Theatre Records 1965-1978
Archives 105

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Theatre Records
ID
Archives 105
Date [inclusive]
1965-1978
General Physical Description note
approximate 2870 items  3 linear feet  3 containers
Abstract
In addition to productions performed for a given year, folders may contain such things as: programs, ticket/attendance records, photographs, scenic design, rehearsal schedules, and correspondence.

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Historical Data:

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

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Arrangement note

The records of the University Theatre are divided into two separate series: University Theatre Productions, 1965-1978; and the New Summer Palace Productions, 1969-1978. Series I consists of regular University Theatre productions from January of 1965 through December of 1978, and includes those plays produced by all of the special production units except for Summer Palace. Pullman's New Summer Palace Productions, summer of 1969 through summer of 1978, comprise Series II. Both series are arranged chronologically by date of production, retaining (for the most part) their original order. Each acid-free folder is labeled with the folder number, production name/date, or other heading (publicity, attendence records, etc.) as appropriate. A folder containing undated and/or unreferenced material has been placed at the begining of each series. Other folders containing non-show specific material or information also precede the actual production folders in each series. Folders may contain such things as: programs, ticket/attendance records, photographs, scenic design, rehearsal schedules, and correspondence. Representation of these item catagories is widely varied in any given folder. Some play productions may be missing and neither series should be considered complete.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

University Theatre records were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, by the theatre office in June 1981, in accordance with the approved records schedule (UA 81-16). Five folders of materials (163.1, 165.1-165.2, 174.1, and 179.1) were added to the collection in 2011.

Processing Information note

The records of the University Theatre were processed from December 1982 through February 1983 by Marshall D. Pittenger.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional records of the Theatre Department can be found in Archives 42 (1925-1965), Archives 209 (1966-1981), Archives 251 (1979-1986), and Archives 308 (1980-2011). The Archives also holds separate collections of Theatre posters, photographs, and audio/visual materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Dept. of Speech. University Theatre.
  • Washington State University. University Theatre--Archives
  • Washington State University. University Theatre--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. University Theatre. Summer Palace Productions.
  • Washington State University. University Theatre. Summer Palace--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

 I University Theatre Productions 1965-1978 

Box Folder

Undated, unreferenced, etc. n.d.   11.0 items

1 1

University Theatre: budget summaries 1970-1978   50.0 items

1 2

Greensleeve's Magic Jan. 1965   6.0 items

1 3

Dracula Oct. 1965   6.0 items

1 4

Mr. Roberts Nov. 1965   10.0 items

1 5

The Christmas Nightingale Dec. 1965   24.0 items

1 6

Afoot and Lighthearted Feb. 1966   12.0 items

1 7

Servant of Two Masters March 1966   6.0 items

1 8

Anna Christie March 1966   12.0 items

1 9

Teahouse of the August Moon April/May 1966   4.0 items

1 10

The year 1966-1967   1.0 item

1 11

Many Moons (Studio Theatre) 1966-1967   1.0 item

1 12

East Lynne (Palace Revival) Sept. 1966   5.0 items

1 13

Outward Bound Oct. 1966   10.0 items

1 14

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Nov. 1966   17.0 items

1 15

Guys and Dolls Dec. 1966   5.0 items

1 16

The Caretaker Feb. 1967   25.0 items

1 17

Ring Around the Moon May 1967   27.0 items

1 18

The year 1967-1968   4.0 items

1 19

Malcolm Nov. 1967   8.0 items

1 20

L'il Abner Dec. 1967   35.0 items

1 21

Christmas package Dec. 1967   7.0 items

1 22

Much Ado About Nothing Feb./March 1968   14.0 items

1 23

Oedipus Rex March 1968   3.0 items

1 24

The Contrast May 1968   10.0 items

1 25

The year 1968-1969   4.0 items

1 26

Commedians 1968-1960   7.0 items

1 27

Escurial and Act Without Words Nov. 1968   9.0 items

1 28

Gammer Gurton's Needle Nov. 1968   11.0 items

1 29

Christmas package 1968   0.0 items

1 30

Silent Night, Lonely Night Dec. 1968   9.0 items

1 31

3 One-acts Jan. 1969   8.0 items

1 32

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1of2) Feb./March 1969   13.0 items

