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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 876

Photographs, slides, negatives and postcards in the collection of John M. Ward

Overview

Preliminary box list only for photographs, slides, negatives and postcards in the collection of John M. (John Milton) Ward.

Dates

  • 1918-1988

Language of Materials

Collection materials in English, German, and Hungarian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

1.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Photographs, slides, negatives, and postcards chiefly documenting or promoting performances of opera, operetta and musical theatre at venues in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Some materials include autograph annotations; many are accompanied by correspondence between collectors and theatres.

Biographical / Historical

John Milton Ward was the Harvard University William Powell Professor of Music, Emeritus, and Honorary Curator of Dance and Music for the Theatre in the Harvard College Library.

Arrangement

Organized in two series: Photographs and postcards documenting or promoting identifiable performances; and Photographs and postcards documenting or promoting unidentifiable performances.

Performances are listed by composer, performance title, venue, and date of performance.

Readers are advised that keyword searching will be useful within this finding aid.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2011TW-62. Gift of John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward; received: 2012 April 12.

Processing Information

Processed by: Christina Linklater.
Link to catalog
Title
Ward, John M. (John Milton), 1917-2011, collector. Photographs, slides, negatives and postcards in the collection of John M. Ward: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02372

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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