Shubert-Garrick-Belasco Theatre Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of five bound volumes of financial records from the Shubert-Garrick Theatre and the Shubert-Belasco Theatre. These records show the expenses and financial reports for various productions from 1918 to 1934.
- Creation: 1918-1934
- Shubert-Garrick Theatre (Organization : Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
- Shubert-Belasco Theatre (Organization : Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
- Poli's Theatre (Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
No known restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
The Shubert Theatres were owned by the Shubert Brothers of New York. The Shubert brothers, Lee, Sam and Jacob, owned theatres throughout the United States, including Washington, DC D.C. They originally staged operettas and then moved on to staging musicals and dramas in the 1930s and 1940s. Originally created as Shubert Enterprises, the Shubert Organization still manages theatres throughout the U.S., including the National Theatre in the District.
The Shuberts managed the Garrick Theatre, the Belasco Theatre and Poli’s Theatre in the District from the 1910s to the 1930s. After examining the programs from these three theatres, it is assumed that the Garrick Theatre ceased in existence around 1925. By that year, the Shuberts produced one program for both the Belasco Theatre and Poli’s Theatre.
2 Linear feet
Processed without series.
The collection was accessioned into the Library in 1998. However, documentation indicates that it had been a part of the Archives before 1997. The donor is unknown.
Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.
- Shubert-Garrick-Belasco Theatre
- An inventory of Shubert-Garrick-Belasco Theatre at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
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