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Title: Theatre records
Call Number: Coll083
Creator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Theatre Department
Dates: 1968-2014
Size: 10 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Files from the Theatre Department that document theatre at UMBC. Includes theatre production materials in the form of posters, programs, recordings, and photographs. Notable records include those relating to Shakespeare on Wheels and the Maryland Stage Company. Many of these materials are available online in the UMBC Digital Collections. University publications related to the Theatre Department are available under call number UPUB T1.
Citation: Theatre Department records, University Archives, Collection 83, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Students began staging theater productions in 1967 and Theatre was established as an academic department in 1971. The department is committed to performing both classical and contemporary productions. Both the Shakespeare on Wheels (1985-1996) and the Maryland Stage Company (founded 1987) were based in the UMBC Theatre department.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Printed promotional materials, programs, posters, and records have been sent from the Theatre department directly. Initial transfer of digital files sent from Terry Cobb (Light/Sound Designer), who also digitized the items. Digital files sent since 2008 ar born-digital files. Theatre department to send annual transfer, files to be added to the Digital Collections. Accessions: UARC 2007-02, UARC 2008-17, UARC 2011-016, UARC 2011-021, UARC 2011-023, UARC 2012-007, UARC 2013-004.

Processing Note

Printed materials are unprocessed. In 2008, Archivist Lindsey Loeper worked with Terry Cobb to create a digital collection of digitized and born-digital Theatre department production posters, programs, and publicity photographs. This collection is available in UMBC's Digital Collections.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid:

Digital Collection:

Access Conditions

This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.

Subject Headings


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Theatre Department

Shakespeare On Wheels

Maryland Stage Company


Theatrical posters

Theater programs

University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Theatre -- Archives

Shakespeare On Wheels -- Archives

Maryland Stage Company -- Archives

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