Western College Theatre/Peabody Players Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 THEATRE

Dates

  • 1853-1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 7.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 7.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Collection of materials about theatre and the Peabody Players Theatre Company at Western College.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged into various folders and boxes chronologically by names of productions and subjects related to theatre.

    Theatre/Peabody Players

    7 Boxes

    BOX 1 : Theatrical Productions 1853 - 1974

    Folder 1: Programs, 1853 – 1899

    * "The Vacation Polka, Composed and Dedicated to the Class of 1860" by Miss Mary E. Adams * February 14, 1898, “Matinee Musicale at the Residence of Mrs. A. J. Marsh of Hartwell. O.” * October 21, 1898, “Scotch Character Sketches”

    Folder 2: Programs, 1900 – 1909

    * February 24, 1903, “Cricket on the Hearth” * May 13, 1903, “Comus – A Masque” Photocopy * March 1, 1904, “Les Romanesques” * March 7, 1905, “She Stoops to Conquer” (Senior Class) * December 5, 1905, “A Russian Honeymoon” * April 9, 1907, “Der Bibliothekar” * February 9, 1908, “She Stoops to Conquer” (Junior Class) * Thanksgiving Eve, 1908, Part I. “Mr. Bob” (Comedy), Part II. “Glancing Through a Magazine” * October 27, 1908, “ H. M. S. Pinafore” * April 13, 1909, “Dornroschen” * November 2, 1909, “Miss Fearless and Company” * Thanksgiving Eve, 1909, “Bobby Shaftoe” * Thanksgiving, 1909, “The House-boat on the Styx ” * November 30, 1909, “H. M. S. Pinafore”

    Folder 3: Programs, 1910 – 1919

    * March 1, 1910, “Bataille de Dames” * March 8, 1910, “Pride and Prejudice” * November 8, 1910, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Julius Caesar” * February 21, 1911, “Der Schimmel” * March 21, 1911, “The Little Minister” * April 18, 1911, “The Captives of Titus Maccius Plautus” * March 15, 1912, “ Quality Street ” * March 19, 1912, “When Knighthood Was in Flower” * November 27, 1912, “ Cranford ” * Unknown date 1914, "The Feast of Solhaug" * June 12, 1916, “The Shoemaker's Holiday ” * May 3, 1919, “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”

    Folder 4: Programs, 1920 – 1929

    * January 22, 1921, “Spreading the News” * May 27, 1922, “Little Women” * May 26, 1923, “The Honey-Moon” * June 6, 1925, “The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife” * May 29, 1926, “The Romantic Age” * June 7, 1926, “The Admirable Crichton” * January 22, 1927, “The Merry, Merry Cuckoo” * April 9 1927, “Thirty Minutes in a Street” * May 28, 1927, Three One-Act Plays: o I. “Pan Pipes---A Woodland Play” o II. “Mac Hamlet, Hys Handycap” o III. “The Prince Who Was a Piper” * March 16, 1928, “The Florist Shop” * November 28, 1928, “A Thousand Years Ago” * June 10, 1929, “The Cradle Song”

    Folder 5: Programs, 1930 – 1939

    * 1930, Europe and the Passion Play * January 18, 1930, The Faculty Presents: o I. “ Diamond and Mandy on Their Honeymoon” o II. “ The Sleeping Car” o III. “A Bum Ballet” o IV. Mrs. Connolly's Cashmere ” * February 28, 1930, “Insomnia” * March 22, 1930, “Windows” * November 26, 1930, “Green Stockings” * April 18, 1931, “Milestones” * November 25, 1931, “The Charm School ” * March 19, 1932, “Expressing Willie” * June 6, 1932, “Peer Gynt” * November 23, 1932, “Such a Little Queen” * December 3, 1932, “Original Plays and Old Tales” * February 18, 1933, “The Loving Cup” * November 29, 1933, “Engaged” * February 10, 1934, “The Man in the Bowler Hat” * March 3, 1934, “The Three Chauffeurs” * March 24, 1934, “The Intimate Strangers” * April 21, 1934, “Unyun” * November 2, 1934, “…The White Snake” + song lyrics and Donation Letter from 1996 * November 28, 1934, “Miss Lulu Bett” * March 23, 1935, “The Importance of Being Earnest” * November 27, 1935, “Clarence” * March 21, 1936, “Pride and Prejudice” * February 22, 1936, “Evening Clothes” * October 5, 1936, “Puppets for Peace” (two) * November 25, 1936, “Our Mutual Friend” (No program; Includes script and a newspaper article) * March 20, 1937, “Fresh Fields” * April 17, 1937, “Swing Fever” * October 9, 1937, “Goodbye, Mr. Plantido” (certificate) * (No month nor day) 1938, “Little Women” * November 23, 1938, “The Enchanted April” * April 23, 1938, “The Patchwork Girl of Ox” * March 11, 1939, Faculty Plays: o “Rhapsody of Errors” o “The Lost Elevator” o “The Twelve-Pound Look” o “The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife” * Sophomore Class of 1939, “Our Mutual Friend” * Freshman Class of 1939, “Peter The Pied Piper” * Freshman Class of 1939, “Trifles” * November 4, 1939, “The Lawful Truth” * November 19, 1939, “Satan Takes a Holiday ”

