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Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P720

Overview

Dark Command, a film based on the novel by William Riley Burnett, relates the exploits of William Quantrill and his raid on Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War. With such movie stars as John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Claire Trevor and Roy Rogers, the film had its premiere showing in Lawrence on April 4, 1940. This collection is comprised of area newspaper clippings about the film's debut and preparations for the gala which included a parade, a ball and a reenactment of the burning of the Free State Hotel. Also recounted in the clippings are Lawrence resident reminiscences and the history of Quantrill's raid.

Dates

  • 1940

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 folder (38 x 25 cm)

Physical Location

RH MS P720
Title
Guide to the Dark Command [film] Premiere Collection
Subtitle
Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings
Author
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2007
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3003412987
Preferred citation
Dark Command Premiere Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P720, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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