University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas P. Parkinson Collection, 1825-1939, [1955-1995]

Descriptive Summary

Creator Parkinson, Thomas P.
Dates: 1825-1939, [1955-1995]
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, audiocassettes, facility planning data, office files, contracts, proposals, magazines, blueprints, and newspaper clippings, all associated with the career of Thomas P. Parkinson, a journalist who became an arena manager. He served as president of the International Association of Assembly Managers.
Accession No. [AR 94-258; 95-089, 96-208; 98-199]:
Extent 197 ft., 5 in.
Language English
Repository The University of Texas at Austin Center for American History

Biographical Sketch

Born in Illinois in 1921, Thomas P. Parkinson held impressive careers as a journalist, editor, arena manager, circus historian, and public facilities consultant. In his early life he joined the army and became an Operations Sergeant, in the 80th infantry division, third army, in Europe. He received his bachelor degree in political science and history from the University of Illinois in 1943 and was senior editor of the Daily Illini, the campus newspaper. In 1947 he received his masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, married and began his career as a city hall reporter for The Shreveport Times in Shreveport, LA.

In 1950, he began his career in the entertainment industry in Chicago as an associate editor with Billboard, which was later renamed Amusement Business magazine. He edited several departments concerned with trade news of live show business, including weekly columns on the management of arenas, exhibition halls and auditoriums. He wrote trade news of ice shows, touring theatrical companies, circuses, exhibitions and conventions and he reviewed night clubs and hotel shows in Chicago. Additionally, he edited the annual Auditorium-Arena Guide, published by Billboard, from 1960-1961. During his time in the journalism field, he contacted the University of Illinois to write a news story about their plans to build an arena called Assembly Hall. After seeing the blue prints, he wrote the university with his critiques of the structure and even recommended a few directors for the new arena. However, it was he who was offered the position of director.

Parkinson went on to manage Assembly Hall, a 17,000 seat multi-purpose facility, for 24 years at the University of Illinois. President David D. Henry appointed Parkinson Director of Assembly Hall in Auxillary Services and in the Physical Plant Department beginning August 1, 1961. Parkinson acted as the owner in the university relations with the contractors and architects during the construction of Assembly Hall. By March 2, 1963 Assembly Hall was open to the public, the first university multi-purpose arena with seating for sixteen to eighteen thousand and the first arena featuring a portable proscenium stage configuration. Parkinson is credited as an innovator in university facility design, for creating a multi-purpose facility that can accommodate an ice skating show one night and a basketball game the next night. Throughout his term as manager, he was in charge of the overall operation, policies, physical plant, procedures, budgeting, staffing, and all other aspects. He was a promoter/co-promoter of every entertainment event held at Assembly Hall, and of Assembly Hall. He worked with principal agencies and major promoters, such as Jam Productions. Assembly Hall was one of the first university venues to put an emphasis on commercial shows. Parkinson was able to book big name acts such as Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Steve Martin and Stevie Wonder who normally would not consider playing in Champaign-Urbana. During his career, he created his own show, called Fanfare, in 1984 at the University of Illinois, which featured military, circus, and college band music elements. It was an "illini spectacular of bands." Parkinson considered the organization of the Farm Aid concert in September of 1985 the "high point" of his career at the University of Illinois. He retired at 66 years of age in 1987 to further another one of his passions: facility consulting.

Parkinson was a consultant to owners and architects on management, operation, and design of arenas, auditoriums, and exhibition halls for municipalities, and universities. He also consulted on programming, including the full process, from the contracting and booking of attractions to the final financial settlement with show managements. He worked for Ogden Allied Leisure Services, a leading private facility management firm, as a consultant. He also worked with C/A architects (Crain and Anderson), a Houston firm as a consultant on independent agreements. His areas of specialty in consulting included feasibility, program development, schematic design, furnishings and equipment, staff organization, university arena management, and electronic theater gridirons in arenas.

Parkinson consulted on many projects around the country including: Cleveland State University Convocation Center; George Mason University; Fred Bramlage Coliseum; Mankato Civic Center and Arena in Minnesota; Michigan State University, Jack Breslin Student Events Center; Peoria Civic Center; Sioux Falls, South Dakota Convention Center and Performing Arts Theatre; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, William D. Mullins Memorial Center; University of Nevada-Reno.

Throughout his career, Parkinson was actively involved in professional organizations. His most involved position occurred when he became the first university facility manager to serve as president of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) from 1971-1972. Other contributions to the organization included a five year term as chairman of the New Building Consulting Board and serving as chairman of the education committee, music licensing, performing arts, university arenas, and other IAAM committees. He was also a member of the board of directors for twelve years. Parkinson was IAAM’s first representative on the Convention Liaison Committee, which included eight organizations serving the convention business nationally. He became a Certified Facility Executive through IAAM and received the prestigious McElravy Award in 1975, which is the highest award bestowed by IAAM. He was largely responsible for the reorganization of the IAAM national office. He regularly attended IAAM conventions and meetings beginning in 1952.

Parkinson contributed to the history of the circus though research, authorship, and professional involvement. He took leadership roles in circus organizations including serving on the board of the Circus World Museums and serving as president of the Circus Historical Society, 1978-1981. He was also a member of the Showmen’s League of America. In connection with the Circus World Museum, he narrated two editions of the Milwaukee Circus Parade on public television. Parkinson worked with Charles Philip Fox to document the history of the circus, in the books, The Circus in America published in 1969; The Circus Moves by Rail, published in 1978; and Billers, Banners, and Bombast: The Story of Circus Advertising published in 1985. Another work the duo co-authored, Circus: Mighty Monarch of All Amusements, was never published. Parkinson died in 1993.

Scope and Contents

Promotional materials, reel to reel film, correspondence, financial records, legal records, printed material, case files, blueprints, architectural drawings, posters, flyers, window cards, photographs, artifacts, scrapbooks, audiocassettes, slides, negatives, and newspaper clippings, 1910-1993, document Thomas P. Parkinson’s career in the entertainment business and are arranged into five series: Arena Manager, Public Assembly Facility Consultant, Author, Editor, and Personal records. The first series Assembly Hall Arena Manager comprises the bulk of the collection and includes the subseries: Booking, Promotion, Ticketing, Events, Administration, and Construction.

The traveling show promotional mailings in the booking subseries includes form letters, brochures, and tear sheets from various artist management companies, institutions, and individuals to advertise available shows for booking and solicit engagements. A few represented, including prominent management companies from the United States and Canada are Thea Dispeker, Columbia Artists Management, Bruce Michael-Neil Fleckman Associates (BMNF), Colbert Artists Management, Shaw Attractions, National Artists Management Co., Ozark Attractions, Kolmar-Luth Entertainment, Sheldon Soffer, Haber Artists in Canada, Lordly & Dame Inc., Kazuko Hillyer International, Inc. Numerous dance companies are also represented.. Correspondence provides insight into scheduling and contract affairs between Assembly Hall and artists.

The promotion subseries includes tear sheets of events, some of which were held at Assembly Hall, while others were mailed to Assembly Hall for promotional reasons. The process of developing advertisements for print media are documented with ad slicks, some including marks of changes to be made, embossed plates made of cardstock, and metal printing plates in artifact collection. Television and radio commercial advertisements are included as well on reel-to-reel tape.

The ticketing subseries includes correspondence, promotional materials for new ticketing systems, new technology in electronic ticketing systems, coverage of the lottery ticket system at Assembly Hall, and sample tickets and ticket stubs from shows held at Assembly Hall and events Parkinson attended. The promotional material includes material from Globe Information Systems, Quicktick, Softix, Ticketron, and Weldon, Williams and Lick.

The events documented include Farm Aid, Ice Shows, sporting events, Fanfare, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The Farm Aid records include newspaper clippings and the files of both Thomas Parkinson and Wayne Hecht (assistant director for 25 years with Parkinson), among many others which, document the financial expenses of the event, legal agreements with performers, and the technical demands for the stage. Ice Capades records includes programs, press kits, flyers, radio commercial scripts, and behind the scene material including box office statements and technical manuals. Other ice shows represented include Holiday on Ice, Ice Follies, Jubilee on Ice, and Walt Disney on Ice, which comprise a small portion of the ice show material. The sporting events records includes programs of events and documents the sometimes-tumultuous relationship between the Athletic Association, located in the arena, and Assembly Hall administration. Legal documentation includes performance agreements, contracts, and contract riders. Many photographs of live performances and scene set-ups complement the collection.

Administration records document the policies, regulations, and organization of Assembly Hall’s operation. Included are box office statements, account books, and financial statements, 1962 –1987; and legal documentation, including agreements and contracts between stagehand labor and the arena, and suits over bootleg merchandise and access to financial information. Student criticism over the alleged misuse of student fees and under representation of students in decision-making and events planning in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s and staff is also documented.

The construction of Assembly Hall is documented with diagrams, photos, technical specifications, case files, and contracts. Media surrounding the construction completion includes articles, a press kit, and a script for a film about Assembly Hall. Also included are maintenance files, maintained over several years, regarding work on the parking lot, sidewalks, fire alarm system, air conditioning, lighting system, and concession stands.

The Public Facility Consultant series includes facility records for buildings Parkinson consulted on, which are arranged alphabetically by institution. Records reflect construction of newly designed buildings, renovation of existing structures, and consultation on new products such as the stardrive grid lift. Photographs of arenas document construction progress. Ogden Allied files include proposals, surveys and insight into the company’s infrastructure via newsletters, annual reports, and policies. General facility consultant reference files include files on a wide range of topics addressed in reports Parkinson wrote for clients, from concessions and crowd management to equipment and facility types. Promotional material includes brochures and advertisements from a variety of equipment vendors for items such as flooring, furniture, concession equipment, removable walls, and lighting and sound systems. Buyers guides reflect the top equipment available for arenas in the 1970s and 1980s, and brochures promote the architectural and programming highlights of facilities from around the country.

The author series documents Parkinson’s work as an author of circus history and arena management topics. The bulk of the series focuses on his circus writings. Research files of circus history are included along with professional organizations, which supported his writing career. His research files focus primarily on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus with listings of towns played, routes, and elephant herd lists. Correspondence includes Parkinson’s rave review of David Hammarstrom’s Big Top Boss: John Ringling North and the Circus, which was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1992. Other correspondence documents Parkinson’s attempts to have his treatise Mighty Monarch of All Amusements published by Nelson-Hall. The arena management correspondence documents the publication process through Random House.

Parkinson’s involvement in professional organizations is highlighted with material from fourteen organizations of which he was a member. Most material concerns Parkinson's involvement as president of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). Committee records are organized alphabetically among the twenty-seven identified committees, and conference material covers the 38th (1963) through the 64th (1989) conference.

