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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 437

Harry Ellerbe papers


Promptbooks, annotated plays, contracts, and other miscellaneous material of American actor and director Harry Ellerbe.


  • 1924-1983

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.


6 linear feet (3 boxes and 9 scrapbooks)
Contains promptbooks and annotated plays; actors' equity contracts, 1930-1936; letters to Ellerbe; financial records; address books; clippings; photos; scrapbooks on his acting career; playbills of plays he acted in or directed; souvenir programs; and miscellaneous theatre flyers and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Ellerbe (1901-1992) was an American actor and director.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Promptbooks and annotated plays
  2. II. Manuscripts
  3. III. Clipping Files
  4. IV. Photographs
  5. V. Scrapbooks
  6. VI. Playbills and other printed materials

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-137. Gift of Mr. Harry Ellerbe, 1896 Wycliff Road, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30309; received: 1984 September 19.
Ellerbe, Harry. Harry Ellerbe papers, 1924-1983: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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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