick Reading Room and other associated non-print materials available through the Pictures and Manuscripts 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 available through Petherick Reading Room, National Library of Australia.  Associated J.C. Williamson collection of photographs available through the Pictures Reading Room, National Library of Australia. 
Subjects J.C. Williamson (Firm) - Archive  |  Theater programs - Australia.  |  Performing arts - Australia.
Other authors/contributors J.C. Williamson (Firm)
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Collect from: Petherick Reading Room (Ephemera Collection)
Call Number: Ephemera (PROMPT)
Status: Available
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Ephemera (PROMPT) Petherick Reading Room (Ephemera Collection)
Ephemera (PROMPT) Petherick Reading Room (Ephemera Collection)

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