Skip Navigation

Special Collections: Guide to the Belle D'Arcy Collection

Summary Information

Collection Title: Belle D'Arcy Collection
Date of Collection: 1895 - 1932
Box Numbers: 95, 95a
Quantity: 2 ft.

Administrative Information:

Provenance Gift
Access Restrictions: No Restrictions
Preferred Citation: Belle D'Arcy Collection, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Biographical Information:

Belle D'Arcy was born Leah Belle Van Inwegen, May 13, 1872, in Port Jervis, New York. She began her acting career in New York in 1895 while studying music. She was selected by Augustin Daly for a part in his musical "Midsummer Night's Dream" that was staged at Daly's Theater in Leicester Square, London. From 1897 to 1900 she traveled throughout the British Isles and America in a variety of stage productions. In 1900 she went on a world tour that took her to places that included, South Africa, Zanzibar, Italy and England. In 1910 she began playing at the Jefferson Theater and Keith's Theater in Portland, Maine. In the 1920's she made a number of tours to Europe and appeared in motion pictures. In 1931 she retired from the stage, but made a number of radio broadcasts with both NBC and CBS.

She died in Portland, Maine on November 2, 1936.

Contents:

The collection includes: programs; playbills; photographs; news clippings and articles; travel souvenirs; and a few personal papers of the actress Belle D'Arcy

Notes on Arrangement:

Box 95 contains items of a more personal nature, such as diaries, autograph books, and personal papers. Also included are the photographs. Box 95a is primarily concerned with Miss D'Arcy's professional career, and includes programs and news articles.

Arrangement:

Arranged by genre, within each genre either alphabetically or by date

Finding Aid:

Box 95

Box 95, f1 Autograph Album    Jun 1905 - Jan 1918 
Autographs, sketches, short messages, short stories, and poems from various people.
Box 95, f2  Personal Papers Letters and notes
Aug 28, 1903

Postcard to Mrs. J. M. Van Inwegen from Belle D'Arcy. 

May  1, 1915 

Letter of recommendation to Miss Humbert from Edward Renton for Belle D'Arcy. 1S(1P) 

May 20, 1922

Farewell letter to Miss Belle D'Arcy from Miss Sarah Tullar.       1S(1P) 

Dec 13, 1926

Letter to Miss [Belle]D'Arcy  from Edmund V. Phelan.   1S(1P) 

N. D.

Note to Bella D'Arcy from Otto Brower.  1S(1P) 

N. D.

Note of apology to Belle D'Arcy from Beulah. 2S(1P) 

N. D. Letter of introduction to Sydney Rosenfeld, Esq. from [Chamberlain] Brown for Belle D'Arcy. 1S(1P) 
N. D.

Letter to Belle with a list of plays on the back.

N. D.

"The Dull Red Eye In the Grate" a short story by J. Francis Tucker.  Type copy with  a note to Marie from Bess. 

Dec 21, 1901 - Jan 31, 1902

Itinerary for the "Route 'King Dodo' B. Company." 

Feb 1 - 28, 1902

Itinerary for the "Route 'King Dodo' B. Company." 

Mar 15, 1915 - Mar 20, 1916

Schedule for plays in Baltimore Md. 

Oct 13 - Nov 8, 1915

Itinerary 

Jun 1 - Sep 3

Itinerary for the play "The Patsy"  for Belle D'Arcy. 

N. D.

Short Biographical note, Author Unknown.  

Bills and invoices 
Oct 6, 1903 Bill from Great Northern Hotel,  Newcastle.
Oct 8, 1903 Bill from The Empire Hotel, Sydney.
Dec 24, 1903 Bill from The Grand Hotel Ltd., Melbourne.
Jul 24, 1904 Invoice from Zeeland Steamship for one trunk luggage.
Jan 16, 1905 Bill from Berkeley Residential Hotel, London.
Mar 1914 Invoice and bill from "Oren Hooper's Sons.  The Household Outfitters." 
1895(?)  Original Manuscript of the poem "Missing" with newspaper clipping.
Box 95, f3 Diary, Sep 1, 1923 - Apr 30, 1924.
Box 95, f4 

Photographs - Portraits

Campbell, Constance 

Box 95, f 5

Photographs - Portraits

D'Arcy, Belle 

Box 95, f6

Photographs - Portraits

May, Edna 

Box 95, f7

Photographs - Portraits

Rehan, Ada 

Box 95, f8 

Photographs - Portraits

Russell, Annie 

Box 95, f9

Photographs - Portraits

Various Persons 

Box 95, f10

Photographs - Groups   

Box 95, f11  Language texts, dictionary, book of facts. 
 Latham, Edward, N. D.  "French-English and English-French Dictionary."  E. P. Dutton & Co:  New York.  275 pages. 
No Author, 1919.  "Speak French:  A Book For the Soldiers."  Goldsmith Publishing Company, Cleveland.  123 pages. 
Vizetelly, Frank H., 1925.  "Who? When? Where? What?  20,000 Facts on Makers of History, Art, Literature, Science, and Religion."  Funk & Wagnells Company:  New York.  79 pages.  
Worman, James H. and H. M. Monsanto, 1906.  "First Spanish Book."  American Book Company:  New York.  112 Pages. 

Box 95a

Box 95a, f1 Play Programs (by year)

(Various Plays.)  Academy of Music, Montreal, November 4, 1895. 

"Twelfth Night."  Daly's Theatre, New York, December 23, 1895. 
"The Geisha."  Daly's Theatre, New York, September 14, 1896. 
(Various Plays.)  Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, October 18, 1897. 
"The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith."  Royal Theatre, April 15, 1901. 
"King Dodo."  The Castle Square Opera Company, December 27, 1901. 
"King Dodo."  Tremont Theatre, Boston, Mass., February, 10, 1902. 
"The Toreador."  Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, October 11, 1902. 
"As You Like It."  Princess Theater, June 1, 1903.

"The Two Wetherbys."  The Princess Theatre, December 12, 1903. 

"The Toreador."  Her Majesty's Theatre, Sidney, Australia, [1903-1904?] 
"Madame Sans Gene."  His Majesty's Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa, February, 24, 1904. 
"Facing the Music."  Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, England, June 5, 1905 and "The Christian."  June 12, 1905. 
(Various Acts.)  Proctor's 58th Street Theatre, New York, New York, November 6, 1905. 
"Carmen."  Herald Square Theatre, New York, December 11, 1905. 
(Various Acts.)  Keith's Theatre, Boston, April 2, 1906. 

"Wildfire."  The Gotham, New York, New York, September 11, 1911. 

"The Liars."  Orpheum Theatre, Newark [?], N. J., October 9, 1911. 
"The Marriage of Kitty."  Casco Theatre, Portland's Little Play-house.  Miss. Marie Pavey and Her Big Stock Company.  Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1914.  (and duplicate cover.) 
"The Little Millionaire."  Savoy Theatre, June 12, 1916.

"The 13th Chair."  The Garrick Theatre, Chicago, September 30, 1917. 

"Under Orders."  Colonial Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia, October 13, 1919. 
"Under Orders."  White's Theatre, Greenville, North Carolina, October 28, 1919. 
"So This Is London."  Salt Lake Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 4, 5, and 6, 1923. 
"Marius."  The Play House, Wilmington, Delaware, January 23 & 24, 1931. 
"Secret Service."  Pretoria Opera House, Pretoria, South Africa, April 14. 
(Various plays.)  Lyceum Theatre, Vaughan Glaser and Company.  April 19. 
(Various plays.)  Lyceum Theatre, Vaughan Glaser and Company.  April 28. 
"Professor Wood's Sunday Pictorial Concerts and Recitals."  Grand Theatre, Douglas, June 25. 
"Are You a Mason?"  Palace Theatre, Sidney, Australia, N. D. 
"Hamlet."  Royal Lyceum Theatre,  N. D. 
"Madame Sans-Gene."  Jefferson Theatre.  Jefferson Theatre Stock Company, N. D. 
"Mice and Men."  Princess Theatre, N. D. 
"Night Hawk."  Blackstone Theatre, N. D. 
Box 95a, f2 Partial Programs (by year)

"Civilian Clothes."  Colonial Theatre, Albany, N. Y.  September 6, 1920. 

"Forever After."  Colonial Theatre, Albany, N. Y.  September 20, 1920. 
"Madame Sans Gene."  Theatre Royal.  May 9. 
The Studebaker, Castle Square Opera Company.  (Cover and page 2)  November 20. 
"The 13th Chair" [?]  N. D. 
"Miss Ada Rehan accompanied by Mr. Augustin Daly's Company of Comedians on Tour."  (Itinerary.)  England, N. D. 
B. F. Keith's Palace Theatre.  (Various acts including "The Age of Reason," a problem play for children, Pages 21 and 22.)  N. D.  
Poli's Auditorium Theatre, Poli Players.  (Announcement about Belle D'Arcy's arrival to the Players.)  N. D.
Box 95a, f3   Season Programs and Magazines (1903-1933)(by name)
Alvin Theatre Program, Volume 4, Number 25, March 2, 1896.  Pittsburgh, Penn. (Various plays.) 
Boston Sunday Post:  Stage and Screen Birthday Almanac 1923.   
The Drama Players.

Volume 3, Number 3, March 12, 1922.

Volume 1, Number 5, March 26, 1922.  (Cover Story). 
The Dramatic News.  Volume 1, Number 3, November 4, 1912.  (Picture of Belle D'Arcy on cover and brief description of her and of the play she will perform in.) 
Alice Baxter-Mitchell, Dramatic Reader (Description of plays with "Excerpts from Public Opinion."  N. D. 
New York Magazine Program:  The Ritz Theatre, "Air Minded."  1932[?]. 
The Playgoer, The Magazine in the Theatre.  May 29, 1933. 
Plays and Players.  January 26, 1931. 
Poli News, Poli Auditorium Theatre.  Volume 2, Number 21, March 15, 1915. 

