Hello again! Amanda here to chat with you about reprocessing the Robert Breen papers, which is nearing completion! Over the past few months, I have had my hands on most of the Robert Breen papers and seen many records that I found interesting and exciting. As an archivist, one of my favorite things to process are ephemera, or items that were not intended to last indefinitely. Ephemera can include things like notes, postcards, lists – just about everything created in daily life that one might normally dispose of after a short period of time. Though the Robert Breen papers focus on the creation and function of the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), included in the collection are evidence of daily life and experiences, many of which don’t necessarily pertain to ANTA, but are evidence of the Breens’ activities. Some of the most interesting ephemera pertain to travel that members of ANTA experienced while on tour for various productions. Below are a selection for you to enjoy.
The Robert Breen papers(C0311) is currently being reprocessed. Once it is completely reprocessed, its finding aid will be updated on the SCRC website. The collection is continually open for researcher access.
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