Series 1 - Creative Works Submitted for Copyright

Identity elements

Reference code

US MBE MSS 017-1

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Level of description



Creative Works Submitted for Copyright


  • 1912-1938 (Creation)


7.25 linear feet; 9 boxes

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Scope and content

Each folder contains a single numbered envelope and its contents. Some of the materials do not have a copyright number; these are listed at the end of the collection with any available information. There are a number of empty envelopes as well, which are housed together in a single folder. Oversized materials have been removed and housed in separate boxes, but are in order by copyright number as well. The name of the copyright holder(s) and the date of submission or creation are included in the box list as available.

System of arrangement

The first series is arranged by the original copyright number assigned to each envelope upon receipt by the Variety Protected Materials Department. The system for assigning each copyright number is not clear.

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