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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Martha Swope photographs
52,139 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file
49,941 items
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Friedman-Abeles photograph collection
34,180 items
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Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive, ca. 1960-1986
6,972 items
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Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957
3,322 items
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Robinson Locke Collection
2,054 items
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White Studio theatrical photographs
1,647 items
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Circle in the Square papers
1,271 items
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R. H. Burnside collection
925 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division scrapbooks
403 items
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Carl Van Vechten Theatre Photographs
388 items
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Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera
306 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection clipping file
295 items
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Patricia Zipprodt papers and designs
219 items
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Jules Fisher collection of Jo Mielziner Designs
204 items
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Jo Mielziner designs and technical drawings
134 items
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R. H. Burnside collection
132 items
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Avery Willard photographs
130 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection scripts
107 items
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L. J. Binns caricatures
105 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection program file
103 items
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Century Flashlight Photographers circus photographs,1928-1936
88 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division Lobby Cards
81 items
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New York City theater marquees
80 items
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American Theatre Wing scrapbooks
66 items
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New York Shakespeare Festival records
62 items
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Richard Tucker photographs
56 items
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Ruth Mitchell papers
47 items
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Motion picture record
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Robert A. Wilson slides
43 items
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Brooke Hayward papers
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Edward Kleban papers
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Alexandra Exter collection
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Isaiah Sheffer Papers
34 items
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Robert Benney research materials
32 items
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C. A. Muller actors portraits
32 items
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New York Shakespeare Festival records
31 items
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Gypsy Rose Lee papers
31 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division posters
29 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection Iconography file
29 items
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Lucille Lortel Papers
28 items
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Donald Angus collection of Carl Van Vechten postcards and photographs, circa 1890s-1959
27 items
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America's prima-donna in a score of brilliant portraitures
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Billy Rose Theatre Division cabinet file
27 items
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Reza Abdoh collection of 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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Mary Rodgers Guettel collection of set and costume designs,1936-1965
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D.W. Griffith's Birth of a nation.
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Magic Scrapbooks: separated posters
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Max Eastman papers
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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
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Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection
16 items
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James Gossage Photographs
14 items
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Donald Oenslager collection of Edward Gordon Craig, 1898-1967.
14 items
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Katharine Hepburn papers
14 items
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Theatre for Walter Hartwig Esq. Ogunquit, ME. - Ogunquit Playhouse.
13 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division book file
12 items
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Stead Collection
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Richard Rodgers Papers
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Tharon Musser designs and papers
12 items
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Camp Shows Publicity Records,
11 items
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Window cards
10 items
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Luther Adler papers
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Elaine Stritch papers
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David Belasco papers
9 items
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Robert Baral papers
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Anita Arden scrapbooks, 1920-1996
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Booth-Grossman family papers
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Souvenir collection of costume designs
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Sophie Tucker scrapbooks
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Robert Boucher papers
8 items
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Greenwich Village Follies designs
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Lillian Gish papers
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Cheryl Crawford papers
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Billy Rose Theatre Division periodicals file
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Jo Mielziner papers
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Ken Dewey Collection
6 items
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Harold Prince papers
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Sothern and Marlowe collection
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Theatre arts
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Comden and Green 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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Studio One production files
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Peter Wexler photographs and designs, 1957-1996.
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Donald Oenslager papers and designs
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E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers
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Tony Straiges designs
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Posters: The Halon-Lees
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Abe Burrows papers
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Dorothy Kilgallen papers and scrapbooks
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Martin Worman papers
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Clifford Odets papers
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Wizard of Oz costume designs and illustrations,1902-1907 and undated
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Leon Bakst designs
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Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
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Howard Bay designs and technical drawings
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Play pictorial.
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Gene Frankel 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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Ruth Clark papers
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Olive Reeves-Smith Papers, 1879-1964 bulk (1920-1961).
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Hippodrome visual materials, [1905-1919]
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Townsend Walsh Scrapbook Collection
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Theatre magazine.
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Billy Rose papers
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Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers
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Salle de spectacle de Bordeaux, par M. Louis.
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A. J. Antoon papers
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Ellis Rabb papers
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John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957
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Joseph Buloff Papers, 1925-1993
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection originals file
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The secrets of stage conjuring
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Frank Wilstach papers on Sothern and Marlowe
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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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Dybbuk
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Color transparencies and slides
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Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984.
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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.
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Actor's Workshop and Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center records
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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
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Arnold Auerbach papers
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Actors' directory & studio guide
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Exhibitor.
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Ball of the fine arts, 1916 : programs
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Arthur Hopkins Papers
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Paddy Chayefsky papers
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Castle, Vernon and Irene: Scrapbook.
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M-U-M
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Joan McCracken ephemera
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Clippings of her newspaper column, Texas Guinan says, 1930-1931.
1 item
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Anne Nichols papers, 1873-1965.
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Otto Harbach Papers, 1870-1990, (bulk 1895-1963).
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Theatre world.
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Costume designs for Ziegfeld midnight frolic, 1928.
1 item
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Conjurers' monthly magazine.
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Theatre Guild Collection
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John Latouche papers
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Joshua Logan correspondence and ephemera, 1920-1989.
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Rosamond Gilder papers
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Edward Harrigan papers
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Nouvel art cinématographique.
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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.
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Robert Patrick papers
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Eunice Stoddard papers
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Dicks' standard plays. Jane Eyre.
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The true history of the ghost, and all about metempsychosis
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Circle Repertory Company records
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Costume designs for Coriolanus
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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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Scrapbook of clippings, telegrams and letters, 1906.
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The Standard.
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Anna Held Museum papers, 1897-1987.
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Paul Muni papers
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Jay Gorney papers
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Edison kinetogram
1 item