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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: 2006MT-244

Doris Bramson Whitehouse papers


Scrapbook relating to the Whitehouse Academy, Whitehouse's theatrical career, and her son Wesley Whitehouse, 1896-1945; box of clippings and photographs relating to prominent actresses, many annotated with Whitehouse's notes, 1884-1957, including an undated letter from actress Josephine Hull to Whitehouse; typescript memoir titled "Boston's Enchanted Aisles: the Theatre as I Remember It," circa 1969.


  • Majority of material found within circa 1884-1969

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This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff. Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


.9 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Doris Bramson Whitehouse was a Boston-area stage actress and director. She founded the Whitehouse Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1926.



Processing Information

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

Whitehouse, Doris Bramson, 1886-1972. Doris Bramson Whitehouse papers, circa 1884-1969 (2006MT-244): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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