Billy Rose Theatre Division

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Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison in the stage production Kiss Me Kate

Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison in the stage production Kiss Me Kate

Angela Lansbury in the stage production Dear World

Angela Lansbury in the stage production Dear World

Publicity photograph of Dorothy Donnelly

Publicity photograph of Dorothy Donnelly

Sidney Poitier and Glynn Turman in the stage production A Raisin in the Sun

Sidney Poitier and Glynn Turman in the stage production A Raisin in the Sun

Autographed publicity photograph of George M. Cohan [inscribed: "Yankee doodlefully yours"]

Autographed publicity photograph of George M. Cohan [inscribed: "Yankee doodlefully yours"]

Handbill advertising The Iceman Cometh including quotations of critical reviews and a mail-order form

Handbill advertising The Iceman Cometh including quotations of critical reviews and a mail-order form

Publicity photograph of juggler Gus Hill with Indian clubs

Publicity photograph of juggler Gus Hill with Indian clubs

Isabelle Lowe in the stage production Good Gracious Annabelle

Isabelle Lowe in the stage production Good Gracious Annabelle

Eddie Cantor and unidentified actress in the stage production Kid Boots

Eddie Cantor and unidentified actress in the stage production Kid Boots

Joan Allen and John Malkovich in the stage production Burn This

Joan Allen and John Malkovich in the stage production Burn This

Handbill for the stage production Some Time

Handbill for the stage production Some Time

Cover of souvenir program for the stage production Bells are Ringing with inset photograph of Judy Holliday

Cover of souvenir program for the stage production Bells are Ringing with inset photograph of Judy Holliday

George Abbott at his desk

George Abbott at his desk

Advertising card for the stage production Oh, Boy!

Advertising card for the stage production Oh, Boy!

Mary Martin in the stage production One Touch of Venus

Mary Martin in the stage production One Touch of Venus

Publicity portrait of Jean Kerr

Publicity portrait of Jean Kerr

Matthew Broderick in the stage production Brighton Beach Memoirs

Matthew Broderick in the stage production Brighton Beach Memoirs

Presentation rendering

Presentation rendering

Fold-out advertising pamphlet for the stage production Annie Dear with inset image of Billie Burke

Fold-out advertising pamphlet for the stage production Annie Dear with inset image of Billie Burke

Jerome Robbins and Anne Bancroft in rehearsal for the stage production Mother Courage and Her Children

Jerome Robbins and Anne Bancroft in rehearsal for the stage production Mother Courage and Her Children

Ethel Merman and chorus of sailors in the stage production Anything Goes

Ethel Merman and chorus of sailors in the stage production Anything Goes

Scene from the stage production Lulu Belle

Scene from the stage production Lulu Belle

Frank Fay and Dora Clement in the stage production Harvey

Frank Fay and Dora Clement in the stage production Harvey

Eddie Cantor in blackface with banjo in the stage production Ziegfeld Follies of 1923

Eddie Cantor in blackface with banjo in the stage production Ziegfeld Follies of 1923

Sketch drawing by unknown artist of Lois Fuller performing mystery dance as published in unknown periodical

Sketch drawing by unknown artist of Lois Fuller performing mystery dance as published in unknown periodical

