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Guide to the Summer Theater at Duke records, 1925-1984

Abstract

The Summer Theater program at Duke was created in 1972; its founding members included English Professor John Clum and Duke Players president Richard E. Cytowic.

The collection includes programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, schedules, ticket order forms, posters, advertisements, flyers, pamphlets, box office reports, reviews, and notes related to the Summer Theater program. Materials range in date from 1925-1984, bulk dates 1973-1984.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Summer Theater at Duke.
Title
Summer Theater at Duke records, 1925-1984
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, schedules, ticket order forms, posters, advertisements, flyers, pamphlets, box office reports, reviews, and notes related to the Summer Theater program. Other than one playbill from 1925, the materials date between 1973 and 1984. The 1925 playbill is from a presentation of Sheridan's "A School for Scandal," by the Coffer-Millar Players, performed for students of the Summer School at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Summer Theater at Duke Records, 1973
Box 1
Summer Theater at Duke, 1973-1984
Box 1
Summer Theater at Duke- Printed Matter, 1973-1983
Box 1
Clippings, 1973-1984
Box 1
Summer Theater at Duke- Box Office Reports, 1978
Box 1
"Duke Summer Opera Workshop", 1980-1981
Box 1
Reviews, Summer 1978
Box 1
Summer Theater Info, 1979
Box 1
Reviews, Summer 1979
Box 1
Summer 1982, Publicity Advertisements
Box 1

Historical Note

The Summer Theater program at Duke was created in 1972; its founding members included English Professor John Clum and Duke Players president Richard E. Cytowic. Beginning in 1973, the company put on regular performances throughout the summer, to much critical acclaim.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Summer Theater at Duke records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Summer Theater at Duke records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1977-1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Alyssa Reichardt, October 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2007

Accession 77-136 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.