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Performing Arts

Archival collections housed in Special Collections

About this guide

Special Collections is home to a wide array of materials related to the performing arts, including archival collections, photographs, books, recordings, pamphlets and ephemera. Specific areas covered include theater, vaudeville, music, dance and film. The purpose of this guide is to introduce the user to these collections and to point the way to their associated  access points, such as finding aids, collection inventories or catalog records.

For assistance with these collections, send an email to or contact the collection curator, Joseph (Bob) DIaz at

To view our resources, please choose a tab from the selection of choices listed under "about this guide' on your left.




If you are looking for related research resources not housed in Special Collections, the following research guides, created by our colleagues in the Research and Learning Department, can be used to find additional materials, including reference sources, online indexes, journals and other resources that are available in our collections.

Additional research guides

Research Guide for Dance
Research Guide for Film and Television
Research Guide for Music
Research Guide for Theater Arts and Drama