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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-186

Henry A. McGlenen papers

Summary

Consists of programs, playbills, tickets, scrapbooks, prompt books, and clippings, mostly relating to the Boston Theatre and other Boston-area theaters. Includes the McGlenen family bible with data from 1826 to 1915; promotional materials for lecturer Henry W. French, 1885-1892; and photographs.

Dates

  • circa 1826-1923

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Henry A. "Harry" McGlenen served as treasurer of the Boston Theatre from at least 1876 to 1892.

Arrangement

Unprocessed.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Title
McGlenen, Henry A., 1826-1894. Henry A. McGlenen papers, circa 1826-1923 (2006MT-186): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 November 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou04300

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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