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Gayle Austin:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-651-2477
Fax: 404-651-4314
archives@gsu.edu

2012



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Monica Brown, 2012.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Austin, Gayle, 1949-
Title:Gayle Austin papers
Dates: 1879-2010
Quantity: 18.35 linear ft. (in 44 boxes)
Abstract:Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's Project in New York City before becoming a professor of Communication at Georgia State University. Her scholarly interests included gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance. She also authored feminist theory plays. Gayle Austin's papers comprise research and course materials as well as records related to theatrical productions and performances. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her time at Georgia State University.
Identification: W093
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Organized into 5 series:
Series I. Professional Files - GSU
Series II. Course Materials
Series III. Professional Association and Programs
Series IV. Productions
Series V. Research Files
Series VI. Audio/Visual
Series VII. Textiles

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers are comprised of articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, memos, correspondence, papers, syllabi and other course materials, event programs, conference materials, various items associated with research, and production materials including casting information, publicity, drafts, and photographs. The materials reflect Austin's career both before and during her time at Georgia State University.


Biography of Gayle Austin

Gayle Austin was coordinator and literacy manager for the Women's Project in New York City from 1978 to 1984. As associate professor of communication at Georgia State University her research interests included gender and performance, dramaturgy, and interdisciplinary forms of performance. Her book, Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism, was published in 1990. She has written four feminist theory plays, "Resisting the Birth Mark" (1990), "The Doll House Show" (1992), "Mildred & Stella" (1993), and "The Hedda Project" (1996), all of which have been produced at Georgia State University.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Austin, Gayle, 1949-
Georgia State University--Faculty
Drama--Study and teaching--United States
Feminism
Feminism and theater--United States
Women's studies

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Gayle Austin Papers, W093, Women's Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Austin, Gayle

Processing Information

Processed by Monica Brown, 2011.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Other feminist theater collections include the Sisters of No Mercy Records (W083) and EstroFest Productions, Inc. Records (W081).


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, books were separated and cataloged as part of the Special Collections and Archives book collection. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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