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The Dance Archive Souvenir and House Program Collection

Identifier: D004


The Souvenir and House Programs Collection features souvenir and house programs related to dance productions, dance companies, dance festivals, Broadway musicals, theatre productions, opera companies, ice skating productions, and films.

A souvenir program is a commercial publication designed to enhance a company or show with photographs, short biographies, company histories and repertory lists. The companies, festivals and productions covered by the programs in the collection are international in scope. A house program is one that is distributed at a performance to members of the audience attending the event. The house program usually deals with only the specifics of the actual performance itself: title, composer, designer, cast list, and company roster.

Spanning the 20th century, the programs cover primarily ballet but also include folk dance, flamenco dancing, Highland dancing, tango, and ice dancing.


  • 1906-2018


Language of Materials

Collection is predominately in English; materials in other languages are indicated at the file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


32.0 Linear Feet (43 containers)

Scope and Contents

The Dance Archive's Souvenir Program Collection comprises of souvenir and house programs related to dance: productions, companies, and festivals; as well as the dance aspects of Broadway musicals, operas, ice skating productions, and films.


The souvenir programs in the collection are arranged geographically and in alphabetical order by company name or performer's name as they appear on the program itself.


Further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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