A new digital collection hosted by Mississippi St ate University Libraries celebrates 50 years of Theatre MSU including photographs, posters and programs from various productions, as well as press clippings and scrapbook pages.
In 1963, MSU's Department of Speech developed its own theatre with the support of the Blackfriars student organization. Later that year, Dr. Dominic J. Cunetto directed their first production, "Outward Bound" by Sutton Vane, on November 14 and 15.
In the 1980s, performances moved from the auditorium in Lee Hall to the newly constructed Creative Arts Center, later named McComas Hall in honor of MSU president, Dr. James D. McComas, who avidly supported the university theatre. The Univeristy Archives and Special Collections at Mitchell Memorial Library currently houses materials of MSU's theatre donated by the Theatre Department, the Blackfriars, and Cunetto. It has placed some of these materials online in the "Theatre MSU" digital collection.
The items can be browsed by production, object type, and director (when known). For more information and to view these items, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/dc/ua/theatremsu.
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