Inventory of the
New Play Society fonds

Inventory #F0364

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0364
Title:New Play Society fonds
Extent:0.13 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The New Play Society, established by Dora Mavor Moore in 1946, was a professional, non-profit theatre company, which produced original and other works (seventy-two productions in total). One of its most enduring efforts was the annual review 'Spring thaw,' which Moore's son, Mavor Moore, took charge of in the 1950s. The society was also responsible for a theatre school in Toronto.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of playbills and programmes for productions of the New Play Society, including 'Spring thaw,' and its predecessor body, the Village Players.

Custodial History: This material originally formed part of the Dora Mavor Moore collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, and was transferred to York University Archives in July, 1987.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Fonds level description only.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000364.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1987-007. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Mavor Moore fonds (F0359) for related material.
Associated Material: There are records of the New Play Society and of Dora Mavor Moore in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto; Dora Mavor Moore collection, 1888-1979; New Play Society collection, 1946-1971.
Provenance Access Points:New Play Society

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/04/30
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