Re-discovering the Stars: processing the Museum of the City of New York's Collection on Theatrical Personalities.


The Museum of the City of New York will organize and describe its Collection on theatrical personalities, which includes correspondence, photographs, ephemera, annotated scripts, notes, contracts, scrapbooks, and memorabilia related to persons who worked professionally on and around the New York stage, including actors, playwrights, directors, critics, stage managers, lyricists, composers, and producers. The collection was assembled by Museum curators and staff over several decades, but it has never been comprehensively cataloged. This two-year project will result in an online finding aid and object-level cataloging of 1,000 collection highlights.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



Museum of the City of New York


  • Ms. Lacy Schutz (Museum of the City of New York)

Date Range

1830 - 1830

Geographic Scope

Objects are primarily from New York City and the United States, but a small percentage may originate from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.


  • 500 Artifact (Including Archaeological Objects, Weapons, Machinery, Instruments, Costumes, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Etc.), Book (Including Serials), Ephemera, Image, Manuscript, Musical Scores, Text (Including Electronic Texts)