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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-100

Harold Richard Atteridge papers


Consists mostly of typescript comic sketches, as well as a few typescript song lyrics. Some sketches were written for Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson. Some items are annotated in Atteridge's hand.


  • Majority of material found within circa 1911-1929

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


.7 linear feet (2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Harold Richard Atteridge was a New York librettist and lyricist who was involved in numerous Broadway musicals from 1911 to 1929, and also wrote comic sketches for radio and revues.



Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Melanie Wisner, 2020.

Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938. Harold Richard Atteridge papers, circa 1911-1929 (2006MT-100): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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