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Series V. Pressbooks, Clippings, Brochures and Press Releases, 1934-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

Newspaper clippings and articles bound in pressbooks and scrapbooks and photocopied single articles concerned with the Playhouse, its productions, members, students, and social activities as well as publicity material disseminated by the Playhouse administration to attract subscribers, students, etc. The scrapbooks also contain compilations of articles on other community theater activities of the 1930s such as Pittsburgh Civic Playhouse, Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh Little Theater, and Pittsburgh Summer Playhouse.

Subseries 1. Press Books, 1934-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

Compilation of the volumes in this subseries was done commercially through a clippings service. These volumes have been disbound so the contents could be mircofilmed. Several of the earliest press books were also preservation photocopied into bound volumes. Except in these instances, it is recommended that researchers use the microfilm copies.

Volume 1 1934-1935
Volume 2 1935-1937
Volume 3 1937-1940
Volume 4 1940-1943
Volume 5 1943-1945
Volume 6 1945-1946
Volume 7 1946-1947
Volume 8 1947-1948
Volume 9 1948-1949
Volume 10 1949-1950
Volume 11 1950-1951
Volume 12 1951-1952
Volume 13 1952-1953
Volume 14 1953-1954
Volume 15A 1954-1955
Volume 15B 1954-1955
Volume 16 1955-1956
Volume 17 1956-1957
Volume 18 1957-1958
Volume 19 1958-1959
Volume 20 1959-1960
Volume 21 1960-1961
Volume 22 1961-1962
Volume 23 1962-1963
Volume 24 1963-1964
Volume 25 1964-1965
Volume 26A 1965-1966
Volume 26B 1965-1966
Volume 26C 1965-1966
Volume 27 1966-1967
Volume 28 1967-1968
Volume 29 1968-1969
Volume 30 1969-1970
Volume 31 1970-1971
Volume 32 1971-1972
Volume 33 1972-1974

Subseries 2. Scrapbooks, 1933-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

All of these volumes are extremely brittle; please handle with great care. Compiler assumed to be Helen Wayne Rauh.

Volume 1 Pittsburgh Playhouse scrapbook, 1946-1953

Programs, brochures, announcements, photos, and clippings from the Playhouse School of the Theater courses and productions of theater and related activities. Also includes early clippings on Shirley Jones as a beauty pageant contestant and actress. Also included are a few programs from the Curtaineers of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement and Children's Civic Theatre Society.

Volume 2 Pittsburgh Playhouse scrapbook, 1934-1935

Clippings related to the opening season, 1934-35, of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The majority of this volume is clippings, programs, announcements, and tickets of the Pittsburgh Civic Playhouse's Summer 1934 Season at the Arnold School. Includes clippings of Judith Anderson's appearance in the premiere of Female of the Species, August 1934.

Volume 3 Snatched from the Noose scrapbook, 1936

Clippings, photographs and programs related to the production of the melodrama, Snatched from the Noose, Fort Pitt Hotel, 1936.

Volume 4 Pittsburgh Summer Playhouse scrapbook, 1933-1934

Clippings, ephemera and programs related to the Pittsburgh Summer Playhouse of the Pittsburgh Little Theater and the Pittsburgh Civic Playhouse, 1933-34.

Subseries 3. Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains a small amount of loose photocopied newspaper clippings, in chronological order. The majority of this material dates from after 1970.


Box 122
Folder 1-10 Newspaper clippings, 1940-1970
Folder 11 American Conservatory Theatre newspaper clippings - Undated

Box 123
Folder 1-21 Newspaper clippings, 1972-1994

Subseries 4. Brochures and Press Releases, 1936-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

In this subseries are the marketing brochures and press releases of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The materials are arranged chronologically by season.


Box 124
Folder 1-22 Brochures and Press Releases, 1936-1973

Box 125A
Folder 1-14 Brochures and Press Releases, 1973-1986

Box 125B
Folder 1-8 Brochures and Press Releases, 1986-1994
Folder 9 Brochures and Press Releases - Undated