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Theater and Rhetoric, Dept. of

Identifier: CA09.20

Scope and Content Note

The Department of Theater and Rhetoric records contains correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, brochures, and other files pertaining to the academic and administrative activities of the department. In addition, many of the plays and performances put on by a variety of theater groups and classes are represented within this collection. See individual series notes for more detailed information about each series. Finally, the record group CA 12 contains some related material, notably collections of the Robinson Players and the Modern Dance Company.


  • 1894-[ongoing]


Access Restrictions

Administrative files are closed to researchers for 20 years from date of creation. Consult Archives staff for more information.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Historical Note

The Department of Theater and Rhetoric offers majors in both primary fields, as well as a secondary concentration in dance. The department puts on numerous plays and performances throughout the year, in three theaters on campus.

Prior to 1979, the department was named the Theater and Speech Department.


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Contains records pertaining to the academic and administrative activities and many of the plays and performances of the Theater and Rhetoric Department.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: I. Plays and Performances; II. General Administrative; and III. Subject Files. Within each series, the records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Accession No.: 2006.045, N/A.

Guide to the Theater and Rhetoric, Dept. of, 1894-[ongoing]
Edited Full Draft
Pat Webber
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America