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Prix Italia Scripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 006
Scope and Contents The Prix Italia Scripts Collection is a collection of submissions of various media programs for the Prix Italia, one of the most prestigious International media awards, between the years of 1956 to 1972, with a few entries of unknown dates. These submissions come in the form of scripts and/or pamphlets describing the work that is being submitted.The Prix Italia is an International competition, founded in 1948 on the island of Capri, Italy by the RAI, originally for radio...
Dates: 1956 - 1972

Rudolph Bennett Benetsky Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 062
Scope and Contents The Rudolph Bennett Benetsky Papers contain various materials relating to Benetsky’s career as a conductor and musical director on and off Broadway. Comprising scores, librettos, LP records, and audio tapes, this collection includes material attesting to the vibrancy of American musical theater between roughly...
Dates: circa 1950 - circa 2009

Sarah Moore Field Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 031
Scope and Contents The Sarah Moore Field Collection includes over 200 programs and playbills from theatres within the New England region of the United States, with the bulk of the materials from Boston. The materials range in date from 1881 to 1963 with the bulk of the collection containing items from 1900 to 1928. Depending on the era, the playbills are formatted either as single sheets or posters (primarily the pre-1900s and World War II era programs) or booklets featuring advertisements, play descriptions,...
Dates: 1881 - 1963

Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 002
Scope and Contents The Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection is a collection of materials generated by and relating to Boston Theatres of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included in the collection are photographs of actors and productions, theatre programs and playbills from Boston area theatres, production materials such as scripts and journals, and newspaper and magazine clippings about people, places, and events in the Boston theatre community. The bulk of the material concerns the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1914; 1827-1950

Sigmund A. Lavine Gilbert and Sullivan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 001
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials dating from 1867 to 1988 related to the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The collection includes programs, scripts, librettos, musical scores and sheet music, photographs, drawings and artwork, advertising materials, souvenirs, magazines, recordings, correspondence and writings about Gilbert and Sullivan, and a large collection of newspaper clippings about Gilbert and Sullivan and their fourteen comic operas. Much of the material is related to...
Dates: Bulk(1881-1945); 1860 - 1988

Sylvia Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 025
Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials related to Sylvia Lewis' career including but not limited to: photographs, contracts, scripts, sheet music, publicity publications, magazines, lobby cards, posters, personal correspondence, 16mm films, VHS tapes, DVD's, costumes/apparel.

Dates: mid-1930s to early 2010s

The Boston Herald Clipping File

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 003
Scope and Contents

The Boston Herald Clipping File consists of reviews and articles (news clippings), programs, autographs, advertisements, press releases, and correspondence all related to theater productions (both amateur and professional) in and around Boston and New York City. The collection also contains some material produced by Emerson College.

Dates: 1807 - 1970

The "Let's Pretend" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 004
Scope and Contents This collection contains scripts written for the "Let's Pretend" radio program as well as the sheet music for the conductor's score, cues, and orchestra parts for numerous "Let's Pretend" episodes. The majority of the scripts were written by Nila Mack. Following her death, several scripts were re‐written by Johanna Johnston, and these scripts contain the notation "JJ". In addition, several scripts have BBD&O noted after the title. These scripts were written by the Batten, Barton,...
Dates: Bulk; 1932 - 2006

The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 013
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of comedian clippings, magazines, and movie ephemera, such as sheet music, posters, and lobby cards. The extensive collection of magazines includes Harpoon, Just for Laughs, and Rave. The broad arrangement of sheet music ranges from the early vaudeville years to the more recent 20th century movies.

Dates: 1937 - 2006

The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Novelty Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 003
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of television, radio, film and stand-up comedy ephemera, such as t-shirts, video- and record-store displays, board games, toys, trading cards, novelties and posters, all relating to comedy and comedians. Collection Highlights: - Steve Martin arrow-through-the-head kit. - Don Adams-endorsed Skittle Poker and Skittle Pool games. - Happy Days lunch box. - Pee-wee Herman ventriloquist doll.

Dates: 1950 - 2006

The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 004
Scope and Contents The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection documents American comedy from the early 1930s through 2006 and consists of long playing albums and compact discs of live performances, spoken word recordings, humorous music, musical theater, and film soundtracks. In addition to recordings of individual comics, the collection contains compilations of various comedians. Also included are compilations of radio series, among them "Our Miss Brooks," "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show,"...
Dates: 1955 - 2006

Theater Playbills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 008
Scope and Contents This collection encompasses theatre programs, playbills, and memorabilia from hundreds of theatres throughout the United States and London, with the bulk of the materials from Boston, New York, and London. The materials range in date from 1855 through 2012 with the bulk of the collection containing playbills from 1950 on. Depending on the era the playbills are formatted either as single sheets or poster (primarily the pre 1900s and World War II era programs) or booklets featuring...
Dates: 1855 - 2012

Undergraduate Admissions

 Collecting Area
Identifier: RG 012.01

Variety Protected Materials Department Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 017
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials submitted in sealed envelopes for copyright protection by the Variety Protected Materials Department between 1912 and 1938. The bulk of the material consists of scripts for Vaudeville, radio, and other creative productions, and photographs and drawings of set designs and costumes. The materials also often include illustrations or photographs of a skit concept, trick, or performance props and apparatuses. Also included are musical scores and lyrics. Some...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1916-1924; 1912 - 1938

Visual & Media Arts Department Thesis Media Component Records

 record group
Identifier: RG 044.01
Scope and Contents These records contain compact, digital video, and blue ray discs as well as the corresponding digital files collected from Master of Fine Arts students of the Visual and Media Arts Department as part of their graduation requirements. Included in this collection are documentaries, fictional narrative videos, interactive websites, video games, animations, audiobooks, music, and instructional materials. The subjects of the theses are unrestricted and therefore varied and numerous. Paper...
Dates: 1995 - ?

William Gitt Film Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 049
Scope and Contents The William Gitt Film Poster Collection contains different movie posters and advertising material from the 1930s through the 1960s. The collection primarily consists of 27" by 41" "One-Sheet" posters and 11" by 14" Lobby Cards. The collection also contains photographic prints from the National Screen Service Corporation, which distributed stills from movies to theaters in order to promote the film, as well as other kinds of film ephemera. The films advertised span many genres, including...
Dates: 1935-1965

Your Show of Shows 3/4" Tapes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 022
Scope and Contents This collection includes 289 ¾” U-Matic videocassette tapes (dubbed from the original reels in the 1990s) containing most episodes from all five seasons of the United States variety show Your Show of Shows (1950-1954) and the compilation film Ten From Your Show of Shows (1973). The series was created by Max Liebman and starred comedians Sid Caesar and ...
Dates: Broadcast: 1950-03-04 - 1954-06-05; Creation: 1992-08-06 - 1998-05-29; Other: Release of Ten from Your Show of Shows (Motion picture): 1973

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Ballet Russe 1
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Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 1
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Boston Ballet 1
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