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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0059
    Creator: Ram's Head (Stanford, Calif.)
    Title: Ram's Head records
    Dates: 1924-2011
    Physical Description: 9 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Materials in the collection were given to the Stanford University Archives by Ram's Head in 1969, 2011, and 2012.

    Information about Access

    Access: The collection is open for research. Materials are stored off-site and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    Ram's Head Records (SC0059). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Historical Note

    Ram's Head Theatrical Society was organized in 1911 by Payson Jackson Treat, history professor, two other faculty members and seven students. It started as an elite, all-male honorary drama group. Later, a female counterpart known as the Ewe's Head was formed. In the 1930's, the two groups merged. Ram's Head folded in 1971 due to financial problems. It was reorganized in 1975 by Jon Mills and George McMillan with financial support from various university departments and offices. The Ram's Head produces three shows a year: Big Game Gaities, Winter-One-Acts, and the Spring Musical.

    Scope and Content

    Records of the student drama group Ram's Head include financial reports (1924-1957), Dramatic Council minutes (1925-1948), board minutes, (1935-1957), general correspondence (1934-1952), production books (1937-1959), and several LP records and audio tapes for such Ram's Head productions as the Big Game Gaieties, Winter-One-Acts, and Spring Shows. Also included are files from the Ram's Head web site captured by University Archives staff. Accession ARCH-2012-016 includes programs and posters from productions between 1998 and 2011.