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Powell, William G. (1907-1971). Collection.

Collection Number: D-149

31.4 linear feet
Collector (from age ten) of theatre memorabilia, once described as a "walking repository of theatre history."
Personal files documenting the careers of primarily American and English actors of the 19th and 20th centuries, but including files on playwrights, theatre managers, and other performing arts personalities. Clippings, photographs, pictures, programs, promotional materials, and other theatre-related memorabilia.
Inclusive Dates
Performing Arts
Additional Collection Information
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (
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