Sticky Wicket Scrapbook

M. Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2013
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Sticky Wicket Scrapbook

Collection number: MS 403

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey
Date Completed:
August 2014
Encoded by:
M. Carey
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sticky Wicket scrapbook
Dates: 1959-1964
Collection number: MS 403
Creator: Jowers, Victor
Creator: Jowers, Sidney Jackson
Collection Size: 3 boxes

3 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This scrapbook contains newspaper articles, menus, artwork and photographs documenting the Sticky Wicket café in Aptos, CA.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Sticky Wicket scrapbook. MS 403. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roy Rydell.

History

The Sticky Wicket café was first opened on Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz on May 6, 1959 by Victor and Sidney Jackson Jowers. For the first couple of years it existed as the only bohemian coffee house in town. But due to location restrictions, the Jowers moved the Sticky Wicket to Mar Vista Drive, Aptos in 1961 where the café thrived. They established the coffee house as a place to have a cup of coffee, eat "exotic" foods, play a game of chess, and listen to nightly folk music. They added frequently changing art shows, free Thursday evening chamber music concerts and eventually a summer program of light opera at the New Vic Theatre.
In 1963, the State Highway Department started work on the Seacliff Beach interchange to make this section of the Cabrillo Highway a controlled access freeway. The old side roads including Mar Vista Drive were blocked requiring patrons to drive out of the way to get to the cafe. The results were disastrous and eventually led to the closing of the Sticky Wicket café on September 7, 1964.

Scope and Content of Collection

This scrapbook documents the life and times of the Sticky Wicket café in Aptos, CA through newspaper articles, menus, artwork and photographs.

Arrangement

Prior to processing, the scrapbook was disassembled and the pages cut apart with the exception of a page or two. Subsequently the materials, clippings, artwork, photographs, have been organized into folders by page as they would have appeared originally.
The container list is also presented as the materials would have been found if the scrapbook pages had been left intact.
Separate PDF lists for "Clippings" & "Photographs" are attached to the finding aid under "Additional Collection Guides".

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jowers, Victor--Archives
Jowers, Sidney Jackson
Harrison, Lou
Cabrillo Music Festival
Aptos (Calif.)--History

Additional Collection Guides


Container List

box-folder 1:1

ms0403_pho_001-015 Pg.1 - Photographs 1955-1962

box-folder 1:4

Pg. 4 - Clippings, art exhibit brohures, 1960-1961

box-folder 1:5

Pg. 5 - Clippings, "Thursday Concerts at the Sticky Wicket" flyers (2), 1961

box-folder 1:6

Pg. 6 - Menu, 1959-1961

box-folder 1:7

Pg. 7 - Santa Cruz Civic Theatre flyers, 1960

Note

"Angel Street", 2/10-25, 3/3-4/[1960]; "The Boy Friend", 5/6-28, 6/3-4/1960; "The Moon is Blue", 11/4-26/1960
box-folder 1:7

Pg. 7 - Clippings, 1960-1961

box-folder 1:7

Pg. 7 - Artwork - cards by Lou Harrison, 1960-1961

box-folder 1:7

ms0403_pho_016 Pg. 7 - Photograph, 1960

box-folder 1:8

ms0403_pho_017-021 Pg. 8 - Photographs, 1959-1961

box-folder 1:8

Pg. 8 - Menu; Advertisementss, 1959-1961

box-folder 1:9

ms0403_pho_022 - 026 Pg. 9 - photographs, 1960-1963

box-folder 1:9

Pg. 9 - Clipping, exhibition flyer, 1960-1963

box-folder 1:11

Pg. 11 - Clippings, 1960-1963

box-folder 1:11

ms0403_pho_027 Pg. 11 - Photograph, 1961

box-folder 1:12

Pg. 12 - Clipping for "Orpheus and Euridice", 1960-1961

box-folder 1:12

Pg. 12 - Announcement for Sticky Wicket Summer Theater with Joyce West in "Amore", 1960-1961

box-folder 1:12

Pg. 12 - 1 folded announcement for 1st season Sticky Wicket Summer Theater with "A Soldier's Tale, "Aria Da Capo"; "Orpheus and Euridice", 1960-1961

box-folder 1:12

Pg. 12 - 2 sheets of a brochure for "Summer Theatre at the Sticky Wicket, Aptos", 1960-1961

box-folder 1:13

ms0403_pho_028-029 Pg. 13 - Photographs, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Photography by Vestal 65 Bronson, Watsonville, CA
box-folder 1:14

ms0403_pho_030-031 pg. 14 - Photographs, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Photography by Vestal 65 Bronson, Watsonville, CA
box-folder 1:15

