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Finding Aid to the Theatre Rhinoceros Records, 1968-2009, bulk 1981-2001
BANC MSS 2003/126 c  
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Description
The Theatre Rhinoceros records consist of Production files: materials related to productions, co-productions, benefits, proposed productions, theatre rental, award ceremonies, contests, and anniversaries/seasons; Playscripts: produced playscripts and correspondence, playscripts and other materials regarding submissions for consideration; Fundraising files: correspondence, applications for grants, and related materials; Staff files: correspondence and other materials of Artistic Directors, Associate Artistic Director, General Manger, and Secretary of the Board; Organization files: correspondence, agreements, contracts, leases, Board of Directors files, Facilities Committee files, press clippings, general staff files, and other organizational related materials; Chronological files: primarily Board of Directors minutes and other organizational files arranged chronologically; and Audio/Visual: materials documenting productions.
Background
Theatre Rhinoceros was founded by Allan B. Estes, Jr. in 1977; the company based its name on the "Lavender Rhino" a media device popularized by the Boston gay community in the mid-70s and originally chosen as a mascot and symbol because it is a mild and peace-loving creature, until provoked.
Extent
Number of containers: 26 cartons, 1 box and 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 33
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.