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Archives 308
Theatre and Dance
Records, 1980-2011

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

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 and processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in May of 2011. An additional box was tranferred on June 8th, 2011 and incorporated into this collection by Library Masters student Katrina Burch.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 2 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 2

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT

Materials in this collection are organized chronologically. 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.

RELATED MATERIALS

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

For preservation purposes, many of the oversized posters in this collection were removed and placed in WSU 112 o.s., the oversized Theatre and Dance portion of MASC's WSU Publications collections.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Materials may be subject to copyright.

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Washington State University Theatre and Dance Records, 1980-2011 (UA 308)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

BoxFolder Production or Subject
1 1 Theatre Production at WSU (pamphlets), n.d.
2 N.E.D.I.T./Up Stage/Undergraduate group, 1980-1981
3 Medieval Yuletide Feast, 12/22/1984
4 Publicity, 1985-1989
5 Budget Allocations, 1985-1990
6 Misc. Shows, 1986-1987
7 The Sound of Music Revival, 9/11-13/1986
8 Rashomon, 10/2-4, 9-11/1986
9 Redneck Girl, 11/6-8, 13-15/1986
10 Dark of the Moon, 2/19-21, 26-28/1987
11 Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), 2/19-21/1987
12 Light Opera: Face on the Barroom Floor, 2/19-21/1987
13 Footlight Frenzy, 2/19-21, 26-28/1987
14 Marvelous Mark, 3/26-28/1987
15 Romeo and Juliet, 4/9-11, 16-18/1987
16 Why Hanna’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down, 4/9-11, 16-18/1989
17 Little Shop of Horrors, 6/25-24/1987, 7/2-4/1987
18 Camelot (Summer Palace), 7/9-11, 16-18/1987
19 The Music Man, 9/3-5/1987
20 Deathtrap, 10/1-3, 8-10/1987
21 I Never Saw Another Butterfly, 11/5-7, 12-14/1987
22 To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, 11/11-14/1987
23 Carousel, 1988-1989
24 Strange Snow, 4/7-9, 14-19/1988
25 Three Sisters, 4/7-9, 14-16/1988
26 Man of La Mancha [Arthur E. McCartan Artist Series], 4/20/1988
27 Annie, 6/30-7/2, 7-9/1988
28 Jesus Christ Superstar, 9/9-10/1988
29 The Unseen Hand, 9/29-10/1, 10/6-8/1988
30 Dark of the Moon, 11/3-5, 10-12/1988
31 Northwest Drama Conference Materials, 1988
32 Misc. Theatre Material, 1988-1994
33 Medieval Feast, 1988
34 Terra Nova, 3/1-4/1989
35 Divorce Play, 3/1989
36 Shivaree, 4/13-15, 20-22/1989
37 Paint Your Wagon, 4/20-23/1989
38 A Lovely Light, 4/20-23/1989
39 The Unseen Hand - Spokane Benefit, 6/2-3/1989
40 Angry Housewives, 6/29-30, 7/1,6-8/1989
