Survey Conducted: Thu, 2009-10-01
Creator: McNamara, Brooks
History: Brooks McNamara began teaching at New York University’s Graduate Drama Department in 1968 and was instrumental in its transformation into the Performance Studies Department in 1980. He founded the Shubert Archives preserving the artistic and business records of the Shubert Brothers Sam, Lee and J.J. in 1976 and served as its Director for 20 years. McNamara’s research, writing, and curatorial pursuits resulted in numerous publications, exhibitions, productions, and archival collections. His life’s work spanned the fields of theatre history, popular entertainments, public celebrations, and New York performance history. After retiring in 1996, McNamara remained Professor Emeritus of Performance Studies and Director Emeritus of the Shubert Archive. He died in May 2009.
Total Size: 34.5 linear feet, 35 boxes
APA-related Size: 0.5 linear feet, 0.5 boxes
Languages of materials: English
Location: Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University
Finding Aid Link: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/mcnamara.html
Conditions Governing Access: Open to researchers without restrictions; Appointments are necessary to consult archive and manuscript materials.