This collection contains materials from the Theatre Arts and Speech Department chronicling the activities of the Belknap Theater. The collection dates from 1916 to 1975 and includes programs/playbills, newspaper clippings, scene photos, and photos of people (headshots). Office records from the Belknap Theater Playhouse office dating from the 1950s to the 1970s are also included.
The material is comprised of scattered correspondence between 1927 and 1977, some of which is from Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, and newspaper clippings, mostly from the 1920s, about the University of Louisville Players.
The scrapbook was compiled in 1924 and contains newspaper clippings, programs, and sketches dealing with productions of the U of L Players between 1922 and 1925. The photographs depict two theatrical productions performed by the players in the 1925-1926 season, The Swan, and The Shabby Paradise.