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Lawrence J. Hill Collection M/A 1998.42.01

Lawrence J. Hill Collection M/A 1998.42.01

Creator:Hill, Lawrence James
Title: Lawrence J. Hill Collection
Dates:1850-1900
Quantity: 4.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Lawrence James Hill is originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He earned a B.A. and M.A from Eastern Michigan University before pursuing a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota. His 1979 thesis -- A History of Variety-Vaudeville in Minneapolis, Minnesota, From Its Beginning to 1900 -- is still regarded as an authoritative source on the topic.

Hill has gone on to teach at the University of North Dakota, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and at Western Carolina University.


Collection Description

The collection consists of four boxes of notes assembled for Hill's University of Minnesota doctoral thesis A History of Variety-Vaudeville in Minneapolis, Minnesota, From Its Beginning to 1900.

Boxes one and two are a card index of relevant articles arranged chronologically boxes three and four contain photocopies of articles of variety and vaudeville performances taken from local newspapers from the 1850s through 1889.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Theater--Minnesota--Minneapolis--History.

Table of Contents


Card Index 1850-1887 -- Box 1
Card Index 1887-1900 -- Box 2
Article Photocopies 1857-1870 -- Box 3, Folder 1
Article Photocopies 1871-1874 -- Box 3, Folder 2
Article Photocopies 1875-1879 -- Box 3, Folder 3
Article Photocopies 1880-1883 -- Box 3, Folder 4
Article Photocopies 1884-1885 -- Box 3, Folder 5
Article Photocopies 1886-1887 -- Box 3, Folder 6
Article Photocopies 1888-1889 -- Box 3, Folder 7
Article Photocopies 1890-1892 -- Box 4, Folder 1
Article Photocopies 1892-1894 -- Box 4, Folder 2
Article Photocopies 1895-1897 -- Box 4, Folder 3
Article Photocopies 1898-1900 -- Box 4, Folder 4
Notes on Dime Museums 1970s -- Box 4, Folder 5


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