Max Tennis Theater Playbill Collection, 1935 -- 1980

Overview

Title: Max Tennis Theater Playbill Collection
Dates: 1935 -- 1980
Bulk Dates: 1935 -- 1980
Creator: Tennis, Max
Call Number: MS013
Size: 39 Volumes
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/14627
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

A collection of twentieth-century theater programs and playbills from Boston and New York theaters, collected by Max Tennis, A1916. An inventory listing the productions by year is available in the collection documentation folder. The inventory indicates that Max Tennis' collection at one time contained play programs from the years 1915 to 1935, but these programs are not part of this collection.

Please contact the DCA for more information.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into one series called 'Theater playbills.'

Biography/History

Biographical / Historical

Max Tennis received his bachelor of arts and science from Tufts in 1916 and then worked as chemical engineer in Alaska before joining the army during World War I. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1922 and continued to study pediatric medicine in London, Berlin, and Vienna among other cities. Working as pediatrician in Boston, he was also on the staff at several local hospitals, among them Beth Israel and Boston's Children's Hospital. Given his enjoyment of the arts, he also worked as "consulting physician for various companies performing in Boston." Max Tennis died on February 12, 1987.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Note from April 2012: inventory should be removed from collection documentation and added to the collection, Susanne Belovari.

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Tennis, Max
  • Alumni collections
  • Greater Boston arts

Series Description

  1. Theater playbills, 1935 -- 1980

    This series contains a collection of twentieth-century theater programs and playbills from Boston and New York theaters, collected by Max Tennis, A1916.