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General Conclave

Looking for additional resources in your research? We suggest the following*:

The Library of Congress | Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)

National Register of Historic Places

League of Historic American Theatres

American Theatre Organ Society

Hollywood Heritage

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation

Los Angeles Conservancy

Kansas Historic Theatre Association

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Denver Architectural Foundation

BoxOffice Magazine’s Archive

Tom B’hend and Preston Kaufmann Collection


For information about topics like performers, film, exhibition, etc:

Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Chicago Public Library

Roosevelt University – Performing Arts Library

Museum of the Moving Image

The Dwight M. Cleveland Movie Poster Archive


For information about a particular topic:

University of Oklahoma | American Theatre Organ Society Archives

Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago | Art and Architecture Research Collection

Columbia University, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library | Thomas Lamb, Architect

Columbia University, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library | Rambusch Company, Firm

The Wolfsonian, Florida International University | John Eberson, Architect

Chicago History Museum | Rapp & Rapp, Architectural Firm

Shubert Archives | Shubert Theatres

Roundabout Theatre Company Archive | Selwyn Theatre Historic Renovation Collection

The Louis Grell Foundation | Louis Grell, Artist

University of Minnesota, Scenery Collection | Twin City Scenic Company Collection, Great Western Stage Equipment Company Collection, Holak collection


International Organizations:
Cinema Theatre Association (UK)

Theatres Trust (UK)

Frank Matcham Society (UK)

Old Theatres Magazine (UK)

The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia (Australia)

Would you like to add your resource to this list? Contact the Archives Director.


(*This listing is exhaustive by no means. We also recommend connecting with your local or state historical society when embarking on a research project. Please note a listing on this page does not constitute an endorsement from THS.)