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Little Theatre of Dallas collection

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: McCord/Renshaw collection
Title: Little Theatre of Dallas collection
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1957
Abstract: The Little Theatre of Dallas was founded in Dallas in 1920 to provide the city with quality theatre performed by non-professional actors from the community and reflects the many facets and stages of the organization from its inception to its final demise in the late 1950s. The collection includes artwork, clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, programs, published works, scripts and photographs relating to the Little Theatre of Dallas and its participants.
Extent: 36 boxes (18 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

During the early 1920s, little theatres began appearing in towns and cities throughout the United States. These were essentially community theatres funded entirely by box office receipts and community donations.

The organization that ultimately became the Little Theatre of Dallas was established at this time but did not originally begin as a little theatre. On September 5, 1920, Mrs. C. F. Weiland organized the Dramatic Department of the Dallas Woman’s Forum and hired Talbot Pearson as director. After noticing the successful development of little theatres across the nation, six members of the organization decided to turn the dramatic department in that direction. The women banded together and applied for a charter of incorporation for the Little Theatre of Dallas, which was received on January 7, 1921. The first board of directors of the Little Theatre of Dallas was composed entirely of women: Mrs. A. Tarr, Mrs. W. H. Page, Mrs. W. P. Zumwalt, Mrs. C. F. Weiland, Mrs. W. R. May and Mrs. P. P. Tucker.

After Talbot Pearson had to return to England, the Little Theatre of Dallas briefly engaged Mrs. Lena Budd Powers as a director in 1921 before hiring Alexander Dean as its first professional director for the 1922-1923 season. However, after only one season, he resigned to join the speech faculty of Northwestern University, later to move to Yale University.

In 1923, Oliver Hinsdell succeeded Dean as director and proceeded to usher in one of the most prosperous eras of the Little Theatre of Dallas. The same year, the board of directors organized a stock company to buy a lot on Olive Street and erect the first permanent home of the Little Theatre; the major stockholder was Mrs. R. E. L. Knight, a prominent Dallas resident.

Hinsdell brought the Little Theatre of Dallas to a new level of achievement and recognition in the national little theatre world. Under his leadership, the Little Theatre won the coveted Belasco Cup at the National Little Theatre Tournament in New York City for three consecutive years with productions of "Judge Lynch" (1924), "The No Count Boy" (1925), and "El Cristo" (1926). These honors translated into increased support from Dallasites at the box office for three to four seasons. In 1926, Dallas hosted the first regional little theatre tournament in the country; its panel of judges included Stanley Marcus and other noteworthy Dallas community leaders. The Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference was well attended by little theatres from across the state, representing communities as diverse as Nacogdoches, Sherman, Houston, Belton, San Antonio and Waco. Dallas hosted this annual event until 1929, when it began to rotate to other municipalities.

Hinsdell also instituted the first Southwest Regional Conference, One Act Playwriting Contest, and the Little Theatre Workshop which functioned to train potential performers and to produce experimental plays. Performers of particular note in this period of Dallas Little Theatre history included Julia Hogan, True Thompson, Roy Cowan, Irma Mangold, and Gerry Swinsky. Oliver Hinsdell had helped to establish a little theatre that was considered an important part of Dallas cultural life and was reviewed by Dallas newspaper critics with the same level of seriousness as was the city’s professional theatre.

In 1927, the Little Theatre of Dallas outgrew the small lot on Olive Street and started construction on a new (and expensive) home on Maple Avenue, where it would spend most of its remaining years. Unfortunately, the individual who had pledged most of the funds for the construction of the building died suddenly before donating the money. The Little Theatre was forced to make up this deficit from existing funds, creating financial difficulties that would haunt the organization throughout the rest of its existence.

In 1931, Oliver Hinsdell resigned to take the position of producing director for MGM in Los Angeles after producing multiple successful seasons at the Maple Avenue Theatre. His successor, 38 year-old Charles Meredith, had considerable experience in little theatre, most recently in California. Soon after moving to Dallas, Meredith befriended John Rosenfield, the renowned arts critic for the Dallas Morning News. This would prove to be a beneficial relationship, as the next phase of the Little Theatre of Dallas would be a rocky one, filled with financial troubles and slowly deteriorating attendance.

