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Location: Harvard Depository, pf [shelved at P1.C4.05.10]
Call No.: Mikolaycak Collection
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mikolaycak, Charles, collector.
Title: Charles Mikolaycak collection of theatrical sound recordings and other material
Date(s): 1925-1994 and undated
Quantity: 26 linear feet (23 boxes and portfolio folders)
Language of materials: Materials are in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Polish, and others.
Abstract: Collection of sound recordings and other theatrical material by American author and book illustrator, Charles Mikolaycak (1937-1993).
Charles Mikolaycak papers are also held by the Children's Literature Research Collection (the Kerlan Collection) at the University of Minnesota.
Charles Mikolaycak (1937-1993) was an author, and a book illustrator and designer.
Organized into the following series:
Arrangement of items within each series appears to be random.
- I. Long-playing records [boxes 1-13 and 22-23]
- II. Audiocassettes [boxes 14-15]
- III. Compact discs [box 16]
- IV. Books [boxes 17-19]
- V. Programs, clippings, photographs [boxes 20-21]
- VI. Posters [PF material shelved at P1.C4.05.10]
The collection contains over 900 long-playing records, audiocassette and compact disc recordings of musical theater, vocal, and orchestral music from throughout the world, collected by Charles Mikolaycak. The collection also contains a group of printed books, film stills from American and Hungarian films, performance programs, photographs, posters and clippings relating to music, theater and film. There is an exceptionally large set of recordings of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and a handlist of recordings of the same.