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Inventory of the Bay Area Labor Theatre Records, circa 1980-1982
larc.ms.0246  
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Description
Records include governance documents including some minutes, the articles of incorporation, by-laws, and balloting results.
Background
The Bay Area Labor Theatre was a multi-project political theater association of over 75 workers and artists from around the San Francisco Bay. BALT campaigned in support for local labor strikes, abortion rights, and against U. S. intervention in Central America. Internally work focused on skills development workshops. BALT projects included a picket line troupe, Front Line Action Collective (FLAC) which brought short, issue oriented sketches to picket lines, rallies and meetings through out the area; an improvisation workshop; a 25 voice Labor Chorus performing upbeat programs of songs, developing a musical revue to tour theaters and union halls; a KPFA radio project; and a publication, Critical Times. BALT also became involved in teaching, participating in a San Francisco Community College Labor Studies Department program (May 1981) entitled "Work, Workers and Workers Art."
Extent
.75 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives & Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.