The Social Kodak.  Volume II, Number IX, Thursday, July 30, 1903.

Supplement:  Picture of Belle D'Arcy.  Accompanying article on page 23.

The Social Kodak.  Volume II, Number IX, Thursday, July 30, 1903.  Two (2) copies of the article on page 23.
Vaughan Glaser Players Bulletin. 
Volume V, Number 15, December 7, 1925. (Short paragraph with photo of Belle D'Arcy)
Volume V, Number 35, April 26, 1926.  
Volume V, Number 37, May 10, 1926.  (Article on last page)
Volume V, Number 38, May 17, 1926.  (Article on last page)
Volume V, Number 39, May 24, 1926.  (Article on last page)
Box 95a, f4 Cast Listings (by year) (With dates and play's name)

"La Tosca."  October 21, [1890? or 91?] 

Murray & David Opera Company, 1893.
"A Gaiety Girl" and "The Twelfth Night."  Daly's Theatre, November 17, 1894.
"Countess Gucki."  Chestnut St. Opera House, April 6, 1896. 
"Countess Gucki."  Chestnut St. Opera House, April 7, 1896.
"Countess Gucki."  Chestnut St. Opera House, April 8, 1896. 

"Twelfth Night."  The Columbia, June 15, 1896. 

"The Taming of the Shrew."  Daly's Theatre, December 1, 1897. 
"Secret Service."  Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, June 8, 1903. 
"Just Like Callaghan."  Johannesburg, South Africa, April 5, 1904. 
The Private Secretary."  Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia.  1904  (2 copies) 
Stock Companies Number.  People's Magazine, November 1909. 

"The Girl With The Green Eyes."  September 18, 1911. 

"The Story of the Rosary."  Savoy Theatre, May 22, 1916. 
"The 13th Chair."  October 16, 1916.  (2 copies) 
"The 13th Chair."  November 25, 1917. 
"Under Orders."  Colonial Theatre, October 13, 1919. 
"York State Folks."  Somerville Theatre, April 4, 1921. 
"Mary."  Somerville Theatre, May 11, 1925.  (2 copies). 

"Night Hawk."  Grand Opera House, February 27, 1927. 

"The Senator Keeps House."  Jefferson Theatre Stock Company, Portland, Maine, January 12. 
"A Russian Exile."  Theatre Royal, May 30. 
"Twelfth Night" and " A Midsummer Night's Dream."  June 1. 
"Secret Service."  Theatre Royal, June 2. 
"The 13th Chair."  August 30. 
"A Lady of Venice."  Wieting Opera House, October 13-14. 

"Under Orders."  Academy of Music, Orangeburg, S. C.  November 7. 

His Majesty's Theatre.  (Various plays listed), December 3. (Affixed to boards)

Board 1 "Facing the Music."  June 5, 1905. "The Goose Hangs High."  N. D.
Board 2 Grand Theatre, "Professor Wood's Sunday Pictorial Concerts and Recitals."  (Program Book.)  June 25.
Board 3 "The Colleen Bawn."  Arlington Theatre.  June 9, 1919.
Board 4 Various Acts.  The Manchester Hippodrome, January 16, 1905.
Board 5 "Faust."  Abbey's Theatre, November 25, 1895.
Board 6 Columbia Theatre. "Shakespeare and Sheridan" and  "The Taming of the Shrew."  November 16, 1896.
Board 7 Good Hope Theatre.  "Madame Sans Gene."  February 1.
Board 8 Jefferson Theatre.  Holman Day's New Play. (No title for it yet, coupon attached for patrons to suggest a Title.) December 15.
Board 9 Rialto Theatre.  "So This is London."  October 2.
Board 10 Her Majesty's Theatre, Australia.  "Sweet Lavender." N. D.
Board 11 Walnut Street Theatre, "The Naughty Wife."  March 3.
Board 12

Lyceum Theatre, "Heaven & Hell, Inc."  October 14-15 1927.

Board 13

Lyceum Theatre, "A Woman of Pleasure."  N. D.

Board 14

Keith's Theatre, "Romeo & Juliet."  1910.

Board 15

"The School For Scandal."  March 19, 1898.

(no date)
"The Patsy."  Redpath Chautauquas,  N. D.
(No date or play names)

Unknown Play.  Herbert, Galwey.  N. D.

