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MS Thr 949

Winter, Marian Hannah, collector. Marian Hannah Winter and Rose Winter memorial collection of prints, 1637-1975: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 949
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Winter, Marian Hannah, collector.
Title: Marian Hannah Winter and Rose Winter memorial collection of prints,
Date(s): 1637-1975.
Quantity: 1 collection (21 drawers (3.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are primarily in English, but a few are also in French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Danish, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages.
Abstract: Prints of portraits, views and scenes of theatrical images.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Bequest of Marian Hannah Winter; received: 1982 October. Some earlier deposited items were gifted with this bequest and incorporated into this finding aid.
There is a card file index that includes additional information organized by subject, that is available in the Theatre Collection.

Processing Information:

The data in this finding aid was cataloged into an "AskSam" database in the 1990s. In April of 2013, the data was converted into this finding aid by Susan Pyzynski and Bonnie B. Salt. Text editing and updating was done by Annette Fern.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Marian Hannah Winter and Rose Winter Memorial Collection of Prints, 1637-1975 (MS Thr 949). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also unprocessed collection in the Harvard Theatre Collection: Marian Hannah Winter Papers, ca. 1922-1983 (2006MT-246r).

Biographical / Historical

Marian Hannah Winter (1910-1981) was an American dance historian and a collector of dance materials. She resided in Paris during her later years.


There are many references to books throughout this finding aid; some are: Wild = Le Cirque, iconographie. [Catalogue par Nicole Wild et Tristan Rémy.] HTC-LC N8217.C3 P3. Hall = Catalogue of dramatic portraits in the Theatre collection of the Harvard College Library by Lillian Arvilla Hall. PN2205.H35 and TS 10.34. Spettacolo = Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. Roma, Casa editrice Le Maschere, 1954-1962. PN1625.E7 1954F. Theatre of Marvels by Marian Hannah Winter, 1964. HTC-LC PN2634 .W513 and TS 560.24.5 Theatre of Marvels : popular entertainments on boulevard and fairground: checklist of the exhibition. by Harvard Theatre Collection, 1985. TS555.7 and Houghton Reading Room


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection includes ca. 900 images depicting portraits, views, and scenes of entertainers, dance, ballet, acrobats, rope dancers, equestrians, animal acts, circus acts, fairgrounds, contortionists, and other general popular entertainments. Includes: broadsides, calendars, clippings, diplomas, engravings, Epinal prints, lithographs, menus, optical toys, photomechanical prints, photographs, playbills, posters, programs, sheet music, toy theater prints, watercolors, clippings, drawings, and other materials.

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