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MS Thr 625

Emery family. Emery family vaudeville collection, 1891-1922: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 625
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Emery family.
Title: Emery family vaudeville collection,
Date(s): 1891-1922.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers concerning vaudeville performers, especially those of the Emery family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased with the Billy Rose fund, 1984 May.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Emery Family Vaudeville Collection, 1891-1922 (MS Thr 625). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Emerys were a family of entertainers who performed in vaudeville shows in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: business cards, clippings, photographs, letterhead samples and ticket stubs, letters and documents, and playbills and programs. Includes materials on performers Emery Coulter, Harry Emery, Jay Emery, Mae Emery, Ray Emery, the Emery Brothers, the Emerys, Jay Emery and Harry Patzig, and many others. Also includes items about vaudeville that are not related to the Emery family.


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

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