Guide to the Washington State University Publications: Theatre Posters 1957-2012
WSU 112

Summary Information

Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Title
Washington State University Publications: Theatre Posters
ID
WSU 112
Date [inclusive]
1957-2012
Extent
3 linear feet of shelf space 3 oversized drawers
Language
Collection materials are in English.
Abstract
Posters advertising theatrical performances at Washington State University, also as Washington State College, dating from 1957 to 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Washington State University Publications: Theater Posters (WSU 112)

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 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.

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Scope and Content

The collections contains theatrical posters advertising theater events at Washington State University. Most of the performances are by the WSU theatre program, or by affiliated departments (speech, music). The collection is far from complete. Most of the posters were created by students.

Most of the posters were used for display before coming to the Archives, and may have pinholes, tape remnants, lamination, or other forms of defacement.

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Arrangement

The materials are broken into three series. The first set of materials are laminated posters, retained separately from others because they often have remnants of tape or other adhesives which had been used to attach them to walls, and which would damage the unlaminated materials. Series two is unlaminated posters of performances. In both cases, posters are arranged chronologically by performance dates. The third series is a set of unlaminated posters originating in specific annual events. It has two main subseries, Summer Palace and Stage One. Again, posters are arranged chronologically within these subseries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2018

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

The “WSU Publications” collections are an accumulation of materials transferred to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on a nearly daily basis. Some items are transferred directly by the University’s printing department. Many other materials have been forwarded by the Library’s serials cataloging unit. Other items come directly from university departments, and a significant number of publications have been donated by individuals. Most materials in it have no accession records.

Processing Information

The "WSU Publications" collection is an effort to amass significant or representative publications of the University. The effort began in 1955. Until 1977, the publications were managed as part of the university archives. In that year, office records were separated from the publications in order to follow the spirit of the Washington State public records laws. The separation was all but complete; nonetheless, small quantities of non-published materials, records, remain among the WSU Publications. In 1970-1975, Library employees prepared a library card catalog for the WSU Publications collection. That catalog was transcribed and adapted by Tyler Evans and Jeff Zundel in 2005-2006. This particular series was processed in January of 2012 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. University Theatre.
  • Washington State University. Department of Speech. University Theatre.

Subject(s)

  • Theatrical Posters, American
  • Theater--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Performing Arts

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Laminated posters, 1957- 

folder

She Stoops to Conquer, 1957 

1

Penny Wise, 1963 

1

Amphitryon 38, 1964 

1

West Side Story, 1965 

1

Afoot and Lighthearted, 1966 

1

Guys and Dolls, 1966 

1

The Contrast, 1968 

1

Silent Night, Lonely Night, 1968 

1

Little Mary Sunshine, 1969 

1

Black Comedy, 1969 

1

Three by Kopit, 1970 

1

Summertree, 1970 

1

Androcles and the Lion, 1971 

1

The Importance of Being Earnest / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1971 

