Guide to the Galley Theatrical Lighting Records, 1969–1975

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

Galley Theatrical Lighting, started by Charles Galley and Sandra Galley, provided theatrical lighting equipment for rental to schools, community theaters, and professional companies. This collection includes receipts and invoices for lighting rental services and equipment, mainly for the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and the Straight Wharf Theatre from 1969 to 1975. The collection also contains ephemera related to the Straight Wharf Theatre and the Theatre Workshop.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS576
Title:
Galley Theatrical Lighting Records
Date(s):
1969–1975
Creator:
Galley Theatrical Lighting.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Galley Theatrical Lighting Records, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Sandra Galley in November 2019 (Acc. RL2019.52).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

  • MS66 Theater Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Corporate Name
    • Galley Theatrical Lighting.
    • Straight Wharf Theatre (Nantucket, Mass.)
    • Theatre Workshop (Nantucket, Mass.)
  • Topical Term
    • Stage lighting--Massachusetts--Nantucket.
    • Theater--Massachusetts--Nantucket.

Biographical Information

Galley Theatrical Lighting was started by Charles Galley and Sandra Galley in Andover, Mass. The company provided theatrical lighting equipment for rental to schools, community theaters, and professional companies. They worked with the Straight Wharf Theatre and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in Nantucket, Mass., in the 1970s.

Scope and Content

The collection includes receipts and invoices for lighting rental services and equipment, mainly for the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and the Straight Wharf Theatre, as well as other Nantucket businesses. Also includes Straight Wharf Theatre 1969 season program, Theatre Workshop program for three one-act plays, and newspaper articles about the Straight Wharf Theatre and Theatre Workshops.

Contents

Folder 1: Galley Theatrical lighting rental receipts, theatre programs, and theatre-related articles, 1969–1975

Processing Information

Processed by Kelli Yakabu, April 2021. Finding aid by Kelli Yakabu, May 2021.

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