University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Children's Theater and Theater for Youth:

A Preliminary Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Children's Theater and Theater for Youth Collection
Title: Children's Theater and Theater for Youth Collection
Dates: 1960s-1980s
Abstract: The Children’s Theater and Theater for Youth Collection contains brochures, newsletters, clippings, and photographs documenting children’s theater in the United States and abroad from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00015
Extent: 10 Boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Language: English, Gaelic, and Polish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Children’s Theater and Theater for Youth Collection contains brochures, newsletters, clippings, and photographs documenting children’s theater in the United States and abroad from the 1960s through the 1980s. Over 300 theaters and performers are represented in the collection holdings. The collection was assembled by Performing Arts staff from various collections, and includes a gift of material from Coleman Jennings in 2009. The original order of materials has been maintained by placing items previously grouped with paper clips or staples inside a paper sleeve.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Assembled by Performing Arts staff from various collections, including a gift from Coleman Jennings in 2009.

Processed by:

Valerie Burns, 2002; Grace Hansen, 2015


Container List

Theaters and Performers

Container
1.1 Academy Theater- Atlanta, GA
Container
1.2 ACT- Seattle, WA
Container
1.3 Adelphi University, Children’s Center for Creative Arts
Container
1.4 Adventure Theatre
Container
1.5 Afro-American Theatre Group
Container
1.6 Alley Theatre
Container
1.7 All of Us Express
Container
1.8 Alverno College- Milwaukee, WI
Container
1.9 Ambassador Theatre
Container
1.10 American Children’s Theatre
Container
1.11 American Theatre Institute- Aspen, CO
Container
1.12 Art Reach Touring Theatre- Cincinnati, OH
Container
1.13 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Container
1.14 ATA/CTAA General News
Container
1.15 Andy’s Summer Theatre- NH
Container
1.16 ANTA Children’s Theatre Festival
Container
1.17 Antioch College
Container
1.18 Arizona State University
Container
1.19 Arkansas Arts Center
Container
1.20 Asolo Theatre Company
Container
1.21 Atlanta Children’s Theatre- Atlanta, GA
Container
1.22 Bil Baird Theatre- 59 Barrow St., New York City
Container
1.23 Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Container
1.24 Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, a division of Waterloo Community Playhouse- Waterloo, IA
Container
1.25 Blue Apple Players
Container
1.26 Boston Children’s Theatre
Container
1.27 Richard W. Bracken Productions
Container
1.28 Bread and Puppet Theatre
Container
1.29 Briggs Management, Theatre for Children (Frances Schramm)
Container
1.30 Brigham Young University
Container
1.31 Brooklyn Academy of Music Young People’s Theatre
Container
1.32 The Cabbage Patch
Container
1.33 California Puppet Theatre, California Polytechnic University- San Luis Obispo, CA
Container
1.34 California State University Theatre for Youth- Fresno, CA
Container
1.35 California State University- Northridge, CA
Container
1.36 California Youth Theatre- San Jose, CA
Container
1.37 Casa Mañana Merry-Go-Round Theatre
Container
2.1 Centenary College of Louisiana (Irene and Orlin Corey)
Container
2.2 Central Texas Puppet Guild
Container
2.3 Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre, Inc.- Wausau, WI
Container
2.4 Chappaqua Theatre Company
Container
2.5 Children’s Musical Theatre, Inc.- Mobile, AL
Container
2.6 Children’s Theatre Association of America (CTAA)
Container
2.7 Children’s Theatre Association (Isabel Burger)- Baltimore, MD
Container
2.8 Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, North Carolina
Container
2.9 The Children’s Theatre of Evanston
Container
2.10-13 Children’s Theatre Company of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts- Minneapolis, MN
