Billy Rose Theatre Division

The Billy Rose Theatre Division of The New York Public Library is one of the largest and most comprehensive archives devoted to the theatrical arts. Encompassing dramatic performance in all its diversity, the division is an indispensable resource for artists, writers, researchers, scholars, students, and the general public.

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Collections in the Billy Rose Theatre Division

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Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file
49,108 items
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Martha Swope photographs
27,714 items
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Friedman-Abeles photograph collection
27,396 items
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Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive, ca. 1960-1986
6,959 items
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Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957.
3,137 items
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Robinson Locke Collection
2,043 items
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White Studio theatrical photographs
1,620 items
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Circle in the Square papers
1,239 items
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R. H. Burnside collection
1,053 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division scrapbooks
318 items
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Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera
306 items
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Billy Rose Theater Collection clipping file
270 items
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L. J. Binns caricatures, 1901-1915.
105 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division Lobby Cards
81 items
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Patricia Zipprodt papers and designs, 1925-1999
81 items
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New York City theater marquees, 1997- .
80 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection program file
80 items
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Avery Willard photographs, 1919-1993, (bulk 1940-1970)
62 items
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New York Shakespeare Festival records, 1954-1992.
59 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection scripts
58 items
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Richard Tucker photographs, 1934-1951
55 items
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Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969
43 items
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Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970.
30 items
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Lucille Lortel Papers
28 items
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American Theatre Wing scrapbooks
25 items
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D.W. Griffith's Birth of a nation.
20 items
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Magic Scrapbooks: separated posters
20 items
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Photographs of actors who played Hamlet, 1983
18 items
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Philippe Halsman theatrical photographs, 1947-1969
17 items
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Circus and magic posters
17 items
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Little Johnny Jones pamphlet.
15 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division cabinet file
14 items
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Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992.
13 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division posters
12 items
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Camp Shows Publicity Records,
11 items
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Anita Arden scrapbooks, 1920-1996, 1938-1948.
8 items
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James Gossage Photographs, 1965-1975
8 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection Iconography file.
7 items
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Luther Adler papers
7 items
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Stead Collection
7 items
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Harold Prince papers
7 items
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ghost! : as produced in the spectre drama, popularly illustrating the marvellous optical illusions obtained by the apparatus called the Dircksian phantasmagoria : being a full account of its history, construction, and various adaptations
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Ken Dewey Collection
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Richard Rodgers Papers
6 items
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Booth-Grossman family papers
6 items
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Pictures Bre-Brok
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Robert Ten Eyck Stevenson costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
6 items
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Window cards
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Posters: The Halon-Lees
4 items
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Clifford Odets papers
4 items
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Cheryl Crawford papers
4 items
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Donald Oenslager papers and designs
4 items
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Brooke Hayward papers, 1911-1977
4 items
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Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
4 items
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Howard Bay designs and technical drawings
4 items
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Play pictorial.
4 items
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cirque : vingt-deux dessins aux crayons de couleur.
3 items
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David Belasco papers, 1868-1967
3 items
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Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964 bulk (1920-1961).
3 items
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Hippodrome visual materials, [1905-1919]
3 items
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Townsend Walsh Scrapbook Collection
3 items
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Theatre magazine.
3 items
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Comden and Green papers, 1933-2003.
3 items
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Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers
2 items
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Salle de spectacle de Bordeaux, par M. Louis.
2 items
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Series III: Oversized Materials
2 items
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John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957
2 items
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Joseph Buloff Papers, 1925-1993
2 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection originals file
2 items
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The secrets of stage conjuring
2 items
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David Garrick manuscript materials and ephemera, 1730-1900 : portfolio
2 items
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Designs for The garden of paradise, 1914.
2 items
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Theatre arts
2 items
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Donald Oenslager collection of Edward Gordon Craig, 1898-1967.
2 items
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Dybbuk
2 items
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Herman Rosse set and costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies
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souvenir of Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice : as presented by David Belasco at the Lyceum Theatre, New York, December 21, 1922.
2 items
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Madam Modjeska scrapbooks
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Leah: the forsaken. A play in five acts. By Augustin Daly. Arranged from the "Deborah" of Mosenthal, expressly for Miss Bateman, and originally produced at the Howard atheneum, Boston, December 8th, 1862.
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Costume designs
2 items
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Greenwich Village Follies designs
2 items
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Exhibitor.
1 item
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Ball of the fine arts, 1916 : programs
1 item
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International Theatre Institute
1 item
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Castle, Vernon and Irene: Scrapbook.
1 item
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American Society of American Magicians Monthly
1 item
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Circle Repertory Company records, 1965-1996.
1 item
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Joan McCracken ephemera
1 item
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Clippings of her newspaper column, Texas Guinan says, 1930-1931.
1 item
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Otto Harbach Papers, 1870-1990, (bulk 1895-1963).
1 item
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Theatre world.
1 item
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Conjurers' monthly magazine.
1 item
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Theatre Guild Collection
1 item
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Edward Harrigan papers
1 item
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Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984.
1 item
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Nouvel art cinématographique.
1 item
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Margaret E. Lynn Army Music and Theatre Collection 1967-1978
1 item
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Vicar of Wakefield; Virgin of the Sun; Vortigern; Way of the World; Wreck Ashore ephemera, 1758-1906 : portfolio.
1 item
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Dicks' standard plays. Jane Eyre.
1 item
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Robert Patrick papers, ca. 1940-1984.
1 item
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The true history of the ghost, and all about metempsychosis
1 item
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Sappho; adapted from the novel of Alphonse Daudet.
1 item
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Scrapbook of clippings, telegrams and letters, 1906.
1 item
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MWEZ+ n.c. 18,869
1 item
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Eunice Stoddard papers, 1913-1938.
1 item
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Sweet Kitty Bellairs; a comedy of the heart, in four acts. Founded on Egerton Castle's book "The Bath comedy" by David Belasco.
1 item
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Arthur Hopkins Papers
1 item
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Anna Held Museum papers, 1897-1987.
1 item
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Edison kinetogram
1 item