Fonds MS-3-30, Box 1, Folders 1 - 9 - Dartmouth Players fonds

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Dartmouth Players fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-3-30, Box 1, Folders 1 - 9

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  • 1967-1975 (Creation)

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9 cm of textual records. - 9 cm of textual records

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The Dartmouth Players is a community theatre group in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The theatre group was first formed in 1954 under the name of the Dartmouth Drama Club, and it was not until 1971 that the name was changed to the Dartmouth Players. In 1958 the Club lost its backing from the Home and School Association of Dartmouth and was forced to split up due to financial difficulties. In 1961 it was resurrected by the Dartmouth Parks and Recreation Department but in 1974 was once again forced to disband when its playhouse, the Dundas Street Theatre, burned and everything was lost. In 1985 the Players were yet again resurrected, only this time by the Dartmouth City Council, who felt the need for community theatre in Dartmouth. The group has been together ever since.

Throughout its years the Dartmouth Players have performed in various locations including the Prince Arthur Junior High School auditorium, the Prince Andrew High School auditorium, the Dartmouth High School auditorium, and the Findley Community Center. Not until 1987, when the Crichton Avenue Community Center was opened, did the Players found a permanent home. The Dartmouth Players produce about four productions a year; they have participated in numerous theatre festivals throughout the region and have won many awards.

Custodial history

The collection was donated to the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia by Michael Wile in 1983 and was transferred to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2003.

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This collection consists of records pertaining to the management and the productions of the Dartmouth Players from 1967-1975. The records include administrative documents, financial statements, correspondence, programs, and newsletters.

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  • English

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All files are open.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dartmouth Players fonds, MS-3-30, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Box: MS-3-30, Box 1