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Guide to the San José State University Theater Arts Collection
MSS-2009-09-01  
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Series I:   Speech & Drama Department Production Materials 1937-1988 (bulk 1950-1955)

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document stage plays arranged and presented by the Speech and Drama Department produced over a fifty-year time period. The files consist primarily of theater programs and photographs, but also include select musical scores and scripts for the San José Spartan Revelries, as well as several newsletters and festivity announcement fliers. Researchers interested in stage productions of the Speech and Drama Department will find in this series a wealth of information about the plays, actors, productions, and main stage settings. Of special value are the high-quality photographs documenting the productions, which beautifully enhance the printed materials.

Arrangement

The majority of the materials in this series are arranged chronologically by year.
Box 1

Theater Programs & Photographs 1938-1964 and undated

Box 2

Theater Programs, Fliers, Mailers & Photographs 1937-1988 and undated

 

Series II:  National & International Theater Production Materials 1900-1969 (bulk 1950-1957)

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series consist of national and international theater programs (1900-1969), souvenir ballet programs for the American Ballet, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Original Ballet Russe, and Sadler's Wells Ballet (1936-1952 bulk); and several issues of the San Francisco Curtain Call Magazine (1965-1967) and the Performing Arts Magazine (1967-1969).
Theater and ballet aficionados will find this series a valuable discovery. The theater programs include productions with stars such as Audrey Hepburn, the souvenir ballet programs include autographed copies, and the theater magazines provide detailed insight into the theater scene of the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s.

Arrangement

The majority of the materials in this series are undated.
Box 3

Theater & Ballet Programs & Magazines 1900-1969

Box 4

Souvenir Ballet Programs & Theater Programs 1936-1961