Department of Theater Records
UA.16.118

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Department of Theater records
ID
UA.16.118
Date [inclusive]
1945-2011
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet 20 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

In 1937 the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was formed. However productions had been staged on campus since 1902 with a production by the MAC Chorus and the first play in 1910 by the professor teaching dramatic arts.

Construction started on the Auditorium and Fairchild Theater in 1937 and was finished in 1940. In 1954 the College of Communications Arts was formed and the Department of Speech, Dramatics and Radio was renamed the Speech Department. In the spring of 1968, the Department of Theatre was created as a separate entity within the College of Communication Arts. In 1971, the department was moved to the College of Arts and Letters.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains Theatre Department records including faculty meeting minutes, brochures and flyers for productions which includes Summer Circle productions, handbooks and a report to the Board of Trustees. Also included are materials relating to children's theater including the Toyshop Theatre, as well as the Calumet Theatre program.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2007

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University -- Toyshop Theater
  • Michigan State University. Toybox Theater.

Subject(s)

  • Theater -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Records 

Scope and Contents note

Children's Theater 

Constitution of Toyshop Theatre Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 1

Children's Theatre Correspondence 1956, 1959 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 2

Report on Children's Theatre Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 3

Report on Children's Theatre 1945-1956 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 4

Theatre Handbook 1965 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 5

Faculty Meeting Minutes 1968 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 6

Shubert Foundation 1968-1972 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 7

Faculty Meeting Minutes 

 1969 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 8

 1970 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 9

 1971 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 10

 1972-1973 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 11

Calumet Program 

Budget Reports 1972-1974 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 12

Correspondence 1972-1974 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 13

Calumet Summer Theatre 1974 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 14

New Course Requests 1972-1973 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 15

Brochures and Flyers 1955, 1961-1962, 1995, 1998-2002, 2007, n.d. 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 16

Debate/Forensics Handbook Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 17

Report to the Board of Trustees 1963 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F. D. 18

Programs 1939, 1951, 1955-1959, Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 19

Programs 1960-1963, 1967, 1969, 1998-2000, 2007-2008 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 20

Orchesis programs 1970-1973 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 21

Ceccchitti Council of America performance and conference programs 1970-1973 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 22

Theta Alpha Phi play program 1959 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 23

Letter to students 1968 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 24

Orchesis flyer 2011 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F. D. 25

Volume

Scrapbook 193: Clippings of department professors, classes & performers 1936-1944 

SB 193

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Theater (16 folders) 

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Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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Serials 

#872: Curtain Time 

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