Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information. Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.
Examples in the humanities:
Examples in the social sciences:
Example in the sciences:
Primary sources for theatre include all aspects of a production including:
ARTstor has a digital collection of images that depict costumes, venues, and staged performances from around the world, as well as portraits and performance shots of notable figures, including playwrights, theater directors, choreographers, set and costume designers, actors, and dancers. Of note is the Historical Scenic Design collection which has almost 3,000 images of late 19th century and early 20th century scenic design in the United States.
The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material documenting life at the University as well as collections representing regional, national and international issues.
A small selection of material is listed below, for additional sources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sartre, Jean-Paul, Five plays, 1978.
Tilley, Erna Spannagel, The history of the Tacoma Little Theatre, 1965.
Martinovitch, Nicholas N., The Turkish theatre, 1933.
The University of Puget Sound Ephemera Collection contains many theatre programs for productions performed at the University over the years. A selection of digitized material from this collection is available online, with content being added often.