While season productions continued with few differences from Hinsdell, Meredith placed his own distinct mark on the Little Theatre. He championed the concept of combining the fine arts as almost every new production was accompanied by an art exhibition in the lobby of the Maple Avenue Theatre. Painters participating in these exhibitions included Jerry Bywaters and Alexander Hogue, members of the group of artists who later would become known as "the Dallas Nine" or "Lone Star regionalists."

In 1934, a drama school was established in conjunction with the Little Theatre of Dallas that had intermittent connections with Southern Methodist University. The School also established an agreement with MGM in which some students were offered six month contracts. These connections led David Selznick to select the Little Theatre as the Dallas location for auditions for the role of Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind".

Despite its well-received season productions, The Little Theatre of Dallas continued to have financial troubles. In 1933, due to a patronage that had been steadily declining since 1928 and a looming mortgage, the Little Theatre stooped below its usual dramatic standards to produce a variety show in order to raise funds. While the Little Theatre returned in 1934 to enjoy critically acclaimed seasons for the next two years, its success was short lived. For the 1937-38 season, it went so far as to move to another venue, the Uptown Theatre, hoping to relieve itself of that "white elephant," the Maple Avenue Theatre. The scheme failed, and the following season found the Little Theatre back on Maple Avenue.

In August 1937, Charles Meredith resigned to direct the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina. Hired to replace him was Edward Crowley, who proceeded to direct the Little Theatre during one of its most difficult phases. Despite his best efforts, the drama school and Little Theatre Workshop were terminated, leaving only a few poorly directed season productions and even more debt. In March 1939, Crowley resigned and left Dallas to sort out its problems while he went on to direct the little theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.

Crowley was succeeded by Lester Lang, who served as director from 1939 to1941. The 1940-1941 season included an increase in patronage as well as an appearance by the famous actress Eva Le Galliene. Despite the thriving season, Lang resigned to take a position with Western Reserve University in Ohio. In addition, the President of the Board, E. E. Fogelson, resigned until the board was able to agree on a plan of action for the Little Theatre, and only returned to complete his term after one was implemented. While the season appeared successful, the Little Theatre of Dallas was nearing its end.

The new director was an old friend of the Little Theatre of Dallas; in fact he was its very first director, Talbot Pearson. Pearson immediately reinstated the Little Theatre Workshop and reorganized it. He also knew the importance of a unified fine arts community and coordinated the Little Theatre of Dallas’ sponsorship of an exhibition of rare art treasures that had been smuggled by refugees escaping the war in Europe. Soon afterwards, Pearson was appointed Secretary of the Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense by Dallas Mayor Woodall Rodgers. The Commission was established to unify the fine arts community to provide quality entertainment to the city of Dallas during World War II. One of the key ways in which the Little Theatre helped the war effort was with its army camp shows. The first of these productions, "Ghost Train," opened with a preview in Dallas in 1942, and then went on the road to army camps within a 200-mile radius of the city. In March 1942, the Little Theatre collaborated with radio station WRR to do a weekly radio program for entertaining the soldiers at the nearby camps.

While the Little Theatre of Dallas continued to produce regular season performances, a great deal of energy was put into the army camp shows. The Little Theatre concentrated its efforts on entertaining the troops, even allowing enlisted men to be admitted free to all performances of the plays in Dallas, where they were staged the week before going on tour. However, with patronage steadily dwindling and a shortage of available cast members due to the war, the Little Theatre was forced to close its doors on Maple Avenue. Talbot Pearson directed the last Little Theatre of Dallas performance, "Candida," on April 26, 1943; ironically, he had also directed the first performance in 1920. A group of Little Theatre of Dallas supporters attempted to revive the Little Theatre in 1947, but the attempt failed by 1956.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Little Theatre of Dallas collection consists of a wide variety of materials including clippings, correspondence, documents, programs, scripts, and photographs that give specific information about the group throughout its existence. The correspondence gives insight into the Little Theatre and particularly into the lives of its directors, board members, and notable performers, such as Julia Hogan (later Mrs. Goodrich Fenner). The Little Theatre of Dallas Collection consists of 18 linear feet of material stored in 36 archival boxes.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 12 series:
Series 1: Artwork
Series 2: Clippings
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Documents
Series 5: Documents-Financial
Series 6: Ephemera
Series 7: Programs
Series 8: Publicity
Series 9: Published Works
Series 10: Scrapbooks
Series 11: Scripts
Series 12: Photographs

