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Portland Civic Theatre Records, 1915-2000

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Portland Civic Theatre
Title
Portland Civic Theatre Records
Dates
1915-2000 (inclusive)
circa 1960-1990 (bulk)
Quantity
65 cubic feet, (116 document cases, 17 card file boxes, 22 flat boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection Number
Mss 2965
Summary
Records of a leading performing arts organization in Portland, Oregon, from its inception in the mid-1920s to its dissolution in the early 1990s. Includes administrative and financial records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, personnel files, scrapbooks, posters, programs, and records of the theatre's educational activities.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions
Personnel records in Series J, boxes 110-116 are restricted. Living individuals or their designated representatives may request access to records pertaining to themselves. Materials on deceased individuals are not restricted. Physical access is limited to designated Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2090.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The first two decades of the twentieth century were golden years for live theatre in Portland. Evening and afternoon entertainment by stock companies, road shows and vaudeville flourished. By 1925, however, empty theatres caused by the disappearance of these performing groups energized three Portland women, Susan Farrell, Florence Bristol and Delta Spencer, "the founders," to organize a new company, the Art Theatre Players. Within a year they presented their first production, Henrietta the Eighth. Included in the cast were Susan Farrell and future culinary expert James Beard. The theatre's first professional director was Mildred Allen Butler. In 1929, concerned that they appeared to others to be a private organization, the members changed the name of their company to the Portland Civic Theatre (PCT). Several player groups merged into the newly-named group.

In 1934 the Portland Civic Theatre School (later the Portland Civic Theatre Academy) was started, with Doris Smith, an actress and drama coach, as dean. Their first production, at the Reed College Bowl, was Twelfth Night. Subsequently the Board declined an offer from Reed College for a piece of land and $15,000 towards a theatre building, fearing that the Reed location might be too distant from downtown. The theatre was then located on NW Burnside. In 1936, the Blue Room for touring shows was fashioned out of this rented space. In 1937 Donald Mayre became the theatre's director and stayed for the next 12 years.

Because of adverse conditions related to unsatisfactory work facilities and the need to hire theatres, the PCT board began to raise money and build a theatre at 1530 SW Yamhill Street. The new building opened in 1942 and was expanded to include a new Blue Room in 1954. After the 1942 opening, the Junior Civic Theatre began producing plays for children by children. Jim Cameron succeeded Donald Mayre as director in 1949.

The 1950s and 1960s were very productive years for the theatre. A twelve-month season was inaugurated, summer musicals with the Portland Symphonic Choir were produced, a summer beach season was initiated, and in 1958 the PCT Guild was founded by Mary Brand as an independent support group. (It was still active in 2004.) In 1965 PCT membership numbered 3,125.

However, in 1968 an emergency appeal for funds was sent to all members. By 1971 membership had dwindled to 1,525, and the theatre building was mortgaged. New ideas were tried: the Guest Director System was initiated by Isabella Chappell, who had become the general manager, and Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.), the first theatre to pay local actors, was founded by Bill Dobson. Twelve years later a PCT production, Sunday in the Park with George, was the opening performance in the new Portland Center for the Performing Arts on Southwest Broadway. The Portland Civic Theatre for Youth, under the management of Sondra Pearlman, started in-school productions at the Civic Auditorium.

PTC had been one of the largest Community Theatres in the country in terms of budget, at $1 million, and its programs included two theatres, a school, the S.R.O. series, and a professional children's theatre. Yet PCT continued to struggle for a variety of complex and intertwined reasons, and eventually closed in June 1990. The theatre building was sold to the MALCO company, and in 1993 it was demolished and replaced with a parking structure.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Although the records of the Portland Civic Theatre date from its inception in the mid-1920s, the collection best documents the years of the early 1960s through the late 1980s. Included are extensive historical files such as written histories, news clippings, and scrapbooks. Board meeting mintues are fairly complete, although minutes from the late 1920s through the 1940s were pasted into scrapbooks that also include clippings, photographs, and some correspondence. Accounts of monthly activities from the 1950s onward can be found in the theatre's newsletter, Curtain Calls (Series E).

Administrative records can be found in three series: Administrative Files (Series B), Summer Repertory Onstage (Series F) and Junior Portland Civic Theater (Series I). There is some overlap between files in these three series. Many of the materials from the late 1970s to early 1990s were records of the theatre's general manager, Isabella Chappell.

Production files (Series H) mostly contain programs, announcements, and some clippings, although clippings on particular productions have beeen segregated in a single sub-series following the production files. Photographs that were originally included in these files have been separated to Organized Lot 847 in the Photograph Collections, although photocopies of some of these photographs are included in some files. Also included in the series are a number of costume designs from the 1970s and 1980s.

Personnel files include résumés of staff members and actors. Although these files are restricted (see note below), files on deceased individuals may be viewed with the permission of Research Library staff.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Portland Civic Theatre Records, Mss 2965, Oregon Historical Society Resarch Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Historical Files, circa 1917-2000Return to Top

Contains general information about the history and background of the theater, general clippings, and scrapbooks. Includes some reminiscences and a list of plays produced.

Arranged by format and topic.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Portland Civic Theatre : a community workshop designed for the enhancement of the living stage
Booklet created for the opening of the expanded theatre building.
circa 1954
1/2
What we did for love
Booklet created by Isabella Chappell and the Portland Civic Theatre Guild. Includes chronological lists of plays produced and key personnel.
1995
1/3
General historical materials
Includes typescript, "The Portland Civic Theatre is fifty years old," by Mildred Allen Butler.
circa 1940-2000
1/4
Lists of plays produced
undated
Scrapbooks
Early scrapbooks include clippings, photographs, programs, and ephemera.
circa 1917-1980
Box/Folder
141/1-2
Edris Morrison scrapbooks (photocopies)
circa 1917-1978
142/1
Art Theatre Players scrapbook
Item is extremely fragile and can be used only with staff assistance.
1927-1929
142/2
Mildred Allen Butler scrapbook (photocopy)
circa 1927-1940
142/2
Mildred Allen Butler scrapbook (original)
circa 1927-1940; 1955-1956
152/1
Scrapbook (loose pages—very fragile)
1930 May-1935 May
Oversize/1
Scrapbook style poster—Used for building opening
1942
142/3
Scrapbook copies
circa 1943-1955
145/2
Scrapbook
circa 1945-1955
146/1-6
Scrapbooks, general (6 vols., loose pages)
1948 Sept.-1954 June
147/1-2
Scrapbooks, general (loose pages)
1954 June-1962, July
148/1
Scrapbook, general (loose pages)
1961 July-1962 July
153/1
Scrapbook, general (bound)
1961 Sept.-1971 June
148/2
Scrapbook, general (loose pages)
1971 July-1972 June
149/1-3
Scrapbooks, general (loose pages)
1972 July-1976 July
149/4
Scrapbook, general (loose pages)
1979 Oct.-1980 May
Clippings
1927-1994
Box/Folder
1/5
Art Theatre Plays—Clippings found loose in scrapbook (box 142)
1927-1929
1/6
Blue Room by The Sea
1968
1/7
Cavalcade of Art
1974
1/8
History of the Portland Civic Theatre
1986-1994
1/9
Mural
1976
1/10
New Building
1942
1/11
General clippings
1940-1940
1/12
General clippings
1950-1959
1/13
General clippings
1960-1969
2/1
General clippings
1970-1979
2/2
General clippings
1973
2/3
General clippings
1976
2/4
General clippings
1980-1983
2/5
General clippings, 1983 Season
1983
2/6
General clippings
1984-1985
2/7
General clippings
1986-1989
2/8
General clippings
1990-1994
2/9
General clippings
undated

Series B:  Administrative files, 1927-1993Return to Top

Includes articles of incorporation, minutes of the Board of Trustees, correspondence, and subject files. Subseries "Season Files" contains correspondence, notes, and related materials, primarily from the office of Executive Director Isabella Chappell.

