Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Webster University Archives)


The description below provides some basic information about the origin of the collection, the materials available, and any restrictions in use that are in place. Note that the list of materials may not be complete as items may be added to the archives throughout the year. Use of the Webster Archives is by appointment only. See our Planning a Visit page for more information. If you have questions, contact the archives staff.


Date(s): Mainly mid-1960s to early 1970s.

Administrative/Biographical History: The company, originally called the Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theatre, was established at Webster College in May, 1966. The first performances, which took place on July 1, 1966, were "The Private Ear" and "The Public Eye" by Peter Shaffer. Operations were suspended in March, 1970 due to budget problems. The theatre resumed operation in Fall, 1971 as an independent corporation. The name was changed to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis with the 1981-1982 season.

Scope/Content: Includes miscellaneous materials related to the theatre's history and operations from its inception to 1970-1971. A few materials since its reopening have been collected, although the Webster Archives is no longer the official repository for this organization's materials. Contents include various brochures and performance programs, 25th anniversary publications, and numerous newspaper clippings and reprints.

Conditions of Access and Use: The collection is open for research use by appointment only.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages and Scripts of the Material: Materials entirely in English.

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