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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 609

Theater seating diagrams


Printed seating plans, exterior depictions and dimension information for various theaters in Boston, New York City and Washington D.C. from 1895-1974.


  • Creation: 1895-1974

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Printed pamphlets, fliers and leaflets which primarily include seating plans of east coast American theaters, a few are engravings of images of theaters.


Arranged alphabetically by title of guide or name of theater.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Emilie L. Hardman

Theater seating diagrams, 1895-1974: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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