Forms part of The Professional Touring Entertainment Industry Archives.


Access Restrictions

Portions of this collection are stored remotely at the Library Storage Facility; at least 72 hours notice is required.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Parkinson, Thomas P.--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
International Association of Assembly Managers--Archives.
Civic centers--Administration.
Facility management
Public buildings--Administration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas P. Parkinson Collection, 1825-1939, [1955-1995], Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Assembly Hall Arena Manager

94-258/25a (09525998) Booking
Traveling shows promotional mailings concerning available artists and attractions, December 1968-1970
94-258/50 (05269761) January 1971-November 1971
94-258-25b (09527268) December 1971-August 1972
94-258/123a September 1972-January 1973
94-258/23 (05268871) January 1973-1974
94-258/48 (05268805) Restricted 1975
94-258/49 (05269375) Restricted 1976
94-258/124 (09524248) 1975-November 1976
94-258/26b (07056626) December 1976-May 1977
94-258/26a (07056637) June 1977-January 1978
94-285/22 (05269513) February 1978-December 1978
94-258/21a (09526965) January 1979-October 1979
94-258/21b (09525976) October 1979-August 1980
94-258/20 (05268849) September 1980-January 1981
94-258/25c (09525954) February 1981-November 1981
94-258/19 (05268690) December 1981-October 1982
94-258/123c (09526243) November 1982-September 1983
94-258/18 (05268747) October 1983-July 1984
94-258/51a (07056659) August 1984-March 1985
94-258/52 (05269386) April 1985-December 1985
94-258/192a (09523926) 1971-1994, undated
94-258/130c (09529693) 1976, 1979-1991, undated
94-258/51c (07056660) 1976-1992
94-258/147 1975-1989, undated
94-258/132a (09526403) Press kits, A-Ha, 1973-1982, undated
94-258/118a (09531684) A-T, 1968-1980, undated
94-258/164a (09526390) He-R, 1973-1982, undated
94-258/150b (09526516) Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus press kits, 1975-1979
94-258/1 (05272380) undated
94-258/118a (09531684) S-Z, 1973-1982, undated
94-258/15 (05272551) Booking directories
Campus attractions, 1967, 1972-1977
Country music sourcebook, 1977, 1980
Disco music sourcebook, 1980
International talent and touring directory, 1991
British Music Worldwide, 1985-1986
Cavalcade, 1973-1993
94-258/143b (09526480) Conventions
Directory of conventions, 1977-1980
Tradeshow and convention guide, 1981-1982, 1989, 1993-1994
Dance Magazine Annual, 1977-1978, 1980
Dance Touring Program: directory of dance company, 1978
94-258/34 (09526345) Manual and guide: handbook for the industry, 1961
Music Dance Performing Arts Directory, 1987
Music Journal Artists Directory, 1976
Musical America: International Directory of the Performing Arts, 1972, 1975-1981
National Endowment for the arts, guide to programs, 1975-1976
95-089/1 (05298850) Performance: The International Touring Talent Weekly, 1972-1976
94-258/80 (05269422) 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984
94-258/53b 1979-1982, August 12, 1988, July 13, 1990
94-258/148a (09527257) 1981-1984
94-258/14 (05269794) 1985-August 1986
94-258/13 (05272370) September 1986-1987
94-258/34 (09526345) Performance guide black book, 1989
Pollstar: the concert hotwire, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993
94-258/106 (05269411) Pollstar news briefs, 1982-1986
94-258/34 (09526345) Pyramid film and video catalog, 1979
94-258/143a (09526491) Stern's Performing Arts Directory, 1989
Talent and Booking
Agency rosters, 1973-1979
International talent and booking directory, 1974, 1976, 1979
Touring Directory of the Performing Arts in Canada, 1976
White book, 1987
94-258/130a (09524317) Correspondence, 1972-1986, undated
Notes, 1972-1986
94-258/130b (09524306) Booking telephone conversation records, 1977-1986
Artists and attractions brochures available for booking, 1971-1986
94-258/132b Promotion
Advertising publicity promotion survey, 1963
Event advertising, 1982
How to do it-Good ideas for show printing, press material, etc., 1966-1968
Image problems at the Assembly Hall: a consulting project, 1976
Publicity of Assembly Hall, 1963
Publicity department, state fair of Texas, 1960
Schedules-promotion, 1986
Printed material
Ad slicks, undated
Embossed advertising plates, undated
Tear sheets, undated
Champaign, Illinois calendar, 1974
Press releases
From Assembly Hall, undated
From other facilities, 1972
Letterhead, undated
Market studies, 1987
94-258/110 (09524703) Radio and Television advertisements promotional reel to reel film
The Elephant Man, August 22, 1980
They're Playing Our Song, September 16, 1981
Circus, September 28-30, 1979
Ice Capades, January 31, 1977
Larry Gatlin, October 1, 1981
Mikado, March 26, 1984
Pump Boys and Dinnettes, January 31, 1984
Ice Capades, December 29, 1981
Philharmonic Orchestra, They're Playing Our Song, Annie, September 24, 1981
94-258/171a (09524714) Annie, June 28, 1981
Earth, Wind, and Fire, December 1, 1981
The Elephant Man, February 23, 1981
Harlem Globetrotters, February 12, 1981
Ice Capades (2 films), December 31, 1980, February 3, 1981
John Denver, September 17, 1980
Kenny Rogers (2 films), March 12, 1981, April 21, 1981
National Chinese Opera Theater, October 14, 1980
94-258/171b (09524725) Babes in Toyland, 1979
John Denver Tour, September 17, 1980
Moody Blues/Champaign, October 21, 1981
PDQ Bach, April 28, 1972
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, September 26-28, 1980
Sesame Street, October 3, 1985
University of Illinois at Assembly Hall, 1980-1981 season
Victor Borge, Cold Stream Guards, October 22, 1981
Lawrence Welk, May 6, 1982
Assembly Hall radio spot compilation circus, 1970-1982
Assembly Hall radio spot compilation, Ice Capades, 1963-1983
94-258/150a (09526505) Annie Get Your Gun, March 21, 1984
Leonard/Hearns, 1981
Nutcracker, December 7, 1983
Lawrence Welk, 1982
Frank Zappa, 1981
Ice Capades, February 14, 1982
Tom Jones, March 16, 1982
Kenny Rogers, April 29, 1982
Sesame Street, November 11, 1983
Sugar Babies, February 24, 1982
Ice Capades, February 21, 1984
94-258/146 (09524463) Blackstone Magic, October 30, 1983
Sesame Street Live, October 18, 1985
Alabama with Charlie Daniels and the Bellany Brothers, October 25, 1986
Neil Diamond, 1987, undated
Peter Gabriel, November 15, 1986
Hall & Oates, undated
Huey Lewis with the Robert Cray band, March 28, 1987
Journey with special guest Glass Tiger, October 5, 1986
Madama Buttterfly, March 29, 1987
Moiseyev Dance Co., undated
Michael W. Smith, November 10, 1986
Sesame Street Live, November 21, 1986
Stevie Wonder, July 21-22, 1986
Circus, August 19, 1983
Ice Capades, February 11, 1975
Sesame Street, undated
USSR National Gymnastics, November 4, 1975
94-258/29 (09526298) 5th Dimension, 1969-1970
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, 1972
Black Watch, 1976
Disney on Parade, 1970-1971
Harlem Globetrotters [Access copies located in Sid Richardson Hall], 1972-1973, undated
Ice Capades [Access copies located in Sid Richardson Hall], 1966, 1971-1974
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1972-1973, undated
94-258/41 (09525987) Bugs Bunny Follies, 1976
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1977
Burglar Alarm, 1975
Champaign (5 films), undated
The Brass Band, 1986
David Copperfield, 1985
Dracula, undated
The Firm (2 films), 1986
Forty Second Street (2 films), 1985, undated
John Mellencamp (2 films), 1985
Kenny and Dolly, 1986
John Prine/Arlo Guthrie, 1986
Red Skelton, 1985
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (3 films), 1980, undated
The Royal Lipizzan Stallions (2 films), 1985
The Royal Marines, 1985
Sweet Saturday Night, 1986
George Thorogood, 1985
Tina Turner, 1985
ZZ Top, 1986
94-258/162a (09531560) Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus (4 films), 1977, 1983
Country Jamboree, 1982
Barry Manilou, 1982
IAAM conference call (cassette), 1972
DD Henry, CS Havens, HO Farber (cassette), 1984
Crowd control, farm aid (cassette), undated
Abe Feder Phone Call (cassette), 1989
Assembly Hall TV (cassette), undated
Max Abramovitz (cassette), 1989, 1987
Thomas P. Parkinson at IAAM Nashville (cassette), 1988
Fanfare, original, finale, (cassette), 1985
REO promos (cassette), 1982
IAAM interview (cassette) 1987
IAAM cable TV part 2, (cassette), 1987
Unidentified (cassette), 1984
94-258/197a (09529682) Ice Capades (6 films) 1977, 1979, 1980
Dancing Road Show, 1981
Harlem Globetrotters, 1981
94-258/197b (09529638) Barry Manilow, 1982
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus (3 films), 1977, 1979, 1982
World Team Tennis, 1977
Dancing, 1981, 1982
94-258/197c (09529671) Babes in Toyland, 1979
Moody Blues, 1981
Ted Nugent, 1980
Schaffer players, 1976
Best little whorehouse in Texas (2 films), 1982
Olivia Newton-John, 1982
US Pro Gymnastics ( 2 films), 1982
94-258/33a (09529649) Alabama (2 films), undated
Annie, undated
Beatlemania, 1980
Ice Capades (11 films), 1979-1983
Jackson Browne (5 films), undated
JD (2 films), undated
Elton John (2 films), undated
Louisville, local consumer radio, 1979
LVB-DUB, all radio spots, 1979
Barry Manilow (3 films), 1980, undated
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band, undated
REO Speedwagon, undated
Rodeo: The New American Scene, five minute newsfilm on college radio narrated by Walt Garrison, undated
Kenny Rogers, undated
Sesame Street Live (5 films), 1980
Van Halen, undated
ZZ Top, 1980
Unidentified film (4 films), undated
94-258/33b (09531516) Assembly Hall now tags, undated
Big Bird and Oscar on the Road, undated
Elephant Man, undated
Emmy Lou Harris, undated
Duran vs. Leonard, undated
Haggler vs. Hearns, undated
Harlem Globetrotters, undated
Ice Capades (6 films), 1979-1982, 1984-1987
JD (2 films), undated
Kinks and Jackson Browne, 1980
Louisville Visitors Bureau, 1979
Barry Manilow, 1979
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (4 films), undated
Ronstadt, Linda, 1980
Royal Marines and The Black Watch, undated
