Pioneering Theatre Historian Remembered
Brother Andrew Corsini Fowler, 87, a native Chicagoan who helped found Theatre Historical Society of America in 1969 with Time-Life Editor Ben Hall, of New York, died recently while in convalescent care in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Brother Andrew was the first volunteer editor and archivist of what has become the THSA archives, museum and 1,000-strong international membership. He led by example. His relationship-building correspondence (in the day of typewriters and carbon copies!) and sharing of photographs and information showed how we can always expand our acquaintance, broaden our understanding and enjoy this shared interest in the history of theatre design and use.
Personally, I appreciate his sharing so much and being so approachable about his experience and memories.
(Brother Andrew’s obituary appeared in the Nov. 18, 2003 edition of the Chicago Tribune.)