41 Arsenic and Old Lace, 7/13-15, 20-22/1989
42 Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 10/5-7, 12-14/1989
43 Dreams, 11/30, 12/2, 7-9/1989
44 Summer Challenge, 1989
45 Edinburgh, Scotland Festival-Spokane Benefit, 1989
46 Visual Performing and Literary Arts Committee, 1990
47 Creative Drama Class, 1990
48 End of the World, 2/22-24, 3/1-3/1990
49 Helping of Health, 3/1990
50 Pinocchio, 1990
51 Morning’s at Seven, 4/12-14, 19-21/1990
52 Pippin (Summer Palace), 7/12-14, 19-21/1990
53 Where’s Charley? (Summer Palace), 7/26-28, 8/2-4/1990
54 Kiss Me Kate, 9/6-8/1990
55 Garden of Delights, 10/18-20, 25-27/1990
56 Mixed Nuts, 11/29-30, 12/1, 6-8/1990
57 Medea, 2/21-23, 28, 3/1-2/1991
58 Endgame, 4/4-6, 11-13/1991
59 Tartuffe, 4/11-13, 18-20/1991
60 Someplace Else, 4/19-20/1991
61 Life With Father, 6/26-29, 7/3, 5-6/1991
62 The Foreigner, 7/10-13, 17-20/1991
63 Sexual Perversity in Chicago, 9/25-28/1991
64 The Boys Next Door, 10/3-5, 10-12/1991
65 On the Verge, 11/7-9, 14-16/1991
66 Eros and Psyche, 12/6-7/1991
67 Mikado, 4/9-11/1992
68 Fefu and Friends, 4/9-11, 16-18/1992
69 The Skin of Our Teeth, 6/24-27, 7/1-4/1992
70 The Miss Firecracker Contest, 7/8-11, 15-18/1992
71 Brigadoon, 7/23-25, 29-8/1/1992
72 The Hostage, 10/15-17, 22-24/1992
73 Life Under Water/Orpheus, 12/2-5/1992
74 Historical Masters Degree Material 1992-1997
75 Third Wave, 2/4-7/1993
76 Showcase on the Arts, 2/19/1993
77 Streetcar Named Desire, 2/25-27, 4/4-6/1993
78 The Miracle Worker, 4/14-17/1993
79 God’s Country, 4/15-17, 22-24/1993
80 Steel Magnolias, 6/23-26, 30, 7/1-3/1993
81 Anything Goes, 7/22-24,28-31/1993
82 The Visit, 10/14-16, 21-23/1993
83 Shooting Stars, 12/1-4/1993, 1/8, 14/1994
84 Holy Harlot of Alexandria, 2/24-26, 3/3-5/1994
85 Laughter, Hope, Sock in the Eye, 3/3-5/1994
86 Small Craft Warnings, 4/14-16/1994
87 Mystery of Edwin Drood, 4/14-16, 22-23/1994
88 Bye Bye Birdie, 7/21-23, 27-30/1994
89 Missing Faces, 10/20-22, 27-29/1994
90 Julian, 11/6/1994
91 Holiday Festival, 12/1-3/1994
92 Naga Mandala, 2/16-18, 23-25/1995
93 A Comedy of Errors, 4/6-8, 13-15/1995
94 The King and I, 9/8-9/1995
95 Fool for Love, 10/5-7, 12-14/1995
96 The Tempest, 11/30-12/2, 7-9/1995
97 Peter and the Wolf, 2/2-3/1996
98 Spirit of Golem, 3/7-9/1996
99 Guys and Dolls, 4/18-20, 26-27/1996
100 Moonnot August, 4/18-20/1996
101 Picnic, 10/3-5, 10-12/1996
102 WYSIWYG, 11/14-16, 12/5-7/1996
103 Summer Palace Season Programs, 1996-2000
2 104 The Women Who Turned to Soap, 2/20-22, 27/1997
105 Talley’s Folly, 4/9-12/1997
106 Grapes of Wrath, 4/10-12, 17/19/1997
107 Season Program and Faculty/Staff Photos, 1997-1998
108 Summer Palace Headshots, 1997
109 A Doll House, 10/9-11, 16-18/1997
110 Of Mice and Men, 11/13-15, 12/4-6/1997
111 Othello, 2/11-14/1998
112 Prometheus the Unrepentant, 2/26-28, 3/5-7/1998
113 Night of the Iguana, 4/9-11, 16-18/1998
114 Season Program, 1998-1999
115 Everyman, 11/12-14, 12/3-5/1998
116 Getting Out, 10/8-10, 15-17/1998
117 Sweeney Todd, 4/8-10, 15-18/1999
118 Season Program, 1999-2000
119 RUR 2000, 10/28-30, 11/4-6/1999
120 Stage One, 11/10-13/1999
121 For Colored Girls, 2/10-12/2000
122 The Good Doctor, 4/6-8, 13-15/2000
123 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 4/12-15/2000
124 Dance Recitals, 2000-2001
125 Season Program, 2000-2001
126 Godspell, 9/9-10/2000
127 Stage One, 10/18-21/2000
128 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 11/30-12/2, 7-9/2000
129 The colored Museum, 2/8-10/2001
130 Performing Arts Gala, 3/28/2001
131 Scapin, 4/18-21/2001
132 The Secret Garden, 4/12-14, 19-21/2001
133 Stage One, 9/26-29/2001
134 Macbeth, 11/29,30, 12/1, 6-8/2001
135 A Raisin in the Sun, 2/13-16/2002
136 Dancing at Lughnasa, 4/11-13, 18-20/2002
137 A Flea in her Ear, 11/7-9, 14-16/2002
138 Stage One, 10/23-26/2002
139 Johnny B. Goode, 2/12-15/2003
140 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, 4/10-13, 17-19/2003
141 Just Dance, 4/23/2003
142 Stage One, 10/15-18/2003
143 Equus, 11/6-8, 13-15/2003
144 Dance Carnival, 12/5-6/2003
145 Six Degrees of Separation, 2/11-14/2004
146 Taming of the Shrew, 4/8-10, 15-17/2004
147 Dance and all its Colours, 4/23-24/2004
148 Crimes of the Heart, 10/7-9, 14-16/2004, 2/5/2005
149 Dance For My Father, 10/29-30/2004
150 Stage One, 11/10-13/2004
151 Death and the King’s Horsemen, 2/3-6, 10/12/2005
152 Tales of the Lost Formicans, 4/7-9, 14-16/2005
153 A Dance Extravaganza, 4/22-23/2005
154 Stage One, 10/5-8/2005
155 Romeo and Juliet, 10/27-29, 11/3-5/2005
156 Silhouettes, 12/2-3/2005
157 Dragonwings, 2/8-11/2006
158 The Elephant Man, 4/6-8, 13-15/2006
159 Viva La Dance, 4/21-22/2006
160 Stage One, 10/4-7/2006
161 A Lie of the Mind, 10/12-14, 19-21/2006
162 Metamorphoses, 12/1-2/2006
163 The Golden Age, 2/8-10, 15-17/2007
164 The Miss Firecracker Contest, 4/5-7, 12-14/2007
165 DancEmotion, 4/20-21/2007
166 Stage One, 10/3-7/2007
167 The Andronicus, 10/25-27, 31, 11/1-3/2007
168 Awakenings, 11/30, 12/1/2007
169 The Exonerated, 2/7-9, 14-16/2008
170 Passion, 4/3-5, 10-11/2008
171 Let the Good Times Roll, 4/18-19/2008
172 Stage One, 10/2-4, 9-11/2008
173 Hedda Gabler, 10/23-25,30-31, 11/1/2008
174 Transitions, 12/13/2008
175 Raised in Captivity, 1/29-31, 2/5-7/2009
176 Melancholy Play, 4/1-5/2009
177 The Heidi Chronicles, 4/2-4, 9-11/2009
178 Dance in Concert, 5/1-2/2009
179 Stage One, 10/7-10/2009
180 Dracula, 10/22-24, 29-31/2009
182 Just Move, 11/14-15/2009
183 Glass Menagerie, 1/28-30, 2/4-6/2010
184 End Days, 4/8-9, 15-17/2010
185 Barefoot in the Park, 4/8-10/2010
186 United We Dance, 4/24-25/2010
187 Stage One, 10/14-17/2010
188 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 10/28-30, 11/4-6/2010
189 Play it Again, Sam, 1/27-29, 2/3-5/2011
190 The Shape of Things, 4/7-9, 14-16/2011
191 The Laramie Project, 4/7-11, 14-16/2011
192 Articles about Program Cancellation, May 2009-April 2010