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History and Development


Content Description

From the Collection:

This collection consists of programs, mailers, reviews, and photos of the majority of Theater LaB Houston's 150+ productions. Also included is historical and foundational documentation, architectural drawings of the renovation of 1706 Alamo Street, theater signage, promotional material, documentation about Thespian Park, original set design renderings from Rudy Zarka and Boris Kaplun, needlepoint ornaments by patron Kathleen Gay Peeples, and various autographs, playbills, and other media that inspired productions at the theater.

Missing Productions # 19, 33, 44, 46, 50, 63, 73, 75, 77, 85, 88, 102, 136, 152


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1993-2018
  • Creation: 1950s-2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet (9 doc boxes, 3 flat boxes, 2 frames, 1 sign)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository


African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002