Contributed by: Dale Saulter
The Special Collections Division at Joyner Library was the recipient of a 2014 National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant from the National Archives and Records Administration. This one-year grant will enable the archives from the Institute of Outdoor Theatre (recently renamed from Institute of Outdoor Drama) to be arranged, described, and made available for research. While being processed, the collection will not be available to researchers.
Processing of the Institute of Outdoor Theatre Archives is currently underway. This large collection contains over 150 boxes, or nearly 250 linear feet. It includes play scripts, correspondence, clippings, publicity material, video and audio recordings, feasibility studies, publications, reel-to-reel tapes, 35 mm slides, blueprints, and audition-related materials for more than 600 outdoor theatres. As processing continues, updates about the progress and what is being found will be shared through the processing blog, at http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/
For more information about the project, please contact Dale Sauter, principal investigator and interim head of service, at 252.328.0275 or email@example.com, or Ashley Williams, project librarian, at 252.328.0276or firstname.lastname@example.org.