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A collection of letters written by various personages in theatrical and literary circles to Ira A. Hards and his wife, the actor Ina Hammer Hards. Among the letters are seventeen from George W. Cable and nine from Mary Austin, both of whom collaborated with the Hards in certain dramatic compositions. The collection also includes account books, appointment books, photographs, playscripts, programs, scrapbooks, and materials related to the Westchester Theatre.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: Box 6 CMI. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ira Hards correspondence; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Bonnell, Alice H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1962. Accession number--M-62.
Source of acquisition--Bonnell, Alice H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1975.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2021-02-26 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Ira Hards was primarily known as a theatrical producer.