Sansthan's library and archives host a giant collection of contemporary documents centered around Indian Theatre. The Library also specially offers representative selection of play-scripts, back issues of journals
and current issues periodicals. Archive's rich collection includes the entire collection of
manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc, held by playwrights like late
Manmatha Roy and Mohan Rakesh; a large collection of sketches, drawings, design and stage plans of eminent set-designer Khaled
Choudhury; materials from theatre
activist Harindra Nath Datta, Girish Karnad, playwright Nitish Sen and mime maestro Jogesh
Comprehensive individual and group and institution documentations
covering Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Sombhu Mitra, Utpal Dutt,
Badal Sircar, B.V. Karanth, Ebrahim Alkazi, Satyadev Dubey, Mohan
Rakesh, Vijaya Metha, Manmatha Roy, Habib Tanveer, Shyamanand Jalan,
B. Jayashree, Usha Ganguli, Amal Allana, Ratan Thiyam, H. Kanhai Lal.
Rangayan, IPTA, Bohurupee, Theatre Academy, Little Theatre Group,
Peoples' Little Theatre, Abhiyan, Little Ballet Troupe, Anamika,
National School of Drama, Chorus Repertory Theatre, Ninasam.
Collection Details :
hrs. of individual interviews covering 600 theatre personalities.
300 hrs. of recorded proceedings of seminars etc.
98 manuscripts/prompt copies of plays.
cyclostyled scripts and 18
More than 2000, 78
r.p.m. discs / LP recordings.
770 hrs. of
Interviews, Exclusive / Open / Group / Illustrated /
Illustrated / Specific Subjects.
186 hrs. covering 115 pieces of Talks /
Discussions / Lecture /
120 hrs. covering 16 Seminars.
350 hrs. covering 393 Play recordings /
Play excerpts / Play readings.
1400 Theatre Songs.
50 Recitations, Reading and Storytelling.
40 hrs. Jatra Performances and Interviews.
165 hrs of Folk Performances / Interviews /
1000 hrs. of video
25 feature films, Documentary films and Telefilms.
295 Plays, Teleplays and Dance Dramas.
180 hrs. of Seminars.
90 cassettes on various types of Folk forms.
books in following languages:
Bangla:3370, Hindi:1029, Kannad:88, Manipuri:50, Telegu:26
Gujrati:38, Marathi:362, Tamil:11, Oriya:119,
French:1, Assamese:59, Sanskrit:90
3590 theatre magazines.
1000 theatre folders.
33 theatre set models.
308 theatre posters.
500 newspaper clippings, including advertisements.
6000 stills and portraits.
39 Theatre Costumes.
41 Micro Films.
Mask of Narsimha, Orissa
Set model of Pagla Ghoda
Rare Handbill (1892)
Letter from Girish Ghosh
A page from the diary of