Unknown Play.  Van Buren, Mary.  N. D.
Box 95a, f5  Periodical
Cleveland Clipper:  Vaughan Glaser Souvenir Number.  Vol. 3, No. 20, December 14,1907.
Box 95a, f6  News Clippings (1899-1932)(by year)
Sketch of Belle D'Arcy at the Studebaker.  Sunday Chronicle, November 19, 1899.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy, February 5, 1900. 
Author Unknown.  "They'll Act to Help Jacksonville."  (With  pictures of Belle D'Arcy, Clayton White and Marie Stuart.) N. Y. Journal, May 9, 1901. 
Toreador, 1903.  "Interesting Chats:  Miss Belle D'Arcy, the Young American Actress.  The Weekly News, Sports' Record and L. V. Gazette July 25, 1903. (An interview in Australia.) 
Visitor List for the Masonic Hotel.  The Natal Mercury and Commercial Advertiser, Durban, South Africa, Monday, May 23, 1904. 
Author Unknown.  "The Lyceum."  (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy with a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  Detroit News, June 1, 1907. 
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy and Frank Camp,  Saturday, October 12, 1907. 
Photograph.  "From Thirty-Seventh Street North in 1907." 
Picture of Belle D'Arcy and pictures of other performers on page two of "Cleveland Plain Dealer."   Also on page "Gossip of the Plays and Players"  and "Tips On This Week's Amusements" by Malcolm MacDonald; and New York Dramatic Letter" by James F. Kingsley.  Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday March 22, 1908. 
Photographs of "Summer Stock Company" including Belle D'Arcy, The Columbus Sunday Dispatch, June 28, 1908. 
Author Unknown.  "Summer Amusements"  Columbus Dispatch, August 1, 1908. (Two copies.) 
Author Unknown.  (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed and a brief biography of Belle D'Arcy.)  The Union and Advertiser, Tuesday, December 8, 1908. 
Advertisement for "Sweet Kitty Bellairs."  Belle D'Arcy's first Maine Appearance.  Portland Express and Advertiser, August 10, 1910. 
Author Unknown.  "Music and Drama."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Sunday Press and Times, Sunday, August 14, 1910. 
Advertisement for "Sweet Kitty Bellairs."  Belle D'Arcy's first Maine Appearance.  Portland Express and Advertiser, August 17, 1910. 
Author Unknown.  "B. F. Keith's Theatre."  (A review of the play "Sherlock Holmes." in which Belle D'Arcy Performed.)  Daily Eastern Argus, August 23, 1910. 
Author Unknown.  "Theaters."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Evening Express & Advertiser, Thursday, September 22, 1910. 
Author Unknown. (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy made her Portland debut performance.)  The Press, Tuesday, October 18, 1910. 
Author Unknown.  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Evening Express and Advertiser, Wednesday, October 19, 1910. 
Author Unknown.  (Last part of a play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, Tuesday Morning, March 21, 1911. 
Author Unknown.  "Music and Drama."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, Thursday Morning, July 27, 1911. 
Author Unknown.  "Music and Drama."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, Wednesday Morning, August 23, 1911.
Picture of Belle D'Arcy.  Newark Evening News, Saturday October 14, 1911. 
Photograph of the members of Lubin Stock Company.  The New York Dramatic Mirror(?), January 15, 1913. 
Havener, Helen I. G.  "In Kruger Land:  Miss D'Arcy Tells of Travels in South Africa."  Portland Sunday Press and Times, March 2, 1913. 
Author Unknown.  "New Boat Here:  Vice Commodore Day Brings Davy Jones II to Port."  Portland Daily Press, Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1913. 
Bell, Lisle.  (A play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed.) Tuesday, March 13, 1917. 
Author Unknown.  "Portland Down In Maine."  (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Mirror, July 28, 1917. 
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday Morning  March 2, 1919. 
Author Unknown.  (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  The Evening Journal, Saturday, October 18, 1919. 
Author Unknown.  "Sydney Toler House One Of The Most Attractive  On Cape Shore Purchased by Dr. F. O. Cobb."  Portland Sunday Telegram, December 11, 1921.
Photograph of "The Drama Players at the Grand during a rehearsal."  The Independent, April 1, 1922. 
Revell, Nellie.  "Bedside Chats:  He's My Friend."  (A poem possibly by Will Reed Dunroy.)  Friday, October 13, 1922. 
"Daily Express" Correspondent.  "Full Story Of New Zealand Earthquake."  (Article about the town where Belle D'Arcy stayed and performed.  Photograph with pencil annotations by Belle D'Arcy.)  February 4, 1925[?]. 
Briscoe, Johnson.  "'The Pirates' Through the Ages:  Being the Reminiscences of an Elderly Gentleman, Under Strong Suspicion of Being Hypothetical."  The New York Times, December 5, 1925, Section D. 
Author Unknown.  "Edwin Forrest's Gift To His People."  (Article includes two group photographs: one of "representatives of the theatre" and the other "Officers of the new...Home.")  Equity, October, 1928. 
Nash, Florence.  "The New Forrest Home"  (Picture of a group of people in front of hearth, and two pictures of the new Edwin Forrest Home in Philadelphia.)  Equity, October, 1928. 
Leubuscher, F. C.  "From Ingeroll's Friend:  Including a Hitherto Unpublished Tale of the Great Orator."  (A letter "To the What Do You Think Editor.")  The New York Sun, Monday, February 2, 1931.  
Lockridge, Richard.  "Naive Melodrama."  (Play review in which Belle D'Arcy performed with a photograph of Charlotte Wynters.)  The New York Sun, February 11, 1932. 
Author Unknown.  "Time Marches On:  Broadcasting's Most Celebrated Program of Dramatized News Events Swing Breathlessly Into Its Second Year."  The Sun, September 17, 1932. 
Box 95a, f7 News Clippings (No Dates)

Advertisement for "Tess of the Storm Country"  with Mae Melvin.  N. D. 

