Springfield Theatre Guild Junior Theatre Collection

The Springfield Theatre Guild formed Junior Theatre in 1952 for youth in sixth through eighth grade. The group was led by Jane Mullett who had a Masters’ Degree in Theatre from the University of Illinois and was a teacher and theater director at the Hay-Edwards school. The guild started out holding weekly classes for the youth “in acting, stagecraft and allied subjects.” The group held productions and one-act plays.

The collection contains photographs, programs, scripts, and articles from Junior Theatre productions in the 1950s.