Container(s) Description Dates
Basic documents
1927-1988
Box/Folder
2/10
Articles of incorporation
1927-1990
2/11
Supplementary articles of incorporation of Art Theatre Players
1928
3/1
Mission and history
circa 1951-1986
3/2
Organizational charts
circa 1955-1988
3/3
Purpose and goals
circa 1951-1975
3/4
By-laws
1929; 1938
3/5
By-laws
1948-1951
3/6
By-laws
1954-1956
3/7
By-laws
1957-1963
3/8
By-laws
1964
3/9
By-laws
1970-1972
3/10
By-laws
1975-1981
3/11
By-laws
1985; 1988
Board minutes
Arranged chronologically by season
1928-1991
Box/Folder
3/12
Minutes—List of holdings
List of minutes held in the collection, and those that are missing.
2000
Box
134
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1928 May-1932 May
3/13
Minutes
1929-1935
Box
135
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1932 June-1938 June
3/14
Minutes
1936-1937
3/15
Minutes
1938-1939
Box
143
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1938 June 9-1945 May
3/16
Minutes
1939-1940
4/1
Minutes
1940-1941
4/2
Minutes
1941-1942
Box
136
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1945 June-1949 June
Box
137
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1950 June-1954 June
4/3
Minutes
1951-1952
Box
138
Minutes (in scrapbook)
1954-1957
4/4
Minutes
1956-1957
4/5
Minutes
1957-1958
4/6
Minutes
1958-1959
4/7
Minutes
1959-1960
5/1
Minutes
1960-1961
5/2
Minutes
1961-1962
5/3
Minutes
1962-1963
5/4
Minutes
1963-1964
5/5
Minutes
1964-1965
5/6
Minutes
1965-1966
5/7
Minutes
1966-1967
6/1
Minutes
1967-1968
6/2
Minutes
1968-1969
6/3
Minutes
1969-1970
6/4
Minutes
1970-1971
6/5
Minutes
1971-1972
6/6
Minutes
1972-1973
6/7
Minutes
1973-1974
6/8
Minutes
1974-1975
7/1
Minutes
1975-1976
7/2
Minutes
1976-1977
7/3
Minutes
1977-1978
7/4
Minutes
1978-1979
7/5
Minutes
1979-1980
7/6
Minutes
1980-1981
7/7
Minutes
1981-1982
8/1
Minutes
1982-1983
8/2
Minutes
1983-1984
8/3
Minutes
1984-1985
8/4
Minutes
1985-1986
8/5
Minutes
1986-1987
9/1
Minutes
1987-1988
9/2
Minutes
1988-1989
9/3
Minutes
1989-1990
9/4
Minutes
1990-1991
Correspondence
1927-1987
Box/Folder
9/5-10
Correspondence, General
1927-1942
9/11-12
Correspondence, incoming
1951-1987
9/13
Correspondence, Outgoing—From Isabella Chappell
circa 1969-1983
Season files
Arranged chronologically by season
1946-1993
Box/Folder
10/1
Season files
1946-1954
10/2
Season files
1955-1958
10/3
Season files
1958-1962
10/4
Season files
1962-1965
10/5
Season files
1965-1967
10/6
Season files
1967-1970
10/7
Season files
1970-1971
10/8
Season files
1972-1973
10/9
Season files
1973-1975
10/10
Season files
1975-1977
10/11
Season files
1977-1979
10/12
Season files
1979-1980
10/13
Season files
1980-1981
11/1
Season files
1981-1982
11/2
Season files
1982-1983
11/3
Season files
1983-1984
11/4
Season files
1985-1986
11/5
Season files
1986-1987
11/6
Season files
1987-1988
11/7
Season files
1988-1989
12/1
Season files
1989-1990
12/2
Season files
1990-1993
Board of Trustees files
1957-1990
Board manuals
Box/Folder
12/3-6
Manuals of organization and administrative policy
1957-1980
12/7
Board manual
1980-1981
Box/Folder
12/8
Board correspondence
circa 1960-1982
12/9
Board memberships: suggested profiles and duties
circa 1979-1981
12/10
Board profiles
1982-1987
12/11
Board resignations
1974; 1987-1988
12/12
Board rosters (for all years)—Compiled by Barbara Herbold
undated
12/13
Board rosters
circa 1950-1959
12/14
Board rosters
circa 1960-1969
13/1
Board rosters
circa 1970-1979
13/2
Board rosters
circa 1980-1989
13/3
Board/staff retreat
1982
Board committee files
Box/Folder
13/4
Marketing Committee minutes
1982-1988
13/5
Marketing Committee
1989-1990
13/6
Membership Committee—meetings and reports
circa 1971-1981
13/7
Nominating Committee
circa 1970-1979
13/8
Nominating Committee
circa 1980-1989
13/9
Play-reading Committee
circa 1950-1985
13/10
Production Committee
1969-1978
13/8
Nominating Committee
circa 1980-1989
Subject Files
1928-1993
Box/Folder
14/1
American National Theatre and Academy (guest artists)
1965-1967
14/2
Annual meetings
1993
14/3
Archives project, Oregon Historical Society
1993
14/4
Art clips for design
undated
14/5
Art Theatre Players—Board correspondence
1929-1930
14/6
Art Theatre Players—Inventory
1929-1930
14/7
Art Theatre Players—Rental agreement
1929-1930
14/8
Artists Equity Association—Correspondence
1965
14/9
ASCAP
1979-1981
14/10
Attendance percentages—10 years
1977-1987
14/11
Attendance projections (Ira's)
1987
14/12
Attendance, revenue, expenses—10-year study
1977-1987
14/13
Capital Consultants--Refinancing
1990
14/14
Correspondence between the League of Western Writers and Art Theatre Players
Concerns and evening of drama
1928
151/1
Costume design—unidentified production
undated
14/15
Costumes—Expenses
circa 1976
14/16
Directories (in-house telephone numbers)
1988-1989; undated
14/17
Fiftieth anniversary
1976
14/18
Forms, general
undated
14/19
Guest artists—Correspondence
1965
14/20
Internal memos
1987
14/21
Interscholastic Drama League—Awards
1930-1931
15/1
Job status reports
1987
15/2
Junior League of Portland—75th anniversary correspondence
1938-1936; 1984
15/3
KBPS anniversary
1973
15/4
KBPS—"They made a difference" (Doris Smith)—Radio script
circa 1974
15/5
Letterhead—Specialty
undated
15/6
Letterhead—Cyrano design
undated
15/7
Letterhead—Picture frame design
undated
15/8
Letterhead—60th season
undated
15/9
Letterhead—Ken Marino logo
undated
15/10
Letterhead—Note sized
undated
15/11
Logos and type, general
undated
15/12-14
Long-range planning
1980-1991
16/1
Lyric Theatre Society
1968
16/2
Lyric Theatre Society—Program copy, fundraising
1968
16/3
Membership solicitations
1931; 1933
16/4
Music services and costs
1985
16/5
New building fund campaign
1941
16/6
New plays
circa 1981-1982
16/7
One-act play contest (James B. Kerr Prize)
1929
16/8
Oregon Contemporary Theater / Oregon Civic Theatre merger proposal
1985
16/9
Pacific Power and Light—Training film
1981
16/10
Percentage paid attendance
1976-1986
16/11
Performing Arts Center—Proposal
1984-1987
16/12
Portland Civic Theatre—Two case studies by students at Portland State University
1974; circa 1985
16/13
Play writing contests
1952; 1964
16/14
Policies—Cast and crew
1981; undated
16/15
Postal permit
1929
16/16
Production percentages
circa 1977
16/17
Production reports, expenses, and revenues
circa 1961-1984
16/18
Production workshop
1968
16/19
Proposal for play writing prize
1983
16/20
Reed College Theatre proposal
1931
Rentals
Box/Folder
17/1
Rental correspondence and agreements
1947-1983
17/2
Ain't misbehavin'
1990
17/3
Angna enters
1948
17/4
Best little whorehouse in Texas
1991
17/5
Broadway a la carte
1990
17/6
Greater tuna—SRO Productions
1991-1992
17/7
Home cure
circa 1990
17/8
Leigh Clarkgranville
1983
17/9
Little shop of horrors
1990
17/10
Nunsense
1992 Feb.
17/11
Side by side by Sondheim
1991-1993
17/12
Peter Pan
1990
17/13
Portland Shakespeare Festival
1973
17/14
The subject was roses
1968
17/15
Waggie and his friends
1980
17/16
Rentals, general
1971-1991
17/7
Requests for scores, scripts, and other materials
1964-1966
Royalties
Box/Folder
17/18
Dramatists Play Service—Royalties and correspondence
1964-1987
17/19
General correspondence re: royalties
1928-1933; 1967-1969
17/20
Music Theatre International
1978; 1985
17/21-22
Samuel French
1965-1987
18/1
Save our seats (S.O.S.) campaign
1980
18/2
Schedules (planning)
circa 1973-1991
18/3
Surveys of PCT audiences
circa 1980-1988
18/4
Surveys submitted by PCT
1970-1982
18/5
Tams-Witmark Music Library—Royalties and correspondence
1966-1990
18/6
Theatre party agreements
1964-1967
18/7
Theatre party mailing lists
undated
18/8
Theatre party—Rates and information
circa 1965-1990
18/9
Tickets and prices
circa 1981-1984
18/10
Volunteers
circa 1960-1989
18/11
Zan Silverman plan—Stage managers academy
circa 1970-1971
Membership files
1927-1990
Box/Folder
19/1
Life members
undated
19/2
Mackenzie fundraising letters and replies
1973
19/3
Mailing lists—emergency fund
1987
19/4
Mailings
circa 1971-1989
19/5
Member rosters
1927-1990
19/6
Membership activities
1948
19/7
Membership appeal letters
1971-1989
19/8
Membership/donation reply letters
1965-1975
19/9
Membership structure
circa 1959-1975
19/10
Membership Task Force
1976
19/11
Membership Task Force
1981-1982
19/12
Membership totals
1929-1990
19/13
Membership forms
1942-1988
20/1
Membership lists with contributors
circa 1960-1990
20/2
Membership parties
1989-1990
20/3
Procedures
1958-1986
20/4
Reports and notes
1957-1981
Season and membership brochures
Arranged chronologically by season
Box/Folder
20/5
Brochures
circa 1940-1949
20/6
Brochures
circa 1950-1959
20/7
Brochures
1960-1962
20/8
Brochures
1962-1963
20/9
Brochures
1963-1964
20/10
Brochures
1964-1965
20/11
Brochures
1965-1966
20/12
Brochures
1966-1967
20/13
Brochures
1967-1968
20/14
Brochures
1968-1969
20/15
Brochures
1969-1970
20/16
Brochures
1970-71
20/17
Brochures
1971-1972
20/18
Brochures
1972-1973
21/1
Brochures
1973-1974
21/2
Brochures
1974-1975
21/3
Brochures
1975-1976
21/4
Brochures
1976-1977
21/5
Brochures
1977-1978
21/6
Brochures
1978-1979
21/7
Brochures
1979-1980
21/8
Brochures
1980-1981
21/9
Brochures
1981-1982
21/10
Brochures
1982-1983
21/11
Brochures
1983-1984
21/12
Brochures
1984-1985
21/13
Brochures
1985-1986
21/14
Brochures
1986-1987
22/1
Brochures
1987-1988
22/2
Brochures
1988-1989
22/3
Brochures
1989-1990
22/4
Brochure (final brochure)
1990
22/5
Telemarketing
1968-1988
22/6
Telemarketing
1989-1990
Membership card files
Box
117
A-J
circa 1960-1979
118
K-Z
circa 1960-1979
119
Permanent member card file
circa 1970-1984
120
Members, A-M
1981-1985
121
Members, N-Z
1981-1985
122
Membership
1986-1987
123
Membership
1989-1990
Special events files
Arranged chronologically
1940-1992
Box/Folder
22/7
Summer carnival
1940
22/8
Dance, Lake Oswego Country Club
1947
22/9
Hatters ball
1949
22/10
Chuck wagon party
1951
22/11
Masque ball
1952
22/12
Costume ball
1961
22/13
Masque ball
1961
22/14
Sunday showcase
1961-1962
22/15
Awards banquet
1962
22/16
Masque ball
1962
22/17
Big M fund drive
1963
22/18
Masque ball
1964
22/19
Shakespeare lecture series
1965
22/20
Lion in winter movie benfit
1968
22/21
Cornelia Otis Skinner
1968
22/22
Unparty at Bank of California
1969
22/23
Fashion show
1971
22/24
Salute to Jim Cameron
1972
22/25
Pops concert (Music from the movies)
1973
23/1
Pops concert (Salute to Glenn Miller)
1974
23/2
Pops concert
1975
23/3
Pops concert (Rogers & Hart)
1976
23/4
Pops concert (Hit parade)
1977
23/5
Isabelle Ashcroft 80th birthday
1978
23/6-8
Pops concert (Rags to riches)
1978
23/9
George Spelvin birthday party
1978
23/10
Pops concert (George Shearing)
1979
23/11
PCT picnic
1979
23/12
Costume sale
1979
24/1
Folies Gras
1980
24/2
First nighters
1980-1984
24/3
Folies Gras
1981
24/4
S.O.S. (Save our Seats) fundraiser
1981
24/5
PCT picnic
1981
24/6
Costume sale
1981
24/7
Diamond Fruit catalog promotion
1981
24/8
Folies Gras
1982
24/9
Press party
1982
24/10
John's Landing promotion
1982
24/11
Orchestra pit fund raising
1983
24/12
Folies Gras
1983
24/13
Oscar night
1983
24/14
Folies Gras
1984
25/1
Isabella Chappell tribute
1984
25/2
Costume sale
1984
25/3
Broadway to Broadway (Junior League / PCT)
1984
25/4
Folies Gras
1985
25/5
F-Team fundraiser (Funny Girl)
1985
25/6
Chorus line 60th anniversary
1985
25/7
Costume sale (Follies)
1986
25/8
Best little whorehouse in Texas
1986
25/9
Richard Hurst party
1986
25/10
"All the world's a stage"--England theater tour
1986
25/11
Skidmore Fountain Building benefit
1986
25/12
Portland Cultural Alliance
1987
25/13
West side story sock hop
1987
25/14
Ira Allen reception
1987
25/15
Walk in the park
1987
25/16
"On the air" dance
1988
25/17
ACLU benefit (Fools for love)
1991
25/18
Murder mystery benefit
1992
Fund raising files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title
1941-1992
Box/Folder
25/19
Index to fundraising files
1952-1990
25/20
Board lists for mailings
1970-1990
25/21
Building
1958
25/22
Capital fund drive
1985
Card files
Box
124
Building fund pledges
1941
125
Maintenance pledges, Building Fund pledges
1947-1948; 1955-1958
126
1987 Appeal, gifts
1987
26/1
Comp ticket offers
1972-1988
26/1
Comp ticket offers
1972-1988
144/1
Computer printouts
1990
26/2
Corporate contributors
1952-1972
26/3
Corporate contributor lists
1985-1988
26/4-11
Corporate fund raising
1977-1986
27/1-2
Corporate fund raising
1987-1989
27/3
Corporate sponsor lists
1990
27/4
Corporate sponsors
1987-1992
27/5
Coporate sponsorship / underwriting
1986-1987
27/6
Development reports
1989-1990
27/7
Donation categories
undated
27/8
Donations in kind
1965-1990
27/9
Donation thank-you letter samples
1988-1989
27/10
Donors—old lists
undated
27/11
Fund drive: 1970s-1980s—Budget
circa 1982
27/12-13
Fund raising, general
circa 1950-1990
27/14
Fund Raising Committee
1975; 1983-1987
27/15-16
Fund raising lists
circa 1980-1990
27/17
Fund raising proposals to PCT
1983; undated
28/1
Grant applications—Bicentennial
1975-1977
28/2
Grant requests
1969-1989
28/3
Grant requests—SRO
1974-1981
28/4-5
Grants—Oregon Arts Commission
1970-1987
28/6
Grants awarded
1979-1988
28/7-8
Letter and replies
1962-1969
29/1
Letters and replies
1984-1989
29/2
Metro Arts Commission matinee grants
1970-1980
29/3
NEA requests
1983-1986
29/4
Proposal fund raisers (not held)
circa 1971-1983
29/5
Samples and ideas
circa 1982-1986
29/6
Special gifts fund drive
1985
29/7
United Arts funds
1959-1961
Marketing files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title
1950-1988
Box/Folder
29/8
Advertising costs
1963-1983
29/9
Brochure production—Correspondence and details
1976-1983
29/10
Concessions
1975-1992
29/11
Donations to other organizations
1974-1983
29/12
Encore Magazine
1964-1965
29/13
Mailing lists—Media V.I.P.s and others
circa 1974-1979
29/14
Marketing, general
1981-1988
30/1
Media lists—Correspondence and misc.
1970-1981; undated
30/2
Media relations
1975-1985
30/3
Name change research
1982-1983
30/4
Portland Civic Theatre advertising in other programs
1973-1983
30/5
Promotion, publicity and advertising
1950-1980
30/6
Radio programs
1958-1981
30/7
Theatre Unlimited
1970-1975

