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MS Thr 779

Magic and joke additional realia, 1957-1997: 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 779
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Magic and joke additional realia,
Date(s): 1957-1997 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of magic and joke tricks.

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: 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:

Magic and Joke Additional Realia, 1957-1997 (MS Thr 779). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also bMS Thr 772, Magic and Joke Realia.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes magic tricks, joke tricks, and related ephemera. Includes belch powder, card games, dribble glass, invisible ink, sneezing powder, whoopee cushion, and many other items. Many of these joke materials were made by the S. S. Adams Company of Neptune, New Jersey.


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

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