KSU Theatre records

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Theatre records

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Theatre records

Kent State University Theatre records

Finding Aid

Prepared by Virginia Dressler, July 17, 2006; Last updated July 2019 by Katie Davis


Inclusive Dates: 1922-1999
Extent: 1 cubic foot (1 record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Historical Note

Kent State University Theatre has held numerous stage productions, from plays and musicals to visiting ensembles and lecturers. With Porthouse Theatre running throughout the summers, the majority of productions on campus since the early 1970's were put on during the fall and spring semesters. The locations of the various campus stages have changed over the course of time, with new buildings and renovation projects. The E. Turner Stump Theatre is located in the Music and Speech building and has housed larger productions since 1960, and was fully renovated in 1989. The smaller Wright Curtis Theatre, also located in the Music and Speech building, has typically catered to more avant-garde productions.


Scope and Content

The majority of this collection consists of Kent State University Theatre programs spanning from 1922-1999. Also included are promotional materials, such as mailers and flyers, as well as season bulletins.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Program, 1922 
  2. Program, 1923
  3. Program, 1924
  4. Program, 1929
  5. Program, 1930
  6. Programs, 1931
  7. Program, 1932
  8. Programs, 1933
  9. Program, 1934
  10. Programs, 1935
  11. Programs, 1936
  12. Programs, 1937
  13. Programs, 1938
  14. Programs, 1939
  15. Programs, 1930s, undated
  16. Programs, 1940
  17. Program, 1948
  18. Program, 1952
  19. Programs, 1954
  20. Programs, 1955
  21. Programs, 1956
  22. Programs, 1957
  23. Programs, 1958
  24. Programs, 1959
  25. Programs, 1960
  26. Programs, 1961
  27. Programs, 1962
  28. Programs, 1963
  29. Programs, 1964
  30. Programs, 1965
  31. Programs, 1966
  32. Programs, 1967
  33. Programs, 1968
  34. Programs, 1969
  35. Programs, 1960s, undated
  36. Programs, 1970
  37. Programs, 1971
  38. Programs, 1972
  39. Programs, 1973
  40. Programs, 1974
  41. Programs, 1975
  42. Programs, 1976
  43. Programs, 1977
  44. Programs, 1978
  45. Programs, 1979 
  46. Programs, 1970s, undated
  47. Programs, 1980
  48. Programs, 1981
  49. Programs, 1982
  50. Programs, 1983
  51. Programs, 1984
  52. Programs, 1985
  53. Programs, 1986
  54. Programs, 1987
  55. Programs, 1988
  56. Programs, 1989
  57. Programs, 1990
  58. Programs, 1991
  59. Program, 1992
  60. Programs, 1994
  61. Programs, 1995
  62. Program, 1998
  63. Programs, 1999
  64. Programs, undated
  65. Promotional Materials, 1950s
  66. Promotional Materials, 1960s
  67. Promotional Materials, 1970s
  68. Promotional Materials, 1980s
  69. Promotional Materials, undated
  70. Season Bulletins, 1960s
  71. Season Bulletins, 1970s