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Inventory of the Joseph Tomes Papers
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  • Creator: Tomes, Joseph, 1912-1998
    Title: Joseph Tomes Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1990
    Extent: 0.9 linear feet
    Abstract: Joseph Tomes was a founding member of the Fresno Community Theater in Fresno, California. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, programs, and memorabilia, many of which are related to Fresno Community Theater productions. Also included are short letters from theatrical personalities including Helen Hayes, Lynn Fontanne, Laurence Olivier, John Barrymore, and James Mason.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-066
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Joseph Tomes, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, graduated from Butler University. He apprenticed as an actor at the Pasadena Community Playhouse and performed in Laurence Oliver's production of Romeo and Juliet. Tomes was a founding member of the Fresno Community Theater in Fresno, California, in 1955.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains correspondence, photographs, programs, and memorabilia, many of which are related to Fresno Community Theater productions. Also included are short letters from theatrical personalities including Helen Hayes, Lynn Fontanne, Laurence Olivier, John Barrymore, and James Mason.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writings by Tomes, 3. Printed Materials, 4. Memorabilia, 5. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Tomes, Joseph, 1912-1998--Archives
    Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989--Correspondence
    Fresno Community Theater
    Community theater--California--Fresno

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Joseph Tomes.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Tomes Papers, D-066, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.