Deborah Langerman Papers, 1964-2008
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Brief Description:

Papers of University of Illinois alumna Deborah Langerman consist of material relating to the United Mime Workers, a mime troupe that she co-founded at the University in the early 1970s and of which she remained a principal member. This takes the form of advertisements, brochures (some under the group's original name, the Hard Core/Hardcore Mime Troupe), budgets, contracts, correspondence, photos, recordings (both audio and video), scripts, and miscellaneous documents.

The rest of the material relates to Langerman's work after the United Mime Workers, which sometimes carried the label "Once Upon a Time... Once Upon a Mime." This consists of programs, contracts, logistical information, news articles, and thank-you letters. Additionally, some material dates from her years at Evanston Township High School.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/232
Created by: Deborah Langerman, United Mime Workers (1971-1986)
Volume: 4.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/01/2020. 7/19/2021
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Arrangement: By subject and format; then alphabetical
Subject Index
University Theatre
Acquisition Notes: Deborah Langerman