The Tom B'hend and Preston Kaufmann collection spans the years 1866-1990s (bulk 1900s-1960s) and
encompasses approximately 367 linear feet. The collection, representing nearly 5,000 American theaters,
contains material on motion picture theaters and theater organs, including architectural blueprints and
design drawings; theater reference materials, including clippings, programs, and postcards; and interior
and exterior photographs of theaters. Particularly strong is its coverage of major metropolitan areas
such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. There is some material from
every state and from Washington, D.C.
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responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies
or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.