"A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb
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.
- Creation: 1981
- Bibb, David D. (Person)
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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.
Language of Materials
RH MS P405
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, David Bibb, 1981.
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.
- Guide to the Dickinson Theatre Collection
- "A History of the Dickinson Theatre: Why it Should be Preserved" by David D. Bibb
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"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.