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Harold Dixon papers

Identifier: PA028

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes questionnaire returns and general information from Harold Dixon’s survey of 68 theater companies around the United States. In addition, the collection contains 42 U.S. returns with additional promotional literature attached, 45 returns from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (some with additional literature), 9 returns with literature from companies in England, Ireland and Canada, and 87 returns with literature from theater companies in the Los Angeles area. There are also 10 photographs from various theater companies and a copy of "Los Angeles Live Theater" promotion.


  • 1975


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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

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Biographical Note

Harold Dixon conducted this survey as the basis of his theater Ph. D. thesis at the University of Minnesota, entitled Regional Theatre Profile: Decentralized Theatre in America. Comparative Survey and Critical Analysis of Two Regional Centers: Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles (University of Minnesota, 1976).


2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


Collection includes questionnaire returns and general information from Harold Dixon’s survey of theater companies around the United States.

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Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available. Please contact the Performing Arts Archives for details.


The papers were donated to the archives by Harold W. Dixon on October 23, 1976.
Harold Dixon papers
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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