Finding Aids

Archival and Manuscript Collections

Collections are listed below. Some are digitized and can be searched online. Others, such as the BAM Board Files and Harvey Lichtenstein President's Records, exist only in original form and require an on-site visit.


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This collection of programs, dating from 1857, documents BAM’s more than 150-year history of performance. Individual programs provide detailed information about casts, companies, directors, designers, and other production notes.
The brochures in this collection document the programming and history of BAM as well as related organizations that present at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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This collection of promotional posters advertising BAM programming includes some company posters and copies signed by cast members.
The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Collection is comprised of promotional materials (known as Bulletins or Monthly Magazines of Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences) and other related objects.
The photos in this collection document the history of the three buildings that currently comprise BAM’s campus. There are also photos of the Academy’s original Montague Street building in Brooklyn Heights, which burned to the ground in 1903.
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This collection contains the public record of the institution from 1952 through the present. Richly designed and greatly informative, these reports offer a broad view of BAM's programming and financial status.
This collection contains photographs, programs, and other materials documenting the residency of the Chelsea Theater Center at BAM from 1968 through 1978.
DanceMotion USA℠ is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, produced by BAM to facilitate cultural exchange while showcasing the best in contemporary American dance abroad.
This collection includes video and audio of BAM performances, lectures, artist talks and promotional recordings.
These files document the activities of BAM’s Board, and include memorandums, correspondence, minutes from meetings, and financial records.
These files contain internal records from the office of BAM’s iconic president and executive producer, Harvey Lichtenstein.
This collection features photographs of Harvey Lichtenstein, who was BAM's President and Executive Producer from 1967 through 1999.
This collection of promotional publications focuses on performers, performances and other subjects relating to the BAM Next Wave Festival from 1983 -1989.