Guide to the Theatre and Dance Media 1983-2001
Archives 309

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Theatre and Dance Media
ID
Archives 309
Date [inclusive]
1983-2001
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.5 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. The collection consists primarily of videocassette recording of theatrical productions of the department, plus one promotional video and one audio interview.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State University Theatre and Dance Media, 1983-2001 (UA 309)

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.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of videocassette recording of theatrical productions of the WSU Theatre department, plus one promotional video and one audio interview.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged chronologically by year, with productions arranged alphabetically within each year. The three non-videocassette items, two U-Matic tapes and an audio reel-to-reel, can be found at the end of the collection.

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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 are 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 June 8th, 2011 by Jon Carlson of WSU's just-closed Department of Theatre and Dance. The collection was received as accession UA2011-08.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in September of 2011.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Print records from the department are maintained as Archives 42, Archives 105, Archives 209, Archives 251, and Archives 308.

Oversized posters from the department's productions can be found in WSU 112 o.s., the Department of Theatre and Dance Oversized Posters, 1957-2011.

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

Separated Materials note

Also part of the accession were slides from the program; these were processed as Photographs 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

Dark of the Moon, 1983 

1 1

King Lear, 1985 

1 2

Romeo and Juliet, 1987 

1 3

Jesus Christ Superstar (Summer Palace), 1988 

1 4

The Unseen Hand, 1988 

1 5

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (2 tapes), 1989 

1 6-7

Pippin (Summer Palace), 1990 

1 8

The Boys Next Door, 1991 

1 9

Life with Father, 1991 

1 10

Tartuffe, 1991 

1 11

Brigadoon (Summer Palace, 2 tapes), 1992 

1 12-13

Mikado, 1992 

1 14

Anything Goes, 1993 

1 15

The Miracle Worker, 1993 

1 16

Shooting Stars, 1993 

1 17

Streetcar Named Desire (2 tapes), 1993 

1 18-19

The Visit (2 tapes), 1993 

1 20-21

Bye Bye Birdie, 1994 

1 22

A Comedy of Errors, 1995 

1 23

The King and I, 1995 

1 24

Theatre Department recruitment video, ca. 1996 

1 25

Front Page (Summer Palace), 1997 

1 26

Proud Moments, 1997 

1 27

Everyman, 1998 

1 28

Getting Out (2 tapes), 1998 

1 29-30

Charlotte’s Web, 2000 

1 31

Godspell, 2000 

1 32

Tintypes, 2000 

1 33

Driving Miss Daisy (Summer Palace), 2001 

1 34

Macbeth (2 tapes), 2001 

1 35-36

Theatre Graduate students: "Doug and Miki's final plays", undated 

1 37

Waiting for Godot (2 tapes, U-Matic), 1985 

2 38-39

Audio interview with C.B. Jones (reel-to-reel), undated 

2 40