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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 711

Sheet music featuring contemporary personalities


Collection of sheet music featuring 19th and 20th century personalities.


  • 1852-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English. Some material in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.5 linear feet (2 portfolio boxes)
This collection includes printed sheet music featuring 19th and 20th century personalities who were associated with the pieces. Associated persons include singers, dancers, and actors, among others.

Notable persons associated with this collection are: Mary Anderson, Lucienne Boyer, Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Annie Clarke, Jimmy Durante, Deanna Durbin, Rosy Dolly, Jenny Dolly, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi, Rita Hayworth, Ellaline Hicks, Hildegarde, Henry Brodribb Irving, Lillie Langtry, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Antoinette Sterling MacKinlay, Ilma de Murska, Christine Nilsson, Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa, Mary Pickford, the Rousset family, Lillian Russell, William Shakespeare, Henriette Sontag, the Vokes family, among many others.


Arranged alphabetically by associated personality last name.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary
Link to catalog
Sheet music featuring contemporary personalities, 1852-1956: 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, 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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