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American Educational Theatre Association records, 1944-1960, bulk (1949-1956)
American Educational Theatre Association.
- 48 linear feet (106 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Records of the Association consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, directories, application forms, and printed matter with some materials of other organizations involved with the ATA. Presidential papers, 1949-1956, cover the administrations of Hubert Heffner, Monroe Lippman, Lee Mitchell, William P. Halstead, Barnard Hewitt,Horace Robinson, and Frank Whitney. Official and general papers, 1944-1960, include general correspondence, directories of members, subject correspondence, committee reports and minutes, and printed matter.
The American Educational Theatre Association, was formed in 1936 by a group of drama teachers to encourage high standards of teaching, production and scholarship; to disseminate information concerning developments in the theatre; and to initiate and support national legislation.Membership was composed of teachers, actors, students, directors, and other people involved in educational theatre. Known later as the American Theatre Association, the organization developed and published materials for usein childrens, school, college and university, and community theatres; promoted touring theatre groups; and stimulated creative activity and scholarship in educational theatre and allied fields.
Controlled Access Terms
- American Educational Theatre Association.
- College and school drama.
- College theater.
- Drama -- Study and teaching.
- Drama in education.
- Theater -- Law and legislation.
- Theater -- Production and direction.
- Theater -- United States.
- Theatrical publishing.
Additional Creator Names
- Halstead, William Perdue.
- Heffner, Hubert C.
- Hewitt, Barnard, 1906-
- Lippman, Monroe.
- Mitchell, Lee.
- Robinson, Horace.
- Whiting, Frank M.
- American Council on Education.
- American Theatre Association.
- Central States Speech Association (U.S.)
- National Association of Educational Broadcasters.