Container
2.14 Children’s Theatre Conference- Amarillo, TX
Container
2.15 Children’s Theatre Festival, Central Washington University- Ellensburg, WA
Container
3.1 Children’s Theatre International, Inc.
Container
3.2 Children’s Theatre Place Company- New York City
Container
3.3 Children’s Theatre Publishers
Container
3.4 Children’s Theatre- Racine, WI
Container
3.5 The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs, Illinois
Container
3.6 Childsplay
Container
3.7 Chrysalis Theatre Company
Container
3.8 Civic Center Youth Theatre- Syracuse, NY
Container
3.9 Civic Children’s Theatre- Youngstown, OH
Container
3.10 Clarke College- Dubuque, IA
Container
3.11 Cleveland Heights Youth Theatre
Container
3.12 Climb, Inc., Creative Drama for the Handicapped
Container
3.13 Colorado Caravan
Container
3.14 Community Children’s Theatre of Kansas City, Missouri
Container
3.15 Community Children’s Theatre- Poughkeepsie, NY
Container
3.16 Community Children’s Theatre- Twin Falls, IA
Container
3.17 A Contemporary Theatre
Container
3.18 Continental Theatre Company- KS
Container
3.19 Creative Acting
Container
3.20 Creative Arts Team
Container
3.21 Creative Drama Weekend Workshop- Santa Barbara, CA
Container
3.22 Creative Theatre for Youth of New Jersey
Container
3.23 Creative Theatre Unlimited annual report, 1985-1986
Container
3.24 Critical Digest (Joanna and Ted Kraus)- New York City
Container
3.25 Cultural Resources, New Orleans Public Schools
Container
3.26 The Cumberland County Playhouse- Crossville, TN
Container
3.27 Daisy Hill Theatre, College of St. Scholastica
Container
3.28 Dallas Theatre Center
Container
3.29 Dance Companies
Container
3.30 Dayton Youth Theatre
Container
3.31 Detroit Institute of the Arts
Container
3.32 The Dinglefest Children’s Theatre Company- Chicago, IL
Container
3.33 Dragon Marionettes
Container
3.34 Dramarena
Container
3.35 Dramatists Guild, Inc.- New York City
Container
3.36 Eastern Michigan University Theatre
Container
4.1 Eastern New Mexico University- Portales, NM
Container
4.2 Eblana
Container
4.4 Edinburgh Theatre Workshop
Educational Arts Association
Container
4.5 Electric Circus Repertory Company
Container
4.6 The Emmy Gifford Children’s Theatre- Omaha, NE
Container
4.7 Empire State Youth Theatre
Container
4.8 Equity Library Theatre for Children
Container
4.9 Ethnic Dance Companies
Container
4.10 Everyman’s Players
Container
4.11 Fanfare Theatre
Container
4.12 Fantasy Express Children’s Theatre
Container
4.13 Fifth Avenue Opera Association
Container
4.14 Fireman’s Revue
Container
4.15 First All Children’s Theatre
Container
4.16 Flint Theatre for Youth
Container
4.17 Focus Theatre
Container
4.18 Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
Container
4.19 Fort Wayne Civic Youth Theatre
Container
4.20 The Four Winds Theatre
Container
4.21 Gaiety Theatre
Container
4.22 The Gingerbread Players and Jack
Container
4.23 Tom Glazer
Container
4.24 Goodman Theatre
Container
4.25 Great American Children’s Theatre Company
Container
4.26 Hancock College
Container
4.27 Harlem School of the Arts
Container
4.28 Harwich Junior Theatre
Container
4.29 Hawaii Performing Arts Company
Container
4.30 Henry Street Settlement
Container
4.31 Hofstra University- New York City
Container
5.1 Hollywood Bowl Open House
Container
5.2 HOMERO, The Cricket’s Theatre
Container
5.3-4 Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Container
5.5 Hote Casella
Container
5.6 Hourglass/Theatre for Young Adults
Container
5.7 Hunter College Patchwork Players
Container
5.8 ICA Theatre
Container
5.9 IBM Gallery- New York
Container
5.10 Idea Workshop, Trinity University
Container
5.11 Illinois State University (Dorothy Dodd)- Normal, IL
Container
5.12 Illusion Theatre Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Container
5.13 Imagination Celebration
Container
5.14 Indiana Children’s Museum
Container
5.15 Interact, Children’s Theatre
Container
5.16 International Theatre Company
Container
5.17 International Theatre Festival, 1981- Wales
Container
5.18 Invisible Theatre
Container
5.19 Ion Creanga Children’s Theatre Company
Container
5.20 Jewish Theatre for Children
Container
5.21-22 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Container
5.23 Robert F. Kennedy Theatre for Children, Ltd.
Container
5.24 Junior Black Academy of Arts & Letters
Container
5.25 Junior League of Austin
Container
5.26 Kid Connection, Indianapolis Civic Theatre
Container
5.27 Learning about Learning- San Antonio, TX
Container
5.28 The Learning Stage- Gainesville, FL
Container
5.29 Learning Theatre
Container
5.30 Lexington Children’s Theatre- Lexington, KY
Container
5.31 Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center
Container
5.32 Alice Liddell Theater Company- Chicago, IL
Container
5.33 Little Angel Marionette Theater
Container
5.34 Little Palm Theater of Florida
Container
5.35 Little Theater of the Deaf
Container
5.36 Little Theater on the Square (Guy S. Little)
Container
5.37 Living Stage
Container
5.38 Looking Glass Theater
Container
5.39 Louisville Children’s Theater, University of Louisville- Louisville, Kentucky
Container
5.40 Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Children’s Theater- Lynchburg, VA
