Records, 1973-1982.


Records, 1973-1982.

Financial records, correspondence, grant applications and proposals of the Floating Theatre; photographs, clippings and programs from touring troupes and materials on other theater organizations, such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Illusion Theatre.

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