Guide to the Stanford University, Department of Drama, Records

Allen Wilson; & Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
February 2011
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0690
Creator: Stanford University. Dept. of Drama
Title: Stanford University, Department of Drama, records
Dates: 1905-1995
Bulk Dates: 1937-1974
Physical Description: 11.25 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Physical Description: Accession ARCH-2012-078: Materials are extremely fragile, as they were stored in steam tunnels beneath Memorial Hall for over 60 years.
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

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

Custodial History

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.

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.

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.

Access Terms

Stanford Players.
Stanford University--Drama.
Stanford University. Dept. of Drama
Stanford University. Dept. of Speech and Drama.
College and school drama


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 General Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Report on the KPIX (TV) series "People Places Politics"

Box 1, Folder 2

Radio program, "American Town Meeting of the Air" 1943

Box 1, Folder 3

Speech and Drama Department Course Bulletins 1925-1966

Box 1, Folder 4

Course Syllabi 1935-1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Department Pamphlets 1953-1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Department Pamphlets [including "Stylish Silhouettes, Selections from the Department of Drama's Collection of Historic Costume"] 1971-1989

Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings, Press Releases 1905-1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Ten Year Plan 1961

Box 1, Folder 9

Posters

Box 1, Folder 10

Drama Contest Announcements 1938-1940

Box 1, Folder 11

Graduate Study Announcements 1967-1969

Box 1, Folder 12

Summer Quarter Announcements 1937-1960

Box 1, Folder 13

Readings and Miscellaneous 1940-1970

Box 1, Folder 14

Report of the Activities of the Drama and Speech Department 1944-1945

Box 1, Folder 15

Book, "A Report on the Activities of the Department of Speech and Drama and the Stanford Players" 1939-1942

Box 1, Folder 16

Book, (carbon copy) "A Report on the Activities of the Department of Speech and Drama and the Stanford Players" 1939-1942

 

Series 2 Production Books

Box 1, Folder 1

"The Bacchae," 1965, script

Box 1, Folder 2

"The Bacchae," publicity

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Bacchae," sound and lights

Box 1, Folder 4

"The Bacchae," miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Bald Soprano," script

Box 1, Folder 6

"The Zoo Story," script

Box 1, Folder 7

"The Bald Soprano" and "The Zoo Story," notes

Box 1, Folder 8

"Bedtime Story," script

Box 1, Folder 9

"Bedtime Story," notes

Box 1, Folder 10

"The Critic," script, Act One

Box 1, Folder 11

"The Critic," script, Act Two

Box 1, Folder 12

"The Critic," script, Act Three

Box 1, Folder 13

"The Critic," notes

Box 1, Folder 14

"The Dock Brief," script

Box 1, Folder 15

"The Duchess of Malfi," script, Act One

Box 1, Folder 16

"The Duchess of Malfi," script, Act Two

Box 1, Folder 17

"The Duchess of Malfi," script, Act Three

Box 1, Folder 18

"The Duchess of Malfi," script, Act Four

Box 1, Folder 19

"The Duchess of Malfi," script, Act Five

Box 1, Folder 20

"The Duchess of Malfi," notes and publicity

Box 2, Folder 1

"The Dybbuk," 1960, script, Act One

Box 2, Folder 2

"The Dybbuk," script, Act Two

Box 2, Folder 3

"The Dybbuk," script, Act Three

Box 2, Folder 4

"The Dybbuk," notes

Box 2, Folder 5

"East Wall West Wall," 1962, script, Act One

Box 2, Folder 6

"East Wall West Wall," script, Act Two

Box 2, Folder 7

"East Wall West Wall," script, Act Three

Box 2, Folder 8

"East Wall West Wall," prompt book, Act One

Box 2, Folder 9

"East Wall West Wall," prompt book, Act Two

Box 2, Folder 10

"East Wall West Wall," prompt book, Act Three

Box 2, Folder 11

"East Wall West Wall," notes and publicity

Box 3, Folder 1

"End Game," script

Box 3, Folder 2

"Hamlet," script, Act One

Box 3, Folder 3

"Hamlet," script, Act Two and Three

Box 3, Folder 4

"Hamlet," script, Act Four

Box 3, Folder 5

"Hamlet," script, Act Five

Box 3, Folder 6

"Hamlet," notes

Box 3, Folder 7

"The Hostage," 1963, script, Act One

Box 3, Folder 8

"The Hostage," script, Act Two

Box 3, Folder 9

"The Hostage," script, Act Three

Box 3, Folder 10

"The Hostage," notes

Box 3, Folder 11

"I Knock at the Door," 1959, script

Box 3, Folder 12

"I Knock at the Door," notes

Box 4, Folder 1

"Man is Man," script, Act One

Box 4, Folder 2

"Man is Man," script, Act Two

Box 4, Folder 3

"Man is Man," script, Act Three

Box 4, Folder 4

"Man is Man," notes

Box 4, Folder 5

"Macbeth," script

Box 4, Folder 6

"Macbeth," notes

Box 4, Folder 7

"Macbeth," lighting and stage direction

Box 13

"Maskarade," program [Drama department/Black Performing Arts]

