Clippings are articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, playbills, and other types of publications and ephemera. Virtually all clippings contain text and many also include photographs or images.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts organizes clippings in folders either by personal name, name of group, organization, venue, or subject. Our files contain over 400,000 folders of clippings; each folder can contain anywhere from one to 100 clippings. All the divisions have clippings, many of which are NOT in the online catalog. In general, the folders are inventoried, not the individual clippings within the folder.