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use. Appointment with curatorial staff at Hamon Library is required.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the staff of Jerry Bywaters Special Collections.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Dallas Little Theatre.
Theater -- Texas -- Dallas -- 20th century -- Sources.
Little theater movement -- Texas -- Dallas -- 20th century -- Sources.
Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw collection on the performing arts.

Related Material

This is one of the collections in the McCord/Renshaw collection on the performing arts. Related materials are located in the Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library of Southern Methodist University.

R.C. Knickerbocker collection of performing arts, in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Little Theatre of Dallas Collection, McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

The Little Theatre of Dallas Collection was acquired as a component of the McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts.

Processing Information

The Little Theatre of Dallas collection was received in no discernable order. During its processing, the collection was divided into separate files for clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, programs, publicity, and published works. Folded documents were flattened, and the papers were arranged alphabetically/chronologically by subject and medium, placed in acid-free folders, and stored in acid-free boxes.

Processed by

Emily George Grubbs, 2008.

Finding aid written by

Emily George Grubbs, 2008.

Edited by Sam Ratcliffe.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2008.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Artwork

The 10 items of artwork include original pen sketches of Little Theatre program cover designs, and 2 original prints of cover designs.
Box Folder
1 1 Artwork



 

Series 2:
Clippings, circa 1920-1943

The clippings contain articles and ads about the Little Theatre of Dallas from multiple Dallas newspapers. Subject matter includes reviews of specific productions and information about the army camp shows during World War II.
Box
2-3 Clippings



 

Series 3:
Correspondence, 1904-1947

The correspondence contains letters regarding all aspects of the Little Theatre of Dallas ranging from telegrams congratulating Julia Hogan on her participation in New York City’s National Little Theatre Tournament to Talbot Pearson’s requests for community support. Correspondence of particular note includes the army camp correspondence which consists of letters from soldiers stationed at Texas army camps thanking the Little Theatre of Dallas for its performances. In addition, the Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense includes important information about the function of the arts in life on the home front during World War II.
Box Folder
4 1 General (A-Z) [22 items]
2 To/From Oliver Hinsdell [3 items]
3 To/From Julia Hogan [25 items]
4 To/From Julia Hogan-Telegrams [24 items]
5 To/From Talbot Pearson (A-G) [21 items]
6 To/From Talbot Pearson (H-O) [14 items]
7 To/From Talbot Pearson (P-Z) [23 items]
8 To/From David Russell [13 items]
9 Army Camps [15 items]
10 Army Camps-Blackland Army Flying School [2 items]
11 Army Camps-Camp Barkeley [9 items]
12 Army Camps-Camp Bowie [16 items]
13 Army Camps-Camp Hood [1 item]
14 Army Camps-Camp Hulen [1 item]
15 Army Camps-Camp Wolters [21 items]
16 Army Camps-Fort Sam Houston [1 item]
17 Army Camps-Fort Still [2 items]
18 Army Camps-Perrin Field [1 item]
19 Army Camps-Sheppard Field [3 items]
20 Army Camps-U.S. Naval Reserve Aviation Base [2 items]
21 Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense [3 items]
22 Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense-To/From Elmer Scott [3 items]
23 Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense-To/From Herbert Gambrell [5 items]
24 Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense-To/From Talbot Pearson [59 items]



 

