Records of the Poets' Theatre, 1950-1968 (inclusive), 1951-1958 (bulk).

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Records of the Poets' Theatre, 1950-1968 (inclusive), 1951-1958 (bulk).

Contains organizational and business records, publicity and production materials, and original scripts and designs related to the Poets' Theatre. Includes membership lists, financial reports, leases, contracts, minutes, theatre construction plans, correspondence, typescript of a taped discussion with Lyon Phelps and others, photographs, posters, programs, scrapbooks, and clippings.

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