Guide to the Theatre and Dance Records 1980-2011
Archives 308

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Theatre and Dance Records
ID
Archives 308
Date [inclusive]
1980-2011
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Washington State University's University Theatre program has, over the years, been part of The Department of Speech, The School of Music and Theatre Arts, and The Department of Theatre and Dance before being closed in May 2011 as a result of budget cuts. This collection consists of materials from plays and theatrical/dance productions produced by the program, materials related to a forthcoming school year, and printed news articles about the discontinuation of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State University Theatre and Dance Records, 1980-2011 (UA 308)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Department of Speech of Washington State University, established in 1923, has produced numerous plays since 1925 as a function of that department. Maynard Lee Daggy headed the Speech Department from its inception in 1923 until 1946 and directed many of the earlier productions. Departmental theatrical finances, publicity, and publications were the responsibility of the University Theatre office located in Bryan Hall. In the early 1970s a new site for University Theatre productions and the Department of Speech was constructed and subsequently named Daggy Hall. Circa 1988-1989, theatre was moved from Speech and joined with the Department of Music to create the School of Music and Theatre Arts. In 2008, Theatre Arts and Dance were separated from Music, and in May of 2011 the Department of Theatre and Dance closed as a result of budget cuts.

In addition to regular theatre productions, special production units including Children's Theatre, Stage II Productions, Final Stage, The Black Ensemble, Pullman's New Summer Palace, and Stage One have existed. Most of these appear to have been sporadic, were occasionally short lived, and can be subsumed under the regular theatre series.

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Scope and Contents note

Each play or theatrical/dance production is given its own folder, and may contain some or all of the following: programs, posters, cast or production photographs, budgetary summaries, review clippings, production notes, and promotional materials. A few folders contain materials related not to a specific production but rather to a forthcoming school year and these are identified as "Season program" and located at the start of the appropriate school year. Similarly, the final folder in the collection is printed news articles about the discontinuation of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Arrangement note

Materials in this collection are organized chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Materials may be subject to copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was transferred to the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on May 10th, 2011 by Arwen Bloomsburg of WSU's Department of Theatre and Dance. The collection was received as accession UA2011-07. An additional box was tranferred on June 8th, 2011 and incorporated into this collection.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in May of 2011 and additional material by Library Masters student Katrina Burch in June of 2011.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Earlier records of a similar nature are maintained as Archives 42, Archives 105, Archives 209, and Archives 251.

A collection of slides from WSU Theatre and Dance productions can be found as Photo Collection 146.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Department of Speech. University Theatre -- Archives
  • Washington State University. Department of Speech. University Theatre.
  • Washington State University. Department of Theatre and Dance -- Archives
  • Washington State University. Department of Theatre and Dance.
  • Washington State University. School of Music and Theatre Art -- Archives
  • Washington State University. School of Music and Theatre Arts.
  • Washington State University. University Theatre -- Archives
  • Washington State University. University Theatre.

Subject(s)

  • College and school drama, American -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Archives.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Performing Arts
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Theatre Production at WSU (pamphlets), n.d. 

1 1

N.E.D.I.T./Up Stage/Undergraduate group, 1980-1981 

1 2

Medieval Yuletide Feast, 12/22/1984 

1 3

Publicity, 1985-1989 

1 4

Budget Allocations, 1985-1990 

1 5

Misc. Shows, 1986-1987 

1 6

The Sound of Music Revival, 9/11-13/1986 

1 7

Rashomon, 10/2-4, 9-11/1986 

1 8

Redneck Girl, 11/6-8, 13-15/1986 

1 9

Dark of the Moon, 2/19-21, 26-28/1987 

1 10

Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), 2/19-21/1987 

1 11

Light Opera: Face on the Barroom Floor, 2/19-21/1987 

1 12

Footlight Frenzy, 2/19-21, 26-28/1987 

1 13

Marvelous Mark, 3/26-28/1987 

1 14

Romeo and Juliet, 4/9-11, 16-18/1987 

1 15

Why Hanna’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down, 4/9-11, 16-18/1989 

1 16

Little Shop of Horrors, 6/25-24/1987, 7/2-4/1987 

1 17

Camelot (Summer Palace), 7/9-11, 16-18/1987 

1 18

The Music Man, 9/3-5/1987 

1 19

Deathtrap, 10/1-3, 8-10/1987 

1 20

I Never Saw Another Butterfly, 11/5-7, 12-14/1987 

1 21

To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, 11/11-14/1987 

1 22

Carousel, 1988-1989 

1 23

Strange Snow, 4/7-9, 14-19/1988 

1 24

Three Sisters, 4/7-9, 14-16/1988 

1 25

Man of La Mancha [Arthur E. McCartan Artist Series], 4/20/1988 

1 26

Annie, 6/30-7/2, 7-9/1988 

1 27

Jesus Christ Superstar, 9/9-10/1988 

1 28

The Unseen Hand, 9/29-10/1, 10/6-8/1988 

1 29

Dark of the Moon, 11/3-5, 10-12/1988 

1 30

Northwest Drama Conference Materials, 1988 

1 31

Misc. Theatre Material, 1988-1994 

1 32

Medieval Feast, 1988 

1 33

Terra Nova, 3/1-4/1989 

1 34

Divorce Play, 3/1989 

1 35

Shivaree, 4/13-15, 20-22/1989 

1 36

Paint Your Wagon, 4/20-23/1989 

1 37

A Lovely Light, 4/20-23/1989 

1 38

The Unseen Hand - Spokane Benefit, 6/2-3/1989 

1 39

Angry Housewives, 6/29-30, 7/1,6-8/1989 

1 40

Arsenic and Old Lace, 7/13-15, 20-22/1989 

1 41

Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 10/5-7, 12-14/1989 

1 42

Dreams, 11/30, 12/2, 7-9/1989 

1 43

Summer Challenge, 1989 

1 44

Edinburgh, Scotland Festival-Spokane Benefit, 1989 

1 45

Visual Performing and Literary Arts Committee, 1990 

1 46

Creative Drama Class, 1990 

1 47

End of the World, 2/22-24, 3/1-3/1990 

1 48

Helping of Health, 3/1990 

1 49

Pinocchio, 1990 

1 50

Morning’s at Seven, 4/12-14, 19-21/1990 

1 51

Pippin (Summer Palace), 7/12-14, 19-21/1990 

1 52

Where’s Charley? (Summer Palace), 7/26-28, 8/2-4/1990 

1 53

Kiss Me Kate, 9/6-8/1990 

1 54

Garden of Delights, 10/18-20, 25-27/1990 

1 55

Mixed Nuts, 11/29-30, 12/1, 6-8/1990 

1 56

Medea, 2/21-23, 28, 3/1-2/1991 

1 57

Endgame, 4/4-6, 11-13/1991 

1 58

Tartuffe, 4/11-13, 18-20/1991 

1 59

Someplace Else, 4/19-20/1991 

1 60

Life With Father, 6/26-29, 7/3, 5-6/1991 

1 61

The Foreigner, 7/10-13, 17-20/1991 

1 62

Sexual Perversity in Chicago, 9/25-28/1991 

1 63

The Boys Next Door, 10/3-5, 10-12/1991 

1 64

On the Verge, 11/7-9, 14-16/1991 

1 65

Eros and Psyche, 12/6-7/1991 

1 66

Mikado, 4/9-11/1992 

1 67

Fefu and Friends, 4/9-11, 16-18/1992 

1 68

The Skin of Our Teeth, 6/24-27, 7/1-4/1992 

1 69

The Miss Firecracker Contest, 7/8-11, 15-18/1992 

1 70

Brigadoon, 7/23-25, 29-8/1/1992 

1 71

The Hostage, 10/15-17, 22-24/1992 

1 72

Life Under Water/Orpheus, 12/2-5/1992 

1 73

