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Dalhousie University Archives Neptune Theatre fonds Series
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General Manager

Series primarily consists of correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, pertaining to Neptune General Managers.

Organizations

Series includes bulletins, reports, minutes, correspondence, surveys, memorandums, applications, contracts, and proposals.

Personnel

Series is composed of resumes, contracts, and correspondence pertaining to Neptune personnel.

Neptune Theatre Committees

Records included in this series are: program and financial information on Neptune; strategic plans; meeting agendas and minutes from the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Annual General meeting as well as various other committees; correspondence from the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee; lists of board members, reports, a constitution and bylaws, and Young Presidents' Organization information.

Property

Series includes contracts and programs from external agencies that rented Neptune’s premises for productions. Also included are materials concerning renovations, repairs and maintenance and materials pertaining to the New Neptune Theatre building, including proposals, manuals, committee materials, and plans.

Tours

Series includes itineraries, maps, contracts, accommodations, reports, correspondence, show reports, tour logs, cast lists, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, financial statements, properties, cue sheets, and other technical information.

Theatre school

Series contains proposals, budgets, memos, worksheets, brochures, course information, correspondence, class lists, and schedules.

Neptune Theatre photographs

Series consists of photographs, contact sheets, slides, and negatives pertaining to various Neptune productions, personnel, and events. Additional photographs can be found in the Archives (PC3).

Play scripts

Series contains play scripts, both ones that were used in productions and others that were considered and rejected.

Canada Council

Series contains correspondence, applications, activity reports, promotional materials, and posters related to the Canada Council.

Front of house

Series includes House Manager’s reports, licenses, staff regulations, and correspondence related to Neptune's front of house.

Equity

Series includes correspondence, forms, and agreements with the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (an organization which negotiates and administers collective agreements among performers and other stage personnel). Also included are contracts, policies and procedures of staff and employees of the Neptune Theatre Company, newsletters and bulletins, reports, minimum salary rates, and tax information for actors.

Financial records of Neptune Theatre

Series contains correspondence, payroll and salary information, year-end financial statements and auditor’s reports, activity reports, revenue/expense statements, budgets, and materials concerning taxes and grants.

News clippings scrapbooks

This series includes newspaper clipping about Neptune Theatre compiled by the Canadian Press Clipping Service from various newspapers across Canada.

Set designs

Series contains set designs for Neptune Theatre productions, including original drawings, annotated copies, and some light plot and prop designs.

Publicity

Series includes press releases, newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, press kits, publicity packages, advertisements, reviews, questionnaires, and contracts.

Young Neptune

Series includes contracts, show reports, proposals, brochures, correspondence, itineraries, press releases, newspaper clippings, tour books, study guides, schedules, production notes, scripts, props, costumes, sketches, cast and contact lists, and cue sheets.

Administrative records of Neptune Theatre

Series primarily contains correspondence. Other materials consist of various records pertaining to the day-to-day operations of Neptune Theatre, including meeting minutes and agendas; reports, newsletters, and memos; employee timesheets; contracts, copyright, and royalty agreements; information about different granting bodies; applications for funding; communications with staff and external agents such as the Dalhousie Archives or drama teachers from Nova Scotia; death announcements; and newspaper clippings of issues relating to the theatre.

Production records

Series includes annotated production scripts, correspondence, memoranda, schedules, calendars, production notes, costume information and sketches, properties information and sketches, cue sheets, cast and contact lists, musical scores, contracts, newspaper clippings, show reports, press releases, scene breakdowns, and programs.

Box office

Series contains box office summaries (which include a detailed accounting of ticket sales for each performance, including subsidized and complimentary tickets and both gross and net amounts received), correspondence, guest lists, subscriber lists, theatre booking forms, seating plans, box office rules, security agreements, regulations, and show reports.

Fundraising

Series contains correspondence, campaign reports, information pertaining to the Tridents, donor lists, special events information, information about anniversary celebrations, fliers, and other documents related to Neptune fundraising.