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Athens Town and Gown Players records

Athens Town and Gown Players records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Town and Gown Players records
Creator: Town and Gown Players (Athens, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1953-2018
Language: English
Extent: 18.5 Linear Feet 25 document boxes, 4 oversized boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3256
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Town and Gown Players are a community theater organization based in Athens, Georgia. They are volunteer-based and have performed continuously since 1953.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents related to the Town and Gown Players of Athens, Georgia. There are production documents, including scripts, programs, tickets, pictures and design documents; publicity documents, including season lists and season press releases, season press clippings, promotions, brochures and flyers; financial documents, including expense/income reports, treasurer's reports, show income breakdown statements, receipts, tax documents and ledgers; facility documents, including leases, insurance policies, rental agreements, renovation documents, contracts with technicians and facilities specs for designers; and membership documents including member lists, newsletters, thank you letters and general member communications.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by season of production.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Town and Gown Players records, ms3256, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American drama.
Brochures.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Community theater -- Georgia -- Athens.
Contracts.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Financial statements.
Fliers (printed matter)
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 -- You can't take it with you
Insurance policies.
Kesselring, Joseph, 1902-1967 -- Arsenic and old lace
Leases.
Ledgers (account books)
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969 -- Guys and dolls
Membership lists.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Programs (documents)
Receipts (financial records)
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 -- Oklahoma
Scripts (documents)
Specifications.
Tax records.
Theater -- Production and direction -- Georgia -- Athens.
Theater -- Public relations -- Georgia -- Athens.
Tickets.
Town and Gown Players (Athens, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1953-1954 Season

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11Production documents - Philadelphia Story
12Press clippings
13Meeting minutes - board, general membership
14Original Constitution and By-laws , 1953 September 28
16Logo art - original, Joy Tasker
17Membership documents
18Thank-you notes
 

1954-1955 Season

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19Production documents - Moon is Blue, 10 Little Indians, Rosalind, The 12 Pound Cake
110Press clippings
111Meeting minutes
112Facilities documents for Ritz
113Membership documents
114Thank-you notes
 

1955-1956 Season

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115Production documents
116Meeting minutes
117Newsletters
 

1956-1957 Season

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118Production documents
119Meeting minutes
121Newsletters
 

1957-1958 Season

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122Meeting minutes
123Production documents - Dial "M" for Murder, The Tender Trap
124Treasurer's report
125Newsletters
 

1958-1959 Season

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126Articles of Incorporation
127Cannery lease
128Ways and Means report
129Newsletters, membership documents
 

1959-1960 Season

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130Press releases, membership notes - Arsenic and Old Lace
 

1960-1961 Season

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131Production documents, press clippings - The Gazebo, Glass Menagerie, Under the Sycamore Tree
132Meeting minutes
133Facilities documents
134Membership documents, newsletters
135Thank you letters, correspondence with SETC
 

1961-1962 Season

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136Production documents, script
137Meeting minutes
138Membership documents
 

1962-1963 Season

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21Production documents - Blithe Spirit, 10 Nights in a Bar Room, Royal Gambit
22Meeting minutes
23Membership documents, newsletter
 

1963-1964 Season

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24Production documents - Little Cake, Tunnel of Love, Career, Man/Dinner
25Meeting minutes
26Membership documents, newsletter
 

1964-1965 Season

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27Meeting minutes, membership documents, season activities lists, clipping - Harvey, Vanya
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192Photographs - Harvey
 

1965-1966 Season

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28Production documents, publicity advertisement
29Financial reports - Pajama Game Income
210General business - directing contracts, agendas
211Membership documents, newsletters
 

1966-1967 Season

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212Production documents, press clipping - Earnest
213Financial reports, documents
214Newsletters, 1966-1967 season
 

1967-1968 Season

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215Production documents, press clippings
216By-laws, meeting minutes
217Financial reports, production expense breakdown
218Receipts - office, utilities, music
219Membership documents, newsletters
231Untitled - miscellaneous
 

1968-1969 Season

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220Production documents - Picnic, Barefoot in the Park, The Boyfriend, Mother Goose
221Press clippings, royalties
222Meeting minutes
223Financial reports, show expense breakdown
224Receipts - publicity, facility, production
225Facilities documents, lease, receipts
226Membership documents, newsletters, thank-you notes
227Logo art work
 

