Fonds - La Troupe des Anciens fonds

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La Troupe des Anciens fonds


  • 1971 - 2019 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

761 photographs
8 cm of textual records
1 oversize poster
19 videocassettes
4 DVDs
1 audiocassette
2 books

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Administrative history

La Troupe des Anciens is a non-profit theatre group within the University of Toronto that performs plays by Molière and other playwrights in French. The troupe was founded in 1969, when Madame Paulette Collet - a professor at St. Michael’s College – asked the college’s French department for permission to put on a play with her students. This initiated a yearly tradition of French theatrical productions lead by Collet and performed by St. Michael’s College students and alumni. Since then, the cast and crew has expanded to include the rest of the University of Toronto community, as well as other interested individuals.

The theatre group had initially gone by several different names in the past, as it was in 1996 when they officially started being recognized as La Troupe des Anciens. This name is derived from the troupe’s faithfully returning crew of alumni, who remain as the backbone of the group.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records were donated to the archive by Paulette Collet.

  • First accrual of records occurred in 2019 (accession 2019 36)
  • Second accrual of records occurred in 2023 (accession 2023 31)

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created by La Troupe des Anciens, a theatre group founded within the University of Toronto. Records in this fonds illustrate the troupe’s various theatrical operations since its founding, including photographs, posters, sample tickets, books, newspaper articles, audio recordings, video recordings, and performance programmes.

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System of arrangement

Fonds was arranged into 6 series based on the various material formats of the records.

  1. Photographs
  2. Posters
  3. Media
  4. Programmes
  5. Recordings
  6. Books

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  • English
  • French

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by V Tywonek-Sobota, April 2024.


  • English



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