Series C:  Financial Records, 1940-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Financial statements
See also financial records for Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy in Series I.
Arranged chronologically by fiscal year
1948-1990
Box/Folder
30/8-22
Financial statements
1948-1968
31/1-10
Financial statements
1968-1982
32/1-6
Financial statements
1982-1990
General files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1942-1990
Box/Folder
33/1
Accounts payable—Dunning letters
1987
33/2
Audit of ticket sales and box office
1985; 1988
33/3
Bank signature cards
1958-1964
33/4
Beach summer theatre
1966
33/5
Benjamin Franklin loan
1984-1990
33/6
Bequests
1976-1990
33/7
Blue Cross
1988-1990
33/8
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
1988-1990
33/9
Cash book
1945-1948
33/10
Centennial tour— No time for sergeants
1959
33/11
Check samples
undated
33/12
City permits to solicit funds
1958; 1966
33/13
Computer
circa 1981-1984
33/14
Computer "how to" book
circa 1988-1989
33/15
Endowment fund proposal
circa 1983
33/16
Federal/state quarterly taxes
1989
34/1
Finance Committee
1969-1987
34/2
Financial correspondence
1953-1970
34/3
Financial management seminar
1973
34/4
Goschie-Levy sales analysis
1982-1983
34/5
Income statement summary
1977-1987
34/6
IRS exemtion status—501(c)(3)
1989
34/7
Jukebox case
1984-1985
144/2
Ledger--Accounting
1987
Box
139
Ledger—Production, Blue Room, Main Stage, Junior PCT
1971-1978
Box
140
Ledger sheets and computer print-out
1987; undated
34/8
Memorial Committee
1979
34/9
Mortgage and notes
1953-1965
34/10
Mortgage, Benjamin Franklin
1954-1977
34/11
Mortgage correspondence
1958-1963
34/12
Mortgage, guarantees, notes
1942-1953
34/13
Mortgage, Portland Federal Savings and Loan
1954-1968
34/14
Notes
circa 1960-1969
34/15
Notes
circa 1980-1989
34/16
OLCC licenses
1987-1990
34/17
Program advertising
1960-1980
34/18
Program advertising
1980-1983
35/1
Program advertising
1982-1983
35/2
Program advertising
1987
35/3
Program advertising rates
circa 1965-1984
35/4
Strategic plan
1987
35/5
SAIF, IRS, Liberty NW
circa 1987-1990
35/6
Tax exempt forms
circa 1980-1984
35/7
Theft/losses
1964-1976
35/8
Vending equipment
1966
35/9
General financial materials
1987-1988
Property tax case
Box/Folder
36/1
Appeal
1972
36/2
Evidence and exhibits
1953; 1970-1971
36/3
Exhibits, general
1970-1972
36/4
Exhibits introduced
1971-1972
36/5
Financial information
1968-1972
144/3
Other charities information
Includes list of organizations that had theater parties at the Portland Civic Theatre, 1969-1972
1969-1972
36/6
Petition and pleading
1971-1972
36/7
Preparation for testimony
1971-1972
36/8
Tax-exempt status defended
1970-1972
Building files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1940-1993
Box/Folder
37/1
Art donations, including Chinese carving
1966; undated
37/2
Blue Room opening
1955; 1969
37/3
Building and Grounds Committee—Correspondence and minutes
1964-1984
37/4
Building description and title insurance appraisal
1978; 1985
37/5
Building maintenance
circa 1954-1987
150/1
Building renderings—Photographs on poster
circa 1942
150/2
Building renderings
Original pencil drawings, proposed interiors and exteriors.
1941-1942
37/6
Building sale to Malco
1991
37/7
Building uses
1964; 1987-1988; undated
37/8
Demolition
1989-1993
37/9
Dimmer
1977-1981
37/10
Energy audit
1985
37/11
Energy study
1983
37/12
Equipment needed
1976-1985
37/13
Esquire Theatre lease
1961
37/14
Fire inspection
1979-1989
37/15
Heating, air conditioning, boiler
1955-1989
37/16
Insurance claims and correspondence
1955-1964
38/1
Insurance policies
1952-1976
38/2
Insurance policies correspondence
1986-1988
38/3
Inventory
1987
38/4
Inventory—Equipment and costumes
1979
38/5
Key list
1990
38/6
Lighting
1976-1981
38/7
Mural—Clippings
1980
38/8
New building
1940-1964
38/9
New wing (Blue Room)—Correspondence and financial materials
1953-1955
Oversize/2
New wing--Scale drawings
1954
Oversize/1
New wing--Rendering of expanded theater
circa 1954
38/10
Operation Paint Bucket
1953
38/11
Orchestra pit renovation
1982-1983
Oversize/8
Orchestra pit and main stage renovation plans
1983
39/1
Parking lot
1975-1982
39/2
Pianos and organs
1983; 1985
39/3
Remodeling plans
1985-1986
39/4
Remodeling proposals
1980-1981
39/5
Renovation
1988
39/6
Renovation plans
1963-1981
Oversize/3-7
Renovation plans—Scale drawings
1985-1989
39/7
Roofing
1978-1984
Oversize/7
Set designs, unidentified
1991
39/8
Sonitrol security system
1988-1989
39/9
Sound equipment
1981
39/10
Sprinkler system
1979-1987
39/11
Stage equipment
1972-1987

Series D:  Organization Files, 1958-1987Return to Top

Files on other organizations

Arranged alphabetically by organization.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/12
American Community Theatre Association
1974-1975
39/13
American National Theatre Academy
1958-1967
39/14
American Playwrights Theatre
1964-1966
39/15
American Theatre Association
1974; 1983
39/16
F.A.C.T.—Oregon Community Theatre Festival (cancelled)
1977
39/17
Festival of American Community Theatres
1975-1984
40/1
Leroy's Theatre Sketchbook (reviews)
1982-1987
40/2
Metro Arts Commission
1982-1984
40/3
National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies—Convention
1987
40/4
Oregon Advocates for the Arts
1980-1989
40/5
Oregon Arts Commission
1973-1985
40/6
Oregon Theatre Association
1984-1985
40/7
Oregon Theatre Newsletter
1970 Oct.
40/8
Portland Area Live Theatre Council
1972-1974
40/9
Portland Cultural Alliance
1983-1984
40/10
Summerfest proposal
1987
40/11
Theatre Wing
1960-1971
40/12
U/RTA
1984-1987

Series E:   Newsletters of the Portland Civic Theatre, 1936-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
41/1
Predecessor newsletters: Footlights and Call board
1936 Oct.; 1943 Mar.-May
41/2
Curtain call
1951-1955
41/3
Curtain call
1956-1959
41/4
Curtain call
1960-1965
41/5
Curtain call
1966-1969
41/6
Curtain call
1970
41/7
Curtain call
1971
41/8
Curtain call
1972
41/9
Curtain call
1973
41/10
Curtain call
1974-1976
41/11
Curtain call
1977-1980
41/12
Curtain call
1981-1991
41/13
Curtain call production file
1985
42/1
If
Private newsletter edited by Inez Branin and containing reference to Portland Civic Theatre events
1953-1955

Series F:  Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.), 1967-1991Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, with historical information first.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
42/2
SRO general history
circa 1973-1983
42/3-10
Budget/planning files
1973-1981
43/1-7
Budget/planning files
1982-1990
43/8
Cast lists
1975-1985
43/9
Evaluation of SRO budget and possible grant requests
1978-1982
43/10
Financial and audiene statistics
circa 1973-1987
43/11
Grant applications to NEA
1983-1984
43/12
Grant requests
circa 1983-1990
43/13
Grant requests, local
circa 1983-1990
43/14
Letters of recommendation
1974
44/1
Mailing lists
undated
44/2
Metropolitan Arts Commission
1974-1980
44/3
Paid attendance
1978-1987
44/4
Personnel
circa 1975-1984
44/5-10
Photograph (photocopies)
1967-1983
44/11-17
Printed materials
1973-1979
45/1-10
Printed materials
1980-1990
45/11
Productions
1980; 1990-1991
44/14
Season tickets/solicitation
1975

Series G:  Portland Civic Theatre Guild, 1958-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Minutes
1958-1994
Box/Folder
46/1
Agenda and minutes
1958-1978
46/2
Minutes
1979 Jan.-1989 Sept.
46/3
Minutes
1990-1998
46/4
Executive Board minutes
1961 Apr.-1994 Aug.
Subject files
1958-1996
Box/Folder
46/5
Archives project, Oregon Historical Society
Includes inventory to Portland Civic Theatre records prior to final processing.
1993-1994
46/6
Bulletins
1982-1996
46/7
Business operations
1958-1995
46/8
Correspondence
circa 1969-1990
46/9
Finances
1973-1995
46/10
Commemorative luncheon—Invitation lists
1994-1995
47/1
Newspaper clippings
1979-1995
47/2
Officers Rosters
1958-1990
47/3
Production schedules
1958-1995
47/4
Plaque dedication
1995
47/5
Portland Civic Theatre memorial fund
1995
47/6
Press releases
1969-1993
47/7
Reviews
1958-1970
47/8-20
Season files
Includes programs, costs, and rosters.
1958-1983
48/1-11
Season files
Includes programs, costs, and rosters.
1984-1996

Series H:  Production files, 1926-1990Return to Top

Includes programs, clippings, and related materials.