Sesame Street Live (4 films), 1983
Tom Parkinson Circus Project, 1954
Unidentified film (2 films), undated
Yes (3 films), undated
ZZ Top, undated
Best of Broadway Series (2 films), 1971-1972
Duran vs. Leonard, undated
Mauri Dancers, undated
New Zealand Band, undated
94-258/44a (09529660) Duran vs. Leonard, undated
Harlem Globetrotters, (9 films), 1972, 1977, 1981
Ice Capades (68 films), 1972-1981
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (19 films)
George M., undated
Will Rogers, undated
94-258/156 Elvin Bale, 1977
Harlem Globetrotters, 1984
Hagler vs. Duran, 1983
Harlem Globetrotters, undated
Stardrive, Inc., "The Grid-Lift Concept", undated
Assembly Hall radio spots (6 cassette tapes), 1963-1983
Cancel Michael Jackson (cassette), undated
Charlie Daniels Band (cassette), undated
Circus radio spots (cassette), undated
Convention Recording Services (cassette), 1984
Dr. David D. Henry (2 cassette tapes), 1984
Elmer's Glue (cassette), 1977
Entertainment events on campus: a new revenue source for your facility, Clouse, Parkinson, Peters, Lombardi, (cassette), undated
Fanfare (5 cassettes), 1985
Farm Aid (5 cassettes), 1985
Ice Capades radio spots (cassette), undated
Incidental conversations arena oral history session, Austin, Texas (cassette), November 14-17, 1986
International Association of Auditorium Managers, (cassette), undated
Midwolf (cassette), undated
MSU (cassette), undated
Ordower, Parkinson, Hecht (cassette), undated
Radio spot compilation (cassette), undated
Rutherford, Mike (cassette), undated
Superspots (4 cassette tapes), 1984, undated
Tourist cassette tape for Assembly Hall, 1981
94-258/56a (09529707) Doobie Brothers, 1975
Ice Capades, 1975
Moscow Orchestra, 1975
Twitty and Lynn, PDQ Bach, Olivia Newton John and British are Coming, 1976
Vienna Choir, Soviet Gym Team, 1975
Lawrence Welk, 1974-1975
94-258/56b (09529616) Chinese Acrobats, 1975-1976
Don Cossacks, 1976
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1975-1976
Lawrence Welk, 1974-1975
Ice Capades (6 films), 1975-1976
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus (7 films), 1975
94-258/54 (05268770) Royal Lipizzan, 1984
Ice Capades (2 films), 1981
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1979
ZZ Top, 1986
Sesame Street, undated
Barbara Mandrell, undated
Stephen Wright, 1986
Crowd Management: Ushering (videocassette), 1984
94-258/55 (05272711) Alabama, 1984
Bob Barker, 1984
Culture Club, 1984
Larry Gatlin-Peter Nero, 1981
Harlem Globetrotters, 1982
Barry Manilow (2 films), 1982, undated
Oak Ridge Boys, 1984
Pacers-Kings, 1984
They're Playing Our Song, 1981
94-258/92 (05275141) Glen Campbell, 1984
Coldstream guards, 1981
Dracula, 1984
Evita, 1982
Gigi, 1984
Harlem Globetrotters, 1983
Ice Capades, 1983
Oak Ridge Boys, 1984
Olivia, 1982
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1982
Kenny Rogers, 1983
Kenny Rogers/Whore House, 1982
Sesame Street Live, 1982, 1984
Roger Whittakers, 1983
Sesame Street Live, undated
Dracula, 1984
Ya, undated
A Christmas Carol (videocassette), 1984
Culture Club (videocassette), 1984
94-258/193a Blackstone Magic, 1983
Gymnastics Team, 1984-1985
Ice Capades/Smurfs, 1983
Chicago City Ballet, Cinderella, 1985
Cougar-Mellencamp, 1985
The Firm, 1986
Amy Grant, 1985
Hagler vs. Hearns, 1986
Barbara Mandrell, 1986
Noises Off, 1986
John Prine/Arlo Guthrie, 1986
Royal Marine Band, 1985
Sesame Street Live, 1985
George Thorogood, 1986
Tina Turner, 1985
Steven Wright, 1986
ZZ Top, 1986
Grand Island presentation with Thomas P. Parkinson and Civic Center Committee (cassette), June 22, 1988
94-258/123b (09524339) Ticketing
Ticketing correspondence, 1980-1986
Ticketing telephone conversation records, 1981-1982
Promotional material from ticketing companies, 1980-1991, undated
94-258/122b (09527224) Tickets, A-U, 1950-1989, undated
2.325/B34c Ticket stubs
94-258/38 (09534616) Boom in box office technology, 1979
Computerized ticketing, 1987-1989
Financial documentation
Ticket prices, 1977-1980
Ticket receipts, 1973
Legal documentation
Ticketmaster agreement, 1985
Ticketron proposal to Assembly Hall, 1981
Lottery number print out, undated
Outline of a plan to operate a computer ticket network, undated
Seat numbering-ticket designs, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1981
94-258/75b (08247765) Events
General, 1984-1985
Advertising, 1985
Brochures, 1985
Concept, 1985
Correspondence, 1984-1985
Legal documentation
Copyright application, 1985
Items of agreement, undated
Logo and cast design, 1985
Notes during dress rehearsal, 1984-1985
Notes, 1984-1985, undated
Programs and notes, 1985
Promotions, 1985
Newspaper clippings, 1985
94-258/193c Photographs, 1985, undated
94-258/169 Farm Aid
Correspondence, 1984-1987, undated
Notes, 1985-1987
Record of telephone conversations (photocopies included), 1985-1987, undated
Financial documentation
Expenses, 1985-1989
Budget, 1985
Statements, 1985
Invoices, 1985
Payroll activity report, 1985
Press releases, 1985-1986
Legal documentation
Agreements, 1985
Operational plans, 1985
Stadium drawings, undated
Wayne Hecht's assistant director, farm aid files, 1985
Newspaper clippings, 1985-1986
Magazines, 1985-1986
94-25/99a (040821) Newspaper articles (full newspaper), August 23, 1985-September 19, 1985
94-25/99b (040832) Newspaper articles (full newspaper), September 20, 1985-February 4, 1987
94-258/67b (09531607) Photographs, 1985
94-258/193c undated
Slides, undated
94-258/45 Ice Shows
American Ice Theatre, Broadway on Ice, starring Dorothy Hamill, program, undated
Holiday on Ice
Ice show history, 1957-1963
Program, 1962
Flyer, undated
Ice Capades
Ad slicks, undated
Annual conference West Company programs, 1970, 1973-1974
Arena directory, undated
Engraving plates for advertisements, undated
Financial documentation
Box office reports, 1974-1985
Legal documentation
Contracts, 1979-1987
Commercial scripts, 1971-1987
Fact sheet, 1971, 1984
Media information, 1964-1966, 1976-1977
94-258/108 (05269364) Press kits
Promotion kits, 1975-1976, 1977-1978
94-258/1 (05272380) 1975-1981
94-258/108 (05269364) Press kits, 1978-1979, 1981-1982
Marketing kits, 1983-1984, 1986-1987
94-258/205 Press kit and photos for Disney on Parade, 1970-1971
94-258/45 Printed material
Flyers, undated
Programs, 1941, undated
Order forms, 1974-1976, undated
Stadium layout, 1984, undated
Technical manuals, 1971-1984
Tickets, 1971-1976
Newspaper clippings, 1971-1980
The 80's on Ice, monthly planner, 1980-1982
94-258/67b (09531607) Ice-Capades set-up photos, 1992
94-258/45 Ice Follies program, 1938, 1941
Jubilee on Ice promotional material, 1978
Sonja Henie programs, 1953, undated
Walt Disney on Ice promotional material, undated
Winterland Great Lakes Exposition program, 1937
94-258/132b Sporting events
Athletic association
Basketball practice schedule in Assembly Hall, 1964
Extra help costs, 1983-1987
Correspondence, 1981-1988
The Athletic Association: Are they paying the full cost for Assembly Hall facilities? by Neal Goldstein, undated
1982 Boys Class A Associated Press, All-Tournament ballot, 1982
94-258/133a (09531538) Illinois High School Association monthly planner, 1986-1987
94-258/122a (09526221) Newspaper clippings, 1962-1990, undated
94-258/164b Programs, 1963-1986
94-258/164b Assorted events case files, 1963-1992, undated
94-258/1 (05272380) Attendance at events, 1976-1981
Backstage passes, undated
Stickers, undated
94-258/167a Legal documentation
Performance agreements, 1977-1986
Performance technical rider, 1970-1992
Performance contract rider, 1981-1992
94-258/1 (05272380) Printed material
Order forms, 1956, 1970-1974
94-258/87 (05269546) Posters
1776, undated
Assembly Hall 30-year anniversary, 1993
Chinese Acrobat, undated
Harlem Globetrotters, undated
94-258/170a (05275119) Programs for events at Assembly Hall, 1963-1986
94-258/1 (05272380) Scheduling
Ad hoc committee on general events concerning event scheduling, 1967-1969
Schedules of events, 1973-1987
Shows and acts presented and promoted by Assembly Hall, undated
Summary of types of touring shows and circumstances for their booking, undated
Surveys, 1977-1981
Surveys of events, 1985
94-258/67b Event photographs
Event set-up, undated
Marquee, undated
New Kids on the Block stage set-up, 1990
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Nashville, 1993
94-258/193c Babes in Toyland, 1979
Beaux arts trio, 1980
Ceylon National Dancers, 1973
Chicago City Ballet, Cinderella, 1984
Demon drummers and dancers of Sado, 1981
Mercer Ellington, 1974
Fat Tuesday and all that jazz, 1977
Arthur Fiedel with the Washington National Symphony, undated
Hagler vs. Hearns, World Middleweight Championship, 1985
Harlem Globetrotters, 1985
Michel Legrand, 1974
Lhamo, Folk Theatre of Tibet, undated
Buddy Morrow directing the Glenn Miller Orchestra, undated
Music Man, 1975
New York City Opera Theater, 1977
Ted Nugent, 1980
Prague Symphony Orchestra, 1981
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1942, 1977-1979, undated
Royal Lipizzan Stallion Show, undated
Robert Sacchi and James Montgomery Band, 1977
Trinidad Folk Festival, 1978
Assorted event photos, 1983, undated
Zorba slide, undated
94-258/122c (09526232) Event newspaper clippings, 1960-1986
94-258/122a (09526221) 1987-1993, undated
Assorted newspaper clippings, 1962-1989, undated
94-258/128 (05269397) Assembly Hall Administration
General, 1958-1976
Annual reports
Assembly Hall, 1963-1965, 1972-1973
Annual report notes, 1975-1976
Annual report case files, 1966-1968
State universities retirement system annual report, 1963
Draft of the general rules concerning university organization and procedure, 1964
General rules concerning university organization and procedure, 1978, 1986
Organizational charts, undated
Analysis of the organization of the University of Illinois, Assembly Hall, undated
Civil Service Handbook, 1962-1970
Code on undergraduate student affairs, 1963
Code on campus affairs and regulations applying to all students, 1974-1984
A master plan for higher education in Illinois, 1964
Operations and policies, 1984
