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Spingold Theater Center

 Collection — other: 3 manuscript boxes
Identifier: 04-MWalB00283A

Scope and Contents

This collection has materials from 1950 through 2006. The collection includes programs and fliers for both student and professional productions and theater festivals at the Spingold Theater Center. In addition, there are public relations materials such as official public service announcements, newsletters, invitations and subscription fliers.


  • 1950-2008, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Spingold Theater Center was completed in 1965. It is named after Nate B. and Frances Spingold. The theater complex includes a 750-seat main stage theater; the Laurie Flexible Theater for experimental and television productions; the Merrick Theatre, a director's space for rehearsals and student performances; and dance studios, the Dreitzer Art Gallery, and other studio, classroom and technical workshop areas.


1.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet


Arranged in three series: 1. Brandeis Student Performances, 1950-2006, undated; 2. Performances by non-Brandeis Professional Organizations , 1971-1996, 2004, undated; 3. Public Relations Materials, 1965-2006, undated. The materials are organized alphabetically in 3 manuscript boxes and assorted loose items. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Appraisal Information

Materials previously in this collection have been moved to the Theater Arts Department collection. Materials from the Dreitzer Gallery are in the Poses Institute of Fine Arts Collection. Some "News from Spingold Theater" announcements are in the Media Relations Collection. From hindsight, theater programs seem better suited to the Department of Theater Arts Collection and perhaps these should be moved- 2/11/11.

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Steven Butzel
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections