Collection inventory

Finding Aids

The Oolah Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 21 Nov 2011

Revision history:

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Harrington, Frances Ward -- collector.
Title: The Oolah Collection
Dates: 1889
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Advertisement and souvenir card from 50th performance of The Oolah comic opera in New York City's Broadway Theatre, collected by Francis Ward Harrington.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

The Oolah was a comic opera which debuted in New York City on May 13, 1889, an English adaptation of the French La Jolie Persane. The music was composed by Charles LeCocq and the original French libretto was adapted by Sydney Rosenfeld. Francis Wilson directed and starred in it.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Oolah Collection consists of a souvenir card and an advertisement from the 50th performance of the production, on July 1, 1889.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


Harrington, Frances Ward -- collector.

Corporate Bodies

Broadway Theatre (New York, N.Y. : 1864)

Associated Titles

The oolah.




New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Souvenir programs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

The Oolah Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Francis Ward Harrington.

Table of Contents



SC 680 Souvenir and advertisement 1889