Container
5.41 McCarter Theater
Container
6.1 Magic Carpet Theater
Container
6.2 Magic Wand Productions
Container
6.3 Management, Musical Artists
Container
6.4 Mark Taper Forum News Release
Container
6.5 Martin Theater for Children
Container
6.6 Maryland University Theater
Container
6.7 Mary Washington College Department of Dramatic Arts & Speech, Children’s Concert, Inc.
Container
6.8 Maximillion Productions
Container
6.9 Mermaid Theater of Canada
Container
6.10 The Merry-Go-Rounders
Container
6.11 Merseyside Young People’s Theater Company- England
Container
6.12 Mesa Youtheater, Cultural Activities Department- Mesa, AZ
Container
6.13 Metro Children’s Theater Circus- St. Louis, MO
Container
6.14 Midland Community Theater, The Theater School
Container
6.15 Mills College of Education Children’s Theater Workshop- New York City
Container
6.16 Missoula Children’s Theatre- Missoula, MT
Container
6.17 Missouri Vanguard Children’s Theater
Container
6.18 Tony Montanaro, Mime
Container
6.19 Moppet Players, Theater Saint Paul
Container
6.20 Mott Program of the Flint Board of Education
Container
6.21 John Muir High School Department of Drama
Container
6.22 Mummenschanz
Container
6.23 Musical Artists
Container
6.24 Nashville Children’s Theater
Container
6.25 The National Children’s Theater
Container
6.26 National Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People- Evanston, IL
Container
6.27 National Theater Company- New Jersey
Container
6.28 National Youth Theater of Great Britain
Container
6.29 New England Theater Conference, NETC
Container
6.30 New Lincoln School- New York City
Container
6.31 New York City Ballet
Container
6.32 New York Public Library Children’s Programs
Container
6.33 New York Shakespeare Festival Mobile Theater
Container
6.34 New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater/Martinson Hall
Container
6.35 The New York Times
Container
7.1 New York University Youtheater
Container
7.2 New Orleans Public Schools
Container
7.3 Niagara University of New York
Container
7.4 Northeastern University- Boston, MA
Container
7.5 Northern Iowa University
Container
7.6 Northwestern University
Container
7.7 Off Center Theater
Container
7.8 Okoboji Children’s Theater
Container
7.9 Omaha Junior Theater
Container
7.10 Omnibus- Quebec, Canada
Container
7.11 O’Neil Theater Center
Container
7.12 Opera, miscellaneous groups
Container
7.13 Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Container
7.14 The Other Theater
Container
7.15 Otrabanda Company
Container
7.16 PAF Youth Theater Center
Container
7.17 Palo Alto Children’s Theater
Container
7.18 Pampa Storybook Players
Container
7.19 The Pantomime Theater of New York
Container
7.20 Peacock Theater
Container
7.21 Peel & Smith Management for the Arts, Inc.
Container
7.22 Performing Tree
Container
7.23 Periwinkle
Container
7.24 Permian Playhouse
Container
7.25 Peter Pan Players
Container
7.26 Phoenix Little Theater
Container
7.27 Pickwick Puppet Theater
Container
7.28 Susan Pimpsleur, Musical Artists
Container
7.29 Pittsburgh Playhouse
Container
7.30 Player’s Theater- Greenwich Village, New York City
Container
7.31 The Players’ Theater of Manchester
Container
8.1 Playwright’s Theater
Container
8.2 Pleasure Guild of Children’s Hospital
Container
8.3 The Pocket Players (Muriel Sharon)
Container
8.4 Poncho Theater
Container
8.5 The Portable Phoenix, APA Phoenix
Container
8.6 Portland Junior Civic Theater
Container
8.7 Prince Street Players, Ltd.
Container
8.8 Promenade Theater
Container
8.9 Puppetry, Marionettes, Shadow Plays, miscellaneous groups
Container
8.10 Robert B. Radnitz
Container
8.11 Rainbow Company
Container
8.12 Robin Hood Players
Container
8.13 Rockefeller Players Repertory Co.
Container
8.14 RosenSchontz
Container
8.15 Round Earth Company
Container
8.16 St. Paul Philharmonic
Container
8.17 San Antonio College
Container
8.18 San Antonio Little Theater
Container
8.19 San Diego Junior Theater
