Alice B. Theatre records, circa 1980-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Alice B. Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Alice B. Theatre records
Dates
circa 1980-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
35.80 cubic feet (42 boxes including 89 sound cassettes, 4 sound tape reels, 51 videocassettes, 16 photographs, and circa 1300 slides)
Collection Number
4199
Summary
Records of a Seattle gay and lesbian theater
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Alice B. Theater was founded in 1984 with the first Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival; disbanded in spring of 1996 and reorganized as Alice B. Arts in September 1996. It ceased operations in 1997(?).

The Hidden History project was a nine month collaboration between director Patricia Van Kirk and playwright Drew Emery. Volunteers interviewed over forty Seattle gays and lesbians older than fifty and other volunteers transcribed the tapes. Five of the interviews were used for the hour-long play "Hidden History: True Stories from Seattle's Gay and Lesbian Elders," presented in Seattle, June 10-21, 1992.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4199-001: Alice B. Theatre records, 1991-1992Return to Top

1.04 cubic feet (3 boxes including 39 sound cassettes)

Scope and Content: Oral history tapes, transcripts, and logs recorded in the Hidden History project, in which over 40 Seattle gays and lesbians older than 50 were interviewed. Play script, "Hidden History: True Stories from Seattle's Gay and Lesbian Elders," which used five of the interviews.

Some interviews lack transcripts entirely, or have only summaries or partial transcripts.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Alice B. Theatre, 12/1/1992.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Accession No. 4199-002: Alice B. Theatre playscripts, circa 1980-1992Return to Top

4.00 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Playscripts from the Alice B. Theatre's literary library. A few scripts are accompanied by sound cassettes.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Any user wishing to produce one of these plays is expected to contact the playwright or the Dramatists' Guild in New York City.

Acquisition Info: Donated by University of Washington Drama Library, 8/25/1994.

Description
Alice B. Theatre playscripts

Accession No. 4199-003: Alice B. Theatre records, 1989-1993Return to Top

2.46 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Play scripts from the Alice B. Theatre's literary library, script evaluations, card file listing authors' names and plays.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Any user wishing to produce one of these plays is expected to contact the playwright or the Dramatists' Guild in New York City.

Acquisition Info: Donated by University of Washington Drama Library, 7/12/1995.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Accession No. 4199-004: Alice B Theatre scripts, 1986-1994Return to Top

.63 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Scripts from the theater's library.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Any user wishing to produce one of these plays is expected to contact the playwright or the Dramatists' Guild in New York City.

Acquisition Info: Donated by University of Washington Drama School, 11/6/1995.

Description
Alice B Theatre scripts

Accession No. 4199-005: Alice B. Theatre records, 1985-1995 (bulk 1990-1995)Return to Top

24.25 cubic feet (24 boxes including 36 sound cassettes and 4 sound tape reels)

Scope and Content: Board of Directors minutes, historical/biographical features, policy statements, prompt books, financial records, production records, development and fundraising files, donor records, publicity, sound recordings, programs and other related files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Alice B. Theatre, 7/11/1997.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Accession No. 4199-006: Alice B. Theatre records, 1987-1991Return to Top

3.00 cubic feet (3 boxes including 14 sound cassettes, 46 VHS videocassettes, 5 U-matic 3/4" videocassettes, 16 photographs, circa 1300 slides)

Scope and Content: Videocassettes, sound cassettes, slides, proofs, photographs. Sound recordings, moving and still images document the productions of the Alice B. Theatre.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by David Schultz, 8/11/1998.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Accession No. 4199-007: Alice B. Theatre records, 1994Return to Top

.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, mainly from playwrights, about scripts submitted to the theater's literary manager.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by University of Washington Drama Library, 9/25/1998.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Accession No. 4199-008: Alice B. Theatre records, 1994-1995Return to Top

.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Minutes and related records from Tamara Turner's association with Alice B. Theatre, mainly as a Board member and secretary. Includes minutes, budgets, notes, and proposals.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 6/21/2000.

Description
Alice B. Theatre records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay theater
  • Lesbian theater
  • Theatrical companies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Abrams, Doreen
  • Bisson, Carl-Louis
  • Blair, Stephen R. (Stephen Richard), 1917-1997
  • Blanes, Nola
  • Carter, Robert L
  • Emery, Drew
  • Enders, John W
  • Engel, Kay
  • Faucher, Vertie
  • Glover, Ellsworth William
  • Holifield, Karl Lewis
  • Hunt, Glen
  • Joiner, Allie
  • King, Margaret
  • Kosbab, Richard F
  • Lyons, Jean
  • McKay, Malcolm
  • McPherron, Robert
  • Morgan, Bobby
  • Paulson, Don
  • Rencken, Joan
  • Riopelle, Robert A
  • Rule, William F
  • Styles, Hurdie C
  • Van Kirk, Patricia
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alice B. Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Alice B. Theatre Oral History Project--Archives (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)