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Shubert-Garrick-Belasco Theatre Collection

Identifier: 072

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


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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

2 Boxes


Processed without series.

Custodial History

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.

Related Materials

Artificial and Ephemeral Collection (Collection 60)
Violet Lowens DC Culture Collection (Collection 90)
David Kiefer Theatre Collection (Collection 118)

Processing Information

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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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001