University of Arizona

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Performing Arts

Special Collections has several significant performing arts-related collections comprised of personal papers, play scripts, sound recordings, programs,  photographs, scrapbooks and books.

Topics range from rare books in early American theater to vaudeville-related archives to more contemporary material, such as the archives of Up With People and Tucson Meet Yourself. We actively strive to acquire collections that reflect the unique diversity of the Southwest and U.S. Mexico borderlands.

Highlighted Collections

Up with People Archive

Archive of the Up with People organization, including photographs, audiovisual materials, musical arrangements, programs and publications.

Papers of Peter Wexler

Papers and artwork of artist, producer, director, scenery designer, lighting designer, and costumer designer, Peter Wexler.