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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 835
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan printed ephemera,
Quantity: 1 collection (5.7 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Subject files of printed ephemera related to W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer and conductor. W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911) was a English dramatist and librettist. They formed a Victorian-era theatrical partnership, collaborating on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H. M. S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu are among the best known.
Arranged into the following series:
Original arrangement by collector Fredric Woodbridge Wilson has been retained.
- I. Oversize (16 x 20) printed ephemera
- II. Oversize (14 x 18) printed ephemera
This collection includes subject files of printed materials related to the lives, professions, and legacies of W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Items are arranged alphabetically by topic, title, or name. Materials include, but are not limited to, book jackets, booklets, catalogs, cigarette cards, clippings, librettos, maps, newsletters, order forms, pamphlets, photographs, posters, press kits, programs, sheet music, toy theaters, and trade cards.
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