1

Season Calendar, 1971-1972 

1

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 1971 

1

Plaza Suite, 1972 

1

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 1972 

1

Peter Pan, 1974 

1

Exyt the King, 1974 

1

The Little Foxes, 1975 

1

The Boys in the Band, 1975 

1

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, 1975 

1

A Delicate Balance, 1975 

1

I Never Sang for My Father, 1975 

1

Purlie Victorious, 1975 

1

A Thurber Carnival, 1976 

1

The House of Bernarda Alba, 1976 

1

The Ballard of Baby Doe, 1976 

1

Fiddler on the Roof, 1976 

1

The House of Blue Leaves, 1976 

1

The Iceman Cometh, 1976 

1

Trudi and the Minstrel, 1977 

1

Born Yesterday, 1977 

1

The Frog Prince, 1977 

1

A Doll's House, 1977 

1

And Miss Reardan Drinks a LittleThe Private Ear / The Public Eye, 1977 

1

Light Up the Sky, 1977 

1

The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria, 1978 

1

Macbeth, 1978 

1

Vanities, 1978 

1

A Shot in the Dark, 1978 

1

Equus, 1978 

1

Arms and the Man, 1978 

1

Tobacco Road, 1978 

1

Once Upon a Mattress, 1979 

1

Kennedy's Children, 1979 

1

Veronica's Room, 1979 

1

Kiss and Tell, 1979 

1

Line / Adaptation, 1979 

1

Noah, 1979 

1

The Shadow Box, 1979 

1

The Crucible, 1979 

1

David and Lisa, 1979 

1

The Serpent, 1980 

1

Madmen and Specialists, 1980 

1

The Sea Horse, 1980 

1

The Effects of Gama Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, 1980 

1

Miles Gloriosus, 1980 

1

Happy Birthday Wanda June, 1980 

1

Death of a Salesman, 1980 

1

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 1981 

2

Pippin, 1981 

2

Heaven Can Wait, 1981 

2

Lion in Winter, 1981 

2

Two by Two, 1982 

2

Mary Stuart, 1982 

2

Oliver, 1982 

2

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, 1982 

2

Diary of Discovery, 1983 

2

She Stoops to Conquer, 1983 

2

The Glass Menagerie, 1984 

2

Summer Palace Calendar, 1984 

2

Frankenstein, 1984 

2

West Side Story, 1984 

2

Crimes of the Heart, 1985 

2

Fool for Love, 1985 

2

The Chisholm Trail Went Through Here, 1985 

2

Ubu the King, undated (mid 1980s) 

2

Garden of Delights, 1990 

2

Pinocchio, 1990 

2

The Great Cross Country Race, 1991 

2

Endgame, 1991 

2

Someplace Else, 1991 

2

Eros and Psyche, 1991 

2

The Third Wave, 1993 

2

Laughter, Hope, and a Sock in the Eye, 1993 

2

Take My Life, Please, 1993 

2

The Miracle Worker, 1993 

2

The Visit, 1993 

2

Peter and the Wolf, 1994 

2

The Holy Harlot of Alexandria, 1994 

2

Wet Sandcastle, 1994 

2

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1994 

2

Small Craft Warnings, 1994 

2

A Christmas Carol, 1994 

2

Proud Moments, 1997 

2

Getting Out, 1998 

2

Othello, 1998 

2

Seeing the Obvious, 1999 

2

Nuthouse, 1999 

2

10 Minute Play Festival, 1999 

2

A True Promise, 2000 

2

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 2000 

2

Stage One, 2000 

2

Broadway Bound, 2000 

2

One Act Play Festival, 2000 

2

Deconstructing Eve, 2001 

2

The Colored Museum, 2001 

2

The Secret Garden, 2001 

2

Scapin, 2001 

2

Company, 2001 

2

10 Minute and One-Act Play Festival, 2001 

2

Ten Minute Play Festival, 2001 

2

Stage One, 2001 

2

Wadleigh Fest 10-Minute Plays, early 2000s 

2

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Series 2: Unlaminated posters, 1921-2012 

