The Archives

Arena Players, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Arena Players, Inc. Founded in 1953 by **** . Mission Statement: “[Arena Players’s] mission is to entertain, educate, and serve the Baltimore community. We nurture and give growth to new, emerging, and established artists through cross-cultural endeavors while boldly illuminating the African-American experience through the preforming arts.”

Status: In conversation, initiated by David D. Mitchell, with Dr. Ida Jones, University Archivist at Morgan State University, about acquiring Arena’s archive. Morgan State has tentatively agreed to acquire the archive. Arena Players will meet with Dr. Jones at Arena in April so she can survey the archive onsite at the theater. Collection size: unknown Contact: David D. Mitchell.