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PW-51283-13

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-0158)
Maria DeWeerdt (Project Director: July 2012 to August 2016)
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Audiovisual Collection in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives

The cataloging and digitization of 3,098 items in an audiovisual collection that documents the performance history of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), among the oldest and largest professional regional repertory theater companies in the United States. The materials will be cataloged and digitized along with a six-volume, 900-page descriptive finding aid for the audio collection.

Digitization of 3,098 deteriorating films, audiotapes and videos that comprise a comprehensive record of Shakespeare and theatrical performance by a single U.S. theater company. The digitized recordings and a descriptive finding aid will be freely accessible on-line. The collection documents the eight-decade history of one of the oldest and largest repertory theaters in the country and holds essential insights into the origin of the Shakespearean festival tradition in the United States and its impact in individual American communities and on a national level.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016


ES-10291-73

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-0158)
Margaret Rubin (Project Director: September 1973 to present)
Oregon School Theatre Project

Support for a school/theatre project which is designed to make learning experiences in art and humanities a more essential element in secondary school curricula. Four workshop training sessions for teachers will be conducted in three geographical locations and travelling two-man professional artist/teacher teams will perform, lecture, demonstrate and actively involve the students in all phases of the dramatic arts.

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$68,106 (approved)
$68,106 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1973 – 8/31/1974


ES-10203-72

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-0158)
Forbes W. Rogers (Project Director: May 1972 to present)
School Theater Project

A Program of visits to the public schools of Oregon and nearby Washington and California in which actors and teachers work together to enhance student appreciation of Elizabethan culture in general and Shakespeare's plays in particular.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$67,390 (approved)
$67,390 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1972 – 8/31/1973