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MS Thr 486

Ward, John M. (John Milton), 1917-2011. John M. Ward research materials concerning the theater, 1985: Guide.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 486
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ward, John M. (John Milton), 1917-2011.
Title: John M. Ward research materials concerning the theater,
Date(s): 1985.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Research materials compiled for Harvard music professor John Milton Ward.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2005MT-16. Gift of John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward; received by Dept. of Printed Books : 2003. Transferred to Manuscripts, 2005 Aug. 31.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt with the assistance of Morris Levy.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John M. Ward Research Materials Concerning the Theater, 1985 (MS Thr 486). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also the John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection of the Harvard Theatre Collection itemized in the HOLLIS database. The collection is comprised of thousands of books, scores, librettos, playbills, illustrations, and ephemera relating to public performances that incorporate music in an essential way, such as ballet, opera, social dance, pantomime, operetta, and burlesque.

Biographical / Historical

John Milton Ward was the Harvard University William Powell Professor of Music, Emeritus, and Honorary Curator of Dance and Music for the Theatre in the Harvard College Library.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Memorandums and autograph notes by research assistant Mark Evan Bonds, produced for Harvard University professor John Milton Ward. Research materials include photocopies of pages from British and Russian periodicals concerning Russian ballet, British pantomine, and other theatrical topics. Also includes typescript composition by Bonds and one by Roland John Wiley. Some materials include autograph annotations by John M. Ward.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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