about

The Harvard Theatre Collection is a department of Houghton Library at Harvard University dedicated to the stage, opera, dance, music, and popular entertainment. It was established in 1901 through the efforts of Professor George Pierce Baker, and now stands as one of the oldest and largest performing arts collections in the world. For information on access and use of the collections, please see the Houghton Library website.

Researchers interested in the collection should consult our guide here.

All reference and reproduction requests should be directed to houghton_library@harvard.edu