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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Judy R. Arnold, 1992-1997

Austin History Center

Judy R. Arnold Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Arnold, Judy R.
Title: Judy R. Arnold Papers
Dates: 1992-1997
Dates (Bulk): 1993
Abstract: This collection documents the career of African American actress and singer Judy R. Arnold who starred in several local musicals and plays throughout the 1990s and 2000s in Austin, Texas, including the Zachary Scott Theatre Center’s 1993 production of the hit musical Beehive.
Identification: AR.1997.008
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Judy R. Arnold was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from Crockett High School and Huston-Tillotson University. In the 1980’s she appeared in several local performances before eventually relocating to San Bernardino, California. There, she performed in many shows for the Redlands Theatre Festival, including Nunsense, Big River, and Fences. She received a nomination for best supporting actress at the festival for the latter two roles in 1991. She returned to Austin in 1992 and began performing at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center, starring in the critically acclaimed 1993 production of the musical Beehive. She later went on to perform in other productions including Beehive Christmas Party, Purlie, Soul Sisters, The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamgirls, Once on This Island (with her daughter Asia Lige), The Gospel at Colonus, and Crowns. As of 2016, Judy R. Arnold is still acting in shows produced by the Zachary Scott Theatre Center (now known as the ZACH Theatre).

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Scope and Contents

The Judy R. Arnold Papers contain fliers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs documenting her musical and theatrical career from 1992 to around 1997, however the bulk of the materials date from 1993. Of particular interest are the fliers, programs, and articles related to Arnold’s performances in Beehive, Beehive Christmas Party, and Soul Sisters.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged by material type.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Arnold, Judy R.
Subjects (Organizations)
Zachary Scott Theatre Center.
Subjects
Actors--Texas--Austin.
African Americans--Texas--Austin.
African American actresses.
Performing arts--Texas--Austin.
Theaters--Texas--Austin.
Women in musical theater.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Document Types
Clippings.
Ephemera.
Fliers.
Black and white photographs.
Color photographs.
Programs.
Signage.

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Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


  • AR.1991.001 Performing Arts Collection.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography- Arnold, Judy.
  • AF Biography- Arnold, Asia Lige

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Separated Material

Duplicate Materials, assorted pens and pencils deaccessioned.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Judy R. Arnold Papers (AR.1997.008). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1997/029

Donation Date: April 7, 1997

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid By: LaToya Devezin and Johnny Rovell, February, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Judy R. Arnold, 1992-1997

Box Folder
1 1 Beehive, 1992-1993
2 Other performances, 1993-1997
3 Zachary Scott Theatre Center programs, 1992-1996
4 Photographs, 1994, undated

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