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Performance Documents

This collection includes posters, playbills, and programs for musical events. Of particular interest are items related to blackface minstrel shows of the 19th and early 20th century, a rare 19th century scrapbook of 200+ items, and the Nashville Show Poster collection of block print performance advertisements. All minstrel items, the scrapbook and parts of other collections have been cataloged.

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To limit your search to performance documents, use the Center's Advanced Search and select the check box beside "Posters, Playbills, Programs" before performing your search.