Parking policies at Assembly Hall, 1988
Parking permits, 1961-1987
Policy and rules relating to compensation and working conditions of nonacademic employees, 1963
Regulations applying to all undergraduate students, 1964
Regulations governing procurement and bidding at the University of Illinois, 1970
Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Assembly Hall Revenue Bonds, 1959
University of Illinois policy and rules-nonacademic, 1976
University of Illinois reference folder, 1976-1977
Amendments to the constitution of Illinois, 1978
University of Illinois statutes, 1957-1958, 1982
Correspondence concerning Illinois statutes, 1963-1964
State Universities Civil Service System, statute and rules, December 1977, 1986
94-258/120 (09527202) Committees
Assembly Hall advisory board, 1958-1974
Assembly Hall advisory committee, 1974-1977, undated
Advisory committee correspondence, 1977-1979
Ad Hoc committee on general events, 1968-1969
94-258/128 (05269397) Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 1962-1963
94-258/120 (09527202) Report of the subcommittee on implications of year-round operation, 1964
Notes on the report of the committee on general events, undated
AHAC programming sub-committee, 1979
94-258/185a (09527858) Correspondence, 1958-1998
Notes, 1987-1993
94-258/114b Financial documentation
General, 1976-1993
Notes, 1977-1980
94-258/117a (09526174) Account books, 1966-1980
94-258/51b (07056604) 1977-1978
94-258/117b (09526185) 1980-1985
94-258/114b Advertising budget per event, 1978-1986
94-258/117b (09526185) Annual financial report of auxiliary services, 1963-1977, 1980-1985
94-258/51b (07056604) 1986
94-258/114b Balance sheets, 1973-1986
94-258/133b Box office daily reports, 1966-1986, undated
94-258/114b Box office statements, 1975-1987
94-258/51b (07056604) Budget, 1962-1987
94-258/114b Comparative costs for Assembly hall with personnel changes, 1979
Event audit, 1985-1986
94-258/173 (09524736) Financial statements, 1962-1987, 1990
94-258/51b (07056604) 1975, 1986
94-258/136a (05275243) Assorted financial, operational and promotional records, 1979-1984
94-258/114b General finances undergraduate student association, 1968-1974
House subcommittee on student fees, 1974
Income charts for Assembly Hall, 1976-1980
Income statement for Assembly Hall, 1975-1986
Manual for business and finance: general policy, guidelines and procedures, 1990
Operating costs, 1974
Payroll retrieval system, 1983
94-258/51b (07056604) Records of events, 1963-1970
94-258/114b Release of show profits and losses, 1974
Rental rates, 1958-1978
94-258/117b (09526185) Report of the comptroller, 1977-1985
94-258/51b (07056604) Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Assembly Hall revenue bonds, 1959, 1962, 1978
Show statements, 1985
Statement of ticket sales, 1986-1987
94-258/114b Ticket sales, 1968-1987
94-258/167a Legal documentation
Agreement between the board of trustees of the university of Illinois and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, 1977-1989
Collective bargaining agreement by and between the board of trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Local 482 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees and moving picture machine operators of the united states and Canada, 1969, 1972
Collective bargaining agreement by and between the board of regency universities for and in behalf of Sangamon State University, 1981
Pro boxing television license agreement, 1985
A case study: legal problem solving for arena managers, by Jan Voss, 1986
A Commentary on Contracting, by Thomas P. Parkinson, undated
Contract log, 1975-1976
Survey results concerning stagehand labor contracts for the University of Illinois Assembly Hall compiled by Michelle Bramson, 1980
Court cases
Richard Pope vs. Thomas P. Parkinson, Karl Edrick Gardner, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois regarding access to financial information, 1976-1977
Concert Publishing, Inc. vs. Various John Does, Jane Does, and ABC company regarding bootleg merchandise
Showtime Marketing, Inc. vs. various John Does, Jane Does, and ABC Company, U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1981
Liquor license application, May 29, 1987
Certificate of insurance for events, 1980-1982
Illinois workers' compensation act and Illinois occupational diseases act as amended, 1969, 1980
94-258/133a (09531538) Printed material
Forms, undated
Logo designs, undated
University of Illinois logo, undated
Assembly Hall sticker, undated
Cardboard signs, undated
Designed envelopes, undated
94-258/185a (09527858) Letterhead, undated
94-258/120 (09527202) Rental terms
Student affairs, 1958-1975
Student affairs sub-committee on year-round operation, 1964
Student organizations at the University of Illinois, July 1, 1970
Student criticism of Assembly Hall, 1963-1967
Student service fees, 1963-1988
Student fee correspondence, 1941-1980
Rental policies for student organizations, 1974
Eligibility rates, 1962
Policy concerning rental, 1958-1959
Request for use of university premises, 1982-1985
Student audience survey, 1975
Use of university premises and facilities, undated
Non-franchise uses for Assembly Hall, 1968
94-258/133a (09531538) Staff and crew
Academic staff handbook, 1982-1984
Staff directory, 1977, undated
Administrative affairs directory, 1986-1987
Description of staff and crew, undated
Stage hand lists, 1984-1986
Job descriptions, 1985-1986, undated
Resumes, undated
Assembly Hall gateworkers booklet, undated
Backstage and front of stage security, undated
Ushers booklet, undated
Traffic control car parker duties, 1984
New classifications, 1982-1987
Payroll account distribution voucher, 1976
Salary grades, 1983
Work schedules, 1984, 1986
Strengthening local government through better labor relations reports, 1970-1972
Union of Professional Employees correspondence, 1980
94-258/145 (05272573) Practicing preventive employee relations, the role of the manager/supervisor, 1990
94-258/133a (09531538) Visitor information
Champaign Urbana convention and visitors bureau annual meeting report, 1986
Maps of Illinois, undated
94-258/87 (05269546) Maps of Illinois, undated
94-258/133a (09531538) University of Illinois campus maps, undated
Our Town: A guide to Champaign, Urbana, undated
Guide to Champaign-Urbana, 1963
94-258/122c (09526232) Assembly Hall newspaper clippings, 1961-1987, undated
Chronicles of Higher Education special clippings, 1987-1991
94-258/122a (09526221) Assorted newspaper clippings, 1962-1989, undated
94-258/192a (09523926) 1969-1989
94-258/180b (08248815) Assembly Hall construction
Construction, 1963-1974
94-258/107 (05269309) Construction specifications for Assembly Hall roof, April 2, 1979, August 8, 1979
Documentation of the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, prepared by John Y. Fujiwara: John B. Felmley Fellow in Architectural Engineering, June 7, 1963
94-258/202 (05269320) Equipment, undated
94-258/180b (08248815) Electronic rigging, 1981-1987
94-258/192b (09523937) Electronic winch systems, 1982, 1985
Ganging chairs, undated
Rigging plots, 1980-1981, 1985
Telescoping seats correspondence, 1989
94-258/107 (05269309) History of Assembly Hall construction, 1944-1963
94-258/180b (08248815) Legal documentation
Contract for Assembly Hall, 1959
Addenda to general contract for construction of Assembly Hall, 1959
94-258/192b (09523937) Contract for seating equipment, 1959
25th Anniversary of Assembly Hall, 1987
Articles regarding Assembly Hall, 1963-1964, 1980-1988
Press kit, 1990
94-258/107 (05269309) Photocopies of photographs of Assembly Hall, undated
Script for video on Assembly Hall, undated
Report on allocation of space in the Assembly Hall, undated
A report on the Assembly Hall, March 1980
94-258/202 (05269320) Request for prices-construction, undated
94-258/88b (09526888) Seating tally charts, Tier A&B aisle 1-47, undated
Seating tally charts, Tier C aisle 33-48, undated
94-258/180b (08248815) Speech, undated
Structural investigation of gridiron, 1981
94-258/107 (05269309) Technical specifications package, undated
Diagrams, undated
Drawings, undated
94-258/180b (08248815) Diagrams, undated
94-258/192b (09523937) Diagrams, undated
Service floor plan, undated
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans for Assembly Hall
Locker room renovation, undated
Rehabilitation plan, 1992
Sesame Street Live, 1989
94-258/67b (09531607) Negatives of Assembly Hall, 1961-1963
94-258/193c Assembly Hall logo negatives, undated
Assembly Hall slide, undated
94-258/192b (09523937) Assembly Hall facility maintenance
Air conditioning, 1984-1985
94-258/107 (05269309) Bid for new concession stands, September 18, 1980
94-258/192b (09523937) Consulting in Assembly Hall, 1990-1992
Feasibility study for the correction of exposed concrete steps and walkways of the interior of the Assembly Hall, 1987
94-258/107 (05269309) A feasibility study for the correction of exposed concrete steps and walkways in the interior of the Assembly Hall, March 16, 1987
Illinois Civic Centers 2nd arena, 1969-1979
Maintenance inspections, 1974
Operation and governance of fee supported buildings and activities, proposal and final, 1973, 1993, undated
Parking system renovation, June 1991
Phase I Assembly Hall parking lot renovation, June 25, 1991
Phase I Assembly Hall parking lot renovation, project team interview, June 25, 1991
Phase I Assembly Hall parking lot renovation, team resumes and representative projects, June 21, 1991
94-258/192b (09523937) Parking system renovation, project phase I and II, technical memorandum, 1992
94-258/107 (05269309) Program analysis and schematic design stage winch system power control and renovation, December 16, 1985
Project manual for fire alarm system, October 24, 1984
Proposal for new dimming and lighting control system, 1982
Speech regarding union of Krannert Center and Assembly Hall, undated
Stage Door project, 1994
Structural investigation of gridiron, 1981
94-258/180b (08248815) Preliminary design report Assembly Hall ramps rehabilitation, 1992


