The traditional performing arts – dance, music, and theater – are well represented in Special Collections' print holdings and manuscript and archival collections. A number of primary collections focusing on institutions, organizations, and individuals involved with these arts are housed in Special Collections. In accordance with the Library's collection strengths in twentieth-century American literature, our holdings include the works of such noted playwrights as Tennessee William.
In addition to manuscript and archival collections, Special Collections also holds a variety of visual materials, including photographs, etchings, artwork, and graphical ephemera such as book jackets and posters, as well as other related materials such as cartes-de-visite.
Graphics collections (GRA)
Listed here are bibliographies of resources in Special Collections pertaining to theater and drama. Please note that the items listed in the bibliographies represent only a small portion of materials on drama, playwrights and theater held in Special Collections.
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