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Inventory of the Joseph Tomes Papers
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Series 1. Correspondence 1933-1977

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
Additional correspondence concerning the opening of the Fresno Community Theater in 1955 can be found in the scrapbook in Series 4: Memorabilia.
 

Series 1.1 Outgoing 1964-1977

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters written by Tomes.
Box 1:1

Driggs, Golden 1964 January 16

Box 1:2

Sacramento Civic Theater 1968 January 22

Box 1:3

, Eleanor 1977 January 12

 

Series 1.2 Incoming 1933-1977

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and telegrams written to Tomes. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:4

Allan, Gillian 1966 November 4

Physical Description: 1 telegram
Box 1:5

Allan, Gillian undated

Box 1:6

Anderson, Warner undated

Box 1:7

Barrymore, John 1933 April 17

Box 1:8

Cohen, Max 1966 November 7

Box 1:9

Driggs, Golden 1964 January 7

Box 1:10

Eaton, Edwin M. 1963 December 9

Box 1:11

Edmonds, Myrtle 1963 December 10

Box 1:12

Fontane, Lynn 1942 June 25

Box 1:13

Fosse, Sally 1963 December 10

Box 1:14

Hayes, Helen 1938 June 9

Box 1:15

Hayes, Helen 1938 September 10

Box 1:16

Mason, James 1949 September 1

Box 1:17

Mason, James 1956 April 18

Box 1:18

Olivier, Laurence 1944-1945

Physical Description: 2 telegrams
Box 1:19

Olivier, Laurence 1946 May 25

Box 1:20

Olivier, Laurence 1946 November 4

Box 1:21

Olivier, Laurence 1947 July 18

Box 1:22

Olivier, Laurence 1947 December 11

Box 1:23

Olivier, Laurence 1950 August 25

Box 1:24

Olivier, Laurence 1955 May 10

Box 1:25

Olivier, Laurence 1970 May 30

Box 1:26

Olivier, Laurence 1969 March 26

Box 1:27

Olivier, Laurence 1974 November 5

Box 1:28

Olivier, Laurence 1977 May 18

Box 1:29

Quinn, Frances 1967 April 14

Physical Description: 1 telegram
Box 1:30

Rafferty, Kathryn 1963 December 11

Box 1:31

Sacramento Civic Theater 1967-1968

Box 1:32

Shannon, Abby 1963 December 9

Box 1:33

Welford, Dorothy 1970 September 8

Box 1:34

Wills, Ted C. 1963 December 10

Box 1:35

Woolf, Virginia 1966 November 4

Physical Description: 1 telegram
Box 1:36

Unidentified 1966

Physical Description: 2 telegrams
 

Series 1.3 Third Party 1963

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:37

Hannah, J.L. to KMJ-TV 1963 December 13

 

Series 2. Writings by Tomes 1940-1963

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1:38

Diary entry 1940 April 8

Box 1:39

Eulogy given at Mayor Arthur L. Selland's funeral 1963 December

 

Series 3. Printed Material 1928-1990

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: Clippings, Pamphlets, and Programs and Promotional Materials.
 

Subseries 3.1 Clippings 1966-1990

Box 1:40

Olivier, Laurence 1967-1990

Box 1:41

Sacramento Civic Theater 1966-1977

 

Series 3.2 Pamphlets 1938

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains two pamphlets written by Charles F. Prickett.
Box 1:42

Aids for the Formation and Management of Little Theatres by Charles F. Prickett undated

Box 1:42

Pitfalls of Little Theatre Management by Charles F. Prickett 1938 May

 

Subseries 3.3 Programs and Promotional Material 1928-1977

Scope and Content Note

Contains theater programs from various performances. Many have autographs of actors who performed in the play.
Box 1:43

Eaglet Theater 1966-1968

Box 1:44

Fresno Community Theater 1955-1977

Box 1:45

Fresno Community Theater, promotional materials 1961-1969

Box 1:46

The Kingdom of God 1930

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by Ethel Barrymore.
Box 1:47

Lincoln Portrait 1955

Box 1:48

Merchant of Venice 1928

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by Robert Mantell, Genevieve Hamper, and John Alexander.
Box 1:49

Merchant of Venice 1929

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by George Arliss and Freida Inescort.
Box 1:50

Papa Juan 1930

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by Otis Skinner.
Box 1:51

Romeo and Juliet 1940

Box 1:52

Sherlock Holmes 1930

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by William Gillette.
Box 1:53

Smiling Faces 1932

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by Fred Stone and Paula Stone.
Box 1:54

Strictly Dishonorable 1929

Scope and Content Note

Autographed by Margaret Perry.
Box 2:1

Various 1934-1973

 

Series 4. Memorabilia 1929-1969

Scope and Content Note

Contains autographs, plaque, and a scrapbook, among other items.
Box 2:2

Autographs 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Autographs of E.H. Sothern, Raymond Huntley, Tom Skeyhill, and William Gillette.
Box 2:3

Birthright by Stephen Lord, script 1964 November 13

Box 2:4

Christmas cards from Laurence Olivier 1953-1955

Box 2:5

By-laws of Fresno Community Theater 1955

Box 2:6

Ephemera from Mayor Selland's funeral 1963

Box 2:7

Medic, All the Lonely Night, script 1955

Box Realia

Plaque inscribed to Joseph Tomes, President, 1955-60, in grateful appreciation for his faithful and outstanding services in the founding and leadership of the Fresno Community Theater undated

Box 2:8

Scrapbook compiled for Fresno Community Theater's first performance, Born Yesterday 1955

Box 2:9

Ticket stubs from the National Theatre at the Old Vic 1969

 

Series 5. Photographs 1944-1961

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the photographs are of performances by the Fresno Community Theater. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 2:10

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0001 Affairs of State, Fresno Community Theater 1956 October

Box 2:11

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0002- Bernardine, Fresno Community Theater 1957 March

Box 2:12-14

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0003-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0005 Born Yesterday, Fresno Community Theater 1955 June

Box 2:15

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0006 The Boy Friend, Fresno Community Theater 1958 September

Box 2:16

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0007 The Bright and Golden Land, the PAF Playhouse undated

Box 2:17-19

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0008-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0010 The Desperate Hours, Fresno Community Theater 1957 April

Box 2:20

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0011 Fields, W.C. undated

Box 2:21-23

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0012-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0014 Gang's All Here, Fresno Community Theater 1961 November

Box 2:24-26

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0015-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0017 Inherit the Wind, Fresno Community Theater 1960 April

Box 2:27-29

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0018-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0020 The Little Foxes, Fresno Community Theater 1956 December

Box 2:30

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0021 Male Animal, Fresno Community Theater 1955 October

Box 2:31

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0022 Man Who Came to Dinner, Sacramento Civic Theater 1944 November

Box 2:32-34

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0023-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0025 Mister Roberts, Fresno Community Theater 1958 May

Box 2:35

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0026 Olivier, Laurence as Othello undated

Box 2:36-38

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0027-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0029 The Potting Shed, Fresno Community Theater 1958 March

Box 2:39-41

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0030-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0032 Reclining Figure, Fresno Community Theater 1956 January

Box 2:42-44

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0033-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0035 Time Limit, Fresno Community Theater 1957 October

Box 2:45

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0036 Tomes, Joseph in Lincoln Portrait 1955 February

Box 2:46-47

UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0037-UCD.PIC.D066.2011.0039 The Vinegar Tree, Fresno Community Theater 1958 January