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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 55

Harvard Theatre Collection on Boston theaters

Contains photographs, prints, and newspaper clippings displaying exterior and interior views and seating charts of Boston theaters.

Dates

  • circa 1850-1972

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

2 linear feet (4 boxes and 25 oversize folders)

Contains photographs, prints, and newspaper clippings displaying exterior and interior views and seating charts of Boston theaters. Certificates and related lists for the Paramount Theatre are included as well. The images of theaters include: the Boston Museum, Boston Theatre, Columbia Theatre, Globe Theatre, Great Coliseum of the World's Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival, Federal Street Theatre, Hollis Street Theatre, Howard Athenaeum, Old Howard Theatre, National Theatre, Selwyn's Theatre, Tremont Temple, and Tremont Theatre, among others.

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. These prints and photographs have been collected over time.

Arrangement

Oversized materials are arranged in an alphabetical run by theater name. Boxed materials are loosely arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

b, pfd (P1.C3.05.01 [Folders 1-19]), ppf (P1.C3.05.02 [Folders 20-25])

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various gifts and purchases at various dates.

Processing Information

Oversized materials processed by Betts Coup, 2019 January. Boxed materials have not been processed.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection. Harvard Theatre Collection on Boston theaters, 1854-1972 (TCS 55): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2019 January 11
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03072

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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