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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 416

Alix Jeffry photographs,

This document is an index to the collection that contains circa 60,000 negatives (35mm, 2x2"), contact sheets, and glossy 8x10" prints, and circa 400 color slides covering productions of Off-Broadway theaters of New York, and celebrities and performers photographed on assignment for the New York Times.

Dates

  • 1952-1974.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 collection (Circa 60,400 negatives, prints, and slides; (8 file cabinet drawers))

Collection contains ca. 60,000 negatives (35mm, 2x2"), contact sheets, and glossy 8x10" prints, and ca. 400 color slides. It covers productions of Off-Broadway theaters of New York, and celebrities and performers photographed on assignment for the New York Times.

Biographical / Historical

Alix Jeffry (born Evelyn Fish; 1929-1993) documented Off-Broadway theatre from her arrival in New York in 1952 through the the mid 1980s. She also worked as a photographer for the Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times, for which she photographed the subjects of feature articles, ca. 1968-1980.

Arrangement

The index is organized into the following groups:
  1. I. Broadway and Off-Broadway productions: by title or playwright
  2. II. New York Times assignments: by personal name
  3. III. New York Times assignments: by location or production name
Alix Jeffry's arrangement was retained; some sections arranged alphabetically. Drawer 8 (New York Times assignments) arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1981.

Related Materials

Parke-Bernet Galleries, sale catalog, November 1967 (Harvard Theatre Collection, call no. TS 239.542).

Additional papers were received in 2000 (MS Thr 416.1), for which a guide may be found in the Harvard Theatre Collection and in the OASIS database.
Title
Jeffry, Alix. Alix Jeffry photographs, 1952-1974: Index
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01233

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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