• Creator
  • Hamilton, B.T.
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • A letter sent to the public by the Seattle Repertory Playhouse asking for donations. The Playhouse created a program called The Committee of 500, and asked 500 people to donate at least $10 to the Playhouse in order to keep it open. After the owners of the Playhouse, Burton and Florence James, were investigated by the Canwell Committee for alleged un-American behavior, the Playhouse's audience declined and without donations from the public, th... more
    A letter sent to the public by the Seattle Repertory Playhouse asking for donations. The Playhouse created a program called The Committee of 500, and asked 500 people to donate at least $10 to the Playhouse in order to keep it open. After the owners of the Playhouse, Burton and Florence James, were investigated by the Canwell Committee for alleged un-American behavior, the Playhouse's audience declined and without donations from the public, the theatre would have to close. There were mixed reactions from the public, and The Committee of 500 failed in its mission. Ultimately, the Playhouse was sold to the University of Washington in 1950. less
  • Format
  • Text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2015