Guide to the Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers, 1938-1979
Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers C0260
Published by George Mason University Libraries
The Regional Theater Council (RTC) for Northern California and Nevada was a regional affiliate of the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), an organization created to promote and support the development of American theatre. RTC, founded in the early 1950s, drew its membership from community and university theatres around the region. RTC seems to have disbanded by 1969 due to lack of interest and fragmentation and absorption by other related organizations, such as the California Educational Theater Association (CETA), the Northern California District of the American Educational Theater Association (NCD-AETA), and the American Community Theater Association (ACTA). Bernard Rosenblatt, a professor at San Joaquin Delta College, served as president of RTC in the mid and late 1960s, and served as Vice President of the NCD-AETA upon its formation in 1968.
The collection documents the activities of Bernard Rosenblatt and the Regional Theater Council for Northern California and Nevada, as well as related organizations such as the Northern California District of the American Educational Theatre Association and the American Community Theatre Association. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, organizational constitutions, histories, and newsletters dating from 1960-1969. Also included is Bernard Rosenblatt's collection of theatre programs from institutions across the United States (from the Metropolitan Opera to community theatre productions) dating from 1938-1979. The organizational records are located in boxes 1 and 2, and the theatre programs are located in boxes 2 and 3.
The collection is arranged in three boxes by format.
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There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Special Collections and Archives also holds the Robert Breen papers that include extensive documentation of ANTA.
American National Theatre and Academy.
Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers, #C0260, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by Bernard Rosenblatt in 1995.
Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015.