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- Collection Description & Creator Information
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Series 3: Administrative Files, 1931-1981
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Series 3 consists of three subseries: Financial Materials, 1931-1981; Reports, 1950-1969; and Arthur Lithgow Files, 1970-1972.
The series is arranged by subseries in chronological order.
- Custodial History
Much of the McCarter Theatre records were previously held within the Theater Division of the Special Collections. Some materials were directly received by the Mudd Manuscript Library from donors in known acquisitions; whenever this is the case, the material is identified by an accession number beginning with "AR".
Periodic transfers of records are expected from the McCarter Theatre indefinitely.
Carbons, invoices, and receipts were removed during processing in 2008. An oversize photograph print of parked bicycles, posters for non-McCarter productions dating from McCarter's time as a booking theatre, poster-size enlargements of newspaper articles, and posters that did not identify McCarter Theatre were removed from the accessions processed in 2011. Detailed information about items removed is available upon request.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in August 2008. Finding aid written by Casey Babcock in August 2008. Additions were processed and the finding aid was updated by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 in April 2011. To facilitate access the collection was intellectually rearranged by Helene van Rossum in 2019.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Series 3: Administrative Files; McCarter Theatre Records, AC131, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 31-58; 101-103; 166