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Hedy Weiss Press Kit Collection

 Collection
Identifier: spe-t00077

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of electronic files of theater and dance production photos Weiss received as part of press kits via CD from more than 85 theaters. The files are primarily production photos, in addition to photo captions, press releases and some video and sound files intended for radio and televised promotion. Also part of the collection, a set of 31 slides and a production history from the Goodman Theatre.

Dates

  • 2000 - 2017

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.

Biographical / Historical

Hedy Weiss served as the theater and dance critic for the Chicago Sun-Times 1984-2017. She has also been a frequent critic and contributor to multiple publications and programs, including Chicago Tonight on Chicago’s WTTW station.

Extent

75.2 Gigabytes (includes 5826 electronic files)

.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box (including 31 slides))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Hedy Weiss served as the theater and dance critic for the Chicago Sun-Times 1984-2017. This collection is comprised of electronic files of theater and dance production photos Weiss received as part of press kits via CD from more than 85 theaters.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series.

  • Series 1: Theater Press Photos and Press Kits, 2003-2017
  • Series 2: Goodman Production History, 2000

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Hedy Weiss in 2017

Related Materials

  • Black Ensemble Theater Collection
  • Chicago Theater Collection-Historical Programs
  • Chicago Theater Collection-Miscellaneous Programs
  • Lisa Ebright Collection
  • Goodman Theatre Archives
  • Northlight Theatre Records
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Records
  • Victory Gardens Theater Records

Title
Guide to the Hedy Weiss Press Kit Collection
Author
Sarah Zimmerman, 2020. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Sarah Zimmerman, 2021
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

Contact:
Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875