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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

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Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Coleman A. Jennings papers, 1930-2016



Creator Jennings, Coleman A., 1933-
Creator Harris, Aurand
Title: Coleman A. Jennings papers
Dates: 1930-2016
Abstract: Teacher, administrator, director, playwright, author, producer, and stage manager Coleman A. Jennings joined the University of Texas faculty in 1963 and served as chair of the UT Department of Theater for 12 years. The papers are comprised of an annotated manuscript and galley proofs for Six Plays for Children by Aurand Harris: Biography and Play Analyses by Coleman A. Jennings.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03859
Extent: 120.5 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Coleman A. Jennings, born in 1933, earned his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate from New York University. A teacher, administrator, director, playwright, author, producer, and stage manager, Jennings joined the UT faculty in 1963 and served as chair of the UT Department of Theater for 12 years. He directed more than 20 productions at UT and successfully campaigned to require theater arts education for all Texas elementary schools.

Six Plays for Children by Aurand Harris: Biography and Play Analyses by Coleman A. Jennings was published by the University of Texas Press in 1977. Dr. Jennings has edited eight anthologies of plays for young audiences and, with his wife Lola H. Jennings, has coauthored Braille: The Early Life of Louis Braille and a book on drama in the elementary school classroom.

In 2004, the UT Department of Theatre and Dance produced Jennings' play The Honorable Urashima Taro during a national children's theatre symposium held at the university in honor of his 40th year on the faculty. He served as president of the Children's Theatre Association of America and has earned numerous awards for education and achievement.

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Scope and Contents

The Coleman A. Jennings papers, 1930-2016, are comprised of books, theater scripts and programs, clippings, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, miniature set models, posters, costume designs, and manuscripts related to the theater career of Professor Jennings. Also included is an annotated manuscript with galley proofs for Jennings' publication, Six Plays for Children by Aurand Harris: Biography and Play Analyses by Coleman A. Jennings.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely.  Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Harris, Aurand
Jennings, Coleman A., 1933-
Corporate Names
University of Texas Press.
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Theatre and Dance
Subjects
Children's theater
Universities and colleges--Faculty
Document Types
children's plays

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Related Materials

See also Coleman A. Jennings: A Preliminary Inventory of His Correspondence at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coleman A. Jennings Papers, 1930-2016, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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OCLC Number

