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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 712

Souvenir programs of theatrical productions,

Theatrical souvenir programs from the 19th and 20th-centuries.


  • 1883-1965.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are primarily in English. Some material in Italian.

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.


1 collection (3 linear feet (12 boxes))

This collection includes old style souvenir programs, both standard and oversize, from 19th and 20th century theatrical productions in America, England, and Europe. The collection also contains motion picture programs. Some programs include photographs.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Souvenir programs of theatrical productions
  2. II. Oversize souvenir programs of theatrical productions

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
Souvenir programs of theatrical productions, 1883-1965: 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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