Alhambra Theatre Playbills

 Collection
Identifier: 96-23

Scope and Contents

The Alhambra Theatre Playbills contains posters used to advertise performances at the theater. The posters list names of plays or performances, names of performers, future attractions, and cost of admission.

Dates

  • 1870 March 30-May 2

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Administrative History

The Alhambra Theater was located at the corner of Union and C Streets in Virginia City, Nevada. Performances were generally of a light nature: musicals, minstrel shows, farces, and circus acts; or parodies of contemporary events and personages, such as the women's suffrage movement.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (2 oversize folders (30 posters))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Alhambra Theatre was located in Virginia City, Nevada. The collection contains playbills to advertise performances at the theater list names of plays or performances, names of performers, future attractions, and cost of admission.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source in 1996.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.

Title
Guide to the Alhambra Theatre Playbills
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)