Series 4:
Documents, circa 1923-1943

Documents of particular note include the petition to the Rockefeller Foundation for funding for the Little Theatre of Dallas, a 1927 thesis on the Little Theatre of Dallas, a document describing the Little Theatre Movement, and a summary of the organization of the Little Theatre of Dallas’ army camp shows. In addition, documents and minutes of meetings give insight into Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense.
Box Folder
5 1 Documents [23 items]
2 Documents-Army Camp Shows [1942, 1 item]
3 Documents-Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense [26 items]
4 Documents-Dallas Fine Arts Commission for Civilian Defense-Minutes [19 items]
5 Documents-A Message for Artists [50 items]
6 Documents-Petition to the Rockefeller Foundation [1940, 1 item]
7 Documents-School of the Dallas Little Theatre [88 items]
8 Documents-School of the Dallas Little Theatre-students [36 items]
9 Documents-"The Little Theatre Movement" [1 item]
10 Documents-Stage Productions-"George Washington Slept Here" [29 items]
11 Documents-Stage Productions by Year [38 items]
12 Documents-Texas Little Theatre Tournament [1 item]
13 Documents-Thesis on Little Theatre of Dallas by Jean Ingelow [3 items]
Box Folder
6 1 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Members [90 items]
2 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Membership Certificates [30 items]
3 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Membership Committee [14 items]
4 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Potential Members [98 items]
5 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Potential Members-Civic Clubs [124 items]
6 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Potential Members-Civic Clubs [152 items]
7 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Potential Members-1942 [61 items]
8 Documents-Little Theatre of Dallas Membership-Unredeemed Members [21 items]
Box
Flat Storage Membership binder



 

Series 5:
Documents-Financial, 1924-1943

The financial documents include many of the Little Theatre of Dallas’ financial records. The records consist of receipts, statements, cash books and the 1924 Book of Stock Certificates from the Little Theatre Building Company which records the name of every individual who purchased stock.
Box Folder
7 1 Documents-Financial [4 items]
2 Documents-Financial-1935 [1 item]
3 Documents-Financial-1935 [1 item]
4 Documents-Financial-1938 (A-D)
5 Documents-Financial-1938 (E-P)
6 Documents-Financial-1938 (Q-Z)
7 Documents-Financial-1938
8 Documents-Financial-1940 [2 items]
9 Documents-Financial-1941 [91 items]
10 Documents-Financial-1941 [4 items]
11 Documents-Financial-1942 [150 items]
12 Documents-Financial-1942 [1 item]
13 Documents-Financial-1943 [52 items]
14 Documents-Financial-no date [20 items]
15 Documents-Financial-School of the Dallas Little Theatre [8 items]
Box Folder
8 1 Documents-Financial-Book of Stock Certificates from the Little Theatre Building Company [1924, 1 item]
2 Documents-Financial-Checkbook 1936
Box
Flat Storage Financial Records Book-1928-1931
Financial Records Book-Ticket Sales-1937-1938
Financial Records Book-1938



 

Series 6:
Ephemera

The 4 boxes of ephemera primarily consist of the Little Theatre of Dallas stationery, envelopes and season tickets. Items of particular note include calling cards and railroad tags for Julia Hogan, and items related to the Little Theatre’s Drama School.
Box Folder
9 1 Ephemera [25 items]
2 Ephemera [16 items]
3 Ephemera-Julia Hogan [12 items]
4 Ephemera-Little Theatre of Dallas Drama School [9 items]
5 Ephemera-Stationary [48 items]
6 Ephemera-Stationary-Envelopes [55 items]
7 Ephemera-Stationary-Envelopes [31 items]
8 Ephemera-Stationary-Envelopes [35 items]
Box Folder
10 1-6 Ephemera-Little Theatre of Dallas Stationary
Box Folder
11 1-6 Ephemera-Little Theatre of Dallas Season Tickets
Box Folder
12 1-5 Ephemera-Little Theatre of Dallas Season Tickets



 

