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Mikolaycak Collection

Mikolaycak, Charles, collector. Charles Mikolaycak collection of theatrical sound recordings and other material, circa 1925-1994: Guide.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

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).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Carole Kismaric Mikolaycak; received: 1993-1994.

Processing Information:

Finding aid created by Bonnie B. Salt, from previously created printed copy.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Most of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved off-site at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is off-site and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Mikolaycak Collection of Theatrical Sound Recordings and Other Material, circa 1925-1994 (Mikolaycak Collection). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Charles Mikolaycak papers are also held by the Children's Literature Research Collection (the Kerlan Collection) at the University of Minnesota.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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