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    Kathryn Johns Halbower Collection, 1886-1969


    Della Fox, 1896

    Pictured: Della Fox Poster, circa 1896

    Kathryn Johns Halbower Collection

    The Halbower Collection consists of programs, advertisements, clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, magazines and maps thought to have been compiled by Julian Umbenhour, former stage manager at the Majestic Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.  The materials have been divided into seven series: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Travel, Assorted Materials, Photographs, Scrapbooks and Oversized Materials. Kathryn Johns Halbower (1923-2012) served the Fort Worth community as a stewardess for American Airlines, as a member of the Kiwi Club and as a docent for the Amon Carter Museum. The materials in this collection are believed to have been compiled by Julian Umbenhour (1874-1970), stage manager at the Majestic Theatre in Fort Worth, and then, donated by Kathryn Johns Halbower in 1986.

    The Kathryn Johns Halbower Collection, 1886-1969, spans 20 boxes and 13 linear feet.

    Preferred Citation:

    Halbower Collection, Box Number, Folder Number, Tarrant County Archives