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Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum records, 1910-1971 

Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum
Phys. Desc: 
7.5 linear feet (7.5 linear feet 14 boxes 3 card file boxes)
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

When the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum was dispersed in 1971, its collections were divided among the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Office of Art Properties, Barnard's Minor Latham Theatre, the Barnard Library, and the Music Library. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library received manuscripts, historical recordings (78 rpm discs and tape), theatrical printed ephemera (including playbills, scrapbooks, and programs), engravings, paintings, portraits, and photographs.

Scope and Contents

Office files consisting of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other documents relating to the operation of the Museum. Included are numerous biographical and topical folders on the theatrical subjects such as David Belasco, Costumes, French stage models, Helen Hayes, etc. Masks and Puppets account for 29 folders.