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Souvenir Theatrical Postcard Collection

Call Number: DRA 26

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 19th-century and early 20th-century souvenir theatrical postcards documenting performers in full costume.


  • circa 1880-1920

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Souvenir Theatrical Postcard Collection was housed in the former Drama Library until its transfer to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library in 2008.


Performers are identified by name in the folder listings. When a performer is depicted in more than one postcard, the total number of postcards is given in parentheses, following the person's name. Please note that not all images of a single performer are necessarily grouped together. The entire box listing should be consulted in order to determine holdings.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of 19th century and early 20th century souvenir theatrical postcards documenting performers in full costume.
Preliminary Guide to the Souvenir Theatrical Postcard Collection
Compiled by Arts Library Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

Arts Library Special Collections
180 York Street
New Haven CT 06511

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