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A guide to theater collections and resources at Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Contact the Curator

If you would like more information about any of the collections featured here, please contact 

Vincent Novara

Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA)



About the Special Collections in Performing Arts

Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library of the University of Maryland Libraries contains performing arts collections that preserve performance, education, recordings, and scholarship. 


Theater Resources at Special Collections in Performing Arts

This guide is designed to help students and researchers navigate the many resources on theater and theater studies available for use in the Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA), part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland.

Theater-related archival collections at SCPA include:

Theaters and Performances:

  • African Continuum Theater Company (ACTCo) Archives
  • UMD Visual Press & San Quentin Drama Workshop Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME Collection
  • New Playwrights' Theater Collection
  • Potomac Stages Archive (theater criticism)
  • The Studio Theater Archives

Media and Realia

  • Stanford Barouh Collection (photographs of theater productions)
  • Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)
  • Charles H. Eisenhardt, Jr. Collection (programs, clippings, books, memorabilia)
  • SCPA Programs Collection
  • Madeleine Bartfield Sigel Collection (scrapbooks, programs, photographs, autographs)
  • Henry M. Bagdasian Theater Posters and Playbills Collection

Educators and Researchers

  • American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Archives
  • Jackson Bryer Interviews Collection
  • Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection

For information about books, journals and other resources related to theater research, please visit the Theater and Performance Studies Research Guide.

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