Arranged by season, thereunder alphabetically by play title.
Container(s) Description Dates
1926-1927 Season
Box/Folder
48/12
Captain Applejack
1927 Aug.
48/13
Henrietta the Eighth, The Swan
1926
48/14
Icebound, Mary Rose
1927 Mar.
1927-1928 Season
Box/Folder
48/15
Aren't we all?
1928
48/16
Daisy Mayme
1928 May
48/17
The Dover Road
1927 Mar.
48/18
The Enchanted
1928 June
48/19
The enemy
1928 Jan.
48/20
He who gets slapped
1928 Feb.
48/21
Mrs. Partridge presents
1928 Mar.
1928-1929 Season
Box/Folder
49/1
Dolly performing herself
1928-1929
49/2
Enter Madame
1929 May
49/3
The green garden
1929 Mar.
49/4
A kiss for Cinderella, Love in a mist
1928
49/5
R.U.R.
1928 Oct.
49/6
Sun-up
1929 Mar.
1929-1930 Season
Box/Folder
49/7
Dear Brutus
1929
49/8
Fashion, or life in New York
1930 Feb.
49/9
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
1930 Jan.
49/10
The mask and the face
1929 Oct.
49/11
Officer 666
1930 Mar.
49/12
You and I
1930
1930-1931 Season
Box/Folder
49/13
Anna Christie
1931 Mar.
49/14
Paris Bound
1931 Apr.
49/15
The Queen's husband
1930 Nov.
1931-1932 Season
Box/Folder
49/16
The silver chord
1931 Jan.
49/17
The circle, Beggar on horseback
1931
49/18
Pygmalion
1932 Apr.
49/19
The roadside
1932 Jan.
49/20
Ten nights in a bar room, The streets of New York
1932 Mar.
49/21
What might happen, River night, Welcome stranger
1932 May
1932-1933 Season
Box/Folder
49/22
Caprice
1933 Feb.
49/23
The first Mrs. Fraser
1932 Nov.
49/24
Peer Gynt
1933 Jan.
1933-1934 Season
Box/Folder
49/25
The adding machine
1933 Oct.
49/26
A Christmas carol
1933 Dec.
49/27
Olympia
1934
49/28
Once in a lifetime
1934 Feb.
1934-1935 Season
Box/Folder
49/29
A Christmas carol
1934 Dec.
49/30
Counsellor-at-law
1935 Feb.
49/31
Elizabeth the Queen
1935 Mar.
49/32
Goodbye again
1935 May
49/33
The late Christopher Bean
1934 Oct.
1935-1936 Season
Box/Folder
49/34
Ah, wilderness
1935 Oct.
49/35
A Christmas carol
1935 Dec.
49/36
Dangerous corner
1935 Nov.
49/37
The mad hopes, Yellow Jack
1936
49/38
Right you are
1936 Feb.
1936-1937 Season
Box/Folder
50/1
Accent on youth
1936 Nov.
50/2
Ceiling zero, Winterset, The bishop misbehaves
1936
50/3
Cradle song, Holiday
1936 Dec.
50/4
The milky way
1937
50/5
Private lives, Judegment dy, Twentieth century
1937
50/6
Taming of the shrew
1937 May
50/7
There's always Juliet
1937 Feb.
1937-1937 Season
Box/Folder
50/8
Boy meets girl
1938 Mar.
50/9
Candida
1937 Dec.
50/10
The dark tower
1937
50/11
High Tor
1938 Mar.
50/12
Idiot's delight, Little women
1938
50/13
The joyous season
1937 Dec.
50/14
Miss Fannie
1938
50/15
Pelleas and Melisande
1938 June
50/16
Personal appearance
1938 Apr.
50/17
Pride and prejudice
38 Apr.
50/18
Rosmersholm, The importance of being Ernest
1937
1938-1939 Season
Box/Folder
50/19
The affected young ladies
1938 Nov.
50/20
Arms and the man
1939 May
50/21
The autumn crocus
1939 Jan.
50/22
A Christmas carol
1938 Dec.
50/23
Divorcons, Mr. Pim passes by
1939
50/24
Excursion
1939 Mar.
50/25
Gammer Gurton's needle
1938 Oct.
50/26
Its ugly head
1939 May
50/27
Libel
1938 Nov.
50/28
Mary of Scotland
1939 Apr.
50/29
The midnight ridere, Old clothes
1939
50/30
The physician in spite of himself
1938 Nov.
50/31
Tovarich
1938 Oct.
50/32
When ladies meet
1939 Apr.
1939-1940 Season
Box/Folder
50/33
Candlelight
1939 Oct.
50/34
Death tantagile
1940 May
50/35-36
The good fairy
1939-1940
50/37
The merchant of Yonkers
1940 Apr.
50/38
Our town
1939 Dec.
50/39
A place in the world
1939
50/40
The play's the thing
1940 May
50/41
Right you are if you think you are
1940 May
50/42
Springtime for Henry
1939 Oct.
51/1
Squaring the circle
1940
51/2
Susan and God
1940 Jan.
51/3
Wire for sound
1940 May
51/4
The witch
1940 Mar.
51/5
The women have their way
1939
1940-1941 Season
Box/Folder
51/6
Barchester towers
1940 Nov.
51/7
Bundle from Britain
1941 May
51/8
Call it a day
1941 May
51/9
Dodsworth
1941 Mar.
51/10
Enchanted April
1940 Nov.
51/11
Family portrait
1941 Feb.
51/12
Forbidden fruit
1941 Jan.
51/13
Here today
1941 Mar.
51/14
Margin for error
1940 Oct.
51/15
Meet the wife
1940 Oct.
51/6
Penny wise
1941 Jan.
51/17
The romantic young lady
1941 Jan.
1941-1942 Season
Box/Folder
51/18
Bachelor born
1942 July
51/19
The constant wife
1941 Nov.
51/20
Daisy Mayme
1941 Apr.
51/21
The dear family
1942 June
51/22
Enter Madame
1942 June
51/23
George and Margaret
1942 Mar.
51/24
Jim Dandy
1942
51/25
Kind lady
1942 Feb.
51/26
Ladies in retirement
1942 Apr.
51/27
Lady of letters
1941 Dec.
51/28
Oliver, Oliver
1941 Oct.
51/29
Top billing
1942 May
51/30
The virgin tree
1942 Mar.
51/31
The women
1942 May
1942-1943 Season
Box/Folder
51/32
The damask cheek
1943 May
51/33
Heaven can wait
1943 Feb.
51/34
Ladies of the jury
1943 Mar.
51/35
Little women
1942 Dec.
51/36
The Philadelphia story
1942 Nov.
51/37
Tonight at 8:30
1942 Oct.
51/38
Watch on the Rhine
1943 Apr.
1943-1944 Season
Box/Folder
52/1
Dark eyes
1943 Oct.
52/2
Hay fever
1944 May
52/3
The heart of a city
1943 Dec.
52/4
Meet the wife
1944 Feb.
52/5
On borrowed time
1944 Apr.
52/6
The warrior's husband
19
52/7
The willow and I
1944 Jan.
1944-1945 Season
Box/Folder
52/8
Claudia
1944
52/9
A guest in the house
1945 Mar.
52/10
My sister Eileen
1944 Oct.
52/11
Over twenty-one
1945
52/12
Papa is all
1945 Jan.
52/13
Spring again
1945
1945-1946 Season
Box/Folder
52/14
But not goodbye
1945
52/15
Chicken every Sunday
1946
52/16
Dear Brutus
1946
52/17
Miracle of St. Anthony
1946
52/18
The old ladies
1946
52/19
The skin of our teeth
1945
52/20
Snafu
1945
52/21
Uncle Harry
1946
1946-1947 Season
Box/Folder
52/22
Dear Ruth
1946
52/23
Debbie door
1946
52/24
Kind lady
1946
52/25
Laburnum Grove
1947
52/26
The merchant of Venic
1947
52/27
Miss Quis
1947
52/28
Oliver, Oliver
1947
52/29
Tony draws a horse
1947
1947-1948 Season
Box/Folder
52/30
The late George Apley
1947
52/31
The man who came to dinner
1948 Jan.
52/32
The merry wives of Windsor
1948
52/33
Our town
1947
52/34
The royal family
1948
52/35
Ten little Indians
1948
52/36
Three men on a horse
1948
52/37
The tidings brought to Mary
1947
1948-1949 Season
Box/Folder
53/1
Arsenic and old lace
1949
53/2
Blithe spirit
1949
53/3
First lady
1948
53/4
John love Mary
1949
53/5
The little foxes
1949
53/6
The man who married a dumn wife
1948-1949
53/7
Our hearts were young and gay
1948
53/8
The torch bearers
1949 Jan.
53/9
You can't take it with you
1948
1949-1950 Season
Box/Folder
53/10
Alice in Wonderland
1949 Nov.
53/11
All my sons
1950 May
53/12
Down in a valley, Hope is a thing with feathers
1950
53/13
East Lynne
1950
53/14
Happy birthday
1949
53/15
Payment deferred
1949
53/16
The portrait of a madonna
1950 Mar.
53/17
Years ago
1950 Apr.
53/18
Yes my darling daughter
1950
1950-1951 Season
Box/Folder
53/19
The bartered bride
1952 Aug.
53/20
Born yesterday
1951
53/21
Clutterbuck
1952 Apr.
53/22
Dark of the moon
1950
53/23
Down in the valley
1951 Aug.
53/24
For love or money
1950 Nov.
53/25
The great adventure
1950
53/26
The guardsman
1951 Feb.
53/27
Hazel Kirke
1951
53/28
HMS Pinafore
1951 Apr.
53/29
Light up the sky
1951 May
54/1
Montserrat
1951 Jan.
54/2
Papa is all
1950
54/3
Personal appearance
1951 Mar.
54/4
Pirates of Penzance
1951 July
54/5
Trial by jury
1951 Aug.
1951-1952 Season
Box/Folder
54/6
Anything goes
1952
54/7
Come back little Sheba
1952 Jan.
54/8
Dear Ruth
1952 May
54/9
Dodsworth
1951 Nov.
54/10
Dream girl
1952 Apr.
54/11
Finian's rainbow
1952 Aug.
54/12
Goodby my fancy
1951 Oct.
54/13
The hasty heart
1952 Mar.
54/14
Life with Mother
1951 Dec.
54/15
The Mikado
1952 May
54/16
Night must fall
1952 Feb.
54/17
Of all things
1952 Aug.
54/18
Papa is all
1952
54/19
Roberta
1952
54/20
The silver whistle
1952 Feb.
54/21
Springtime for Henry
1951
54/22
The vinegar tree
1952
1952-1953 Season
Box/Folder
54/23
Boy meets girl
1953 Jan.
54/24
The curious savage
1953 Apr.
54/25
Death of a salesman
1953 Mar.
54/26
Detective story
1952 Oct.
54/27
Die Fledermaus
1953
54/28
The gondoliers
1953 May
54/29
The happy time
1953 Feb.
54/30
Harvey
1952 Dec.
54/31
Hay fever
1952-1953
54/32
Lady in the dark
1953 Sept.
54/33
Madwoman of Chaillot
1953 Jan.
54/34
October days
1952 Dec.
54/35
Only an orphan girl
1953
54/36
Peg o' my heart
1953 Nov.
54/37
Pygmalion
1953 Apr.
54/38
Rhyme without reason
1953
1953-1954 Season
Box/Folder
55/1
Affairs of state
1954 Aug.
55/2
Bell, book, and candle
1953 Oct.
55/3
Bell, book and candle
1954
55/4
Father of the bride
1954 Feb.
55/5
The gentle people
1954 Jan.
55/6
Gigi
1954 July
55/7
The glass menagerie
1954
55/8
I remember Mama
1953 Dec.
55/9
January thaw
1954 May
55/10
Lady of letters
1954 Mar.
55/11
The late Christopher Bean
1954 Jan.
55/12
The merry widow
1954 June
55/13
Miranda
1953 Oct.
55/14
The moon is blue
1954
55/15
Mr. Roberts
1954 Apr.
55/16
One touch of Venus
1954 July
55/17
Paint your wagon
1954 Aug.
55/18
Petticoat fever
1954 Aug.
55/19
Seventh heaven
1953 Nov.
55/20
Three wishes for Jamie
1954 Apr.
1954-1955 Season
Box/Folder
55/21
Affairs of state
1954 Nov.
55/22
Call me Madame
1955 Aug.
55/23
Gentlemen prefer blondes
1954 Oct.
55/24
Gigi
1954 Sept.
55/25
