Skip to main content
Use the right side menu to identify relevant boxes and place requests.

The Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr. papers

 Collection 0014-SCPA
The Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr. (1902-1917), a Baltimore native and avid patron of the arts, attended numerous concerts and theater productions in Baltimore and was particularly interested in musical theater. An employee of American Steel and Wire Company, in 1942 he moved with his wife Ethel and daughter Jane to Cleveland, Ohio, were they where frequent attendees at the Hanna Theater and The Cleveland Playhouse. Eisenhardt transferred to New York City in 1956 to work for US Steel Corporation and remained in the New York City metro area until his death. The collection covers the period from 1865 to 1964 with the bulk of the material from 1910 to 1945. The collection consists of programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, books, scores, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Eisenhardt. Theater programs have been integrated into the SCPA Theater Program Collection.

Dates

  • 1865-1964
  • Majority of material found within 1910-1945

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr. Collection covers the period from 1865 to 1964; the bulk of the materials date from 1910 to 1945. The collection consists of programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, books, scores, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Eisenhardt. Theater programs have been integrated into the SCPA Theater Program Collection.

Biography

Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr. (born February 4, 1902, Baltimore, Maryland; died January 4, 1970, Summit, NJ) studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory in the Preparatory Department during his youth. After graduating from Baltimore City College in 1920, he began working for American Steel and Wire Company. An avid patron of the arts, Eisenhardt attended numerous concerts and theater productions in Baltimore and was particularly interested in musical theater. He married Ethel Whitney in 1927 and had one daughter, Jane. In 1942 he and his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and were frequent attendees at the Hanna Theater and The Cleveland Playhouse. Eisenhardt transferred to New York City in 1956 to work for US Steel Corporation and remained in the New York City metro area until his death.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into five series.
  1. Series 1: Programs
  2. Series 2: Clippings
  3. Series 3: Books
  4. Series 4: Scores
  5. Series 5: Miscellaneous

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The collection was given to SCPA in September 2000 by Richard and Jane Minesinger in memory of her father, Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr

Related Material

Additional programs from various New York productions reside at the University of New Hampshire's Department of Theater and Dance

Theater programs have been integrated into the SCPA Theater Program Collection

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
The Charles H. Eisenhardt Jr. Collection: A Finding Aid
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
Processed by Sally Roberts, Lori Fowser, and Benjamin Levy, January 2007
Date
2007-01-01
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2007-04-15: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Jennie A. Levine, April 2007.
  • 2010-04-27: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Jennie Levine Knies, April 2010.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States