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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Scrapbook collection of playbills,
Rare Book Division
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1808-1967 (mostly 1880-1950)
1 box, 483 Volumes, and 48.79 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 30


Consists of 486 scrapbooks of playbills covering not only theater but also opera, ballet, and music.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of 486 scrapbooks of playbills covering not only theater but also opera, ballet, and music. Housed within the whole are some individual collections, such as the Wangler McCarter Theatre Collection. Playbills from the Boston Museum theatre are included. Many of the scrapbooks also include photographs, clippings, and notes. (Note: Volumes numerated 280 to 330 are part of the Arthur Friedman Collection and are shelved at TC019).


Arranged numerically, with individual collections numbered within the greater total.

Collection History


Acquisition information not available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Scrapbook collection of playbills,; Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 30