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Stanford University, Department of Drama, Records
SC0690  
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Provenance
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: Undetermined
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Stanford University, Department of Drama, records
    creator: Stanford University. Department of Drama
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0690
    Physical Description: 13 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1995
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: This collection includes production books from various plays put on by the department and one box of miscellaneous records including course bulletins, syllabi, departmental pamphlets, and "A Report on the Activities of the Department of Speech and Drama and the Stanford Players, 1939-42." Accession ARCH-2012-078 contains production programs, set designs, water colors, photographs, and copies of purchase orders relating to production.
    Physical Description: Accession ARCH-2012-078: Materials are extremely fragile, as they were stored in steam tunnels beneath Memorial Hall for over 60 years.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The records were received by the Stanford University Archives via administrative transfers from the Department of Drama.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Stanford University, Department of Drama, Records (SC0690). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Provenance

    Accession ARCH-2012-078: Contractors working in Memorial Hall in 2012 found two boxes of records in an unused steam tunnel under the building. These boxes were labeled “Stanford Players 1937 to 1948” and had clearly been stored there since 1948, or very soon thereafter. The two boxes were in poor condition at the time of discovery. Upon transfer to the Stanford University Archives in 2012, they were immediately sent to conservation, where they were frozen to arrest any further deterioration.

    Description of the Collection

    The collection includes production books from various plays put on by the department and one box of miscellaneous records including course bulletins, syllabi, departmental pamphlets, and "A Report on the Activities of the Department of Speech and Drama and the Stanford Players, 1939-42."
    Accession ARCH-2012-078 contains production programs, set designs, water colors, photographs, and copies of purchase orders relating to production.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College and school drama
    Stanford University. Department of Drama
    Stanford University. Department of Speech and Drama
    Stanford University. Department of Drama
    Stanford Players.