Title and statement of responsibility area
The New Play Centre fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
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Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1951-1989, predominant 1970-1988 (Creation)
Physical description area
6.37 m of textual records and other material
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The New Play Centre was formed in 1970 by Sheila Neville, librarian at the University of British Columbia, and Douglas Bankson, a professor in the Creative Writing Department at UBC. Based on writing workshop techniques used by Dr. Bankson, The New Play Centre was founded to develop, produce and promote original plays by B.C. playwrights.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, play scripts (microfilmed Nov. 1991), financial records, production files, and publicity material which includes audio tapes and photographs.
Includes 7 audiocassettes, 3 audio reels and 29 photographs
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by the New Play Centre in 1990.
The records are organized into eleven series, five of which contain subseries.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
The play scripts have been microfilmed.
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Series and file lists available.
A detailed administrative history of the New Play Centre is available in hardcopy in the finding aid (Archives reading room).