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The Leon Levy Foundation Helps to Preserve
Roundabout's Legacy

The Leon Levy Foundation Helps to Preserve
Roundabout's Legacy History, as the word itself suggests, is a story, written by subsequent generations. The accuracy of the account, however, as any historian will tell you, totally depends on the surviving records at hand. History is a narrative made from extant documents, manuscripts, letters, publications, photos, and memorabilia.

    Now, thanks to the Leon Levy Foundation, the 43-year history of one of the United States' leading not-for-profit theatres will become available when the Roundabout Archives takes shape over the next few months. That's because the foundation's multi-year commitment has allowed Roundabout to outfit a space designated for the Roundabout Archive and hire archivist Tiffany Nixon, who has worked on archival projects at such prestigious organizations as the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Museum, Lucas Films, Pacific Film Archive, and the San Francisco Media Archive.

    Shelby White, founding trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation and a long-time Roundabout subscriber and donor, said, “Roundabout Theatre Company has built a rich and illustrious history over its four decades as a staple of the New York City theatre community. Leon and I attended Roundabout performances and had a subscription for over three decades, enjoying performances of Shaw and Oscar Wilde and such stars as Uta Hagen in the early days. The Leon Levy Foundation is pleased to help provide a permanent archive that will preserve and make available the important records of the Roundabout to students, scholars, and the general public.”

    Watch for tidbits of Roundabout history from the Archive in the future.

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