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Guide to the Robert A. Potter Plays
PA Mss 10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert A. Potter plays
    Dates: 1959-2009
    Collection number: PA Mss 10
    Creator: Potter, Robert A.
    Collection Size: 9 linear feet (20 document boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection includes typescripts of 29 original plays and 17 adaptations by Robert A. Potter (1934-2010), political activist, poet, playwright and professor of Drama at UCSB. Also included are reviews, programs, clippings, production photos, publicity and music.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Use of the collection is unrestricted.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert A. Potter plays. PA Mss 10, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert A. Potter (original acquistion 1994, second addition 2010).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Included in the collection are multiple drafts of many of the plays and adaptations. Reviews, programs, clippings, production photos, publicity and music have been filed with the original works whenever possible.


    Organized into the following series: I. Original Plays; II. Adaptations; III. Miscellaneous.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.