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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1815

Richard C. Norton theater collection


Theater programs and newspaper clippings about theatrical productions collected by Richard C. Norton.


  • 1960-2016

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. 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.


12 linear feet (12 boxes)
9.9 Gigabytes
The collection includes theater programs and newspaper clippings about theatrical perfromances. Also inlcuded is a copy of Théâtrorama - Supplément Théatral de Sonorama, 1960, for Jean Anouilh's La Conspiration De L'hurluberlu with Paul Meurisse (includes flexi discs, phonograph records made of thin flexible vinyl), a rare Christopher Durang program, and recordings of The Anarchist (2012) and The Cocktail Party on BBC-TV (1963?).

Biographical / Historical

Richard C. Norton was a theater producer, avid collector of theater memorabilia, and theater historian.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in three series: Theater Programs; Newspapers Clippings; and Additions to Collections.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2013MT-21. Gift of Richard C. Norton in 2012 February and 2013 October.
2014MT-8. Gift of Richard C. Norton in 2014 September.
2015MT-14. Gift of Richard C. Norton in 2018 June.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material has been separated: Thr1815BD

General note

Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: CDs, DVDs, and vinyl record.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Melanie Wisner, 2015.
Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.
Link to catalog
Norton, Richard C., 1953-. Richard C. Norton theater collection, 1960-2016 (MS Thr 1815): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 June 11
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

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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