    Folder 6: Programs, 1940 – 1949

    * Sophomore Class of 1940,“Spring Dance” * Freshman Class of 1940, “The Spirit of the Thing” * May 17, 1941, “ Orange Is My Mother's Hen-House” * May 9, 1942, “Heaven Can Wait” * May 30, 1942, “The Winter's Tale” * Sophomore Class of 1942, “Stage Door” * March 20, 1943, “Purple Is My Papa's Pig Pen” * April 28, 1943, “Dear Students” (plus the script and press release) * May 7, 1943, "On The Stairs" & "Manhattan Gypsy" (two one-Act Plays)(2 copies) * May 31, 1943, “Much Ado About Nothing” * November 4 – 5, 1943, “Letters to Lucerne ” * December 9 – 10, 1943, “The Cradle Song” * March 9, 10, and March 13, 1944, “The Taming of the Shrew” (There is a program, a newspaper article and an unusual invitation to attend.) * Season 1944-1945 Program for “Brief Music”, “Little Women,” “Lady Precious Stream”, “Radio Rescue”, “Little Women,” “Legend of the Lightning” and “Aladdin” with article “Western College to Present Plays” October 5, 1944 * May 4, 1946 and June 3, 1946, “A Midsummer-Night's Dream” * November 23, 1946, “The Roamin' Romans or Tempus Fugit” (Includes the script) * March 8, 1947, “Vacation Daze” * May 5-6, 1947, “Mr. Dooley, Jr.” * May 17, 1947 and June 16, 1947, “Launcelot and Elaine” * March 4-6, 1948, “The Silver Cord” * March 11, 1948, “Rib to Renown” * April 22-23, 1948, “I Remember Alma Mama” (In a binder with the title song.) * November 11-13, 1948, “ Papa Is All” * December 9-11, 1948, “Dangerous Corner” (2 copies) * 1948 (?), “Will O' The Wisp” * March 10-12, 1949, “Ghosts” * April 30, 1949, “Pranks and Pastels” * October 31 and November 1, 1949, “Jack and the Beanstalk” * November 5, 1949, “Feather in Your Cap” * December 1-3, 1949, “The Glass Menagerie”

    BOX 2:

    Folder 7: Programs, 1950 – 1959

    * Class of 1950, “Krazy Kapers” * February 16-18, 1950, “The Far-Off Hills” * April 13-15, 1950 (?), “East Lynne” (2 copies) * April 29, 1950, “Spring Reigns” * May 6, 1950, Newspaper Caption + Original Photo * June 5, 1950, “The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria” (Includes newspaper photo) * October 7, 1950, “The Thread that Runs True” * (?) 1950, “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals” and “The Feast of Barking Women” * January 11-13, 1951, “Suspect” * March 12-13, 1951, “Grandmother Slyboots” * April 19-21, 1951, “The Heiress” * May 7-8, 1951, “Pitch, Patch and the Pirates” * November 15-17, 1951, “Night Must Fall” * March 7-8, 1952 and May 10, 1952, “The Silver Cord” * March 24-25, 1952, “The Glorified Grasshopper” * April 28-29, 1952 and May 10, 1952, “Hansel and Gretel” * November 20-22, 1952, “For Love or Money” (two) * March 19-21, 1953, “Uncle Vanya” * May 9, 1953, “Gammer Gurton's Needle” (photograph included) * November 12-14, 1953, “Hotel Universe” * December 14-15 and December 17, 1953, “Robin Hood” * Class of 1953, “Three Drops in the Bucket” * February 9, 1954, “Three Scenes from Shakespeare” and “For All Time” * March 11-13, 1954, “High Ground” * April 10, 1954, “The Fateful Decision or The Turning of the Tide” * April 26-27 and April 30, 1954, “Simple Simon” (Includes 4 photos) * November 18-20, 1954, “The Curious Savage” * March 3-5, 1955, “The Trojan Women of Euripides” (with ticket stub) * April 23, 1955, “A Day in Yesterday” (one card with program; Includes the script and some notes) * April 25-26, 1955, “Saturday Search” * February 23-25, 1956, “The House of Bernarda Alba” * March 17-18 and March 21, 1957, “Rama and the Tigers” * May 2 and May 5-6, 1957, “The Jester” * November 25-26 and December 6, 1957, “The Puppet Prince” (two copies) * "Announcement of Great Movies" 1957-58 Schedule * "The Foreign Student Production, 1957-58 * March 5, 6, 7, 1959, “Under Milk Wood” (with article and 12 photographs) * March 5, 6, 7, 1959, “Under Milk Wood” (three copies with newspaper articles) * March 5, 6, 7, 1959, “Under Milk Wood” (one copy with newspaper article) * "The Puppeteers of America Festival" program, Aug 3-8, 1959 * "The Puppeteers of America Festival" program, June 25-30, 1962

