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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 737

Souvenir programs of contemporary personalities

Printed souvenir programs of 19th and 20th century entertainers and performers.


  • 1880-1993

Language of Materials

Collection materials are primarily 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.


1.75 linear feet (7 boxes)

This collection includes printed souvenir programs for 19th and 20th century personalities including screen and stage actors, dancers, musicians, singers, and other entertainers. Many programs are general in content but, when available, specific production or event information has been included in a note. Additonal printed materials found in the collection include a viewbook and an almanac.


Arranged alphabetically by performer's 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.

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 contemporary personalities, 1880-1993: 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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