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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Biographical Materials, 1970-1978, undated

Theatres and Theatre Groups, 1960-1991, undated

Plays and Performances, 1937-1983, undated

Writings, Notes, Drawings, Newspaper Clippings, and Programs, 1958-1998, undated

Austin History Center

Linalice Carey Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Carey, Linalice
Title: Linalice Carey Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1998
Bulk Dates: 1966-1985
Abstract: Linalice Carey is an Austin, TX, resident who was, for several decades, a key figure in Austin's theatre scene. Her papers primarily consist of scripts, business records, correspondence, clippings, posters, photographs, and publicity materials that document her involvement with the Bijuberti Players, the Creek Theatre, and the Hyde Park Showplace.
Identification: AR.2010.026
Quantity: 4.2 linear feet (8 text boxes, 1 qAR box)
Location: Archives Stacks, qAR
Language: The records are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Linalice Carey was, for several decades, a key figure in Austin's theatre scene. In 2012, when Carey was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, Robert Faires of The Austin Chronicle wrote that Carey "creat[ed] stage magic [and left] an indelible stamp on [Austin's] theatrical scene between the Sixties and the Eighties."

An actor, producer, writer, director, and entrepreneur, Carey established multiple theatrical organizations throughout her career. In the mid-1960s, she founded the Bijuberti Players, a professional non-profit organization. Later offshoots of the Bijuberti Players were the Bijuberti Puppet Guild and the Austin Community Theatre. In the early 1970s, she began the Creek Theatre, a small community theatre, and, in the 1980s, she established the Hyde Park Showplace in order to encourage the presentation of cultural entertainment to the community and to provide a location and facility in which community performing groups could present their programs. Hyde Park Showplace also showcased children's theatre and the Bijuberti Players. (In the mid-1980s, Ken Johnson took over the lease from Carey and changed the name of the theatre to Hyde Park Theatre.)

Carey also founded the Organic Gardeners of Austin, the Cabaret Players, and the Austin Traditional Jazz Club. In 1978, the American Association of University Women named her Outstanding Woman in Drama in Texas, and, in 1979, the Austin Circle of Theatres named her Special Honoree for Outstanding Work in Community Theatre.

Source: Robert Faires, "Seeds of Inspiration," The Austin Chronicle, June 1, 2012.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of biographical materials on Linalice Carey, theatres and theatre groups with which Carey was involved, and scripts, photographs, and posters from various local productions, as well assorted writings, notes, drawings, newspaper clippings, and programs regarding local theatrical productions.

The Biographical Materials series (1970-1978) includes a certificate of appreciation to Carey from the Optimist Club of Austin, Texas, clippings on Carey, and a newspaper clipping and a check relating to her appearance in the film The Getaway (1972; d. Sam Peckinpah).

The Theatres and Theatre Groups series (1960-1991), which takes up almost half of the collection, primarily concerns three organizations that Carey founded: (1) Bijuberti Players; (2) Creek Theatre; and (3) Hyde Park Showplace. The materials on Bijuberti Players include business records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, publicity materials, and matted posters containing photographs and reviews of numerous productions. The materials on Creek Theatre include newspaper clippings, business records, correspondence, and press releases. The materials on Hyde Park Showplace include booking contracts, clippings, correspondence, and programs from various productions. The series also contains materials on other theatrical organizations in which Carey was involved or had an interest: the Austin Repertory Theatre (ART), the Calliope Players, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Festival of American Community Theatres (FACT), Melodrama, Inc., Susan Stuart Enterprises, Inc., Tejano Productions, Inc., Theatre Unlimited, and Troupe du Jour.

The Plays and Performances series (1937-1983), which takes up about half of the collection, is largely made up of scripts that the various theatrical organizations with which Carey was involved either performed or considered performing. The scripts, many of which are annotated, are in a variety of formats: printings published by theatrical publishing companies such as Samuel French, photocopies from books, typewritten pages, and, in a few cases, handwritten pages. Dates for these materials are noted only if they specifically appear on the materials, and dates for the scripts are distinguished from dates during which the scripts were performed in Austin. The series also includes matted posters of photographs from various unidentified local productions.

The final series, Writings, Notes, Drawings, Newspaper Clippings, and Programs (1958-1998), includes assorted materials, such as African motifs and corridos of the Mexican Revolution, that may have been used as inspiration for theatrical productions. Also included are clippings, programs, and some color drawings.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series:
I. Biographical Materials
II. Theatres and Theatre Groups
  • Bijuberti Players
  • Creek Theatre
  • Hyde Park Showplace
  • Other Organizations
III. Plays and Performances
  • Scripts
  • Photographs and Posters
IV. Writings, Notes, Drawings, Newspaper Clippings, and Programs

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Aronson, S.J.
Caldwell, Beth.
Carey, Linalice.
Chason, Gary W.
Haubold, Cleve.
Organizations:
Austin Repertory Theatre (ART).
Bijuberti Players.
Calliope Players, The.
Country Dinner Playhouse.
Creek Theatre.
Festival of American Community Theatres (FACT).
Hyde Park Showplace.
Hyde Park Theatre.
Melodrama, Inc.
Susan Stuart Enterprises, Inc.
Tejano Productions, Inc.
Theatre Unlimited.
Troupe du Jour.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Wimberley (Tex.).
Subjects:
Theaters-Texas-Austin.
Theater-Texas-Austin-History.
Document Types:
Business Records.
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Handwritten Notes.
Marketing Materials.
Newspaper Clippings.
Photographs.
Posters.
Press Releases.
Printed Materials.
Promotional Materials.
Publicity Materials.
Scripts.

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Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts


  • AR.1991.01 Performing Arts Collection
  • AR 2005.046 Brady Coleman Papers - Hyde Park Showplace
  • AR.2012.016 FronteraFest Records - Hyde Park Theatre
  • AR.2012.036 Siegmund Aronson Papers

Austin Files


  • AF Biography File: Linalice Carey
  • AF Theater T6500

Oral Histories and Interviews


  • Tape No. 0192-A An interview with Jade Stone, Debby Stone, Donna Zobeet - Creek Theater, 1975. (Radio Broadcast)
  • Tape No. 0192-B&C An interview with Larry Martin and Katherine Roa - Creek Theater, 1975 (Radio Broadcast)
  • Tape No. 0612 An interview with Michael Nesline, Mel Leighton, Annie Patton - Creek Theater, 1976 (Radio Broadcast)

Periodicals


  • Bijuberti Broadside
  • Bijuberti Bugle
  • The Callboard (Hyde Park Showplace)
  • The Creek Theatre Callboard

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Separated Material

Image captions that were not attached to any specific materials were deaccessioned. The following is the information concerning specific local theatrical performances that was contained in those captions:

