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Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions
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- Textual record
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- Arbor Theatre
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13 cm of textual materials.
ca. 5000 photographs.
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Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.
Fonds was in the custody of Elaine Goselin before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2011.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of approximately 500 photographs related to Arbor Theatre productions and events. Also included are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, playbills, etc. related to Whispers Dinner Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario.
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Fonds acquired from Elaine Goselin in 2011.
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This fonds along with 86-008, 86-025, 87-008, 87-012, 87-013, 90-004, 93-019 and 97-1017 is an addition to 85-007.
Photographs (ca. 500) related to Arbor Theatre productions and events, 1982-1994
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Two red scrapbooks pertaining to Whispers Dinner Theatre, 1981-1995; inserted items include newspaper clippings, playbills, tickets, etc. Whispers Dinner Theatre operated in Peterborough, Ontario from 1981 to 1995.
One box of Arbor Theatre newspaper clippings (1991-1995), received in 2008. Located on top shelf near 11-002.