Guide to San Francisco Players Guild records M1150

Gurudarshan Khalsa
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2019
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: San Francisco Players Guild records
Identifier/Call Number: M1150
Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1949-1976

Scope and Contents

The San Francisco Players Guild records consists of programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, scripts, promotions, photographs, contact sheets, slides, research materials, prop sketches, audio recordings, and other materials. A significant portion of the collection consists of binders for each of the Players Guild's productions.

Biographical / Historical

The San Francisco Players Guild was an organization created to provide live theater performances to a wide audience: schools, communities, senior centers, and other locations. It was one of the first theater organizations to provide study materials to accompany the performances.
The San Francisco Players Guild was started by Martha Bigelow Eliot in 1949 at the Municipal Theatre of San Francisco (operating under the Adult Division of the San Francisco Unified School District) to teach adult class in a children's theatre. In 1950-1951 it continued to do the same work under the name San Francisco Children Theatre with volunteer actors. In the 1952-1953 season the name was changed to the San Francisco Players Guild. The Players Guild would typically put on 1-2 plays per season, with around 150-225 total performances per season. The Players Guild was active from 1949 to around 1974.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] San Francisco Players Guild records (M1150), Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Theater -- California -- San Francisco.
Theater -- California -- San Francisco -- History
San Francisco Players Guild

Box 1, Folder 1

Background of the San Francisco Players Guild, Binder 1 1962

Box 1, Folder 2

Background of the San Francisco Players Guild: Fundraising, Binder 2 1960-1967

Box 1, Folder 3

Circus Day Fall 1949

Box 1, Folder 4

Wizard of Oz Spring 1950

Box 2, Folder 1

Red Riding Hood Fall 1950

Box 2, Folder 2

Grey Goose and White Peacock Spring 1951

Box 2, Folder 3

The Princess and the Swineherd Fall 1951

Box 2, Folder 4

Flipperty Gibbet Spring 1952

Box 3, Folder 1

The Magic Lotus Fall 1952

Box 3, Folder 2

Cinderella Spring 1953

Box 3, Folder 3

Beauty and the Beast, Binder 1 Fall 1953

Box 3, Folder 4

Beauty and the Beast, Binder 2 Fall 1953

Box 4, Folder 1

Puss in Boots 1955-1956

Box 4, Folder 2

Aladdin 1956-1957

Box 4, Folder 3

Pinocchio 1957-1958

Box 4, Folder 4

The Magic Ring 1958-1959

Box 5, Folder 1

Song of the Troubadour (part 1 of 2) 1959-1960

Box 5, Folder 2

Song of the Troubadour (part 2 of 2) 1959-1960

Box 5, Folder 3

Cinderella, Binder 1 1960-1961

Box 5, Folder 4

Cinderella, Binder 2 1960-1961

Box 6, Folder 1

Beauty and the Beast, Binder 1 1961-1962

Box 6, Folder 2

Beauty and the Beast, Binder 2 1961-1962

Box 6, Folder 3

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (part 1 of 2) 1962-1963

Box 6, Folder 4

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (part 2 of 2) 1962-1963

Box 7, Folder 1

Puss in Boots, Binder 1 (part 1 of 2) 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 2

Puss in Boots, Binder 1 (part 2 of 2) 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 3

Puss in Boots, Binder 2 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 4

The Gold Hat, Binder 1 1964-1965

Box 8, Folder 1

The Gold Hat, Binder 2 1964-1965

Box 8, Folder 2

The Gold Hat, Binder 3 1964-1965

Box 9, Folder 1

The Gold Hat, Binder 4 1964-1965

Box 8, Folder 3

Aladdin 1965-1966

Box 10, Folder 1

Pinocchio, Binder 1 1966-1967

Box 10, Folder 2

Pinocchio, Binder 2 1966-1967

Box 9, Folder 2

Pinocchio, Scrapbook 1966-1967

Box 23, Folder 1

Reynard the Fox, Binder 1 1967-1968

Box 11, Folder 1

Reynard the Fox, Binder 2 1967-1968

Box 11, Folder 2

Reynard the Fox, Binder 3 1967-1968

Box 11, Folder 3

Katya, Binder 1 1968-1969

Box 11, Folder 4

Katya, Binder 2 1968-1969

Box 12, Folder 1

Wagon Show 1969-1970

Box 12, Folder 2

Lucky Boots, Binder 1 1970-1971

Box 12, Folder 3

Lucky Boots, Binder 2 1970-1971

Box 13, reel 1

Red Riding Hood (Debussy) Fall 1950

Box 13, reel 2

Grey Goose and White Peacock (Grieg.), Part 1 Spring 1951

Box 13, reel 3

Grey Goose and White Peacock (Grieg.), Part 2 Spring 1951

Box 13, reel 4

The Princess and the Swineherd (Anderson) Fall 1951

Box 13, reel 5

The Magic Lotus (Pakistani Folk), Part 1 Fall 1952

Box 13, reel 6

The Magic Lotus (Pakistani Folk), Part 2 Fall 1952

Box 13, reel 7

Cinderella (Kabalevsky) Spring 1953

Box 14, reel 1

Pinocchio (Italian Folk Themes) 1957-1958

Box 14, reel 2

Pinocchio (Italian Folk Themes), KQED December 20, 1957

Box 14, reel 3

The Magic Ring (Wagner), KQED December 22, 1958

Box 14, reel 4

Song of the Troubadour (Milhaud and French Folk) 1959-1960

Box 14, reel 5

Cinderella (Strauss), Work Tape 1960-1961

Box 14, reel 6

Cinderella (Strauss), Live Performance Tape 1960-1961

Box 14, reel 7

Beauty and the Beast (Khachaturian), Work Tape 1961-1962

Box 15, reel 1

Beauty and the Beast (Khachaturian) Live Performance Tape 1961-1962

Box 15, reel 2

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Aaron Copland), Work Tape 1962-1963

