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Boston Globe Library collection

Identifier: M214
Scope and Contents The Boston Globe Library collection, 4,239 cubic feet (4,376 boxes), documents the newspaper’s journalism of Greater Boston and New England from circa 1872 to 2003 through articles, images, and other related materials. The collection consists of four series: 1. Newspaper Clippings, 2. Microfilm, 3. Print Photographs, and 4. Negative Photographs.The materials within this collection were arranged and described using the “More Product, Less Process” (MPLP) method of archival...
Dates: circa 1872-2003; Majority of material found within 1925-2003

Department of Theatre records

Identifier: A117
Overview The Department of Theatre is part of the College of Arts, Media, and Design and was formerly part of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts. In the mid-1980s, the director of the Department steered it toward productions that would add to Boston's performance culture rather than duplicate what was already being performed. As a result, the department collaborated with a number of innovative local companies, including the Boston Theater of the Deaf, and Northeastern's Silver Masque, a...
Dates: 1952-1980

Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts records

Identifier: M043

Founded by Elma Lewis in 1950, the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts was established to meet the social, cultural, and artistic needs of Boston's African American community. Lewis's goal was to foster the arts, not only in the local Roxbury-Dorchester community, but also in the African American community at large. The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts offered education in art, dance, drama, music, and costuming to pre-school children, school-aged children and adults.

Dates: 1954-1992

International Society records

Identifier: M128
Overview The International Society grew out of the Chinatown's Chinese Economic Development Council in 1979. The society is a nonprofit funded by a combination of grants and donations, and has been headed by Dr. Doris Chu from its beginning. The International Society was created to support Chinese culture and heritage among Boston's Chinese community, as well as to promote the city's understanding of that culture. This mission has shifted over time, however, to include promoting racial harmony...
Dates: 1978-2002; Majority of material found within 1984-1998

John Ross papers

Identifier: M070
Overview John Andrew Ross was an accomplished African-American composer, organist, choral conductor, and jazz musician. Born in Boston on December 15, 1940, Ross became the music director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in 1970. Working with the school and its parent organization, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, he lead two widely recognized music ensembles, the Voices of Black Persuasion and the Contra-Band. Starting in 1970, Ross became the musical director of the highly...
Dates: 1963-2006

Larry Blumsack papers

Identifier: M203

Larry Blumsack received his BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1960, and his MS in Communications/Theatre from Emerson College in 1965. A founding member of the Theatre Department at Northeastern, Blumsack went on to serve as co-director of the drama department at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts before embarking on a twenty-plus year career as a theater critic for a number of Boston area publications.

Dates: 1955-2006; Majority of material found within 1960-1995

National Center of Afro-American Artists records

Identifier: M042

The National Center of Afro-American Artists was founded by Elma Ina Lewis in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1968. The Center's founding was a response to concerns over a lack of a comprehensive, national institutional center for African American artists.

Dates: 1924-1998

The Theater Offensive records

Identifier: M082
Overview The Theater Offensive was founded in 1989 by Abraham Rybeck “to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community.” The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals and individual productions by national and local queer performers, and also serves as a development environment for new theatrical work. In addition, The Theater Offensive works to build community...
Dates: 1977-2012; Majority of material found within 1989-2011

Triangle Theater Company records

Identifier: M176
Overview The Triangle Theater Company was founded in 1979 by David M. Hough. Named for the pink triangles used to mark gay men in Nazi concentration camps, Triangle Theater sought to provide a supportive environment in which gay men and women could work in theater. During each season, Triangle Theater staged multiple productions and held staged readings of scripts. When Triangle Theater incorporated in September 1981, Hough was its Artistic Director and President of the Board; he stepped down as...
Dates: 1979-2009; Majority of material found within 1979-1996

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