Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved off-site at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is off-site and retrieval policies and times.
165 linear feet (114 boxes and 39 volumes)
Geographic range is broad, but is especially rich for productions in New York and Boston. Boston theaters include: Globe Theatre, Boston Museum, Boston Theatre, Park Theatre, Castle Square Opera Company, and many others. There is an exceptionally large scrapbook collection for the Hollis Street Theatre.
Also includes signed items, items from productions at Harvard University and other universities, personal scrapbook of actor George Clarke, ballet, circus, concerts, minstrel shows, items concerning drama schools, and other theatricals of all varieties. Many volumes include an index. Some items are in very poor condition and this information has been noted in the entry.
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Theatrical scrapbook collection, 1791-1967: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA