Harvard University student theatre posters, designs, and photographs
- circa 1905-2017
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5.5 linear feet (4 flat boxes and 724 oversize folders)
Includes both small and oversize posters relating to Harvard University student theatre group productions and dance performances. The majority of the posters are promotional, while some are for casting calls. A few programs are included with posters; some posters are included in both annotated draft and completed versions. Several posters relate to professional theatre performances on the Harvard campus, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, Learning from Performers, as well as Harvard University student theatre groups. Additional posters relate to lectures and presentations by individuals relating to theatre and the arts. Further materials include set, lighting, and costume designs created by students for various theatrical productions, as well as photographs of student productions both in rehearsal and during performances. A few related items, including a Loeb Experimental Theater sign, job descriptions for Harvard Summer Repertory Theatre student staff, and a playreading at Black Star Theatre, are contained in this collection.
The student groups include the university-wide clubs, such as the Harvard Summer School Players, as well as clubs associated with residential houses. These clubs include arts societies, opera and music groups, as well as drama clubs.
Biographical / Historical
pfd (Drawers P1.C1.04.7 - P1.C1.04.11 [Folders 1-250], P1.C1.04.13 - P1.C1.05.02 [Folders 258-619]; P1.C1.05.09 [Folders 670-724])
ppf (Drawers P1.C1.04.12 [Folders 251-257], P1.C1.05.03 - P1.C1.05.08 [Folders 620-669])
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Harvard University. Harvard University student theatre posters, designs, and photographs, circa 1905-2017 (MS Thr 1809): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 June 11
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- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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