961215156

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Accession Numbers

81-121; 2017-319

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3W93 [SRH1230030367] Annotated manuscripts and galley proofs of Six Plays for Children by Aurand Harris: Biography and Play Analyses by Coleman A. Jennings circa 1977
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2017-319/1 [21944253] Papers, instructional materials, and theater publications 1963-1968
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2017-319/2 [21944275] "Rapunzel and the Witch" miniature set; event programs, script, books, correspondence 1963
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2017-319/3 [21944220] Books, "Theater for Young Audiences" materials; "Yankee Doodle" costume design; bicentennial music review; fabric samples; scripts 1962-1976
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2017-319/4 [21944242] Wolf mask; theater floor plans; set and costume design sketches; Mother Goose script; theater class assignments 1961-1988
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2017-319/5 [21944027] "Saturday at the Square" program; music programs; drama workshop materials; books and magazines 1972-2016
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2017-319/6 [21944209] Department of Drama DVDs, personal correspondence, articles, course syllabi 1977-2003
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2017-319/7 [21944140] Video of dramatic productions circa 1970-circa 1979
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2017-319/8 [21944322] Musical theater LPs circa 1970-circa 1989
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2017-319/9 [21944173] Theater and directing books, various 1953-2003
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2017-319/10 [21944264] Text books, youth literature, secondary school materials circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/11 [21944300] Dramatic literature youth, including scripts circa 1980-circa 1989
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2017-319/12 [21463776] International scripts and anthologies circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/13 [21944344] Textbooks; DVD circa 1960-circa 1999
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2017-319/14 [21944184] Dissertations, clippings, thesis and dissertation database circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/15 [21944129] Playscripts; Austin Independent School District-University of Texas joint productions 1945
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2017-319/16 [21944050] Theater texts (general), placards circa 1960-circa 1969
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2017-319/17 [21438123] Anthologies/Jack Zipes; "Political plays for children" 1975-2004
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2017-319/18 [21944038] Playscripts circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/19 [21944231] Notes, youth instructional materials, creative materials, "Summer Pizzazz" circa 1960-circa 1999
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2017-319/20 [21944082] Instructional materials, research, departmental papers circa 1980-circa 1999
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2017-319/21 [21952477] Books circa 1960-circa 1979
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2017-319/22 [21438043] Youth Theater Journal; American Alliance journal; "The Me Nobody Knows" films and cassettes; clippings; costume design sketches 1969
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2017-319/23 [21944162] Playscripts circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/24 [21944333] Playscripts circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/25 [21944093] Playscripts circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/26 [21944130] Playscripts circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/27 [21944005] Books circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/28 [21944071] Anthologies and books circa 1970-circa 1989
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2017-319/29 [21463812] Books, drama and education circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/30 [21944107] Books, drama and education circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/31 [21944060] Playscripts circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/32 [21944195] Theater for Young Audiences today, miscellaneous copies; textbooks circa 1980-circa 2009
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2017-319/33 [21944311] Study guides; playbills circa 2000-circa 2009
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2017-319/34 [21944049] Drama and applied theater books circa 1950-circa 1999
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2017-319/35 [21468204] Children's theater books circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/36 [21944151] Children's literature books circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/37 [21952604] Playscripts circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/38 [21952659] Inspirational newspaper clippings for drama work circa 1960-circa 1979
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2017-319/39 [21952648] Theater for Young Audiences companies in the USA circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/40 [21952590] Theater for Young Audiences companies in the USA circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/41 [21952637] Theater for Young Audiences Companies circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/42 [21952580] Playscripts circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/43 [21952615] Professional papers: contracts, teaching materials circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/44 [21952626] Toy puppet theater materials circa 1960-circa 1999
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2017-319/45 [21952579] Production books circa 1970-circa 1989
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2017-319/46 [21952546] Arts Education material circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/47 [21952557] ASSITEJ International circa 2000-circa 2009
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2017-319/48 [21952670] Media: external hard drive, cassettes, slides; creative drama/children's theater History Today circa 1980-circa 2009
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2017-319/49 [21952568] Production video and media, "War Horse" circa 2011
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2017-319/50 [21955227] Books, professional papers circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/51 [21952761] Books, papers, articles, playbills circa 1980-circa 2009
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2017-319/52 [21952717] Pandora's Box, New Victory Theater materials circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/53 [21952750] Children's Theatre Review; Children's Theater conference circa 1940-circa 1969
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2017-319/54 [21952660] Jungle Book set model undated
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2017-319/55 [21952740] Books: acting and fundraising circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/56 [21952739] Encore magazine; posters; programs; professional papers; Texas Rangers; clippings circa 1940-circa 1999
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2017-319/57 [21952728] Files: Scottsboro Boys and other folders; files, playbills and DVDs circa 1970-circa 2009
