The Child Drama Collection contains materials that document the international
history of theatre for youth from the 16th to the 21st centuries for
It is the largest theatre for youth repository in the world, containing over:
The types of items collected are defined in the Child Drama Collection Development Policy.
The Child Drama Collection began in 1979 with the gifts of the papers of
Rita Criste, children's theatre professor at Northwestern University in
Evanston, Illinois and the records of the Children's Theatre Association
of America (CTAA), the national theatre for youth association.
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