Souvenirs 2, Concert and Theatre Programs Collection - First World War 1914-1918

Accession Number PUBS002
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Collection
Item count 587
Measurement 6 boxes, 587 items
Object type Souvenir
Maker Various
Date made 1914-1931
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

The Concert and Theatre Programs Collection contains hand-drawn and commercially printed programs produced to complement or advertise concerts, plays, musical evenings, recitals, pantomimes and revues. These events were arranged to entertain troops, as well as to raise money, or to mark an occasion like Christmas or New Year. Most programs list the names of cast members. Some contain nominal rolls. The professionally produced programs contain advertising and editorial material. The earliest items are from 1914; the latest is dated 1931, but refers to an event during the war. The programs were produced in many different countries, including England, Australia, France and Egypt.