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Eugene L. DiOrio Theater Ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: OM PN2277

Scope and Contents note

Series I: This series consists of music and theater programs for plays, musical theater productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. Programs form the bulk of this collection, but there are also many subscription advertising brochures and other musical and theatrical ephemera.

Series II: This series consists of music and theater programs for plays, musical theater productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the New York metropolitan area. Programs form the bulk of this collection, but there are also many clippings of reviews (primarily theater, but also some other arts reviews), as well as obituaries of actors and other people related to the theater world, subscription advertising brochures and other musical and theatrical ephemera. There is also one folder of cruise ship ephemera.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1960-2012
  • 1930-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Distinctive Collections staff.

Biographical / Historical

"A life long resident of Coatesville, Mr. DiOrio is a graduate of Villanova University's School of Commerce & Finance, and was employed in the Financial Division of Lukens Steel Company for over 21 years. Business and industrial history, railroads, shipping, and music - especially opera - are favorite subjects." --excerpted from back flap of "Chester County: A Traveler's Album" by Eugene L. DiOrio (Taylor Publishing Company , 1980)

Extent

9 Linear feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of music and theater programs for plays, musical theater productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas collected by Eugene L. DiOrio and James Kerr. Playbills dating from 1960-2012 form the bulk of this collection.

Physical Location

Special Collections

Immediate Source of Acquisition

First acquisition was donated by Eugene L. DiOrio, 2012. The bulk of second addition was donated by James Kerr, 2012, with additional materials incorporated later.
Title
Guide to Eugene L. DiOrio Theater Ephemera collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura Bang and Rebecca Oviedo. Revisions by Beaudry Rae Allen.
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2019 June 6: Collection addition

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Falvey Library
800 E Lancaster Ave
Villanova PA