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MS Thr 692

Pantomime and mime collection, 1818-1960: 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 692
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Pantomime and mime collection,
Date(s): 1818-1960.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Images and clippings concerning performers and performances of pantomime and mime.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source unknown, date unknown.

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:

Pantomime and Mime Collection, 1818-1960 (MS Thr 692). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Pantomime is a type of musical-comedy theatrical production traditionally found in the United Kingdom. Mime artists are performers who use "miming," which is the acting out of a story through body motions, without use of speech.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection includes lithographs, engravings, photographs, photomechanical prints, and clippings. Performers depicted include Jean Gaspard Deburau, Marcel Marceau, Joseph and Mathilda (Lehman) Marzetti, Harry Payne, Ravel family, and many others.


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

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