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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1854

Lew Dockstader minstrel photograph collection

Includes photographs of Lew Dockstader's minstrels.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1910

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

.08 linear feet (1 box)

Includes various back-and-white cabinet cards and photographs, featuring portraits of Lew Dockstader and minstrel scenes.

Biographical / Historical

Lew Dockstader (1856 –1924) was born George Alfred Clapp in Hartford, Connecticut. Dockstader was an American singer, comedian, and vaudeville star, best known for his work in blackface as a minstrel show performer. Dockstader performed as a solo act and in his own a popular minstrel troupe. In 1890 Dockstader began touring with George Primrose, forming the group Primrose and Dockstader’s Minstrel Men.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed and arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-026. Purchased from Potter and Potter Auctions with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest in 2018 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Dockstader, Lew. Lew Dockstader minstrel photograph collection, circa 1900-1910 (MS Thr 1854): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
October 1, 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03022

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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