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COLLECTION Identifier: 2005MT-76

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.

Scope and Contents

Also includes scripts: David Mamet, "American buffalo" 1975; "Elsie", undated; and Grace Lovell Bryan, "Save", undated.


  • 1872-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1975

Language of Materials

In English.

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.


1.5 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.

Processing Information

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
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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