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Woman's Collage Theater records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00329

Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records, memorabilia, photographs, publicity materials, workshop tapes, correspondence, and meeting notes pertaining to plays the group produced.

Dates of Materials

  • 1970 - 1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

The Woman's Collage Theater was founded in 1976 at Grinnell College in Iowa and relocated to New York City the following year. It was made up of eight theater professionals committed to reaching a wide range of people with entertaining and thought-provoking plays. The original members ranged in age from 22 to 50 and were of "different backgrounds, lifestyles, and political persuasions." The group produced plays that reflected their committment to diversity. They performed throughout the U.S, offering discounted or free performances to low-income groups. WCT was flexible and adaptable in its approach, performing in any available open space, frequently without lights or sound systems.

Extent

2.168 linear feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains financial records, memorabilia, photographs, publicity materials, workshop tapes, correspondence, and meeting notes pertaining to plays the Woman's Collage Theater produced.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated in 1990 and 1991 by Barbara Annsdater. Accession numbers: 90S-45, 91S-3.

Title
Finding aid to the Woman's Collage Theater records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Madison White
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-26: Updated to conform to DACS

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063