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Performing arts autographs and manuscripts collection

 Collection 0356-SCPA

Included in this artificial collection are 18 individually described autographs, correspondence, photographic items, and other historic manuscripts (broadsides, handbills, etc.) related to the performing arts from 1872 to 1995. Additions are expected.


  • 1872 - 1995

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restricted files in this collection. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the acquisition of these items. Apart from those items in the public domain, the creators retain any copyright possessed in the collection. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.


.5 Linear Feet

18 Items

Custodial History

Beginning in the 1980s, this collection was artificially assembled from a variety of sources by the curators of the repository through donation, purchase, and transfer. Additions are expected. Please contact the current curator for more information.

Processing Information

Each item processed individually and filed alphabetically by last name or title.

Performing arts autographs and manuscripts collection
Vincent J. Novara
4 September 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States