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Cleveland Play House Archive collection

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00056

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The Cleveland Play House (CPH) Archive is the institutional record of the organization concerning the work of actors, directors, managers, students and trustees who contributed to the creation of America's first professional regional theatre. The archive consists primarily of administrative office files, Board of Trustee minutes, production books, programs and photographs, set designs, clippings, audio visual materials, scrapbooks,and marketing materials.

Dates

  • 1870-2012

Biographical / Historical

The Cleveland Play House (CPH), founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America's first professional regional theatre. CPH has as its mission, to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions.

Extent

1100 Linear Feet (1681 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Cleveland Play House Archive
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States
216.368.0189