1 33

Long Day's Journey Into Night (2of2) Feb./March 1969   1.0 item

1 34

The Chalk Garden (Community Theatre) March(?) 1969   12.0 items

1 35

Little Mary Sunshine March 1969   11.0 items

1 36

The Philadelphia Story May 1969   10.0 items

1 37

The Fantasticks May 1969   1.0 item

1 38

The year 1969-1970   1.0 item

1 39

Under the Gaslight (Palace Revival) Oct. 1969   2.0 items

1 40

Black Comedy Nov. 1969   26.0 items

1 41

110 In the Shade Dec. 1969   50.0 items

1 42

Christmas package 1969   1.0 item

1 43

Androcles and Lion Jan. 1970   5.0 items

1 44

3 by Kopit Jan. 1970   13.0 items

1 45

A Taste of Honey Feb./March 1970   9.0 items

1 46

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? March 1970   23.0 items

1 47

A Moon for Misbegotten (Studio Series) April 1970   12.0 items

1 48

The Good Women of Setzuan May 1970   17.0 items

1 49

Our Empire Standing Up May 1970   2.0 items

1 50

Come Summer May 1970   10.0 items

1 51

The year 1970-1971   10.0 items

1 52

Callboard 1970-1971   50.0 items

1 53

Orphans and Shaughraun (Palace Revivals), Fall 1970   5.0 items

1 54

Lovers (Final Stage) Oct. 1970   3.0 items

1 55

Tartuffe Oct./Nov. 1970   5.0 items

1 56

Tom Paine Nov. 1970   40.0 items

1 57

Christmas package Dec. 1970   2.0 items

1 58

Summertree Dec. 1970   7.0 items

1 59

Reynard the Fox Jan. 1971   3.0 items

1 60

(The) Andersonville Trial Feb. 1971   10.0 items

1 61

The Queen and the Rebels March 1971   17.0 items

1 62

The Importance of Being Earnest April/May 1971   8.0 items

1 63

Land of the Dragon May 1971   19.0 items

1 64

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest May 1971   4.0 items

1 65

Next Time I'll Sing For You Nov. 1971   12.0 items

1 66

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Dec. 1971   18.0 items

1 67

Plaza Suite Jan. 1972   16.0 items

1 68

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Feb. 1972   36.0 items

1 69

The Hobbit March 1972   11.0 items

1 70

Hedda Gabler May 1972   16.0 items

1 71

Scuba Duba May 1972   14.0 items

1 72

Box office 1972-1973   40.0 items

1 73

Peg O' My Heart Oct. 1972   7.0 items

1 74

Summer and Smoke Nov. 1972   9.0 items

1 75

A Midsummer Night's Dream Dec. 1972   43.0 items

1 76

Ice Wolf Jan. 1973   12.0 items

2 77

Dirty Old Man Calm Down Mother Feb. 1973   19.0 items

2 78

The Rivals March 1973   13.0 items

2 79

Endgame April 1973   17.0 items

2 80

The Tavern May 1973   10.0 items

2 81

Joe Egg May 1973   5.0 items

2 82

Quartet May 1973   6.0 items

2 83

Box office 1973-1974   4.0 items

2 84

Ah, Wilderness Nov. 1973   5.0 items

2 85

H.M.S. Pinafore (Palace Revival) Nov. 1973   5.0 items

2 86

Our Town Dec. 1973   9.0 items

2 87

ACTF/NWDC Feb. 1974   15.0 items

2 88

Stop the World I Want To Get Off Feb. 1974   18.0 items

2 89

The Bacchae March 1974   13.0 items

2 90

Peter Pan May 1974   15.0 items

2 91

Exit the King (Final Stage) May 1974   4.0 items

2 92

The Boys in the Band May 1974   15.0 items

2 93

For My People (The Black Ensemble) Oct./Nov. 1974   10.0 items

2 94

The Philanthropist Nov. 1974   14.0 items

2 95

Godspell Dec. 1974   7.0 items

2 96

Winnie-the-Pooh Jan. 1975   1.0 item

2 97

The Little Foxs Feb./March 1975   8.0 items

2 98

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (The Black Ensemble) March 1975   19.0 items

2 99

A Delicate Balance April 1975   11.0 items

2 100

The Imaginary Invalid May 1975   34.0 items

2 101

I Never Sang For My Father May 1975   16.0 items

2 102

We Have Always Lived In the Castle (Palace Revival) Oct. 1975   7.0 items

2 103

The Boy Friend Oct. 1975   7.0 items

2 104

Story Theatre Nov. 1975   28.0 items

2 105

Purlie Victorious (The Black Ensemble) Dec. 1975   47.0 items

2 106

Tingalary Bird Jan. 1976   15.0 items

2 107

A Thurber Carnival Feb. 1976   26.0 items

2 108

The House of Bernarda Alba March 1976   16.0 items

2 109

Trouble In Mind April 1976   13.0 items

2 110

Hot L Baltimore April/May 1976   17.0 items

2 111

The Ballad of Baby Doe April/May 1976   85.0 items

2 112

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof May 1976   3.0 items

2 113

University Theatre publicity 1976-1977   35.0 items

2 114

A Portrait In Trilogy (Stage II) 1976-1977   2.0 items

2 115

Fiddler on the Roof (Palace Revival) Oct. 1976   33.0 items

2 116

The House of Blue Leaves Nov. 1976   22.0 items

2 117

The Iceman Cometh Dec. 1976   24.0 items

2 118

An Evening of One-acts (Stage II) Dec. 1976   5.0 items

2 119

Paperwork and information: American College Theatre Festival, Portland, Oregon Jan 1977   36.0 items