folder

Nothing But the Truth, 1921 

3

Tillie, 1922 

3

Susannah, 1950 

3

Mary Tiffany in her "Original Dance Sketches," 1950 

3

The Subject was Roses, 1965 

3

Lady Audley's Secret, 1968 

3

Oedipus Rex, 1968 

3

110 in the Shade, 1969 

3

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1970 

3

Come Summer, 1970 

3

Tartuffe, 1970 

3

Istvan Nadas' Beethoven sonatas, 1970 

3

Murray Louis Dance Company, 1971 

3

The Good Woman of Setzuan, 1970 

3

Reynard the Fox, 1971 

3

Paul Sill's Story Theatre, 1975 

3

We Have Always Lived in the Castle / The Boy Friend, 1975 

3

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1976 

3

Scapino, 1977 

3

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1977 

3

Macbeth, 1978 

3

Man of La Mancha / Two by the Bard, 1978 

3

The Sandbox, 1979 

3

The Story of the Man who Turned into a Dog, 1979 

3

The Homecoming, 1983 

3

The Fantasticks, 1984 

3

Three Play for Mother, 1984 

3

The Importance of Being Earnest, 1985 

3

The Real Thing, 1986 

3

The Sound of Music, 1986 

3

Rashomon, 1986 

3

Redneck Girl, 1986 

3

Footlight Frenzy, 1987 

3

Romeo and Juliet, 1987 

3

I Never Saw Another Butterfly, 1987 

3

To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, 1987 

3

The Best in the Northwest, 1988 

3

Strange Snow, 1988 

3

The Three Sisters, 1988 

3

The Unseen Hand, 1988 

3

Dark of the Moon, 1988 

3

Terra Nova, 1989 

3

Why Hanna's Skirt Won't Stay Down, 1989 

3

Shivaree, 1989 

3

Paint Your Wagon, 1989 

3

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 1989 

3

Dreamers, 1989 

3

Performing Arts Centennial Gala, 1990 

3

Morning's at Seven, 1990 

3

Mixed Nuts, 1990 

3

Medea, 1991 

3

End of the World, 1991 

3

Can the Boys Next Door Make Sense of the "Normal" World?, 1991 

3

On the Verge, 1991 

3

Tartuffe, 1991 

3

The Mikado, 1992 

3

Showcase on the Arts Gala, 1993 

3

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1993 

3

God’s Country, 1993 

3

Shooting Stars, 1993 

3

Bye Bye Birdie, 1994 

3

Missing Faces, 1994 

3

The Comedy of Errors, 1995 

3

Fool for Love, 1995 

3

The Tempest, 1995 

3

Guys and Dolls, 1996 

3

Moonnot August, 1996 

3

Picnic, 1996 

3

WYSIWYG, 1996 

3

The Grapes of Wrath, 1997 

3

Season Calendar, 1997-1998 

3

A Doll's House, 1997 

3

Of Mice and Men, 1997 

3

The Night of the Iguana, 1998 

3

Grapes!, 1998 

3

Season Calendar, 1998-1999 

3

Everyman, 1998 

3

Sweeney Todd, 1999 

3

RUR 2000, 1999 

3

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, 2000 

3

The Good Doctor, 2000 

3

Charlotte's Web, 2000 

3

Tintypes, 2000 

3

Godspell, 2000 

3

Macbeth, 2001 

3

Dancing at Lughnasa, 2002 

3

A Flea in her Ear, 2002 

3

Johnnie B. Goode, 2003 

3

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, 2003 

3

Equus, 2003 

3

Six Degrees of Separation, 2004 

3

The Taming of the Shrew, 2004 

3

Dance For My Father, 2004 

3

Death and the King's Horseman, 2005 

3

Tales of the Lost Formicans, 2005 

3

Crimes of the Heart, 2005 

3

Romeo and Juliet, 2005 

3

Dragonwings, 2006 

3

The Elephant Man, 2006 

3

Viva La Danse, 2006 

3

A Lie of the Mind, 2006 

3

Metamorphoses, 2006 

3

The Golden Age, 2007 

3

The Miss Firecracker Contest, 2007 

3

DancEmotion, 2007 

3

Enduring Spirit, 2007 

3

Titus Andronicus, 2007 

3

The Exonerated, 2008 

3

Passion, 2008 

3

Sylvia, 2008 

3

Let the Good Times Roll, 2008 

3

Transitions, 2008 

3

Raised in Captivity, 2009 

3

The Heidi Chronicles, 2009 

3

Dance in Concert, 2009 

3

Dracula, 2009 

3

Just Move!, 2009 

3

The Glass Menagerie, 2010 

3

Dance for Haiti, 2010 

3

End Days, 2010 

3

Barefoot in the Park, 2010 

3

United We Dance, 2010 

3

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 2010 

3

Play it Again, Sam, 2011 

3

The Shape of Things, 2011 

3

The Laramie Project, 2011 

3

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2012 

3

10 Minute Play Festival, early 2000s 

3

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Series 3: Unlaminated posters, performance series, 1969-2000s 

folder

Crimson Company (3 posters), undated 

4

Subseries 3.1: Summer Palace, 1969-1999 

folder

1969 

4

1970 (3 different posters)  

4

1971 

4

1974 

4

1975 

4

1981 

4

1986 

4

1988 

4

1990 

4

1991 

4

1992 

4

1993 

4

1994 

4

1995 

4

1997 

4

1999 

4

Subseries 3.2: Stage One (note: 2001 & 2001 posters are in the laminated materials)  

folder

1999 

4

2002 

4

2003 

4

2004 

4

2005 

4

2006 

4

2007 

4

2008 

4

2009 

4

2010 

4

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