Elinore Sisters Vaudeville Act Papers

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Elinore Sisters Vaudeville Act papers
Creator: Elinore Sisters
Call Number: D.99
Dates: 1890s-1910s
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 2 Bound Volumes
Box 3
Collection Overview
Title: Elinore Sisters Vaudeville Act papers
Creator: Elinore Sisters
Call Number: D.99
Dates: 1890s-1910s
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
May and Kate Elinore were partners in a vaudeville act known as the Elinore Sisters. During the 1890's and 1900's they traveled the United States and Europe performing various routines. Many of the acts consisted of exchanges between the sisters, with Kate acting as the comic while May played the role of "straight man." Others were more elaborate and required a larger cast. About 1909 the sisters broke up after Kate married Sam Williams, an actor who had performed with the Elinores for four years. May Elinore continued to perform alone after the split. A period of bitterness between the sisters seems to have followed the end of their partnership.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of notebooks, which contain material for the sisters' acts, scrapbooks of their reviews, programs of theaters and events at which they performed, scripts, photographs, and printed ephemera.

Subject(s):
Vaudeville
Women in the theater
Theater
Actors
Scrapbooks
Theater programs
Drama
Photographs
Elinore, Kate, 1876-1924
Elinore, May
Elinore Sisters
Access
The Elinore Sisters Vaudeville Act papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Elinore Sisters Vaudeville Act papers, D.99, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Scripts
Box 1, Folder 2Humorous lyric
Box 1, Folder 3Agreement between May Elinore Franckin, Robert Franckin, and Adelaide Herrmann
Box 1, Folder 4Reviews of the Elinore Sisters' performances
Box 1, Folder 5Theater programs, 1896-1900
Box 1, Folder 6Theater programs, 1901-1910
Box 1, Folder 7Photographs
Box 1, Folder 8Printed ephemera
Box 1, Folder 9Pantomimes Modernes, by Charles Aubert
Box 1, Folder 10-11Notebook containing scripts
Box 1, Folder 12Notebook containing miscellaneous items
Including quotations on the topic of love, skits, and accusations by May Elinore Franckin against Kate Elinore Williams

Box 2, Volume 1Clip book of theatrical advertisements
Box 2, Volume 2-4Clip book of jokes
Box 2Bound Volumes
Box 2, Volume 1Scrap Book, 1910-1912
Scrap Book, Undated
Scrap Book, 1908
Scrap Book, 1906
Box 3
Box 3, Volume 2Scrapbook of handbills and programs, circa 1894-1896
Box 3, Volume 3Scrapbook of reviews


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