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Leland Starnes, director of the Yale Dramatic Association, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 958

Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in two accessions. The bulk of the records consist of production files maintained by Leland Starnes as director of the Yale Dramatic Association. The files offer a glimpse into the director's creative process through annotated prompt scripts, correspondence, and research notes, as well as to the productions themselves, through cast lists, programs, photographs, sound recordings and newsclippings.

Additional documention on Starnes' productions is included in the Yale Dramatic Association Records (RU 300) in Manuscripts and Archives.

Dates

  • 1950s-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Mary Starnes, 2004.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession and chronologically by year of production therein.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0958

Overview

The records consist primarily of the production files maintained by Leland Starnes as director of the Yale Dramatic Association (Yale Dramat). Included are prompt scripts, notes, photographs, cast lists, rehearsal schedules, sheet music, budgets, ground plans, stage designs (sketches), programs, posters, sound recordings, and newsclippings. Also included are a complete set of meeting minutes of the Yale Dramatic Association from 1960 to 1968 and a small amount of correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Leland Starnes received his B.A. (1950) and M.A.T. (1951) from Harvard University and his Doctor of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1965. In addition to being the director of the Yale Dramatic Association from 1960 to 1968, he was an instructor of speech (1960-1966) and assistant professor (1966-1967) in the Yale School of Drama. Starnes left Yale in 1968 to become Director of Drama at the University of Pittsburgh.

Biographical / Historical

The Yale Dramatic Association was established in 1900.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 40 (YRG 40), Records of Yale clubs, societies and organizations.
Title
Guide to the Leland Starnes, Director of the Yale Dramatic Association, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Mary Caldera
Date
July 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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