Music, Dance, Recorded Sound, and Theatre
The Billy Rose Theatre Collection of The New York Public Library is one of the largest and most comprehensive archives devoted to the theatrical arts.
The Butler Ballet in Indianapolis, IN, owns a very valuable collection of scenery and costumes coming from the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
The OAC brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections are
The Performing Arts Reading Room is the service point for the broad and diverse collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Includes approximately 12 million items and spanning more than 800 years of Western music history and practice.
Lists over 7000 international institutions with material relating to the performing arts (theatre, opera, music, ballet, film, circus, radio, television, cabaret, pantomime.
THSA preserves the architectural, cultural and social history of America's theatres. Through its collections and publications, THSA makes available information on more than 15,000 theatres in the form of photographs, slides, negatives, books, blueprints, clippings, videos, printed programs, and other material on historic theatres, primarily in the U.S.
The Theater Collection traces the relationship between New York City and theater from the late 18th century to the present day. The archive includes set and costume drawings, posters, original playscripts, thousands of costumes and props, photographs, and a major Yiddish theater collection.
This collections preserves over 25,000 garments and accessories dating from the mid-18th century to the present, including gloves, fans, stockings, shoes and boots, parasols, collars, ties, hats and headresses, and purses as well as costume jewelry. Other primary source materials directly related to the history of fashion trends and the fashion industry in New York City include photographs, clippings from periodicals, vintage store catalogues and bound fashion publications.
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