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Guide to the Sally Six Hersh collection

Sally Six Hersh papers


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Creator:Hersh, Sally Six, 1933-2001
sourceSally Six Hersh family
Title: Sally Six Hersh papers
Dates: 1955-1995
Quantity: 6.5 linear feet (7 boxes + 1 oversize box, 4 oversize folders)
Abstract:This collection consists of materials from Sally Six Hersh's drama studies and career teaching drama in Lawrence, Kansas, working with elementary and junior high students. It includes scripts, photographs of productions, reference and research material, and other related materials used by Hersh for teaching drama and developing curriculum.
Language: English

Call Number:

RH MS 573
RH MS Q97
RH MS R89
RH MS R90
RH MS R91
RH MS S10
RH MS-P 573

Repository: University of Kansas
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-7616
ksrlref@ku.edu
URL: http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/
Finding aid compiled by ha, mab, 2005; revised by mwh, 2016. Finding aid encoded by mnm, mwh, 2016.
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-01-10 13:27:27 -0600.


BIOGRAPHY of Sally Six Hersh

Sally Six was born in 1933 in Lawrence, Kansas to Gladys and Deal Six. She received both her bachelors and masters in speech and drama from the University of Kansas and in 1954 helped develop the curriculum in children's theatre and creative dramatics at KU, also establishing the children's theatre. She spent summers touring at theatres in Europe as well as studying acting and directing in New York.

In 1959 she married Robert T. Hersh, and they had two children, Christopher and Jennifer.

Sally Hersh taught speech and drama at West Junior High School in Lawrence, Kan. for over 20 years, staging dozens of plays and musicals. She won several awards, including twice being awarded the Kansas Governor's Scholar Teacher, Most Influential in Education of Students. She retired in 1993 and West Junior High School dedicated its theatre in her name.

Hersh was active in the school district and in other cultural organizations in Lawrence, including the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at KU.

Sally Six Hersh passed away in 2001. The KU Department of Theatre established a memorial scholarship in her name to provide deserving undergraduate or graduate students with a special interest in children's theatre scholarship funds.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


INDEX TERMS

Subjects:

Children's theater
Community theater -- Kansas -- Lawrence
Sally Six Hersh family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sally Six Hersh papers, RH MS 573, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sally Six Hersh family, 2005.


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION