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19th Century Theatre History

An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of 19th Century Theatre.


Welcome fellow devotees of 19th century theatre history! This guide is meant to give an overview of 19th Century Theatre materials and resources available at NYU Libraries. Use the menu at the left of the page to find useful resources for finding articles, background information, and more.

5 easy steps to research

Use this guide as a model, a sort of diagram of "how to find resources":

  1. Finding Bibliographies, and Indexes
  2. Finding books,
  3. Finding Articles and Databases,
  4. Finding Newspapers/Oral Histories and archives, and
  5. Finding Images and Archives.

Here are representations of images, books, articles, dissertations, and primary source material. You will of course need more than one example for each area depending on the length of your paper.

To adapt this method for your topic, use the tabs that run along the side of the page to find other resources. If you use this system you should end up with a first rate paper on your topic!


I'd be happy to help in any way I can so don't hesitate to contact me via email or chat, or just drop my office.

Happy Research!