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Alvina Eloise Krause was born January 28, 1893 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, to Charles Frederick and Caroline (Tesch) Krause. She attended Northwestern University as a student, and in 1930 became an instructor at the University. Krause went on to become an Associate Professor. Her teaching methods and administrative efforts did much to revamp the drama program at Northwestern, establishing its reputation nationally. Krause retired in 1963, but remained active in theatre. She died in 19...
The Administrative Office files document the earliest activities of Joseph Papp, including the formation of the New York Shakespeare Festival. The records also document Papp's fight with Robert Moses over free Shakespeare in the Park, the acquisition and restoration of the Astor Library to become the Public Theater, the fiscal crisis of the 1970's and the NYSF at Lincoln Center. The records also reveal Papp's ideas for productions and seasonal planning, special programs such as the Mobile Theate...