Advertisement for "Heaven and Hell."  Stamford Theatre.  N. D. 
Advertisement for "Iolanthe."  American, Castle Square Opera Company, N. D. 
Advertisement for "The Naughty Wife."  with a photograph of Belle D'Arcy(?).  N. D. 
Advertisement for "Rich Man---Poor Man."  Jefferson Theater, June 11. 
Advertisement for "The 13th Chair."  (Character sketch of players.)  N. D.
Advertisement for "The World and His Wife"  with a letter from Belle D'Arcy to "Baltimoreans."  N. D. 

Author Unknown.  (A brief biographical article on Belle D'Arcy.) N. D. 

Author Unknown.  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (A snip of an article about a theatre audience.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (Biographical information on Constance Campbell with picture.)  N. D.   
Author Unknown. (Part of a review of a play  in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (Part of an article which contains some biographical information and a photo of Belle D'Arcy.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (Review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed with photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (Review of the play  "The Climbers" in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  (Review of the play "The White Sisters" in which Belle D'Arcy performed.) N. D. 
Author Unknown.  Cast listing from the end of an article.  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  Castle Square Opera Company. (A review of the play "Die Fledermaus" in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "The Directory of Players."  page 129 and 130 from The Modern Screen Magazine.  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  Last part of an article with "some lines in 1890 by Justin Huntley McCarthy and dedicated to Ada Rehan."  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "Missing."  (Poem)  N. D.  [Clipping located in Personal Papers Folder.] 
Author Unknown.  "Players Return To Majestic In Bright Comedy."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  The Evening Mail, N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "Poems for Your Scrap Book:  Mrs. Lofty."  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "Woman, Greatest Problem Says Actress."  (With picture.  Article written just before her performance in "The Naughty Wife" at the Duquesne.)  N. D. 
Cast list.  N. D.
Day, Holman F.  "Father's Asleep."  (Poem)  N. D. 
Photograph of a group celebrating the 45th Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crane.  N. D. 
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy when she was with the Vaughan Glaser Stock Company at Baker.  N. D. 
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy with caption.  (Two (2) Copies.)  Glaser Players Bulletin, pg. 4.  N. D. 
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  "Belle D'Arcy in 'The 13th Chair'" N. D.  
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  N. D. 
Photograph of Herbert Gresham.  N. D. 
Photograph of Jeffrey Williams as "Henry Canby." N. D. 
Photograph of a man.  N. D. 
Photograph of Mary Van Buren.  N. D. 
Photograph of Mary Van Buren(?)  N. D. 
Photograph of Mary Van Buren.  N. D. 
Photograph of Miss Christine Hill as "Mrs. Canby" in "Arizona."  N. D. 
Photograph of Miss Van Buren as "Madame Sans Gene."  N. D. 
Photograph of Reginald Roberts.  N. D. 
Photograph of a woman with a spear and sword wearing a cape and trousers.  N. D. 
Photograph of two women.  N. D. 
Photographs of Belle D'Arcy and Wallace Shaw.  N. D. 
Photographs of Virginia Earle as "Molly Seamore".  N. D. 
Picture of Belle D'Arcy.  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "With Poli Stock Company."  (Short biographical information with a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  N. D. 
Box 95a, f8 Mounted News Clippings
Board 1 Havener, Helen.  "Plays Stop, Players Depart To Other Scenes Than Those Depicted on Canvas."  (Includes a photograph of Franklyn Munnell, Joseph Lawrence and Belle D'Arcy.) Portland Sunday Press and Times, October 5, 1913. 
Board 2 Author Unknown.  "Music and Drama."  (A review of the play "Sweet Kitty Bellairs," in which Belle D'Arcy performed, with a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  N. D.
 Author Unknown.  "New Bills At Theatres."  (A review of the play "Madame Sherry" in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D.
 Advertisement for "Sweet Kitty Bellairs."  N. D.  
Author Unknown.  "Everybody Happy" (A review of the play "The Woman," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D. 
Author Unknown.  "Madame Sherry."  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, June 3, 1913.
Board 3 Author Unknown.  "Keith Company Bids Farewell to Theater Goers."  (A review of the last performance of the Keith Company.)  Portland Sunday Telegram, September 3, 1911.
Advertisement for "The Only Son."  Portland Sunday Telegram, December 7, 1913.
Author Unknown.  (A review of the play "Alice of Old Vincennes," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D.
Advertisement for "The Jilt."  (Farewell week) Portland Sunday Press and Times, August 27, 1911.
Author Unknown.  (A review of a play in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, Tuesday Morning, May 30, 1911.
Board 4
Author Unknown.  (A review of the play "Wedding Bells," in which Belle D'Arcy performed, with a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  
Author Unknown.  (A review of the play "Beachcomber," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  The Halifax Herald, N. D.
C. E. B.  (A review of the play "Under Orders," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  The Richmond [Va.] Evening Journal, October 18, 1919.
Author Unknown.  "Was Carried by Convicts."  (An interview with Belle D'Arcy including a photograph of her.)  The Philadelphia North American, March 2, 1919.
Author Unknown.  "The Players Season At The Majestic Promises To Be A Brilliant One."  The Halifax Evening Mail, N. D.
Stray, Palmer.  "Belle D'Arcy."  (Biography write up with photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  The Dramatic Mirror.  August 4, 1917.
Board 5 Foster, Mabel G.  "Appreciation:  The Keith Company and the Work That It Has Done."  (Article includes a photograph of Adrea Ainslee, Sidney Toler, Belle D'Arcy, Malcolm Fassett and Mark Kent.)  Portland Sunday Press and Times, August 20, 1911.
Board 6
Author Unknown.  "Gertrude Elliott in the Dawn of a Tomorrow."   "B. F. Keith's Theater. " (A review of the play "The Village Postmaster," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Sunday Telegram, November 6, 1910.
Advertisements for "The Dawn of A Tomorrow"  and "The Village Postmaster."  Portland Sunday Telegram, November 6, 1910.
Board 7
Maynard, Mrs. Wesley A.  "A Personal Interview with Miss Belle D'Arcy."  (Interview includes a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  The Somerville Press [Somerville, Mass], April 8. 1921.  
Author Unknown.  "Stock Company Best For Training."  (Interview and photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  Detroit, 1907.
Board 8 Photograph of a group. "Below—When Holman Day Began."  N. D.
Board 9 Author Unknown.  "Holman Day's Handsome New Power Cruiser."  (Article includes a photograph of cruiser.)  Portland Daily Press, march 29, 1913.

Board 10

Photograph of Belle D'Arcy, James Hester and Mark Kent.  "Another Talented Trio In the Vaughan-Glaser Stock Co. at Olentangy."  Columbus Press, July 14, 1907.
Board 11 Advertisement for "The World and His Wife"  with a letter from Belle D'Arcy to "Baltimoreans."  N. D.
Board 12 Author Unknown.  "At Daly's Theatre in 1906-7."  The Green Book, July 1911.
Board 13 Author Unknown.  "Fay Courteney Can Write or Act, But Never Progressed in Buttonhole Making, Says Mother."  (Interview with Helen Courteney, Fay Courteney's mother.)  N. D.
Board 14 Hilton, Raymond.  "The Hypocrites."  (A review of the play "The Hypocrites," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  April 2, 1921.
Board 15
Photograph of the "John Meehan Players."  New York Dramatic Mirror, May 27, 1916.
"Arte Ed Artisti."  (A review of the play "The House of a Thousand Candles," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.  Article in Italian.)  La Tribuna Canadiana.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy, Frank Camp, Fred Kerby, and Harrison Stedman.  Detroit Times, May 1, 1909.
Board 16
Author Unknown.  "Cathrine Countiss' New Company on the Way to Rehearsal."  (Photograph of and article about the new company which includes Belle D'Arcy.)  Grand Rapids Press, Thursday, April 7, 1910.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  Portland Sunday Telegram, February 12, 1911.
Board 17 Author Unknown.   (Interview, including photograph, written during Belle D'Arcy's performance in "The Naughty Wife.")  Akron [O.] Press, N. D.
Board 18 Author Unknown.  (Biography and interview with Belle D'Arcy when she was in Australia.)  "The Western Mail, August 1.
Board 19 A. C. S.  "The 13th Chair."  (A review of the play "The 13th Chair," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Cincinnati Tribune, November 26, 1917.
Board 20
Author Unknown.  "Holman R. Day, Playwright and Novelist, Accompanied Col. George A. Dodd On Cavalry Ride to Bangor."  (Description of the U. S. Cavalry ride from Portland to Bangor in August 1897.)   Portland Sunday Press and Times, April 16, 1916.
Author Unknown.  "Story by Maine Author is Being Adapted to Screen in Locality Where Story Originated:  'The Rider of the King Log.' by Holman Day, Deals With Life in Maine Woods And Depicts Large Lumber Operations."  (Photograph of group included with article.)  Portland Sunday Telegram, October 17, 1920.
Board 21 Advertisement for "The Marriage of Kitty."  Portland Evening Express and Advertiser, December 4, 1914.
Board 22 Cartoon sketch of Belle D'Arcy, Basil Lovegarane and Tom Wise.  "Sketches from the Play 'Kempy.'"  1926.
Board 23 Supplement to the Social Kodak.  "Miss Belle D'Arcy."  July 30, 1903.
Board 24 Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  "The Castle Square Opera Company"  Chicago Ill.  December 6, 1899.
Board 25 Photograph of The Keith Stock Company.  Portland Sunday Press and Times, August 27, 1911.
Board 26 Photograph of a stock company.  N. D.
Board 27 Advertisement for "So This Is London."  Broadway Theatre Program, Denver, Colorado, N. D. 

