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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1864

Collection of pictorial letterheads for vaudeville acts and performers


A collection of pictorial letterheads for various vaudeville acts and performers.


  • circa 1890-1910

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes 400 pictorial letterheads for vaudeville acts and performers and 40 pictorial letterheads for vaudeville theaters, agents, and managers. The majority of the letterheads were printed by the Cross Printing Company. Some of the letterheads feature graphic design and text in color and black-and-white.


Arranged by type of performer.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-044. Purchased from Robert H. Rubin Books with funds from the Beatrice, Benjamin and Richard Bader Fund in the Visual Arts of the Theatre in 2018 October.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018. Processed by Diana Myers, with assistance from Betts Coup, 2019.
Link to catalog
Collection of pictorial letterheads for vaudeville acts and performers, circa 1890-1910 (MS Thr 1864): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
October 22, 2018
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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