Leo Sullivan Papers

1900-1968


Descriptive Summary

Title: Leo Sullivan Papers
Dates: 1900-1968
Collection Number: 74-2980
Creator/Collector: Sullivan, Leo
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
Abstract: Papers of violinist and theater orchestra leader Leo Sullivan, documenting vaudeville theater in San Francisco and San Jose, California, in the early 20th century.
Language of Material: English

Access

The papers are open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

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Preferred Citation

Leo Sullivan Papers. History San Jose Research Library

Acquisition Information

Part of San Jose Historical Museum's original collection; processed in 2007.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers of violinist and theater orchestra leader Leo Sullivan, documenting vaudeville theater in San Francisco and San Jose, California, in the early 20th century. Includes news clippings; personal correspondence, memoirs and notes; theatre programs; maps and ephemera from San Jose. Also includes .5 linear feet of black and white photographs of theater productions and actors. Includes material from San Jose's Victory Theatre, Jose Theater, and San Francisco's Orpheum.

Indexing Terms

Vaudeville--California--History
Theaters--California--San Jose