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Women and Theatre Program records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00347

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, printed material, audiotapes from national conferences, plays submitted for prizes, newsletters, administrative and financial records, programs, membership lists, and proposals.

NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.

Dates of Materials

  • 1980-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open with caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice. Original AV and born-digital materials may not be used; research use copies must be made.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Women and Theatre Program retains copyright ownership of their records. Copyright to unpublished materials created by others may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

The Women's Program of the American Theatre Association was founded in 1980 for the purpose of establishing a network among women in both academic and professional theatre communities, including playwrights, directors, designers, and critics, in hopes of increasing production and job opportunities. The program has held national conferences and annual meetings, providing a forum for the performance and critique of significant works by women in theatre in the U.S. Six regional networks have been established, as well as a script and job referral service. The women involved in the organization have become resources for each other in providing opportunities for overall career advancement and for professional production opportunities, as well as for placing student interns in professional theatres.

Extent

8 boxes (10 linear feet)

Overview

Professional organization. Records include correspondence, printed material, audiotapes from national conferences, plays submitted for prizes, newsletters, administrative and financial records, programs, membership lists, and proposals. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.

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.
Title
Women and Theatre Program records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063