A 1903 academic catalog gives the main topics a props person should know at the time.
A 1905 list of the people listed in a theatrical programme, which seldom includes the person responsible for props.
A 1905 article extolling the essentialness of the theatrical property man or woman.
A 1913 article about the props department at the Manhattan Opera House.
A 1949 news article that outlines the challenges of doing props for a television studio.