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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006MT-200

Harvard Theatre Collection of photographs, drawings, music, and letters related to theater, music, and film

Scope and Contents

Includes letters of Eddie Cantor, Nancy Storace, Elizabeth Craven, Jules Massenet, and Beaumarchais; drawings by Alan Barrett; music by Arthur Foote; and photographs of actors and dancers.


  • unknown

Language of Materials

In English with some material in Russian and French.

Conditions Governing Access

Retrieval requires permission of curator.


.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 portfolio folder)



Physical Location


General note

See curatorial files for dealer's itemized list.

Processing Information

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

Harvard Theatre Collection, collector. Harvard Theatre Collection of photographs, drawings, music, and letters related to theater, music, and film (2006MT-200): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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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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