    Additional Materials: Script for “Under Milkwood”

    Folder 8: Programs, 1960 - 1974

    * March 15–18, 1961, “Stage Whisperers: Misalliance” * March 23, 1961, “The Price of Admission” * April 18-20, 1963, “A Thurber Carnival” * April 29, 1963, “Brak” * November 14-16, 1963, “Royal Gambit” * March 19-21, 1964, “Ardele” and “As You Like It” * April 25, 1964, “Ring Around the Ruins” * May 8,9, 1964, “As You Like It” (two, with Shakespeare Celebration in Ernst May 8-9,” Western World, Vol. IX No. 2, March 1964) * February 13, 1965, “Out of the Crystal Ball” (with ticket stub) * February 25, 1965, “No Exit” (no program; article) * March 15-16, 1965, “The Emperor's Nightingale” * April, 1965, “Oh Boy!” (Includes 6 pages of a newspaper story) * November 18-20, 1966, “Mary Stuart” * March 9-11, 1967, “The Misanthrope” and “Les Precieuses Ridicules” * November 10-11 and November 17-18, 1967, “Gypsy” (4 copies and 3 pages of newspaper reviews) * May 18-19, 1968, “Prometheus Bound” * April 29, 1969, “Oops” * November 13-15, 1969, “Intimate Relations (Les Parents Terribles) * March 13-14 and May 2, 1970, “The Threepenny Opera” (three) * May 31, 1970, “Medieval Mystery Plays” (two) * June, 1971, “Live It Up!” (article, two pages) * 1972-1973 Events Brochure for “A Festival of Hendrik Ibsen”

    Folder 9: Programs Without Years [By using the alumnae directories and performers' graduation dates we were able to add a year. We apologize if the year is not correct; however, we put a question mark by our dates on the programs]

    * 1930: “My Mortal Enemy” * 1932: “Robin Wood and His Tally Tramps” * 1934: “Chu Manchu's Mother-in-Law, or Why Not” * 1935: “Death in the Sheep Stampede or Died in the Wool” * 1947: “Dick Whittington” * 1947: “Ladies in Retirement” * 1948: “ Ladies in Waiting” * 1948: “The Lady Came to Stay”(2 copies) * 1968: “Babes in Arms” (2 copieswith ticket stub) * 1969: “The Miracle Worker” * A Series of Six Sunday Afternoon Film Programs, Year Unknown * “Dorothy Sands,” Article/Program * “A Month in the Country” Flyer * “Julius Caesar” Invitation, March 8, Year Unknown * “Thyme” Program

    Folder 10: Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles

    * “Robin Hood O.K.!” Article * February 21, 1936: Cast of Freshman Play * March 2, 1969: Theater for Kids * May 25, 1947: Unidentified Article of Curtain Going Up * May 15th Year unknown: “The Shoemakers Holiday” * “ Western College One-Act Plays Open Tonight” Article * "Western College Girls Become Apprentice Puppeteers," The Sunday Journal-Herald Spotlight, Nov. 22, 1942 (Located on bottom shelf

    BOX 3 : Peabody Players

    Folder 1: General information, property, costumes, etc.