Board 28

Advertisement for "Professor Wood's Pictorial Concerts" with Belle D'Arcy.  June 25.
Board 29 Author Unknown.  "The Passing of Daly's."  (Editorial about the demolition of Daly's Playhouse.)  New York Times, N. D.
Board 30 Author Unknown.  "Music and Drama." (A review of the play "Madame Sherry," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Evening Express and Advertiser, September 21, 1910.
Board 31
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy with short passage.  Toronto, October 31, 1926.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy with short passage.  "Recent Visitor Here."  Portland, April 24, 1930.
Author Unknown.  "Henrietta A Big Hit."  (A review of the play "The New Henrietta," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Arcadian Recorder, September 5, 1922.
Author Unknown.  "B. F. Keith's Theater."  (A review of the play "Old Jed Prouty," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Evening Express and Advertiser, September 21, 1920.
Photograph of a scene from "Sherlock Holmes" with Belle D'Arcy.  Rochester Post-Express, October 17, 1908.
Board 32 Author Unknown.  "Grand."  (A review of the play "Turn To The Right," in which Belle D'Arcy performed. Includes all of page 10 of the publication.)  The Independent, N. D.
Board 33
Author Unknown.  "'To Stay Or Not To Stay' The Question In This Case."  (Article about the George Driscoll's stock company with a picture of the company including Belle D'Arcy.)  The Montreal Daily Mail, Saturday, January 22, 1916.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy.  "The Castle Square Opera Company"  Chicago Ill.  December 6, 1899.
Board 34
Author Unknown.  "Cathrine Countiss' New Company On The Way To Rehearsal."  Grand Rapids Press, Thursday, April 7, 1910.
Author Unknown.  "B. F. Keith's Theatre."  (A review of the play "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  Portland Daily Press, November 15, 1910.
Photograph of the Cathrine Countiss company.  N. D.
Board 35
Author Unknown.  B. F. Keith Theatre."  (A review of the play "The Man From Mississippi," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.  Includes a photograph of Belle D'Arcy.)  Portland Sunday Telegram, July 9, 1911.
Photograph of "First Convent in Portland.  Site of Jefferson Theater, Corner of Free and Oak Streets."  N. D.
Author Unknown.  "Ada Rehan, Famous Actress, Is Dead."  (Ada Rehan's obituary.)  Jan 8.
Author Unknown.  The Stage.  Maude Adams in 'Twelfth Night.'"  (A review of the play "Twelfth Night," in which Belle D'Arcy performed. Photograph of Maude Adams  and of Belle D'Arcy included.)  Detroit, 1908.
Board 36
Straw, Palmer.  "A Pair of Leads In Portland."  (Article about Sidney Toler and Adelaide Keim.)  Second article " Summer Stock At Portland."  (A review of the play "Hawthorne of the U. S. A.," in which Belle D'Arcy performed and the play "Rio Grand.")  Dramatic Mirror, July 14, 1917.
Author Unknown.  "Studebaker—'Die Fledermaus.'"  (A review of the opera "Die Fledermaus," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.  Includes a sketch of Belle D'Arcy.)  Chicago Saturday Evening Times.  November 18, 1899.
Author Unknown.  "Lobbying."  (Correction notice and tidbits.)  Kansas City Post, May 17, 1922.
Photograph of Belle D'Arcy with a short passage.  The Courier, April 8, 1923.
Board 37 Photograph of Belle D'Arcy publication cover.  The Independent, March 25, 1922.
Board 38
Advertisement for "Romance."  Portland Evening Express & Advertiser, Friday June 1, 1917. 
Advertisement for "The Ensign."  Portland Sunday Telegram, Feb. 12, 1911. 
Author Unknown.  "The Cape Cottage of Long Ago."  (Short article on the Cape Cottage Casino.)  Portland Sunday Telegram, April 22,1917. 
Author Unknown.  "Belle D'Arcy, Charming Member of the Keith Stock Company."  (A review a play  in which Belle D'Arcy performed.  Photograph of Belle D'Arcy included.)1912.
Author Unknown.  "Amusements.  B. F. Keith's Theatre."  (A review of the play "The White Sister," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D.
Bell, Lisle.  "Where Shall We Go?"  (A review of the play "On Trial," in which Belle D'Arcy performed.)  N. D.
