Guide to the Theatre Records 1966-1981
Archives 209

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. University Theatre.
Title
Theatre Records
ID
Archives 209
Date [inclusive]
1966-1981
Extent
2 boxes
Extent
1.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
Collection materials are in English.
Abstract
Records of University Theatre consist of chiefly of publicity materials related to specific dramatic productions, such as advertisements, newsclips, news releases, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

[Item description] Theatre Records, 1966-1981 (Archives 209)

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

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Biography/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 Theater 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 was active from 1976 to 2001.

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Scope and Content

Records of University Theatre consist of chiefly of publicity materials related to specific dramatic productions, such as advertisements, newsclips, news releases, and photographs. Some memoranda and other office materials are included.

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Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series that were found within the papers as received by the Libraries - Drama and Management. The Drama files have been ordered alphabetically by the names of the productions. The Management files (which do contain materials similar to those in the Drama series), are presented as an alphabetical subject file. In both cases the alphabetization was added at the Libraries; originally no specific order was used.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc/

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA

509-335-6691

mascref@wsu.edu

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Records of the Washington State University Theatre, 1966-1981, were accessioned by the University Libraries in 1985 (UA85-43).

Processing Information

This collection was processed in the summer of 1989 by Ling Jinqi.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Addition Theatre Records can be found in the following collections in MASC:

Theatre records, 1925-1965 (Archives 42)

Theatre records, 1965-1978 (Archives 105)

Theatre records, 1979-1986 (Archives 251)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. University Theatre--Records and correspondence.
  • Washington State University. Department of Speech. University Theatre.
  • Washington State University. Department of Speech. University Theatre--Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Drama 

box folder

The Adding Machine; Jan. 14-17, 1981 

1 1

Adaptation and Line: Stage II; Apr. 17-21, 1979 

1 2

Alaska Yukon Follies; 1979 

1 3

Albert Herring (Joint Production with Music); Jan. 18 and 20, 1979 

1 4

Anastasia (Palace); July 11-14, 31; Aug. 1, 1978 

1 5

The Banker's Daughter; 1969 

1 6

Babes in Arms; July 30-31; Aug. 1-2, 1978 

1 7

Bertha, The Sewing Machine Girl; 1969 

1 8

Catch-22; May 20-23, 1980-81 

1 9

Come Blow Your Horn; July 9-12; Aug. 7-8, 1980 

1 10

Count Dracula; Oct. 31; Nov. 1-3, 8-10, 1979 

1 11

The Count of Monte Cristo; 1967 

1 12

The Crucible; Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 1979 

1 13

David and Lisa; Nov. 7-10, 1979 

1 14

Death of a Salesman; Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 1900 

1 15

Diamond Studs; Apr. 30; May 1-2, 1979 

1 16

The Drunkard; 1969 

1 17

East Lynne; Summer, 1966 

1 18

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds; Nov. 6-8, 13-15, 1980-81 

1 19

George Washington Slept Here; July 29; Aug. 1, 9-10, 1981 

1 20

Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta; Apr. 29-30; May 1-2, 1980-81 

