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MS Thr 1153

Minstrel show collection, 1868-1938: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 1153
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Minstrel show collection,
Date(s): 1868-1938 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of materials related to American minstrel shows.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010. Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

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:

Minstrel Show Collection, 1868-1938 (MS Thr 1153). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains a miscellaneous group of primarily printed material related to the world of minstrel shows, including: play scripts; songbooks; books of minstrel sketches, jokes, gags, stories, dialogues, dialect recitations; and other material. Also with cabinet photographs of actors in costume and blackface.

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