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Southeastern Theatre Conference Records

Identifier: MSS 0048

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises the official records of the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Administrative records include minutes, financial documents, directories, and the organization's Minutes and Mailings Manuals. Additional communications include general correspondence, records and forms from internal committees and divisions, and records from external liaisons and state representatives. A significant part of the collection is composed of convention materials, including audition forms and awards and scholarship materials and award-winning play scripts and design concepts. Records are arranged alphabetically by type, where applicable, and chronologically thereafter. Materials are primarily textual, but audiovisual materials include artifacts, photographs and negatives, audio and video cassettes, reel-to-reels, CDs, and DVDs.


  • 1948 - 2016
  • Other: Acquired in 1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their decendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensistive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) was founded in 1949, and is a membership organization serving 10 states in the southeast region of the United States, with its headquarters located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Member states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The SETC sponsors festivals and an annual convention for youth and adult theatre organizations and individuals.


39.80 Linear Feet (28 boxes)

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The official records of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, established in 1949, includes administrative records and correspondence, major publications, convention records, and audiovisual materials.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged in six series: 1. Administrative Records; 2. Publications; 3. Convention; 4. Committees and Groups; 5. Audiovisual Materials; 6. Correspondence.

Source of Acquisition

Southeastern Theatre Conference

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the SETC in the 1970s. Additional materials are acquired on an ongoing basis.

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Processing Information

Reprocessed by Anne Belott.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US