Box 15, reel 3

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Aaron Copland), Live Performance Tape 1962-1963

Box 15, reel 4

Puss in Boots (Stravinsky & French Folk), Work Tape 1963-1964

Box 15, reel 5

Puss in Boots (Stravinsky & French Folk), Live Performance Tape 1963-1964

Box 15, reel 6

The Gold Hat, Music Themes Tape 1964-1965

Box 15, reel 7

The Gold Hat (Saint-Saens & Moussorgsky), Work Tape 1964-1965

Box 15, reel 7

The Gold Hat (Saint-Saens & Moussorgsky), Work Tape 1964-1965

Box 16, reel 1

The Gold Hat (Saint-Saens & Moussorgsky), Live Performance Tape 1964-1965

Box 16, reel 2

Aladdin (Borodin/Khachaturian), Live Performance Tape 1965-1966

Box 16, reel 3

Aladdin (Borodin/Khachaturian), Live Performance Tape 1965-1966

Box 16, reel 4

Aladdin (Borodin/Khachaturian), Work Tape 1965-1966

Box 16, reel 5

Aladdin (Borodin/Khachaturian), Work Tape 1965-1966

Box 16, reel 6

Pinocchio (Italian Folk), Work Tape 1966-1967

Box 16, reel 7

Pinocchio (Italian Folk), Live Performance Tape 1966-1967

Box 17, reel 1

Reynard the Fox (French Folk & Sound) 1967-1968

Box 17, reel 2

Reynard the Fox (French Folk & Sound) 1967-1968

Box 17, reel 3

Reynard the Fox (French Folk & Sound) 1967-1968

Box 17, reel 4

Katya, The Wonder Girl (Rumanian Folk), Themes for Schools 1968-1969

Box 17, reel 5

Katya, The Wonder Girl (Rumanian Folk), Work Tape 1968-1969

Box 17, reel 6

Katya, The Wonder Girl (Rumanian Folk), Live Performance Tape 1968-1969

Box 17, reel 7

Wagon Show (American Folk), Work Tape 1969-1970

Box 18, reel 1

Wagon Show (American Folk), Live Performance Tape - 1st Half 1969-1970

Box 18, reel 2

Wagon Show (American Folk), Live Performance Tape - 2nd Half 1969-1970

Box 18, reel 3

Lucky Boots (Colona & Dean), Work Tape 1970-1971

Box 18, reel 4

Lucky Boots (Colona & Dean), Live Performance Tape 1970-1971

Box 18, cassette 1

Marty Eliot November 14, 1975

Box 18, cassette 2

Marty Eliot November 14, 1975

Box 18, cassette 3

Marty Eliot November 14, 1975

Box 18, cassette 4

Marty Eliot November 14, 1975

Box 18, object 1

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

"Gift of Martha B. Eliot 1/18/78"
Box 18, object 2

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Katya, the Wonder Girl; Pinocchio; Aladdin; The Magic Ring; Puss in Boots; Song of the Troubadour; and Beauty and the Beast.
Box 18, object 3

The Wizard of Oz (Junior League Plays booklet) 1928

Box 18, object 4

Dramatics in Learning (leaflet) undated

Box 18, object 5

A Directory of Children's Theatres in the United States 1968

Box 19, Folder 1

Grey Goose and White Peacock (script) Spring 1951

Box 19, Folder 2

Flipperty-Gibbet (script) Spring 1952

Box 19, Folder 3

The Magic Lotus (script) Fall 1952

Box 19, Folder 4

Aladdin (script) 1956-1957

Box 19, Folder 5

Pinocchio (script) 1957-1958

Box 19, Folder 6

The Magic Ring (script) 1958-1959

Box 19, Folder 7

Song of the Troubadour (script) 1959-1960

Box 10, Folder 16

Song of the Troubadour (script) 1959-1960

Box 20, Folder 1

Song of the Troubadour (script) 1959-1960

Box 20, Folder 2

Wizard of Oz (script) 1962-1963

Box 20, Folder 3

The Gold Hat (script) 1964-1965

Box 20, Folder 4

Pinocchio (script) 1966-1967

Box 20, Folder 5

Reynard the Fox (script) 1967-1968

Box 20, Folder 6

Reynard the Fox (script) 1967-1968

Box 20, Folder 7

Katya, the Wonder Girl (script) 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 1

Katya, the Wonder Girl (script) 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 2

Katya, the Wonder Girl (script) 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 3

Lucky Boots (script) 1970-1971

Box 21, Folder 4

Lucky Boots (script) 1970-1971

Box 21, Folder 5

Additional Materials 1949-1953

Box 21, Folder 5

Programs 1955-1971

Box 21, Folder 6

History of the San Francisco Players Guild 1970-1976

Box 23, Folder 2

Photographs for History of the San Francisco Players Guild

Box 22, Folder 1

Photographs 1957-1958

Box 22, Folder 2

Negatives 1958-1968

Box 22, Folder 3

Negatives 1956-1971

Box 22, Folder 4

Negatives undated