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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 533

Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers


Collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers.


  • 1920-1979

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


2 linear feet (4 boxes)

A collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, most with signed autograph manuscript inscriptions. The photographer is listed if known. Some folders include letters from celebrities to Paul R. Palmer, a librarian at Columbia University.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Robinson Koch is a collector of rare materials and a graduate of Harvard College, A.B. 1955.


Arranged alphabetically by name of subject depicted in portrait.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, A.B. 1955; received: 1986 February 6.

Related Materials

See HOLLIS, OASIS, and the Houghton Public Services staff for a complete listing of all materials held by the Houghton Library, donated by Frederick R. Koch.

Processing Information

Processed by: Monique Duhaime, with the assistance of Melanie Wisner and Bonnie B. Salt

Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), collector. Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, circa 1920-1979: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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