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Isabel B. Burger Children's Theater Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0078

Scope and Contents

The papers of Isabel Burger pertain mostly to her work with the Children's Experimental Theater and the Children's Theater Association. The collection includes correspondence, scripts, bylaws, minutes, financial, and other records concerning the children's theater organizations.


  • Creation: 1942-1969

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Isabel Burger was born in Baltimore, MD in 1902. She attended Bryn Mawr College for a year then attended John Hopkins, graduating in 1924. She taught in both schools and at the University. In 1943, she founded and directed the "Children's Experimental Theater", part of the Children's Theater Association. She has taught and given seminars in children's theater as a life enriching experience.


2 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Isabel Burger, February 1976.

General Note

Burger, Isabel B., Creative Play Acting: Learning Through Drama, A.S. Barnes, New York, 1950.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States