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2017-319/58 [21952706] Media: DVDs and VHS theater productions circa 1960-circa 2009
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2017-319/59 [21952681] Anthologies, scripts, and DVDs circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/60 [21952692] Media: instructional material and drama on VHS and DVD; cassette tapes of presentations circa 1970-circa 1999
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2017-319/61 [21952535] Creative Drama photographs; Winifred Ward correspondence circa 1960-circa 1999
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2017-319/62 [21952524] Early Theater for Young Audiences journals (drama/education) and other theater journals; professional papers circa 1980-circa 2009
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2017-319/63 [21944016] Playscripts-participation plays circa 1970-circa 2009
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2017-319/64 [21952488] Playscripts circa 1990-circa 2009
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2017-319/65 [21943997] Children's literature circa 1930-circa 2009
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2017-319/66 [21952422] Louis Braille, scripts, professional papers, scripts in braille circa 1980-circa 1989
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2017-319/67 [21944286] Playscripts circa 1970-circa 1979
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2017-319/68 [21944210] Books and anthologies circa 1990-circa 1999
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2017-319/69 [21944118] Books: Children and theater undated
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2017-319/70 [21463798] Books: anthologies and theater education undated
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2017-319/71 [21944297] Books: anthologies and theater education undated
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2017-319/72 [21463823] Playbill collection 1954-2015
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2017-319/73 [21463867] Nellie McCaslin and other research undated
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2017-319/74 [21463834] Resume and personal history, biographical undated
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2017-319/75 [21438214] ASSITEJ International and Association of Theatre for Young People undated
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2017-319/76 [21438145] Books: youth theater undated
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2017-319/77 [21468259] Production materials: Broadway undated
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2017-319/78 [21463801] Books: theater textbooks circa 1950-circa 1979
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2017-319/79 [21438134] Books: theatre textbooks circa 1950-circa 1979
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2017-319/80 [21438032] Books, pamphlets, and brochures undated
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2017-319/81 [21438054] Books: theater and education undated
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2017-319/82 [21468260] Books: international scripts and anthologies undated
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2017-319/83 [21468179] College of Fellows of the American Theatre undated
Austin Independent School District theater undated
Children's Theatre Foundation of America undated
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2017-319/84 [21463787] Books: storytelling and stories undated
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2017-319/85 [21468190] Books: International ASSITEJ and Theater for Young Audiences undated
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2017-319/86 [21438225] Artifacts, awards, ephemera undated
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2017-319/87 [21463889] Production books undated
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2017-319/88 [21438065] Playscripts undated
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2017-319/89 [21438236] Books: theater and education undated
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2017-319/90 [21438021] ASSITEJ International undated
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2017-319/91 [21463878] Books and pamphlets: Creative drama, creativity undated
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2017-319/92 [21456680] Dramatic literature for youth undated
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2017-319/93 [21438167] Theater and education books undated
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2017-319/94 [21438112] Production slides undated
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2017-319/95 [21468180] Theater for Young Audiences and production materials undated
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2017-319/96 [21438156] International scripts and anthologies undated
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2017-319/97 [21438010] Dramatic literature for youth undated
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2017-319/98 [21468168] Drama books undated
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2017-319/99 [21952499] Theater for Young Audiences materials undated
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2017-319/100 [21952466] Creative drama books undated
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2017-319/101 [21952513] Books on playmaking and directing undated
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2017-319/102 [21952433] Papers and articles undated
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2017-319/103 [21952502] Theater for Young Audiences books undated
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2017-319/104 [21952455] Production books/photography undated
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2017-319/105 [21952444] Books undated
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2017-319/106 [21468226] "Summer Hill," books/papers, role play, drama therapy undated
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2017-319/107 [21468215] Book: drama and story undated
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2017-319/108 [21463890] Collected papers; anthologies, "Urashima Taro" materials undated
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2017-319/109 [21968466] Children's art/stories undated
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2017-319/110 [21968488] Posters/art undated
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2017-319/111 [22485264] Posters/art
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OD1289 Johnny Tremain poster (laminated, review on reverse) 2003
Sacramento 50 Miles poster (2 copies) 1978
Steal Away Home poster (3 copies) undated
The Frog Prince, Bearskin, Dumbkin, The Good Luck Child, (3 copies) posters undated
Yankee Doodle poster (hat image, 2 copies) undated
Yankee Doodle, A Musical Revue poster (3 copies, program on reverse) 1976
Androcles and the Lion poster (3 copies) 1976
The Honorable Urashima Taro poster (3 copies) undated
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2.325/ZZ6b [SRH1230022435] Black paper poster with children's notes and illustrations, from Mrs. Haddock's third grade, Williams Elementary School, Austin Independent School District, responding to performance of "James and the Giant Peach," 36" X 204" 1991
Theater poster on vinyl, "War Horse," based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, 32" X 60" 2011

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