Linda Lee Thomas Porter scrapbooks
Scrapbooks compiled by Linda Lee Thomas Porter, wife of the American songwriter Cole Porter, concerning notables in the arts and members of the aristocracy.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent12 linear feet (86 volumes)
Scrapbooks containing photographic clippings from various photogravures and periodicals, including Vanity Fair, concerning social events of notables in the arts, English aristocracy, American millionaires, European royalty, political figures and other significant individuals in society and news of the day.
Biographical / Historical
Linda Lee Thomas Porter was the wife of the American composer and songwirter Cole Porter (1891-1964).
Organized into the following series:
- I. Scrapbooks, 1913-1914
- II. Scrapbooks, 1918-1929
- III. Scrapbooks, 1930-1939
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2003MT-149. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10021; received: 1981 December 31. Purchased through John Fleming at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1981 November 21.
The 86 volumes in this collection were deaccessioned from New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Performing Arts Research Center. Collection given to NYPL by the estate of Cole Porter.
- Porter, Linda Lee Thomas, compiler. Linda Lee Thomas Porter scrapbooks, 1913-1939: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
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