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University Theatre Production Records

 Collection
Identifier: 20/20

Scope and Contents

This series comprises University Theatre production reports prepared by various production crew heads. The production reports for productions staged between 1934 and 1955 include such information as names of crew members, set and prop renderings, ground plans, reports of hours worked by student crew members and their grade evaluations.

They are arranged sequentially by major production number. Unfortunately, reports are missing for the following productions: #141, #144, #157, #159-162, #164-166, #175-181, #202-205, #207, #210-268, #272, #284.

These records correspond to the University Theatre Prompt Books (Series 20/7) and should help researchers obtain a more complete picture of a particular production. These records also might be used in conjunction with the pertinent production photographs in the Archives' Photographic Collection.

Dates

  • 1934-1955

Creator

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.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series comprises University Theatre production reports prepared by various production crew heads. The production reports for productions staged between 1934 and 1955 include such information as names of crew members, set and prop renderings, ground plans, reports of hours worked by student crew members and their grade evaluations. Reports without production numbers appended are interfiled chronologically within the series. These records correspond to the University Theatre Prompt Books (Series 20/7) and should help researchers obtain a more complete picture of a particular production. These records also might be used in conjunction with the pertinent production photographs in the Northwestern University Archives' Photographic Collection.

Arrangement

The production reports are arranged in chronological order; reports with and without production numbers are interfiled in a single sequence.

Method of Acquisition

The University Theatre Production Records were transferred to the University Archives by Dr. Leslie Hinderycx, Chairman of the Theatre Department on October 28, 1980, as Accession #80-169.

Related Materials

Bound volumes of University Theatre Programs, University Archives, Room 110.

University Theatre Prompt Books, 1934-1984 (Series 20/7)

For a chronological listing of University Theatre productions, see University Archives General Files: School of Speech, Theatre, Dept. of; Permanent Record of University Theatre Productions.

Processing Information

Joel Crouse Jr., November 12, 1980.
Title
Guide to the University Theatre Production Records
Author
Joel Crouse Jr.
Date
12/11/1980
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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