Guide to the Theatre Department Records, RG 37

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2003

Date Span:

32.0 cubic feet

Number of Boxes:
8 RC Boxes; 10 Letter Doc Boxes; 4 oversized boxes; 1 shoe box and 14 slide boxes.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The Auburn University Theatre is Alabama's oldest university stage company. Founded in 1913, the Theatre Department has grown into an integral part of Auburn University, with an accent on professionalism in instruction and performance.

Both the performing arts and the education aspects of the AU Theatre are encompassed by the Department of Theatre, which is in the School of Fine Arts within the College of Liberal Arts.

Scope and Content:
Collection primarily consists of of items relating to the Theatre Department of Auburn University and the Auburn Players from 1929 to 1993. Contains playbills, photographs, slides, posters and clippings relating to plays presented by the Auburn Players. Includes departmental records, program announcements, scrapbooks, scirpts, set and costume designs along with other miscellaneous ephemera.

Item list:
Accession number: 1966
I. Articles, miscellaneous relating to Auburn Players

II. Clippings, newspaper. Miscellaneous relating to Auburn Players (36 items)

III. Costume Plates

IV. Dramatic Productions, infomation about Dramatic Productions given in Auburn (47 blue index cards). Chronological listing of productions 1919 - 1964.

V. Drawings loose drawings removed from scripts. (Includes set designs, lighting and staging drawings,, etc.)

VI. Grade Books, 1932 - 1965 (19 items)

VII. History, Auburn Players

1. List of plays and dates presented at Auburn VIII. Letters B. Letters to Telfair Boy Keet IX. Maps and Guides, Europe 1929 - 1930 (55 items)

X. Negativesx film negatives of photographs of Auburn Players Productions

IX. Obituaries

XII. Original writings of Telfair Boys Peet XIII. Pamphlets, "Auburn's First 100 Years" November 9, 1956 (2 copies)

XIV. Photographs, Miscellaneous unmounted photographs

XV. Programs

XVI. Programs and Brochures Europe 1929 - 1930 (30 Items)

XVII. Scrapbooks (20 items)

XVII. Scripts - Director's annotated copies XIX. Student Papers (12 items) ADDITION: Received June 15, 1966 Plays
Item list:
Accession number: 92-33


Newspaper clippings, press releases and publications Programs Photographs and negatives Slides Posters and Layout Boards Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous
Item list:
Accession number: 95-95
Box 1 Box 2
Item list:
Accession number: 98-065
Box 1 Box 2

Return to Special Collections & Archives Homepage