Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts

Abstract

The Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts (dated 1913, undated; 0.90 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises scripts of vaudeville plays, one acts, and sketches that were performed by various acting troupes across the United States in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts
Creator
Hamilton, Jack W.
Extent
0.90 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Scripts.
Vaudeville
Actors.
Theater.
Theater -- 20th century
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by title. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0576: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts, 1913, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Jack W. Hamilton.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts (dated 1913, undated; 0.90 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises scripts of vaudeville plays, one acts, and sketches that were performed by various acting troupes across the United States in the early twentieth century. Many of the scripts are actor scripts, where the lines of the character the actor plays are fully typed out and only the last few words of the proceeding character's lines are listed as a cue for the actor. There are a number of full scripts included in the collection; on the interior pages of some are hand-written stage directions and staging plans.
The Jack W. Hamilton vaudeville scripts collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Aaron Boggs, Freshman, 1913

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Back in the Old Home Town, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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A Bashful Cowboy's Proposal, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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The Dollar Power, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4-5
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Dolly of the Follies, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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The Easiest Way, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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East Lynne, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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The Grafters, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Hal of the Hills, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Her Shadowed Past, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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The Hermit of the Giants, undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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A Hollywood Madonna, undated

  • Box 2, folder 1
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The Hoodlum, undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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In Montana, undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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The Inside Inn, undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Oakhurst, undated

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Primrose, undated

  • Box 2, folder 6
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The Powers that be, undated

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Smilin Through, undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Squirrel Food, undated

  • Box 2, folder 9
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The Straight Road, undated

  • Box 2, folder 10
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The Texas Terrier, undated

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Untitled sketches, undated

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Untitled script, undated

  • Box 2, folder 13
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