    * Notes from Property Room (two pages) * Costume Sketch for Elise * Costume Sketch for Trosine * Costume Sketch for Mariane * Costume Sketch for Encyc. Brit. Cost. * Costume Sketch for Encyclopedia Britannica * Costume Sketch for Cleante * Costume Sketch for a Commissary of Police * Costume Sketch for Anselma * Costume Sketch for Middle Class Housewife * Costume Sketch for Maitre Jacques

    Folder 2: Minutes of meetings and members

    * “Method of Tryouts,” Peabody Players, Friday, October 4, 1940 * “Minutes I,” Peabody Players * “Minutes II,” Peabody Players, October 4, 1940 * Minutes for 1/31/41 * Minutes for 1/24/41 * List of Ex-Members

    Folder 3: Correspondence/Letters of interest in joining

    * Letter to Jane Meadon from Elizabeth Sharpe, Monday, February 9, 1942 * Letter to Ethel Burnham from Frances Judy with envelope * Letter to Peabody Players from Ruthhelen Conn * Letter to Jane from Louise Larkins, February 12, 1942 * Letter to Jane Meadon from Jane Harris, February 9, 1942 with envelope * Letter to Jane Meadon from Mary Jane Rehm, with envelope * Letter to Jane Meadon from Dorothy Condix with envelope * Letter to Jane from Pat Hannan, February 12, 1942 * Letter to the Peabody Players from Helen Bradfield, October 9, 1941 * Letter to Peabody Players from Jeanne Allen with envelope * Letter to Peabody Players from Phyllis J. Griffiths with envelope * Letter to Ethel, October 9, 1941 from Marian W. Lush with envelope

    Folder 4: Scripts and notes for “ Albion 's Secret”

    * Stage Sketches * “ Albion 's Secret” Script * “The Albion 's Secret” Production Notes

    Folder 5: Miscellaneous materials for “Gammer Gurton's Needle” (Note: these materials are for the 1939 production)

    * Costume Sketch for Bayley * Costume Sketch for Dr. Rat * Costume Sketch for Tyl * Costume Sketch for Deacon * Costume Sketch for Scape * Costume Sketch for Cocke * Costume Sketch for Char * Costume Sketch for Gammer * Costume Sketch for Hodge * The Peabody Players' “Gammer Gurton's Needle” January 27, 28 Program * Letter to Miss Helen Halsey from Rosamond Gilder, March 15, 1939 * Letter to Miss Helen Halsey from Rosamond Gilder, April 11, 1939 * “Gammer Gurton's Needle” January 1939, Peabody Players Folder with 2 photographs

    Folder 6: Script for “Miracle Play Nativity” [Included is a good luck telegram from Helen Halsey]

    • Program Card for “Miracle Play Nativity” • Western Union Telegram Envelope with Western Union Telegram to The Peabody Players from Helen Halsey, December 17, 1940 • “Miracle Play Nativity” Script • Letter to Miss Marydale Marsh from Ralph K. Hickok, December 17, 1940 with envelope

    Folder 7: Script and notes for “Willie Waugh”

    * Stage Sketches for “Willie Waugh” * Script for “Willie Waugh”

    Folder 8: Miscellaneous scripts

    * Unidentified Script (three pages) * Unidentified Script (three pages) * Script from Scene VIII Herod's Palace (two pages) * Script from Scene VIII The Stables (two pages) * Script of Skit “Orientation” (four pages)

    Folder 9: Miscellaneous drawings of stage layouts

    * Sketch of Fourth Scene, Registrar's Office * Sketch of Fifth Scene, Television * Sketch of Opening Scene and Finale * Sketch of Second Scene, Steno's * Sketch of Third Scene, Dean's Office and Sixth Scene

    Folder 10: Play Production License

    * Play Production License to Western College , 1941

    Additional Materials:

    * Notebook of various Peabody Players' events

    Folder 12: 1993 Article Donated by Jacky Wallace

    • “’…Memory of what we were invades what we are…’ Sondheim’s ‘Follies’…at Western, June 1993- the Magic of Western Shows,” Western College Bulletin, Spring 1993. Donated by Jacky Wallace

    Folder 13: Donations from Lucy Liggett

    • Flyer for the Young People’s Theatre, Circus Day, Monday, April 27, year unknown • Flyer to Laboratory Productions, Leonard Theatre, Tuesday, February 9 and February 15, year unknown • Program for the Class of ‘56’s “The Fateful Decision or the Turning of the Tide,” April 10, 1954 • Flyer for the Western College Theatre Group, Series of Seven Sunday Afternoon Film Programs, year unknown

    BOX 4 : Theater Photographs 1890-1925

    Folder 1: 1890-1900

    * 1890:

    o “The Days” Aesthetic Concert o “Curtain for Aesthetic Concert”

    * 1893:

    o “The Jones Family”

    * 1896:

    o December 9 “Im Reich de Winter Fee” (German Title) o “Table Party”

