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Guthrie Theater: Primary Sources: Archives & Records


Audience, Guthrie Theater opening, May 8th, 1963.

F.A. Bean Foundation Records.
The Guthrie Theater received significant funding from the Bean Foundation. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

T.B. Walker Foundation Records.
This manuscripts collection includes records of the Guthrie Theater Foundation.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Trina Porte Papers.
This manuscript collection includes information about her work as a stagehand at the Guthrie Theater.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Programs from Minnesota Theatrical and Musical Events, 1921-1989 (bulk 1950-1989).
Theater and concert programs from events mainly in the Twin Cities metropolitan area collected by Betty Johnson. Included are programs from the Old Log Theatre, Minnesota Orchestra, University Artists Series, the Guthrie Theater, Stagecoach Players, Minnesota Centennial Showboat, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Chimera Theatre, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and miscellaneous events.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (ALPHA Johnson, Betty).

The Minnesota Theatre Company and the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre program collection, 1963-1970.
Contains programs from the Guthrie’s inaugural year to 1970. Programs include cast and crew members, dates the production spanned and notes from the director.
MNHS call number: FOLIO PN 2000 .M65

Arts Board: An Inventory of its Grant Files at the Minnesota Historical Society, 1966-2007.
The files cover general operations, funded individual artists fellowships, sponsor assistance, production assistance, regional, general support, artist- and arts-in-education, subsidy, and religion arts development grants; National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants; and grants to regional arts organizations for subgrants.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid.

Books & Other Publications

A New Theatre, by Tyrone Guthrie; Foreward by Joe Dowling.
Minneapolis, Minn: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
MNHS call number: PN2277 .M62 G84 2008

Guthrie Theater Publications Annual Reports
MNHS call number: Serial 72 and Serial 73

Guthrie Theater Newsletters
MNHS call number: Serial 520; PN2277.M62 G83; PN2277.M62 G843; PN2277.M62 G8432 (the newsletters changed names over time and each name change has a different call number).

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