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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 600

Max Eisen papers


Preliminary box list only for professional papers of American press agent Max Eisen.


  • 1949-1997

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Most of 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff (boxes 1-2).


44 linear feet (45 boxes)
24.5 Gigabytes
Collection chiefly of files for Broadway productions Eisen represented, as well as material from professional associations and particular theaters. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, periodicals, audiovisual material, playbills, and printed books and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Max Eisen (1918-2009) was a Broadway press agent.


Arrangement is a rough box list only and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-2. Gift of Lee Kittay; received: 2010 August 13.

Separated Materials

The Max Eisen Jewish Theater Collection is held by the Judaica Division of Widener Library, Harvard University.

General note

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

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.
Link to catalog
Eisen, Max. Max Eisen papers, circa 1949-1997: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules

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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