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Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Series 1 Organizational Records: This series is divided into seven sub-series including Operations, Minutes, Correspondence, Thalian Association History, Thalian Hall, Community Arts Center, and Miscellaneous Documents. The Operations sub-series contains documents related to the operations of the Thalian Association as a non-profit organization. Topics include founding documents, membership efforts, fundraising efforts, anniversary celebrations, and newspaper coverage. The Minutes sub-series contains meeting agendas, minutes, and balance sheets for both the Thalian Association Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. In some cases, additional documents are grouped with meeting minutes as they pertain to agenda items discussed during a meeting. Examples of additional documents include correspondence, promotional material samples, and planning documents for season play selections. The Correspondence sub-series contains miscellaneous correspondence dating from 1930 to 2010. Where possible, original order was maintained with regard to correspondence in this collection and can be found in other series throughout these papers. The Thalian Association History sub-series contains compiled and published histories, photocopied primary sources, newspaper articles, and hand written notes pertaining to the history of the Thalian Association. The Thalian Hall sub-series contains documents related to the restoration and repair of Thalian Hall throughout the years, as well as a lease agreement and souvenir reopening booklet. The Community Arts Center sub-series contains documents related to the Community Arts Center, which is owned by the City of Wilmington and managed by the Thalian Association. The Miscellaneous Documents sub-series primarily contains completed research assignments by UNCW students in partnership with the Thalian Association.


  • Creation: 1929-2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 22 Linear Feet (Contains 23 document boxes, 6 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository