Performing Arts

Collection area

Women playing musical instruments on stage

The ingenues starring in the motion picture The Band Beautiful from the American Vaudeville Museum collection.

About this collection area

Special Collections has several significant performing arts-related collections comprised of personal papers, play scripts, sound recordings, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, and books.

Topics range from rare books in early American theater to vaudeville-related archives to more contemporary material, such as the archives of Up With People and Tucson Meet Yourself. We actively strive to acquire collections that reflect the unique diversity of the Southwest and U.S. Mexico borderlands.

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