Public Assembly Facility Consultant

94-258/91 (05269502) Facilities consulted
Akron Convention Center
Program of requirements, 1989
94-258/4 (05268791) Market feasibility study proposal, 1989
94-258/91 (05269502) Big Apple Circus building
General, 1987
A basis for design and a listing of prospective attractions for the proposed permanent circus building of the Big Apple Circus New York, 1987
Cleveland State University Convocation Center
General, 1986-1989
94-258/4 (05268791) General, 1986-1989
94-258/91 (05269502) Arena shape cost study, 1987
Management, 1987-1991
Program and management statement, 1982
Schematic submission basis of design, 1987
Schematic submission cost estimate, 1987
Schematic submission outline specifications, 1987
Space program and preliminary basis of design, 1986
94-258/4 (05268791) Space program and preliminary basis of design, 1986
94-258/91 (05269502) URS Dalton company, 1986
96-208/1 (04914700) Correspondence, 1982, 1986-1987
Notes, 1986-1987
Proposal, March 26, 1982
General considerations, April 1986
Preliminary statement of project requirements convocation center, June 1985, amended November 1985
Review of preliminary statement of project requirements, undated
Convocation center planning committee, 1987
Meeting agenda, September 1986
Agenda for convocation center program planning seminar, October 1-3, 1986
Backstage facilities, undated
Use of backstage spaces, undated
Equipment, 1987
Subcontract, 1986
H.C. Allison, URS Dalton vs. Elmer Waltz, chief factory and building inspector, 1987
Events and programming, undated
Program and management study project planning chart, 1982
Parking study, undated
Facilities/Utilization survey, 1982
Development and utilization suggestions, September 1982
Observations on the operation of a university auditorium-arena, by Thomas P. Parkinson, August 1982
University operation of an arena oriented to community service and maximized revenue, by Thomas P. Parkinson, August 1982
Draft of spatial analysis summary, September-October 1986
How to convert a racquetball court to a squash court, by Hamilton F. Biggar, July 1985
Summary report on feasibility analysis, April 1984
Maps, undated
Newspaper clippings, November-December 1982
Drawings, undated
Billings and expenses, 1986-1987
Hopkins Airport Limousine Service, Inc., brochure, undated
The Dancemakers, Cleveland ballet, 1982-1983 season schedule
Cleveland State University Fall course schedule, 1986
Assorted serials, 1982-1986
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1987
94-258/67b (09531607) Photos, 1991
94-258/59 (05268758) Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Veterans Memorial
General, 1991
Research concerning Columbus, 1991, undated
Correspondence, 1989-1991
Annual report, 1989-1990
Lease of veterans memorial auditorium by Franklin County Commissioners, 1981
An analysis of 1990 and future veterans memorial auditorium and exhibition hall events, 1990
Schedule of events, 1990
Master plan report, 1990
A study of the status and future of the veteran's memorial, (with drafts), undated
94-258/4 (05268791) A study of the status and future of the veteran's memorial, 1991
94-258/94 (05268893) A study of the status and future of the veteran's memorial, (with drafts), 1991
Columbus II, study of buildings, fixtures, and equipment, 1992
94-258/67b (09531607) Photos, undated
94-25/94 (05268893) Davenport Convention Center
General, 1990, undated
Davenport river center expansion executive summary, undated
Economic study and surveys, undated
94-258/4 (05268791) Economic study and surveys preliminary draft, 1990
Feasibility study, 1990
94-258/94 (05268893) Feasibility study and civic center design concept, 1986
Economic impact analysis of riverboat gambling to the Quad Cities Area, 1989
Excerpts from comprehensive annual financial report, 1988
RiverCenter/Adler Theatre firm analysis, 1990
Marketing plan for the RiverCenter, 1989
Ogden Allied RiverCenter expansion proposal, 1989
Statement of qualifications, undated
Surveys, undated
Maps, undated
Drawings, undated
Annual update of the overall economic development program, 1989
Comprehensive annual financial report for city of Davenport, Iowa, 1989
Brochures, undated
94-258/77a (08247776) Escambia County, Florida
General, 1980-1983
Management and budget, 1983
94-258/96 (09531458) Concept design report, 1981
94-258/141 (05269273) George Mason University
Correspondence, 1981-1987
General, 1984-1985, undated
Review of management options for the multi-purpose arena, 1984
Review of plans for multi-purpose arena, 1984
94-258/32 (05269455) Operation by the university of an arena oriented to campus and community service, undated
94-258/4 (05268791) Gilbane building company
Correspondence, 1991
94-258/96 (09531458) Grand Folks, North Dakota
Study of proposed event center, 1992
Grand Island, Nebraska Civic Center
Design and build, 1989
Feasibility study, 1988
94-258/4 (05268791) Feasibility study, 1988
General, 1988
94-258/96 (09531458) Questionnaire to assist Grand Island, Nebraska, undated
Billing, 1989
94-258/32 (05269455) Billing and expenses, 1988-1989
Agreement between owner and architect, 1989
94-258/93 (05269400) Broadcasters, 1988, undated
Building plans, undated
Club questionnaire, 1988
Conventions, 1988
Economics and trade, 1981, 1987-1988, undated
Local events, 1988, undated
Maps, undated
Notes, 1987-1988, undated
Phone numbers, undated
Politics and charges, 1988
94-258/32 (05269455) Proposals, 1989
94-258/93 (05269400) Specifications, 1988
Stats, 1976, 1988
Taxes and public budgets, 1988
This and other studies, 1983, 1988
Utilities, 1986, 1988
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1977, 1987, 1989
94-258/32 (05269455) Hattiesburg Convention Center
Statement of qualifications for prime project consultant submittal, 1992
94-258/96 (09531458) Iowa State Center
General, 1987, undated
Request for proposal no. 35635 for Iowa State Center operations and management, 1987
Proposal for the management agreement of the Iowa State Center, 1987
Plan for management of the Iowa State Center, 1987
94-258/7 (05272562) Kansas State University, Fred Bramlage Coliseum
Informal job descriptions, undated
Management and operations, undated
94-258/153 (09524532) Management and operations complete set, 1986
Management and operations, undated
Management and operations draft, undated
Comments after examination of concept drawings, July-August, 1984
Summary of coliseum management and use committee, November 2, 1985
Frequently asked questions, February 20, 1986
Program for the Coliseum, May 1983
Correspondence, 1984-1987
Notes, 1984-1987
Coliseum facts, undated
Proposed study for management and marketing, March 13, 1986
Schedule, 1986
Kansas maps, undated
Kansas brochures, 1986
Clippings, 1986
Memorandum of agreement between State of Kansas, Kansas State University, and Kansas Association of Public Employees, May 14, 1979
94-258/7 (05272562) Kearney State College
General, 1987
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, undated
94-258/32 (05269455) Lincoln Square Mall
Feasibility, 1992
94-258/7 (05269546) Mankato Civic Center and Arena in Minnesota
Design development information package, 1993
Market study, 1989
Blueprint, 1993
Project manual for schematic design, 1992
Arena billing and expenses, 1993
Correspondence, 1993
94-258/32 (05269455) Downtown revitalization strategy, 1990
94-258/95 (05268689) General, 1990-1993
Correspondence, 1992-1993
BRW Architects, 1991-1992
Luther Krepstekies, 1992-1993, undated
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1992
94-258/32 (05269455) Metrapark Arena
Information packet, undated
94-258/89 (09526210) Michigan State University, Jack Breslin Student Events Center
Correspondence, 1985-1987
Thomas Parkinson's notes, 1985-1987, undated
Project conference notes, 1985-1987
Drawings, 1985-1986, undated
Parkinson's comments regarding a series of plans for Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 1986
Letter of transmittal for drawings, 1985-1987
Sound reinforcement system, 1987
Building program, undated
Mechanical and electrical building program, undated
Outline specifications, undated
Mechanical and electrical building program, undated
Financial documentation
Billing and expenses, 1985-1987
Preliminary budget estimates, 1985-1986
Legal documentation
Agreement between Parkinson and Michigan State University, draft, undated
Union contract between Michigan State University, IATSE & MPMO, The Stagehands Union, 1987
94-258/7 (05272562) General, 1987-1990
The basketball factor in arena finances, a tabulation of survey results, undated
Informal job descriptions, undated
Management and operations, undated
94-258/32 (05269455) Management and operations, undated
94-258/8 (05268816) Multiple trades bid package, electrical, 1987
Lecture concert series, 1987
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1987
94-258/67b (09531607) Photos, 1989
94-258/32 (05269455) Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Report on a study of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1993
General, 1993
94-258/8 (05268816) New Mexico University Arena
General, 1986-1987
North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Centennial Center
General, 1990
Correspondence, 1990
Building program, 1989
Evaluation of marketability, 1990
Review of schematic plans, 1990
Schematic design manual, 1990
94-258/137a (09531571) Evaluation of marketability, 1990
Correspondence, 1991
Pennsylvania State University
Table of organization, undated
General, 1987-1988
94-258/8 (05268816) General, 1991-1992, undated
Correspondence, 1991-1992
Proposed room inventory, 1991
Blueprint, undated
Brochures, undated
94-258/62 (05266559) Peoria Civic Center
General, 1989-1990
Comparison of Peoria Civic Center operating results and subsidies with other civic centers, undated
Director of operations resumes, 1990
Newspaper clippings, 1989-1990
94-258/137a (09531571) Notes, 1976, 1986
Consolidated financial history/projection, 1989
Comparison of financial returns of the Peoria Civic Center with those of other facilities, 1991
94-258/9 (05268678) Comparison of financial returns of the Peoria Civic Center with those of other facilities, 1991
94-258/137a (09531571) Phoenix Civic Plaza expansion
Director position, undated
94-258/9 (05268678) Portland Arena
Correspondence, 1991
94-258/137a (09531571) Prince George's County Performing Arts Center
Proposal, 1987
Riverside Arena in Austin, Minnesota
Feasibility, 1988
San Diego Downtown Performing Arts Center
Proposal, 1986
94-258/9 (05268678) San Diego State University
General, 1989
94-258/137a (09531571) Sangamon State University
Correspondence, 1980
94-258/9 (05268678) Scottsdale, Arizona convention and tradeshow facility
Evaluation of market demand, financial performance and competitive position, 1987
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, convention center and performing arts theatre
Feasibility study, 1991
94-258/136 (09526367) Architectural program and design, undated
Agreement, 1990
Convention market potential analysis, undated
Correspondence, 1990-1991
Data profile, undated
Downtown performance center, undated
Economic development report, 1990
Economic impact, undated
Guide to Sioux Falls, 1991
Labor availability study, undated
Location study for the medical products industry, undated
Maps, undated
Notes, 1990-1991
Organizational charts, undated
Press kits, undated
Report of the Sioux Empire Community Center Task Force, April 1988
Sioux Falls area chamber of commerce membership directory and business pages, 1991
Sioux Falls area chamber of commerce retail study, 1986
Study of feasibility, conceptual design, and economic implications, undated
Wage survey, 1990
94-258/137a (09531571) General, undated
Feasibility study, 1991
Springfield, Illinois, Sverdrup Arena
Correspondence, 1981
South Brevard County Facility
Market study, 1983
Southeast Missouri State University
General, 1982, 1988
Appendix to feasibility study, undated
94-258/9 (05268678) Feasibility study, 1983
94-258/137a (09531571) St. Louis Convention Center
Correspondence, 1992
Qualifications for private management and operations, 1981
94-258/145 (05272573) Stardrive grid lift
Study, 1989
94-258/9 (05268678) Texas A&M University, special events center
General, 1990-1991
Administrative manual for construction projects, 1988
Contract for architect/engineer services for a special events center, 1990
Instructions to architects and engineers for the preparation of contract documents, 1990
Preliminary design outline specifications, 1990
Program of requirements for a special events center, 1990
Red Book, 1990
Special events center marketing/economic study, 1986
Blueprints, 1990
94-258/57a (09531469) University of Arkansas
Correspondence, 1991
94-258/61 (05268780) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Correspondence, 1989-1992, undated
94-258/179 (09531301) General, 1989-1992, undated
Schematic design submission, 1989
94-258/98 (05268736) Design development, 1960
Design development site details, undated
Design development review, 1990
Construction specifications, 1990
94-258/145 (05272573) Feasibility study, 1993
Request for proposal, 1992
Room inventory report, 1991
Technical specifications, draft copy for review, (volume 1), 1991
94-258/98 (05268736) Technical specifications (volume 1), 1990
94-258/57a (09531469) Technical specifications (volume 2), 1990
94-258/64 (05269772) Technical specifications (volume 2), 1990
Addendum to the general documents and technical specifications, 1990
Campus maps, 1989
Drawings, 1990-1992, undated
Square footage summary, 1989-1990
Schedule, 1989-1990
Mullins room inventory, 1990
Furnishings, fixtures, and equipment, 1992
Financial documentation
Preliminary estimate and budget, 1989
Design development estimate, 1990
Construction document estimate, 1990
94-258/153 (09524532) Billings and expenses, 1990
94-258/64 (05269772) Legal documentation
Proposed general contract, 1990
Policy issues, undated
Request for proposals for private management and operation of the William D. Mullins Memorial Center, undated
Guidelines for management, policies, and operations, undated
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1989, 1991, 1992
94-258/67b (09531607) Photos, 1992
94-258/57a (09531469) University of Miami
Proposal for feasibility study, 1989
University of Nevada-Reno, Lawler Events Center
General, 1991
Coopers & Lybrand, 1988
Study of operations, procedures, programming and business methods, 1991
94-258/145 (05272573) Study of operations, procedures, programming, and business methods, with drafts, 1991
94-258/136 (09526367) Pavilion, 1979-1984
Seating, 1981
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1978-1979
94-258/67b (09531607) Photos, 1991
94-258/136 (09526367) Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Management agreement, request for proposal, undated
94-258/87 (05269546) University of New Mexico
Building plans, 1965
94-258/145 (05272573) Proposal, 1988
94-258/57a (09531469) University of Oklahoma
Correspondence, 1985
University of Pittsburgh
Correspondence, 1991-1992
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Correspondence, 1988
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Correspondence, 1987
94-258/63 (05268850) University of Texas at Arlington
General, 1990
Conceptual plan for public/private partnership, 1989
94-258/145 (05272573) Dallas/Ft. Worth travel guide, 1990
Feasibility analysis, 1990
94-258/63 (05268850) Feasibility analysis (with drafts), 1990
Undergraduate catalog, 1989
Convention calendar, 1990-2000
Newspaper clippings, undated
Brochures, undated
University of Texas at Austin
General, 1976
Conceptual design and constructability study, arena viewing lounges, 1990
94-258/57b (09531709) University of Texas at Tyler
Strategic plan, 1989-1995
Liberal Arts Complex
Correspondence, 1990
Project analysis and conceptual design (2 volumes), 1990
Progress package, 1990
Financial documentation
Comprehensive economic analysis of East Texas Center, 1989
Tyler Economic Development Council, Inc.
Labor market survey, 1989
Tyler/Smith county businesses, 1989
Conceptual estimate with update, 1990
94-258/87 (05269546) Building plans, 1990
94-258/145 (05272573) Waco, Texas Special Events Center
Review of drawing, 1982
94-258/63 (05268850) Western Carolina University
General, 1981-1982
94-258/145 (05272573) Western Illinois University
Report and recommendations, 1976
Western Hall renovations, 1980-1981
94-258/63 (05268850) Wright State University arena
General, 1987
Gartner, Burdick, Bauer, Nilsen statement of qualifications, 1986
94-258/77a (08247776) Ogden Allied proposal statement for private management of venue operations, 1989
94-258/175 (09524758) Ogden Allied Services Corporation
Correspondence, 1987-1991
Alcohol Awareness program from Miller Brewing Company, prepared for Ogden Allied Services, Inc., 1990
Annual report, 1987
94-258/6 (05268725) Annual report, 1987
Central management joint venture, undated
94-258/175 (09524758) Client list, 1988-1990
Corporate purchasing update, 1990
Customer relations training, undated
94-258/6 (05268725) Corporation, undated
Description of services, 1987
94-258/175 (09524758) Facility management
General, undated
Organizational chart, undated
Proposals, 1988-1989
94-258/6 (05268725) Fees, Ogden Allied billing, 1988-1991
Leisure services prototype proposal total facilities management program, undated
Proposal for the management agreement for the Five Season Center, 1987
Proposal for management services temple university recreation and convocation center, undated
Response by Ogden Allied Facilities Management to request for proposal number 35635, undated
94-258/175 (09524758) Financial documentation
Expenses, 1986-1988
Legal documentation
Agreements, 1988
Leisure services position description, undated
Policy of business conduct, 1989
Purchasing policy and procedures manual, 1990
Surveys, undated
Brochures, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1987-1988
94-258/145 (05272573) C/A architects multi-purpose special events centers listing, undated
Leisure management international summary, undated
94-258/17 (05272540) General facility consultant reference files
ADA-disability, 1992
Advertising sales, 1992
Alcohol control, 1988
Arena history, 1982-1993
Basic chapters for reports, undated
Concessions, food and beverage, 1989-1993
Consulting non-University of Illinois, 1977-1978
Crain and Anderson Architects, 1988-1990
John A. Rhebergen, 1992
Bill Cunningham, 1987-1991
Jones and Phillips, 1987
Other architects in arena field, 1982-1989
Consultants, miscellaneous, 1987-1989
Architects procedures, undated
Sample consulting contracts, 1988-1989
Typical show contracts and riders, 1978, undated
Stagehands and union contracts, 1988
University contracts, 1980-1989
94-258/6 (05268725) Crowd management, 1981
Report of the task force on crowd control and safety, city of Cincinnati, the Who incident, 1986
Inquiries, 1992
Other cities and proposals, 1987-1988
Proposals and possible clients, 1982
Requests for proposals and replies, 1989
94-258/129 (08248291) Equipment
Equipment lists-inventories, undated
Equipment-miscellaneous, 1989-1992
Basketball backstops, undated
Curtains-masking, 1980
Arena floors and concourse floors, 1988
Basketball floors, 1991
General, undated
Follow spotlights, undated
Theatrical lighting, 1983-1988
Parking, undated
Scoreboards, 1988
Permanent seating/chairs/benches, 1987
Retractable seating, 1988-1990
Seating diagram, undated
Sound systems and sources, 1988-1989
Sports equipment and structures, undated
Demountable stages, 1989
Portable stages, 1982
94-258/5 (05268769) Facility types
Convention centers, 1992
Completed arenas, 1985-1987
Domed stadiums, 1989-1990
Illinois civic centers, 1981-1984
Open-air stadium concerts, 1989-1990
Other operating arenas, 1988
Other planned arenas, 1982-1991
University arenas, undated
Financial documentation
Financial statements-arenas, 1987
Pro forma budgets, 1987
Statements, billing etc. for consulting, 1981-1984
Typical settlement sheets, 1984
Generic data, 1989-1992
Job descriptions, undated
Central management of multiple arenas-auditoriums, 1978-1981
Management reasons and examples, undated
Private management, 1993, undated
94-258/3 (05269499) Management contracts, proposals
Job candidate resumes for management, 1984
Marketing, 1981, undated
94-258/4 (05268791) Marketing/Feasibility analysis of facilities, 1955, 1960-1961, 1966
94-258/3 (05269499) Organization
Athletic departments, etc., 1980-1988
Backstage bubble diagrams, undated
Tables of organization, undated
Promotion, undated
Rental rates, undated
Rigging, 1980, 1993
Heralds and brochures, undated
New and proposed shows, 1987
Work and show schedules, 1986
Hockey and Ice, undated
Talent programming, agents, 1989
Surveys/results, 1981-1989
Basketball survey, undated
Training manuals, materials, undated
94-258/88b (09526888) Facility equipment promotional materials
1967-1993, undated
94-258/177a (09531618) 1967, 1981, 1985, 1992, undated
94-258/202 (05269320) 1972-1974, 1980, undated
94-258/147 (09531527) 1982-1993, undated
94-258/200 (05268667) 1985-1989, 1991-1993
94-258/10 (05268714) 1986, undated
94-258/188 (05269433) 1987, 1990-1991
94-258/79 (09531673) 1989-1992, undated
94-258/53a (09531593) undated
94-258/67b (09531607) Equipment photographs
Arena equipment demonstration at convention, 1986
Basketball floors, undated
Stardrive demo, 1989
94-258/13 (05272370) Performance facility guide, 1988-1990
94-258/4 (05268791) 1990-1991
94-023/1 (05100068) Major exhibit hall directory, 1989
Buyer's guides
Amusement business
Buyer's guide, 1977
Entertainment facility buyers guide, 1988, 1989
Facility supplies sourcebook, 1987
Mass entertainment buyers guide, 1984-1985
International buyers guide, 1977
International recording equipment and studio directory, 1980-1981
International directory of recording studios, 1974
Tape audio video market sourcebook, 1980
Lighting dimensions directory
Managing the leisure facility, mass entertainment buyers guide, 1982
Tourist attractions and parks buyers guide, 1988
94-258/90 (05269284) Facility consulting correspondence
1980-1987, undated
94-258/88b (09526888) 1986
94-258/202 (05269320) 1988-1993
94-258/200 (05268667) 1993, undated
94-258/88b (09526888) Brochures
Facilities, undated
94-258/202 (05269320) undated
94-258/90 (05269284) Consultants, undated
94-258/44b (09529650) Newspaper clippings
Auditoriums-Arenas columns, 1955-1959
Facility newspaper clippings, 1972-1992
94-258/188 (05269433) 1956-1987, undated
94-258/200 (05268667) 1979-1993
94-258/90 (05269284) 1985-1987, undated
Assorted facility material, 1986-1987
Arena postcards, undated
94-258/67b (09531607) Assorted arena photographs
Hawkeye Arena, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1992
Kirkland Center, Millikin University, 1992
Lansing Arena, undated
Mississippi River Center, undated
Photographic postcards of facilities, undated
Unidentified facilities, undated
Unidentifed arena negatives, undated
94-258/193c Assorted photos of facilities, undated
Arena set-ups, 1987, undated
Posts, chains, and booths, undated
Assorted negatives, 1985-1987, undated



