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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Dramatics ; Histrionics ; Professional theater ; Stage ; Theatre

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Dramatic Activities Collection

Identifier: MA.00146

The collection includes surviving programs, scripts, photographs, slides, set and costume designs, publicity material, posters, newspaper clippings, and audio/video material that chronicle the conceptualization, creation, production and review of hundreds of Amherst College theater and dance productions.

Dates: 1826-present

F. Curtis Canfield (AC 1925), formerly Stanley King Professor of Dramatic Arts, 1979 February 12

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Subject coverage: Entering Amherst College and undergraduate experience, Extracurricular activities in the theatre, Begins career in repertory theatre in Northampton, Invited by President Olds to coach and teach at Amherst, Named instructor in Dramatic arts, Stanley King's interest in theatre, Physical handicaps of College Hall, Building of Kirby Theatre, Masquers performances in Vienna, Burgess Meredith's audition as a freshman and early career, Other students who worked in theatre as...
Dates: 1979 February 12

F. Curtis Canfield (AC 1925) Papers

Identifier: MA.00081

Drama professor and director. Collection includes course and lecture notes, as well as some correspondence, newspaper clippings, framed portraits and photographs, and material for Canfield's books.

Dates: 1929-1981

George A. Plimpton (AC 1876) Collection of Dramas

Identifier: MA.00379

A collection of 4591 published plays, largely from nineteenth and early twentieth century American and British popular theater.

Dates: 1605-1950; Majority of material found within 1845-1942

Howard B. Hamilton Japanese Theater Papers

Identifier: MA.01023
Scope and Contents Albums, programs, notes, lectures, correspondence, photographs, slides, videotapes, and films related to Dr. Hamilton's interest in Japanese theater, particularly Noh, chiefly from his time living in Japan, 1956-1980s, and afterward in retirement in the United States. Dr. Hamilton took lessons in Noh performance under Izumo Tsunekazu, a professional actor in the Kita Noh school, starting in 1956, and was involved in his first public performance in 1959. He lectured widely to audiences about...
Dates: circa 1956-1994

Louis P. Dolbeare (AC 1940) Papers

Identifier: MA.00122

1940 graduate of Amherst College; urban planner. Collection contains correspondence with friends and family, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to Amherst College alumni reunions and theater productions.

Dates: 1934-1998; 1934-1965

Nesbitt C. Blaisdell (AC 1951) Correspondence & Theater Collection

Identifier: MA.00390

The Nesbitt C. Blaisdell (AC 1951) Theater and Correspondence Collection contains mostly outgoing correspondence from Nesbitt C. Blaisdell to family members, mostly close family. There are materials related to his career in the theater, and a few miscellaneous materials, such as the Turkish internal passport of his missionary uncle Robert Chambers.

Dates: circa 1928-1985

Ralph C. McGoun Jr. (AC 1927), Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts, 1979 March 9

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Subject coverage: Early interest in theater, Undergraduate experience in dramatics, Producing plays in College Hall, Construction of Kirby Theater; switch from Biology to Dramatic Arts, Army experience in World War II, Presenting "Julius Caesar" at the Folger Library, Faculty wives as costume-makers, outstanding stage designs at Kirby Theater, 1947 Curriculum effected no changes in Dramatic Arts, Intercollegiate cooperation in casting female roles, Further comments on College Hall...
Dates: 1979 March 9

Samuel French Company Theater Collection

Identifier: MA.01009

The Samuel French Company Theater Collection is more than four hundred and fifty linear feet of material including thousands of plays and publications, photographs, costume design illustrations, theatrical ephemera, and documentation of the Samuel French Corporation’s business transactions dating back to the mid 1800’s.

Dates: 1794-2012; Majority of material found within 1840-2012

W. Clyde Fitch (AC 1886) Collection

Identifier: MA.00116

Correspondence, annotated play scripts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, articles and photographs documenting the literary career, works, and personal life of Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), American dramatist and graduate of Amherst College in the Class of 1886. Correspondents include Robert Browning, Richard Harding Davis, William Dean Howells and William Lyon Phelps.

Dates: 1867-1986; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1909

Walter Boughton Papers

Identifier: MA.00009

The Walter Boughton Papers contain mainly teaching notes and classroom materials from Walter Boughton's approximately thirty years teaching and directing theatre at Amherst College. Also contains notes schoolwork done by Boughton while attending Brown University.

Dates: 1950-1986