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Larry Mintz Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 007

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the files of Larry Mintz as well as books, videos, and tapes related to the field of comedy. The files contain humor and analysis related to the subject of the folder in addition to newspaper clippings and essays related to the subject of each file. The books contain information regarding the analysis, exploration, and history of humor. Topics covered include comedian biographies, regional humor, history, and discussion of comedy formats. This audio/visual component of the collection contains VHS tapes and audiocassettes. They are comprised mainly of television shows, stand-up comedy routines, and discussions on comedy itself.


  • 1954 - 2005


Language of Materials

Records in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.


12.5 linear feet


The collection is organized into three series which are based on the original order that the creator sent the collection in:

Series 1: Files

Series 2: Books

Series 3: Audio/Visual

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Larry Mintz in 2005.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Carolyn Child and Brian Hatch; last updated April 8, 2010.

Larry Mintz Collection
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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