Oregon Shakespearean Festival souvenir programs collection, 1950-2000

Overview of the Collection

Seattle Public Library
Oregon Shakespearean Festival souvenir programs collection
1950-2000 (inclusive)
1.25 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
This collection includes souvenir programs from the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, held in Ashland, Oregon, during the years 1950-2000.
Seattle Public Library, Special Collections
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1109
Telephone: 206-386-4636
Access Restrictions

Collection is open and available for use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon Shakespearean Festival was founded in 1935. From March through October each year, the festival offers from 750 to 850 evening and matinee performances in three theaters. The Oregon Shakespearean Festival was renamed the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The annual souvenir program includes photographic highlights of each play and special articles along with pictures and biographies of actors, playwrights, and the many people who work behind the scenes. Missing in the collection are 1954-1957, 1968, 1970-1972, 1975-1978, 1980, 1987, 1988, and 1993.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[ITEM DESCRIPTION], Oregon Shakespearean Festival souvenir programs collection. Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Souvenir programs are arranged by year.

Acquisition Information

Programs were collected by The Seattle Public Library over time.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-9 Programs 1950-1982
2 1-9 Programs 1983-1994
3 1-6 Programs 1995-2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Drama festivals--Oregon--Ashland--Periodicals

Personal Names

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Dramatic production--Periodicals

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival--Periodicals
  • Oregon Shakespearean Festival Association
  • Oregon Shakespearean Festival--Periodicals

Form or Genre Terms

  • Theater programs