Special Collections

Emerson College Iwasaki Library
120 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
  617-824-8668 (main library) 617-824-8301 (archives)
  https://www.emerson.edu/library (main library) https://www.emerson.edu/library/archives (archives)
General email:
  archives@emerson.edu records_management@emerson.edu
Institution Contact(s):
  Cheryl McGrath, Executive Director (617) 824-8328 cheryl_mcgrath@emerson.edu Jennifer Williams, Head of Archives & Special Collections 617-824-8679 jennifer_williams@emerson.edu
Hours: http://www.emerson.edu/library/about-library/hours
Seasonal Hours:
Online Catalog:
  Web: https://guides.library.emerson.edu/home/IwasakiLibrary
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Emerson College Archives & Special Collections
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Jennifer Williams, Head of Archives & Special Collections 617-824-8679 jennifer_williams@emerson.edu Michelle Romero, Digital Archivist 617-824-8337 michelle_romero2@emerson.edu
Hours: Academic Year: Monday through Friday, 9 am–4 pm Summer: Monday through Thursday 9 am–4 pm; Fridays 9 am–2 pm
Collections: 45
Formats: 1,000 linear feet of archives 800 volumes of monographs Over 15,000 photographs 258 reels of audio tapes 500 audio cassettes 5,000 video tapes 150 films
Collections Description: Special Collections Include: Boston Herald Theatre Clipping Collection Jackson-Dowd Theater Collection George McFadden Costume and Set Design Clippings Collection Let's Pretend Script Collection Martin Shwartz Audio-Visual Collection Norman Lear Script Collection Prix Italia Script Collection Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection Sigmund A. Lavine Gilbert and Sullivan Collection Helen Shea Collection New York Clipper Vaudeville Registry Collection Variety Protected Materials Department Collection The American Comedy Collections American Comedy Archives Include: Oral Histories The Bill Dana Collection The Rev. Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Recordings Collection The Rev. Warren Debenham Comedy Novelty Collection Phil Leslie Scripts Collection Larry Mintz Collection Let Me In, I Hear Laughter Collection Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection Jan Murray Film Collection Howard Storm Scripts Collection Dom DeLuise Audiovisual Collection
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Some institutional records are not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff No restrictions on scanners or cameras
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
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