1 21

Hamlet; Mar. 13-15, 20-22, 1979 

1 22

Happy Birthday; Stage II; Apr. 15-19, 1980 

1 23

Harvey; July 16-19; Aug. 5-6, 1968 

1 24

Hazel Kirke (Lloyd Busch); Sept. 1968 

1 25

Heaven Can Wait; Apr. 23-25; May 1-2, 1980-81 

1 26

Kennedy's Children (Regular Series); Feb. 22-24; Mar. 1-3, 1979 

1 27

Kiss and Tell (Regular Series); May 3-6, 1979 

1 28

Lady Audley's Secret (Thomas C. Nash); Sept. 1968 

1 29

Madmen and Specialists: Stage II; Feb. 20-23, 1980 

1 30

Miles Gloriosus; Dec. 12-13, 1980 

1 31

Miracle Worker; July 19-23, 1978 

1 32

Morca: Flamenco in Concert; 1979 

1 33

My Partner; 1966 

1 34

My Three Angels; July 23-26; Aug. 3-4, 1980 

1 35

Noah: Stage II; Jan. 17-20, 1979 

1 36

The Octoroon; 1967 

1 37

The Odd Couple: Stage II; Apr. 26-28, 1979 

1 38

Once Upon a Mattress (Joint Production of Music); May 1979 

1 39

Our American Cousin; 1976 

1 40

Pippin; Feb. 19-21, 26-28, 1981 

1 41

Play It Again, Sam: Stage II; May 22-27, 1979 

1 42

The Rainmaker; July 15-18; Aug. 13-14, 1981 

1 43

The Rainmaker, Wait Until Dark, George Washington Slept Here, Something's Afoot; Summer, 1981 

1 44

Richard III (Hyle Schwarz); Sept. 1968 

1 45

Rip Van Winkle; Sept.1968 

1 46

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Mar. 12-24, 19-21, 1980-81 

1 47

School for Wives; 1979-80 

1 48

The Sea Horse; Oct. 23-25, 1980 

1 49

The Serpent; May 21-24, 1980 

1 50

Shadow Box (Regular Series); Mar. 15-17, 22-24, 1979 

1 51

The Shaughran (Dan Anderson); Summer, 1980 

1 52

Shop Pictures; 1979 

1 53

Something's Afoot; Aug. 5-8, 1978 

1 54

Step on a Crack; May 21-23, 1987 

1 55

Story Theatre; July 12-16, 1978 

1 56

Street Scene (Kurt Weill); Apr. 24-26; May 1-3, 1980 

1 57

Susan Zeder; 1981 

1 58

Ten Nights in a BarRoom; 1966 

1 59

Tobacco Road; n.d. 

1 60

A Toby Show; Jan. 17-19, 1979 

1 61

The Two Orphans (Rod Molzahn); Summer, 1970 

1 62

Two by the Bard; July 26-30, 1978 

1 63

Veronica's Room: Stage II; Mar. 1-3, 1979 

1 64

Wail Until Dark; July 22-26; Aug. 11-12, 1981 

1 65

Wasps: Stage II; May 14-17, 1980 

1 66

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown: Stage II; Feb. 22-24, 1979 

1 67

You Can't Take It with You; July 5-9, 1978 

1 68

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Series 2: Theater Management 

box folder

The Comedians, 1981 

2 69

The Comedians: Mailings, 1981 

2 70

The Comedians: Tour Schedule, 1981 

2 71

The Comedians: Income, 1980 

2 72

Creative Dramatics: Waiver and Release, 1979-81 

2 73

General Publicity, 1980-81 

2 74

Lodging, 1980 

2 75

National Endowment for the Arts, n.d. 

2 76

Palace-- Audition information, 1981 

2 77

Palace-- Proof Sheets and Pub Shots, n.d. 

2 78

Production Expenses, 1980 

2 79

Publicity Forms (Sumer Palace), 1981 

2 80

Reel Theatre, 1979-81 

2 81

Registration, 1981 

2 82

Scheduling, 1981 

2 83

Season: General, 1980-81 

2 84

Summaries: Ticket Sales and Attendance Forms, n.d. 

2 85

Summer Palace, 1980 

2 86

Summer Palace (Company), 1981 

2 87

Summer Palace (Contracts), 1981 

2 88

Summer Palace (General), 1980-81 

2 89

Summer Palace (Information), 1978 

2 90

Summer Palace (Mini Season), 1980 

2 91

Summer Palace: Players and Publicity, 1978 

2 92

Summer Palace: The School for Wives, July 18-21; Aug. 2-3, 1979 

2 93

Summer Palace: Witness for the Prosecution (WSU), 1979 

2 94

Summer Palace (WSU), 1979 

2 95

Transparencies and Art Work, 1977 

2 96

WSU Theatre-Drama News Clippings, 1979-80 

2 97

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