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Theater Program Collection.


Theater Program Collection.


Holdings: 4000 est.


Scope and Contents

The majority of the programs are for performances dated from 1945 to the present in New York, London, Washington D.C., and St. Louis.


Several donors have added to the nucleus collection that was part of the Language/Literature Library, an MU Libraries departmental library until it became part of the expanded Reference Division in 1989. At that time the playbills were transferred to Special Collections. Donors since have been Mary Lago, Margaret Howell, Stephen M. Archer, Sharon Bittner, Elva and Ralph Harmon, Dorothy Bernstein, Joseph Geist, Kenneth Leish, and Agnes Garino.


The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on web pages. However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

Access Rights

Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.

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