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David G. Flemming papers

Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2000-Flemming

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to Dr. Flemming' personal and professional history in stage set production and theater arts instruction. The materials are divided into several smaller series, most notably his work on SWT theater productions and materials used in class instruction, including detailed hand-drawn set designs and comprehensive class agendas. Also included are portfolios and scrapbooks of prior work and personal documents, such as resumes and a Masters essay.


  • 1939-1996


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Special Collections and Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections and Archives material in print or electronic form.

Biographical note

Dr. David George Fleming was born February 3rd, 1928 in Orange, New Jersey. He joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State University in 1970 as a theater arts instructor. Outside of teaching several theater arts courses, Dr. Flemming designed sets and props for dozens of SWT productions and was heavily involved in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT). He was honored as a Professor Emeritus by SWT in 1996. Dr. Flemming died on February 11th, 2003.


4.25 Linear Feet (Three legal Hollinger boxes, two flat boxes (12 x 16, 24 x 32).)

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This collection contains materials related to Dr. Flemming' personal and professional history in stage set production and theater arts instruction at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. David Flemming, 2000 August 23.

Separated Materials

725 slides of buildings and locations were removed because of lack of identification/context.

David G. Flemming papers
Zoe Heinsohn
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-04: Revised for ArchivesSpace, brought up to DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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San Marcos Texas 78666 USA