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Cleveland Play House Archives @Kelvin Smith Library
Kelvin Smith Library is the new home of the Cleveland Play House Archives, in another collaborative effort between the university and America's oldest regional professional theater company. Join us on Monday, March 26 as Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian, hosts an event for the public that showcases some of the artistic and historical items of the new collection.
A Thousand Boxes, Thousands of Letters, A Look Into Our Past
For researchers the 1,000 boxes from CPH can reveal the stories of American regional theater as well as the cultural environment of NE Ohio and its artistic community. From board minutes to scripts, stage drawings to producer's notes & more, the new archives expands opportunities for valuable primary research. Read a Tennessee Williams playscript from the Kelvin Smith Library collections, and then delve into the CPH Archives & read his letters to artistic directors & find review clippings from area newspapers of the times.
With partnerships long in place for university graduate programs and undergraduate internships, the CPH Archives' new home at CWRU also expands with the expertise of KSL staff who will oversee its organization and curation. Ultimately, selec