Container
8.20 San Diego State University
Container
8.21 San Francisco Theater Guild
Container
8.22 Saturday Theater Program, All Neighborhood School Project- New York City
Container
8.23 Schlesinger-Dansicker Music Scripts
Container
8.24 Seattle Junior Programs, Inc.
Container
8.25 Showboat Children’s Theater
Container
8.26 Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People, CRC- New York City
Container
8.27 Showcase, Region 14, CTC- New York City
Container
8.28 Showplace Superstars
Container
8.29 Silver Button Productions
Container
8.30 Storybook Puppet Theater
Container
8.31 “Street 70” Theater Company
Container
8.32 Student’s Summer Playhouse, Creative Theater of Victoria
Container
8.33 Southern Methodist University
Container
8.34 Southwest Performing Arts Resources Center
Container
8.35 Southwest Texas State University
Container
8.36 Sou-zab-rou Oti-ai Children’s Theater of Japan
Container
8.37 Spokane Children’s Theater
Container
8.38 Springfield Little Theater
Container
8.39 The Tadpole Players, Totem Pole Playhouse- Fayetteville, PA
Container
8.40 Teatr Polski, Warszawie
Container
8.41 Texas School for the Deaf
Container
8.42 Texas Women’s University, Children’s Theater
Container
8.43 Texas Youth Theater- San Antonio, TX
Container
9.1 Temple University
Container
9.2 Theater a la Carte
Container
9.3 Theater Atlanta
Container
9.4 Theater Center London
Container
9.5 Theater in the Street
Container
9.6 Theater on Wheels- Houston, TX
Container
9.7 Theater Resources for Youth- Durham, NH
Container
9.8 The Theater School- Maplewood, NJ
Container
9.9 Theaterworks USA
Container
9.10 Tom Thumb Players
Container
9.11 Topeka Recreation Department
Container
9.12 Top-Flight Players
Container
9.13 The Traveling Playhouse, Kent and Kay Rockefeller
Container
9.14 Trinity University- San Antonio, TX
Container
9.15 Tufts University, Magic Circle Theater for Children
Container
9.16 Tulsa Little Theater
Container
9.17 Turnabouts
Container
9.18 24th Street Experiment, Our Lady of the Lake University- San Antonio, TX
Container
9.19 Tyreeside Theater Company
Container
9.20 Denis Tyrrell Productions
Container
9.21 Underground Railway Theater
Container
9.22 Unicorn Theater- London
Container
9.23 University of California- Los Angeles, CA
Container
9.24 University of California- San Jose, CA
Container
9.25 University of California- Santa Barbara, CA
Container
9.26 University of Denver Theater
Container
9.27 University of Houston
Container
9.28 University of Kansas (Jed Davis)
Container
9.29 University of Minnesota
Container
9.30 University of New York- Albany, NY
Container
9.31 University of North Carolina Theater for Young People
Container
9.32 University of Northern Colorado
Container
9.33 The University of Pittsburg
Container
9.34 University of Rhode Island, Children’s Theater Workshop
Container
9.35 University of Texas at El Paso, American Children’s Theater Institute
Container
9.36 University of Utah, Pioneer Young People’s Theater
Container
10.1 University of Washington
Container
10.2 University of Wisconsin
Container
10.3 The Waco Civic Theater, Frank Baird Children’s and Young People’s Theater
Container
10.4 Washington D.C. Department of Recreation
Container
10.5 Washington State University Theatre
Container
10.6 West Scene
Container
10.7 Wichita Children’s Theater
Container
10.8 YM & YWHA
Container
10.9 Yoshi and Company
Container
10.10 Young Audiences, Inc.- New York City
Container
10.11 The Young Charleston Theater Co.- Charleston, SC
Container
10.12 Young People’s Theater, City Center
Container
10.13 Young People’s Theater, Heritage House
Container
10.14 Young People’s Theater of Toronto
Container
10.15 Young Vic Theater, London
Container
10.16 Young World Foundation
Container
10.17 Youtheater, Emerson College
Container
10.18 Youth Theater Productions, Inc.
Container
10.19-20 Zachary Scott Theater, Austin Civic Theater, Youth Theater
Container
10.21 Miscellaneous