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COLLECTION Identifier: 2004MT-62

Hal Merritt collection on vaudeville


Includes: hand-decorated envelopes addressed to Miss Margaret Jennings of Buffalo, New York, with scenes from Merritt's travels and acts, some including the Black-face vaudeville team The Nichols Sisters; 9 photographs; and 6 letters.


  • 1910-1940

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


.25 linear Feet (1 box)



Ownership and Custodial History

Purchase, 1994.

Processing Information

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

Merritt, Hal. Hal Merritt collection on vaudeville, 1910-1940 (2004MT-62): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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

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