Held at: Villanova University: Special Collections [Contact Us]Falvey Library, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Villanova University: Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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"A life long resident of Coatesville, Mr. DiOrio is a graduate of Villanova University's School of Commerce & Finance, and was employed in the Financial Division of Lukens Steel Company for over 21 years. Business and industrial history, railroads, shipping, and music - especially opera - are favorite subjects." --excerpted from back flap of "Chester County: A Traveler's Album" by Eugene L. DiOrio (Taylor Publishing Company , 1980)
Series I: This series consists of music and theater programs for plays, musical theater productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. Programs form the bulk of this collection, but there are also many subscription advertising brochures and other musical and theatrical ephemera.
Series II: This series consists of music and theater programs for plays, musical theater productions, musical performances, and opera productions in the New York metropolitan area. Programs form the bulk of this collection, but there are also many clippings of reviews (primarily theater, but also some other arts reviews), as well as obituaries of actors and other people related to the theater world, subscription advertising brochures and other musical and theatrical ephemera. There is also one folder of cruise ship ephemera.
First acquisition was donated by Eugene L. DiOrio, 2012. The bulk of second addition was donated by James Kerr, 2012, with additional materials incorporated later.
- Brandywine Ballet
- Brandywiners, Ltd
- Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
- Music -- Periodicals
- New York City Ballet
- Opera -- United States
- Opera Company of Philadelphia
- Opera programs -- United States
- Pennsylvania Ballet
- People's Light and Theatre Company
- Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company
- Philadelphia Orchestra
- Playbills -- Periodicals
- Savoy Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Theater -- Periodicals
- Theater -- United States
- Theater programs -- United States
- Villanova University: Special Collections
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- Finding aid prepared by Laura Bang and Rebecca Oviedo. Revisions by Beaudry Rae Allen.
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
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