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Theatre and Dance Department Production Records

Identifier: 34.140-Theatre-Productions

Scope and Contents

Materials include programs, news clippings, photographs, scripts, and other materials related to the productions put on by the Theatre and Dance Department at Texas State University. This collection is arranged into five series. Series I: Productions; Series II: Children's Theatre; Series III: Drama of the Alamo; Series IV: A Texian Trilogy; and Series V: Ramsey Yelvington.


  • 1934-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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Historical note

Theatre at Texas State University can trace its origins back to the Chautauqua Literary Society, a group organized in 1903 by male students interested in “self-culture in public speaking.” Courses in Speech began being offered, with a course in Dramatic Production added on in 1928. In 1930, a Division of Speech Arts was added to the English Department. By 1947, the Speech Department was a separate entity, although still loosely associated with Journalism and English. A compact theatre had been constructed inside the old Normal Auditorium in Old Main. The department continued to grow, and in 1959 it was transferred to the Education deprtment. A graduate program in Speech and Drama was added in 1970, and in 1971 the new Speech-Drama Center was built. Now known as the Theatre Center, it is still in use today by the Department of Theatre and Dance.


3.75 Linear Feet (9 legal size document cases )

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Records related to the productions put on by the Theatre and Dance Department at Texas State University. Materials include programs, scripts, news clippings, photographs, and other materials.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance information is unknown at this time.

Related Materials

See also faculty papers: James G. Barton papers and David G. Barton papers.

Theatre and Dance Department Production Records
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 June: Revised for DACS compliance, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA