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Series I. Personal Materials and Papers 1946-2015

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series contains 33 folders and documents the upbringing and education of Victoria Rue. The main content in this series relates to Victoria Rue’s education from high school on, as well as some of her professional work as a writer. The materials in the series include a baby book, yearbooks, photos, academic transcripts, theses, and dissertations, and research and writings for potential publication.
Box 1, Folder 1

Framed Baby Photo 1946

Box 1, Folder 2

Baby Book 1946

Box 1, Folder 3

Photos: Family Portrait, Kindergarten Class Photo 1951

Box 11

Scrapbook for American Legion Girls State and Girls Nation Programs 1964

Box 1, Folder 4

Ramona Convent Senior Yearbook 1965

Box 1, Folder 5

Ramona Convent Senior Graduation Photo - Framed 1965

Box 1, Folder 6

Ramona Convent Senior Graduation Photo - Unframed 1965

Box 1, Folder 7

Article on the Rue Family: Trailer Topics Magazine October 1967

Box 1, Folder 8

Headshots circa 1970's, 2001

Box 1, Folder 9

Article on Victoria Rue: Ms. Magazine January 1980

Box 1, Folder 10

Union Theological Seminary: Papers and Final Course Evaluations 1985

Box 1, Folder 11

Union Theological Seminary: Papers and Final Course Evaluations (1 of 2) 1986

Box 1, Folder 12

Union Theological Seminary: Papers and Final Course Evaluations (2 of 2) 1986

Box 1, Folder 13

Union Theological Seminary: Class Papers and Evaluations 1987-1988

Box 1, Folder 14

Talks Given By Rue 1988-2002

Box 1, Folder 15

Audio Cassette: Union Theological Seminary; Two DVDs: Notes on the Erotic, Master's Thesis and Play; The Face of God: Film by Rue 1988

Box 1, Folder 16

Two VHS Tapes: The Face of God: Film by Rue; Notes on the Erotic, Master's Thesis and Play 1988

Box 1, Folder 17

Union Theological Seminary Thesis: Notes on the Erotic 1988

Box 1, Folder 18

Union Theological Seminary Thesis: Hardbound Copy of Notes on the Erotic 1988

Box 1, Folder 19

Academic Documents: Union Theological Seminary; Graduate Theological Union: Transcripts, Diploma, PhD 1988-1993

Box 1, Folder 20

Writings by Rue: Feminist Ritual and Feminist Acting 1990-1994

Box 1, Folder 21

Graduate Theological Union Commencement: DVD, Transcript of Speech May 12, 1994

Box 1, Folder 22

Two VHS Tapes: 50th Birthday Party; Doctoral Valedictorian Speech 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 1

Research on Death and Dying (1 of 2) 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 2

Research on Death and Dying (2 of 2) 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 3

Background Materials, Research, and Interviews on Heaven, Death, and Life After Death 1995

Box 2, Folder 4

Writings by Rue: Theatre and Religion 1996, 2002

Box 2, Folder 5

Writings by Rue: Aging 1996

Box 2, Folder 6

Rue Sibs: Spoof Musical Transcript 1996

Box 2, Folder 7

DVD: Rue's 50th Birthday Party 1996

Box 2, Folder 8

Curriculum Vitae 1996

Box 2, Folder 9

Appreciations of Rue, Written by Friends and Colleagues 2002-2004

Box 2, Folder 10

Book Proposal on Death and Dying 2008

Box 2, Folder 11

Ramona Convent: Golden Anniversary Diploma, 125th Anniversary Booklet, Class Reunion Book 2015

 

Series II. Theatre 1922-2010

Scope and Contents

This series contains 102 folders and documents Victoria Rue’s professional experience as a playwright and theatre director. The materials in the series include play scripts by Rue and by other authors, books, and writings adapted by Rue into plays, as well as her work as the artistic director of San Jose’s San Khau Viet Cali Theatre.

Arrangement

Subseries 1 is organized alphabetically by play title. Subseries 2 is organized alphabetically by the last name of the author of the play, Subseries 3 is organized alphabetically by topic.
 

Subseries 1. Plays Written, Directed or Adapted by Rue 1971-2010

Box 2, Folder 12

Approaching the Qur'an: Script, Background Materials, Papers Relating to Rue's Trip to Iran, DVD, CDR. 2005-2007

Box 2, Folder 13

CancerBodies Dissertation: Women Speaking the Unspeakable. Feminist Theatre Enacts Feminist Theology. 1993

Box 2, Folder 14

CancerBodies Play: Research on Cancer 1991-1994

Box 2, Folder 15

CancerBodies Scripts 1992

Box 2, Folder 16

CancerBodies Original Lazer Copy of Script 1992

Box 2, Folder 17

CancerBodies: Rehearsal Notes, Programs, Correspondence, Photos 1992-1994

Box 2, Folder 18

CancerBodies Productions, Three Audio Cassettes 1992-1994

Box 2, Folder 19

CancerBodies: Two Books - Cancer in Two Voices, Adapted by Rue; Expanding Circles, Contains Article by Rue. 1991-1996

Box 2, Folder 20

CancerBodies Show Slides 1992

Box 2, Folder 21

CancerBodies Show Slides Final Edit 1992

Box 2, Folder 22

Colette: Script, Program, Article 1979

Box 2, Folder 23

Cross Country: Photo Prints 1976

Box 2, Folder 24

Daisy: Script 1979-1980

Box 3, Folder 1

Darlinghissima: Original Book That Play Was Adapted From 1985

Box 3, Folder 2

Darlinghissima: Press, Scripts, Notes 1988

Box 3, Folder 3

Darlinghissima: Photo Prints From Productions in New York City and Los Angeles 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Darlinghissima: Scripts and Notes From KCRW Performance 1988

Box 3, Folder 5

Darlinghissima: Two Audio Cassettes Containing a KCRW-NPR Story on the Making of the Play 1988

Box 3, Folder 6

Ecstasy in the Everyday: Background Materials, Program, Scripts 1994-1995

Box 3, Folder 7

Ecstasy in the Everyday: VHS Tape and DVD 1994-1995

Box 3, Folder 8

The Good Person of Szechwan: Program, Photo Prints, Slides 1980

Box 3, Folder 9

Grapes and Figs Are In Season: Three VHS Tapes, One DVD 1999

Box 3, Folder 10

Grapes and Figs Are In Season: Press, Programs, Correspondence, Newsletters, Script, Photos 1990-1996

Box 3, Folder 11

Jump St: Photo Prints 1977

Box 3, Folder 12

Lady Lazarus: Scripts 1974

Box 3, Folder 13

Lady Lazarus: Photo Prints of Performance at Mark Taper Forum 1974

Box 3, Folder 14

Lady Lazarus: Audio Cassette 1974

Box 3, Folder 15

The Landscape of My Body: Programs, Scripts 1990

Box 3, Folder 16

The Lower Depths: Background Research, Programs, Staging 1997

Box 3, Folder 17

The Lower Depths: Original Script, Background Materials 1998

Box 3, Folder 18

The Lower Depths: Rehearsal Photos from Studio A.C.T. May-June 1998

Box 3, Folder 19

Mother Jones: Scripts and Song Lyrics 1975

Box 3, Folder 20

Mother Jones: Programs, Press, Background Materials, CD, Audio Cassette 1975-1976

Box 3, Folder 21

Mother Jones: Photo Prints and Contact Sheets 1975

Box 3, Folder 22

Notes from a Pullman Porter's Daughter: Script, Contact Sheet 2009

Box 3, Folder 23

Paula: Original Book Inscribed to Rue by Isabel Allende 1995

Box 4, Folder 1

Paula: Background Research (1 of 2) 1971-2003

Box 4, Folder 2

Paula: Background Research (2 of 2) 2001

Box 4, Folder 3

Paula: Flyer, Marked-up Script 2004

Box 4, Folder 4

Paula: Original Script, Typed Up at St. Lawrence University 2001

Box 4, Folder 5

Paula at St. Lawrence University: Poster Signed by Cast, Script 2001

Box 4, Folder 6

Paula: Final Script 2001

Box 4, Folder 7

Paula: Notes on Future Script 2001

Box 4, Folder 8

Paula: Full, Unedited Script Begun With at American Conservatory Theatre 1997

Box 4, Folder 9

Paula: Original Production Script - American Conservatory Theatre 1997

Box 4, Folder 10

Paula: Show Slides

Box 4, Folder 11

Paula: Slides Marked Box 1: 1-22 2000

Box 4, Folder 12

Paula: Slides Marked Box 2: 23-47 2000

Box 4, Folder 13

Paula: Slides Marked Box 3: 48-72 2000

Box 4, Folder 14

Paula: Slides Marked Box 4: 73-97 2000

Box 4, Folder 15

Paula: Slides Marked Box 5: 98 to 122 2000

Box 4, Folder 16

Paula: Slides Marked Box 6: 123-140 2000

Box 4, Folder 17

Paula: Slides Marked: Media Slides, Left Media #2, Right Side Media #3 2000

Box 4, Folder 18

Paula: Slides Marked: Prolog Slides, Left Side Media #1 2000

Box 4, Folder 19

Paula: Slides Marked: Production Slides, St. Lawrence University 2001

Box 4, Folder 20

Paula at American Conservatory Theatre: Programs, Correspondence, Posters, Headshots 1997

Box 4, Folder 21

Paula at American Conservatory Theatre: Staging Notes 1997

Box 4, Folder 22

Paula at California State University Monterey Bay 2004

Box 4, Folder 23

Paula at Eureka Theatre

Box 4, Folder 24

Paula at St. Lawrence University: Photos, Reviews, Programs, Set Design 2001

Box 4, Folder 25

Paula: Rights, Potential Budgets, Correspondence 1997-2004

Box 4, Box 26

Paula: Seven Cassette Tapes Including Music Segments, Canto General, The Death of Democracy in Chile

Box 4, Folder 27

Paula: Two VHS Tapes: Homenaje Epoca de Cambios, St. Lawrence University 2001

Box 4, Folder 28

Paula: One DVD: Performance at CSUMB; Six CDRs: Photos, PowerPoint, Scenes,Voiceovers 2004

Box 4, Folder 29

Paula: Two VHS Tapes: Teleanalisis; Studio of American Conservatory Theatre 1988-1997

Box 4, Folder 30

Paula: Two VHS Tapes: Mensajes de Chile; American Conservatory Theatre

Box 4, Folder 31

Paula: Two VHS Tapes: The Battle of Chile Parts One and Two 1975-1976

Box 5, Folder 1

Polaroid Stories: Scripts, Program, Music, Press, Photo CDs 2003

Box 5, Folder 2

Positive Women: Background Materials, Script, Budget, Funding, Biographies 1994

Box 5, Folder 3

Positive Women: VHS Tape 1994

Box 5, Folder 4

Rabbit Hole: DVDs, Poster, Program, Scripts 2010

Box 5, Folder 5

Safe House: Photo Prints, Mark Taper Forum 1978

Box 5, Folder 6

Spoon River Anthology: Scrapbook, Program, Press, Photo Print 1982

Box 5, Folder 7

The Terry Project: One VHS Tape of Play Performance May 6, 1983

Box 5, Folder 8

The Terry Project: Background Materials, Correspondence 1981-1982

Box 5, Folder 9

The Terry Project: Scripts 1981

Box 5, Folder 10

The Terry Project: Photo Prints and Negatives From Workshop at Post 1983

Box 5, Folder 11

The Terry Project: Hardbound Script 1981

Box 10, Folders 9-10

Unmarked Audio Cassettes Containing Audio Cues for Plays, and Radio Programs

Box 10, Folders 6-8

Unmarked Photo Negatives, Prints, and Slides from Play Performances.

 

Subseries 2. Plays by Other Authors 1922-2002

Box 5, Folder 12

Boesing, Martha: Antigone Too; My Other Heart; The Web; The Witness 1981-2001

Box 5, Folder 13

Chaiken, Joe: The War in Heaven 1988

Box 5, Folder 14

Copelin, David: The Rabbi of Ragged Ass Road; Prayers 1996-2000

Box 5, Folder 15

Fo, Dario: Mistero Boffo 1969

Box 5, Folder 16

Solis, Octavio: Bethlehem 1998

Box 5, Folder 17

Stein, Gertrude: Lend a Hand 1922

Box 5, Folder 18

Various Authors: Plays About Religion and Faith (1 of 2) 2002

Box 5, Folder 19

Various Authors: Plays About Religion and Faith (2 of 2) 1933-2001

 

Subseries 3. Artistic Director: San Khau Viet Cali Theatre 1998-2010

Box 5, Folder 20

CDRs: Acting - A Way of Life Presentation; Acting Workshop Digital Photos 2002

Box 5, Folder 21

DVDs of Play Performances: A Green Castle; The Silent Sacrifice; Who Shot Her? 2007-2010

Box 5, Folder 22

Exhibit Brochures and Booklets on Vietnamese Artists and Vietnam 2000-2001

Box 6, Folder 1

Like Heaven/Nhu Thien Dang: Bilingual Play Scripts and Programs, DVD 2001

Box 6, Folder 2

Love's Shadow: Bilingual Play Script, Programs, Photos 2003

Box 6, Folder 3

Photo Prints and Negatives from Various Plays 2000

Box 6, Folder 4

Press: Reviews 1999-2001

Box 6, Folder 5

Teatro Alviso 2000

Box 6, Folder 6

Toxic Avengers Theater: Audio Cassette Runcard

Box 6, Folder 7

Toxic Avengers Theater: Five Audio Cassettes

Box 6, Folder 8

Toxic Avengers Theater: History, Research, Toxicity Articles 1998-2002

Box 6, Folder 9

Toxic Avengers Theater: Photo Prints

Box 6, Folder 10

Toxic Avengers Theater: Press 2000

Box 6, Folder 11

Toxic Avengers Theater: VHS Tapes: Sad Broken Pieces; Hi Tech Calaca 1999

Box 6, Folder 12

VHS Tapes: Alviso; Like Heaven 2000-2001

Box 6, Folder 13

VHS Tapes: Primary Material; Milpitas VN Worksop

 

Series III. Educational Courses and Workshops 1913-2017

Scope and Contents

This series contains 55 folders and documents workshops and college courses taught by Victoria Rue. The workshops and colleges were both religious and secular. The materials in the series include syllabi, research materials, student coursework, and DVDs, VHS, CDRs, and audio cassettes.

Arrangement

Subseries 1 is organized alphabetically by subject/title/place. Subseries 2 is organized alphabetically. Subseries 3 is organized chronologically. Subseries 4 is organized alphabetically. Subseries 5 is organized alphabetically.
 

Subseries 1. Interfaith Workshops 1995-2016

Box 6, Folder 14

Acting Out Genesis July 11, 1995

Box 6, Folder 15

The Exodus in Jewish and Islamic Traditions: A Halaqa Seder (1 of 2) 2016

Box 6, Folder 16

The Exodus in Jewish and Islamic Traditions: A Halaqa Seder (2 of 2) 2016

Box 6, Folder 17

Hannya and God 1996

Box 6, Folder 18

India: Bandhavi and Odisha 2014

Box 6, Folder 19

India: Bangalore Lecture Poster October 17, 2014

Box 6, Folder 20

India: United Theological College Bangalore 2014

Box 6, Folder 21

India: VGS and Parichay 2014

Box 6, Folder 22

India: Various Workshops, Sarah and Hagar 2014

Box 6, Folder 23

Kappen Lectures 2014

Box 7, Folder 1

Mary/Maryam Research 2016

Box 7, Folder 2

Mary/Maryam Production (1 of 2) 2016

Box 7, Folder 3

Mary/Maryam Production (2 of 2) 2016

 

Subseries 2. Secular Workshops 1979-2014

Box 7, Folder 4

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha July 2014

Box 7, Folder 5

Poetry Workshop: River Manor Healthcare Facility 1981

Box 7, Folder 6

Remembering: Workshop with the Elderly at River Manor Health Care Facility June 1981

Box 7, Folder 7

Self-History Workshop at Brooklyn Psychiatric Center: Interviews, Photo Negatives and Contact Sheet, Narrative of Exhibit 1979

Box 11

Self-History Workshop at Brooklyn Psychiatric Center: Oversize Photo Prints 1979

Box 7, Folder 8

Syllabi and Course Materials for Workshops

 

Subseries 3. Biblical Drama Course 1913-2007

Box 7, Folder 9

Hemorrhaging Women: Research Materials 1983-1999

Box 7, Folder 10

Lot's Wife: Research Materials 1913, 1991-1998

Box 7, Folder 11

Ruth and Naomi: Research Materials 1913, 1987-1992

Box 7, Folder 12

Sarah and Hagar: Research Materials (1 of 2) 1975-1996

Box 7, Folder 13

Sarah and Hagar: Research Materials (2 of 2) 1993-2007

Box 7, Folder 14

Biblical Drama: Original Reader (1 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 15

Biblical Drama: Original Reader (2 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 16

Biblical Drama: Reader (1 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 17

Biblical Drama: Reader (2 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 18

Biblical Drama: Background Art Reader (1 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 19

Biblical Drama: Background Art Reader (2 of 2) 2000

Box 7, Folder 20

DVD: Biblical Drama Workshop; CDR: Religion and Theatre Workshop 2000-2004

Box 7, Folder 21

VHS: Biblical Drama, S.L.U.; A Feminist Reads the Bible 2000

 

Subseries 4. Project Director, Literacy and Theatre Project 2002-2003

Box 8, Folder 1

Do You Read Me? Audio Cassette and CDR Containing Photos March 7, 2003

Box 8, Folder 2

Do You Read Me? Photo Prints 2003

Box 8, Folder 3

Do You Read Me? Scripts 2003

Box 8, Folder 4

Do You Read Me? VHS Tape March 7, 2003

Box 8, Folder 5

Final Report 2003

Box 8, Folder 6

Script and Possible Scenes 2002

Box 8, Folder 7

Student Evaluations 2002

Box 8, Folder 8

Student Journals 2002

 

Subseries 5. Other College Courses 2012-2017

Box 8, Folder 9

California Institute of Integral Studies Fall 2013

Box 8, Folder 10

Pacific School of Religion 2013

Box 8, Folder 11

San Jose State University 2012-2017

 

Series IV. Ordinations and Priesthood Activities

Scope and Contents

This series contains 56 folders and documents Dr. Rue’s religious activities, including her ordination as a woman deacon and a woman priest in the Roman Catholic Church. The materials in the series include research papers, press, lectures, sermons, conferences, prayers, rituals, travel papers, and DVDs, VHS, CDRs, audio cassettes, and photos.

Arrangement

Each subseries is arranged alphabetically.
 

Subseries 1. Religious Research and Writings 1988-2008

Box 8, Folder 12

Articles by Victoria Rue on Religion 1988-2005

Box 8, Folder 13

CDRs: Proofs of Rue's Book "Acting Religious" 2004

Box 8, Folder 14

Historical Calendars on Women in the Church by Dorothy Irvin 2003-2008

Box 8, Folder 15

Resources and Prayers

Box 8, Folder 16

Ritual: Ecological

Box 8, Folder 17

Ritual: Feminist Liturgy and Articles

Box 8, Folder 18

Ritual: General Research

Box 8, Folder 19

Ritual: Jewish

 

Subseries 2. Priesthood and Religious Activities 1987-2012

Box 8, Folder 20

Audio Cassettes: Sermons, Conference Recordings 1987-2007

Box 8, Folder 21

Bumper Stickers, Flyers, Bookmarks

Box 8, Folder 22

The Cathedral Project: Thesis by Dinah Hall April 9, 1990

Box 8, Folder 23

DVD and Bylaws of Sophia in Trinity, A Roman Catholic Community

Box 8, Folder 24

DVDs: Lectures, Documentary, Speeches 2008-2010

Box 8, Folder 25

DVDs: Liturgies, Marriage Officiations, Roman Catholic Womanpriests 2002-2008

Box 8, Folder 26

Indonesia: Marriage Performed by Rue July 27, 2008

Box 8, Folder 27

Indonesia: Trip Notes Summer 2008

Box 8, Folder 28

Korea Visit with Roman Catholic Womenpriests 2005

Box 8, Folder 29

Lectures and Homilies by Rue; TEDx Talk Transcript 2006-2012

Box 8, Folder 30

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Talks Given By Rue 2005-2008

Box 8, Folder 31

Sermons by Victoria Rue 2002-2012

Box 8, Folder 32

Thailand: Dhammanda

 

Subseries 3. Ordaining Women 2004-2015

Box 8, Folder 33

Conversations on Ordaining Women 2005

Box 8, Folder 34

DVD: Roman Catholic Womanpriests UCSD Osher Lecture Series; Audio Cassette: Women Seeking Ordination 2004-2007

Box 8, Folder 35

DVDs: Documentary "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican"; Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordination 2007, 2011

Box 8, Folder 36

Ordination to the Priesthood of Maria Eitz May 26, 2013

Box 8, Folder 37

Roman Catholic Church Ordination Organizing July 2005

Box 8, Folder 38

Roman Catholic Womanpriests: Conversations and Correspondence 2006

Box 8, Folder 39

Roman Catholic Womanpriests: Press, Photo Prints, Protests 2006-2010

Box 8, Folder 40

Roman Catholic Womanpriests: Publication 2013

Box 9, Folder 1

VHS Tapes: WNT Women's Ordination; Women of the Holy Road 2006

Box 9, Folder 2

Women's Ordination Worldwide Conference, Philadelphia 2015

Box 9, Folder 3

Women's Ordination Worldwide: Confecting the Pope Workshop May 2015

Box 9, Folder 4

Women's Ordination Worldwide: Second Ecumenical Conference Book July 2005

 

Subseries 4. Victoria Rue's Ordinations 2004-2010

Box 9, Folder 5

Award Plaque: Dignity San Francisco Pax et Bonum Award Presented to Rue April 17, 2010

Box 9, Folder 6

Copies of Ordination Papers 2006

Box 9, Folder 7

DVDs: Ordinations 2004-2006

Box 9, Folder 8

Framed Photo of Rue

Box 9, Folder 9

Liturgy from Rue's Ordination to the Diaconate, Passau, Germany 2004

Box 9, Folder 10

Magazine Articles and Press Releases on Rue and the Roman Catholic Church 2004-2007

Box 9, Folder 11

Newspaper Articles About Rue and the Roman Catholic Church (1 of 2) 2005-2006

Box 9, Folder 12

Newspaper Articles About Rue and the Roman Catholic Church (2 of 2) 2005-2006

Box 9, Folder 13

VHS Tapes: Fox TV Ordination, Rue's Ordination 2005

Box 9, Folder 14

VHS Tapes: Homosexuality and the Church; Rue Interview on CBS Morning Show; ABC News- Female Presiding Episcopal Bishop 2006

 

Subseries 5. A Critical Mass: Women Celebrating Eucharist 1997-2003

Box 9, Folder 15

Book Project Research 2000-2002

Box 9, Folder 16

Eucharist Bookmarks and Brochures

Box 9, Folder 17

Interview Transcripts (1 of 2) 2001-2002

Box 9, Folder 18

Interview Transcripts (2 of 2) 2001

Box 9, Folder 19

Liturgical Scripts and Correspondence 1997-2000

Box 9, Folder 20

Photo Prints from Events (1 of 2) 1998

Box 9, Folder 21

Photo Prints from Events (2 of 2) 1997

Box 9, Folder 22

Press, Correspondence, Newsletters, Agendas 1995-2002

Box 10, Folder 1

Press Releases, Grant Funding, Talking Points 1999-2003

Box 10, Folder 2

Talks 1997-1998

Box 10, Folder 3

VHS: Critical Mass News Clips; March 15 Mass; DVD: Critical Mass Footage

Box 10, Folder 4

VHS: A Critical Mass; A Critical Mass Anniversary 1997-2002

Box 10, Folder 5

VHS, Audio Cassette Tapes, Hi-8 Video Cassette 1998