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"A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P405

Overview

Contains a copy of "A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb and includes details about the history and architectural details of the Dickinson Theatre in Topeka, Kansas. Also contains photocopies of building plans and some Bibbs's research notes and reference materials.

Dates

  • 1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of the Dickinson Theatre

The Aurora Theatre in Topeka, Kansas operated as a vaudeville theater from 1906 to 1909 when new management bought and renamed the theater as the Novelty Theatre. In 1926, the Novelty Theatre underwent major renovations and by the end of the 1920s, had made the full transition to film. The theater featured the first all-dialogue, all-music film shown in Topeka, Kansas.

From 1944, the theater was renamed the Dickinson Theatre and continued to operate as a movie theater with the same interior from the 1926 renovations until its closure in 1988. The theater remained vacant until it was demolished in 1993.

Extent

1 folder

Physical Location

RH MS P405

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, David Bibb, 1981.

Separated Materials

Emporia State University, Alumni Association, "The Great Alma Mater Mystery of Emporia State University." Available at Spencer Research Library at RH P1649.

[Washburn University?] [Words and music to Washburn University's school songs]. Available at Spencer Research Library at RH P1650.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Dickinson Theatre Collection
Subtitle
"A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb
Author
Finding aid prepared by cmp, 2021. Finding aid encoded by cmp, 2021.
Date
2021-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7815699714
Preferred citation
"A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb, RH MS P405, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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