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New Theatre League records

Title
New Theatre League records, 1932-1942.
Author
New Theatre League.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1944-003 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1944-003 Box 2Offsite

Details

Description
.75 lin. ft. (2 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scripts.
  • Songs.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Manuscripts Division
Biography (note)
  • The New Theatre League, a national non-profit federation of little theaters and amateur theatrical groups, was organized in 1935 to stimulate the writing and production of progressive social drama.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1944-003
Author
New Theatre League.
Title
New Theatre League records, 1932-1942.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
Collection contains administrative files of the Play Dept., primarily correspondence, financial papers concerning royalty payments and publicity for its play contests, and manuscripts consisting of scripts, songs and reports. There is a small amount of printed material, mostly from related organizations. The collection reflects the concerns and workings of the New Theatre League.
Biography
The New Theatre League, a national non-profit federation of little theaters and amateur theatrical groups, was organized in 1935 to stimulate the writing and production of progressive social drama. It was both a publisher and a producer of plays promoting the aims of organized labor and peace and against racial discrimination and oppression. Through its annual play contests, it discovered and sponsored new playwrights such as Clifford Odets and Irwin Shaw and through its New Theatre School, it sought to train actors, directors, playwrights, technicians and teachers to build a people's theater.
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Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1944-003
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