Board 39 Havener, Helen I. G.  "In Kruger Land:  Miss D'Arcy Tells of Travels in South Africa."   (Includes photographs of her travels.)  Portland Sunday Press and Times, March 2, 1913.
Box 95a, f9 Broadside    "Leading Members of Julius Cahn's Jefferson Theatre Stock Company, Empire Theatre, Salem."  (Photographs of the leading members including Belle D'Arcy.)  N. D.
Box 95a, f10  Travel and Tour Souvenirs
CONCERT in Aid of SEAMANs ORPHANS of New York & SOUTHAMPTON.  (Program guide.  Belle D'Arcy performed.)  August 10, 1895.
Post Card.  Mountain House  School, Port Jervis, N. Y.  N. D.
Handbook of Information about the Stone Mountain Confederate memorial.  Atlanta, GA.  1924(?)
"The Little Churches of Forest Lawn."  (A guidebook to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, ©1933)
"Wisteria Festival."  (History and guide to festival at Sierra Madre, California.)  Mid 1930s(?).
"Grove Park Inn:  Finest Resort Hotel in the World."  (Guide to resort with Typical Mean Temperature table for one year and average three summer month temperature for 1914-19 for Asheville, N.C.)  After 1922.
"American Line:  Saloon Passenger List, Southampton to New York."  August 3, 1895.
"Organ Recitals:  In the Tabernacle Salt Lake City, Utah."  (Programs)  Monday, October 1, 1923 and Thursday, October 4, 1923.
"Afrika Hotel, Main Street, Zanzibar."  (Name Card.)  N. D.
"Special Pass - Liberty Theatre."  (Theatre pass issued for Belle D'Arcy at Camp Merritt, New Jersey)  September 22, 1918.
"Opera House, Cape Town."  (Ticket for admission to the Opera House.  Row 6, No. 4.)  5 - 19.
Post Card.  Der Heidelberger Schlosshof. [The Heidelberg Castle.]  N. D.
Post Card.  Picture of children:  T. R. H.  Price Edward, Price Albert Price Henry & Princess Mary of Wales.  1904.
Photograph of the "Post Office Capetown."  (Passenger Fares for Main Line Steamers on reverse side.)  N. D.
Photograph of "Aden, Watertanks."  (Information about the ships and services of Maine Line Steamers on reverse.)  1904.
Post Card.  Heidelberg von der Zeigelhäuser Landstrasse gesehen.  [Heidelberg as seen from Zeigelhäuser dirt road.]  N. D.
Post Card.  Der Heidelberger Schlosshof. [Heidelberg Castle.]  N. D.
"Travelers Hotel Guide."  (Guide to hotels and room rates.)  January 1924.
"The Old Maltese Bazaar."  Name card advertising the Shop in Port Said.)  N. D.
"International Navigation Company:  American Line, Red Star Line, Saloon Passenger List."  (New York to Southampton.)  June 12, 1895.
"Souvenir Passenger List:  Panama Mail.  New York - California Service."  (Mailing Card)  February 2, 1933.
"The Story of the Cross."  (Good Friday Mass at St. Mary's Church, Johannesburg, South Africa.)  April 1, 1904.
Ships' itinerary for Deutsche Ost-Afrika-Linie.  N. D.
Map of "Deutsche Ost-Afrika-Linie, Hamburg"  (Map of Europe, Africa and Middle East showing shipping routes.)  N. D.
"Scenes in the Isle of Man."  (Train and boat schedules on reverse side.)  1905.
Claim ticket.  Central South African Railways, Passenger Luggage, Pretoria.  N. D.
"Lalchund Moolchund Brothers"  Name card advertising a shop in Zanzibar.  N. D.
"Alimahomed Kasam & Co."  Name card advertising shop in Zanzibar.  N. D.

Menu from the Panama Mail Steamship Company.  Sunday, January 22, 1933.

Map  and guide to the City of Honolulu.  N. D.
"The Spanish American:  Daily Radio News."  January 21, 1933.
Box 95a, f11 Souvenir Book      B. F. Keith's New Theatre, Portland, ME.  Souvenir of the one hundredth week of standard dramatic productions.  (Portraits in book autograph by players.)  March 13, 1911.
Box 95a, f12 Trunk Stickers
Transvall Hotel, Pretoria  (2 stickers)

G. R. W.  Manchester Central, Via Mid. Rly.  (3 stickers)

Union Line.  Dunedin
South Australian...., Adelaide
Gd. Hôtel de Bordeaux & D'Orient, Bd. du Nord 11-13, Marseille
Royal Hotel, Cape Town.
Tattersall's Hotel, Christchurch, N. Z.  November 30, 1903.

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

Return to top level page


Special Collections Staff: spc@umit.maine.edu | Revised: 01/10/2014
5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Phone: 207-581-1661 | Fax: 207-581-1653
© Copyright 2000-2014
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207-581-1865