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Finding Aid for the Theatre Group. Publicity Records. 1959-1967.
University Archives Record Series 253  
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Description
Record Series 253 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes and other material relating to the Theatre Group. The series also contains biographical information and clippings about John Houseman (artistic director of the Theatre Group, 1959-1963).
Background
The Theatre Group was a production company founded in 1959 by Abbott Kaplan, Director of UCLA Extension. Under the auspices of the Extension Division, it operated as an experiment in campus-based professional theater and presented six or more professionally produced, directed, and acted productions each year. The Theatre Group drew from a group of Equity actors located in Los Angeles (California). Its productions included such actors as Jack Albertson, Judith Anderson, Edward Asner, Nina Foch, John Kerr, Cloris Leachman, Carroll O'Connor, Paula Prentice, Robert Ryan, and James Whitmore.
Extent
0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.