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University Archives & Manuscripts at UNCG is home to the Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection, a significant resource for the documentation of performing arts, particularly 19th century theatre history. The collection contains broadsides, playbills, programs, autographs, correspondence of theatrical figures, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and many other miscellaneous items pertaining to the illustrious personages of the performance arts of the 19th and 20th centuries in both the United States and Europe.

 

UNCG is pleased to present some selections from the Hansen Performing Art Collection online, archival gems that pertain to such figures as Sir Henry Irving, Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, William Charles Macready, Ellen Terry, Helena Modjeska, Sarah Bernhardt, and more.

 

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