Guide to the Blue Ridge Community Theatre Papers, 1983-2005, undated

Summary Information

Title: Blue Ridge Community Theatre Papers, 1983-2005, undated
Collection: AC.639
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 rolled banners)

This Blue Ridge Community Theatre Papers includes programs, fliers, banners, clippings, and a script concerning some of the company's productions as well as business papers, grant information, membership lists and correspondence necessary in producing these programs, dating 1983 to 2002.

Creator: Blue Ridge Community Theatre

Biographical/Historical Note

The Blue Ridge Community Theatre is a community based non-profit theatre in Western North Carolina. The Theatre produces one major play each spring, with performances generally held on the Appalachian State University campus.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains audition fliers, programs, script information, and cost estimates of productions, as well as business meeting minutes, correspondence, donor mailing lists, newsletters, and other informational papers of the Blue Ridge Community Theatre in Boone, North Carolina, from 1983 to 2005.


The collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Productions, which includes audition fliers, programs, and other production papers; Series II: Business Papers, including meeting minutes, financial information, and grant applications; and Series III: Media, which is two CDs with 2003-04 business files, and pictures of "Annie" actors.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The papers in this collection were given to Appalachian State University by Ms. Alma Ward, President of the Blue Ridge Community Theatre in 2004. Accession numbers AC.2004.007

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, April 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.639: Blue Ridge Community Theatre Papers, Boone, North Carolina, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Productions, 1984-2005, undated

Series Description: This series consists of a script, several programs of productions, fliers announcing auditions and production dates, a folder of reviews of the New York version of Smokey Joe's Cafe, and newspaper clippings about the productions of the Blue Ridge Community Theatre in Boone, North Carolina and surrounding venues. Also included are two oversize banners.

Audition Flier, Tony & Tina's Wedding, undated Box 1, Folder 1
Audition Flier, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, undated Box 1, Folder 2
Fliers and Programs, Sanders Family Christmas, undated Box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1984-2004 Box 1, Folder 4
Papers and Programs, Chronicles of the High Country, 2000 Box 1, Folder 5
Papers, Programs, South Pacific, 1991 Box 1, Folder 6
Papers, Programs, Fliers, Annie, 2004 Box 1, Folder 7
Papers, Programs, Fliers, Oklahoma, 2002 Box 1, Folder 8
Program, The King and I, 1990 Box 1, Folder 9
Program, Oliver, 1985 Box 1, Folder 10
Program, Peter Pan, undated Box 1, Folder 11
Programs, Smoke on the Mountain, undated Box 1, Folder 12
Programs, Smokey Joe's Cafe, 2003 Box 1, Folder 13
Programs, Sunny, 1999 Box 1, Folder 14
Programs, West Side Story, 2005 Box 1, Folder 15
Reviews and Ads, of Smokey Joe's Cafe presented in New York, 1995-2000, undated Box 1, Folder 16
Scripts, Chronicles of the HIgh Country, 2000 Box 1, Folder 17
Banner Rolled_Storage A9
Annie Banner Rolled_Storage A10

Series II: Business Papers 1983-2002, undated

Series Description: This series contains business records, meeting minutes, grant applications and information, correspondence, mailing lists, production estimates and costs, a few newsletters and receipts of the Blue Ridge Community Theatre group. It was incorporated in 2000.

Advertisements in Programs, 1997-2002, undated Box 2, Folder 1
Constitution and By-Laws, 1983-1995, undated Box 2, Folder 2
Correspondence, 1991-1997 Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence, 2000-2002, undated Box 2, Folder 4
Financial Statements, July 1990-June 2002 Box 2, Folder 5
Grants, ARTS North Carolina, 1994-2001 Box 2, Folder 6
Grants, Helen M. Clabough Charitable Foundation, 2002 Box 2, Folder 7
Grants, Special Events and Tourism Related Activities Committee, Boone, North Carolina, circa 2002 Box 2, Folder 8
Grants, Watauga County Arts Council Grassroots Grants Applications and Information, 1995-2002 Box 2, Folder 9
Mailing Lists, undated Box 2, Folder 10
Meeting Minutes, 1991-1993, undated Box 2, Folder 11
Meeting Minutes, 1994 Box 3, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes, 1995 Box 3, Folder 2
Meeting Minutes, 1996-2002 Box 3, Folder 3
Membership Lists, 1991-2001 Box 3, Folder 4
Newsletters, 1993-1996 Box 3, Folder 5
Papers, Internal Revenue Service, 2000 Box 3, Folder 6
Production Estimates and Costs, 1991-2002, undated Box 3, Folder 7
Receipts and Financial Papers, 1991-2002, undated Box 3, Folder 8

Series III: Media 2003-2004

Series Description: This series contains two CDs with files, records, and pictures from the 2004 production of Annie.

CD, Appalachian Consortium Files, 2003-2004 Box 3, Folder 9
CD, Annie Pictures, 2004 Box 3, Folder 9