Harvard Theatre Collection playbills and programs from theaters in the United States
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
187 linear feet (148 boxes and 17 oversize folders)
Biographical / Historical
Theater programs and playbills are printed lists of the acts, scenes, selections, or other features composing a play or theatrical entertainment, including the names of the performers. Typically a playbill is a single-sheet listing of acts with a short description, printed on one side of paper and a program is a folded piece printed on both sides, in leaflet, pamphlet, or booklet size.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Harvard Theatre Collection playbills and programs from theaters in the United States, 1800-1990 (TCS 68): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 November 2
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA