The Hair Archives is a nonprofit organization recording the history of the musical HAIR from its inception through major current productions. In addition to the Hair Online Archives you are viewing here, located on the website of the original producer, Michael Butler, we also maintain a larger physical archive. The Online Archives contains over 400 articles and over 1000 photographs, a portion of what is archived in the HAIR Archives. We also maintain a video collection, an audio collection, scripts, and much other material that is not online. The offline portions of the Archives are available for viewing only by appointment, by qualified researchers, or other serious students of theatre history, the history of HAIR, or the times that HAIR came out of and reflects. We also do research, for a fee, for those unable to undertake it themselves. In addition we offer support and many resources to directors and companies undertaking current productions of HAIR.
The Hair Archives is also involved with several other projects relating to the history of HAIR. One of the main ones is the Voices of the Tribe project. This project seeks to record the memories and oral history of HAIR and the times it came out of, from all cast and crew of first run productions and tours, and others who were there. Another major project currently underway is an annotation of HAIR's script, offering explanations and derivations of lines, essays on relevant topics such as the Vietnam War, the hippie culture of the times, the peace movement, and extensive production support. We work with Jonathon Johnson on his amazing Master Cast List, and are in the process of assembling chronologies for the lead roles in the major companies. We maintain a contact list for HAIR alumni, and are in the process of forming a Hair Alumni Association.
For further information on The Hair Archives, or any of its projects contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We constantly search out HAIR memorabilia, and are always greatful to ex-cast members who have sent us scrapbooks, and scans, and other things saved from those days (including the occasional monetary donation). A special thanks to those who have donated to The HAIR Archives recently:
David Pappy Hunt
David Patrick Taylor
Barbara DiSalvia Siomos
Charles M. Preston III
Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret Theatre