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Collection of San Francisco Bay Area Theater Images and Memorabilia
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Description
The Collection of San Francisco Bay Area Theater Images and Memorabilia includes photographs, program covers, seating charts, tickets and advertising cards related to theater buildings and performance spaces in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland from 1853 to the 1970s. The Collection contains many images and materials from theaters prior to 1923, images of theaters destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, and many of the great performance spaces in Bay Area history including the Alcazar Theatre, Alexandria Theatre, California Theatre, Civic Auditorium, Columbia Theatre, Fischer's Theatre, Fox Theatre, Grand Opera House, Macdonough Theatre, Maguire's Opera House, Majestic Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Senator Theatre, Tivoli Opera House, and Woodward's Gardens.
Background
The mission of the Museum of Performance & Design is to educate people of all ages about the impact and value of the performing arts in their lives through exhibitions, programming, and research. In addition, the Museum collects, preserves, and makes accessible performance and design materials that reflect our diverse culture.
Extent
196 items Online items available
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the Museum of Performance & Design. For permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Performing Arts Library, Museum of Performance & Design.
Availability
Collection is available to the public.