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Preliminary Guide to the John M. Clum Collection of Playbills and Programs, 1950-2009

Abstract

Professor of Theater Studies and English at Duke University.

Collection contains playbills and programs for theatrical productions, operas, and ballets from the United States and abroad.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Clum, John M. (collector)
Title
John M. Clum Collection of Playbills and Programs, 1950-2009
Language of Materials
English
Extent
4200 items, 13.8 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains playbills and programs for theatrical productions, operas, and ballets from the United States and abroad.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Collection (2008-0054) contains playbills and programs from theatrical productions, operas, and ballets in the United States and internationally.

The addition (2008-0298) has been interfiled with the existing collection.

Though this collection remains unprocessed, minimal arrangement has been conducted. Playbills have been foldered according to the title of the play. Folders are arranged alphabetically, but within each folder, the playbills are not in alphabetical or sequential order. (For example, there are several folders of playbills that start with "M.") Boxes 15 through 21 contain operas and ballets, and have not been arranged further at this time.

Playbills, A-B
Box 1
Playbills, B-C
Box 2
Playbills, C-D
Box 3
Playbills, D-E
Box 4
Playbills, E-G
Box 5
Playbills, G-H
Box 6
Playbills, H-K
Box 7
Playbills, L-M
Box 8
Playbills, M
Box 9
Playbills, M-P
Box 10
Playbills, P-R
Box 11
Playbills, R-S
Box 12
Playbills, S-T
Box 13
Playbills, T-W
Box 14
Playbills, W-Z
Box 15
Operas and ballets
Box 15
Operas and ballets
Box 16-21

The addition (2009-0200) includes playbills and programs, 2008-2009.

Playbills, A-P
Box 22
Playbills, P-Z
Box 23
Operas and ballets
Box 23
Operas and ballets
Box 24

Historical Note

John M. Clum is a professor of Theater Studies and English at Duke University.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the John M. Clum Collection of Playbills and Programs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2008 (2008-0057), 12 lin. ft.

Gift, 2008 (2008-0298), interfiled with existing collection.

Gift, 2009 (2009-0200), added to the end of the collection.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0057, 2008-0298, 2009-0200

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.