    * 1897-1898:

    o 3 Photos: Jane Work, Dean Sawyer, Dora Foltz, and Louise Porter;

    * 1897-1898:

    o “Costume Party” February 16, 1898 o “Costume Party” 1897

    Folder 2: 1902

    * Senior “The Rivals” March —3 Photos * Untitled Class Play—2 Photos * Act V, Scene II * 2 untitled photos

    Folder 3: Crowning of the Czar + Czarina, 1902

    * “Coronation of the Czar” –2 Photos * “The Coronation of Queen Alexandra” —2 Photos * “Crowning of the Czar” Photograph of Queen Alexandra (Miss McKee) Being Crowned * Coronation of the Czar Photograph of Miss Finley and Miss Bushnell with Miss Hoyt * Photograph of The Crowning of the Czar, 1902 * Photograph of the Coronation of Queen Alexandra, 1902 * Photograph of the Crowing of the Czar, 1902 * Photograph of Coronation of the Czar, 1902, Miss McKee * Photograph of Crowning of the Czar with Miss McKee and Miss Bushnell, 1902 * Photograph of the Coronation of the Czar, 1902

    Folder 4: 1902-1906

    * 3 untitled photos from “Chinese Play” * Tree Day 1902- “As you Like it” * Senior Play February 4, 1903- “Cricket on the Hearth”- 2 photos * 1906- Untitled photo * Untitled undated photo

    Folder 5: 1907: 6 untitled photos

    Folder 6: 1911-1914

    * 1913 -“Table Party” - 3 Photos * 1914- Untitled photo

    Folder 7: 1923, The Menachai (Plautus): 8 untitled photos

    Folder 8: 1923, Miss Nelly o' New Orleans: 7 untitled photos

    Folder 9: 1928, Antigone: 2 untitled photos

    Folder 10: 1915-1925

    * 1915 --“the House of Rimmor” * Untitled photo 1917? * 1917 --untitled photo * 1919?—untitled * 1920—untitled * 1924— “Christmas” * 1925— “A Mid Summers Nights Dream”

    BOX 5 : Theater Photographs 1931-1950 & Undated Photos

    Folder 1: 1931, “The Cardival”: 2 untitled photos

    Folder 2: 1933, “A Mid Summers Night's Dream” * 2 untitled photos * 1 negative * Newspaper picture

    Folder 3: 1938, “Twelfth Night”: 1 untitled photo

    Folder 4: 1937, “Tree Day”: 2 untitled photos

    Folder 5: 1937-1943

    * 1935- Class of 35 Senior play, 3 pictures * 1936- “Twelfth Night” * 1937- “The School of Princesses ” * 1937- “Pride and Prejudice” * 1939- 2 untitled small photos * 1939- 2 photos from “Gammer Burton 's Needle” * 1940- 6 small photos o Photograph of Jane Meadon Stamm, Anne Chute, Jean Pellens o Photograph of Jean Pellens, I. Fontana , Ellen Bates, A. Chute, Jane Meadon o Photograph of Barbie Chesman, Ethel Burnham Meece o Photograph from “As You Like It” with B. Burke and E. Burnham o Photograph of Georgia Perkins o Photograph from “As You Like It,” of Perkins * 1942, Photograph of Ernst Nature Theatre, * 1942, Photograph of Jane Meadon and Marge West in Ernst Nature Theatre * 1941?- “Spina”

    Folder 6: 1942, “A Winter's Tale”

    * 1 Photo of Jane Meadon and Martha McKee * 1942, “A Winters Tale”

    Folder 7: 1940's - 1950's

    * “Do it yourself” Backstage in Leonard Theatre * 1942, “A Winter's Tale” of Dorothy Goldstone and Carman Wolff * 1942, “A Winter's Tale” of Georgia Perkins, Jane Meadon, Ethel Burnham, Pat Smith, Jean Pellens * 1956, untitled * 1955, 2 untitled photos * 1955, “Theatre Group” * 12 untitled undated photos * 1964??-“Ardele”

    Folder 8: 1940's - 1950's

    * 1944?-untitled * “Kid show” * Stage Crew * Untitled undated * Photograph of Stage Crew, Stemm, Baker, Cox, and Devlin * Photograph of Blualri * “ Alice in wonderland” * 5 photos + negatives * Small photo from production of Shakespeare * Photograph from “Somewhere 1947-49” * Small Photograph * Small Photograph of Class of 1950, Costumes by Virginia Herschfield * Two Undated Photographs * Photograph from “ Alice in Wonderland” * Photograph of “Theatre with Halsey” * Photograph of “As You Like It” 1940 (two photos) * Photograph of Ernst Nature Theatre * Photograph of “Tolle Bertsch” * Photographs from “The Clown Who Ran Away,” October 15, 16, Year Unknown (note with 5 photos) * Photograph from Hansel and Gretel, May 1959 * Photograph from Alice In Wonderland * Photographs from “ Alice in Wonderland” circa 1938 or 1939 (eighteen photographs in envelope)

