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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 328

Lotta Crabtree papers


Scripts and other compositions relating to the musical theater productions of American actress and producer Lotta Crabtree.


  • 1866-1937

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Portions of this collection are housed offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


6.5 linear feet (12 boxes)

Annotated scripts, prompt copies, musical scores, notes, drawings, and other materials relating to Crabtree's musical theater productions, together with some family genealogies and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Lotta Crabtree was an American actress and theater producer.

Physical Location

b, Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*76M-86. Gift of The Lotta Crabtree Estate, 73 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108; received: 1977 12 May.

2006MT-13r. Gift of Lotta Crabtree Trust; received 2005.

2006MT-118r. Gift of Julian Hawthorne Hatch; date unknown.

Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924. Lotta Crabtree papers: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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