Series 7:
Programs, 1920-1956

The dates of the programs range from 1920-1956 from the organization’s inception to the failed revival of the Little Theatre of Dallas. The folders are organized chronologically, with exceptions for programs without a clear date and performances outside of the regular season.
The season programs include almost every stage production by the Little Theatre of Dallas as well as special performances held at the theatre. The Workshop of the Little Theatre of Dallas also held separate shows at the Little Theatre.
Items of particular note include the 1935-1936 season production of "Elizabeth and the Queen" with a program cover design by Alexander Hogue, programs from the Texas Little Theatre Tournament started by the Little Theatre of Dallas in 1926, and army camp show programs.
Box Folder
13 1 Programs-Season 1920-1921 [1 item]
2 Programs-Season 1921-1922 [4 items]
3 Programs-Season 1922-1923 [19 items]
4 Programs-Season 1923-1924 [27 items]
5 Programs-Season 1924-1925 [47 items]
6 Programs-Season 1925-1926 [32 items]
7 Programs-Season 1925-1926 [17 items]
Box Folder
14 1 Programs-Season 1926-1927 [23 items]
2 Programs-Season 1926-1927 [23 items]
3 Programs-Season 1927-1928 [18 items]
4 Programs-Season 1928-1929 [13 items]
5 Programs-Season 1928-1929 [17 items]
6 Programs-Season 1928-1929 [21 items]
Box Folder
15 1 Programs-Season 1929-1930 [18 items]
2 Programs-Season 1929-1930 [15 items]
3 Programs-Season 1929-1930 [26 items]
4 Programs-Season 1930-1931 [21 items]
5 Programs-Season 1930-1931 [16 items]
6 Programs-Season 1930-1931 [10 items]
Box Folder
16 1 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [15 items]
2 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [23 items]
3 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [24 items]
4 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [15 items]
5 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [15 items]
6 Programs-Season 1931-1932 [10 items]
Box Folder
17 1 Programs-Season 1932-1933 [18 items]
2 Programs-Season 1932-1933 [13 items]
3 Programs-Season 1932-1933 [13 items]
4 Programs-Season 1932-1933 [13 items]
5 Programs-Season 1932-1933 [16 items]
6 Programs-Season 1933-1934 [12 items]
Box Folder
18 1 Programs-Season 1933-1934 [9 items]
2 Programs-Season 1933-1934 [13 items]
3 Programs-Season 1934-1935 [29 items]
4 Programs-Season 1935-1936 [26 items]
5 Programs-Season 1936-1937 [46 items]
6 Programs-Season 1937-1938 [28 items]
Box Folder
19 1 Programs-Season 1938-1939 [33 items]
2 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [36 items]
3 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [44 items]
4 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [54 items]
5 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [27 items]
6 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [18 items]
7 Programs-Season 1939-1940 [8 items]
8 Programs-Season 1940-1941 [36 items]
Box Folder
20 1 Programs-Season 1941-1942 [39 items]
2 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [11 items]
3 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [27 items]
4 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [3 items]
5 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [4 items]
6 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [37 items]
7 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [62 items]
8 Programs-Season 1942-1943 [71 items]
9 Programs-Season 1947 [7 items]
10 Programs-Season 1947-1948 [17 items]
11 Programs-Season 1948-1949 [13 items]
12 Programs-Season 1955-1956 [3 items]
13 Programs-no date [22 items]
Box Folder
21 1 Programs-Army Camp Shows [13 items]
2 Programs-Special Performances at the Little Theatre of Dallas [43 items]
3 Programs-Special Performances at the Little Theatre of Dallas [31 items]
4 Programs-Little Theatre Tournaments [12 items]
5 Programs-The Workshop of the Little Theatre of Dallas [19 items]



 

Series 8:
Publicity

Publicity consists of advertising material for the Little Theatre of Dallas and its related organizations promoting the Little Theatre. The majority of the materials are not identified with a date.
Box Folder
22 1 Publicity [49 items]
2 Publicity-School of the Dallas Little Theatre [53 items]
3 Publicity-Season Schedules [16 items]
4 Publicity-Stage Productions [51 items]
5 Publicity-Theatre Organizations [3 items]



 

