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Alaska Repertory Theatre, Inc. records; 1976-1989. HMC-0028. This collection contains records documenting the history and operation of the Alaska Repertory Theatre, Inc.. Types of records include administrative records, production books, artistic director’s files, photographs, and more.

Anchorage Civic Opera Association records; 1962-1967, 1972-1984. HMC-0049 The collection contains administrative files, financial records, productions files, publicity, and records relating to the Anchorage Lyric Opera Theater.

Anchorage Community Chorus records; 1947-2004. HMC-0881. The collection consists of the records of the Anchorage Community Chorus. Included are subject files (1947, 1954-1970), scrapbooks (1947-1972), recordings (1955-1962), music, and posters.

Anchorage Concert Association records: 1947-2004. HMC-0881. The records are primarily comprised of artist’s files relating to specific performances, artist photographs, newsletters, scrapbooks, and files representing the history of the Association. 

Anchorage Festival of Music record; 1955-1980. HMC-1010. Alaska Festival of Music that promoted music in Alaska and invited well known musicians to participate in the festival.

Anchorage Symphony League records; 1946-1992. HMC-0057. The collection consists of records of the Anchorage Symphony League as well as records of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, the Anchorage Chamber Symphony, and the Anchorage Symphony String Quartet.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra records; 1953, 1959-1988. HMC-0056. This collection contains the records of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Included are minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, newsletters, subject files, financial records, clippings, and programs.

Anchorage Youth Symphony records; 1969-2008. hmc-1094. Records of youth symphony composed of high school students in Anchorage.

Black Arts Association records; 1972-1980. HMC-0070. This collection contains records documenting the operations and activities of the Black Arts Association.  Activities include: producing plays, musicals, and other cultural events; and training black people and others in theater arts and other artistic fields.

Frank A. Bebey theater production papers; 1972-2009. hmc-1090. Papers of UAA professor of theater, set designer, and director.

Sharon Gagon papers; 1973-2004. HMC-0446. Collection contains a selection of playbills from the Alaska Repertory Theatre, Alaska Festival of Music, Anchorage Civic Ballet, Anchorage Civic Opera, and other Alaska playbills.

Michael Hood papers; 1976-1996. HMC-0383. This collection includes papers relating to his theater activities at the University of Alaska Anchorage, such as production books from various UAA theater productions containing production scripts, rehearsal schedules, lists of props and costumes, audition sheets, and other similar types of records.

Mel Kalkowski papers; 1976-1990. HMC-0147. Contains posters for plays presented by the Guild of Anchorage Community College, the UAA/ACC Theater Guild, and the UAA Theater Guild; musicals presented by UAA and Anchorage Community Theater-Alaska Methodist University; Alaska Festival of Music performances and other concerts by P.D.Q. Bach, John Prine, the Preservation Jazz Band, the McClain Family Band, and others

John and Linda Nelson papers; 1960s-1986. HMC-0387. The collection consists of records relating to John and Linda Nelson’s work in theater and to the operation of Alaska Stagecraft, Inc., a sound, lighting, and stage equipment sales and rental company.

Out North Contemporary Art House records; 1985-2011. hmc-1089. Records of Anchorage theater and art house that showcases performance art related to underrepresented groups and social justice.

Michael Philip papers and photographs; 1932-1933. HMC-0430. Papers and photographs relating to the production of the movie "Eskimo."

Brigitte Ressel programs and reviews; n.d., 1978-1996. EPH.0043. This collection consists of programs from performances of a number of Anchorage arts groups.

Romig Junior High School Choirs phonograph album; 1971-1972. HMC-0622. The album is a recording of concerts performed in 1971-1972 of the Roming Junior High School concert, seventh grade, and different ensemble choirs.

Catherine Stadem papers; 1927-2013. HMC-0879. Anchorage author and local theatre critic.

Elvera Voth papers; 1961-1978. HMC-0340. Records of a supporter and director of musical organizations in Alaska.

West Anchorage High School Band “Band-o-rama” recordings; ca 1960-1974. HMC-0046. The albums are recordings of "Band-O-Rama" concerts performed by the West Anchorage High School Band between 1960 and 1974.

West Anchorage High School Choirs concert recordings: 1974-1975. HMC-0555. This collection consists of a recording of the West Anchorage High School Choirs from the 1974-1975 seasons.

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