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Special Collections: Theater and Drama Resources: Archival Material

This guide will help you navigate the theater collections in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP)

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Searching for Archival Material

Archival material includes unpublished records such as letters, diaries, financial records, and photographs. Information about our archival collections may be found online in the Subject Guide to the Collections. You can also browse the A-Z list of archival collections (the link is below). Our finding aids are processed at different levels. Some include item-by-item level descriptions and others are processed at the folder or box level. 

Additional Theater Manuscript Holdings

Archival Theater and Drama Collections

RBSCP is home to a number of collections relating to theater and drama, primarily in the United States and Great Britain.  Included is a vast collection of theater programs and playbills dating from the 19th century to the present, with productions in Rochester, New York City, London, and elsewhere. 

Links to Finding Aids: Theater and Drama Resources

RBSCP holds manuscript material relating to drama and theater in the United States and Great Britain.  A small selection is featured below but is not limited to these examples. 

Exhibits and Special Projects Manager, RBSCP

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Jessica Lacher-Feldman
Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, Rush Rhees Library, 2nd Floor