Theatre and Dance Department (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.

Administrative/Biographical History: In the early years at Webster, theatre was housed in the Speech Department which was formally established in 1934. Theatre Impact, a professional summer stock company, began in 1962. In 1963, the curriculum was redesigned to enable drama students to combine a professional skills program with their liberal arts education. In 1964, a dance program which emphasized creative choreography was begun.

Scope/Content: Includes miscellaneous items, such as playbills, clippings, season ticket brochures, and some correspondence.

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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