About the Exhibition

This online exhibit is based on an exhibition mounted in the John Hay Library, Brown University. The exhibit opened on May 27, 2005 and extends throughout the summer of 2005. The exhibit complemented a Brown Commencement Forum, the first Wilmeth Lecture in American Theatre. On May 28, 2005, Lawrence Maslon, Brown '81, associate arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and coauthor of Broadway: The American Musical lectured on a century of change in the Broadway musical from the crossover revues of Ziegfeld to the financial juggernauts that bring the sound of Broadway around the globe.

The exhibit was curated and mounted by Rosemary L. Cullen, Senior Scholarly Resources Librarian at the John Hay Library, who is also primarily responsible for the online exhibit. Many thanks to Ann Patrick, Ann Dodge, Alison Bundy, Pat Sirois, Patrick Yott, Ann Caldwell, Robin Rao, Yvonne Federowicz, Tom Dean, and Dan Grollman. Most particular thanks to Madeleine MacQuillan for "doing the wall" and Ben Tyler for his digital camera work.

The exhibition is drawn from many collections at the John Hay Library, and reflects only a tiny portion of the related holdings of these collections. They include the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays, the Sheet Music Collection, the Starred Book Collection, the Manuscript Collections, and the Robert J. Tierney Entertainment Memorabilia Collection. Further information on these collections is on the Library's Collections A to Z web site.

The web site was produced in Dreamweaver 7.0 and mounted to the web using ssh (TM) Secure Shell (TM). Images were created on a TTI Reflex 45ei camera or on an Epson Expression 1640XL Flatbed Scanner and saved in tif format. For the web, jpgs were created from the tif images using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1. Most images are at 600 dpi resolution; some are at 300 dpi resolution.

Rosemary L. Cullen
Senior Scholarly Resources Librarian
The John Hay Library
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

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