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Maher Ahmad (1950-  ) Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/104
Abstract Maher Ahmad (B.A. 71, M.F.A. 74) is a highly successful production designer who has worked in theater, television, and film from Chicago to New York City to Hollywood.  The Maher Ahmad Papers consist of material relating to his early life and general education, but primarily focuses on his work as a designer for the theater.  The bulk of the collection is production design materials including set, lighting, and costume designs.  Ahmad's teaching notes for the numerous theatre-related classes he...
Dates: 1962-1992; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2010

Paul Barrosse Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/114
Abstract Scripts and other materials produced by Paul Barosse (1958- ), an actor, and writer for television and motion pictures.
Dates: 1973-1997; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2011

Bud Beyer (1940-) Papers

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Identifier: 20/70
Abstract The Papers of Bud Beyer, NU alumnus and long-time (1972-2008) faculty member at NU's School of Communication, include biographical files, teaching materials, professional activities, and shows. The bulk of the collection consists of  notes, scripts and clippings from Beyer's work as a mime instructor and from theatrical productions he directed.
Dates: 1956-2012; Other: Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Robert S. Breen (1909-1991) Papers

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Identifier: 20/42
Abstract Professor Robert S. Breen joined the faculty of the Northwestern University in 1947. Professor Breen’s distinguished academic career included his originating and refining the concept of Chamber Theatre. Chamber Theatre, now widely known and used, permitted the dramatic presentation of fiction and non-fiction without the artificial elimination of the narrator which more traditional dramatizations required. Readers' Theatre, the ensemble presentation of dramatic literature, were also a research...
Dates: 1909-1992

Jean Cantwell-Sheldon Harnick Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/106
Abstract Sheldon Harnick is a lyricist of numerous musical productions performed at broadway and other musical theatres and operas. As a major in violin at NU School of Music he began writing lyrics for the Waa-Mu show. In 1960 he won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1993. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Dates: 1947-2011; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2013

Records of the Children's Theatre of Evanston

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Identifier: 55/19
Abstract The records of the Children's Theatre of Evanston (Illinois) date from 1925 to 1986, with the bulk of the records falling between 1957 and 1986. The records are concerned with administration, education, fundraising, and production. They document the Theatre's changing relationships with Northwestern University and School District 65; the practice of Winifred Ward's drama education theory at public schools in Evanston; and Theatre performances between 1925 and 1986.
Dates: 1925-1986

James F. Coakley Papers

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Identifier: 20/78
Abstract James F. Coakley joined Northwestern University's theatre faculty as Assistant Professor of Theatre in 1971.  The James F. Coakley Papers, spanning the years from 1960 through 1993, comprise three boxes and are arranged in seven sub-series: biographical materials, education, scripts, publications, research, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1961-1993; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/2009

Edward J. Crowley (1906-1984) Papers

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Identifier: 20/47
Abstract Crowley joined the faculty of Northwestern University as an Instructor in Dramatic Production in September 1949. In 1951, he began teaching Contemporary Theatre, and initiated the concept of organizing theatre parties for groups of students who received tickets at a reduced group rate. The Edward Joseph Crowley Papers are arranged in one and one-half boxes. They span the period 1933-1966. The Papers are organized into seven subseries: biographical materials, correspondence, radio scripts,...
Dates: 1933-1966

Nancy Dussault (1936- ) Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/153
Abstract Nancy Dussault (1936- ), a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Music (1957), is a singer and actress. Her long career includes starring roles in many Broadway musicals and on television. Her collection spans the years 1936-2014 and contains mostly scripts, programs, and news clippings from performances, along with some personal and biographical materials and correspondence.
Dates: 1936-2014

Frank Galati (1943-) Papers

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Identifier: 20/68
Abstract The Frank Galati Papers fill 38 boxes and span the years 1948-2006; the bulk of the papers date between 1965 and 2005. The papers consist mostly of scripts and other notes from the plays he wrote, directed or in which he acted. Biographical files include personal information about Galati and his family. They also include resumes (Box 1, Folder 1), drafts of speeches he made (Box 1, Folder 6) and materials from awards he received and workshops he attended (Box 1, Folder 7).
Dates: 1948 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1965 - 2005

Lilla A. Heston (1927-1984) Papers

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Identifier: 20/28
Abstract Lilla Heston was a professor in the Interpretation Department of the School of Speech at Northwestern University. She was a prolific author, editor, and performer, focusing on drama and the interpretation of literature. She wrote numerous articles and reviews relating to literature and performance, edited textbooks on drama, and adapted, directed, and performed in scores of stage productions throughout her career. The Lilla Heston papers are arranged into the following subseries: biographical...
Dates: 1948-1984