Previously classified in the Stanford University Publications and Ephemera Collection "4digit" collection.
Box 4, Folder 8

"The Matchmaker," script 1

Box 4, Folder 9

"The Matchmaker," script 2, Acts One and Two

Box 4, Folder 10

"The Matchmaker," script 2, Acts Three and Four

Box 4, Folder 11

"The Matchmaker," script 2, notes and publicity

Box 5, Folder 1

"Measure for Measure," script, Act One

Box 5, Folder 2

"Measure for Measure," script, Act Two

Box 5, Folder 3

"Measure for Measure," script, Act Three

Box 5, Folder 4

"Measure for Measure," script, Act Four

Box 5, Folder 5

"Measure for Measure," script, Act Five

Box 5, Folder 6

"Measure for Measure," notes

Box 5, Folder 7

"The Man Besieged," script, Act One

Box 5, Folder 8

"The Man Besieged," script, Act Two

Box 5, Folder 9

"The Man Besieged," script, Prelude

Box 5, Folder 10

"The Man Besieged," notes

Box 5, Folder 11

"No Trifling with Love," 1963, script, Act One

Box 5, Folder 12

"No Trifling with Love," script, Act Two

Box 5, Folder 13

"No Trifling with Love," script, Act Three

Box 5, Folder 14

"No Trifling with Love," notes

Box 5, Folder 15

"One Can't Think of Everything," script and notes

Box 6, Folder 1

"Richard II," script, Act One

Box 6, Folder 2

"Richard II," script, Act Two

Box 6, Folder 3

"Richard II," script, Act Three

Box 6, Folder 4

"Richard II," script, Act Four

Box 6, Folder 5

"Richard II," script, Act Five

Box 6, Folder 6

"Richard II," notes

Box 6, Folder 7

"The Possessed," script, Act One

Box 6, Folder 8

"The Possessed," script, Act Two and Three

Box 6, Folder 9

"The Possessed," script, Act Four

Box 6, Folder 10

"The Possessed," notes

Box 6, Folder 11

"The Sea Gull," script

Box 6, Folder 12

"The Sea Gull," notes

Box 6, Folder 13

"Six Characters in Search of an Author," 1962, script, Act One

Box 6, Folder 14

"Six Characters in Search of an Author," script, Act Two

Box 6, Folder 15

"Six Characters in Search of an Author," script, Act Three

Box 6, Folder 16

"Six Characters in Search of an Author," notes

Box 7, Folder 1

"Stage Door," script, Act One

Box 7, Folder 2

"Stage Door," script, Act Two

Box 7, Folder 3

"Stage Door," script, Act Three

Box 7, Folder 4

"Stage Door," notes

Box 7, Folder 5

"Stage Door," costume design

Box 7, Folder 6

"Three Penny Opera," 1963-64, script, Prologue

Box 7, Folder 7

"Three Penny Opera," script, Act One

Box 7, Folder 8

"Three Penny Opera," script, Act Two

Box 7, Folder 9

"Three Penny Opera," script, Act Three

Box 7, Folder 10

"Three Penny Opera," notes

Box 7, Folder 11

"Suddenly Last Summer," script, Scene One

Box 7, Folder 12

"Suddenly Last Summer," script, Scenes Two and Three

Box 8, Folder 1

"Suddenly Last Summer," script, Scene Four, 1 of 2 folders

Box 8, Folder 2

"Suddenly Last Summer," script, Scene Four, 2 of 2 folders

Box 8, Folder 3

"Suddenly Last Summer," notes

Box 8, Folder 4

"The Snob," script, Act One

Box 8, Folder 5

"The Snob," script, Acts Two and Three

Box 8, Folder 6

"The Snob," notes

Box 8, Folder 7

"Tartuffe," script, Acts One and Two

Box 8, Folder 8

"Tartuffe," script, Acts Three, Four, and Five

Box 8, Folder 9

"Tartuffe," notes

Box 8, Folder 10

"The Three Cuckolds," 1962, script, Act One

Box 8, Folder 11

"The Three Cuckolds," script, Act Two

Box 8, Folder 12

"The Three Cuckolds," notes

Box 9, Folder 1

"Time Remembered," script Act One

Box 9, Folder 2

"Time Remembered," script Act Two

Box 9, Folder 3

"Time Remembered," notes

Box 9, Folder 4

