Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Frederick Adrian


The cultural development of any community is an important part of a larger social history which has been predetermined by the political and economic progree of that community. One phase of cultural development in Omaha was recorded in the theatrical history of the city. Omaha, a frontier city of the period which followed the Civil War, had a strong interest in the drama as well as the music of the theater arts. By 1880 Omaha inhabitants had the entertainment dollars to spend freely in the pursuit of some of the refinements of a growing Western culture.


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of History University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1963, Lucille Barbe

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