Guide to the Virginia Nelson playbills collection, 1939-2007

Virginia Nelson playbills C0015


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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Virginia Nelson
Title Virginia Nelson playbills collection
Date 1939-2007
Physical Characteristics 6 linear feet 12 boxes
Abstract This collection contains playbills for performances at a variety of venues, including the National Theatre, Arena Stage, the New Gayety Theatre, the Warner Theatre, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Collection number C0015
Language English

Historical Information

Following World War II, Washington, D.C., gradually acquired a vibrant theatre and performing arts scene, due in large part to the population growth as the federal government expanded. In particular the opening of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the early 1970s signaled the great importance of performing arts for the citizens of the Washington, D.C., area.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains playbills for performances at a variety of venues, including the National Theatre, Arena Stage, the New Gayety Theatre, the Warner Theatre, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Arrangement

Organized by date.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other theatre collections.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)
National Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

Subjects:

Theater--Washington (D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virginia Nelson playbills collection, Collection #C0015, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Virginia Nelson in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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