Donald H. Horton (1908-1992) Photographs

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Identifier: 75/31/12
Abstract The series is comprised of Donald H. Horton's photographs documenting curricular affairs, theatrical productions, student activities, and special events sponsored by the Northwestern University School of Speech. The photographs, in print format of various standard sizes, date from the summer of 1940 when Horton was a student at the School. Included among the photographs are several notable images of School of Speech faculty and of Carl Sandburg's and Edgar Bergen's visits to the Northwestern...
Dates: 1940

Virgil C. Johnson Papers

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Identifier: 20/76
Abstract The papers of costume designer Virgil Johnon, Northwestern University alumnus and faculty member in the School of Communication (1969-2007), include biographical and teaching files as well as costume and stage sketches and production material.
Dates: 1957-2013; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2008

Howard Kissel (1942-2012) Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/119
Abstract Howard William Kissel (1942-2012), a theatre critic and writer from Wisconsin, wrote for Women’s Wear Daily and a number of other publications. In 1986, he was appointed chief theatre critic for The New York Daily News, a position which he held for nearly 20 years.  He also published over a half-dozen books, and wrote plays and musicals for most of his life. Materials in this collection include handwritten notes, drafts of...
Dates: 1930 - 2012; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990; Other: Date acquired: 02/08/2010

Charlotte Lee (1909-1995) Papers

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Identifier: 20/43
Abstract The papers of Charlotte I. Lee (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1945; member of the University's Department of Interpretation faculty, 1945-1974) consist of biographical materials, correspondence dating from 1960-1986, publication and lecture materials, course grades and Northwestern University alumni fundraising records. Biographical materials, correspondence, and publications and lecture materials comprise the bulk of the collection.
Dates: 1948-1986

Records of Light Opera Works

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Identifier: 55/49
Abstract Light Opera Works is a non-for-profit, professional musical theatre company founded in 1980. In addition to producing three to four shows per year, Light Opera Works puts on annual benefits and concerts. The records of Light Opera Works include contact sheets, marketing, correspondence, press clippings, press releases, stage, set and costume designs, photographic slides, financial ledgers, and audiocassette tapes that relate to the creative and business history of the company.
Dates: 1980-2011

Marshall Mason (1940- ) Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/194
Abstract Marshall W. Mason (born February 24, 1940; B.A., Northwestern University School of Communication, 1961) is an American theater director, educator, and writer. He founded the Circle Repertory Company in New York City and was artistic director of the company for 18 years (1969-1987). He has received many awards over a long career in the theater, among them an Obie Award for Sustained Achievement in 1983 and, in 2016, the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. His papers fill 190...
Dates: 1907-2019; Majority of material found within 1940-2019

Joseph W. Miller (1906-1979) Papers

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Identifier: 52/3
Abstract The Joe Miller Papers are contained in five boxes and span the years 1924-1979. The collection contains biographical information, materials relating to his early life in Ottumwa, Iowa, and two important events in his Northwestern career: the 25th Waa-Mu show in 1956, and Miller's retirement in 1975. Two scrapbooks complete the collection.
Dates: 1924-1979

Lee Mitchell (1906-1988) Papers

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Identifier: 20/14
Abstract The Lee Mitchell Papers consist of a variety of materials which reflect his activities as an educator, stage designer, author, and director of theater productions. The collection materials related to the plays directed by Mitchell as well as biographical materials. The most comprehensive and significant component of the collection consists of a variety of materials relating to 28 plays which Mitchell directed between 1946 and 1971. The quantity and quality of the notes for each production...
Dates: 1929-1983

Lynne O'Neill Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/132
Abstract Lynne O’Neill (Elaine Jose Nolan) was a burlesque dancer, model, magazine contributor, and realtor. The collection spans the years 1931 through 2000. and consists of biographical and professional documents, fan mail, publications, photographs, and artifacts.
Dates: 1938-2000

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Mearns, Hughes, 1875-1965 1
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Mitchell, Lee, 1906-1988 1
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Phi Beta. Alpha Chapter (Northwestern University) 1
Piven Theatre Workshop 1
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Robinson, Claudia Webster 1
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 1
Schoenbaum, S. (Samuel), 1927-1996 1
Scott, Elizabeth Franklin, 1906-2002 1
Scott, W. B. (Walter Bernard), 1906-1980 1
Second City (Theater company) 1
Shakespeare and the Public Conference (1975 : Evanston, Ill.) 1
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 1
Speech Communication Association. Interpretation Division 1
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1
Theatre 65 1
Thurman, Anne H. 1
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