  • "After the Fall" (January 1977) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Ah, Wilderness!" (June 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Buried Child" (October 1980) (Austin Community Production; d. Mike Sullivan)
  • "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" (March 1981) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. Michael Sullivan)
  • "Canterbury Tales" (April 1981) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. Bil Pfuderer)
  • "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (May 1979) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Charley's Aunt" (October 1979) (Genesius Players Austin Community Production; d. Don Fenner)
  • "Chicago" (August 1981) (Genesius Players Community Production; d. Don Fenner)
  • "A Christmas Carol" (December 1980) (Children's Theatre Incorporated; d. Alice Wilson)
  • "Comedy of Errors" (November 1979) (Austin Community College/Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Death of a Salesman" (September 1979) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan" (May 1981) (Austin Gilbert and Sullivan Society; d. John Gaehring)
  • "The Lark" (February 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. Don Fenner)
  • "The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia, from the Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones" (undated) (Austin Civic Theatre; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Mister Roberts" (July 1979) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Once Upon a Mattress" (August 1979) (Zachary Scott Theatre Community Production; d. John Lutterbie)
  • "One of Those Things-A Cole Porter Revue" (May 1980) (Austin Community Production; d. Tom Byrne)
  • "Patience" (March 1980) (Austin Gilbert and Sullivan Society; d. Sharon Daniel)
  • "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" (May 1977) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Rashomon" (February 1981) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; J. Robert Swain)
  • "Reynard the Fox" (July 1980) (Children's Theatre, Incorporated; d. Alice Wilson)
  • "The Runner Stumbles" (April 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Sly Fox" (November 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "The Sunshine Boys" (June 1981) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. Mavourneen Dwyer)
  • "The Texas Trilogy" - (1976-1978)/The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia - (1976)/Lu Anne Hampton Laverty Oberlander - (1977)/The Oldest Living Graduate - (1978)" "Zachary Scott was the first theatre in the central Texas area to produce the Trilogy. Requests are still being received to repeat these productions."
  • "A Thousand Clowns" (November 1976) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Vanities" (January 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (September 1980) (Austin Civic Theatre Production; d. J. Robert Swain)
  • "110 in the Shade" (August 1980) (Zachary Scott Theatre Center Community Production; d. Bil Pfuderer)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linalice Carey Papers (AR.2010.026). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1979/083

Donation Dates: 1979, 1985, & 1986

Processing Information

Final processing, finding aid, and encoding by Roger Simon, October-November 2013.

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Other Finding Aid

An itemized list of the oversized materials is available in the finding aid binder in the AHC Reading Room.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Biographical Materials, 1970-1978, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Awards and Recognition, 1976, undated
2 Clippings, 1970-1978, undated
3 The Getaway, 1972

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Theatres and Theatre Groups, 1960-1991, undated

Bijuberti Players, 1963-1984
Box Folder
1 4 Bills and receipts, 1967-1984, undated
5 Contracts, 1971, undated
6 Correspondence, 1966-1983, undated
7 Handwritten notes, 1983, undated
8 Newspaper clippings, 1963-1970, undated
9 Newspaper clippings, 1965-1969, undated
10 Newspaper clippings, 1970-1979, undated
11 Newspaper clippings, 1980-1984, undated
12 Programs, 1966-1983, undated
13 Press releases, 1969, undated
14 Printed materials, 1966-1977, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Publicity materials, 1970-1977, undated
2 Rehearsal schedules, seating charts, and set designs, 1970-1975, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 60/1-14 Oversize posters and matted photos and clippings, 1965-1966, undated
Creek Theatre, 1974-1979, undated
Box Folder
2 3 Business records, 1974-1976, undated
4 Clippings, 1974-1976, undated
5 Clippings, 1974-1976, undated
6 Clippings, 1976-1977, undated
7 Clippings, 1978-1979, undated
8 Correspondence, 1975-1979, undated
9 Handwritten notes, undated
10 Press releases, 1976-1978, undated
11 Programs and promotional materials, 1968-1979, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 60/15 Oversize poster promoting "The Congresswoman," undated
Hyde Park Showplace, 1982-1991, undated
Box Folder
2 12 Booking contracts, 1983-1985, undated
13 Clippings, 1983-1991, undated
14 Correspondence, 1982-1985, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Handwritten notes, 1982-1985, undated
2 Photographs, 1984, undated
3 Printed materials, 1984-1985, undated
4 Programs A-L, 1983-1984, undated
5 Programs M-Z, 1983, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 60/16-18 3 copies of oversize poster promoting "Trapped in the Shaft," undated
Other Organizations, 1960-1975, undated
Box Folder
3 6 Austin Repertory Theatre (ART), 1964, undated
7 The Calliope Players, 1960
8 Country Dinner Playhouse, 1972
9 Festival of American Community Theatres (FACT), 1974-1975, undated
10 Melodrama Inc., 1965-1973, undated
11 Susan Stuart Enterprises, Inc., 1965-1966, undated
12 Tejano Productions, Inc., 1962, undated
13 Theatre Unlimited, 1969-1974, undated
14 Troupe du Jour, undated