John loves Mary
1954 Dec.
55/26
John loves Mary
1955
55/27
Kiss me Kate
1955 Mar.
55/28
That London thing
1954 Feb.
55/29
That London thing--Script
1954 Feb.
55/30
Lo and behold
1954 Dec.
55/31
The moon is blue, Good housekeeping
1955 July
55/32
Petticoat fever
1955 Sept.
55/33
Ring round the moon, My three angels
1955 Jan.
55/34
Sabrina fair
1955
55/35
Stalag 17, How to do it
1955 May
55/36
Time out for Ginger
1955
55/37-38
Voice of the turtle
1955
1955-1956 Season
Box/Folder
56/1
Apple of his eye, Girl crazy
1956
56/2
Candle light
1955
56/3
A Christmas carol
1956
56/4
Dial M for murder
1956
56/5
Jane
1955
56/6
Joan of Lorraine
1956 Apr.
56/7
The Milky Way
1955
56/8
Night of January 16th
1956
56/9
No time for comedy
1956
56/10
Reclining figure
1956 Jan.
56/11
South Pacific
1956
56/12
This blessed union
1956 June
56/13
Yes my darling daughter
1956
1956-1957 Season
Box/Folder
56/14
Alice in Wonderland
1956 Dec.
56/15
Bus stop
1957 May
56/16
Caine mutiny court martial
1957 Mar.
56/17
The corn is green
1957
56/18
The happy breed
1957
56/19
Home at seven
1956 Oct.
56/20
MacBeth
1956 Oct.
56/21
The mousetrap
1957
56/22
Nina
1956
56/23
Pajama game
1957
56/24
Philadelphia story
1957
56/25
Present laughter
1957
56/26
The rainmaker
1956 Nov.
56/27
The robe
1957 Apr.
56/28
A roomful of roses
1957
56/29
Tea and sympathy
1956 Sept.
56/30
The tender trap
1956
56/31
The time of your life
1957
1957-1958 Season
Box/Folder
56/32
Anniversary waltz
1957
56/33
The Browning version, Harlequinade
1958
56/34
Candida
1957
56/35
The great waltz
1957 Oct.
56/36
Janus
1958
56/37
Jenny kissed me
1958
56/38
The King of Hearts
1957
56/39
The loud red Patrick
1958
56/40
Miranda
1958 June
56/41
Oklahoma
1958
56/42
The playboy of the western world
1957
56/43
See how they run
1958
56/44
Strange bedfellows
1958
56/45
A streetcar named Desire
1958
56/46
Tea House of the August Moon
1958
56/47
Witness for the prosecution
1958
1958-1959 Season
Box/Folder
57/1
Anastasia
1958
57/2
Blue denim
1959
57/3
Champagne complex
1958
57/4
Diary of Anne Frank
1959
57/5
End game
1959
57/6
Guys and dolls
1959
57/7
Importance of being Ernest
1958
57/8
The matchmaker
1958
57/9
Morning at seven
1958
57/10
No time for sergeants
1959
57/11
The play's the thing
1959
57/12
The potting shed
1959
57/13
The reluctant debutante
1959
57/14
Separate tables
1959
57/15
Seven year itch
1958
57/16
The time of the cuckoo
1959
57/17
A visit to a small planet
1959
57/18
White sheep of the family
1959
1959-1960 Season
Box/Folder
57/19
Born yesterday
1960
57/20
Cat on a hot tin roof
1960
57/21
The constant wife
1960
57/22
Dear Charles
1960
57/23
Desk set
1960
57/24
The happiest millionaire
1959
57/25
The heiress
1959
57/26
Kind sir
1960
57/27
The lady's not for burning
1960
57/28
Once more with feeling
1960
57/29
Private lives
1959
57/30
Romanoff and Juliet
1960
57/31
Simon and Laura
1959
57/32
The solid gold Cadillac
1959
57/33
Speaking of murders
1959
57/34
Suds in your eye
1960
57/35
Third best sport
1960
57/36
View from the bridge
1960
1960-1961 Season
Box/Folder
57/37
Bells are ringing
1961
57/38
Best of Broadway
1961
57/39
Charley's Aunt
1969
57/40
Fallen angels
1961
57/41
Holiday for lovers
1961
57/42
Light up the sky
1961
57/43
The male animal
1961
57/44
On the side of the angels
1961
57/45
The man in the dog suit
1960
57/46
Moon for the misbegotten
1961
58/1
Once more with feeling
1960
58/2
The sleeping prince
1960
58/3
The solid gold Cadillac
1961
58/4
Suddenly last summer, The case of the crushed petunias
1961
58/5
Sunrise at Campobello
1960
58/6
The taming of the shrew
1961
58/7
Two dozen roses
1960
58/8
Two for the seasaw
1960
1961-1962 Season
Box/Folder
58/9
The boyfriend
1961
58/10
The curious savage
1961
58/11
The happy time
1961
58/12
Harvey
1962
58/13
Hedda Gabler
1962
58/14
The King and I
1962
58/15
Laburnum Grove
1962
58/16
A midsummernight's dream
1962
58/17
O mistress mine
1962
58/18
Picnic
1961
58/19
The second man
1962
58/20
See how they run
1962
58/21
The threepenny opera
1962
1962-1963 Season
Box/Folder
58/22
Can-can
1963
58/23
The caretaker
1963
58/24
Critic's choice
1963
58/25
Damn Yankees
1963
58/26
Everybody loves Opal
1963
58/27
The Fantasticks
1963
58/28
The gazebo
1962
58/29
Hedda Gabler
1963
58/30
Inherit the wind
1963
58/31
Little Mary Sunshine
1962
58/32
The miracle worker
1962
58/33
Much ado about nothing
1963
58/34
The pleasure of his company
1963
58/35
Send me no flowers
1962
58/36
Toys in the attic
1963
58/37
Report on the Gearheart summer theatre
1963
1963-1964 Season
Box/Folder
59/1
Dear delinquent
1964
59/2
Gideon
1964
59/3
A majority of one, Come blow your horn
1964
59/4
New girl in town
1964
59/5
Royal gambit, The most happy fella
1964
59/6
Sunday in New York
1963
59/7
The Thurber carnival, The zoo story
1963
59/8
Where's Charley?, King of Hearts
1964
59/9
Who was that lady I saw you with?
1963
1964-1965 Season
Box/Folder
59/10
The chalk garden
1964
59/11
Enter laughing
1965
59/12
Fanny
1965
59/13
The girls in 509
1964
59/14
Gypsy
1965
59/15
The litte hut
1965
59/16
Oh Dad, poor Dad, Momma's hung you in the closet and I'm feeling so sad
1965
59/17
Peter Pan
1964
59/18
Stop the world I want to get off
1965
59/19
Suspect
1965
59/20
Take her, she's mine
1965
59/21
A taste of honey
1965
59/22
A thousand clowns
1964
59/23
The typists, The tiger
1964
1965-1966 Season
Box/Folder
59/24
1/2 and 1/2
1966
59/25
The days between
1965
59/26
Dear me, the sky is falling
1965
59/27
Finian's rainbow
1966
59/28
Janus
1966
59/29
The maids, Hello from Bertha
1965
59/30
Milk and honey
1965
59/31
Mary, Mary
1965
60/1
Never too late
1966
60/2
Paint your wagon
1966
60/3
The private ear, private eye
1966
60/4
The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd
1966
60/5
Waiting for Godot
1966
60/6
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf
1966
60/7
The women
1966
60/8
You can't take it with you
1966
1966-1967 Season
Box/Folder
60/9
The absence of a 'cello
1966
60/10
All in love
1967
60/11
The amourous flea
1967
60/12
Antigone
1967
60/13
Any Wednesday
1967
60/14
Barefoot in the park
1967
60/15
Butter and egg man
1967
60/16
Carnival
1967
60/17
Dylan
1967
60/18
Gaslight
1967
60/19
A girl could get lucky
1967
60/20
Good news
1967
60/21
Night must fall
1966
60/22
Peter Pan
1966
60/23
Poor Richard
1967
60/24
Seven keys to Baldpate
1967
60/25
Summer and smoke
1967
60/26
Who'll save the plowboy
1966
1967-1968 Season
Box/Folder
60/27
Annie get your gun
1968
60/28
Arsenic and old lace
1967
60/29
A Christmas carol
1967
60/30
A delicate balance
1967
60/31-32
Generation
1968
60/33
A girl could get lucky
1968
60/34
The innocents
1968
60/35
Iolanthe
1968
60/36
Lady Windemere's fan
1967
60/37
Letters to a lost boy
1968
60/38
Life with Father
1968
60/39
Love and kisses
1967
60/40
Love and kisses
1968
60/41
The owl and the pussycat
1968
60/42
The promise
1968
60/43
Rhinoceros
1968
60/44
She loves me
1967
61/1
The sign in Sidney Brustein's window
1968
61/2
The sound of music
1967
61/3
The student prince
1968
61/4
U.S.A.
1967
61/5
Wait until dark
1968
1968-1969 Season
Box/Folder
61/6
Babes in Toyland
1968
61/7
Beekman Place
1968
61/8
Cindy
1969
61/9
The crucible
1969
61/10
Everybody loves Opal
1969
61/11
I remember Mama
1969
61/12
The importance of being Ernest
1969
61/13
The impossible years
1968
61/14
The miser
1969
61/15
Not enough rope, The long goodbye
1969
61/16
Patience, The merry widow
1969
61/17
The star-spangled girl
1968
61/18
Summer of the doll
1969
61/19
Summertree
1968
1969-1970 Season
Box/Folder
61/20
Birthday party
1969
61/21
Cactus flower
1970
61/22
Charley's aunt
1970
61/23
A Christmas carol
1969
61/24
Don't drink the water
1969
61/25
The education of Hyman Kaplan
1970
61/26
Good night ladies
1970
61/27
Hogan's boat
1970
61/28
The killing of Sister George
1970
61/29
The knack
1969
61/30
Marriage go round
1970
61/31
My fair lady
1970
62/1
Philadephia Here I come
1970
62/2
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1969
62/3
A shot in the dark
1970
62/4
Ten little Indians
1970
62/5
Tobacco Road
1970
1970-1971 Season
Box/Folder
62/6
Boeing-Boeing
1971
62/7
Drink to me only
1970
62/8
The education of Hyman Kaplan
1971
62/9
Everything in the garden
1970
62/10
I never sang for my father
1971
62/11
The lovers
1971
62/12
The music man
1971
62/13
The phoop review
1971
62/14
Plaza suite
1971
62/15
Rashomon
1971
62/16
The rivalry
1970
62/17
Susan and friends
1971
62/18
West side story
1970
62/19
What we did wrong
1971
62/20
You know I can't hear you when the water's running
1971
1971-1972 Season
Box/Folder
63/1
Ann of a thousand days
1972
63/2
Butterflies are free
1972
63/3
Deadly game
1972
63/4
Fiddler on the roof
1971
63/5
Forty carats
1972
63/6
Funny girl
1972
63/7
The great Sebastians
1972
63/8
I do, I do!
1972
63/9
Last of the red hot lovers
1972
63/10
The me nobody knows
1972
63/11
Medea
1971
63/12
Norman, is that you?
1971
63/13
Play it again Sam
1971
63/14
Under the yum-yum tree
1972
63/15
Unicorn
1972
63/16
You're a good man, Charlie Brown
1972
1972-1973 Season
Box/Folder
63/17
110 in the shade
