Kitty Anderson papers
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Kitty Anderson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Anderson, Kitty
Title: Kitty Anderson papers
Dates: 1918-1967, undated
Quantity: 1.2 linear ft. (3 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS841

Biographical/Historical Note

Kitty Anderson was born in Hastings, England. She was a member of the Hastings Operatic and Dramatic Society for several years. She also played in dramatic groups formed with U.S. Army personnel with whom she worked in France and Germany. While living in Atlanta, Ms. Anderson was active in both the business and performance aspects of the theater. Serving with the Atlanta Civic Theater, as secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president during the late 1940s and 1950s, Ms. Anderson also performed in plays such as Great Expectations, Uncle Harry, Gigi, and Cry Havoc. During the 1950s and early 1960s, Ms. Anderson was involved with Theater Atlanta, as well as Community Playhouse.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains many theater playbills from around the country, with the majority being from New York, New York, and Atlanta, Georgia. Also included in the collection is business, financial, and personal correspondence regarding various organizations with which she was involved. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and schedules of performances of artists in Atlanta (opera, violin, etc.) from 1918 to 1921.

Index Terms

Art patronage--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta Civic Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Community Playhouse (Atlanta, Ga.)
Theater Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Theater management--Georgia--Atlanta
Women art patrons--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kitty Anderson papers, MSS 841, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1993

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Playbills, New York City, 1944-1948
2Playbills, New York City, 1944-1948
3Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
4Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
5Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
6Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
7Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
8Playbills, New York City, 1944-1949
9Playbills, Theater Atlanta, Inc., 1950-1960
10Playbills, Atlanta Theater Guild, 1940-1950
11Script and playbill from Red, White, and Maddox, Theater Atlanta, 1968
12Playbills, London, England, circa 1950-1960
14Atlanta Music Poster, 1927



21Playbills, Atlanta Civic Theater, 1950-1953
2Playbills, Atlanta Civic Theater, 1954-1955
3Playbills, Atlanta Civic Theater, 1956-1957
4Theater Atlanta, Inc., financial statements and budget, 1958
5Theater Atlanta minutes of executive committee, 1959
6Theater Atlanta minutes of executive committee, 1959
7Theater Atlanta minutes of executive committee, 1960
8Contract for Theater Atlanta, 1959
9Theater Atlanta financial statements, 1958-1959
10By-laws for Theater Atlanta, 1959
11Minutes and budget for Community Playhouse, 1958-1959
12Minutes, Community Playhouse, 1959
13Business Lease Contract, Atlanta Women's Club, 1959
14Newspaper clippings, concert by Mr. and Mrs. David Mannes, 1919
15Newspaper clippings, concert by Fritz Kriesler, 1919
16Newspaper clippings, concert by Madame Schumann-Heink, 1919
17By-laws, Atlanta Civic Theater, 1956
18By-laws,Theater Atlanta, 1959
19General Correspondence, Theater Atlanta, 1957-1958
20By-Laws, Theater Atlanta, 1957
21Members and Meetings, Theater Atlanta, 1957
22Budgets and expenses, Theater Atlanta, 1957
23Minutes of meetings, Atlanta Theater Guild, 1949-1957
24Review: "The World of Carl Sandburg," Atlanta Journal, 1970
25Playbill for Life with Father, circa 1940
26Review of the The Phoenix, 1961



31Script for Oh What a Lovely War, London, 1963
2Program for It's a Wise Child Atlanta Theater Guild, 1943
3Album of the American National Theater and Academy, New York City, 1951
4Lunch menu, Dreadnought Hotel, 1960
5Program for Thieves Carnival, Theater Atlanta, 1958
6Playbill for Oh What a Lovely War, Theater Atlanta, 1966
7General corresondence, Theater Atlanta, 1959-1960
8Playbills, New York City, 1945-1950
9Playbills, New York City, 1945-1950
10Playbill for Beyond the Fringe, Theater Atlanta, 1967-1968
11Playbill for Ring Around the Moon, Atlanta Civic Theater, 1955-1956
12Playbill for Joan of Lorraine, Tower Theater, Atlanta, 1948
13Playbill for Abie's Irish Rose, Kurhaus Theatre, Germany, 1946
14Playbill for Adriana Lecouvreur, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, undated
15Playbills, circa 1950-1959
16Playbills, Atlanta, 1950-1960
17Newspaper clippings, Atlanta Music Study Club, 1919-1920
18Concert Programs, Atlanta Music Study Club, 1918-1919
19Visitors Guide to Atlanta, 1919
20Handwritten schedules of concerts, Atlanta, 1919-1921
21Newspaper clippings of visiting opera artists and others from Atlanta Music Study Club, 1919-1921