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R.P.I. Players records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC 29

Scope and Contents

This collection (AC 29) holds a wide range of records pertaining to the Players and their theatrical productions.  Materials include the club's constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information, posters and promotional materials, production information, playbills, photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, t-shirts, recordings, and Playhouse floor plans and elevations.  There is also a separate list of productions appended to the end of the inventory.


  • Created: 1929-2015

Biographical or Historical Information

The RPI Players are a theatrical club composed of Rensselaer students, staff, and faculty members, as well as people from the local community. The purpose of the RPI Players is to foster an interest in all phases of the theater as well as to provide theatrical entertainment. Formed in 1929, the Players succeeded an earlier Drama Club on campus. In addition to presenting several theatrical productions each year, the club maintains the RPI Playhouse and is affiliated with the honorary theater fraternity Alpha Psi Omega. For further historical information, consult the club histories in Series I of the collection, or visit the Players web site at

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Records of the R.P.I. Players, the student theater group at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in seven series: I. General Records, II. Production Information, III. Scrapbooks and photographs, IV. Posters, V. Playbills, VI. Recordings, VII. Artifacts.

Related Materials

See also:  Alpha Psi Omega records, #2012-11.

T.A.Gobert and Joey Faust
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

110 8th Street
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Rensselaer Libraries, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy NY 12180-3590 US
518 276 8340