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At a Glance
Box 1 and Oversize Materials: Production materials. arranged chronologically, 1893-1958, and cross indexed; Boxes 2-5: Photographs of Productions arranged alphabetically; Box 5: Correspondence and manuscripts; Boxes 5-10: Production files arranged alphabetically; Box 10: Miscellaneous.
Correspondence, scripts, slides, scores, set designs, prompt books, scrapbooks, costume designs, programs, playbills, broadsides, clippings, fliers, photographs, announcements of forthcoming productions, clippings, and related materials. Columbia University theatrical groups include The Columbia Laboratory Players, The Columbia College Dramatic Group, The Wigs and Cues, The Summer Session Classes in Play Production, The Morningside Players, and the Columbia Theatre Associates which superseded all the preceding groups. There is an extensive file on the Columbia Laboratory Players; including production files that document the various stages involved in putting together a dramatic production. In addition there are typewritten scripts representing the spectrum of plays that were produced over the Lab's active years. There are photographs of only a few specific plays. Non Lab materials relate to Rehersal Course productions, a Columbia English Department course that was closely affiliated with the Lab players
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Related Archival Materials
Additional posters are in the Poster Collection Catalog under "Theatres." Additional material on Columbia Theater Associates is in the Milton Smith Playscripts Collection.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Louis Spencer in memory of his wife, Gertrude K. Spencer, 1971; transferred from the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, 1971.
Gift of Helen M. Boyden & Ms. Jean E. Mammen, 1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/05/89.