Scope and Content
Title: Tryout Theatre Collection of Radio Plays
Date (inclusive): 1948-1949
Collection number: 1623
1 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: The Tryout Theatre was a non-profit organization founded in 1943 in Seattle, Washington to promote the development and production
of new American plays. The collection contains transcripts of radio plays broadcast by the group.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Allen.
Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Tryout Theatre Collection of Radio Plays (Collection Number 1623). UCLA Library Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
The Tryout Theatre was a non-profit organization founded in 1943 in Seattle, Washington by George Savage, Zoe Lund Schiller
and others. Its purpose was to promote the development and production of new American plays. The theatre was a member of the
National Theatre Conference, Seattle Art Museum, American Educational Theatre Manuscript Play Project, and the American National
Theatre and Academy.
Scope and Content
Collection consists predominantly of mimeographed and typescript play scripts that were adapted for a radio program conducted
by the Tryout Theatre. Also included are 3 programs for stage plays.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Theater---Washington (State)---Seattle---Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material