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Walter J. Flanigan Theater / Music Notices collection

Identifier: MG Flanigan-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 14 scrapbooks, some of which appear to have been compiled by Flanigan.

Two of the scrapbooks contain programs and announcement of musical performances in Newark and New York City; many of the earlier programs include annotations regarding changes in the performances or the names of friends who accompanied Flanigan to the event (1889-1917, 1939-1957)

8 scrapbooks are comprised of clippings of reviews and articles regarding concerts, recitals, operas, competitions, and other musical performances held in Newark and the surrounding suburbs. Many of the musicians and groups, such as the Oratorio Society, were Newark-based; others were from around the United States and the world (1903-1933)

4 scrapbooks contain clippings of reviews and articles regarding theater performances, including vaudeville shows, most of them held in Newark; many of the performances took place at the Broad Street and Schubert Theaters (1921-1933)


  • 1883 - 1957

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The entire collection is available on microfilm. The originals are fragile; researchers should use the microfilm.

Biographical / Historical

Walter J. Flanigan (d. ca. 1944) was Drama and Music Editor of the Newark Evening News. In 1944, as a memorial to Flanigan, the New Jersey Music Educators' Association collected $100.00 to purchase 30 record albums for the Newark Public Library.


14 Volumes

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Physical Location

NOTE: Volume 1 (1889-1917) is missing as of 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States