Rare Book Division

Rare Book Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Rare Book Division of the Department of Special Collections includes printed books, pamphlets, and broadsides, published in early modern Europe as well as 18th and 19th century imprints from the Americas and Europe.

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American Ballet Theatre Programs, 1940-1979

TC004
4 boxes
The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979.
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American Ballet Theatre Programs, 1940-1979

The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979.

American Minstrel Show Collection, 1854-1943 (mostly 1850-1929)

TC050
5 boxes
The bulk of the American Minstrel Show Collection consists of advertisement material promoting minstrel performances from the 1850s through the 1920s. The collection includes broadsheets, posters, newspaper clippings and programs, as well as pictures and photographs of minstrel show performers. In addition, a small portion of the collection contains sheet music and song and joke books.
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American Minstrel Show Collection, 1854-1943 (mostly 1850-1929)

The bulk of the American Minstrel Show Collection consists of advertisement material promoting minstrel performances from the 1850s through the 1920s. The collection includes broadsheets, posters, newspaper clippings and programs, as well as pictures and photographs of minstrel show performers. In addition, a small portion of the collection contains sheet music and song and joke books.

Anonymous Playscripts Collection, 1890-1942

TC112
29 boxes
Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942).
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Arthur Friedman Collection of Programs and Playbills, 1893-1973

TC019
4 boxes
Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters.
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Arthur Friedman Collection of Programs and Playbills, 1893-1973

Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters.

Broadside Playbills, 1700-2000

TC113
17 boxes
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.

Burgi Collection of Modern Greek Theater Playbills, Second Series, 1936-2001

RCPXR-6386612
6 boxes
This collection contains playbills from Greece.

Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, 1742-2014

RBD2
15 boxes
Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc.
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1900 Holiday Books 1900. Six sparkling new books covering a variety of subject to suit all ages ... Our series of books out-sold all others last year because they were the best..., 1900

Folio bifolium (approx. 19" high), previous folds, else fine. Details six featured books, Chinese Horrrs, Persecution of the Christians, and Wonderful Developments of the Nineteenth Century among them. The publisher seeks agents: "A $5 OutfitFree. It makes no difference how good a salesman you are, you can do business with a cheap outfit; don't let anyone fool you into taking an outfit unless it is all enclosed in a case and has a handle..."

Dance Subject Files, 1900-1989

TC107
31 boxes
The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures.
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Dance Subject Files, 1900-1989

The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures.

Edmund Kean Collection, 1814-1933

TC131
1 box
Consists of theater programs, newspaper clippings, and articles on English actor Edmund Kean, as well as portraits of Kean in various dramatic roles.
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Ereunes ston Hellēniko agrotiko chōro, 1976-1977

RCPXR-7779025
8 boxes
Consists of bound volumes of completed questionnaire forms relating to research project on Greek rural communities.
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