Fonds F0004 - Tom Besse fonds

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Tom Besse fonds

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CA MRUASC F0004

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  • 1968-1990 (Creation)
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    Tom Besse

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23 cm of textual records
1184 photographs

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(1940-2010)

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Tom Besse was an instructor at Mount Royal College, as well as Coordinator of Theatre Arts and the Chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Besse graduated with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Besse was hired in 1967 to build MRC’s drama department, where he increased student enrollment from 60 students in 1967 to 1200 students in 1984. He taught at Mount Royal College for thirty years and was involved in directing, producing, and acting in over 60 theatrical productions.

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Fonds documents Tom Besse’s direction and production of theatre productions at Mount Royal College during his tenure as Coordinator of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The fonds includes two series: Production files, which documents theatre productions he directed or produced, and Theatre production slides, which consists of photographs of plays he was involved in. The fonds also contains other records related to fundraising, project proposals, and promotion related to theatre productions.

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Transferred by the Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance on November 30, 2010.

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The photograph linked to this description is a photograph of Tom Besse from "MRC News" February 1, 1990 - vol. 6, no. 21 found in a special feature insert titled "Spotlight" (February 6-10, 1990).

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Created July 13, 2017 by RP.

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  • English

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