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Andrea Rogers Collection on the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Identifier: mss-1019

Content Description

The Andrea Rogers Collection contains programs (full seasons), reports, documents, and newspaper clippings from Flynn Center for the Performing Arts events. The collection also includes additional promotional materials for Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and Lane Series events as well as an original program from the 1930 dedication of the Flynn building.

The collection is organized chronologically by year. Flynn materials are placed first, followed by Lane Series item, then an original report on the state of the Flynn Center.


  • 1930, 1980-2022

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The Flynn Center, also known as the Flynn Theater and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, is a performing arts space in Burlington, Vermont founded in 1930 by John J. Flynn. The building, located in downtown Burlington, is a landmark and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Originally, the space served as a movie theater as well as a musical theater, before falling into disuse by the 1970s. In 1972, the Flynn changed hands and was revitalized through a reintroduction of live performances and successive waves of building restoration, beginning in 1981, and capital campaigns to build an endowment.

Lyric Theater, a performing arts troupe, played an integral role in the revitalization of the Flynn in the 1970s and 80s. In 1980, the group formed the Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts, Ltd. and drafted a purchasing agreement with Merrill Jarvis, the then current owner. Andrea Rogers, the director of the group and later director of the Flynn until 2010, assisted in organizing community fundraising to promote the ownership transfer. In September 2000, the Flynn "reopened" as a performing arts space.

The Flynn Center has hosted various programs throughout the years, such as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and the UVM Lane Series which are annual musical events taking place in the Fall and Spring.


1.46 Linear feet (1 carton, 1 box)

Language of Materials



The Andrea Rogers Collection on the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts contains programs, promotional materials, and internal documents relating to the operations of the Flynn Center and its promotion.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex, contact for access

Guide to the Andrea Rogers Collection on Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
2023 November
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

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