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MS Thr 822

Photographs of Maude Adams, 1900-1905: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 822
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Maude Adams,
Date(s): 1900-1905.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of American actress Maude Adams.

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:

Photographs of Maude Adams, 1900-1905 (MS Thr 822). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Maude Adams (1872-1953) was an American stage actress well known for her roles in Peter Pan, The little minister, Quality street, and L'aiglon. Considered by many to be recuslive, Adams retired from acting in 1918 and founded the drama department at Stephens College in 1937.


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Scope and Contents

This collection contains portraits and theatrical photographs of 19th and 20th century American actress Maude Adams. Notable productions include L'aiglon, Christoperh, Jr., The lost paradise, The little minister, The masked ball, A midnight bell, Peter Pan, and Quality street. Includes cabinet photographs, portraits, photomontages, photographic postcards, and other photographs.


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

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