94-258/187 (05268703) Circus
Circus research
The American Circus and the Great Depression, 1929-1939, 1976
Circus expense book, 1892-1898
A circus history of Peru, Indonesia, 1975
Circus scrapbook, 1902-1956
The development of the circus and menagerie, 1825-1860, 1974
Excerpts of circus history from the Billboard, 1903-1932
The Flatfoots: America's First Group of Syndicate Showmen, undated
Half a Century Under the Big Top, undated
Ringling Bros. elephant herd list, 1918-1969
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey towns played, 1919-1956
Routes 1882-1914, Ringling Bros. shows, 1882-1914
Who's who in the circus from the Billboard, undated
Who's who in the circus by Charles Gates Sturtevant, 1934
Correspondence, 1979-1993
Notes, undated
ALG Kelly and Miller Brothers program, undated
Circus OZ, undated
Columbia's German circus, 1988
94-258/193c Foto Show Circus negatives, undated
94-258/187 (05268703) Circus Professional Organizations
Circus Fans Association of America, 1967, 1980
Banquet program, 1980
Roster, 1967-1968
Circus Historical Society
Convention program, 1980
Rosters, 1968, 1972, 1981
Circus World Museum
Correspondence, 1965-1971, 1981
Brochures, undated
Old Milwaukee Days Schlitz Circus Parade, 1967, 1987
Paul Eagles Circus Luncheon Club
Circus Report, 1982, 1986
Passes to circus events, 1958-1985
Arena Management
Correspondence, 1988



94-258/115a (05272223) Billboard magazine, 1950-1952
94-258/115b (05269750) 1953-1954
94-258/115c (05275312) 1955-1956
94-258/116 (05272948) 1957-1958
94-258/105 (05272981) 1959
94-258/41b (09527213) 1960
Index to Billboard Magazine, 1931-1938
94-258/192b (09523937) Miniature Billboard souvenir, undated
94-258/67 (05275200) Amusement Business newspaper
November-December 1971, 1972, January-February, April-May 1976, April-May 1978, 1979
94-258/132 (05272890) 1973-1974, 1980
94-258/27 (05269579) September-December 1981, 1982, 1983, February-December 1984
94-258/12 (05269783) 1984-1987
94-258/11 (05269444) 1988, September 1989, June 1991-November 1991, 1992, 1993
94-258/186 (05269808) October 1989-June 1991
94-258/183a (09527279) Amusement Magazine
1961, 1964-1965
94-258/183b (09527235) 1966-July 1968
94-258/148b (09527246) August 1968-1971
94-258/30 (05269295) Arena Auditorium Stadium Guide, 1959-1974
97-023/1 (05100068) 1975-1981, 1988


Personal Records

94-258/88a General, 1960-1980
Correspondence, 1963-1986, undated
Ann Parkinson's college file, 1966-1969
Care and operation of Mack trucks, 1975
Operation steam, Burlington route, 1958
Employment records
University of Texas, special events center job offer, 1976
Notification of appointment, 1976-1986
Employment at the University of Illinois, 1973-1975
Resignation, 1961-1994
94-258/192b (09523937) Newspaper clippings regarding Parkinson's retirement, 1987
94-258/88a Ephemera
Business cards, undated
Postcards, undated
Stamps, undated
Tickets, 1981-1984
Train schedules and passes, 1957-1960
Vehicle registration forms, 1958-1986
Financial documentation
Medical insurance, 1982-1985
Unrelated business income tax, 1988
Friends of the Library, University of Illinois Library
Annual report, 1986-1987
"Friendscript," newsletter, 1980
Non Solus, 1980
Champaign Public Library and Information Center
Super 8 film catalog sound and silent, 1977, 1979
Main Street Coalition, 1986
Correspondence, 1983-1986
Mainstreets Alert, 1986
Business meal and entertainment action kit, undated
94-258/38 Rotary Club of Champaign, Illinois, 1967-1971
Conferences, 1977, 1979, 1983
Correspondence, 1967-1983, undated
Fizz, newsletter, 1969-1983
Program committee, 1977
Project priority identification, undated
Rosters, 1976-1993
The Rotarian, 1976, 1988
Rotary songs, undated
Sticker, undated
Clippings, 1961-1986
Assorted brochures, 1977, 1983, undated
Bible, undated
Pocket calendars, 1979-1987
94-258/193c Photographs
Thomas P. Parkinson, 1973, undated
Thomas P. Parkinson receiving McElravy award, 1975
Family photographs, undated
Unidentified photographs, undated
94-258/16 (05272744) Professional Organizations
American Association of Design and Production Professionals in the Performing Arts
Correspondence, 1983-1990
Membership directories, 1988-1990
Newsletters, 1987-1993
Theatre crafts article, 1992
Association of College, University, and Community Arts Administrators
Articles of incorporation, 1973
Bulletin, 1974-1988
Conferences, 1974-1988
94-258/185b Correspondence, 1978-1989, undated
Handbook, 1977
Membership directory, 1986, 1988
Printed material
Brochures, undated
Programming calendar, 1981-1982, 1987-1990
Research publications, 1968-1988
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Annual report, 1989-1990
Articles of incorporation, 1990
Arts partners program, 1990-1994
Bulletin, 1989-1992
Conferences, 1989
94-258/204 (05268882) Conferences, 1990, 1991
Correspondence, 1989-1992, undated
Inside Arts, 1989-1991
Membership directories, 1988-1992
Printed material
Brochures, 1991-1993
94-258/168 (09531695) Athletic Business
Athletic business buyers guide, 1989, 1991-1992
Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8-10, 1987
Conference workbook: successful management of programs and facilities, 1987
New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5-8, 1988
Orlando, Florida, December 1989
Anaheim, California, December 1990
94-258/204 (05268882) Big Ten Concert Managers
Conferences, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1987
Box Office Management International
Conference information, 1987-1988, 1990
Exhibition catalogue, 1983
Membership directory, 1983
Newsletters, 1984-1993
Ticketing, 1988
Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau
Community Attractions Committee, 1990
General, 1989-1990
Marketing action plan, 1988-1989
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Attendees brochure, 1989
94-258/58a (09529627) International Association of Assembly Managers
Correspondence, 1962-1966, 1976-1978
94-258/102 (05268827) 1965-April 1972
2.325/W23 (07056615) May 1972-1987
94-258/155 1974-1987
94-258/2 (05269310) 1974-1993
94-258/114 (09526141) 1991-1993, undated
Summary of mail received, 1972
Telephone conversation memos, February-March 1972
Board of Directors, 1963-1973
94-258/73 (08247732) Board of Directors meeting, empty, January 6-7, 1973
94-258/114 (09526141) President, 1971-1972
94-258/73 (08247732) Charles R. Byrnes, resignation, 1971-1972
94-258/58a (09529627) Senior Vice-President, 1970-1971
94-258/114 (09526141) Proceedings of the Board of Directors, 1963-1968
94-258/100a (09526017) Proceedings of the Board of Directors, 1970-1971
Foundation, 1983-1986
Constitution and by-laws, with revisions, 1963-1992, undated
Policy book, 1970-1972
Annual reports, 1979-1985
Code of ethics, undated
Confidential reports, 1973-1984
Insurance, 1965-1972
Accountants report, 1971-1984
94-258/58b Parkinson and Cunningham, 1988-1993
94-258/100a (09526017) District meetings, 1971-1972
94-258/58a (09529627) District 3, 1968-1974
94-258/100a (09526017) Committees
Committees, general, 1963-1972
Executive committee, 1965-1966
94-258/58a (09529627) 1966-1968
Archives Committee, 1976-1977
50th anniversary projects, 1974-1975
94-258/2 (05269310) History, 1980-1988
94-258/100a (09526017) Assistant managers committee, 1973-1976
Awards committee, 1972
McElravy award winners from district III, 1972-1975
Budget committee, 1971
Certified facility executive committee, January 1984-July 1984
Copyright committee, 1976-1982
Correspondence, 1979-1985
Trade papers, 1976-1982
Convention liaison committee, 1971-1972
94-258/58a (09529627) Definition and qualification committee, 1976-1977
2.325/W22 (07056648) Education committee, 1971
Voluntary certification plan, 1974-1976
Exhibits and advertising committee, 1967-1972
Finance business committee, 1972
International relations committee, 1971
Legislative committee, 1971
Long range planning, 1966-1973
94-258/2 (05269310) 1970-1972
94-258/58a (09529627) 1976-1977
2.325/W22 (07056648) Management review committee, 1975-1982
Membership committee, 1970-1971
94-258/58b General, undated
2.325/W22 (07056648) Membership directories, 1973-1985
94-258/73 (08247732) 1972, 1976-1978, 1981
Guide to members and services, 1988-1989
94-258/2 (05269310) 1990-1992
2.325/W22 (07056648) Report to membership, 1982-1983
Member visibility program, 1983
Membership lists, 1966-1967, undated
Brochures, undated
New buildings consulting board, 1967-1972
94-258/58a (09529627) General, 1965-1966
Norfolk, VA, 1966-1967
2.325/W22 (07056648) Cleveland State University, October 1967
Lake Charles, LA, April 1967
New Haven, Connecticut, September 1967
Niagara Falls, New York, 1968
Facility and operations manual, 1977-1978
94-258/2 (05269310) 1977
2.325/W22 (07056648) Nominating committee, 1972-1974
94-258/58a (09529627) 1975
2.325/W22 (07056648) Performing arts committee, 1971-1972
94-258/113 (09526130) Professional development committee, 1984-1986
94-258/73 (08247732) Executive development series, 1985-1988
94-258/2 (05269310) 1987
94-258/113 (09526130) Promotional managers committee, 1972
Public relations and publicity committee, 1971
Publications committee, 1961, undated
94-258/58a (09529627) 1974-1975
94-258/113 (09526130) Idea manual, 1955-1957
Search committee, 1971-1972
Resumes for executive director of IAAM, 1972
Smith and Bucklin Associates, 1972
Telephone conversation records, 1978-1979
Standard contract manual committee, 1977
Standards and safety committee, 1971-1972
Surveys and special reports committee, 1966
Crowd management, 1984-1985
94-258/2 (05269310) Crowd management bibliography, undated
94-258/113 (09526130) Responsible alcohol service, 1985
94-258/100b (09526006) Industry research and reporting, 1992
Industry profile survey, June 1974
94-258/58b undated
94-258/100b (09526006) Surveys, 1991-1993
Surveys by the Gallup Organization, Inc., June 1991
94-258/58b Results, undated
94-258/100b (09526006) Correspondence regarding survey, 1993
Arena survey, 1993
94-258/73 (08247732) Auditorium and theatre questionnaire, 1993
94-258/100b (09526006) Facility specific survey drafts, 1993
Public assembly facility survey drafts, 1993-1994
94-258/58b Survey drafts, undated
Auditorium and arenas: facts from a survey by IAAM, 1961
94-258/100b (09526006) Conventions
Convention program and trade directory, 1962-1972
94-258/73 (08247732) Auditorium managers meetings
Agenda, 1932
Proceedings, 1931
Auditorium managers symposium, 1974
94-258/155 Conferences, 1968-1993, undated
Wayne Hecht G. Barton conferences, 1987
94-258/77b (08247787) Annual conferences, 38th-58th, 1963-1983
94-258/73 (08247732) Convention in Reno, Nevada, 1989
94-258/180a (08248804) Annual conferences, 59th-64th, 1984-1989
Assorted conference material, 1985-1992, undated
94-258/58b Magazine clippings, undated
94-258/180a (08248804) Newspaper clippings, 1975-1992, undated
94-258/73 (08247732) 1972-1980
Facility Manager, 1986-1993
94-258/180a (08248804) 1985-1987
IAAM News, 1983-1993
94-258/58b 1984-1993
94-258/180a (08248804) IAAM News, District 3, 1982-1987
94-258/58b 1982-1991, undated
94-258/180a (08248804) Auditorium News, 1964-1971
Correspondence, 1971-1973
Mock-ups, 1972
94-258/58a (09529627) Auditorium News, 1971-1975
94-258/199 (09526990) 1972-1985
94-258/58b 1977-1985
Best of Auditorium News, 1963-1957
94-258/73 (08247732) IAAM glossary, 1993
IAAM glossary draft, 1992
box folder
94-258/193b IAAM photos for Amusement Business, 1980-1988
94-258/193a Stenorette tape of IAAM conference call, 1972
94-258/204 (05268882) International Association of Concert and Festival Managers
Bylaws, 1969
Bulletins, 1971
Convention programs, 1973
International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau
Press kit, 1987
International Concert Management
Correspondence, 1977-1978
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators
Bylaws, undated
Committees, 1976
Conferences, 1974-1992
94-258/75a (08247754) Correspondence, 1987-1991, undated
Forum newsletter, 1976-1991, undated
Foundation file concerning grants, 1962-1978
Membership directory, 1979, 1986-1993
Printed material
Brochures, 1987-1988, undated
League of Historic American Theatres
General, 1978-1990
Conference program, 1989
National Entertainment and Campus Activities Association
National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978
11th Annual Meeting of North American Band Directors
Coordinating committee, 1970
Theatre Historical Society
General, 1976-1991
Marquee: The Journal of the Theatre Historical Society, 1974-1991
National survey of theatres, 1981
Theatre history, 1977-1979
Assorted professional organization brochures, undated
Conference speeches, undated
Conventions and meeting planning, 1988, undated


