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Women's International Theatre Alliance Records, 1978-1983
8 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 353

Abstract:
The collection consists of scripts of 125 plays that were submitted for two awards, mailing lists, correspondence, clippings, publicity material and printed material, as well as questionnaires and other documents relating to the proposed International Women's Theatre Festival.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

The collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Women's International Theatre Alliance (WITA) was founded to promote the work of women in the theatre, from playwrights to women's theatre groups to one-woman shows. An International Women's Theatre Festival was proposed to be held at Skidmore College in 1981, but never took place. The WITA dissolved in 1981.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of scripts of 125 plays that were submitted for two awards, mailing lists, correspondence, clippings, publicity material and printed material, as well as questionnaires and other documents relating to the proposed International Women's Theatre Festival.

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

The collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Women's International Theatre Alliance Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Women's International Theatre Alliance Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1981.

Processing Information

Processed in 1996.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English


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Subjects
  • Feminism and theater--History--Sources
  • Feminist theater--United States--History--Sources
  • Theater--United States--Production and direction--History--Sources
  • Women's International Theatre Alliance
  • Women in the theater--United States--History--Sources


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