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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 71

Harvard Theatre Collection of playbills and programs concerning male "stars"

Printed playbills and programs with prominent male stars.

Dates

  • circa 1700-1930

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

25 linear feet (46 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Theater programs and playbills are printed lists of the acts, scenes, selections, or other features composing a play or theatrical entertainment, including the names of the performers. Typically a playbill is a single-sheet listing of acts with a short description, printed on one side of paper and a program is a folded piece printed on both sides, in leaflet, pamphlet, or booklet size.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by last name of performer.

Physical Location

bpf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Various sources, various dates.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Amos, 2017.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection of playbills and programs concerning male "stars", circa 1700-1930 (TCS 71): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
September 15, 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02840

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.

Contact:
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440