Collections in the Billy Rose Theatre Division

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Martha Swope photographs
62,755 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file
57,571 items
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Friedman-Abeles photograph collection
41,335 items
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Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive, ca. 1960-1986
7,046 items
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Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957
3,484 items
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Friedman-Abeles photographs
2,427 items
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White Studio theatrical photographs
2,241 items
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Circle in the Square papers
1,291 items
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R. H. Burnside collection
1,102 items
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Willa Kim designs
508 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division scrapbooks
426 items
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Carl Van Vechten Theatre Photographs
388 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection clipping file
322 items
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Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera
306 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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New York Shakespeare Festival records
201 items
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Motion picture record
146 items
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Jo Mielziner designs and technical drawings
144 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection program file
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Avery Willard photographs
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection scripts
124 items
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Robinson Locke Collection
118 items
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L. J. Binns caricatures
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Mary Bryant papers
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Century Flashlight Photographers circus photographs, 1928-1936
90 items
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Billy Rose Theatre Division Lobby Cards
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New York City theater marquees
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Ruth Mitchell papers
68 items
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American Theatre Wing scrapbooks
66 items
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Century Flashlight Photographers circus photographs, 1924-1938
60 items
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Richard Tucker photographs
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Boris Aronson papers and designs
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Robert A. Wilson slides
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Richard Rodgers papers
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Brooke Hayward papers
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Edward Kleban papers
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Ken Dewey Collection
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Reza Abdoh collection of papers
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Billy Rose Theatre Division posters
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Richard Nelson papers and designs
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Alexandra Exter collection
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Isaiah Sheffer Papers
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Robert Benney research materials
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C. A. Muller actors portraits
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Donald Angus collection of Carl Van Vechten postcards and photographs, circa 1890s-1959
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Billy Rose Theatre Division cabinet file
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Caffe Cino posters
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Jumbo costume designs
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Ping Chong Archive
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Billy Rose Theatre Collection Iconography file
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Lucille Lortel 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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Stead Collection
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Magic scrapbooks and posters
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Max Eastman papers
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Arthur Weyhe toy theatre collection
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Photographs of actors who played Hamlet, 1983
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Philippe Halsman theatrical photographs, 1947-1969
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Circus and magic posters
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Window cards
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Leland Hayward papers
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James Gossage Photographs
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Katharine Hepburn papers
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Theatre for Walter Hartwig Esq. Ogunquit, ME. - Ogunquit Playhouse.
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Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers
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Teatro al día
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Billy Rose Theatre Division book file
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Tharon Musser designs and papers
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Billy Rose Theatre Division periodicals file
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Camp Shows Publicity Records
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Empresario internacional
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Luther Adler papers
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Elaine Stritch papers
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Robert Baral papers
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David Belasco papers
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Greenwich Village Follies designs
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Lillian Gish papers
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Jo Mielziner papers
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Anita Arden scrapbooks, 1920-1996
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Booth-Grossman family papers
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Harold Prince papers
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Souvenir collection of costume designs
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Sophie Tucker scrapbooks
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Cheryl Crawford papers
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Robert Boucher papers
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Richard Hoover designs and papers
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Abe Burrows papers
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Donald Oenslager papers and designs
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Margaret Barker papers
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Sothern and Marlowe collection
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Theatre arts
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Comden and Green 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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Studio One production files
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Paddy Chayefsky papers
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Peter Wexler photographs and designs
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Wizard of Oz costume designs and illustrations,1902-1907 and undated
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E. Y. (Yip) Harburg papers
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Tony Straiges designs
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Posters: The Hanlon-Lees
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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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Howard Bay designs and technical drawings
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Leon Bakst designs
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John Golden papers
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Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.
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Gene Frankel papers
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R. H. Burnside collection
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Au cirque: vingt-deux dessins aux crayons de couleur
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Bert Bertram scrapbooks
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Willa Kim collection of scripts
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Olive Reeves-Smith Papers
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Paramount Studios Motion Picture Stills Scrapbooks, 1927-1947
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Sardi's (Restaurant) caricatures
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Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof papers
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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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Theatre magazine.
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Billy Rose 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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Billy Rose Theatre Collection originals file
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Annual benefit
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The secrets of stage conjuring
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Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984
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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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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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Harry K. Morton family scrapbooks and memorabilia
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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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Actor's Workshop and Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center records
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Madam Modjeska scrapbooks
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Gypsy Rose Lee papers
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Joan Marcus photographs
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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. 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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The Big Show set designs by Mark Lawson and Nash
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Arnold Auerbach papers
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Actors' directory & studio guide
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The Exhibitor
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French Institute in the United States gift of designs,1917-1947
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Castle, Vernon and Irene: Scrapbook.
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Les jeux du cirque et la vie foraine
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Margaret E. Lynn Army Music and Theatre Collection
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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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Texas Guinan scrapbook and clippings
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Otto Harbach Papers, 1870-1990, (bulk 1895-1963).
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Costume designs for Ziegfeld midnight frolic, 1928.
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Conjurers' monthly magazine
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John Latouche papers
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Joshua Logan correspondence and ephemera, 1920-1989.
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Edward Harrigan papers
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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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Circle Repertory Company records
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Franne Lee papers and designs
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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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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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Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer papers and designs
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The play-pictorial
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Illustrated catalogue of photographer's negatives
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Theatre arts
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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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Hallie Flanagan papers
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New York and regional theatrical souvenir programs,1903-1937
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Playwrights' Company records
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Tony Straiges designs
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Annals of the New York stage
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M-U-M
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Carol Rosegg photographs
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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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Paul Muni papers
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Ball of the fine arts, 1916 : programs
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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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