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Columbia Theater Associates, 1893-1958

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Columbia Un.C.T.A,Ms Coll/Columbia Theater Associates
Bib ID 4078634 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Columbia Theater Associates
Title Columbia Theater Associates, 1893-1958
Physical Description 6 Linear Feet (5500 items in 11 boxes 1 oversize flat)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/10_COL_11.pdf
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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.

Description

Summary

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Cues, The Summer Session Classes in Play Production, The Morningside Players, and the Columbia Theatre Associates which superseded all the preceding groups.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

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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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/05/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broadsides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College theater -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Columbia Theatre Associates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Production and direction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID