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19th Century Theatre History: #4 Newsapers/Oral Histories/Archives

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Letters, Diaries & Oral Histories


19th Century Newspapers

Interpreting History Through Written Documents

All documents say something about ways of life in the past, and any written document can be used as the main focus, an auxiliary item, or one of a series of items in an exhibition. In this filmed illustrated lecture Loren N. Horton, historian, outlines in detail the various types and categories of documents, questions to be asked before beginning to do research on documents and how to interpret any given document. He then illustrates his points with a nineteenth century travel diary that was used as the focus of an exhibiton.

B'hoy and g'hal

Mary Taylor and Frank Chanfrau as a Bowery g'hal and b'hoy in A Glance at New York. From the Google Print version of Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860 by Rosemary K. Bank.

Additional Newspaper Reviews

How to Locate Newspaper Reviews

  • Early American Newspapers
    Electronic Access avail.
    Also available in microform. Call No: Film350 and MP8 (microprints)
    American Newspapers from 1690 to 1876.

    Be sure to ask for the binder labeled "LL2 periodicals, newspapers, scripts, microforms" at the Ref 1 desk on the first floor for a complete listing of early American newspapers.

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