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Boughton Papers, 1950-1986
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The Walter Boughton Papers contain mainly teaching notes and classroom materials from Walter Boughton's approximately thirty years teaching and directing theatre at Amherst College. Also contains notes schoolwork done by Boughton while attending Brown University.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Walter Boughton Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Walter Leroy Boughton (1918-1987) taught and directed theater at Amherst College for over thirty years. A native of Toledo, Ohio, he received a B.A. (1941) and M.A. (1949) from Brown University and an M.F.A. degree (1951) from Yale University. Before coming to Amherst, Boughton taught at Brown, Ripon College, and the University of California at Berkeley. At Amherst College he was Director of Kirby Theater and Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts (1957-1960) and was promoted to Associate Professor (1960-1964) and Stanley King Professor (1964-1987). He received an honorary M.A. from Amherst College in 1964. Boughton was also producer of the Weston (Vt.) Playhouse from 1972 to 1986. He died in January 1987.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Walter Boughton's papers consist chiefly of teaching notes and class material for a variety of drama classes at Amherst College, from ancient Greek through contemporary American drama.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Walter Boughton Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Walter Boughton Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed:February 1988
By:Debby Applegate


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Boughton schoolwork at Brown


Box 1: folder 1
Teaching notes on Drama: United States


Box 1: folder 2
Teaching notes on Drama: Greek


Box 1: folder 3
Teaching notes on Drama: Italian Renaissance


Box 1: folder 4
Teaching notes on Drama: Medieval


Box 1: folder 5
Teaching notes on Drama: Restoration and 18th Century


Box 1: folder 6
Teaching notes on Drama: Spanish Renaissance


Box 1: folder 7
Drama 6: Notes


Box 1: folder 8
Drama 12: Notes


Box 1: folder 9
Drama 23: Schedules, book lists, exams, etc.


Box 1: folder 10
Drama 23: Notes


Box WB1: folder 11
Drama 23s, 25: Notes


Box WB1: folder 12
Reading list for drama majors


Box WB1: folder 13
Miscellaneous class material


Box WB1: folder 14
Miscellaneous printed material


Box WB1: folder 15
Miscellaneous printed material


Box WB1: folder 16

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Amherst College. Dept. of Theater and Dance.
  • Boughton, Walter, d. 1988.
  • Drama--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Theater--Massachusetts--Amherst--History--Sources.

Genre terms
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.


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