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Plays and Performances, 1937-1983, undated

Scripts, 1937-1983, undated
Box Folder
3 15 "Adam and Eve" (annotated), undated
16 "Ah Wing Fu and the Golden Dragon" (annotated), undated
17 "Bag" by Cleve Haubold (first revised draft), 1967
18 "A Bell Is Born, the First Year in the Life of the Liberty Bell" by Murray P. Engle, undated
19 "Bertha the Beautiful Typewriter Girl," undated
Box Folder
4 1 "Beyond the Fringe" by Bennett, Cook, Miller, and Moore (Samuel French printing), 1963
2 "The Big Black Box" by Cleve Haubold (Samuel French printing), 1965
3 "The Bogus St. Nick" by George Wilkerson and Robert Skiles, 1978
4 "The Boor" by Anton Chekhov (annotated), undated
5 "Box and Cox," undated
6 "Carter's Little Underpants," undated
7 "Case of the Missing Presents" (annotated), undated
8 "El Cementerio de Coches" (aka "El Cementerio de Automóviles") by Fernando Arrabal, undated
9 "The Congresswomen" (aka "The Assemblywomen," "Women in Parliament," "Women in Power," "A Parliament of Women") by Aristophanes (annotated), undated
10 "The Corpse in the Dressing Room of Illonka the Magnificent Backstage at the Gaiety Variety Theatre" by Don Braswell, undated
11 "Dos Compadres" (aka "Two Compadres") by Bob Phares, undated
12 "En la Diestra de Dios Padre" (aka "The Right Hand of God") by Tomás Carrasquilla (annotated), undated
13 "England's Socialized Medicine," undated
14 "Escuadra Hacia la Muerte" (aka "Death Squad") by Alfonso Sastre, 1983 (date of production)
15 "Falso Drama" by Rodolfo Usigli, undated
Box Folder
5 1 "The Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, 1967 (date of production)
2 "Feathertop" (aka "Pumpkinhead") (adapted from Hawthorne's short story "Featherhead") (annotated), undated
3 "The Final Entrapment of Don Juan" by Gary W. Chason, 1965
4 "The Golden Grotto or Bracko, the Frog Prince" by Cleve Haubold (Samuel French printing), 1971
5 "Historias Para Ser Contadas" by Osvaldo Dragún, undated
6 "A Jubilee" by Anton Chekhov, undated
7 "Los de la Mesa 10" by Osvaldo Dragún, undated
8 "Lust, Lucre and Liquor or Virtue Unbesmirched" by Bradford S. Field, Jr. (annotated), undated
9 "Madre (El Drama Padre)" by Enrique Jardiel Poncela (annotated), 1974 (date of production)
10 "A Majority of One" by Leonard Spigelgass (Samuel French printing), 1959
11 "¡Un Maldito Domingo!" (aka "Black Sunday!") by Osvaldo Dragún, undated
12 "MALE MONOLOGUE WITH MUSIC re jazz and cement mixer," undated
13 "The Man on the Tower" by Cleve Haubold, 1966
14 "The Monkey's Paw" by Louis N. Parker (adapted from the short story by W.W. Jacobs) (Samuel French printing) (annotated), 1937
15 "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy" by Cleve Haubold, 1966
16 "New Orleans Blues" (aka "The Jass Rner"), undated
17 "The Nothing Store (Almost a Mime)" by Cleve Haubold, 1956, 1965
18 "The Perils of Pamona or Passion Midst the Palmettos" by S.J. Aronson, 1956, 1969 (date of production)
Box Folder
6 1 "The Princess Travels: or, The Road to Alabama is Fraught with Peril, But Love Will Find a Way" by Don Braswell, 1969
2 "Rebel's Revenge or Chicanery on the Chattahoochee" by M. Samuelson and S.J. Aronson, 1956
3 "Red Peppers" by Noel Coward, undated
4 "Richard Harding Bush or The Rococo Coco Bean" by Cleve Haubold (Samuel French printing), 1967
5 "Rosie's Ricochet Romance or The Road To Ruin" by S.J. Aronson (annotated), 1973 (date of production)
6 "La Sibilia Que Queria Ser la Virgen" by Gil Vicente (annotated), undated
