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Special Collections: Performing Arts


Performing Arts Scope

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library's collections encompass a wide range of materials pertaining to the performing arts. Formats range from audio-visual items like photographs, film, and digital recordings, to books and manuscripts that span from the medieval era to modern times. These important documents detail the history of performing arts in many areas and give researchers insight into the creation process of the artists, performance practice, and behind-the-scenes workings of musical and theatrical groups.


album cover depicting workers marching with factory in the background           image of a woman in a white dress leaning on the pillar of a railing gazing up wistfully

Left: Cover of "Favorite American Union Songs" record, Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations Collection (HCLA 1903)

Right: actress Maggie Mitchell, 1862, William C. Darrah Collection (HCLA 1515)

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