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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 14

Harvard Theatre Collection photographic portrait postcards

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait photographs of theatrical persons, both male and female, in the format of photographic postcards.


  • circa 1870-2010

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


3 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Postcards came into use about 1870 and are still in use currently.


Arranged in alphabetical order by name of subject of image.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Various sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Mirseyedi, 2018.

Harvard Theatre Collection photographic portrait postcards, circa 1870-2010 (TCS 14): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
August 3, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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