"Tinkle," Scene One

Box 9, Folder 5

"Tinkle," Scene Two

Box 9, Folder 6

"A Touch of the Poet," 1960, script, Act One

Box 9, Folder 7

"A Touch of the Poet," script, Act Two

Box 9, Folder 8

"A Touch of the Poet," script, Act Three

Box 9, Folder 9

"A Touch of the Poet," script, Act Four

Box 9, Folder 10

"A Touch of the Poet," notes

Box 10, Folder 1

"Turnadot," script, Act One

Box 10, Folder 2

"Turnadot," script, Act Two

Box 10, Folder 3

"Turnadot," script, Act Three

Box 10, Folder 4

"Turnadot," script, Act Four

Box 10, Folder 5

"Turnadot," script, Act Five

Box 10, Folder 6

"Turnadot," notes

Box 10, Folder 7

"Two Gentlemen from Verona," script

Box 10, Folder 8

"Two Gentlemen from Verona," notes

Box 10, Folder 9

"Under Milk Wood," script 1, Part One

Box 10, Folder 10

"Under Milk Wood," script 1, Part Two

Box 10, Folder 11

"Under Milk Wood," script 2

Box 10, Folder 12

"Under Milk Wood," notes

Box 11, Folder 1

"The Woman of Paris," script 1, Act One

Box 11, Folder 2

"The Woman of Paris," script 1, Act Two

Box 11, Folder 3

"The Woman of Paris," script 1, Act Three

Box 11, Folder 4

"The Woman of Paris," script 2

Box 11, Folder 5

"The Atom Clock," script

Box 11, Folder 6

"Stranger at the Elizabethan Play," script

Box 12

Oversized materials removed from earlier boxes

Box 1

Accession ARCH-2012-086 The Stanford Dance Division Presents...10 Years of Student and Faculty Works 1995

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
 

Accession ARCH-2012-078 Additional Material

Box 1, Folder 1

"A Comedy of Errors" 1937

Box 1, Folder 2

"The Alchemists" 1937

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Trojan Women" 1937

Box 1, Folder 4

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" 1938

Box 1, Folder 5

"Johnny Johnson" 1938

Box 1, Folder 6

"Winter's Tale" 1938

Box 1, Folder 7

"Tobias & The Angel" 1938

Box 1, Folder 8

"Nursery Maid of Heaven" and "Caleb Stone's Death Watch" 1938

Box 1, Folder 9

"King Lady" 1938

Box 1, Folder 10

"Murder & Trial" 1938

Box 1, Folder 11

"Star Wagon" 1938

Box 1, Folder 12

"Gringo's Gamble" 1938

Box 1, Folder 13

"Camille in Roaring Camp" 1938

Box 1, Folder 14

"The Mask and the Face" 1939

Box 1, Folder 15

"Tovarich" 1939

Box 1, Folder 16

"Hippolytus" 1939

Box 1, Folder 17

"No More Peace" 1939

Box 1, Folder 18

"The Two Shepherds" 1939

Box 1, Folder 19

"The Vikings at Hedgeland" 1939

Box 1, Folder 20

"A Knight's Landing" 1939

Box 1, Folder 21

"The Tempest" 1939

Box 1, Folder 22

"Night Before the Border" 1939

Box 1, Folder 23

"She Stoops to Conquer" 1940

Box 1, Folder 24

"Mr. Congressman" 1940

Box 1, Folder 25

"St. Joan" 1940

Box 1, Folder 26

"Of Thee I Sing" 1940

Box 1, Folder 27

"The Wild Duck" 1940

Box 1, Folder 28

"The Poor of New York" 1940

Box 1, Folder 29

"Richard II" 1940

Box 1, Folder 30

"Where the Dear Antelope Play" 1941

Box 1, Folder 31

"Where the Dear Antelope Play" 1941

Box 1, Folder 32

"Thunder Rock" 1941

Box 1, Folder 33

"Knickerbocker Holiday" 1941

Box 1, Folder 34

"Marco Millions" 1941

Box 1, Folder 35

"Rain from Heaven" 1941

Box 1, Folder 36

Spring Shows 1942

Box 1, Folder 37

"Beggar's Opera" 1942

Box 1, Folder 38

"The Wookey" 1942

Box 1, Folder 39

"Tartuffe" 1942

Box 1, Folder 40

"The Eve of St. Mark" 1942

Box 1, Folder 41

"The Wind and the Rain" 1942

Box 1, Folder 42

"Charley's Aunt" 1943

Box 1, Folder 43

Little Theatre - One Acts: "A Happy Journey," "Hello Out There," and "A Village Wooing." 1943

