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Barrett, Barbara
TitleBarrett, Barbara
Scope and Content of FondsBarbara Barrett has been involved in theatre in Newfoundland since she arrived from England in - 1946. - She started with a children's dance school in Curling and has worked with school children and adults in - Stephenville, Corner Brook, Gander and St. John's. She either formed or nurtured drama troupes in all - these places including the Avion Players of Gander. In 1975 she became artistic director of the Basement - Theatre at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's and staged over 1000 performances there before she - retired in 1991. She continues to direct plays on a volunteer basis. Much of this work is documented in - this collection as is her work as a journalist for <italic>The Western Star </italic>newspaper. This latter work included a - war brides' column, a tots and teens column, and feature articles on prominent people stopping over at - Gander airport. The progress of the television station at Harmon Air Force Base is also included. - This collection would be of interest to anyone researching theatre history in the province, especially the - history of the Basement Theatre and should be consulted in conjunction with Coll-173, the Basement - Theatre collection. It would also be of interest to those researching the history of Gander, and early - television history as it relates to Stephenville.
Author of Finding AidWeir, Gail, 1948-
Date of Finding Aid1994
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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