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International Center for Women Playwrights, 1987-2006

 Series
Identifier: II
This collection represents the papers of former University at Buffalo professor Anna Kay France as related to her involvement in the organization of the 1st International Women Playwrights Conference (IWPC). It documents the organization and convening of the first conference including biographical information, scripts, and correspondence with select national and international women playwrights of the 1980s. In addition, the collection contains administrative papers including correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, transcripts of audio recording of conference sessions, and manuscript drafts of France's book, International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and Transformation (Proceedings of the First IWPC).

The collection also documents the organization and activities of the International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP). It includes meeting agendas and minutes, event flyers and programs, and correspondence. In addition, it documents the ICWP's involvement in the planning of the 2nd-4th IWPCs, as well as its relationship with the International Advisory Committee.

Dates

  • 1987-2006

Terms of Access and Use

International Women Playwrights Conference records, 1984-2006 (bulk 1987-1989) are open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 15 Linear Feet (2 record cartons, 25 manuscript boxes, 2 VHS tape boxes, 2 audio cassette boxes, 1 roll storage tube)

Historical Note

Anna Kay France helped establish the center to continue to support and advance the work of women playwrights by encouraging the international production and distribution of their work.

Arrangement

Arranged into four subseries: A. Administration, B. Conferences, C. Newsletters, and D. Events. Anna Kay France's subject file organization was maintained.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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