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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1865

Harvard Theatre Collection window cards

Contains theatrical window cards for productions, mainly in New York and London, along with some regional productions and theatre companies.

Dates

  • 1953-2007

Language of Materials

English, French

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.

Extent

2 linear feet (6 boxes)

Contains window cards for the promotion of theatrical productions and seasons of theatrical companies. Many of the window cards are from Broadway musicals, as well as some off-Broadway productions, in Schubert Organization theatres. Further window cards are from London West End productions, as well as United States national touring companies. The majority of the window cards date from approximately 1960-1995. About eight of the window cards are from regional productions or theatre companies, as well as a ticket price card from the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Biographical / Historical

The Harvard Theatre Collection was founded in 1901 through the efforts of Professor George Pierce Baker, and collects documentary materials pertaining to the history of the performing arts, including theatre, dance and ballet, and opera and musical theatre, among other areas. The window cards have been collected by the Harvard Theatre Collection throughout the mid-twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Window cards are cards containing advertisements to be displayed in store windows.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by production title or theatre company name in cases where there is no production title.

Physical Location

b (HTC reading room awaiting end processing)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various gifts at various dates. Known acquisition information is noted in the file description.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2018 October.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection. Harvard Theatre Collection window cards, 1953-2007 (MS Thr 1865): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 October 25
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03041

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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