US ILfC SC/005
Name and location of repository
Level of description
Gordon Adamson Chicago Theater and Opera Programs Collection
- 1920 - 1970 (Creation)
Name of creator
Gordon Adamson died at the age of 71 on January 21, 1986. He was a former vice president of Baldwin-United Corp. (Cincinnati), and prior to that secretary and assistant treasurer of the Bowman Dairy Co. His spouse was Emily Norcross Adamson, daughter of Dr. Edward P. Norcross, Highland Park, and sister of Dr. Pliny Norcross, Amherst, MA. Gordon Adamson was chair of the lake Forest Symphony and on the Board of Directors in the 1980s of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of theater and opera programs dated from the 1920s to 1960s. The programs are from Chicago companies or companies touring the Chicago area.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Theater and opera programs collected by Gordon Adamson.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation, 1991, Mrs. Gordon Adamson.