Chronological Theater Programs, 1895-
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Brief Description: Chronological Theater Programs and playbills (1895-1969, 1983-1989, 1996-2012) for dramatic and musical theater productions at the Columbian Opera House, Walker Opera House, Illinois Theater, Morrow Hall, The University Auditorium, Theater Belvior, Rialto Theater, Lincoln Hall Theater, Gregory Hall Theater, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, given by the Dramatic Art Club, Alethenai, Philomathean, Adelphic and Illiola, Literary Societies, Mask and Bauble, Illinois Union Dramatic Club, The Players Club, Associated University Players, Women's League, Illinois Theater Guild, The University Theater, the Department of Speech and the Illinois Summer Youth Theater showing performance dates, cast, production staff, commentary and plots. For alphabetically arranged programs, see R.S. 12/11/801
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: 12/11/806
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Theatre
Volume: 2.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/8/95; 6/23/2003; 9/2018
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Theatre :

The Theatre Department was created on April 19, 1967, when those aspects of the Department of Speech and Theater oriented to performance were transferred from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the College of Fine and Applied Arts.1 The Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of a curriculum leading to a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, with areas of specialization in Acting, Directing and Playwrighting, and Technology and Design.2 In 1969 the Department began offering a program leading to a Master of Arts degree.3

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, April 19, 1967, p. 486.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, June 19, 1968, p. 1084.

3. Graduate College Catalog, 1969-70, p. 405.

Subject Index
Faculty Players Club
Illini Theatre Guild
Mask and Bauble
Theatre Department
Theatrical Productions
University Theatre
Languages of Materials
English [eng]