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- America's Historical Imprints (1639-1900)Full text access to American books, pamphlets, and broadsides, including theatre playbills, scripts, public disputes, etc.
- American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (1691-1877)Theatre news, reviews, and gossip from American newspapers and periodicals from the colonial era through Reconstruction.
- American Periodicals Series (1740-1941)Provides access to over 1,100 periodicals including special interest and general magazines, journals, and other historically significant periodicals. Theatre reviews, news, open letters, etc. available in full text.
- British Literary Manuscripts (1120-1900)Provides access to facsimile images of letters, poems, plays, novels, and other literary works.
- British Periodicals (1680-1930)Full text access to hundreds of British periodicals published between the 1680s and the 1930s. Some theatre-related titles include The Theatre, The Orchestra, The Playgoer and Society Illustrated, the Weekly Review and Dramatic Critic, and The Connoisseur.
- Early English Books OnlineFull-text access to over 125,000 books, pamphlets, tracts, etc. published in Britain and British colonies between 1476-1700. Includes works by Fletcher, Marlowe, Jonson, and many others.
- London Low LifeFull-text and color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to the 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
Resouces on the Web
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- NYPL Digital CollectionsA rich repository of digital content including photographs from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection and videos from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division Moving Image Archive.
- Shakespeare in QuartoSee 107 copies of the 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the 1642 theatre closures. Quartos can be compared side-by-side.
- Sounds: Theatre Archive Project, 1945-1968304 sound recordings of actors, stage designers, writers and critics, theatregoers, etc., talking about post-war British theatre.
- We Wear CultureDigital exhibits on historical and contemporary fashion and designers.
- Billy Rose Theatre Division (NYPL) Digital CollectionOne of the largest and most comprehensive archives devoted to the theatrical arts. Encompassing dramatic performance in all its diversity, the division is an indispensable resource for artists, writers, researchers, scholars, students, and the general public.
- Shakespeare DocumentedDigitized primary source documents regarding Shakespeare's family and career.
- Blue Mountain Project Avant-Garde PeriodicalsDrawing on Princeton University’s exceptional collections and curatorial and academic expertise, the Blue Mountain Project is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923.
- American Vaudeville Museum ArchiveMany items from this collection at the University of Arizona are digitized.