Stories from PA History
Story Credits
Pennsylvania Show Business
Story Credits:

Authors: Jeff Silverman and Charles Hardy III, West Chester University, with assistance from Denise DePersio and Kristina Santos.

Captions: Charles Hardy III, West Chester University, with the assistance of Marie Brown Wilson

Digital Rights, Image Research, and Image Galleries: Marie Brown Wilson with the assistance of Charles Hardy III

Digital Content Ingestion: Russ Neff and Marie Brown Wilson

Video footage courtesy of Brigham Young University, Fred Waring's America Collection, The Jimmy Stewart Family, Library of Congress, The Pennsylvania State University,, and WVIA, Inc.
Audio Recordings courtesy of Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh, Charles Hardy III,
Fred Waring's America Collection, The Pennsylvania State University,, Folk Era/ Wind River Records, Koss Corporation/Koss Classics, and Les Brown and His Band of Renown

Related Attractions: Kim Similo

Lesson Plans:
Elementary School:
The Greatest Show on Earth: Then and Now, by Alisha Booth

Middle School:
A New "Twist" on Race Relations, by Amy Miller

High School:
Disapproved: Censorship of Film in Pennsylvania, by Kevin Wagner and Carrie Curtis

Accessible Archives
Andevan Bronzeworks, Inc.
American Treasures, Library of Congress
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia
Blair County Arts Foundation
Blair County Historical Society
Brigham Young University
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art
Center for American Music, Foster Collection, University of Pittsburgh
Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Circus World Museum Library
Clearfield County Historical Society
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
David B. Pearson,
Dr. Richard Gruppenhoff
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
Erie County Convention Center Authority
Folk Era/ Wind River Records
Frank Driggs Collection
Fred Waring's America Collection, The Pennsylvania State University,
Free Library of Philadelphia, Theater Collection
Fulton Opera House Foundation
Gilder Lehrman Collection, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Hank Ballard
Henry Reed family and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed collection
Historical Society of Dauphin County, at The John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Jimmy Stewart Family
Jimmy Stewart Museum
Joan Grant Repetto
John Mosley Collection
Koss Corporation/Koss Classics
Lancaster County Historical Society
Les Brown, Jr.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Linda Ries
Luzerne County Historical Society
Mario Lanza Museum
Martha LoMonaco
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Archives
National Gallery of Art
National Portrait Gallery
New Freedom Theatre
The New-York Historical Society
Pavel Dyban and Crossing the Continent
Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine Collections and Staff, with special acknowledgement to Fred J. Lauver, Assistant Editor.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Archives Collections and Staff
Pennsylvania State Museum Collections and Staff
Pennsylvania State University Museums, Libraries and Archives
Philadelphia City Archives
Philadelphia International Records, Gamble-Huff Music
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Shelburne Museum, Vermont
Tamiment Institute Library, New York University, Tamiment Playhouse Archives
Temple University, Urban Archives, Evening Bulletin Photo collection
Tony Fischer, Carpe Diem Photography
University of Pennsylvania, Philip H. Ward Collection of Theatrical Images
University of Pennsylvania Archives
Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection
WITF, Inc.
Wyoming Historical and Geological Society
York County Heritage Trust, The York Historical Society
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