1973
63/18
Black Comedy / Next
1972
63/19
The boy friend
1973
63/20
Dames at sea
1973
63/21
A flea in the ear
1973
63/22
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum
1973
63/23
Gingerbread lady
1972
63/24
Happy birthday, Wanda June
1973
63/25
The imaginary invalid
1973
64/1
My sweet Charlie (unproduced)
1973
64/2
Night of the iguana
1973
64/3
Night watch
1972
64/4
Oliver
1972
64/5
The price
1973
64/6
Promises, promises
1973
64/7
Sticks and stones
1973
1973-1974 Season
Box/Folder
64/8
Butley
1974
64/9
Cabaret
1973
64/10
Carousel
1974
151/3
Carousel—Costume designs by Gene Buck
1973
64/11
Company
1974
64/12
Dames at sea
1974
64/13
Dinner at eight
1974
64/14
Enter a free man
1974
64/15
How to succeed in business without really trying
1974
64/16
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris
1974
64/17
The play's the thing
1974
64/18
There's a girl in my soup
1973
64/19
The three sisters
1974
64/20
The unexpected guest
1974
64/21
What the butler saw
1974
1974-1975 Season
Box/Folder
64/22
As you like it
1975
64/23
Dracula
1974
64/24
Finishing touches
1975
64/25
Gigi
1974
65/1
Guys and dolls
1975
65/2
Hay fever
1974
65/3
Hidden motives
1975
65/4
Hotel Paradiso
1975
65/5
Man of La Mancha
1975
65/6
Night must fall
1975
65/7
No, no, Nanette
1975
65/8
Oh Coward!
1975
65/9
The owl and the pussycat
1975
65/10
Private lives
1975
65/11
Pygmalion
1975
65/12
The real Inspector Hound
1975
65/13
Silent night, lonely night
1974
65/14
That championship season
1974
65/15
That championship season (Alaska F.A.C.T.)
1975
1975-1976 Season
Box/Folder
65/16
Anything goes
1976
65/17
Catch me if you can
1975
65/18
Death of a salesman
1976
65/19
A doll's house
1976
65/20
Dr. Cook's garden
1976
65/21
The effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds
1976
65/22
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris
1975
65/23
The last meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
1975
66/1
Oklahoma!
1976
66/2
South Pacific
1976
66/3
Sugar
1975
66/4
Summer showcase
1976
66/5
You can't take it with you
1976
66/6
You're a good man Charlie Brown
1976
1976-1977 Season
Box/Folder
66/7
Absurd person singular
1977
66/8
Bell, book and candle
1976
66/9
Blithe spirit
1977
66/10
Born yesterday
1976
66/11
Broadway a la carte
1977
66/12
Cat on a hot tin roof
1977
66/13
The Fantasticks
1977
66/14
George M!
1977
Oversize/1
George M!—Poster photograph
circa 1977
66/15
Hello Dolly
1977
66/16
I do! I do!
1976
66/17
I'll die if I can't live forever
1977
66/18
The man who came to dinner
1976
66/19
The mousetrap
1977
67/1
My fair lady
1977
67/2
My fat friend
1977
67/3
The rainmaker
1977
67/4
The subject was roses
1974
1977-1978 Season
Box/Folder
67/5
And Miss Reardon drinks a little
1978
67/6
Auntie Mame
1977
67/7
Damn Yankees
1978
67/8
Equus
1977
67/9
Fiddler on the roof
1978
67/10
Godspell
1978
67/11
The happy time
1978
67/12
Laura
1978
67/13
Little foxes
1978
67/14
More Broadway a la carte
1978
67/15
Rodgers and Hart
1977
67/16
Summer of the seventeenth doll
1978
67/17
Twelfth night
1978
151/6
Twelfth night—Costume designs by Ric Young
circa 1978
1978-1979 Season
Box/Folder
67/18
The belle of Amherst
1978
67/19
Brigadoon
1979
67/20
Camille
1979
67/21
Charley's aunt
1979
67/22
Midsummer night's dream
1979
67/23
Night watch
1979
67/24
The odd couple
1979
68/1
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
1979
68/2
Pippin
1978
68/3
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1979
68/4
Same time next year
1979
68/5
Side by side by Sondheim
1979
68/6
Tea and sympathy
1979
68/7
Vanities
1978-1979
68/8
Wonderful town
1979
68/9
Season 1978-1979, General
1978-1979
1979-1980 Season
Box/Folder
68/10
Another part of the forest
1980
68/11
Applause
1980
68/12
Arsenic and old lace
1980
68/13
California suite
1979
68/14
Camelot
1979
68/15
Clarence Darrow
1980
68/16
The country girl
1980
68/17
Harold
1980
68/18
Isadora Duncan sleeps with the Russian navy
1979
68/19
Lion in winter
1980
68/20
Messiah
1979
69/1
The Mikado
1980
69/2
Sleuth
1980
69/3
Something's afoot
1980
69/4
The sound of his music
1970
69/5
Tartuffe
1980
69/6
Twelve angry men
1980
1980-1981 Season
Box/Folder
69/7
Any Wednesday
1981
69/8
Bedroom farce
1980
69/9
The boys in the band
1981
69/10
Bus stop
1980-1981
69/11
Bye, bye, Birdie
1981
69/12
Cole
1981
69/13
The crucible
1981
151/4
The crucible--Costume designs by Corliss Dickerson
1981
69/14
Jesus Christ superstar
1981
69/15
Just a song at twighlight
1981
69/16
The matchmaker
1981
69/17
Oliver
1980
70/1
Omelas
1980
70/2
Richard and friends
1981
70/3
The shadow box
1981
70/4
Taming of the shrew
1981
70/5
Ten little Indians
1981
70/6
S.R.O. general files
1981
1981-1982 Season
Box/Folder
70/7
The bad seed
1982
70/8
Barefoot in the park
1982
70/9
The boyfriend
1982
70/10
Bullshop Crummond
1982
70/11
Chicago
1981
71/1
Cowardly custard
1981
71/2
Father's day
1982
71/3
House of blue leaves
1982
71/4
Look homeward, Angel
1982
71/5
Man of La Mancha
1982
71/6
Private lives
1982
71/7
Romantic comedy
1981
71/8
Sound of music
1982
71/9
Whose life is it anyway?
1982
71/10-13
General files, season 1981-1982
1981-1982
1982-1983 Season
Box/Folder
72/1
Cabaret
1983
151/2
Cabaret—Costume designs by G. Gauer
1983
72/2
The club
1983
72/3
Gingerbread lady
1982
72/4
Guys and dolls
1983
72/5
Gypsy
1983
72/6
Hotel Baltimore
1983
72/7
Light up the sky
1983
72/8
Mame
1982
72/9
Man for all seasons
1983
72/10
Marathon 33
1983
73/1
The mousetrap
1982
73/2
On Golden Pond
1982
73/3
The sign in Sidney Brustein's window
1983
73/4
When are you coming back, Red Ryder?
1983
1983-1984 Season
Box/Folder
73/5
Annie
1983
74/6
Dining room
1984
73/7
Everything in the garden
1984
73/8
The good doctor
1984
73/9
Grease
1984
73/10
Lunch hour
1984
73/11
Once upon a mattress
1984
74/1
Picnic
1984
74/2
The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd
1983
74/3
The royal family
1984
74/4
The runner stumbles
1984
74/5
Scapino
1984
74/6
Sweeney Todd
1984
74/7
The wake of Jamey Foster
1983
1984-1985 Season
Box/Folder
74/8
Ain't misbehavin'
19
75/1
The bat
1985
75/2
Catch me if you can
1985
75/3
Funny girl
1985
75/4
Greater tuna
1985
75/5
I do! I do!
1985
75/6
Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat
1985
75/7
Little Mary Sunshine
1985
75/8
Mass appeal
1985
75/9
Peter Pan
1984
75/10
See how they run
1985
76/1
Suddenly last summer
1985
76/2
Translations
1985
76/3
Vanities
1984
1985-1986 Season
Box/Folder
76/4
84 Charing Cross Road
1986
76/5
Best little whorehouse in Texas
1986
76/6
Candide
1986
76/7
Careless love
1986
76/8-9
A chorus line
1985
76/10
Daddies
1985
76/11
Dames at sea
1986
76/12
Evita
1986
77/1
Follies
1986
77/2
Nuts (unproduced)
1986
77/3
Our town
1986
77/4
Peter Pan
1985
77/5
Pirates of Penzance
1986
77/6
The supporting cast
1985
77/7
Taken in marriage
1986
1986-1987 Season
Box/Folder
77/8
Autoflex
1986
77/9
Blue window
1986
77/10
Brush fires
1987
77/11
Charley's aunt
1987
77/12
The guardsman
1987
77/13
Little shop of horrors
1986
77/14
Miss Julie / The stronger / Rewired
1986
78/1
Oh, Katy!
1987
78/2
Old times
1987
78/3
Peter Pan
1986
78/4
Seascape
1986
78/5
A streetcar named Desire
1987
78/6
Sunday in the park with George
Opening of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
1987
78/7
Sweeney Todd
1987
78/8
The tavern
1987
78/9
The three cuckholds
1987
78/10
Tons of money
1987
78/11
West side story
1987
1987-1988 Season
Box/Folder
79/1
The 1940s radio hour
1988
79/2
Absent friends
1988
79/3
Annie get your gun (unproduced)
1988
79/4
Anything goes
1988
79/5
Bah! Humbug!
1988
79/6
Broadway a la carte
1988
79/7
Deathtrap (unproduced)
1988
79/8
I do! I do!
1988
79/9
Isn't it romantic?
1988
79/10
Jesus Christ superstar
1988
79/11
Little shop of horror
1987
79/12
Requien for a kiss
1987
79/13
Snoopy!
1988
1988-1989 Season
Box/Folder
80/1
Baby
1989
80/2
The Fantasticks
1989
80/3
Fiddler on the roof
1989
80/4
Hair
1988
80/5
Harvey
1989
80/6
Marry me a little
1988
80/7
Oklahoma
1989
80/8-9
Peter Pan
1987-1988
80/10
Working
1989
1989-1990 Season
Box/Folder
81/1
110 in the shade
1990
81/2
Cinderella
1989
81/3
Hay fever (unproduced)
1990
81/4
Hello Dolly (unproduced)
1990
81/5
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
1989
81/6
The odd couple
1990
81/7
Peter Pan
1990
81/8
The robber bride groom
1990
81/9
South Pacific
1990
81/10
Tony Delmar
1989
Newspaper reviews
1926-1981
Box/Folder
82/1
Newspaper reviews
1926-1929
82/2
Newspaper reviews
1930-1939
82/3
Newspaper reviews
1939-1945
82/4
Newspaper reviews
1945-1951
82/5
Newspaper reviews
1954-1962 July
82/6
Newspaper reviews
1962 Sept.-1968 Jan.
82/7
Newspaper reviews
1968 Apr.-Sept.
83/1
Newspaper reviews
1989 Jan.-1970 Oct.
83/2
Newspaper reviews
1971 Apr.-1973 Aug.
83/3
Newspaper reviews
1973 Sept.-1975 Jan.
83/4
Newspaper reviews
1975 Jan.-1976 June
83/5-6
Newspaper reviews
1976-1977 Jan.
84/1
Newspaper reviews
1977 July-1978 May
84/2-3
Newspaper reviews
1978 June-1979 Aug.
84/4
Newspaper reviews
1979 Sept.-1980 Oct.
84/5
Newspaper reviews
1980 Oct.-1981 Jan.
84/6
Newspaper reviews
1981 Mar.-June