Series 9:
Published Works, 1924-1941

The published works consist of various periodicals on the subject of theatre. Items of particular note include the copies of the periodical The Dallasite. This magazine was similar to the New Yorker and contained society and arts news.
Box Folder
23 1 Published Works-Periodicals [17 items]
2 Published Works-Periodicals-This Month in Dallas and Texas [6 items[
Box Folder
24 1 Published Works-Periodicals-The Dallasite [1929, 8 items]
2 Published Works-Periodicals-The Dallasite [1930, 7 items]
3 Published Works-Periodicals-The Dallasite [1930, 4 items]
4 Published Works-Periodicals-The Dallasite [1930, 6 items]
5 Published Works-Periodicals-The Dallasite-Jerry Bywaters [1930, 2 items]



 

Series 10:
Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks consist 7 scrapbooks that date from 1926-1950 and include clippings and photographs as well as a scrapbook documenting the wedding of Julia Hogan Fenner, a prominent Little Theatre of Dallas actress. The scrapbooks are located on flat shelving.



 

Series 11:
Scripts

The scripts primarily consist of scripts performed by the Little Theatre of Dallas.
Box Folder
25 1 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The Frog with the Gold Crown" [9 items]
2 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The Girl That Climbed the Sky" [18 items]
3 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The Gooseberry Mandarin" [4 items]
4 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"Hans Bulow’s Last Puppet" [20 items]
5 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The King Was In His Counting House" [22 items]
6 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The Moon for a Prince" [14 items]
7 Scripts-Children’s Plays-"The Princess Who Could Not Sigh" [12 items]
8 Scripts-"Accent on Youth" [2 items]
9 Scripts-"Bird in Hand" [2 items]
10 Scripts-"A Budapest Salesman Should Not Read French Magazines" [7 items]
11 Scripts-"Caesar and Cleopatra" [21 items]
12 Scripts-"The Death Rap" [55 items]
13 Scripts-"The Drama" [1 item]
14 Scripts-"The Dreamy Kid" [1 item]
15 Scripts-"The Eve of St. Mark" [186 items]
16 Scripts-"Ever Since Eve" [5 items]
Box Folder
26 1 Scripts-"Fantasy" [10 items]
2 Scripts-"For Art’s Sake" [29 items]
3 Scripts-"For Distinguished Service" [1 items]
4 Scripts-"Frontiers of Progress-Treasures in the Llano" [23 items]
5 Scripts-"George Washington Slept Here" [69 items]
6 Scripts-"Good Medicine" [1 item]
7 Scripts-"Idles of the King" [18 items]
8 Scripts-"Julius Caesar" [8 items]
9 Scripts-"The Long and the Short of It" [1 item]
10 Scripts "Memorial Day" [42 items]
11
12 Scripts-Millenium Morning" [25 items]
13 Scripts-"Mr. and Mrs. North" [11 items]
14 Scripts-"Officer 666" [1 item]
15 Scripts-"Oh Baby" [40 items]
16 Scripts-"Queens of France" [5 items]
Box Folder
27 1 Scripts-"Room Service" [3 items]
2 Scripts-"Roots" [19 items]
3 Scripts-"The Rose Window of San Jose" [13 items]
4 Scripts-"She Stoops to Conquer" [33 items]
5 Scripts-"Sleeping Beauty" [1 item]
6 Scripts-"Sleeping Beauty" [4 items]
7 Scripts-"Spankin" [28 items]
8 Scripts-"The Swan" [2 items]
9 Scripts-"El Teatro Privado de Dion Chinelon" [1 item]
10 Scripts-"The Tomboy" [1 item]
11 Scripts-"The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus from The Quarto of 1904" [19 items]
Box Folder
28 1 Scripts-"Unto the Least of These" [37 items]
2 Scripts-"Vincent Van Gogh" [10 items]
3 Scripts-"Vincent Van Gogh" [42 items]
4 Scripts-"The Women" [41 items]
5 Scripts-"Unidentified" [36 items]
6 Scripts-"Unidentified" [10 items]
Box Folder
29 1 Scripts-Prompt Book-"The Adding Machine" [1 item]
2 Scripts-Prompt Book-"Mr. and Mrs. North" [1 item]
3 Scripts-Prompt Book-"Romeo and Juliet" [1 item]
4 Scripts-Prompt Book-"Thunder Rock" [1 item]
5 Scripts-Prompt Book-"Time of Your Life" [1 item]



