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Series IX: Archived Websites


8 websites in 8 archived websites.

Scope and Content Note

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The website contains their newsletter, Equity News, news listings, member benefits, agreements, election information, and meeting listings.

The series also includes the websites for the Actor's Equity Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization established in 1962 to provide grant funding to theaters, financial support for agencies within the arts community, and and financial awards to individual actors. The main AEF site details these grant, award, and other funding opportunities in addition to detailing the organization's history, staff, and structure. The Equity League site details benefits available to actors including health insurance information, pension information, 401k plan information, employer-specific information, and a blog. Ask If It's Equity! is a site intended to promote AEF affiliated touring Broadway shows and features a searchable list of AEF touring theater companies. Everyone On Stage is a campaign advocating for ensemble and chorus actors' eligibility for Tony and other industry awards. Also includes campaign website for supporters of Actors' Equity during their bargaining with the Broadway League in 2022 and the 2022 convention training website.


New site crawls are accrued semiannually.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of,,,,, and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012