Research Catalog

New Theatre League records,

Title
New Theatre League records, 1935-1942.
Author
New Theatre League.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
20 linear feet (38 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Jefferson School Library
Biography (note)
  • The New Theatre League was organized in 1935 as a federation of little theaters and amateur theatrical groups.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 2133
Author
New Theatre League.
Title
New Theatre League records, 1935-1942.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, school and workshop records, League administrative files, scripts, photographs, and printed matter. Correspondence of Ben Irwin, executive secretary, and Alice Evans, of the play department, is with theater groups, school officials, colleges, labor unions, and playwrights. Topics include sale of scripts owned by the League, permission to perform and publish its plays, and the development of a progressive or labor theatre in America. School and workshop records contain correspondence, minutes, course outlines, applications, registrations, and student evaluations. League administrative files include registrations, minutes, play evaluations, publicity materials, and financial papers. Also, scripts, photographs of various productions, publications of the League, press releases, and other printed matter.
Biography
The New Theatre League was organized in 1935 as a federation of little theaters and amateur theatrical groups. The League produced plays which addressed the political issues of the late 1930s and early 1940s. The organization also ran the New Theatre School and Theatre Workshop for actors, directors, playwrights, and stage managers.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Added Author
Irwin, Ben.
Evans, Alice Hamburger.
Blitzstein, Marc.
Corcoran, Barbara.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.
Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963.
Shaw, Irwin, 1913-1984.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
American Federation of Labor.
American Peace Mobilization.
Chicago Repertory Group (Chicago, Ill.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Workers Order.
Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Left Book Club (London, England)
LCCN
ms 79001864
Research Call Number
MssCol 2133
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