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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1791

Harry C. Phibbs Goodman Theatre production photographs

Includes black-and-white photographs of productions at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, mostly by Harry C. Phibbs, with one by Alban Knox.


  • circa 1925-1928

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.2 linear feet (10 oversize folders)

Includes black-and-white photographs of productions from the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, during its first years of operation, from approximately 1925 to 1928. One photograph is noted as by Aldan Knox, while the rest were created by Harry C. Phibbs. Productions include “Juno and the Paycock,” “The Pigeon,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Vikings,” and “The Wild Duck.” Actors such as Whitford Kane, Art Smith, Katherine Krugg, John Waller, Lester Luther, Dennis Martin, among others, are featured in the production photographs.

Biographical / Historical

The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, was established as part of the Art Institute of Chicago in July 1922 in memory of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who had written, published, and produced plays in Chicago prior to his death from influenza in 1918. The Theatre, which originally included a drama school and professional acting company, opened in October 1925. Harry C. Phibbs was a photographer active in Chicago and involved with the Goodman Theatre.


Arranged in alphabetical order by production title.

Physical Location

pfd (P1.C1.02.13 [Folders 1-10])

Custodial History

Donated by Harry C. Phibbs and Whitford Kane, 1928.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated from Harry C. Phibbs and Whitford Kane, 1928.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2018 May.
Link to catalog
Harry C. Phibbs Goodman Memorial Theatre production photographs, circa 1925-1928 (MS Thr 1791): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 May 01
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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