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Joel Howard Reber (born 1870) was a Philadelphia attorney. He was educated at Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University, and Temple University. He was a member of the Philadelphia Bar (from 1903), as well as the Pennsylvania Bar and the American Bar. He had a general practice, handling mostly corporate work. During World War I, he was in charge of entertainment in all camps for the War Department. He was president of the Plays and Players Club of Philadelphia and also involved with Art Alliance and the Drama Guild. He married Anna Marie Walton in 1903.
This collection consists of letters to Joel Howard Reber from friends and acquaintances, many of them actors, producers, designers or otherwise involved in theater. Many of the letters refer to gifts and cards sent by Reber, and several of them refer to parties given by Reber and his wife. A few of his correspondents include Daniel Frohman, Vinton Freedley, Frank Bacon, George Arliss, and Lee Simonson.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Devorah Sperling-Billings
- Finding Aid Date
- 2014 July 17
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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