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Accession Number: 86-008

Title

Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions. -- 1979-1982. -- 1.8 m of textual records. -- ca. 50 prints : posters.

Biography / History

Arbor Theatre began in Peterborough in 1976 when John Plank arrived to direct "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" for the Peterborough Theatre Guild. The following year, local support led to the creation of Arbor Productions and John Plank directed "Private Lives" followed by "Belle of Amherst" and "Lady Audley's Secret" in 1978. In 1979 the group was reorganized as a professional theatre company performing during the summer season at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Arbor Theatre before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of publicity materials, correspondence, advertising materials, financial materials, press and newspaper clippings, volunteer lists, reports, programmes, mailing lists, rehearsal schedules and posters of Arbor Theatre.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Arbor Theatre via Elaine Goselin.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 86-025, 87-008, 87-012, 87-013, 90-004 and 93-019 are additions to 85-007.

For related records see: 90-009 and 95-022.

Finding Aid

1979

Box 1

Folder:

1: Actors

2: Accommodation

3: Advertising: location and rates

4: Advertising: programs

5: Applications: administration

6: Applications: designers

7: Applications: N&S (non-technical staff)

8: Applications: stage managers

9: Applications: technicians

10: Arbor Theatre: original press clippings

11: Arbor Theatre: information and background

12: Assorted media lists

13: Auditions

14: "Billy Bishop"

15: Art Burns

16: Canadian actors equity

17: Community organizations

18: Conference: local

19: Correspondence

20: Design

21: Designers

22: Displays

23: "Experience '79"

24: Flyers

25: Front of house

26: Fund raising

27: Gala opening

28: Garden party

29: Group bookings

30: Industrial training program

31: Ken James

32: "Lady Audley": accounts paid

33: Letters of reference

34: Larry Lewis

35: "A Life in the Theatre"

36: Miscellaneous information

37: Miscellaneous suppliers

38: Sheila Junior-Moore

39: New York Times Clippings

1979 (cont'd)

Box 2

Folder:

1: Paste-ups

2: Peterborough/Lindsay/Kawartha region clippings (not Arbor)

3: Eric Peterson

4: Photographer

5: John S. Slark

6: John Slark: memos

7: Post office and mailing information

8: Press

9: Press clippings

10: Press and news releases

11: Press releases: other peoples'

12: Press releases, 1977-78

13: Prices

14: Printers

15: Program advertisers

16: Publicity distribution

17: Purchase orders: cost/estimates

18: Rehearsal schedules: "Same Time Next Year", "Sleuth", "A Life in the Theatre"

19: Reviews and clippings (not Peterborough region)

20: Reviews: non-Arbor productions, but plays previously produced by Arbor

21: "Same Time Next Year"

22: "Same Time Next Year": programs

23: Season advertising

24: Season brochure

25: "Sleuth"

26: "Sleuth": program

27: Staff

28: Subscription campaign: brochure

29: Subscription campaign: advertising

30: Subscription information

31: Suppliers

32: Thank-you's

33: Theatre cruise

34: Theatre Guild list: subscription telephone campaign

35: Ticket orders

36: To do: Jane

37: Tourism: publications

38: Neil Vipond

39: Volunteers

40: Weekly reports

1980

Box 3

Folder:

1: Ad examples

2: Advertising paste-ups (program)

3: Banner information

4: Bio file

5: Board of directors

6: Brochure requests

7: Canada Council - budget categories

8: Cast lists

9: Community bus route

10: Correspondence

11: Cottage associations

12: Daily tally: subscription orders

13: Design

14: Display and signs information

15: Examiner supplement material

16: Finished art examples

17: Founding members list

18: Gala invitations

19: Gala material and information

20: Group sales

21: Ideas: publicity

22: Maps

23: Master mailing

24: Master Toronto media list

25: Media mailing list - Peterborough

26: Memos

27: New York reviews

28: Operating budgets

29: Original artwork and letters

30: Original press clippings

31: Other company press releases

1980 (cont'd)

Box 4

Folder:

1: Periodical advertising

2: Phone surveys: results, summary

3: Postal walks information and rates

4: P.R. budgets

5: P.R. contracts

6: Press kits

7: Press releases

8: Press seats - openings

9: Program information

10: Promotion report

11: Public relations: corporations and press

12: Public service announcements

13: Radio and TV ad: copy

14: Rates and prices: advertising and printing

15: Reviews and clippings (not Peterborough area)

16: Seating plan: Wenjack Theatre

17: Shipment slips

18: Staff: administration

19: Subscribers

20: Subscription brochures

21: Summary of week's activities

22: Things to do: dead file

23: Ticket give-aways: promotion

24: Volunteers

1981

Box 5

Folder:

1: Advertising

2: Banners and signs

3: Bio file

4: Board of directors/advisors

5: Box office (block bookings)

6: Budget - publicity department

7: Canada Post - ad mail

8: Correspondence

9: Cover receipts

10: Distribution

11: Displays

12: Examiner supplement

13: Fact sheet (gala opening)

14: General information

15: Graphics, photos, printing information

16: Ideas: publicity

17: "I think I love you"

18: Market research survey

19: Media information

20: Memos

21: Original artwork and letters

22: Posters

23: Outside press releases

24: Peterborough Theatre Guild

25: Press clippings

26: Press release over-run

27: Press seats/comps

28: Production notes

29: Programme

30: Public service announcements

31: Record of mailings

32: Speaking engagements/interviews

33: Special projects

34: Staff information kit

35: Subscription brochure

36: Subscription campaign

37: Supplement advertising

38: Telephone campaign

39: Ticket giveaways

40: Things to do

41: Volunteer information

42: Wenjack seating plan

43: Gala opening

44: Block bookings

1982

Box 6

Folder:

1: Administration files, lists

2: Advertisers: programme and supplement

3: Advertising costs

4: Banners and signs

5: Bios

6: Box office

7: Brochure mock-up

8: Budget

9: Comp. tickets

10: Correspondence

11: Disc jockeys

12: Displays

13: Distribution

14: Examiner supplement information

15: Flyers

16: Fund raising

17: Gala opening and other receptions

18: Group sales

19: Interviews

20: Memos

21: Miscellaneous

22: Miscellaneous ideas

23: Operations

24: Other people releases

25: Other play reviews

26: Peterborough cable TV

27: Peterborough Theatre Guild

28: Pos. supplement advertisers

29: Posters

30: Press clippings, mentions (free-bees)

31: Press clippings, paid ads

32: Press releases

33: Price lists

34: Programme information

35: PUB assistant resumes

36: Quotes from 1981 audience poll

37: Radio ads

38: Senior citizens homes

39: Souvenir booklet

40: Subscription order forms

41: Survey results from 1980 and 1981

42: Telephone campaign

43: Things to do

44: Ticket giveaways

45: Volunteers

46: Weekly objectives

47: Welcome wagon

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