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Addition 2 1964-1984

 Series
Identifier: Series 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The prompt books for theatrical productions of Northwestern University's School of Speech include scripts for University Theatre productions, annotated for use by the prompter, along with sketches of the staging and other notes.

Prompt books are organized numerically by production number (when known). The 104 bound prompt books have a volume number stamped on their spines; this volume number is the same as the number of the production. Bound prompt books include most of the productions from number 50 (1933) through number 320 (1957). The container list for the bound volumes includes play title, production number, dates staged, author, and director. Boxes 1-12 hold unbound, foldered prompt books, also arranged by production number order; however, because of the order in which they were received by the University Archives, the dates run as follows: boxes 1-5, 1956-78; boxes 6-9, 1943-1951; boxes 10-12, 1964-1984. The container list for the boxed prompt books shows the box and folder numbers, production number, title, and dates staged.

In some cases, there is no production number, either because it is not known or because the production was not part of the regular University Theatre series.

Dates

  • 1933-1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

From the Collection: 12.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Description of the addition

This addition to the University Theatre Prompt Books series includes unbound prompt books for productions dating between 1964-1984. No University Theatre production number can be located in the prompt books. The addition is therefore arranged chronologically according to the date of stage production. Finding Aid Scanned and Reformatted: Andrew Green, October 2002

Separated materials

Duplicate prompt books from "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" and "Mother Courage and Her Children" were discarded.

Acquisition information

This addition to the University Theatre Prompt Books series was acquired by the University Archives from Robert Schneidemann, Dept. of Theatre and interpretation, on 30 May 1986 (Accession 86-86).

Conditions governing access

None

Processor

James Andorfer, 16 May 1989.

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635