Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection of theatre programs, 1880s-1980s, bulk 1880-1994

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 11077996 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Durst, Seymour B., 1913-1995 ; Durst, Seymour B., 1913-1995
Title Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection of theatre programs, 1880s-1980s, bulk 1880-1994
Physical Description 5 linear feet
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is made up of one series: Series I: Theatre Programs

Description

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by Theatre name, the collection is made up of over 700 theatre programs and Playbills; included are some of the most prominent productions in the New York area during the 20th century. Often included in the programs are seating charts for specific theatres.

Publication Date

1880s-1980s

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection of Theatre Programs, 1880s-1980s, Avery Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Revision Description

2015-04-21 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Musicals -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

Seymour B. Durst (1913-1995) was an American real estate investor and developer. While dedicating his professional life to commercial and residential real estate development, Durst had a personal lifelong passion for collecting published and archival materials on New York and its history, through architectural, cultural heritage and urban planning perspectives.