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MS Thr 448

Porter, Linda Lee Thomas, compiler. Linda Lee Thomas Porter scrapbooks, 1913-1939: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 448
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Porter, Linda Lee Thomas, compiler.
Title: Linda Lee Thomas Porter scrapbooks,
Date(s): 1913-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (86 volumes (12 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks compiled by Linda Lee Thomas Porter, wife of the American songwriter Cole Porter, concerning notables in the arts and members of the aristocracy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-149. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10021; received: 1981 December 31. Purchased through John Fleming at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1981 November 21.
The 86 volumes in this collection were deaccessioned from New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Performing Arts Research Center. Collection given to NYPL by the estate of Cole Porter.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Linda Lee Thomas Porter Scrapbooks, 1913-1939 (MS Thr 448). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Linda Lee Thomas Porter was the wife of the American composer and songwirter Cole Porter (1891-1964).


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Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing photographic clippings from various photogravures and periodicals, including Vanity Fair, concerning social events of notables in the arts, English aristocracy, American millionaires, European royalty, political figures and other significant individuals in society and news of the day.

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