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TCS 71

Harvard Theatre Collection of playbills and programs concerning male "stars", circa 1700-1930 (TCS 71): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: bpf
Call No.: TCS 71
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Harvard Theatre Collection, collector.
Title: Harvard Theatre Collection of playbills and programs concerning male "stars"
Date(s): circa 1700-1930
Quantity: 25 linear feet (46 boxes)
Language of materials: Materials are primarily in English.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Various sources, various dates.

Processing Information:

Processed by Elizabeth Amos, 2017.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation:

Harvard Theatre Collection of Playbills and Programs Concerning Male "Stars", circa 1700-1930 (TCS 71). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Theater programs and playbills are printed lists of the acts, scenes, selections, or other features composing a play or theatrical entertainment, including the names of the performers. Typically a playbill is a single-sheet listing of acts with a short description, printed on one side of paper and a program is a folded piece printed on both sides, in leaflet, pamphlet, or booklet size.


Arranged alphabetically by last name of performer.

Scope and Contents

Printed playbills and programs with prominent male stars.

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