Guide to the Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers, 1938-1979

Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers C0160


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Rosenblatt, Bernard
Title Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers
Date 1938-1979
Physical Characteristics 1.5 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Abstract This collection documents Bernard Rosenblatt's involvement in the Regional Theater Council for Northern California and Nevada, as well as related organizations. It also includes a collection of playbills from around the United States dating from 1938-1979.
Collection Number C0160
Language English

Historical Information

The Regional Theater Council (RTC) for Northern California and Nevada was a regional affiliate of the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), an organization created to promote and support the development of American theatre. RTC, founded in the early 1950s, drew its membership from community and university theatres around the region. RTC seems to have disbanded by 1969 due to lack of interest and fragmentation and absorption by other related organizations, such as the California Educational Theater Association (CETA), the Northern California District of the American Educational Theater Association (NCD-AETA), and the American Community Theater Association (ACTA). Bernard Rosenblatt, a professor at San Joaquin Delta College, served as president of RTC in the mid and late 1960s, and served as Vice President of the NCD-AETA upon its formation in 1968.

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Scope and Content

The collection documents the activities of Bernard Rosenblatt and the Regional Theater Council for Northern California and Nevada, as well as related organizations such as the Northern California District of the American Educational Theatre Association and the American Community Theatre Association. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, organizational constitutions, histories, and newsletters dating from 1960-1969. Also included is Bernard Rosenblatt's collection of theatre programs from institutions across the United States (from the Metropolitan Opera to community theatre productions) dating from 1938-1979. The organizational records are located in boxes 1 and 2, and the theatre programs are located in boxes 2 and 3.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three boxes by format.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the Robert Breen papers which include extensive documentation of ANTA, as well as the Porgy and Bess poster collection, which was an ANTA production.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

American National Theatre and Academy.

Subjects:

Theater programs.
Theater--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bernard Rosenblatt Regional Theatre Council for Northern California and Nevada papers, C0160, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bernard Rosenblatt in 1995.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015. EAD markup updated and box list added by Amy Blake in September 2018.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 RTC Board Minutes, 1962
2 RTC Board Minutes, 1963
3 RTC Board Minutes, 1964
4 RTC Board Minutes, 1965
5 RTC Board Minutes, 1966
6 RTC Board Minutes, 1967
7 RTC Board Minutes, 1968
8 Regional Theatre Council correspondence, 1967-1968
9 Regional Theatre Council correspondence, Future Board Meetings, and Governing documents, 1967-1968
10 7th Annual A.N.T.A. National Assembly Commemorative Souvenir Journal, June 23-26, 1966
11 RTC Callboard Newsletter, Regional Theatre Council, 1967-1969
12 RTC Letterhead, 1960s
13 Regional Theatre Council Correspondence, 1965-1966
14 RTC: General Meetings, 1963-1968
15 RTC Constitution (NCD) Proposed, 1960s
16 RTC Constitution, 1968
17 Regional Theatre Council Correspondence, 1967
18 Northern California District, American Theater Association Correspondence, 1967-1969
19 "The Regional Theatre Council of Northern California and Nevada" by Leroy King, early 1960s
20 Regional Theatre Council Newsletter information, 1967-1968
21 American National Theatre Academy information, articles, mid 1960s
22 Northern California District Conference, October 18-20, 1968
23 RTC Meeting, December 3, 1967
Box Folder
2 1 State Educational Theatre Association memos, notes, newsletters, 1967
2 State Educational Theatre Association Governing documents, memos, correspondence, 1967-1968
3 ANTA Theatre Playbills, Regional Theatre Council, American National Theatre and Academy, 1950s-1960s
4 American Community Theatre Association conference programs and "encore" newsletters, Dallas theatre brochure, 1960-1961, 1968
5 Theatre Programs (1 of 7), 1938-1979
6 Theatre Programs (2 of 7), 1938-1979
Box Folder
3 1 Theatre Programs (3 of 7), 1938-1979
2 Theatre Programs (4 of 7), 1938-1979
3 Theatre Programs (5 of 7), 1938-1979
4 Theatre Programs (6 of 7), 1938-1979
5 Theatre Programs (7 of 7), 1938-1979
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