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Guide to the Durham Theatre Guild Records, 1946-1994

Abstract

Community theatre of Durham County, North Carolina. Established in 1947 and disbanded in 1994.

The collection includes account books; tax and insurance records; board meeting minutes (dating from 1946-1994); scrapbooks and scrapbook files, arranged alphabetically (dating from 1950-1994); posters and handbills of the Durham Theatre Guild; audio and videocassettes; news clippings and photographs; and various ephemera, including buttons and t-shirts (dating from 1950-1993).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Durham Theatre Guild, 1947-1994.
Title
Durham Theatre Guild records 1946-1994
Language of Material
English
Extent
12.0 Linear Feet, 8500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes account books; tax and insurance records; board meeting minutes (dating from 1946-1994); scrapbooks and scrapbook files, arranged alphabetically (dating from 1950-1994); posters and handbills of the Durham Theatre Guild; audio and videocassettes; news clippings and photographs; and various ephemera, including buttons and t-shirts (dating from 1950-1993).

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Records
Box 1
Account books
Box 1
T-shirts
Box 1
Buttons, 1950-1993
Box 1
Bylaws
Box 1
Tax and insurance records
Box 1
Videocassettes and audiocassettes
Box 1
Board meeting minutes, 1946-1994
Box 2
Scrapbook files, A-Z, 1950-1994
Box 3-5
Scrapbooks, 1950-1993
Box 6-9
News clippings
Box 6-9
Photographs, etc.
Box 6-9
Posters and handbills
Box 10-12

Historical Note

The Durham Theatre Guild was incorporated following a 1946 meeting of drama enthusiasts. Its first president was William N. Hardy, and the group produced multiple plays each year. It also sponsored drama programs in local high schools. The group disbanded in 1994.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Theatre Guild Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Durham Theatre Guild Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1995.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Michael Shumate, 1995

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.