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Webster Student-Theater History

An overview of resources on student theater at Webster available in the Webster University Archives


This guide lists resources on student theater at Webster available in the Webster University Archives. Please see the research guides designed for the Conservatory for resources on topics such as theater in general, costume, wig and makeup, text analysis, scenic design, etc.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis was operated by Webster University from 1966–1970, and the university archives has selected materials about the company from that time period. Please contact The Rep for information about its history as an independent organization.

Be sure to visit the following link to access Webster student theater histories, brief biographies, lists of productions, facts, dates, etc.

Various unpublished materials

There are various kinds of resources for theatre research, including:

  • production playbills and season schedules
  • reports
  • clippings from newspapers and magazines
  • course catalogs
  • photographs and slides
  • admissions brochures
  • yearbooks

Please contact the University Archivist to determine the specific resources that are available for your project.

Books relating to Webster theater history