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Theatre for Youth and Community Collection

This guide is to engage researchers and community members with the history of theatre for young audiences and drama in education.

Search Tools

Collections are described in a variety of databases and discovery tools.  Due to the varied and complex nature of the collection, there is no single tool that exhaustively searches every facet of the entire collection. Many researchers therefore find it worthwhile to use a combination of tools to achieve the most thorough search.  This page gives an overview of each tool and provides advice on when to use it. ASU Library curators, archivists, and librarians are also available to provide assistance in person or remotely.  To request a research consultation or to pose a query, please contact

Tips for Searching the Collection

This document provides step-by-step instructions for searching for holdings in the collection.

Created in collaboration with Caelin Ross and Charisa Deremiah, Senior Instructional Design at ASU Library.

Search Tools

Specialized Call Numbers

All books, periodicals, and some of the media in the Theatre for Youth and Community Collection are listed in the library online catalogue with specialized call numbers. To search within these unique call numbers, click on the following:

Theatre for Youth and Community Stacks

Lowell and Nancy Swortzell Book Collection

Jonathan Levy Book Collection

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