7 "Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil" by Stuart Walker (annotated), undated
8 "A Slight Ache" by Harold Pinter (annotated), undated
9 "The Smudgepost on the Pulpit" by Gary W. Chason (6-pg. handwritten play signed by the author), 1966
10 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" by Maurice Berger (Pioneer Drama Service printing) (annotated), 1971
11 "Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher (annotated), undated
12 "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters (annotated copies of poems), undated
13 "Sueño de Día" by Rodolfo Usigli (annotated), undated
14 "El Sueño Navideño" by I.E. Clark ('Stage Magic' Plays printing) (annotated), 1974
15 "Superman" (2-pg. play), undated
16 "Take the Iron Horse to San Antone" (annotated), undated
Box Folder
7 1 "The Tale of the Sacred Caterpillar" by Polly Erion, undated
2 "The Third Gravedigger" by Cleve Haubold (Walter H. Baker printing) (signed by the author to Linalice Carey), 1966
3 "A Trip to Earth," undated
4 "The Trip to Earth" (annotated), undated
5 "Trojan Women" by Euripides (annotated), undated
6 "Usted Puede Ser Un Asesino" by Alfonso Paso (annotated), undated
7 "Vacaciones I" by Rodolfo Usigli (annotated), undated
8 "The Voice of the Lobster" (annotated), undated
9 "A Warm Fuzzy Tale," undated
10 "Ways and Means" by Noel Coward (annotated), undated
11 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee (annotated), 1969 (date of production)
Box Folder
8 1 "The World of Carl Sandburg" by Norman Corwin (annotated), undated
2 "You and I Are the Greatest! (A Celebration of being a Person)" by Lisa Chernow, 1981
3 "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" by Clark Gesner (annotated), undated
4 "La Zapateria Prodigiosa" by Federico García Lorca (annotated), undated
5 Untitled script--short play re funding for the Bijuberti Puppet Players, undated
6 Untitled script--children's Thanksgiving play (handwritten), undated
7 Untitled script--play with puppets (annotated), undated
8 Untitled script--play about Jesus, 1982
9 Untitled script--play featuring character named Carrottop (annotated), undated
10 Untitled scripts--Young Local Authors (handwritten), undated
Photographs and Posters, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 60/19-31 Oversize matted photos and posters, undated
An itemized list of the oversized materials is available in the finding-aid binder in the AHC Reading Room.

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Writings, Notes, Drawings, Newspaper Clippings, and Programs, 1958-1998, undated

Box Folder
8 11 African motifs (includes copy of traditional South African song "Qongqothwane" ("The Click Song")), undated
12 Correspondence, 1962-1984, undated
13 Corridos of the Mexican Revolution, undated
14 Don Folías (Spanish-language information on puppetry and theatre), undated
15 Handwritten notes (includes clippings with the notes), 1977, undated
16 Jokes and riddles, undated
17 Sequoyah: The Cherokee Who Captured Words by Lillie Patterson (photocopy of book with handwritten note on the first page: "title of playlets: Cherokee Phoenix"), 1975
18 Assorted clippings, 1958-1984
19 Assorted programs, 1977-1998, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 60/32 Large drawing, signed by Beth Caldwell, 1981
60/33-36 Medium-size drawings (4), all signed by Beth Caldwell, 1981
60/37-42 Small drawings (6), all signed by Beth Caldwell, 1981

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