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Lee G. Rubenstein collection of theatre programs

 Collection 0318-SCPA-RUBENSTEIN
The Lee G. Rubenstein collection of theatre programs covers the period from 1969-2015. The collection includes theatre programs for 1,805 productions (2,498 total items including duplicates) predominantly from theatres in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas, but also theatres from elsewhere in the US and Europe. Also included are eleven original linocuts and autographs by James Lesesne Wells, as well as autographs by the artists Robert Rasuchenberg and Ralph Goings. Rubenstein is an active participant in philanthropy in support of theatre in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Dates

  • 1969 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restricted files in this collection. To view the full list of programs in this collection, click here.

Extent

2498 Items (Performance programs)

11 Items (Linocuts by James Lesense Wells)

Content Description

To view the full list of programs in this collection, click here.

The Lee G. Rubenstein collection of theatre programs covers the period from 1969-2015. The collection includes theatre programs for 1,805 productions (2,498 total items including duplicates) predominantly from theatres in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas, but also theatres from elsewhere in the US and Europe. Also included are eleven original linocuts and autographs by James Lesesne Wells, as well as autographs by the artists Robert Rasuchenberg and Ralph Goings.

Historical Note

Lee G. Rubenstein graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1957. His first professional theater performance was Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Arena Stage, seen while an undergraduate student. In the following 60 years, Mr. Rubenstein attended over 2,500 theater programs from performances of theater, music, dance, and other arts. As a real estate builder and developer, Mr. Rubenstein created and built eight communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area consisting of 1,190 low to moderate income detached and townhouses and 1,023 garden and high rise apartment units in six other locations.

As of 2017, Mr. Rubenstein remains active in not-for-profit organizations with leadership roles on Boards of Trustees of Arena Stage, the DCJCC of Washington, the Sidwell Friends School, Theater Trustees of America, the Bell Multicultural High School, Jubilee Enterprise, Director Home Building Association of Virginia and Prince William County, Virginia Housing, Environment, and Economic Development Commission.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.

Series 1: Programs, 1969-2015

Series 2: Linocuts

Custodial History

Gift of Lee G. Rubenstein, 29 April 2016.
Title
Lee G. Rubenstein collection of theatre programs
Status
Completed
Author
Ava Shadmani and Vincent J. Novara
Date
June through October 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States