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Clippings at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Theatre

A guide to finding clippings at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Guide by Bob Kosovsky.

Clippings in the Billy Rose Theatre Division

Clippings in the Billy Rose Theatre Division can be under the name of person, name of show (whether stage, film, television, radio, etc.), venue, and subject.

Extent:  Approximately 422,000 folders

Catalog status: Currently 26,566 folders are listed in the online catalog.  All folders are indexed in the card file on the 3rd floor.  

Call number:  *T-CLP

To browse the inventory of folders in the online catalog, do a call number search on *T-CLP

Need assistance?

The staff of the Billy Rose Theatre Division will be happy to assist you with queries.  Please email us at theatre@nypl.org

Card index

Card files inventorying clipping files and ephemera

A view of the card files that inventory clipping file folders and other ephemera (including photographs and programs)

Images

A drawer of clipping file folders from the Theatre Division

A drawer of clipping file folders from the Theatre Division

Sample folder of clippings

Sample clipping file folder from the Theatre Division

A sample clipping file folder from the Theatre Division