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This Booth Library digitization project provides online access to valuable information about the history of theatrical performance in downstate Illinois. Through an arrangement with Sullivan, Illinois's Little Theatre on the Square, 50-plus years of theater programs and some additional ephemera have been digitized. Opened by Guy S. Little Jr. in 1957, The Little Theatre remains the only Actors' Equity theater between Chicago and St. Louis. Over the years, hundreds of shows have been produced and the Little Theatre has become an integral part of central Illinois's cultural heritage. Well-known actors including Mickey Rooney, Alan Alda, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Reed, Vivian Vance, Imogene Coca, Bill Bixby, Bob Crane and many others starred in Sullivan over the years. This collaboration reflects Booth Library's commitment to preserving and providing access to unique materials that provide insight into the history of the surrounding area. The original programs are the property of the Little Theatre on the Square; they are currently on loan to Booth Library.

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