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Connecticut Repertory Theatre Records (UConn)

Identifier: 2019-0147

Content Description

The collection contains programs, production and press materials, playbills, photographs, negatives, video recordings, clippings, administrative files documenting the performances, performers, etc. associated primarily with productions of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), 1949-2019. In addition to the CRT, all performing organizations of the School of Fine Arts are represented in the collection. Documentation in the collection can also be found for the Nutmeg Theatre, Ballard Puppertry Program, Department of Dramatic Arts, Mobius Ensemble, among others, as well as collaborative efforts with other academic departments.


  • 1949-2019

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the collection is open and available for research. Small portions, primarily those containing directory or personal information about students, may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright. Researchers should especially note the copyright status of images in the collection.


82 Linear Feet (approximately 45 boxes in poor condition, one plastic tub)

Language of Materials



The collection contains documentation on most, if not all, of the performance art programs associated with the School of Fine Arts at the University, although the primary focus is on the Connecticut Repertory Theatre program.


Researchers should be aware that the collection is currently arranged in the manner in which it was used by the various performance units of the School of Fine Arts. The collection contains files of programs by play as well as files for each specific performance but neither can be considered complete. The same is true for the audiovisual files. Recordings may be present in the collection for performances for which there is no other documentation and many performances may have been recorded but the recordings no longer exist. Photographic documentation may be found in both the performance files and the slide/photograph series or in one or the other. As processing continues cross-referencing may occur but researchers are strongly encouraged to review all series to determine what specific documentation exists for each performance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the University Archives in the Sing/Summer of 2019.

Condition Description

Okay, needs to go through the freezer before rehousing takes place. Programs and paybills first (dedup)

University of Connecticut, Connecticut Repertory Theatre Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US