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Popular Culture Collection

This guide documents the Popular Culture collection housed in Special Collections and Archives.


Denise Arribas in the 7 Stages Theatre's production of "Nickel and Dimed," Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 - May 28, 2006.7 Stages Theatre records:

The 7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.) records give a view into the daily operations of a major local theatre. Founded by Del Hamilton and Faye Allen in 1979 in Little Five Points, Atlanta, the humble beginnings took off to showcase productions not only by famous playwrights but also by emerging international and local theatrical groups. The prolific series of productions over the course of 30-plus years culminated into a creative gem, addressing complex issues that face contemporary society. The papers consist primarily of printed materials, theatrical programs, scripts, publicity material such as press kits, posters, photographs, articles, and the administrative papers of running a small but robust theatre. Dates: 1979-2014 (Bulk 1979-2010).

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Popular Culture Literature collection:

The Popular Culture Literature Collection primarily contains serial publications that reflect the popular reading taste of American children and adults, 1902-1914, 1931-2012. The artificial collection contains pulp magazines, 1931-1951; Armed Services Edition paperbacks, 1943-1945; Big Little Books and the Big Little Times collectors' newsletter, 1933-1940, 1991-1992; and dime novels, 1902-1914.

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Music and Popular Culture Oral Histories: 

This collection contains oral history interviews of various individuals associated with current collections. It currently includes interviews with the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and 7 Stages Theatre. This is a growing collection, so if you are interested in conducting and/or being interviewed, reach out to the Music & Popular Culture Archivist.

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Julie Hebert's "Almost Asleep: A Hero's Journey," a southeastern premiere , postcard announcing the performance at 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, February 6 - 23, 1992.

Digital Collections:

Images and documents from the 7 Stages Theatre

Images and documents from the WSB Radio Records are in the Broadcasting Collections

Images and documents from the Wayne Daniel Collection