Northwestern

Waa-Mu Show, Records of the, Edit

Summary

Identifier
52/1

Dates

  • 1929-1992 (Creation)

Extents

  • 62.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Northwestern's Waa-Mu Show, the musical revue that helped to launch the careers of dozens of Broadway and Hollywood performers, has been a campus tradition since 1929. The goal of the annual show is to celebrate all aspects of musical theater and highlight the talents of undergraduate student performers. The Records of the Waa-Mu Show are organized chronologically by year and listed under the name of the show for each year. The files typically include correspondence, thank you and congratulatory letters, press releases, publicity, advertising, promotions, forms, receipts and general materials. Some years also include scripts, audition records, and librettos.

  • Scope and Contents

    Description: Boxes 1-35

    The Records of the Waa-Mu Show date from 1929 to 1973, representing years when Joe Miller directed the productions. The files typically include correspondence, thank you letters and congratulatory letters, press releases, publicity, advertising, promotions as well as forms, receipts and general materials. Some years also include scripts, audition records, and librettos.

  • Arrangement Note

    Records are organized chronologically by year and listed under the name of the show for each year.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Unknown.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Related Materials

    See Also: Kirk W. Morledge, To the Memories: A History of the Northwestern University Waa-Mu Show, 1929-1980 (Evanston: Northwestern University, 1980)

    Cross References: Series 52/2: Records of the Dean of Special Events Joe W. Miller (1906-1979), 1929-1976, and the Joe W. Miller Biographical File in the Reading Room of the University Archives.

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