Historical Masters Degree Material 1992-1997 

1 74

Third Wave, 2/4-7/1993 

1 75

Showcase on the Arts, 2/19/1993 

1 76

Streetcar Named Desire, 2/25-27, 4/4-6/1993 

1 77

The Miracle Worker, 4/14-17/1993 

1 78

God’s Country, 4/15-17, 22-24/1993 

1 79

Steel Magnolias, 6/23-26, 30, 7/1-3/1993 

1 80

Anything Goes, 7/22-24,28-31/1993 

1 81

The Visit, 10/14-16, 21-23/1993 

1 82

Shooting Stars, 12/1-4/1993, 1/8, 14/1994 

1 83

Holy Harlot of Alexandria, 2/24-26, 3/3-5/1994 

1 84

Laughter, Hope, Sock in the Eye, 3/3-5/1994 

1 85

Small Craft Warnings, 4/14-16/1994 

1 86

Mystery of Edwin Drood, 4/14-16, 22-23/1994 

1 87

Bye Bye Birdie, 7/21-23, 27-30/1994 

1 88

Missing Faces, 10/20-22, 27-29/1994 

1 89

Julian, 11/6/1994 

1 90

Holiday Festival, 12/1-3/1994 

1 91

Naga Mandala, 2/16-18, 23-25/1995 

1 92

A Comedy of Errors, 4/6-8, 13-15/1995 

1 93

The King and I, 9/8-9/1995 

1 94

Fool for Love, 10/5-7, 12-14/1995 

1 95

The Tempest, 11/30-12/2, 7-9/1995 

1 96

Peter and the Wolf, 2/2-3/1996 

1 97

Spirit of Golem, 3/7-9/1996 

1 98

Guys and Dolls, 4/18-20, 26-27/1996 

1 99

Moonnot August, 4/18-20/1996 

1 100

Picnic, 10/3-5, 10-12/1996 

1 101

WYSIWYG, 11/14-16, 12/5-7/1996 

1 102

Summer Palace Season Programs, 1996-2000 

1 103

The Women Who Turned to Soap, 2/20-22, 27/1997 

2 104

Talley’s Folly, 4/9-12/1997 

2 105

Grapes of Wrath, 4/10-12, 17/19/1997 

2 106

Season Program and Faculty/Staff Photos, 1997-1998 

2 107

Summer Palace Headshots, 1997 

2 108

A Doll House, 10/9-11, 16-18/1997 

2 109

Of Mice and Men, 11/13-15, 12/4-6/1997 

2 110

Othello, 2/11-14/1998 

2 111

Prometheus the Unrepentant, 2/26-28, 3/5-7/1998 

2 112

Night of the Iguana, 4/9-11, 16-18/1998 

2 113

Season Program, 1998-1999 

2 114

Everyman, 11/12-14, 12/3-5/1998 

2 115

Getting Out, 10/8-10, 15-17/1998 

2 116

Sweeney Todd, 4/8-10, 15-18/1999 

2 117

Season Program, 1999-2000 

2 118

RUR 2000, 10/28-30, 11/4-6/1999 

2 119

Stage One, 11/10-13/1999 

2 120

For Colored Girls, 2/10-12/2000 

2 121

The Good Doctor, 4/6-8, 13-15/2000 

2 122

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 4/12-15/2000 

2 123

Dance Recitals, 2000-2001 

2 124

Season Program, 2000-2001 

2 125

Godspell, 9/9-10/2000 

2 126

Stage One, 10/18-21/2000 

2 127

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 11/30-12/2, 7-9/2000 

2 128

The colored Museum, 2/8-10/2001 

2 129

Performing Arts Gala, 3/28/2001 

2 130

Scapin, 4/18-21/2001 

2 131

The Secret Garden, 4/12-14, 19-21/2001 

2 132

Stage One, 9/26-29/2001 