1969-1970 Season

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228Production documents, press clippings
229Financial reports, breakdown by production
230Membership documents, newsletter
 

1970-1971 Season

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31Production documents, press clippings
32Financial reports, meeting minutes
33Membership documents, newsletter,Tag-A-History
 

1971-1972 Season

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34Production documents, publicity advertisements Dracula. My 3 Angels, Summertree, Gingerbread Lady
35Financial reports, meeting minutes, tax documents, production breakdown, facilties information
36Membership documents, Georgia Theater Competition and STC correspondence
 

1972-1973 Season

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38Georgia Theatre Competition submission The Gingerbread Lady
37Production documents, publicity advertisements
39Meeting minutes, UGA/T&G correspondence
310Financial reports
311Membership
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120Miscellaneous membership documents
15Facilities documents for Ritz Theatre
 

1973-1974 Season

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312Production documents, press clippings, publicity copy
313Meeting minutes
314Financial reports
315Facilities
316Membership
 

1974-1975 Season

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317Production documents, press releases
318Meeting minutes
319Financial reports, facilities
320Thank-you letters
 

1975-1976 Season

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41Production
42Publicity, press clippings, releases
43Meeting minutes
44Thank-you letters
 

1976-1977 Season

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45Production documents, press clippings
46Awards Banquet
47Meeting minutes
48Financial, facilities documents
49Membership
 

1977-1978 Season

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51Production documents, press clippings
52Meeting minutes, bylaws
53Financial reports, treasurer's report
54General business, articles of incorporation, contracts, season and director information
55Membership, newsletter
 

1978-1979 Season

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56Production documents, press clippings
57Production documents, press clippings - Picnic
58Production documents, press clippings - Carousel
59Press clippings, awards banquet
510Meeting minutes, general manager's report
511Membership, newsletters
 

1979-1980 Season

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61Production documents, press clippings, awards banquet
62Production documents, press clippings - The Hollow
63Production documents, press clippings - Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild
64Production documents, press clippings - No, No Nanette
65Membership, newsletters, Georgia Theater Competition information
 

1980-1981 Season

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66Production documents, press clippings, awards banquet
 

1981-1982 Season

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67Production documents, press clippings
68Meeting minutes
 

1982-1983 Season

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69Production documents, press clippings
610Meeting minutes
611Financial reports, facilities
612Newsletter, awards banquet
 

1983-1984 Season

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613Production documents, press clippings - Rebecca, Barefoot in the Park, Arsenic & Old Lace, Night of Jan 16th
614Production documents, press clippings - Annie Get Your Gun
615Meeting minutes, financial documents
616Facilities documents, lighting tech contracts
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194Photographs - Annie Get Your Gun
 

1984-1985 Season

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71Production documents, press clippings
72Meeting minutes
73Financial documents
74Facilities, design documents
75Membership, newsletters
 

1985-1986 Season

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76Production documents
77Publicity, special charity performance - Adaptations
78Meeting minutes, bylaws
79Financial reports
710Facilities
711Membership, newsletter
 

1986-1987 Season

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712Production documents
713Publicity documents, special events, awards Banquet, Valentines Dinner Theatre
714Meeting minutes, bylaws
715Financial records
716Treasurer's report, correspondence
717Facilities documents, calendar
718Costume inventory
719Membership, newsletter
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197Photographs - The Rainmaker
 

1987-1988 Season

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81Production documents
82Production documents - Cole
83Publicity, special events, awards banquet, benefit plays
84Meeting minutes, bylaws
85Financial, facilities documents, lease
86Membership, newsletter, Thank you letter
 

1988-1989 Season

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87Production documents - Blithe Spirit, V. Frankenstein, Streetcar Named Desire, Drood
88Production documents - The Real Thing
89Production documents - Scrooge
810Publicity, special event, Murder Mystery Benefit
811Inventories, director's vitas for costume, props office, etcetera
812Meeting minutes
813Financial documents
814Membership, newsletter, Thank you notes
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195Photographs - Blithe Spirit, 1988-1989
 

