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Series Three: Memorabilia

Scope and Contents

Series Three is arranged by form and subject. It includes programs highlighting Billy's tour with Pat Rooney, D.W. Griffith programs, and Kiddie Klub programs and a scrapbook documenting Billy's career kept by Doris. Various magazines in which Billy appeared and a folder of newspaper clippings documenting her stage career and personal events in her life are also included. Several oversized magazines were moved to series seven. Boxed jewelry (series three, item 18, scarabs) are housed in Box 4, series six.

Programs from Kiddie Klub and Brooklyn Lodge performances (duplicates removed from scrapbook), 1918 - 1921, 1918-1921

Box: 1, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Programs from Rutherford High School and local productions, 1916 - 1919, 1916-1919

Box: 1, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Programs from "Rings of Smoke" tour, 1922 - 1923, 1922-1923

Box: 1, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Programs from D.W. Griffith productions including America and "The Fall of Babylon"., undated

Box: 1, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Loose pages of a scrapbook, Harry Stower woodcut, circa 1920, 1920

Box: 1, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Actors Directory and Studio Guide, November 1925 and March 1926, 1925-1926

Box: 1, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

True Story Magazine 1925, (photographs of Rainsford on pages 40 - 42, photographs of Uma Merkel p 19 - 21)., 1925

Box: 1, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Judge Magazine, December 4, 1926 (caricature of Rainsford on page 17), 1926

Box: 1, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Pirates Den, 1927?, Cruise Ship Programs 1933, Strip Tease Program (Billy wrote song for production)., 1927-1933

Box: 1, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Newspaper clippings, undated

Box: 1, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scrapbook of Billy's early career, Kiddie Klub and Pat Rooney period., undated

Box: 1, Folder: 11 - 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scarabs--gift from Kitty Donner, 1938 (moved to box 4), 1938

Box: 1, Folder: (Item) 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Jill "Billy" Rainsford framed pastel drawing, undated

Box: 6, object: MSS.030.cuid21365 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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