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MS Thr 954

McGoun, Ralph, collector. Ralph McGoun toy theater collection, 1946-1949: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Thr 954
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: McGoun, Ralph, collector.
Title: Ralph McGoun toy theater collection,
Date(s): 1946-1949 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Danish.
Abstract: Scripts, characters and scenery for toy theaters. Also includes some props, sets, and assembled Danish toy theaters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; Gift of Ralph McGoun; received: 1986.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ralph McGoun Toy Theater Collection, 1946-1949 (MS Thr 954). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph McGoun (1905-1988) received an AB with the Class of 1927 Amherst College.


Arranged alphabetically by title. Some larger items boxed at end of finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes printed colored toy theater scenery, characters, top borders, and play scripts. Companies are Pollock's Toy Theater and Green's.
Also includes miscellaneous props, brackets, sets, a photograph, 2 scripts, and 2 assembled Danish toy theaters for: open air Chinese Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli Amusement Park in Copenhagen, and Alfred Jacobsen's reproduction of the Theatre Royal in Copenhagen, with motto: Ei Blot Til Lyst.

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