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MS Thr 479

Early American playbills, 1750-1812: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 479
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Early American playbills,
Date(s): 1750-1812.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.25 linear feet (5 drawers)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Eighteenth and nineteenth-century printed playbills from American theaters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:


Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Early American Playbills, 1750-1812 (MS Thr 479). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

Printed playbills from American theaters, including Boston Theatre and Federal Street Theatre in Boston, Mass., Front Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.), Annapolis Theatre (Annapolis, Md.), Portland Theatre (Portland, Me.), Portsmouth Theatre (Portsmouth, N.H.), Providence Theatre (Providence, R.I.), American Circus (Philadelphia) Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia), Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Water Street Theatre, City Theatre, Church Street (Charleston, S.C.). Also includes playbills for local circuses.

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