The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive).

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Rome, Harold, 1908-1993. The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive).

The Harold Rome papers, 1873-1988 (inclusive).

The Harold Rome Papers document Rome's life and career in the American musical theater through manuscript and published music, scripts, lyrics, and production materials. The Papers also contain correspondence between Rome and actors, agents, producers, and other theatrical personalities. In addition, the Papers hold programs, clippings, photographs, and a selection of Rome's own paintings.

46 linear ft. (97 boxes)

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