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MS Thr 1145

Howlett, Marion Angeline. Marion Angeline Howlett papers, 1900-1972: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, b
Call No.: MS Thr 1145
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howlett, Marion Angeline.
Title: Marion Angeline Howlett papers
Date(s): 1900-1972
Quantity: 3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Russian, and Polish.
Abstract: Theater-related papers of and collected by American traveler, lecturer, director, and public relations manager, Marion Angeline Howlett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-163r. Gift of Marion Angeline Howlett; received: 1963 November; 1972-1973.

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.
The majority of 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:

Marion Angeline Howlett Papers, 1900-1972 (MS Thr 1145). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

For related materials see: Marion Angeline Howlett Papers (MC 789) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

Biographical / Historical

Marion Angeline Howlett (1889-1983) (often known as Angela Howlett) worked as: director of touring productions of "The Circus" and "Movie Queen" with the Amateur Theatre Guild of Boston, 1937-1938; advertising manager of the Nell Gwyn Theatre in Malden Bridge, New York, 1938-1939; and publicity director of the Boothbay Playhouse in Boothbay, Maine, 1940-1941. She maintained a life-long interest in the theater and was an avid collector of theater materials.


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Scope and Contents

Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, theater production materials, and photographs from Howlett's theatrical career; a small collection of minstrel show props and costumes; and miscellaneous theater programs, magazines, clippings, and other printed material.


The majority of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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