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Theater Collections at Special Collections in Performing Arts

A guide to theater collections and resources at Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland.

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.

Here is a brief list of theatre related collections in SCPA, use the links below or on the left to navigate to each page, where you can learn more about the records and access the finding aids. 

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

Performers and Supporters

  • Howard Shalwitz papers
  • Robert Davis & Henry J. Schalizki papers
  • The Hugo Keesing collection on Annette Funicello and Hayley Mills
  • David Goldenberg collection on Washington-area theatre
  • Kenneth F. Hoke-Witherspoon 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 Theatre and Performance Studies Research Guide.

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