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Klauber Family Theater Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MS-0569

Scope and Contents

The Klauber Family Scrapbook Collection consists of three scrapbooks containing programs for various performance arts events from 1896 to 1932. Various performing arts events include theater shows, recitals, operas, Califa, a historical California pageant, and other miscellaneous productions the Klauber family attended. Most of the theaters were located in San Diego, but the Klauber family also attended productions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Materials also include newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, flyers, and photographs of theater and production performers. Notable theaters include the San Francisco Orpheum, Golden Gate Hall, the Grand Opera House, Columbia Theatre, the San Diego Spreckels Theatre, the Fisher Opera House, the Amphion, the Garrick Thatre, U.S. Grant Auditorium, Empress Theatre, Loring Theater, Cabrillo Theatre, and the Strand Theater. Various pages in each scrapbook are annotated with hand written notes, mostly indicating the names of individuals the scrapbook author attended the production with.

Notably, this collection includes a flyer and program for a lecture given by Hellen Keller along with Anne Sulivan, Keller's teacher and life long companion. While no date is given on the flyer, records indicate this lecture probably occured between 1919 and 1924 during her first major U.S. tour.


  • 1896-1932

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright interests in some the materials found in this collection are owned by San Diego State University.  Some materials may be in the public domain.  Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.  For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or


1.83 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Scrapbooks arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Phillip Klauber

Accruals and Additions


Klauber Family Theater Scrapbook Collection
Dakota Greenwich
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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San Diego CA 92182-8050 US