2 133

Macbeth, 11/29,30, 12/1, 6-8/2001 

2 134

A Raisin in the Sun, 2/13-16/2002 

2 135

Dancing at Lughnasa, 4/11-13, 18-20/2002 

2 136

A Flea in her Ear, 11/7-9, 14-16/2002 

2 137

Stage One, 10/23-26/2002 

2 138

Johnny B. Goode, 2/12-15/2003 

2 139

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, 4/10-13, 17-19/2003 

2 140

Just Dance, 4/23/2003 

2 141

Stage One, 10/15-18/2003 

2 142

Equus, 11/6-8, 13-15/2003 

2 143

Dance Carnival, 12/5-6/2003 

2 144

Six Degrees of Separation, 2/11-14/2004 

2 145

Taming of the Shrew, 4/8-10, 15-17/2004 

2 146

Dance and all its Colours, 4/23-24/2004 

2 147

Crimes of the Heart, 10/7-9, 14-16/2004, 2/5/2005 

2 148

Dance For My Father, 10/29-30/2004 

2 149

Stage One, 11/10-13/2004 

2 150

Death and the King’s Horsemen, 2/3-6, 10/12/2005 

2 151

Tales of the Lost Formicans, 4/7-9, 14-16/2005 

2 152

A Dance Extravaganza, 4/22-23/2005 

2 153

Stage One, 10/5-8/2005 

2 154

Romeo and Juliet, 10/27-29, 11/3-5/2005 

2 155

Silhouettes, 12/2-3/2005 

2 156

Dragonwings, 2/8-11/2006 

2 157

The Elephant Man, 4/6-8, 13-15/2006 

2 158

Viva La Dance, 4/21-22/2006 

2 159

Stage One, 10/4-7/2006 

2 160

A Lie of the Mind, 10/12-14, 19-21/2006 

2 161

Metamorphoses, 12/1-2/2006 

2 162

The Golden Age, 2/8-10, 15-17/2007 

2 163

The Miss Firecracker Contest, 4/5-7, 12-14/2007 

2 164

DancEmotion, 4/20-21/2007 

2 165

Stage One, 10/3-7/2007 

2 166

The Andronicus, 10/25-27, 31, 11/1-3/2007 

2 167

Awakenings, 11/30, 12/1/2007 

2 168

The Exonerated, 2/7-9, 14-16/2008 

2 169

Passion, 4/3-5, 10-11/2008 

2 170

Let the Good Times Roll, 4/18-19/2008 

2 171

Stage One, 10/2-4, 9-11/2008 

2 172

Hedda Gabler, 10/23-25,30-31, 11/1/2008 

2 173

Transitions, 12/13/2008 

2 174

Raised in Captivity, 1/29-31, 2/5-7/2009 

2 175

Melancholy Play, 4/1-5/2009 

2 176

The Heidi Chronicles, 4/2-4, 9-11/2009 

2 177

Dance in Concert, 5/1-2/2009 

2 178

Stage One, 10/7-10/2009 

2 179

Dracula, 10/22-24, 29-31/2009 

2 180

Just Move, 11/14-15/2009 

2 182

Glass Menagerie, 1/28-30, 2/4-6/2010 

2 183

End Days, 4/8-9, 15-17/2010 

2 184

Barefoot in the Park, 4/8-10/2010 

2 185

United We Dance, 4/24-25/2010 

2 186

Stage One, 10/14-17/2010 

2 187

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 10/28-30, 11/4-6/2010 

2 188

Play it Again, Sam, 1/27-29, 2/3-5/2011 

2 189

The Shape of Things, 4/7-9, 14-16/2011 

2 190

The Laramie Project, 4/7-11, 14-16/2011 

2 191

Articles about Program Cancellation, May 2009-April 2010 

2 192