 

Series 12:
Photographs, 1920-1943

The photographs primarily consist of photographs of the season productions and various individuals. Of particular note are the construction photographs from the construction of the Maple Avenue theatre and the "Cradle Snatchers" photograph taken at Camp Bowie during one of the army camp shows.
Box Folder
P/S 1 1 Photographs-Little Theatre Activities [15 items]
2 Photographs-Associated Materials [8 items]
3 Photographs-Construction of Maple Avenue Theatre [8 items]
4 Photographs-Individuals [10 items]
5 Photographs-Individuals-Joe Burger [6 items]
6 Photographs-Individuals-Julia Hogan [3 items]
7 Photographs-Individuals-Leona Powers [1 item]
8 Photographs-Individuals (A-G) [34 items]
9 Photographs-Individuals (H-K) [14 items]
10 Photographs-Individuals (L-P) [27 items]
11 Photographs-Individuals (Q-Z) [30 items]
12 Photographs-Individuals-Unidentified [23 items]
13 Photographs-Individuals-Unidentified [19 items]
14 Photographs-Groups-Identified [19 items]
15 Photographs-Groups-Unidentified [10 items]
16 Photographs-Set Design [10 items]
17 Photographs-Misc. [11 items]
Box Folder
P/S 2 1 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Accent on Youth" [1 item]
2 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Adding Machine" [9 items]
3 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Ah, Wilderness!" [1 item]
4 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Alice in Wonderland" [3 items]
5 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Androcles and the Lion" [2 items]
6 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Anna Christie" [1925-1926, 3 items]
7 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Ario di Capo" [1 item]
8 Photographs-Stage Productions "Arms and the Man" [1939, 4 items]
9 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Arms and the Man" [1929, 14 items]
10 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Beggar’s Opera" [7 items]
11 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Belinda" [1 item]
12 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Beyond the Horizon" [1927, 10 items]
13 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Bird in Hand" [1930-1931, 7 items]
14 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Brief Moment" [4 items]
15 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Caesar and Cleopatra" [1932-1933, 32 items]
16 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Camille" [1930-1931, 1 item]
17 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Candida" [1925-1926, 7 items]
18 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Constant Wife" [1930-1931, 10 items]
19 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Cradle Snatchers" [1942, 1 item]
20 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Cradle Song" [1929, 6 items]
21 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Criminal Code" [1 item]
22 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Dollar Down" [1 item]
23 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Dybbuk" [1930-1931, 4 items]
24 Photographs-Stage Productions-"El Cristo" [1925-1926, 10 items]
25 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Enter Madame" [1929-1930, 14 items]
26 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Expressing Willie" [1925-1926, 2 items]
27 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Fashion" [1924-1925, 3 items]
28 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Good Hope" [1927-1928, 19 items]
29 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Green Grows the Lilacs" [1 item]
Box Folder
P/S 3 1 Photographs Stage Productions-"Hedda Gabler" [1926-1927, 5 items]
2 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Holiday" [1929-1930, 6 items]
3 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Hotel Universe" [1930-1931, 4 items]
4 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Idiot’s Delight" [1937, 1 item]
5 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Insect Comedy" [4 items]
6 Photographs-Stage Productions-"John Ferguson" [1925-1926, 12 items]
7 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Judge Lynch" [3 items]
8 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Julius Caesar" [1939-1940, 23 items]
9 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" [1928, 6 items]
10 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Liliom" [1928-1929, 6 items]
11 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Lysistrata" [1934, 1 item}
12 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Man of Destiny" [2 items]
13 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Marquise" [1932-1933, 5 items]
14 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Merton of the Movies" [1926-1927, 3 items]
15 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Michelow" [3 items]
16 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Mr. and Mrs. North" [1 item]
17 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Mrs. Partridge Presents" [1 item]
18 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The No Count Boy" [1 item]
19 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Old Man Minick" [1925-1926, 1 item]
20 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Once in a Lifetime" [3 items]
21 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Play’s the Thing" [1929-1930, 10 items]
