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MS Thr 711

Sheet music featuring contemporary personalities, 1852-1956: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 711
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Sheet music featuring contemporary personalities,
Date(s): 1852-1956.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (2 portfolio boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English. Some material in French.
Abstract: Collection of sheet music featuring 19th and 20th century personalities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

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:

Sheet Music Featuring Contemporary Personalities, 1852-1956 (MS Thr 711). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by associated personality last name.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed sheet music featuring 19th and 20th century personalities who were associated with the pieces. Associated persons include singers, dancers, and actors, among others.
Notable persons associated with this collection are: Mary Anderson, Lucienne Boyer, Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Annie Clarke, Jimmy Durante, Deanna Durbin, Rosy Dolly, Jenny Dolly, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi, Rita Hayworth, Ellaline Hicks, Hildegarde, Henry Brodribb Irving, Lillie Langtry, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Antoinette Sterling MacKinlay, Ilma de Murska, Christine Nilsson, Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa, Mary Pickford, the Rousset family, Lillian Russell, William Shakespeare, Henriette Sontag, the Vokes family, among many others.


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

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