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Doug Swink Theater Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-102

Scope and Contents

This collection contains theatre memorabilia from Wilmington College during the 1960s. It includes slides, lecture series programs and tickets, photos, graduation programs, faculty newsletters, and student information bulletins encompassing many facets of student and faculty happenings both on and off campus.

Dates

  • 1957-1975

Conditions Governing Access

Collection in unprocessed. Contact Special Collections Librarian in advance for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Doug Swink was a native of Richmond, Va., and graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. After World War II he returned to North Carolina for a teaching job at Kings Mountain. He and his wife Kay moved to Wilmington in 1955 where he taught drama at New Hanover High School.

Swink became involved with local theater and started a summer theater in 1959. He later joined the faculty of Wilmington College where he founded the Department of Drama. He was instrumental in the final design of Kenan Auditorium at UNCW and managed the facility for two decades.

Doug also became involved in the Pied Piper theater, a local live theater for elementary school children held at Kenan Auditorium. In 1990 Pied Piper moved to Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

Until his death in 2005, Doug Swink remained active in several local theater groups. He was last seen in the Opera House Theatre production of “The Sunshine Boys”.

Extent

2.8 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box and 1 oversize box)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

Method and date of acquisition unknown.
Title
Doug Swink Theater Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
Undated
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

910-962-7462