At the Foot of the Mountain records
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains files from past productions, meeting minutes, workshops, public and private funding, various correspondence newspaper clippings scripts and prompt books. There are also audio and video tapes from past productions.
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.
Biographical / Historical
Before its closure in 1991 it was known as the oldest continuously-producing women's theater in the United States, and the longest-running professional women's theater in the country. Plays on issues such as rape, prostitution, addiction, war, and musicals about Nancy Drew were among the numerous plays that AFOM produced during its almost 17 years in production. The plays were performed by both professionally and academically trained members, and were often performed in front of sold-out crowds.
240 Cubic Feet
Files containing meeting minutes, funding, productions, financial records, and audio/video tapes from past productions
The collection is organized into 11 different series:
- Board of Directors
- Phyllis Jane Rose
- Audio Tapes
- Video Tapes
Materials for this collection were first received in 1988; after the closure of the theater the balance of the materials were acquired in 1993 and 1998.
The collection was processed by Archives Staff and the finding aid written by Christine Avery, 2010.
- Audio cassettes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Feminism Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Records Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Theater Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater -- Production and direction Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Videotape Subject Source: Local sources
- At the Foot of the Mountain records
- Archives staff; Christine Avery
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Performing Arts Archives Collecting Area