ms0403_pho_032-034 pg. 15 - Photographs, 1960-1961

box-folder 1:16

ms0403_pho_035-043 Pg. 16 - Photographs, 1960-1961

box-folder 1:17-

ms0403_pho_044-046 Pg. 17 - Photographs - "Orpheus & Euridice", August 1961

box-folder 1:18

ms0403_pho_047-055 Pg. 18 - Photographs - "Orpheus & Euridice", August 1961

box-folder 1:18

Pg. 18 - Clipping "Praise for 'New Vic' ", September 9, 1961

box-folder 1:19

Pg. 19 - Clippings, 1961

box-folder 1:20

Pg. 20 - Clippings, July - August 1961

box-folder 1:21

Pg. 21 - "A Winter Season at the Sticky Wicket" - 3 brochures, November 5, 1961 - December 3, 1962

box-folder 1:22

Pg. 22 - Clippings, 1961-1962

box-folder 1:23

Pg. 23 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:25

Pg. 23 - Art exhibit announcements - Madge Elliott, Betty Taylor, 1962

box-folder 1:26

Pg. 26 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:27

Pg. 27 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:28

Pg. 28 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:29

Pg. 29 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:30

Pg. 30 - Correspondence: To Board of Supervisors SC County from: C. Easton Rothwell, March 13, 1962

box-folder 1:30

Pg. 30 - "Komy Komments Editorial Number I: Subject Discontuance of the Wicket Theatre", February 20, 1962

box-folder 1:31

Pg. 31 - 7 letters in support of Sticky Wicket, February 21, 1961 - March 17, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents: David McFadden, Albert Lepawsky, Melvin L, Hawley, Robert H. Townley, James B. Fenton, Bates Elliott, Paul H. Pfeiffer, Roy Rydell
box-folder 1:32

Pg. 32 - Note, 1962

box-folder 1:32

ms0403_pho_056 Pg. 32 - Photo of Victor Jowers, 1962

box-folder 1:32

Pg. 32 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:32

Pg. 32 - Wine list of the Sticky Wicket, 1962

box-folder 1:33

Pg. 33 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:35

Pg. 35 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 1:37

ms0403_pho_057-063 Pg. 37 - Photographs - "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", Moliere, 1962

box-folder 1:38

Pg. 38 - 2 Prospectuses for "The New Vic Theater", July-August 1962

box-folder 1:38

ms0403_pho_064-065 Pg. 38 - Photographs, 1962

box-folder 1:38

Pg. 38 - Clippings, `1961-1962

box-folder 1:39

Pg. 39 - 8 Part of announcement, 1962

box-folder 1:39

ms0403_pho_066-073 Pg. 39 - Photographs, 1962

box-folder 1:40

ms0403_pho_075-076 Pg. 40 - Photographs, 1962

box-folder 1:42

ms0403_pho_077-080 Pg. 42 - Photographs, 1962

box-folder 2:1

Pg. 42 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 2:2

Pg. 44 - Advertisements, clippings, announcements, September 1962

box-folder 2:2

Pg. 44 - Program for "Hello Out There", "Back to Methuselah" & ticket for "Shaw and Saroyan" sponsored by the AAUW, October 1962

box-folder 2:3

Pg. 48 - Clippings, March 1963

box-folder 2:4

Pg. 49 - Clippings, March 1963

box-folder 2:5

Pg. 50 - Clippings, 1963

box-folder 2:6

Pg. 51 - Clippings, 1963

box-folder 2:6

Pg. 51 - Menu for "The Room Below", 1963

box-folder 2:7

Pg. 52 - Clippings, 1963

box-folder 2:8

Pg. 53 - Art and Architecture article "Cabrillo Music Festival At Aptos" by Peter Yates, January 1964

box-folder 2:9

Pg. 54 - Clippings, 1963-1964

box-folder 2:10

Pg. 55 - Clippings, 1963-1964

box-folder 3:1

Pg. 10 - Poster - "Summer Theatre at the Sticky Wicket "[Soldier's Tale, Aria Da Capo, Orpheus & Euridice], July 11, 1961 - August 31, 1961

box-folder 3:1

Pg. 23 - 24 " Spring Music at the Sticky Wicket" 2 pages program, February-April 1962

box-folder 3:1

Pg. 34 - Poster "New Vic Theatre Outdoors at Sticky Wicket" [Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Waiting for Godot …], 1962

box-folder 3:1

Pg. 36 - Full page "The New Vic Theater" [front & back] prospectus, July-August 1962

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 41 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 43 - Poster "George Bernhard Shaw's Back to Methuselah, Act. I - "In the Beginning - Adam and Eve in the Garden" & William Saroyan's Hello Out There" - AAUW Sponsor, September 1962

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 45 - Clippings, 1962

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 45 - "Music at the Sticky Wicket, 1962-1963 - side 1 of program, November 1962 - January 6,1963

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 46 - "Music at the Sticky Wicket, 1962-1963 - side 2 of program, January 1963 - May 1963

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 46 - Clippings, January - February 1963

box-folder 3:2

Pg. 47 - Clippings, 1963