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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1811

Marilyn Miller scrapbooks

Six scrapbooks documenting the Broadway career of Marilyn Miller and of her stepfather, Guy (Caro) Miller.


  • 1891-1918


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection 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.


.67 linear feet (6 volumes in 4 boxes)

Six scrapbooks documenting the Broadway career of Marilyn Miller, that of her stepfather, Guy (Caro) Miller, and of other family performing as the vaudeville act, The Columbians. Collection is comprised of: photographs, advertisements, posters, playbills, clippings, sheet music covers, reviews, a watercolor, telegrams, and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Marilyn Miller, (sometimes known as Marilynn Miller), born Mary Ellen Reynolds in Evansville, Indiana, was a popular American Broadway musical star of the 1920s and early 1930s. She was an accomplished tap dancer, singer and actress. Her family formed a vaudeville act, the Columbian Trio, which she joined at the age of four.


Minimally processed; in chronological order.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-135. Purchased from Potter & Potter Auctions with funds from the Francis W. Hatch Book Fund, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog
Miller, Marilyn, 1898-1936. Marilyn Miller scrapbooks, 1891-1918 (MS Thr 1811): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 June 6
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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