David Drummond collection of periodicals and photographs
Scope and Contents
Includes the periodical Stage and others; letters and print purchased by the collector; and photographs of actors and stage scenes.
Also includes scripts: David Mamet, "American buffalo" 1975; "Elsie", undated; and Grace Lovell Bryan, "Save", undated.
- Majority of material found within 1920-1975
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of David Drummond, 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--David Drummond. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2005 December. Accession number--2005MT-76.
Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Melanie Wisner, 2020.
- Drummond, David, collector. David Drummond collection of periodicals and photographs, 1872-1975 (inclusive), 1920-1975 (bulk) (2005MT-76): Guide
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- November 16, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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