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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 32

Miscellaneous theatrical papers,

Letters, photographs, and other documents by individuals associated with the theater.


  • 1673-1976.

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.


1 collection (5 boxes (2.5 linear feet))

Includes autograph letters by Samuel Beckett, Charles Dickens, Eugene O'Neill, and George Bernard Shaw, among other actors and playwrights. Also contains photographs of Maxine Elliott and Sir John Gielgud, as well as typescript portions of William Alfred's play Agamemnon, a scene plot of Hamlet directed by Edwin Booth, a lecture by Isadora Duncan, theater lease contracts, playbills, and salary receipts, among other documents.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources; see individual items for accessions information.
Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976: 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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