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R.P.I. Players records



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Administrative Information

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General Records

Production information

Scrapbooks and photographs





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R.P.I. Players records, 1929-2015

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Collection Overview

Title: R.P.I. Players records, 1929-2015Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: R.P.I. Players

Extent: 16.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in seven series: I. General Records, II. Production Information, III. Scrapbooks and photographs, IV. Posters, V. Playbills, VI. Recordings, VII. Artifacts.

Languages: English

Collection processed by: T.A.Gobert and Joey Faust


Records of the R.P.I. Players, the student theater group at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection (AC 29) holds a wide range of records pertaining to the Players and their theatrical productions.  Materials include the club's constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information, posters and promotional materials, production information, playbills, photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, t-shirts, recordings, and Playhouse floor plans and elevations.  There is also a separate list of productions appended to the end of the inventory.

Collection Historical Note

The RPI Players are a theatrical club composed of Rensselaer students, staff, and faculty members, as well as people from the local community. The purpose of the RPI Players is to foster an interest in all phases of the theater as well as to provide theatrical entertainment. Formed in 1929, the Players succeeded an earlier Drama Club on campus. In addition to presenting several theatrical productions each year, the club maintains the RPI Playhouse and is affiliated with the honorary theater fraternity Alpha Psi Omega. For further historical information, consult the club histories in Series I of the collection, or visit the Players web site at

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Related Materials: See also:  Alpha Psi Omega records, #2012-11.

Preferred Citation: R.P.I. Players Records, #2012-11.  Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General Records],
[Series II: Production information],
[Series III: Scrapbooks and photographs],
[Series IV: Posters],
[Series V: Playbills],
[Series VI: Recordings],
[Series VII: Artifacts],

Series VII: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Subseries 1: T-ShirtsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Archy & Mehitabel (red), April 1988Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pirates of Penzance (blue), April 1989Add to your cart.
Item 3: Company (black), April 1997Add to your cart.
Item 4: 69th season (grey), 1997 - 1998Add to your cart.
Lysistrata; Evening of Performance; Cabaret
Item 5: An Evening of Performance (blue), Feb. 1999Add to your cart.
Item 6: 71st Season (tan), 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Witness for the Prosecution; An Evening of Performance; A Chorus Line
Item 7: 72nd Season (off-white), 2000 - 2001Add to your cart.
The Good Doctor; An Evening of Performance; Chess
Item 8: 73rd Season (green), 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Shakespeare's Women; An Evening of Performance; Kismet
Item 9: Kismet (purple), April 2002Add to your cart.
Item 10: 74th Season (blue), 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
The Tempest; The Importance of Being Earnest; An Evening of Performance; Pippin
Item 11: An Evening of Performance (74 1/2 Season) (black), Feb. 2003Add to your cart.
Item 12: 75th Season (tan), 2004 - 2005Add to your cart.
The Crucible; Man of La Mancha; An Evening of Performance
Item 13: Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (tan), Nov. 2005Add to your cart.
Item 14: An Evening of Performance; Macbeth; The Last Five Years; City of Angels (black), Feb. 2007Add to your cart.
Item 15: RPI Players Technical Crew (black), 2006 - 2007Add to your cart.
Item 16: R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (black), Nov. 2007Add to your cart.
Item 17: An Evening of Performance (blue), Jan. - Feb. 2009Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General Records],
[Series II: Production information],
[Series III: Scrapbooks and photographs],
[Series IV: Posters],
[Series V: Playbills],
[Series VI: Recordings],
[Series VII: Artifacts],

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