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MS Thr 841

Sir Arthur Sullivan Society. Sir Arthur Sullivan Society publications, 1977-2004: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 841
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sir Arthur Sullivan Society.
Title: Sir Arthur Sullivan Society publications,
Date(s): 1977-2004 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Publications issued by the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, including libretti, discographies, and opera histories.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan..

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ryan Wheeler

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:

Sir Arthur Sullivan Society Publications, 1977-2004 (MS Thr 841). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, founded in England in 1977, is a charity that works to promote knowledge and performance of the music of Arthur Sullivan. Toward this end, it issues newsletters, libretti, and other publications, and organizes festivals, lectures, and concert events.
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer and conductor, best known for his collaborations with librettist W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911). He also composed operas with a number of other librettists, as well as concertos, oratorios, incidental music, and music in other genres.


Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of published material issued by the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society. Each of the booklets focuses on a single Sullivan opera; they were typically issued during the centenary anniversary of that opera. The booklets contain history, criticism, reprints of contemporary articles, imagery related to the opera, and music. Libretti for Sullivan operas are also included. The newsletters describe events sponsored by the society and its routine business, and the yearbooks consist primarily of annual reports and membership lists. The festivals folder contains advertisements, programs, and booking forms from the society's annual Sullivan Festival.


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

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