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MS Thr 889

Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company. Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company theatrical posters, 1905-1970: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 889
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company.
Title: Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company theatrical posters,
Date(s): 1905-1970 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 linear feet (1387 posters)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Three-sheet posters printed by the Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Irene Dash; received: 1984 August 1 and 1988 January 4.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company Theatrical Posters, 1905-1970 (MS Thr 889). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division also holds a large collection of Artcraft posters, as does the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

Artcraft was a New York printing firm, owned by Samuel Golden, that specialized in theatrical materials. A three sheet (3-sheet) poster is a common term for a larger poster that is normally approximately 3-times the size of the most common poster, called a one sheet (1-sheet) poster.


Arranged alphabetically by title of production. Unidentified posters are at the end of the finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 3-sheet posters advertising a variety of types of theatrical productions in the United States, especially including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and many other cities.

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