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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3372

Dickinson television program production material

Content Description

Collection includes costume pieces; tone (or mood) boards for seasons one and two; reproductions of poems, letters, and newspapers; reproduction Thoreau & Co. pencils; two first prize ribbons; set building drawings; production and pre-production scripts for seasons one and two; posters; and publicity pictures.


  • 2018-2021


Condition Description

In good condition. Set building drawings are stored in tubes and will need conservation if requested.

Conditions Governing Access

The bulk of this collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff (costumes and ribbons; set building drawings).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


3 linear feet (5 boxes, 6 tubes)

Biographical / Historical

Alena Smith is a screenwriter, author, and producer; she is the creator and producer of Dickinson.

Biographical / Historical

Dickinson is a television series produced for Apple TV+, a streaming service created by Apple Computer, Inc.; the series premiered in 2019.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the creators, Alena Smith and associates.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2021M-48. Gift of Alena Smith, 2021 July 5, September 10.

2022M-29. Gift of Alena Smith, 2021 October 8 (costume drawings with fabric swatches).

Processing Information

Processed minimally by Melanie Wisner, 2021 August.

Dickinson television program material, 2019-2021 (MS Am 3372): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2021 August 6
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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