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Essex Community Players Collection

 Collection
Identifier: mss-102
The collection, on loan from the Players, consists of business records, chiefly bills, invoices, and receipts, although some correspondence, programs, a ledger, and membership lists are included. As more material is discovered by members of the Essex Community Players, it will be added to this collection.

Dates

  • 1959-1980

Creator

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 cartons)

Overview

The collection consists of business records, chiefly bills, invoices, and receipts, although some correspondence, programs, a ledger, and membership lists are included.

History

The Essex Community Players was formed in 1959 and presented its first production, You Can't Take It With You, in May of that year. The Second production of the players was Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit performed in March 1961. The productions of the group were often presented at the Essex Junction High School or wherever it could find an empty stage. In 1965, however, the Essex Community Players leased from Essex Town the old Town Hall (1871) and renovated it to serve as its home theater.

The Players was organized for "recreation, stimulation, and a means of raising money for worthy causes." The first president was Mrs. Philip "Bess" M. Cohen, and the first secretary-treasurer was Mrs. Michael Klyszeiko. Originally called the Essex Players, the group changed its name in 1965 to the Essex Community Players.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex.
Title
Guide to the Essex Community Players Collection
Status
completed
Author
Processor: C. Mazza.
Date
1998
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)