Finding Aid for the Ruth M. Shaver Collection of Material about the Kabuki Theater, 1953-1971

Processed by K. Lopaty; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ruth M. Shaver Collection of Material about the Kabuki Theater, 1953-1971

Collection number: 1139

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
K. Lopaty, April 1974
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ruth M. Shaver Collection of Material about the Kabuki Theater,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1971
Collection number: 1139
Creator: Shaver, Ruth M.
Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ruth M. Shaver lived in Japan and studied Kabuki for many years. She also published a book on Kabuki titled, Kabuki costume (1966). The collection consists of photographs, clippings, watercolors, sketches, theater programs, sheet music, notebooks, and books related to Kabuki theater in Japan gathered by Shaver.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ruth M. Shaver Collection of Material about the Kabuki Theater (Collection 1139). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976849 

Biography

Shaver lived in Japan and studied Kabuki for many years; Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese dramas incorporating music and dance which is highly stylized with elaborate costumes and scenic effects; Shaver published a books on Kabuki titled, Kabuki costume (1966).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs, clippings, watercolors, sketches, theater programs, sheet music, notebooks, and books related to Kabuki theater in Japan gathered by Shaver.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Shaver, Ruth M.--Archives.
Women authors--Archival resources.
Kabuki--Research.


Container List

 

Programs

Box 1

1. Kabuki Programs. Tokyo, Japan Times. 1967-1971.

Box 1

2. National Theatre of Japan. Tokyo. 1966-1971.

 

Pamphlets

Box 1

Miscellaneous pamphlets on Japan, dance, and drama.

Box 2

Miscellaneous photographs of Kabuki actors.

Box 3

Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings.

Box 3

Miscellaneous theatre programs in English and Japanese.

Box 4

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Box 5

Various photographs, clippings, sketches and watercolors of costumes and accessories for Kabuki actors.

Box 5

Pictures, sketches, watercolors, and dummies of different makeup designs and techniques.

Box 5

Sketches, watercolors, and clippings of stage settings and properties for Kabuki.

Box 5

Sheet music for a Kabuki drama.

Box 6

Manuscript of lectures on Kabuki.

Creator/Collector: Ota-Sensei, Gako
Box 6

Manuscript: Study on Katsura.

Creator/Collector: Matsuda, Seifu
Box 6

Miscellaneous ephemera.

Box 6

Correspondence. ca. 1953-1961.

Box 6

Ephemera on Japanese Theatre: history and seating arrangements.

Box 6

Ephermera on theatre in America.

Box 7

3 scrapbooks on Kabuki Theatre in Japan. ca. 1953-1968.

Box 8

12 books on International theatre, mainly Kabuki.

Box 8

18 notebooks on Kabuki.

Box 8

Bibliography of books on Kabuki.

Box 9

1 scrapbook.

Box 9

25 watercolors, pen and ink sketches, and photographs of costume design for Kabuki.

Box 9

1 needlepoint design of a Kabuki actor.