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MS Thr 443

People's Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). People's Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1964-1982: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 443
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: People's Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.).
Title: People's Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records,
Date(s): 1964-1982.
Quantity: 1 collection (13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, scripts, photographs, and clippings relating to the People's Theatre of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-144
Gift of People's Theatre Cambridge, through June Judson, and Brook Lipset, 220 Marlboro Street, Boston, MA; received: 1985 February 26.

Processing Information:

A portion of this collection is unprocessed (Series IV, boxes 7-14).

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff members to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

People's Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) Records, 1964-1982 (MS Thr 443). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The People's Theatre was founded in 1964 by Ruth Elder, a former professor of speech and drama at Tufts University. The company was dedicated to multi-racial casting, a policy established by Elder and adopted by her successors, Chris Connaire (1967-1980) and June Judson (1980-1982). When it closed in 1982, the People's Theatre was the oldest continuously operating small theatre in the Boston area.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains business correspondence, scripts, photographs, and clippings relating to the People's Theatre of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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