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MS Thr 486

Ward, John M. (John Milton), 1917-2011. John M. Ward papers, circa 1980-2011: Guide

Houghton Library


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 486
Repository: Houghton Library
Title: John M. Ward papers
Date(s): circa 1980-2011
Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Quantity: 0.33408 Gigabytes
Language of materials: In English.
Abstract: The research materials of 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.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John M. Ward Papers, circa 1980-2011 (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.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are arranged by accessions.

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Ballet -- Russia
Harvard University -- Faculty
Manuscripts for publication.
Notes (documents)
Pantomime -- History and Criticism
Research (document genres)
Theater -- Research