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Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) Annual Meeting and June Programming Event: “Perspectives on Theatre Archives”

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


  • Current members of A.R.T.

Registration is closed

Board elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Monday, 16 June 2014 at the Center for Jewish History (CJH), 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. If you cannot attend the Annual Meeting or if you know you will arrive after 7:00 pm, you can vote by email. Election information will be forthcoming on the A.R.T. website. If you vote in person at the Annual Meeting, ballots will be available.                         

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm       A.R.T. Social

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Voting open for A.R.T. Board Elections

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm       A.R.T. Annual Business Meeting & June Programming Event:  “Perspectives on Theatre Archives”

FREE for A.R.T. Members

(This event is only for current A.R.T. Members, no guests are allowed.)

Online registration is required by midnight Friday, 13 June 2014. There will be no exceptions after this date as A.R.T. must have final head count to CJH on June 14th for catering and security.

This A.R.T. Programming Event is for A.R.T. Members only and will include the Annual Business Meeting.  You must be a current A.R.T. Member to attend.

“Perspectives on Theatre Archives” Panel

Immediately after the A.R.T. Annual Business Meeting there will be a panel discussion on perspectives on theatre archives. An all-star cast of theatre archives luminaries including Doug Reside (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Tiffany Nixon (Roundabout Theatre Company), and Arminda Thomas (Dee-Davis Enterprises) will discuss the unique and ephemeral nature of managing theatre archives collections. The group will also discuss their collective involvement with the American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP). Tanya Elder (American Jewish Historical Society) will moderate the discussion.

Doug Reside became Digital Curator for the Performing Arts at New York Public Library in 2011 after four and a half years on the directorial staff of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). He holds in Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky and a B.S. in Computer Science from Truman State University. He has been the director on multiple theater library projects including Music Theater Online, and the Shakespeare Quartos Archive. He currently edits the Musical of the Month blog at NYPL.

Tiffany Nixon has been the archivist for Roundabout Theatre Company since 2008. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives contain extensive institutional and stage documentation chronicling the company's nearly fifty year history as an Off-Broadway and Broadway producer. Ms. Nixon holds an MLIS (Archives Concentration) and an MA (English Literature) and is an active Board Member of the Theatre Library Association and the Performing Arts Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists.

Tanya Elder graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her acting credits include "Danton's Death," "Lysistrata,” "A Man's a Man,” "Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune," “Lizzie Borden: The Musical,” five one-woman shows and oral interpretation theater. She is a librarian and an archivist, and has worked at the Philadelphia and Queens Public Libraries, the Riverside Church, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Montefiore Medical Center, and was a researcher for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” She is currently a Senior Archivist at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City.

Arminda Thomasis the dramaturg and archivist for Dee-Davis Enterprises, where her production dramaturgy credits include Ossie Davis' “A Last Dance for Sybil” (New Federal Theater) and Ruby Dee's musical adaptation of “John Boscoe and the Devil” (EST's Going to the River festival). Additional dramaturgy credits include the world premiere of Adrienne Kennedy's “June and Jean in Concert” (which received an Obie Award) and “Funnyhouse of a Negro,” both for Signature Theatre. Ms. Thomas holds a Masters in Fine Arts in dramaturgy and script development from Columbia University.

A.R.T. thanks co-sponsor, CJH, for hosting the 2014 A.R.T. annual business meeting, providing a wonderful program and sponsoring the social. The Center for Jewish History is one of the foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions in the world. It is home to five partner organizations - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - whose collections total more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents and include thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs.




Please do not contact the host venue for any reason. Contact the A.R.T. Programming Committee with any questions concerning registration or program: programming@nycarchivists.org.

Questions about this year’s Board elections should be sent to Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Vice President: veep@nycarchivists.org.

Your presence at the A.R.T. Annual Business Meeting grants permission for A.R.T. and CJH to photograph the event.

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