Box 1, Folder 44

"Tonight at 8:30" 1943

Box 1, Folder 45

"Moor Born" 1943

Box 1, Folder 46

"Moor Born" 1943

Box 1, Folder 47

"Squaring the Circle" 1943

Box 1, Folder 48

"Do-Re-Mi" 1943

Box 1, Folder 49

"In Time to Come..." 1943

Box 1, Folder 50

"The Gondoliers" 1943

Box 2, Folder 1

"Young Man of Today" 1943

Box 2, Folder 2

"Papa is All"

Box 2, Folder 3

"The Truth About Blayds" 1944

Box 2, Folder 4

"Dover Road" 1944

Box 2, Folder 5

"Is Life Worth Living?" 1944

Box 2, Folder 6

"School for Husbands" 1944

Box 2, Folder 7

"A Highland Fling" 1945

Box 2, Folder 8

"The Show-Off" 1945

Box 2, Folder 9

"The Importance of Being Earnest" 1945

Box 2, Folder 10

"My Indian Family" 1945

Box 2, Folder 11

"The Seagull" 1945

Box 2, Folder 12

"The Little Foxes" 1945

Box 2, Folder 13

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" 1945

Box 2, Folder 14

"Morning's At Seven" 1945

Box 2, Folder 15

"Goat Song" 1946

Box 2, Folder 16

"Arms and the Man" 1946

Box 2, Folder 17

"The Magic Flute" 1946

Box 2, Folder 18

"The Taming of the Shrew" 1946

Box 2, Folder 19

"School for Scandal" 1946

Box 2, Folder 20

"The Father" 1947

Box 2, Folder 21

"High Tor" 1947

Box 2, Folder 22

"My Heart's in the Highlands" and "John Doe" 1947

Box 2, Folder 23

"Richard III" 1947

Box 2, Folder 24

Gaieties 1947

Box 2, Folder 25

Autumn "One Acts" 1947

Box 2, Folder 26

"Lysistrata" 1947

Box 2, Folder 27

Ram's Head Spring Show 1947

Box 2, Folder 28

"A Prayer in Galilee" 1947

Box 2, Folder 29

"The Royal Family" 1947

Box 2, Folder 30

"A Doll's House" 1947

Box 2, Folder 31

"The Adding Machine" 1947

Box 2, Folder 32

"The Adding Machine" 1947

Box 2, Folder 33

"Devil's Disciple" 1947

Box 2, Folder 34

"Devil's Disciple" 1947

Box 2, Folder 35

"Der Freischütz" 1947

Box 2, Folder 36

"Der Freischütz" 1947

Box 2, Folder 37

"Devil's Disciple" 1947

Box 2, Folder 38

Chekov: 4 One-Acts 1947

Box 2, Folder 39

"John Gabriel Borkman" 1947

Box 2, Folder 40

"As You Like It" 1947

Box 2, Folder 41

"Der Freischütz" 1947

Box 2, Folder 42

"No Exit" 1947

Box 2, Folder 43

"Royal Family" 1947

Box 2, Folder 44

"Cyrano" 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 45

"Cyrano" 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 46

"Orchesis" 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 47

"Double Revolver" 1948

Box 2, Folder 48

"Peter Grimes" 1948

Box 2, Folder 49

"Jason" 1948

Box 2, Folder 50

"Macbeth" 1946

Box 2, Folder 51

"Othello" undated

Box 2, Folder 52

"Fumed Oak" undated

Box 2, Folder 53

"Happy Journey" undated

Box 2, Folder 54

"My Heart's in the Highlands" and John Doe" undated

Box 2, Folder 55

"My Heart's in the Highlands" undated

Box 2, Folder 56

"The Warrior's Husband" undated

Box 2, Folder 57

"The Warrior's Husband" undated

Box 2, Folder 58

"Oh Foolish Love" undated

Box 2, Folder 59

"The Knight of the Burning Pestle" undated

Box 2, Folder 60

Unlabeled Set Design undated

Box 2, Folder 61

Unit Set undated

Box 2, Folder 62

Material Invoice 1937

Box 2, Folder 63

Maintenance Requisitions circa 1938

Box 2, Folder 64

Maintenance 1940-1941

Box 2, Folder 65

Maintenance 1940-1941

Box 2, Folder 66

General 1940-1941

Box 2, Folder 67

General 1940-1943

Box 2, Folder 68

Unit Set 1942

Box 2, Folder 69

Advisor Information circa 1940-1943

Box 2, Folder 70

Petty Cash circa 1940-1943

 

Additional Material

Custodial History

Materials in this series were previously classified in the Stanford University Publications and Ephemera Collection "4digit" collection.
Box 1, Folder 1

Drama Department performance calendar brochure 2006-2007

Box 1, Folder 2

Philippos poster 2012