Collection ASM0679 - Fonte, Henry Papers

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ASM0679

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Fonte, Henry Papers

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24 Boxes

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A collection of material from acclaimed theater director, Henry Fonte, who served as the producing artistic director at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and the Director of Conservatory Programs in University of Miami for five years. He received his initial education from the University of Florida, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and a Master of Arts in teaching in 1976. His acting career began in New York City where he was a founding member of the Pearl Theatre Company. He later founded the New Works Development Program at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

The collection is primarily comprised of playscripts, production notes, playbills, and programs but also contains audio-visual materials, posters, photographs, clippings, correspondence, theater set models, and various related items and ephemera from Henry Fonte.

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This collections is arranged into six series: Playscripts and Production Notes; Playbills and Programs; Posters and Photographs; Audio-Visual Materials; Clippings, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous; and Theater Set Models.

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This collection is open for research.

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Copyright to these materials lies with the University of Miami. They may not be reproduced, retransmitted, published, distributed, or broadcast without the permission of Special Collection. For information about obtaining copies or to request permission to publish any part of an interview, please contact Special Collections at asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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This collection was donated by Henry Fonte, May 2015.

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