At Sid Richardson Hall

3S93 Photographs
28 8X10 black and white photographs of Ice Capades
1 8X10 black and white photograph labeled William R. Feder
1 8X10 black and white photograph labeled Atwood A. Olson
1 8X10 black and white photograph unlabeled, one person identified as Bette Struckler
1 7X9 black and white photograph labeled Fred and Del Stace, were just at District 2 meeting in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1 7X5 black and white photograph labeled Joe Struckler
11 5X5 black and white photographs, removed from an envelope entitled IAAM
1 3X5 black and white photograph, unidentified
1 3X4 black and white photographs, unidentified
2.325/D32c 3 russian magazines
2.325/C29d 2" Videotape reels
Circus, 1974-1975
Rodeo, October 11, 1982
Jay Leno, October 18, 1984
Pacers-Kings, September 19, 1984
Barry Manilow, October 23, 1982
Oliver, October 19, 1983
Alabama, February 10, 1984
Royal Lipizzan Show, 1973
Beta videocassettes
Culture Club-Boy George, 1984
Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 1984
3W96b Masters of the Universe 3/4 tape of commercials
2.325/R54 Record Recordings 7"
Harlem Globetrotters, Sweet Georgia Brown Featuring Brother Bones, undated (2 copies)
Painted Lady, Denny Brooks, undated
Les Menestriers, undated
Henry Mancini, His Piano, Orchestra and Chorus, undated
Frothingham Management, sampling of artists, 1973-1974
Twinkle Twinkle, Gershon Kingsley on the Moog, undated
The Bulgarian Children's Chorus, undated
Gary Towlen, pianist, undated
Austin Reller, violinist, undated
Lucine Amara, Moscow recital, undated
Beejay productions showcase album, undated
Bettina Cosack, undated
Hot soul, undated
If your heart's a rollin' stone, undated
Harlem Globetrotters, Bye Bye Blues, featuring Brother Bones, undated
Record recordings 12"
Ice Capades radio spots, 1970-1971
Disney on Parade Commercial Radio Announcements, undated
Promotional recordings, soundsheets
1,000 selling aids, undated
Advance Trade Schools, undated
Amway, 1966
Ford Dealer, 1967
Good Shepherd Sisters, undated
How Far..., Journal of the American Hospital Association, undated
Live a Little, undated
The Masterwork Chorus, 1969
Meet Illinois Wesleyan University, 1972
Millikin University Sounds, undated
Motorola, the 1967 profit sharing story, 1968
Sell what you don't see, undated
The sights and sounds of fairfield glade, undated
Sound rhythm and music, 1969
Sounds of the seventies, week of prayer for state missions, undated
The swing era, undated
Though we suffer, 1966
Tuffy tooth and the mystery of the missing smile, undated
Voyage to the moon, undated
2X3b Membership cards
Thomas P. Parkinson Driver's License, 1949-1976
Sigma Delta Chi membership cards, 1954-1967
Northwestern University Alumni Association membership cards, 1954-1967
University of Illinois Alumni Association membership cards, 1963-1977
Billboard correspondents credentials, 1950-1955
University of Illinois staff certification cards, 1961-1977
University of Illinois Faculty-staff activity cards, 1968-1975
Blue Cross identification cards, 1947-1972
Association of college, university and community arts administrators nametags, undated
International association of assembly managers membership cards and name tags, 1962-1977
International association of concert managers, 1967-1973
International society of performing arts administrators, 1975-1976
University of Illinois guest cards, 1962-1976
Ice Capades cards, undated
Harry A. Atwell Luncheon Club of Chicago membership cards, 1950-1966
Rotary club membership cards, 1967-1978
Circus membership cards and tickets, 1948-1978
Illinois sports pockets calendars, 1963-1985
Pocket calendars, 1957-1977
Assorted membership cards, 1951-1978
Passenger car identification cards, 1958-1977
3H13 Computer disk, IBM storyteller program
3A149 DVD, Television Promotional Shorts
Ice Capades, 1966, 1971-1974
Harlem Globetrotters, 1972-1973, undated
3W92e VHS, Television Promotional Shorts [Same copies as above DVD]
Ice Capades, 1966, 1971-1974
Harlem Globetrotters, 1972-1973, undated


Oversize material

OD1310 Traveling shows, window cards
A-Br, undated
Bu-D, undated
E-G, undated
H-I, undated
L-O, undated
P-R, undated
S-Z, undated
OD1223a Advertising mats and slicks, undated
Posters, undated
Assembly Hall architectural drawings, 1975-1987
OD1400 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mullins Memorial Center, architecture plans, February 1990
Smurf's Alive on Ice, in person Ice Capades, oversize standup, undated
box folder
OD1401 Cleveland State University architecture drawings, June 31, 1987
Assembly Hall architecture drawings, 1961-1969
Traveling show window cards for Ice Capades, undated
Posters and ad slicks, undated
Circus OZ, undated
Universal Pictures for 1982
USSR Gymnastics, 1975
OD1402 Architecture plans
Assembly Hall, undated
Sioux Fall Performing Arts Center, undated
University of Nevada-Reno, undated
OD1403 Cleveland State University, design development preliminary drawings, 1988
Cleveland State University, schematics preliminary drawings, 1987
Fargodome schematic design, 1989
Feasibility study civic arena Escambia County, Florida, 1980


Oversize material, SRH 4th floor, East Wall:

94-258/81 Oversize architecture drawings and blueprints
University of Massachusetts, Mullins Memorial Center, 1990
94-258/82 Cleveland State University, 1987
Mankato, Minnesota, Civic Center/Arena, 1992
Michigan State University, Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 1986-1987
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1990
Texas A&M University, 1990
University of Texas at Tyler, 1990
Wright State University, Ervin J. Nutter Center, undated
94-258/83 Texas A&M University, 1990
University of Illinois
University of Massachusetts, Mullins Memorial Center, 1990
94-258/84 Grand Island, Nebraska, 1983
Texas A&M University, 1990
University of Massachusetts, Mullins Memorial Center, 1990
University of New Mexico, 1965
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus billboard, 1983
94-258/85 University of Massachusetts, Mullins Memorial Center, 1990
94-258/86 Cleveland State University, 1987
Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida, Civic Arena, 1981
Kansas State University, Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas, 1984
Mankato, Minnesota, Civic Center/Arena, 1992
Michigan State University, Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 1986-1987
Texas A&M University, Special Events Center, 1990
West Virginia, Huntington Civic Center, 1976
94-258/201 Cleveland State University, 1987
Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida, 1981
Kansas State University, 1986
Michigan State University, 1985
University of Illinois, Assembly Hall
Roof, 1979
Seating plan, undated
University of Nevada-Reno, 1979
Western Carolina University, 1981-1982
Loose blueprint, Memphis Convention Center, 1969
94-258/176 Blueprints
Assembly Hall
Smoke detection system, 1984
Theatrical lighting, 1985
Norfolk, Virginia, cultural and convention center, 1966
Tiffin Scenic Studios, Tiffin, Ohio, 1986
Fighting Illini, undated
Ice Capades, undated
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, undated
94-258/112 Restricted Billboards, undated
Posters, undated


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