Listed here are symbols used in Vaudeville Wars for Manuscript Collections and Repository Symbols and Abbreviated Citations for Published Sources including Newspapers and Frequently Cited Sources.
Manuscript Collections and Repository Symbols
AAAA-NA Associated Actors and Artistes of America (Four A's) Record, Tamiment Library, Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University, NY.
CBevA American Film Institute, Louis B. Mayer Library, Los Angeles, CA.
CL Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.
CLAC Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Beverly Hills, CA.
CSf--PALM San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, San Francisco, CA.
HC-LC Harry Houdini Collection, Rare Books and Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
HRHRC-TxU Theater Arts Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
HTC-MH Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
JPK-KL Joseph P. Kennedy Papers Collection , John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA.
KAC-IaU Keith/Albee Collection, University of Iowa, University Libraries, Special Collections, Iowa City, IA.
MSTC Michael Shea Theater Collection, E. H. Butler Library Archives, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.
NARA-CP National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.
NN-L-BRTC New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
NN-L-RLC New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Robinson-Locke Collection, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
NNMuS Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection, New York, NY.
NNSA Shubert Archive, New York City, NY.
OkClaW Will Rogers Papers, Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, OK.
OPNR-Cu-B Orpheum Theatre Press Notice Record (Scrapbooks), Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
PP Free Library of Philadelphia, Theatre Collection, Philadelphia, PA.
RBC-BPL Rare Book Collection, Boston Public Library.
THS Theatre Historical Society of America, Elmurst, IL.
TPC-HRHRC-TxU Tony Pastor Collection, Theater Arts Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
VATM Victoria and Albert Theatre Museum, National Museum of the Performing Arts, Theatre Collection (Study Room), Covent Garden, London, England.
WC-NMAH Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
YRL-CLU Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Guide To Abbreviated Citations for Published Sources
BET Boston Evening Transcript
BH Boston Herald
BSH Boston Sunday Herald
CT Chicago Tribune
EH Exhibitor's Herald
EHMPW Exhibitor's Herald and Motion Picture World
FD Film Daily
LAT Los Angeles Times
MPN Motion Picture News
MPW Motion Picture World
NYC New York Clipper
NYDM New York Dramatic Mirror
NYDN New York Dramatic News
NYH New York Herald
NYHT New York Herald Tribune
NYM New York Mirror
NYMT New York Morning Telegraph
NYS New York Star
NYT New York Times
SFC San Francisco Chronicle
SFE San Francisco Examiner
VN Vaudeville News
WRB White Rats Bulletin
WST Wilkes' Spirit of the Times
Frequently Cited Sources
AmSCAP The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Compiled and Edited by the Lynn Farnol Group. New York: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1966.
CGAT Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. Edited by Don B. Wilmeth and Tice L. Miller. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
DAB Dictionary of American Biography. Edited by Allen Johnson, Dumas Malone, et al. 22 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-80.
ENYC The Encyclopedia of New York City. Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
EV The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. Edited by Anthony Slide. Westport, CT, and London: Greenwood Press, 1994.
FILM Filmarama. Vol. 1, The Formidable Years, 1893--1919; Vol. 2, The Flaming Years, 1920--1929. Compiled by John Stewart. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975, 1977.
FilmEnc The Film Encyclopedia. By Ephraim Katz. 2nd ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994.
GHNTD Gus Hill's National Theatrical Directory. New York: Hill's National Theatrical Directory, 1914-15.
JCGHTG The Julius Cahn-Gus Hill Theatrical Guide and Moving Picture Directory, Containing Authentic Information of Theatres in Cities, Towns, and Villages of the United States and Canada, also Details of All Moving Picture Theatres Giving the Name of the City, Population, Manager and Seating Capacity. Vol XX. New York: Longacre Building, 1921.
JCOTG Julius Cahn's Official Theatrical Guide, 1906--1907, Containing Authentic Information of the Theatres and Attractions in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba. New York: Empire Theatre Building, 1906.
OCAT The Oxford Companion to the American Theatre. Edited by Gerald Bordman. 2nd ed. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
PWR The Papers of Will Rogers. Vol. 2, Wild West and Vaudeville, April 1904--September 1908. Vol. 3, From Vaudeville to Broadway. September 1908--August 1915. Edited by Arthur Frank Wertheim and Barbara Bair. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000, 2001.
VO Variety Obituaries. 15 vols. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.