Series I:  Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Academy, 1915-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Production files
Arranged by season.
circa 1930-1993
Box/Folder
General
circa 1930-1941
85/2
Seasons 1942/1943, 1944-1945
1942-1945
85/3
Seasons 1944/1945, 1945/1946
1944-1946
85/4
Seasons 1946/1947-1947/1948
1946-1948
85/5
Seasons 1948/1949-1949/1950
1948-1950
85/6
Seasons 1950/1951-1951/1952
1950-1952
85/6
Seasons 1950/1951-1951/1952
1950-1952
85/7
Seasons 1952/1953-1953/1954
1952-54
86/1-10
Season 1954/1955
1954-1955
86/11-18
Season 1955/1956
1955-1956
86/19-25
Season 1956/1957
1956-1957
86/26-28
Season 1957/1958
1957-1958
86/29-36
Season 1958/1959
1958-1959
86/37-44
Season 1959/1960
1959-1960
86/45-46
Season 1960/1961
1960-1961
86/47-51
Season 1961/1962
1961-1962
86/52-56
Season 1962/1963
1962-1963
86/57-61
Season 1963/1964
1963-1964
86/62-66
Season 1964/1965
1964-1965
86/67-71
Season 1965/1966
1965-1966
87/1-4
Season 1966/1967
1966-1967
87/5-13
Season 1967/1968
1967-1968
87/14-20
Season 1968/1969
1968-1969
87/21-29
Season 1969/1970
1969-1970
87/30-34
Season 1970/1971
1970-1971
87/35-38
Season 1971/1972
1971-1972
87/39-42
Season 1972/1973
1972-1973
87/43-45
Season 1973/1974
1973-1974
151/5
Season 1973/1974—Costume designs for The little mermaid by Gene Buck
1973
87/46-47
Season 1974/1975
1974-1975
87/48-53
Season 1975/1976
1975-1976
87/54-56
Season 1976/1977
1976-1977
87/57-60
Season 1977/1978
1977-1978
87/61-63
Season 1978/1979
1978-1979
87/64-67
Season 1979/1980
1979-1980
87/68-69
Season 1980/1981
1980-1981
87/70-74
Season 1981/1982
1981-1982
87/75-78
Season 1982/1983
1982-1983
88/1-4
Season 1983/1984
1983-1984
88/5-9
Season 1984/1985
1984-1985
88/10-12
Season 1986/1987
1986/1987
88/13-17
Season 1987/1988
1987-1988
88/18-21
Season 1988/1989
1988-1989
88/22-26
Season 1989/1990, Anne of Green Gables- Midsummernight's dream
1989-1990
89/1-2
Season 1989/1990, Tom Sawyer-
1990
89/3-7
Season 1991/1992
1991-1992
90/1-5
Season 1992/1993
1992-1993
Scripts, junior productions
1915-1991
Box/Folder
90/6
Adventures of Bossie
undated
90/7
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1979
90/8
Annie
1977
90/9
Baseball fanatic
undated
90/10
Beauty and the beast
undated
90/11
Best Christmas pageant ever
1983
90/12
Christmas carol
1991
90/13
Dismas did it
undated
91/1
Fraternity
1987
91/2
Hamlet
undated
91/3
The hobbit
1972
91/4
The importance of being Ernest
undated
91/5
Little Jack and the beanstock
undated
91/6
Mood for the misbegotten
undated
91/7
Pinocchio
1974
91/8
Plays for school children
Personal copy of Bess Whitcomb
1915
91/9
Puss-in-boots
undated
91/10
Sandy Blaine, world's greatest girl detective
undated
91/11
Snow White and the seven dwarfs
1979
91/12
The sorcerer's apprentice
1991
91/13
Tom Sawyer
1960
91/14
The wonderful wizard of Oz
undated
Subject files for Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1932-1995
Box/Folder
92/1
Adult classes
1975; undated
92/2
Advertising
1990-1993
92/3
Alphabetical list of files for Portland Junior Civic Theatre
1932-1990
92/4
Alumni
1969; 1993
92/5
Arts plan 2000
1990-1993
92/6
Audition information
1973-1984; undated
92/7
Audition information
1990-1993
92/8
Bios and pictures
1990-1993
92/9
Board
1992
92/10
Board information
1990-1993
92/11-12
Board packet--Including mission statement
1990-1993
92/13
Brochure information
1990-1993
92/14
Brochures
1990-1993
92/15
Budget for plays
1959-1990
92/16
Budget for school
1961-1988
93/1
Budgets
1990-1993
93/2
Calendar
1983
93/3
Children's responses to plays
1975-1976
93/4
Children's song and dance troop
1992
93/5
Children's theatre workshop project
1979-1980
93/6
Class enrollment
1961-1962; 1987-1989
93/7
Class information
1952-1987
93/8
Class information
1990-1993
93/9
Class lists
1990-1993
93/10
Class membership lists
circa 1981-1987
93/11
Class schedules
1952-1987
93/12
Community involvement
1992-1993
94/1
Complaints
1980-1987
94/2
Compliments
1956-1975
94/3
Concessions
1990-1993
94/4-5
Consent forms--Medical and photo
1990-1993
94/6
Contract services agreement
1990-1993
94/7
Contracts
1990-1993
94/8-10
Correspondence, general
1952-1993; undated
94/12-13
Curriculum materials
1971-1979; undated
95/1
Curriculum—Purpose
circa 1952
95/2
Curriculum—School
circa 1987; undated
95/3
Dialects
1990-1993
95/4
Diplomas and graduation information
1949-1982
95/5
Doris Smith scholarship awards
1956-1984
95/6
Education Advisory Committee
1987
95/7
Education Committee
1938-1979
95/8
Education Committee—Annual report
1953-1954
95/9-21
Education Committee—Minutes, seasons 1960/1961-1976/1977
1960-1977
96/1-8
Education Committee—Minutes, seasons 1977/1978-1988/1989
1977-1989
96/9
Employment rules
1984
96/10
Evaluation forms for classes
undated
96/11
Faculty
1990-1993
96/12
Faculty problems
1968-1974
96/13
Faculty/School
1985-1990
96/14
Financial aid
1990-1993
96/15
Flood relief fund raiser
1993 Aug.
96/16
Forms
1994; undated
96/17
Fundraising ideas
1990-1993
96/18
General Extension Division, Junior Theatre School
1936-1965
96/19-22
General files
1976-1993; undated
96/23
Grant proposals
1987-1991
96/24
Great American Children's Theatre Company—Agreement
1989
97/1
Guidelines
1990-1993
97/2
Guidelines and general information
1980-1989; undated
97/3
History
circa 1932-1987
97/4
House management—Tickets
circa 1992-1993
97/5
Insurance policies
1989-1992
97/6
Job descriptions
1987; undated
97/7
Junior Theatre Auxiliary
1951-1967
97/8
Letterhead and forms
1990-1993
97/9
Membership card
undated
97/10
Needs assessment
1989
97/11
Newsletters
1977; 1981
97/12
Northwest Children's Theatre School
1994-1995
97/13
Oregon Children's Theatre Company
1990-1994
97/14-15
PCT for Young People
circa 1988-1990
97/16
PCT for Young People—PCPA rental costs
circa 1988-1989
98/1
Photographs
undated
98/2
Planning
1990-1993
98/3
Play catalogs
circa 1973-1978
98/4
Play schedules
1952-1986
98/5
Portland Public Schools and Junior Theatre
1945-1990
98/6-8
Press clippings
1967-1993
98/9
Press releases
1990-1993
98/10
Production Committee
1990-1993
98/11
Production points checklist
undated
98/12-13
Production sponsors
1990-1993
98/14
Programs
1990-1993
98/15
Promotion
1969; undated
98/16
Promotion materials
1992-1993
99/1
Publicity
circa 1989-1992
99/2
Questionnaires
1990 Feb.
Registration card files
Box
127
School registrations, part 1
circa 1960-1994
128
School registrations, part 2, and Hurst address records
circa 1960-1994
129
Junior PCT school records
1944-1956
130
Junior PCT—Permanent school records, A-S
1957-1962
131
Junior PCT—Permanent school records, S-Z; School records
1957-1962; 1967-1973
132
Junior PCT—Registration forms, acting forms
1967-1978
99/3
Registration forms
1969; 1981; undated
99/5
Reservation information
circa 1955-1969
99/6
Round Robin Travelling Children's Theatre
circa 1953
99/7
Royalties
1991-1993
99/8
Saturday academy
1992
99/9
Scholarship information
circa 1979-1983
99/10
Stationary
undated
99/11
Student agreements
1993
99/12
School registration lists
1973-1974; undated
99/13
School requests
1974-1979
99/14
Special events and demonstrations
circa 1970-1990
99/15
Student/teacher contract and agreement forms
undated
99/16
Teen Showcase Class
1992
99/17
Tickemaster
1991-1992
99/18
Tours
1972; undated
99/19
University of Oregon proposal
1938 May 26
99/20
Ushers
1969-1970
99/21
Volunteer Information
circa 1992-1993
99/22
Volunteers
1992-1993
99/23
Young Actor Training Program
1983
99/24
Young audiences
1992
Box/Folder
100/1-11
Brochures
1948-1994; undated
Financial records, Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy
There is some overlap between these materials and the general financial records in Series B.
Arranged by folder title.
circa 1960-1994
Box/Folder
101/1-2
Bills paid and unpaid as of 1990, June
circa 1990
101/3
Building Fund Drive—Pinson Associates
1990
101/4
Building schedules and rentals
1991-1993
101/5
Checks received and general financial materials
1987-1990
101/6
Closure
circa 1990-1992
101/7
Financial materials, general
1991-1993
101/8
Frients of PCT
1990-1992
102/1
Fund drive
1992
102/2
Fund raising letters and replies
1990-1993
102/3
Invoices
1987-1989
102/4-8
Invoices paid and unpaid
circa 1990-1993
102/9-10
MALCO agreement
1990-1991
103/1
MALCO contract
1991
103/2
MALCO—Proposed theatre replacement
1993
103/3-4
Payment release forms, signed
1991
103/5-7
Petty cash payments
1991-1994
103/8
Portland Civic Theatre—Proposed lease, Northwest Service Center
1993
103/9
Portland Civic Theatre Academy—Minutes
1991-1992
103/10
Production expenses, refund payments, charitable organization report, closure, disposition of assets
1992-1994
103/11
Receipt books
1989
104/1-2
Refund request letters
Responses by subscribers after PCT's offer to refund money when the theatre closed.
1991
104/3
SAIF Corporation, Oregon Workers Comp., Oregon tax, Multnomah County tax
1991
104/4
Theatre closure
1990
104/5
Title insurance
1990-1993
104/6
Registration forms—Junior school
1967 Summer
104/7
Registration forms—Acting for Young People
1976
104/8
Registration records, Portland Theatre Academy (part 1)
circa 1989-1992
105/1
Registration records, Portland Theatre Academy (part 2)
circa 1989-1992
105/2-3
Registration reports
circa 1960-1977
105/4-5
Registration statements
1970-1971
106/1-6
Registration forms, general
circa 1960-1980
107/1-2
Registration forms, general
circa 1976-1978

