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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Department of Theatre
Title:Department of Theatre records
Date:1952-1980
Reference Code:A117
Location Code:31/2-4
Extent:0.95 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:This collection includes nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about Theatre Department productions, mostly produced in conjunction with the Silver Masque as well as a small number of programs from these productions. The collection also includes programs from the Silver Masque's Annual Dinner, scripts of plays performed by the Department, and correspondence with Eugene Blackman.
Historical Abstract:The Department of Theatre is part of the College of Arts, Media, and Design and was formerly part of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts. In the mid-1980s, the director of the Department steered it toward productions that would add to Boston's performance culture rather than duplicate what was already being performed. As a result, the department collaborated with a number of innovative local companies, including the Boston Theater of the Deaf, and Northeastern's Silver Masque, a student-run organization dedicated to supporting theatrical endeavors outside of the classroom.
Language and Scripts:Materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Blackman, Eugene

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Department of Theatre
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Silver Masque
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Students
  • Drama and performance studies
  • Drama and theatre studies
  • Theater
  • Theater and dramatic studies

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Finding Aids:College of Arts and Sciences records (A23); Student Activities Office records (A45); Northeastern University Photograph collection (A103)
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Abigail Cramer, November, 2011.