    Folder 9: 1950, “Gilbert and Sullivan's Gondoliers”

    * 6 small photos from the play * picture with short description letter of Tree Day Play * 1 large photo

    Folder 10: Miscellaneous Photographs

    * 4- untitled undated photos * Photograph of Sarah Louise D. * Photograph of An Outdoor Play * 3- untitled undated photos

    Folder 11: Untitled Undated

    * Photo with negative * 4 photos * Photograph from Stagecraft Class * Photograph of Theatre Group

    BOX 6 : Theater Photographs 1960's - 1970's & Individual Play Folders

    Folder 1: 1960's - 1970's

    * 4 Untitled Undated * “The Weavers” undated * “The Curious Savage” undated * 7 untitled undated + one negative

    Folder 2: 1960's - 1970's

    * Janel Woodruff and Michael Molonay—undated * 15 untitled undated + one negative

    Folder 3a: “Pirates of Penzance ”- 1949: 2 Photos

    Folder 3b: “Tatterman Marionettes”- 1950's: 6 Photos

    Folder 4: “The Glorified Glumphopper”- March 1952

    * 11 Photos * 10 Negatives

    Folder 5: “Hansel and Gretel”+ Tree Day- April 26-29 1952

    * 19 Photos * 14 Negatives

    Folder 6: “For Love or Money”- November 1952

    * 7 Photos * 6 Negatives

    Folder 7: “Circus Day”- April 1953

    * 1 Photo * 2 Negatives

    Folder 8: “Gammer Gurton's Needle”- May 1953

    * 11 Photos * 9 Negatives

    Folder 9: “High Ground” March 1954: 3 Photos

    Folder 10: “The Two Mrs. C____s” 1956: 2 Photos

    Folder 11: “Radio Rescue”- 1956: 4 Photos

    Folder 12: “The Taming of the Shrew”- 1956-1957: 10 Photos

    Folder 13: “An Inspector Calls”- November 1958: 6 Photos

    Folder 14: “Under Milk Wood”- 1959

    * 6 small Photos * 22 Negatives * 7 large Photos

    Folder 15: “An Evening With Menotti, Saronan, + Coward”- March 1961

    * 20 Photos * Packet of 14 Negatives

    Folder 16: “As You Like it”- 1965: 10 Pictures

    Folder 17: “Tonight we Improvise”- 1965-1966: 4 Pictures

    Folder 18: “The Miracle Worker”- 1968: 7 Pictures

    Folder 19: “Gypsy”- 1968

    * 5 Pictures * 1 Picture and letter

    Folder 20: “Intimate Relations”- 1969-1970: 4 Pictures

    BOX 7 :

    Folder 21: “Three Penny Opera”- 1970: 7 Pictures

    Folder 22: “Babe in Arms”- 1960's-70's: 1 Picture

    Folder 23: Howard Blanning's “Greek Play”- 2001: 8 Color Pictures

    Folder 24: “An Observation”: 2 Photographs

    Folder 25: “Brand”: 1 Picture

    Folder 26: Children's Theater

    * 1 Picture * 1 Negative

    Folder 27: “Company” November 9-11 and the 15-17, year uncertain

    * Play Leaflet * 1 Photographs

    Folder 28: “Jesus Christ Superstar”

    * 6 Color Pictures * 9 Pictures

    Folder 29: “Mary Stewart”: 4 Pictures

    Folder 30: “O-Oh Say I Can't Look” 2 Pictures

    Folder 31: “Rumplestiltskin”: 2 Photos

    Folder 32: “Sleeping Beauty”: 1 Photo

    Folder 33: “When We Dead Awaken”—October 1972: 3 Photos

    Folder 34: Unknown Children's Theater Production: 2 Photos

    Folder 35: Unknown Children's Theater Production: 2 Photos

    Folder 36: Unknown Production: 10 undated pictures – play has many nuns

    Folder 37: Unknown Production: 3 Photos undated

    Folder 38: Unknown Production: 4 Photos undated

    Folder 39: Unknown Production: 4 Photos undated

    Folder 40: Unknown Production: 7 Photos undated

    Folder 41: Unknown Production: 6 Photos undated

    Folder 42: Unknown Production: 9 Photos undated

    Folder 43: Unknown Production: 2 Photos undated

    Folder 44: Unknown Production: 4 Photos undated

    Folder 45: Unknown Production: 2 Photos undated

    Folder 46: Unknown Production: 3 Photos undated

    Folder 47: Unknown Production: 2 Photos undated

    Folder 48: Unknown Production: 3 Photos undated

    Folder 49: Unknown Production: 3 Photos undated

    Folder 50: Miscellaneous: 3 Photos undated

    Folder 52: Newspaper Clippings March 1956- “Rumpelstiltskin”

