Accession MS-2-710 - Personal archives of Alan Andrews

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Personal archives of Alan Andrews

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  • 1966-1997 (Creation)

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1.6 m of textual records. - 14 photographs.

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Alan R. Andrews is emeritus Professor of Theatre at Dalhousie University. Born in England in 1935, he was educated at King Henry VII and King Edward VI schools before earning his Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees and a Diploma of Education from Leeds University. He later obtained his PhD at the University of Illinois.

Andrews joined Dalhousie’s English Department in 1966, but moved to the Theatre Department in 1969, where we was promoted to full professor in 1981. His scholarly interests included George Bernard Shaw, Granville Barker and St. John Hankin, about whom he wrote and lectured frequently for the Shaw Festival in Ontario. He directed many University theatre productions, served as chairman of the Theatre Department (1968-1971) and Editor of The Dalhousie Review (1985-1995), and was secretary to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the early 1980s. He had close ties with Neptune Theatre, was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and served as President of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) from 1992-1994. Alan Andrews retired from Dalhousie in June 2001.

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Accession donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Alan Andrews in 1978.

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Accession consists of Alan Andrew's personal and professional correspondence; reports; newsletters; journals; conference notes; committee minutes and budgets; scripts and production papers; costume sketches by unknown artists for Dalhousie Drama productions; and fourteen photographs of Dalhousie Drama plays.

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  • English

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Restricted access. Please contact University Archivist.

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Detailed file list is available onsite.

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For related records see Andrews' reference file in the Dalhousie University Reference Collection MS-1-REF Box 61, Folder 18.

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