The "Follow the Fringe Project" Collection, INST 729F, documents a course twice offered by UMD’s iSchool during the summers of 2013 and 2014. Conceived and taught by the late Professor Mary Edsall Choquette (d. 2014), the course, as she described it, "introduces students to the fundamentals of documentation and preservation of, and access to performance activity information. It specifically focuses on documentation and preservation of movement phenomena performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Working with eight students, the course will research and follow several performance groups from the California institute of the Arts (CalArts) Theater Program at the Fringe; plan a documentation strategy; implement that strategy; and create metadata for the resulting media and data to ensure future accessibility; and place the media and data in the archives at the University of Maryland and the Institute Archive at CalArts. The course activities also include tours and lectures by archives professionals, festival organizers and include tours of the libraries and archives in the area as well as attending other performances." The collection consists of both papers and born digital content. Papers include flyers, festival guides, ephemera, and documentation pertaining to the course. Born digital content includes oral histories, performances, and sightseeing footage.
The collection is open for research use.
There are no restrictions and the materials are open for use. Oral history agreements are on file for the interviews. Any instance of performance documentation is not accompanied by any agreement transferring rights to the repository and are available for viewing only. Intellectual property rights for the paper materials reside with the creators.
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Paper materials from this collection were minimally processed. The born digital content is processed. Please contact the curator for access.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library