Manuscript Collection

This collection preserves handwritten rehearsal copies, diplomas, prompter’s copies, handwritten and printed scores. The most cohesive part of the collection is the archive of the National Theatre Academy, time tables, minutes from the teachers’ meetings (1880-1940), degrees, financial documents, telling the rich history of the first official theatre education establishment in Hungary. Another important set of documents present the ones documenting the financial management from the 1840’s and 1850’s. Also of great importance is the documentation of the Művész Színház (Artistic Theatre) led by Zoltán Várkonyi and the documents of the SQUAT Theatre from New York, mostly in English. We also preserve early 19th century manuscripts from the life of the travelling company of István Balog.