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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Thr 2089

Don and Gwen Sky theatrical scrapbooks


Theatrical albums of duo Don and Gwen Sky.


  • 1946-1975


Condition Description

Two volumes, each with loose material inserted, most contents placed in individual plastic sleeves.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


.6 linear feet (2 volumes in 2 boxes)
Two photograph albums/scrapbooks documenting the film, theatre, dance, burlesque lounge acts and production career of the duo Don Sky and Gwen Sky of the Pacific Northwest. The albums contain over 170 photographs and hundreds of clippings, broadsides, playbills, tickets, programs, scripts, autograph letters, and other ephemera. (data from dealer's description)

Biographical / Historical

Don Sky and Gwen Sky (whose real names were Donald Lee Hemphill and Gwen Bedrosian Brooks Brew Hemphill) were a duo from the Pacific Northwest whose careers involved both performance and production of film, theater, dance, and burlesque lounge acts. (data from dealer's description)


Content of scrapbooks is arranged as received.

Physical Location

Pusey Library, 2, North [Range: 5, Bay: 1]

Custodial History

Ownership prior to this acquisition is unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2021MT-17. Purchased from Zephyr Used and Rare Books with the Frank E. Chase Bequest, 2021 February 2.

Processing Information

Processing Information This collection was processed to a basic level with minimal rehousing, organization, and preservation. (Melanie Wisner, 2021)
Link to catalog
Sky, Don. Don and Gwen Sky theatrical scrapbooks, 1946-1975 (MS Thr 2089): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2021 February 26
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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