Guide to the "A Woman's Honor" Playbill, January 13, 1906

Summary Information

Title: "A Woman's Honor" Playbill, January 13, 1906
Collection: AC.550
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a photostatic copy of a playbill for "A Woman's Honor", a four-act drama played in Buffalo, West Virginia January 13, 1906. Included is a cast of characters and songs, "the latest and best songs that New York has ever produced." It is white print on dark paper.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Buffalo, West Virginia is located in Putnam County.

K.of P. Hall was the Knights of Pythias-a fraternal organization and secret society founded at Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864.

The Drama "A Woman's Honor" was a drama in four acts advertised as "the most up-to-date show ever given in our town." Dated Janaury 13, 1906

The bottom of the playbill says "this is probably the strongest DRAMA written of the modern romantic style. It is a Pure Love Story and its sentiment and pathos are of the sterling, Honest Kind, which appeals to every man and woman with a heart not of adamant."  Time of play-3 hours. Admission was 25 cents for adults, fifteen for children.

Proceeds were to benefit the Buffalo Brass Band. Marvin M. Wears, Manager.

Scope and Contents

The playbill is advertising a four-act drama "A Woman's Honor" as "the most up-to-date show ever given in our town." The town is Buffalo, West Virginia, the date is January 13, 1906. The cast of characters promises "intense dramatic action, thrilling climaxes, uproarious comedy, and a story of absorbing romantic interest....second to none." It was interspersed with the "best songs that New York has ever produced." Marvin M. Wears was the manager of the group and also sang in one of the songs. The proceeds went to the Buffalo Brass Band, with admission 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children.


It is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

It was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in July 2001. Accession number is AC.2001.072.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.550: "A Woman's Honor" Playbill, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Playbill, 1906 ACSC_Box 16.15