Sister Agnes Elliott, RSHM, established the Marymount Manhattan College archive in 1974.

Located on the library’s 2nd floor, the archive currently has the following collections for scholarly use:


The Williams Harris Papers
This collection has been completely processed and consists of 96 scripts, 4,450 folders of clippings and a collection of photographs gathered by Mr. Harris during the decades of the 1960s to the 1990s, to support his work as a critic of avant-garde theater and dance in downtown Manhattan. View the guide to The William Harris Papers and The William Harris addendum.

Marymount Manhattan College
The College’s own papers are inventoried and arranged as they are deposited; this collection currently consists of 246 boxes of papers, publications, photographs, audio- and videotape, objects and ephemera, mostly from the decades of the 1940s to the 1980s. View the guide to the MMC Papers and MMC Photos .

The George and Ethel Martin Papers
George and Ethel Martin began as dancers on Broadway and in movie musicals and moved on to choreography, directing and stage management. Their collection of sixteen boxes includes scores and sheet music for musicals from the 1940s to the 1990s, videotape and theatre ephemera, such as souvenir jackets given to the cast and crew of Broadway. View the guide to the Martin Papers.

The Plays and Players Collection
Published between 1953 and 2000, Plays and Players was London’s premier theatre news magazine.  The archives has a partial run, with an index to reviews, interviews and articles on topics in theatre studies.  Link to Plays and Players finding guide

The archives are available to scholars and students interested in topics on which its materials might shed light, and the archivist can do searches for specific information or for photographs and other media. The current archivist Mary Elizabeth Brown is available via phone at (212)774-4817 and at Mary Elizabeth Brown.