The Thalian Association is an amateur theatre company located in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Association has long had an important presence in the region and considers its founding date to be 1788. The present iteration of the Thalian Association was formed in 1929 and continues to operate today. The papers in this collection are representative of the organization’s history, operations, productions, and involvement in the local community. Dating from 1929 to 2018, this collection contains a wide variety of materials including playbills, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and records. It is divided into seven series and the bulk of the material primarily relates to Thalian Association productions.