Fonds XZ1 MS A450 - XZ1 MS A499 - CentreStage fonds

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CentreStage fonds

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CA ON00344 XZ1 MS A450 - XZ1 MS A499

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  • 1965-1988 (Creation)

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105 m of textual material

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The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts was a 1967 centennial project undertaken by the city of Toronto to house an arts and community centre. The Centre opened in 1970. Management of the building and the artistic activities officially separated in 1974. The producing organization of the Centre became Toronto Arts Productions, later renamed CenterStage Company in 1983. CentreStage merged with Toronto Free Theatre in 1988 to form the Canadian Stage Company.

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fonds acquired from CentreStage.

Scope and content

The fonds includes performance files, house programs, administration records, scrapbooks, reviews and articles, publicity records, reading scripts, performance video tapes, production records, production photos, set models, technical drawings, posters, and costume designs. Fonds consists of the following series: CentreStage Performance Files XZ1 MS A450 CentreStage House Programs XZ1 MS A451 CentreStage Administration XZ1 MS A452 CentreStage Scrapbooks XZ1 MS A453 CentreStage Reviews and Articles XZ1 MS A454 CentreStage Publicity XZ1 MS A455 CentreStage Reading Scripts XZ1 MS A457 CentreStage Performance Video Tapes XZ1 MS A458 CentreStage Productions XZ1 MS A459 CentreStage Production Photos XZ1 MS A498 CentreStage Set Models XZ3 MS A450 CentreStage Technical Drawings XZ3 MS A452 CentreStage Posters XZ3 MS A453 CentreStage Costume Designs XZ3 MS A458

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fonds acquired from CentreStage.


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Restrictions on access

Access is open. Access to staff records, financial information, and some administration files is normally restricted. Permission may be obtained from the theatre to view restricted files.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright, normally is held by the creator. Materials cannot be published without the permission of the copyright holder.

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No finding aid is available: the library provides catalogue of records at the file level (see Notes field).

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Deposited in 1985. Accruals are ongoing.

General note

The library's online catalogue TRELLIS contains more than 1,617 specific entries under the author "CentreStage Theatre Archives". Users may limit searches by applying keywords: more information on searching is located at:

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