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MS Thr 545

Theatre Arts Monthly collection of photographs of set designs, circa 1924-1949: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository [boxes 1, 2], b [box 3]
Call No.: MS Thr 545
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Theatre Arts Monthly collection of photographs of set designs,
Date(s): 1924-1949.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs and and other images of set designs for theatrical productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Theatre Arts Books, 1985 November 27.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Amy Lang with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt and Melanie Wisner
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
The majority of 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:

Theatre Arts Monthly Collection of Photographs of Set Designs, circa 1924-1949 (MS Thr 545). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Other portions of the Theatre Arts Monthly Collection have been cataloged into these additional finding aids:

Biographical / Historical

Theatre Arts Magazine (1916-1923), Theatre Arts Monthly (1924- October 1939), and Theatre Arts (November 1939-1964) were classic serial publications containing in-depth coverage of every aspect of the theatre world.


Arranged alphabetically by title of production. Unidentified titles are at end.

Scope and Contents

Photographs of real sets and of set design drawings and other depictions. The majority are for dramatic or musical theatrical productions, but also include ballet, opera, and film. A few photographs also depict costume designs and members of the cast.


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

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