Fonds - Saskatoon Gateway Players fonds

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Saskatoon Gateway Players fonds

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  • 1967-2006, predominant 1967-1973, 1990-2006 (Creation)

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3 m of textual records and other materials

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Saskatoon Gateway Players is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit, charitable organization formed in 1967 to promote, produce, and perform live theatre. In addition to producing 5 plays a year held in the Castle Theatre, plus one Theatre for Children play performed free of charge in public libraries and elementary schools, the organization offers various workshops for members, and public wardrobe rentals. Children's Theatre was started in 1962 by a group of faculty wives from the University of Saskatchewan. After Gateway's inception in 1967, Theatre for Children came under Gateway's umbrella and has since become fully integrated as an annual part of Saskatoon Gateway Players activities. Gateway is run by a board of 12 directors elected by the membership. Meetings are held monthly and elections at the Annual General Meeting.

Custodial history

A large portion of the production-related records were donated in memorial by the family of Bill Hubbard.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records documenting Saskatoon Gateway Players' productions since its inception, including b&w headshots of the actors, numerous on-stage photographs of most productions, videos of some performances, programmes, brochures and posters, as well as administrative records of the organization such as board minutes and financial records. The fonds also includes copies of the Saskatoon Gateway Players newletter "The Prompter," newclippings, and an electronic database containing the production's dates, titles, actors, production crew, and season board members.

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Copyright to photographs and internal documents is held by Saskatoon Gateway Players, with the exception of copies of photographs from newspaper articles.

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An electronic database contains volunteers names and their roles for each play and season.

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Related material: A collection of theatre-related books and scripts are kept on hand for reference.

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Photographs and newsclippings are transferred to the archives after each season.

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The records include over 10,000 photographs; 40 videos and approximately 250 posters.

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This fonds was donated to the Saskatchewan Archives Board by the Gateway Players. The description is from the former Gateway Players Archives, but the fonds has not been fully processed by SAB.

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