1989-1990 Season

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91Production documents - Country Wife, one act performances
92Production documents - Shadowbox, Deathtrap, Christmas Carol
93Production documents - Robber Bridegroom
94Production documents - The Dresser
95Production documents - Puss in Boots
96Production documents - You Can't Take It With You
97Publicity, special events, awards banquet
98Meeting minutes, bylaws
99Financial documents
910Membership
911Newsletters
 

1990-1991 Season

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101Production documents
102Publicity, special events, awards banquet
103Meeting minutes
104Financial reports
105Membership, newsletters
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281Program - Rumpelstiltskin
 

1991-1992 Season

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111Production documents
112Publicity, special events, awards banquet, Post Valentines, Navy School, Junior League performance
113Meeting minutes
114Financial, facilities documents
115Membership, newsletter
 

1992-1993 Season

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116Production documents
117Publicity, special events
118Meeting minutes
119Financial reports
1110Membership
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27Lobby card - The Oldest Living Graduate
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282Program - A Midsummer Night's Dream
282Program - Look Homeward Angel
282Program - The Pirates of Penzance
 

1993-1994 Season

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121Production documents - Philadelphia Story, J. Caesar, Sports Wives, Musical Memories
122Production documents - Arsenic & Old Lace, Night of the Iguana, Taste of the Classics
123Production documents - Guys and Dolls, Dracula, Once Upon a Mattress
124Publicity, special events, awards banquet, Season Sing-Along
125Meeting minutes
126Financial documents, calendar
127Membership, newsletter
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283Program - The Philadelphia Story
283Program - Musical Memories
283Program - Arsenic and Old Lance
283Program - Night of the Iguana
283Program - Guys and Dolls
 

1994-1995 Season

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131Production documents - Steel Magnolias, Godspell, Amadeus
132Production documents
133Production documents - Fool for Love, Mr Roberts, Oklahoma, one act performances
134Publicity, special events, awards banquet, mission statement
135Meeting minutes, 1994
136Meeting minutes, 1995
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141General business, bylaws, Bod lists, presidential correspondence
142Financial records
143Facilities documents
144Membership, newsletters, thank you notes
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27Poster - Dracula
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284Program - Steel Magnolias
284Program - Godspell
284Program - Amadeus
284Program - La Ronde
284Program - Seven Keys to Baldpate
284Program - Mister Roberts
284Program - Fool for Love
284Program - Oklahoma!
 

1995-1996 Season

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151Production documents - Witness for Prosecution, Crucible, Foreigner, Second Stage shows
152Production documents - Merry Wives of Windsor
153Production documents - She Loves Me
154Publicity, director's handbook
155Meeting minutes
156General business, Georgia Arts Council application, mission statement
157Financial documents, corporation registration
158Facilities documents
159Membership newsletter
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285Program - The Merry Wives of Windsor
285Program - She Loves Me
285Program - The Witness for the Prosecution
285Program - The Foreigner
285Program - The Crucible
 

1996-1997 Season

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1510Production documents - Li'l Abner,God's Favorite, Rival
1511Production documents - Baby, Rainmaker, Haunting of House Hill
1512Production documents - Second Stage shows
1513Publicity, awards banquet
1514Meeting minutes
1515Financial, facilities documents, insurance policy, corporation registration
1516Membership, newsletter
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234Notebook
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286Program - God's Favorite
286Program - The Haunting of Hill House
286Program - Baby
286Program - The Rivals
286Program - Li'l Abner
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1BPoster - The Rainmaker
 

1997-1998 Season

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161Production documents - Nerd, Glass Menagerie
162Production documents - Sisters Rosenweig, Personals
164Production documents - Second Stage shows
165Publicity, directors handbook
166Special events, awards banquet, 30th anniversary planning
167Meeting minutes
168Financial, facilities documents
169Membership, newsletters
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241Notebook
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255Master's Hall
256 Columns
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287Program - The Glass Menagerie
287Program - The Nerd
287Program - Personals
287Program - The Sisters Rosensweig
287Program - The Mikado
 

