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Dramatics records

Identifier: 6QD-Dramatics

Scope and Contents

Series IV. Operetta scores (1908-1925) includes musical scores for operettas performed by Wellesley College students. Most of these operettas were performed by the dramatics society, the Barnswallows, but the series also includes an operetta performed by the Class of 1911, an all-college performance, and a "Tech Show" musical comedy hosted by MIT.


  • 1877-2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.


2.8 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

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6QD Dramatics records is an artificial collections. Artificial collections are created by Archivists bringing together multiple smaller acquisitions to the archives from multiple creators, and organizing them based on their subject. This is unlike most archival collections which are organized by provenance, meaning by the original creator, and which maintain the original creator’s arrangement of the collection. Collection has been intellectually arranged into four series: Series I. Theater group records, 1877-1939, 1973-2001; Series II. Barnswallows records, 1896-1962; Series III. Class Productions records, circa 1878-1929; andd Series IV. Operetta scores, 1908-1925.
File-level description by Student Assistant Sophia Pechaty, collection-level description by Natalia Gutierrez-Jones, Project Archivist.
2020 April
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository