Selected Special Collections
Manuscript Plays Collection
American play typescripts submitted for copyright deposit in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, (3,062 typescripts).
See digitized works in the online presentation of: English-Language Playscripts Collection. From the thousands of playscripts submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office at Library of Congress during 1870-1920, and now housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, 257 have been selected. These unpublished manuscripts include vaudeville comedy sketches, monologues, musical revue, spectacles, and other genres.