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MS Thr 676

Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900-. Henry Edwards Scott papers relating to theater at Harvard University, circa 1878-1925: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Thr 676
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900-.
Title: Henry Edwards Scott papers relating to theater at Harvard University
Date(s): 1878-1925
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Material primarily relating to theater and music during Henry Edwards Scott, Jr.'s undergraduate years at Harvard University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-19. Gift of Sarah Scott Cook, received: 2011 April 7.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melanie Wisner.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Edwards Scott Papers Relating to Theater at Harvard University circa 1878-1925 (MS Thr 676). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Related personal and professional material is held by the Harvard University Archives and by the Harvard Art Museums Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Edwards Scott (known as Henry Edwards Scott, Jr., distinguished from his father of the same name) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 22, 1900 and died October 24, 1990 in Chilmark, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1922 with a degree in Engineering, and did graduate work in fine arts at Harvard from 1922-1924. From 1924-1926, Scott worked as a tutor for the Fine Arts Department, later becoming head tutor in Venetian Painting at Harvard. He eloped with Margaret (Peggy) Gustin in 1926. Scott wrote and painted independently (1934-1935) and went on to teach at many institutions, including Rochester University (1927-1928), the University of Pittsburgh (1929-1934), and Amherst College (1935-1943). He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.


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Scope and Contents

Includes material relating to Scott's undergraduate years at Harvard University including scrapbooks, primarily of theater and musical events, many of the Harvard University Pi Eta Society and Harvard University Pierian Sodality; correspondence; printed material; and photographs.

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