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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Recordings

Series II: Programs, notes, planning

Series III: Oversize

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Gilbert and Sullivan Society collection, 1950-1967 UA 259



Title: Rice University Gilbert and Sullivan Society collection
Dates: 1950-1967
Abstract: Records of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, a group of Faculty members and their wives who staged a number of productions in the 1950s and 1960s.
Identification: UA 259
Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society was an amatuer theater company composed of Rice University faculty, staff and their spouses. The group organized an annual, free performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each spring between 1951 and 1967. Plays were funded by faculty and supporter donations, and featured two performances per year; one for students and the other for faculty. The primary goal of the group, in addition to the production of the operettas, was to foster community and relationships between faculty members.

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Scope and Contents

Records of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, a group of Faculty members and their wives who staged a number of productions in the 1950s and 1960s. The records are made up laregly of tapes and publications of these productions, and dates run from 1950-1966. Materials include 15 reel tapes; programs; newspaper clippings; 1 poster; LP records; notices; scenery plans.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.
Subjects
College students--Texas
Theatrical productions
Genres
audiotapes
notes
programs (documents)

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Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was transferred to the archives in 1992.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Recordings

Box
1 Trial by Jury, LP record of society production 1951
Box
2 Iolanthe: 5 reel-to-reel tapes 1953
The Sorcerer: 6 reel-to-reel tapes 1954
The Pirates of Penzance: 4 reel-to-reel tapes 1955

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Series II: Programs, notes, planning

Box Folder
3 1 Invitations 1951-53
2 Programs 1951-66
3 Personal notes 1951-65
4 Notices 1951-67
5 Newspaper clippings 1952-53, 1998
8 Trial by Jury and Cox and Box program, Trial by Jury score 1956
6 Trial by Jury planning and rehearsal notes 1951
7 The Mikado Acts I & II stage scenery renderings, by Anderson Todd 1964
9 The Mikado negatives 1964

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Series III: Oversize

Map-case
80 14x22 in. poster for Iolanthe 1953
2 stage scenery plan postes for Arcadia and Castle n.d.
Flag from The Pirates of Penzance n.d.

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