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
57,043 items
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Martha Swope photographs
50,893 items
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Friedman-Abeles photographs: [legacy collection]
39,837 items
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Friedman-Abeles photographs
23,252 items
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Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive, ca. 1960-1986
7,040 items
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Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957
3,727 items
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White Studio theatrical photographs
2,234 items
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R. H. Burnside collection
1,106 items
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Circle in the Square papers
1,097 items
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Willa Kim designs
836 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division scrapbooks
438 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection clipping file
325 items
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Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera
307 items
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Cinelandia
239 items
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New York Shakespeare Festival records
201 items
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Carl Van Vechten Theatre Photographs
195 items
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[new] Circle in the Square papers
168 items
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Carol Rosegg photographs
158 items
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Motion picture record
153 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection program file
128 items
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Joan Marcus photographs
118 items
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Jo Mielziner designs and technical drawings
116 items
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L. J. Binns caricatures
105 items
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Jules Fisher collection of Jo Mielziner Designs
102 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection scripts
100 items
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Avery Willard photographs
100 items
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Mary Bryant papers
97 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division Lobby Cards
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New York City theater marquees
80 items
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Century Flashlight Photographers circus photographs, 1924-1938
60 items
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Boris Aronson papers and designs
59 items
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Robinson Locke collection
58 items
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American Theatre Wing scrapbooks
58 items
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Richard Tucker photographs
56 items
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Ruth Mitchell papers
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Century Flashlight Photographers circus photographs, 1928-1936
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Robert A. Wilson slides
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Richard Rodgers papers
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Ken Dewey Collection
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Brooke Hayward papers
39 items
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Richard Nelson papers and designs
36 items
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Alexandra Exter collection
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Robert Benney research materials
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C. A. Muller actors portraits
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Billy Rose Theatre Division posters
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Reza Abdoh collection of papers
31 items
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Gypsy Rose Lee papers
29 items
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Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer papers and designs
28 items
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Donald Angus collection of Carl Van Vechten postcards and photographs, circa 1890s-1959
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Caffe Cino posters
26 items
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Jumbo costume designs
26 items
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Ping Chong Archive
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Lucille Lortel papers
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection Iconography file
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Billy Rose Theatre Division cabinet file
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Edward Kleban papers
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Magic scrapbooks and posters
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Photographs of actors who played Hamlet, 1983
18 items
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Stead Collection
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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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Isaiah Sheffer Papers
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Window cards
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Leland Hayward papers
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Greenwich Village Follies designs
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Teatro al día
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Theatre for Walter Hartwig Esq. Ogunquit, ME. - Ogunquit Playhouse.
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Jo Mielziner papers
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Katharine Hepburn papers
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Mary Rodgers Guettel collection of set and costume designs,1936-1965
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Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers
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Aviva Slesin collection of research and production materials for the ten-year lunch: the wit and legend of the Algonquin Round Table
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Tharon Musser designs and papers
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Camp Shows Publicity Records
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Empresario internacional
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Billy Rose Theatre Division book file
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Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection
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Billy Rose Theatre Division periodicals file
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Luther Adler papers
10 items
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[new] Patricia Zipprodt papers and designs
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Max Eastman papers
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Robert Baral papers
10 items
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Anita Arden scrapbooks, 1920-1996
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Richard Hoover designs and papers
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James Gossage photographs
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David Belasco papers
7 items
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Booth-Grossman family papers
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Harold Prince papers
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Lillian Gish papers
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Theatre arts
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Donald Oenslager papers and designs
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Cheryl Crawford papers
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James Gossage additions
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George E. Joseph photographs
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Margaret E. Lynn Army Music and Theatre Collection
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Margaret Barker papers
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Sothern and Marlowe collection
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Elaine Stritch papers
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The Play pictorial
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Pictures Bre-Brok
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Robert Ten Eyck Stevenson costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
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Abe Burrows papers
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Paddy Chayefsky papers
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Sophie Tucker scrapbooks
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Peter Wexler photographs and designs
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Comden and Green papers
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Posters: The Hanlon-Lees
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Souvenir collection of costume designs
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Clifford Odets papers
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Howard Bay designs and technical drawings
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Robert Boucher papers
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Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof papers
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Franne Lee papers and designs
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John Golden papers
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Studio One production files
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Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers
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Otto Harbach Papers
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Au cirque: vingt-deux dessins aux crayons de couleur
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Bert Bertram scrapbooks
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Wizard of Oz costume designs and illustrations,1902-1907 and undated
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Peter Stone papers
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Willa Kim collection of scripts
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Tony Straiges designs
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Olive Reeves-Smith Papers
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Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures
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Ruth Clark papers
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Hippodrome visual materials, [1905-1919]
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Townsend Walsh Scrapbook Collection
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Paramount Studios Motion Picture Stills Scrapbooks, 1927-1947
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E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers
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Theatre magazine
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Salle de spectacle de Bordeaux, par M. Louis
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John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection originals file
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Annual benefit
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Dorothy Kilgallen papers and scrapbooks
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Costume designs by Adrian
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Harry Hershfield collection
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Martin Worman papers
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The secrets of stage conjuring
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David Garrick manuscript materials and ephemera, 1730-1900 : portfolio
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Designs for The garden of paradise, 1914
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Harry K. Morton family scrapbooks and memorabilia
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Leon Bakst designs
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A souvenir of Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice : as presented by David Belasco at the Lyceum Theatre, New York, December 21, 1922.
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Aline MacMahon papers
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Madam Modjeska scrapbooks
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Joseph Buloff papers
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Theatre world
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L'électricité au théatre
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Leah: the forsaken: A play in five acts
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Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984
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Hallie Flanagan papers
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The Big Show set designs by Mark Lawson and Nash
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Gene Frankel papers
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The Exhibitor
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Billy Rose papers
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Fancy costumes: scrapbook, approximately 1920-1932
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Souvenir album: scenes of the play Ben-Hur
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Reginald Marsh drawings
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Sol Jacobson papers
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Stuart Ostrow papers
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Charles Le Maire costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies [graphic]
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A. J. Antoon papers
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French Institute in the United States gift of designs,1917-1947
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Four years in Europe: the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth in the Old World
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Ellis Rabb papers
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Ball of the fine arts, 1916 : program
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Playwrights' Company records
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Les jeux du cirque et la vie foraine
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Kenneth Foy papers
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Gag book
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Houdiniana
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Marion Davies papers,1915-1928
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Mary Ellis papers
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Joan McCracken ephemera
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Frank Wilstach papers on Sothern and Marlowe
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America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures
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Anthony Imperato, Trini Alvarado and unidentified others in the stage production of Runaways
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Texas Guinan scrapbook and clippings
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Costume designs for Ziegfeld midnight frolic, 1928.
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Romeo and Juliet
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Gregory Hines as Scrooge in the stage production Comin' Uptown.
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Romeo and Juliet
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Conjurers' monthly magazine
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Color transparencies and slides
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John Latouche papers
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Edward Harrigan papers
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Oliver costume design for Oliver Twist
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Le Nouvel art cinématographique
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Rosamond Gilder papers
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Vicar of Wakefield; Virgin of the Sun; Vortigern; Way of the World; Wreck Ashore ephemera, 1758-1906 : portfolio
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Robert Patrick papers
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Eunice Stoddard papers
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The true history of the ghost, and all about metempsychosis
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Actor's Workshop and Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center records
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Circle Repertory Company records
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Courrier cinematographique: Organe hebdomadaire indépendent de la cinematographie des arts, sciences et industries qui s'y rattachent
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Salome
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Little Johnny Jones pamphlet
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Coriolanus costume designs
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Michael Friedman papers
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Scrapbook of clippings, telegrams and letters, 1906
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The play-pictorial
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Illustrated catalogue of photographer's negatives
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New York and regional theatrical souvenir programs,1903-1937
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Tony Pastor collection
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Sy Friedman Photographs
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United Scenic Artists exam designs
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Annals of the New York stage
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M-U-M
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Peter Pan costume designs
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Arnold Auerbach papers
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Joshua Logan correspondence and ephemera
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Actors' directory & studio guide
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The black crook: an original magical and spectacular drama in four acts
1 item
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Philip Sterling research materials on Bert Williams
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Anne Nichols papers, 1873-1965
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The Standard.
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Anna Held Museum papers, 1897-1987.
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D.W. Griffith's Birth of a nation.
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Paul Muni papers
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Arthur Hopkins papers
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Jay Gorney papers
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Cent ans de théâtre par la photographie : comédiens et comédiennes d'hier
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Robinson Locke Collection