Flood and Hayes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 95-12

Scope and Contents

Included are a datebook listing dates, towns, and theaters where the Flood and Hayes vaudeville company performed; advertisement for stock in the Fallon Amusement Corporation and the Fallon Community Hotel Company; playbills featuring Flood and Hayes; theater programs; sheet music for the song Reed bird, the Indian's bride; and photographs of Flood, Hayes, and other performers.

Dates

  • 1904-1924

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Flood and Hayes was a vaudeville company whose principle members were J.W. Flood and May Belle Hayes. Flood was a vaudeville and circus acrobat; his wife May Belle Hayes was a singer, dancer, and acrobat who teamed with Flood in his road shows across the United States. From 1904-1915 they frequently performed in Nevada and after settling permanently in Fallon, Nevada, ran a small theater business. In 1921 Flood built the first theater in Fallon, the Rex Theater; he was also active in trying to build the Fallon Community Hotel.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (4 folders - 14 items, 11 photographs)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Flood and Hayes was a vaudeville company whose principle members were J.W. Flood and May Belle Hayes. Flood was a vaudeville and circus acrobat; his wife May Belle Hayes was a singer, dancer, and acrobat who teamed with Flood in his road shows across the United States. From 1904-1915 they frequently performed in Nevada and after settling permanently in Fallon, Nevada, ran a small theater business. In 1921 Flood built the first theater in Fallon, the Rex Theater; he was also active in trying to build the Fallon Community Hotel. Included in this collection are a datebook listing dates, towns, and theaters where the Flood and Hayes Vaudeville Company performed; advertisement for stock in the Fallon Amusement Corporation and the Fallon Community Hotel Company; playbills featuring Flood and Hayes; theater programs; sheet music for the song Reed bird, the Indian's bride; and photographs of Flood, Hayes, and other performers. Dates range from 1904-1924.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of document.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1995-57

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Flood and Hayes Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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