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Guide to the Mabou Mines Archive, 1966-2000 (bulk 1970-1995) MSS.133

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Collection processed by Sharon Lehner, 2003; and William J. Levay, 2006-2007. Media updated by Luke Martin and Brent Phillips, 2008; YZ Chin, 2009. Further processing and description by Luke Martin, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 28, 2019
Description is in English.

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017 Updated by Kelly Haydon to meet minimum requirements for off-site storage.  Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2019 accretion of posters  , March 2017 , August 2017 , May 2018 , February 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mabou Mines (Theater group)
Title: Mabou Mines Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1966-2000
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1995
Abstract: Beginning in 1970 Mabou Mines helped revolutionize experimental theatre in the United States and contributed to an international movement in avant-garde, postmodern theatre. The Mabou Mines create multi-media performances utilizing both existing texts and building performances utilizing a pastiche style that draws on a variety of sources. The materials in the collection document this creative process and the administrative functions necessary to maintain and promote the company.
Quantity: 161 Linear Feet in 158 boxes, 4 folders in shared housing, and 3 flat file folders
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: MSS.133