The Henry B. House Collection contains letters to Henry House, an actor and director of local theater productions until his death in 1953. Amongst a myriad of artistic endeavors, Mr. House also helped found the Community Players, a group of Springfield amateur actors and the Little Theater, in which he acted and directed its productions for many years. The collection also contains photographs of actors and productions put on by those groups and by the Baker School of Drama at Yale University as well as manuscripts and scripts written by Mr. House. Also included are related items such as dance cards, concert and play programs from local and out-of-town theaters, Chatterton Opera House programs and some of House's own personal notes from his various writings on the history of theater in Springfield.