Meet the Playwright Lecture Series
Scope and Contents
The series featured fifteen scheduled lectures and panel discussions. They were recorded and are available for further research.
There are not tapes for Churchill: The Early Years/Mark Grimisch (13 November 1986) and The Real Life Story of Johnny de Facto/Doug Post (26 November 1986).
- Chicago Public Library (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Biographical / Historical
During the month of November 1986, the Chicago Public Library hosted a series of lectures and panel discussions in which Chicago playwrights discussed their work, presented performance excerpts and answered audience questions. This program was organized by the Chicago Office of Fine Arts and co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library. It was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
.5 Linear Feet (in one box, includes 12 audio cassette tapes)
Language of Materials
In November 1986, Chicago Public Library hosted a series of 15 lectures and panel discussions in which Chicago playwrights discussed their work, presented performance excerpts and answered audience questions.
The collection is arranged chronologically by lecture/event date.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Access to some audiovisual material may not be possible due to available replay equipment or to state of physical media. Tapes have not been checked to ensure content or playability. Titles and other descriptive information is as transcribed from packages. Please contact the archives before your visit.
Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least 24-hours prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Recordings were made by Chicago Public Library.
- Discussions (events). Subject Source: Local sources
- Dramatists -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th Century -- Sources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Meet the Playwright Lecture Series
- Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Sarah Zimmerman, 2022.
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- Finding aid written in English
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