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Collection Inventory

Series I. Operational Files, 1950-1995

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains operational files, arranged chronologically, that contain some or all of the following materials for a specific year: programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, financial reports, press releases, and other promotional materials. Not all of the years of the Sherwood's existence are covered in these files. For information from these years, consult the scrapbooks series. Three other folders that are included in this series contain several short histories of the Sherwood Forest Theatre, photographs, production histories for both the Sherwood Forest Theatre and its children's theatre known as the Small Friar’s Club, and a folder with the documents pertaining to the incorporation of the Theatre and its constitution. Finally there is one small box of plaques that contain certificates and ciatations given to the Sherwood.

Box 1
Folder 1 Sherwood's Story
Folder 2 Production History
Folder 3 Sherwood Incorporation
Folder 4-10 1950-1962
Folder 11-20 1963-1972
Folder 21-33 1973-1984

Box 2
Folder 1-7 1985-1989

Box 3
Folder 1-8 1990-1995
Box 4 Plaques, 1989-1994

Series II. Scrapbooks, 1950-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

The second series consists of twelve scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings and photographs from the period of 1950 to 1986, with the exception of 1983. There are also two scrapbooks that deal with specific topics. Scrapbook nine deals with the opening of the Sherwood Center for the Creative Arts in 1974 and Sherwood's seminar that involved the staging of several politically themed plays. Scrapbook ten includes clippings and photographs about the 1976 seminar Time on Your Hands, which is about enforced leisure.

Volume 1 1950-1955
Volume 2 1956-1958
Volume 3 1959-1962
Volume 4 1963
Volume 6 1968-1972
Volume 5 1963-1967
Volume 7 1973-1978
Volume 8 Theatre Courses and Adventure in Politics, 1974-1975
Volume 9 Time on Your Hands, 1976
Volume 10 1979-1982
Volume 11 1984-1985
Volume 12 1986