22 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Queen’s Husband" [1928-1929, 24 items]
23 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Racket" [1931, 4 items]
24 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Rain From Heaven" [1935, 3 items]
25 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Rides to the Sea" [1 item]
26 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Right You Are" [2 items]
27 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Rip Van Winkle" [2 items]
28 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Rivals" [1920-1921, 1 items]
29 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Roam Through May" [6 items]
30 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Room Service" [1939-1940, 6 items]
31 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Royal Family" [1929-1930, 10 items]
32 Photographs-Stage Productions-"R.U.R." [1929, 6 items]
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P/S 4 1 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Saint Joan" [2 items]
2 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Second Man" [1931-1932, 1 item]
3 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Silver Cord" [1930, 10 items]
4 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Six Characters In Search Of an Author" [1931-1932, 4 items]
5 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Spread Eagle" [3 items]
6 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Success Story" [9 items]
7 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Sun Up" [1927-1928, 6 items]
8 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Swan" [1927-1928, 10 items]
9 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Ten Nights In A Barroom" [10 items]
10 Photographs-Stage Productions-"There’s Always Juliet" [8 items]
11 Photographs-Stage Productions-"They Knew What They Wanted" [1928-1929, 4 items]
12 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Three Men On A Horse" [1942, 6 items]
13 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Tragedy of Man" [1924-1925, 3 items]
14 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Varieties" [1933, 12 items]
15 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Village Wooing" [1934, 10 items]
16 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Wappin Wharf" [1925, 5 items]
17 Photographs-Stage Productions-"Wedding Bells" [1930, 2 items]
18 Photographs-Stage Productions-"What Every Woman Knows" [2 items]
19 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Wild Duck" [1929-1930, 2 items]
20 Photographs-Stage Productions-"The Women" [1 item]
21 Photographs-Stage Productions-Season 1924-1925 [12 items]
22 Photographs-Stage Productions-Season 1925-1926 [18 items]
23 Photographs-Stage Productions-Season 1926-1927 [3 items]
24 Photographs-Stage Productions-Unidentified [38 items]
25 Photographs-Stage Productions-Unidentified [62 items]
26 Photographs-Stage Productions-Unidentified [23 items]
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P/S 5 1 Associated Material Describing Photographs [3 items]
2 Photographs-Stage Productions #1-12 [12 items]
3 Photographs-Stage Productions #13-28 [15 items]
4 Photographs-Stage Productions #29-40 [12 items]
5 Photographs-Stage Productions #41-50 [10 items]
6 Photographs-Stage Productions #51-66 [15 items]
7 Photographs-Stage Productions #67-93 [1 item]
8 Photographs-Stage Productions #94-105 [11 items]
9 Photographs-Stage Productions #106-112 [7 items]
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P/S 6 1 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Abilene [4 items]
2 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Baylor University [4 items]
3 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Belton Little Theatre [4 items]
4 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Bryan Little Theatre [4 items]
5 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Denison Little Theatre [7 items]
6 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Ennis Little Theatre [1 item]
7 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Little Theatre Workshop of San Antonio [3 items]
8 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Ranger Little Theatre [8 items]
9 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Sherman Little Theatre [4 items]
10 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Texas Christian University [5 items]
11 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Wesley College [2 items]
12 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Stage Productions (A-Z) [16 items]
13 Photographs-Texas Little Theatre Tournament and Conference-Stage Productions (A-Z) [11 items]
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P/S 7 1 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Accent on Youth" [20 items]
2 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Ah, Wilderness!" [16 items]
3 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Julius Caesar" [62 items]
4 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Our Town" [16 items]
5 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Susan and God" [44 items]
6 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-"Room Service" [3 items]
7 Photographs-Negatives-Stage Productions-Unidentified [107 items]