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MS Thr 939

Printed ephemera relating to theater, 1710-2008: 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, pf
Call No.: MS Thr 939
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Printed ephemera relating to theater,
Date(s): 1710-2008.
Quantity: 1 collection (37.25 linear feet (75 boxes, 1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are primarily in English.
Abstract: Subject files of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century printed materials relating to theater.

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.

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:

Printed Ephemera Relating to Theater, 1710-2008 (MS Thr 939). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by subject, person, place, or title. Unless noted, original arrangement and titles from collector have been retained. Oversize materials are listed alphabetically but housed separately.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes ephemera and printed materials on topics related to the theater. Material types include, but are not limited to, admission tickets, advertisements, bookplates, broadsides (notices), clippings, correspondence, dance cards, essays, envelopes, exhibition catalogs, fliers (printed matter), greeting cards, guidebooks, invitations, long-playing records, maps, menus, obituaries, order forms, pamphlets, photographs, playbills, portraits, postage stamps, postcards, programs (documents), promotional materials, scripts (documents),sheet music, signatures (names), souvenir programs, stickers, and travel guidebooks. Manuscript materials, when present, have been noted.


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

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