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Microfilm in MSPAL

A guide to microfilm in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.


We have 9 collections of microfilm for theatre:

  • Performance sites of the ancient world: a photographic survey by Clifford Ashby.
  • Drama on the world stage: prompt books and performance records, series one, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C..
    • Microfilm reprint of original non-Shakespeare prompt books published between 1608 and ca. 1930.
    • Find it at UMD!
  • American theatre periodicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    • Features the most complete runs available of selected periodicals dating from 1805 to 1929 and issued from Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
    • Find it at UMD!
  • Nineteenth century theatre periodicals.
    • Part one "covers theatre periodicals from 1800 to 1897 housed in the British Library, London. Part two...periodicals issued from 1880, from the British Library Newspaper Library at Colindale. The third part supplies nearly fifty titles from the holdings of the Theatre Museum, London, and the Bodleian, Oxford." 
    • Find it at UMD!
  • The popular stage: drama in nineteenth century England; the Frank Pettingell collection of plays in the Library of the University of Kent at Canterbury.
    • Series 1. Manuscript and typescript.
    • Series 2. Pantomimes.
    • Series 3. Printed plays.
    • Find it at UMD!
  • The Meyerhold Theatre, 1920-1938: from the holdings of Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Moscow, Russia.
    • A collection of finding aids and records documenting the history of the Meyerhold Theatre, 1920-1938, from the holdings of Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow.
    • Find it at UMD!
  • The Free Southern Theater records, 1963-1978.
    • Includes: Administrative series (boxes 1-50), theater production series (boxes 51-98), general correspondence series (boxes 99-102), financial records series (boxes 103-156), oversized material (9 boxes).
    • Find it at UMD!
  • A woman’s view of drama, 1790-1830: the diaries of Anna Margaretta Larpent in the Huntington Library.
  • Exhibition of I. Modern French and Russian designs for costume and scenery and II. Playbills and prints; selected examples from the Gabrielle Enthoven Collection from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1948.