    Article titled “Young Theater Group Planning Performance”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, March 6, 1956

    Article titled ““Rumpelstiltskin” Next Western Play”, The Post, March 7

    Article titled “Theater Group To Dramatize ‘Rumplestiltskin’”, Oxford Press, March 8, 1956

    Article titled “College To Stage Rumpelstiltskin”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Dayton, Ohio News, March 9, 1956

    Article titled “Play At Oxford”, Cincinnati Enquirer, March 10 (2 copies)

    Article titled “College To Stage Rumpelstiltskin”, March 9

    Article clipping about Western’s presentation of “Rumpelstiltskin”, n.d.

    Article titled “Play March 12-16 At Western College”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, March 10, 1956

    Article about Jane Toy appearing in the play “Rumpelstiltskin”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Springfield, O. News Sun, March 11, 1956

    Article titled “‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Ready At Western”, Ohio News Bureau Co., MIddletown, O. News Journal, March 11, 1956

    Article titled “Play Set Thursday At Lincoln School”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, March 14, 1956

    Article about Carol Towne appearing in the play “Rumpelstiltskin”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Verona-Cedar Grove Times, March 15, 1956

    Folder 53 "Theatre Season to Begin", Ohio News Cleveland 15, September 20, 1956

    "Theatre Season to Begin Soon at Western C. Oxford Press September 20, 195?

    Folder 54 October 1956- “The Clown Who Ran Away”

    Article titled “Plan Senior Stunt”, Oxford Press, October 4, 1956

    Photo of the director and two cast members of “The Clown Who Ran Away”, Oxford Press, October 4, 1956

    Article including a section on Dot Ashley, who has the lead role in “The Clown Who Ran Away”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Louisville, KY. Times, October 8, 1956

    Article titled “Western College Theater To Open”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Hamilton, Ohio Journal-News, October 11, 1956

    Article titled “Western College Theater To Open”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton, O. Journal, October 11, 1956

    Article titled “’Clown Who Ran’ Set At Western”, Oxford Press, October 11, 1956

    Article titled “Western College Theater To Open Monday, Tuesday”, Hamilton Journal- The Daily News, October 13, 1956 (Three copies, one from the Ohio News Bureau Co., one from Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau)

    Article titled “Western Theater To Give Shows At Presser Hall”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Middletown, O. News Journal, October 14 1956 (Two copies, one from Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau)

    Article titled “Youngsters Answer Questions In ‘The Clown Who Ran Away’”, by Jo Brickels, Oxford Press, October 18, 1956

    Article titled “Western Production Set Nov. 8, 9, 10”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Hamilton, Ohio Journal News, October 27, 1956 (Two copies, one from Ohio News Bureau Co.)

    Article titled “First Play Of Western Season Set”, Central Press Clipping Service, Covington, KY., Post, October 29, 1956

    Folder 55 Newspaper Clippings Two Mrs. Carrolls Play November 1956- “Two Mrs. Carrolls” Folder 56 Newspaper Clippings December, 1956- “Radio Rescue”, “Marco Polo”

    Article titled “Plan To Give ‘Radio Rescue’”, Oxford Press, December 1, 1956?

    Article titled “Named Director Of School Play”, Central Press Clipping Service, Lebanon, Ind., Reporter, December 1, 1956

    Article titled “Pupils Will View Western Performance”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, December 5, 1956

    Article titled “Western C. To Present ‘Marco Polo’”, Oxford Press, December 6, 1956

    Article titled “Western Players Show At Adams”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton, O. Journal, December 26, 1956

    Article titled “To Present ‘Two Carrolls’ At Western C.”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Oxford O. Press, November 1, 1956 (Four copies, one from Central Press Clipping Service, Cottage Grove, Id., Col.Cor. News, November 2, 1956)

    Article titled “1st Western Theater Production To Start”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, November 6, 1956

    Article titled “Western College To Present Play”, Central Press Clipping Service, Covington, KY., Times-Star, November 7, 1956