1998-1999 Season

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1610Production documents - Our Town, Dining Room
1611Production documents - Picnic, Jakes Women, Detective Story
1612Production documents - additional Second Stage shows
161330th Anniversary Gala
1614Publicity, awards banquet
1615Meeting minutes, newsletter
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232General expenditures - Ben Teague
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242Notebook, 1998-1999
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251Notebook - reference, renovation
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27Lobby card - Cyrano de Bergerac
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288Program - Jake's Women
288Program - Picnic
288Program - My Fair Lady
 

1999-2000 Season

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1616Production documents, publicity, awards banquet
163Production documents - Cyrano, Mikado
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251Production team handbook, July 2000
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289Program - The Last Night of Ballyhoo
289Program - Kiss Me, Kate
289Program - The Diary of Anne Frank
289Program - Much Ado About Nothing
289Program - Post Mortem
289Program - The Man Who Came to Dinner
 

2000-2001 Season

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171Production Documents Dearly Departed, 2000-2001
172Production Documents To Kill a Mockingbird, Paint Plot, 2000-2001
173Production Documents/Press Clippings Art, Marvins Room, A Comedy of Errors,Apple Tree, 2000-2001
174Production Documents Baby/Bathwater, Duchess of Malfi, Play, Don't Miss Bible Study, 2000-2001
175Memorial Documents, 2000-2001
176Misc. Documents/Facilities Documents, 2000-2001
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27Poster - Don't Miss Bible Study, The American Dream
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2810Program - To Kill a Mockingbird
2810Program - Dearly Departed
2810Program - The Apple Tree
2810Program - Art
2810Program - The Comedy of Errors
 

2001-2002 Season

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177Production documents, press clippings - Misery, Inherit the Wind, Death of a Salesmen, Murder Mystery Dinner
178Production documents, programs - Hot L Baltimore, Misanthrope, Plays the Thing, Knight/Pestle
179Publicity, newsletter
1710Press clippings, miscellaneous
1711Publicity, membership, bylaws
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2811Program - Inherit the Wind
2811Program - The Play's the Thing
2811Program - The Misanthrope
2811Program - The Hot l Baltimore
 

2002-2003 Season

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2812Program - Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
2812Program - Lettice and Lovage
2812Program - Something's Afoot
2812Program - The Rover
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252Printed material, 2002-2003
257Grants, 2002-2004
 

2003-2004 Season

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2813Program - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
2813Program - Twelve Angry Men
2813Program - Bedroom Farce
2813Program - High Society
2813Program - I Hate Hamlet
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253Printed material, 2003-2004
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2750th Anniversary Poster
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23150th Anniversary Program Documents
 

2004-2005 Season

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2814Program - Crimes of the Heart
2814Program - The Suitors
2814Program - The Ladies of the Camellias
2814Program - Rumors
2814Program - The Taming of the Dude
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27Posters - I Hate Hamlet
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254Printed material, 2004-2005
 

2005-2006 Season

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2815Program - The Children's Hour
2815Program - Academia Nuts
2815Program - The Devil's Disciple
2815Program - How I Learned to Drive
2815Program - Private Lives
 

2006-2007 Season

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2816Program - The Tempest
2816Program - The House of Blue Leaves
2816Program - Lady Windermere's Fan
2816Program - Play It Again, Sam
2816Program - The Trip to Bountiful
2816Program - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]
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263Production Team Handbook, 2006-2007
 

2007-2008 Season

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2817Program - A Streetcar Named Desire
2817Program - Godspell
2817Program - Beyond Therapy
2817Program - As You Like It
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27Posters for the season
 

2008-2009 Season

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2818Printed material, season schedule brochure
2818Program - Moon Over Buffalo
2818Program - Arcadia
2818Program - Cabaret
2818Program - Sherlock Holmes
2818Program - Fools
2818Program - Company
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27Program - I Love Company
27Posters - Cabaret, Sherlock Holmes the Final Adventure, Arcadia, I Love Company
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267Programs, 2008-2009
 

2009-2010 Season

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2819Printed material, season schedule magnet
2819Printed material, season schedule brochure
2819Program - The Mousetrap
2819Program - Mame
2819Program - Picasso at the Lapin Agile
2819Program - Carousel
2819Program - The Lion in Winter
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27Memorial Garden design plans - Phase 1, 2, 3, landscape architecture by Southview, 2010
27Posters - Lion in Winter, Fat Pig, Under Milk Wood, the Mousetrap, Picasso at the Lapin Agile
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29Posters - The Love List, Fat Pig, Tape
 

