Hedy Weiss Press Kit Collection
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.
- Creation: 2000 - 2017
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions
Conditions Governing Use
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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.
75.2 Gigabytes (includes 5826 electronic files)
.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box (including 31 slides))
Language of Materials
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.
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
- Guide to the Hedy Weiss Press Kit Collection
- Sarah Zimmerman, 2020. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Sarah Zimmerman, 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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