    Article titled “Present ‘Two Mrs. Carrolls’ At Western College Theater”, Oxford Press, November 8, 1956

    Article about the performances of “The Two Mrs. Carrolls”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Dayton, O. News, November 8, 1956

    Article titled “Play at Western”, Cincinnati Enquirer, November 9, 1956

    Article titled “Oxford Personals; Notes Of Interest”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Hamilton, Ohio Journal News, November 9, 1956

    Article titled “Western Presentation Scheduled For Tonight”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Hamilton, Ohio Journal-News, November 10, 1956

    Article titled “Western College To Repeat Play”, Central Press Clipping Service, Covington, KY., Post, November 10, 1956 (Two copies, one from Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Cincinnati, Ohio Post)

    Article titled “Western Presentation Scheduled For Tonight”, Ohio News Bureau Co., November 10, 1956

    Article titled “Western Play Now In Rehearsal”, n.d.

    Folder 57 February 1956- “The House of Bernarda Alba”

    Article titled “Plan To Present ‘House Of Alba’”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Oxford O. Press, February 9, 1956 (2 copies)

    Article titled “Pat French’s Role”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, February 11, 1956

    Article titled “In College Play”, Ohio News Bureau Co. Parmit, O. Post, February 16, 1956

    Article titled “Play At Western”, Cincinnati Enquirer, February 23, 1956 (2 copies)

    Article titled “Play at Western Set This Week”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Hamilton O. Journal, February 23, 1956

    Article titled “Eneath The Tower” by Bob White, Ohio News Bureau Co, Oxford O. Press, February 23, 1956

    Article titled “‘House Of Alba’ Opens Tonight At Western C.”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Oxford O. Press, February 23, 1956

    Article titled “Western Theater Group Presents Spanish Classic”, Middletown, O. Journal, February 23, 1956

    Article titled “Spanish Classic On Western Stage”, The Post, February 24, 1956?

    Folder 58 Newspaper Clippings

    Folder 3: April 1956- Radio Station

    Article titled “Girls Take Over Radio Station”, Hamilton, O., n.d.

    Article titled “WMOH Is To Be Run By Western Girls”, Hamilton, Ohio, April 10, no year

    Article titled “Lebanon Girl To Take Part In Ohio Radio College Day”, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Lebanon, Ind. Reporter, April 11, 1956

    Article titled “Students To Staff Station For Day”, Ohio News Bureau Co., Middletown, O. Journal, April 11, 1956

    Article titled “Western Girls Set To ‘Run’ Radio Station”, Oxford Press, April 12, 1956?

    Article titled “Co-eds to Man Radio Station on Saturday”, The Post, April 13, 1956?

    Article and photo titled, “Western College Students Operate Station”, Cincinnati Enquirer, April 16, 1956

    Article titled “Students Plan One-Act Plays”, Oxford Press, April 19, 1956

    Article about the Western College students taking over WMOH for a day, Central Press Clipping Service, Covington KY, Inquirer, April 20, 1956

    Article titled “Move Temporary To Gauge Reaction, Says Station Heads” by Magee Adams, Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, Cincinnati, Ohio Enquirer, April 20, 1956

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    Organized in 1939, the Peabody Players produced musicals and dramas, designed and constructed scenery, created costumes, and did their own publicity. Named in honor of Helen Peabody, the club was sponsored by alumna and drama professor Helen Halsey.

    Western College was founded in 1853 as the 'western' representation of Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts, with its dual vision of missionary zeal and low-cost yet high-quality education for women. Strongly supported by the leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford, classes at the Western Female Seminary began in 1855 with Helen Peabody, a Mt. Holyoke graduate, as principal.

    In 1888, Western was moving toward becoming accredited as a College and chose Leila S. McKee, a Wellesley graduate, as the new principal. In 1894, Western became "The Western: A College and Seminary for Women;" in 1904, the word "seminary" was dropped and Western became "The Western College for Women."

    For the next fifty years, Western remained a general liberal arts college, primarily under the presidency of William W. Boyd. With the arrival of President Herrick B. Young in 1954, an international focus began. Many international students and faculty were recruited, international travel seminars were instituted, and a global emphasis was added to the curriculum.

    In 1970, an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education called "Freedom with Responsibility" was initiated under the leadership of President William C. Spencer. Another new direction was the decision in 1971 to admit men.

    Faced with major financial difficulties, Western College closed in 1974 and the physical facilities merged with Miami University.

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    Comprised of photographs, playsbills, correspondence, scripts, minutes, flyers, programs and sketches.

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