2 120

Trudi and the Minstrel Jan. 1977   24.0 items

2 121

Born Yesterday (Stage II) Feb. 1977   19.0 items

2 122

Scapino March 1977   15.0 items

2 123

Woyzeck (Stage II) April 1977   6.0 items

2 124

Oklahoma! April/May 1977   8.0 items

2 125

Scrap of Paper (Stage II) May 1977   40.0 items

2 126

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (Stage II) May 1977   8.0 items

2 127

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Sept./Oct. 1977   11.0 items

2 128

The Public Eye and The Private Ear Oct. 1977   8.0 items

2 129

A Doll's House Nov. 1977   21.0 items

2 130

Light Up the Sky. Dec. 1977   22.0 items

2 131

The Frog Prince (Stage II) Dec. 1977   8.0 items

2 132

The Architect Emperor of Assyria Jan. 1978   9.0 items

3 133

Vanities (Stage II) Feb. 1978   32.0 items

3 134

MacBeth March 1978   44.0 items

3 135

A Shot In the Dark (Stage II) April 1978   31.0 items

3 136

Picnic April/May 1978   19.0 items

3 137

Cosi Fan Tutti April/May 1978   16.0 items

3 138

Equus (Stage II) May 1978   17.0 items

3 139

Man of La Mancha (Palace Revival) Oct. 1978   16.0 items

3 140

Two by the Bard (Palace Revival) Oct. 1978   8.0 items

3 141

Arms and the Man Nov. 1978   33.0 items

3 142

Tobacco Road Dec. 1978   37.0 items

3 143

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 II Pullman's New Summer Palace productions; 1969-1978 

Subject File 1969-1978 

Box Folder

Summer Palace, undated/unreferenced n.d.   55.0 items

3 144

Attendance records from past years 1969-1978   31.0 items

3 145

Theatre (Summer Palace) promotion...   35.0 items

3 146

General information, history, concepts...   3.0 items

3 147

Casting and program information   39.0 items

3 148

Material concerning "Uncle Tom's Cabin"   17.0 items

3 149

Promotion, dramacard, season   9.0 items

3 150

19th century readings   8.0 items

3 151

19th century acting-manuals, methods   6.0 items

3 152

Scenic (ideas, drawings, etc.)   11.0 items

3 153

Make-up   6.0 items

3 154

Music   6.0 items

3 155

Production File 1969-1978 

Box Folder

Caste, no date   3.0 items

3 156

Gen'l 1969   2.0 items

3 157

1969 Variety Show photos   6.0 items

3 158

Under the Gaslight July-Aug. 1969   29.0 items

3 159

Gen'l 1970   3.0 items

3 160

Horizon 1970   15.0 items

3 161

The Old Homestead 1970   1.0 item

3 162

Ticket-of-Leave-Man 1971   2.0 items

3 163

Our American Cousin / My Partner 1971 

3 163.1

Camille July 1971   6.0 items

3 164

The Rivals 1972   1.0 item

3 165

Box and Cox / Trial By Jury 1972 

3 165.1

Season programs and materials 1972-1973 

3 165.2

Correspondence, current year 1973   5.0 items

3 166

Publicity 1973   13.0 items

3 167

The Bells July-Aug. 1973   12.0 items

3 168

Charley's Aunt June-Aug. 1973   17.0 items

3 169

H.M.S. Pinafore July-Aug. 1973   8.0 items

3 170

The Front Page June-Aug. 1973   6.0 items

3 171

The Man Who Came To Dinner 1974   5.0 items

3 172

Under the Gaslight 1974   40.0 items

3 173

Peg O'My Heart 1974   15.0 items

3 174

Pirates of Penzance 1974 

3 174.1

I Remember Mama July-Aug. 1975   18.0 items

3 175

We Have Always Lived In the Castle July-Aug. 1975   12.0 items

3 176

The Boy Friend July-Aug. 1975   22.0 items

3 177

The Fantasticks July-Aug. 1975   8.0 items

3 178

The Time of Your Life July-Aug. 1975   19.0 items

3 179

Season programs and materials 1975 

3 179.1

Bad Seed July-Aug. 1976   10.0 items

3 180

Spoon River Anthology July-Aug. 1976   27.0 items

3 181

Life With Father July-Aug. 1976   20.0 items

3 182

Godspell July-Aug. 1976   10.0 items

3 183

Fiddler on the Roof July-Aug. 1976   8.0 items

3 184

The Mikado July-Aug. 1977   17.0 items

3 185

The Barretts of Wimpole Street July-Aug. 1977   18.0 items

3 186

Blithe Spirit July-Aug. 1977   16.0 items

3 187

Arsenic and Old Lace July-Aug. 1977   12.0 items

3 188

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum June-Aug. 1977   20.0 items

3 189

Our Town June, Aug. 1977   25.0 items

3 190

H.M.S. Pinafore Aug. 1978   20.0 items

3 191

Man of La Mancha June-July 1978   19.0 items

3 192

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