Series 4 - Periodicals, 1857-1952

Identity elements

Reference code

US MBE MSS 002-4

Name and location of repository

Level of description



Periodicals, 1857-1952


  • 1857-1952 (Creation)


6.75 linear feet

Name of creator

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

This series consists of materials in periodical form, relating to the Boston theatre arts from 1857 – 1952. Also included in the series are materials relating to the function of the Boston Evening Transcript. Excerpts and full issues of periodicals concerning the theatre arts mainly in the Boston area are represented in printed form, photocopies of news-clippings, and in the form of scrapbooks. Handwritten journals belonging to members of staff at the Boston Evening Transcript are also included.

System of arrangement

Series is arranged first by medium, then alphabetically, with miscellany at the end of lists. Oversized materials are house separately and are arranged alphabetically.

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places