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Guide to the Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection
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This collection includes production photographs for Old Globe Theatre stage productions dating from 1935-1987.  They are filed chronologically, with photographs from each year's Shakespeare Festival grouped together at the end, also filed chronologically.
The Old Globe Theatre opened for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition on May 29, 1935, and is California's oldest professional theater. The Old Globe and its two neighboring buildings, Ye Olde Gift Shoppe and the Falstaff Tavern were temporary structures and by agreement were to be demolished at the end of the Exposition. Local citizens raised $10,000 in 1936 to have the buildings remodeled to conform to existing building codes and fire regulations.
22.50 linear ft
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.