2010-2011 Season

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2820Printed material, season schedule brochure
2820Program - Epic Proportions
2820Program - The Rocky Horror Show
2820Program - Dancing at Lughnasa
2820Program - Little Shop of Horrors
2820Program - Twelfth Night
2820Program - An Ideal Husband
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27Posters - Twelfth Night, Sock Puppet Bogosian, Little Shop of Horrors, An Ideal Husband, Dancing at Lughnasa, Crave
 

2011-2012 Season

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2821Printed material, season schedule magnet
2821Program - Enchanted April
2821Program - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2821Program - Lysistrata
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27Program - Dracula
27Program - Jesus Christ Superstar
27Posters - Amadeus, Enhcanted April, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dracula, The Awakening of Spring
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29Posters - Amadeus, Dracula, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Lysistrata, (Title of Show), The Opera Games, All in the Timing, The Call of Cthulhu
 

2012-2013 Season

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2822Program - See How They Run
2822Program - Pippin
2822Program - A Few Good Men
2822Program - Psychosis of the Psock
2822Program - The Great American Trailer Park Musical
2822Program - Hamlet
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29Posters - Hamlet, See How They Run, Pippin, A Few Good Men, Psychosis of the Psock, God of Carnage, You Two Talk, Happy Days
 

2013-2014 Season

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2823Program - Evil Dead: The Musical
2823Program - Romeo and Juliet
2823Program - The Importance of Being Earnest
2823Program - Oklahoma!
2823Program - Steel Magnolias
2823Program - Proof
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29Posters - August: Osage County, Proof, Steel Magnolias, The Importance of Being Earnest, Evil Dead the Musical, She Kills Monsters, Rossums' Universal Robots, Betrayal
 

2014-2015 Season

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2824Program - Inspecting Carol
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29Posters - Rent, The Illusion, By the Bog of Cats, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Man of La Mancha, Inspecting Carol, The Last Five Years, The Moonstone, Your Handsome Captain
 

2015-2016 Season

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2825Program - Macbeth
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29Posters - 9 to 5 the Musical, Assassins, The Odd Couple, The Graduate, Wait Until Dark, MacBeth, The Clean House, Panthers Scream Like Women, Counting on Love, A Month of Sundays
 

2016-2017 Season

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2826Programs
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29Posters - Calendar Girls, Stage Kiss, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Two Can Play, Die Mommie Die
 

2017-2018 Season

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2827Programs
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29Posters - Curtains, Deathtrap, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Visiting Mr. Green, Gidion's Knot, Next Fall
 

Miscellaneous

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181Miscellaneous scripts removed from notebook - Pastiche, Recherche La Femme, All American Dreamland Dance Hall, 2 Unknown
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191Photos - Drunkard, Mildred Wild, Little Mary Sunshine, Stop the World, Little Bit More, Marat/Save, 1960-1979
193Photographs , 1980-1989
196Photographs, 1990-1999
198Photographs - Mockingbird, Inherit the Wind, Marvins Room, Man/Dinner, 2000-2002
199Photographs - unidentified
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20Posters
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21Scrapbook
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221Clippings
222Photographs
223Printed Material
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233Play Reading Notes
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252Floorplans
253Awards
254Ben Teague Papers
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261Elissa Hadley, 1970-2006
262Condolence Letters & Cards, 2009
264Production Papers
265Printed Material, 2006-2009
266Programs, 2005-2007
268Clippings, 1979-2009
269Photographs, 1969-2008
2610Programs, 1976-1981
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27Clippings, 2008-2011
27Poster - The Soldier's Tale, Facade
27Lobby cards, mounted posters - Cliffhanger; Mystery of Edwin Drood; A Man for All Seasons; George M; The Odd Couple; Arsenic and Old Lace; Barefoot in the Park; Crimes of the Heart; Eat Your Heart Out; Spider's Web; Harvery; the Mousetrap; The Rainmaker
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2828Photographs, 2010-2019
2829Memorial Heritage Garden, 2010