Series J:  Personnel records, 1926-1995Return to Top

Materials in this series in boxes 110-116 are restricted. Individuals still living, or their designated representatives, may request access to records pertaining to themselves. Materials on deceased individuals are not restricted. Physical access is limited to designated Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2090.

Container(s) Description Dates
General files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1957-1995
Box
133
Actors audition index cards
circa 1960-1979
Box/Folder
108/1
Box office personnel
1965
Box/Folder
108/2
Box office problems
1976-1983
Box/Folder
108/3
CETA program
1975-1979
Box/Folder
108/4
Contracts—Actors
1974-1987
Box/Folder
108/5
Contracts—Staff, techincal and others
circa 1968-1988
Box/Folder
108/6
Personnel Committee—Minutes and correspondence
1957-1986
Box/Folder
108/7
Correspondence on Senate Bill 111
1977
Box/Folder
108/8
Director search
1986
Box/Folder
108/9
Employee injury claims
1988
Box/Folder
108/10
Employees, general
1960-1988
Box/Folder
108/11
Employment application—Correspondence
1965-1966
Box/Folder
108/11
Employment offers, not accepted
1966-1969
Box/Folder
108/13
General Manager / Artistic Director—Search Committees
1984
Box/Folder
108/14
Internships
1976-1977
Job Descriptions
Box/Folder
108/15
Administrative Assistant
undated
108/16
Artistic Director / School Director
undated
108/17
Bookkeeper
1962-1980
108/18
Costumer
circa 1982-1983
108/19
Development Director
circa 1979-1990
109/1
Director
circa 1957-1980
109/2
General Manager
1968-1977; undated
109/3
House Manager / Box Office
circa 1972-1988
109/4
Plant Manager
1981; undated
109/5
Production Manager
undated
109/6
Scenic / Technical Director
circa 1966-1990
109/7
Stage Manager
undated
Box/Folder
109/8
Personnel policies
1978-1989
Box/Folder
109/9
Personnel study
1972
Box/Folder
109/10
Portland Civic Theatre actors at Musical Theatre Co.
1995
Box/Folder
109/11
Staff correspondence
1982-1985
Box/Folder
109/12-14
Staff meetings
1987-1988
Box/Folder
109/15-16
Staff meetings--retreats
1981-1990
Box/Folder
109/17
Staff positions, general
1962; undated
Box/Folder
109/18
Staff salaries
circa 1970-1987
Box/Folder
109/19
Work-study employment
1987-1989
Box/Folder
110/1-9
Payroll records (RESTRICTED)
1971-1989
Staff resumes and profiles (RESTRICTED)
circa 1926-1995
Box/Folder
110/10
Employee profiles
1985
110/11
Staff resumes, general
1984-1986
110/12
Allen, Ira
1986-1988
111/1
Ashcroft, Isabelle
1972-1982
111/2
Auch, Bob—Letter
1976 Apr. 24
111/3
Bohlman, Edgar
undated
111/4
Booch, Jack V.
1964-1981
111/5
Butler, Mildred Allen—Correspondence and clippings
1927-1955
111/6
Cameron, Jim
circa 1966-1995
111/7
Chappell, Isabella
1963-1984
111/8
Churchill, Marie
1968-1976
111/9
Dobbie, Ian
undated
111/10
Douroumis, Paul
1985-1995
111/11
Earl, Bob
1977
111/12
Fellange, Clifford
1966
111/13
Foulger, Byron K.
1927; 1930
111/14
Gaver, Glenn
1976; 1988
111/15
Gonzalez, Jose
1984
111/16
Harris, Fred and Mary
1935
111/17
Hart, Mrs. Charles
undated
111/18
Heppner, Phil
1968
111/19
Jones, Michael
1990-1993
111/20
Lawson, Ted
1970
111/21
McMonies, Elinor
1969-1986
111/22
Merit, Brian
1987
111/23
Merit, Jill Anne
1987
111/24
Miller, Timothy
1966-1967
111/25
Rice, Jerry
1967
111/26
Savereid, Chris
circa 1976
111/27
Seats, Jeff
circa 1979-1980
111/28
Smith, Doris
1951-1980
111/29
Spindler, Russell
undated
111/30
Stapleton, Tim
1988
111/31
Udovick, Ed
1969-1972
111/32
Weber, Lorelei
1983
112/1
Webster, Twig
1987; undated
112/2
Whitcomb, Bess
Includes inventory to the Bess Whitcomb Memorial Theater Collection, Diablo Valley College.
circa 1926-1980
112/3
Whitten, Christopher
1983-1984
112/4
Administrive personnel
1988-1989
112/5
Choreographers
1989-1990
112/6
Directors
circa 1987-1989
112/7
Marketing personnel
1987-1989
112/8
Musicians
1990
112/9
Stage managers
circa 1986-1988
112/10
Technical personnel
circa 1988-1989
Actors' resumes (RESTRICTED)
circa 1980-1990
Box/Folder
112/11
A general
circa 1980-1990; undated
112/12
B general
circa 1980-1990; undated
112/13
C-female
circa 1980-1990; undated
112/14
C-male
circa 1980-1990; undated
112/15
D general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/1
E general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/2
F general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/3
G general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/4
H-female
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/5
H-male
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/6
I general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/7
J general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/8
K general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/9
L general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/10
M general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/11
N general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/12
O general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/13
P general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/14
R general
circa 1980-1990; undated
113/15
S-female
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/1
S-male
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/2
T general
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/3
U-V general
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/4
W-female
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/5
W-male
circa 1980-1990; undated
114/6
X-Z general
circa 1980-1990; undated
Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.) applications (RESTRICTED)
circa 1975-1990
Box/Folder
115/1-12
Applications, J-Z
circa 1975-1990; undated
Portland Civic Theatre Academy personnel and registration records (RESTRICTED)
circa 1977-1993
Box/Folder
116/1
Resumes
1990
116/2
Resumes and bios—Teacher and school director
circa 1977-1990
116/3
Summer registration
1993; undated
116/4
Teachers' contracts—Todd Hermanson and David Epstein
1993; undated
116/
; undated

Series K:  Posters, 1926-1988Return to Top

Arranged by title of work or title of season series.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
154/1
Titles A-B
Box/Folder
154/1
84, Charing Cross Road
1986 Jan.
154/1
Alice
undated
154/1
Anything goes
circa 1988
154/1
Arsenic and old lace
undated
154/1
As you like it
undated
154/1
Babes in Toyland (2 productions)
1982; undated
154/1
Bad seed
1982 Jan. 15-Feb. 20
154/1
Barefoot in the park and Cowardy Custard
circa 1981
154/1
The bat
undated
154/1
Beauty and the beast (Junior production)
undated
154/1
The best of Rodgers & Hart
1976 May 3
154/1
Born yesterday
undated
154/1
Brush fires
circa 1987
154/1
Bullshot Crummond
1982 Jan. 29-Feb. 27
154/1
Bye bye Birdie
undated
154/2
C
Box/Folder
154/2
Cabaret
undated
154/2
Carousel
undated
154/2
Charley's aunt
1978-1979
154/2
Chicago
1981
154/2
A Christmas carol
undated
154/2
The crucible
undated
154/3
D-F
Box/Folder
154/3
A doll's house
undated
154/3
Down in the valley
1950 Mar. 1-18
154/3
East Linn
1950 Jan. 18-Feb. 4
154/3
The effect of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds
undated
154/3
The Fantasticks
undated
154/3
Father's day
undated
154/3
Fiddler on the roof
circa 1989
154/3
Folies gras
circa 1981
154/4
G-L
Box/Folder
154/4
Grease
1984 July 5-Aug. 11
154/4
Guys and dolls
circa 1975
154/4
Gypsy
1983 May 20-June 25
154/4
Hair
undated
154/4
Happy time
undated
154/4
Hit parade (benfit concert)
1977 Apr. 25
154/4
How to succeed in business without really trying
undated
154/4
I do, I do
1985 Jan.
154/4
I love romantic comedy
1981
154/4
Jesus Christ superstar
1988
154/4
Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat
undated
154/4
The knave of hearts
undated
154/4
The last meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
undated
154/4
Laura : a mystery
undated
154/4
Leigh Clarkgranville (?) with Betty Romaine
undated
154/4
The little foxes
undated
154/5
M
Box/Folder
154/5
Mame
1982 Nov. 25-1983 Jan. 15
154/5
A man for all seasons
undated
154/5
The man who came to dinner
undated
154/5
Marathon '33 (2 versions)
1983 Jan. 28-Mar. 5
154/5
Merton of the movies
undated
154/5
The Mikado
undated
154/5
Miss Lulu Bett
circa 1926
154/5
Monodramas
1968 May 15
154/5
The mousetrap
1982 Sept. 24-Oct. 30
154/5
Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch
circa 1984
154/6
N-Q
Box/Folder
154/6
Night watch
undated
154/6
Oh Coward!
undated
154/6
Oklahoma
circa 1989
154/6
Omelas
undated
154/6
Once upon a brutebeast
undated
154/6
Once upon a shoe
undated
154/6
Peter Pan
undated
154/6
Pippin
undated
154/6
Profile (season poster)
undated
154/6
Promises, promises
undated
154/7
R-S
Box/Folder
154/7
Rags to riches (benefit concert)
1978 May 20
154/7
The rainmaker
undated
154/7
Ramona Quimby (Junior production)
1993
154/7
Something's afoot
undated
154/7
SRO 10th anniversary season
undated
154/7
SRO PCT (season poster)
1982
154/7
A streetcar named Desire
undated
154/7
The subject was roses
undated
154/7
Sugar
undated
154/7
Summer of the seventeenth doll
undated
154/7
Summertree
undated
154/7
Sweeney Todd (2 versions)
1984 Aug. 23-Sept. 22
154/8
T-Z
Box/Folder
154/8
Taming of the shrew
undated
154/8
Tartuffe
undated
154/8
Tea and sympathy
undated
154/8
Ten little Indians
undated
154/8
Twelfth night
circa 1978
154/8
Twelve angry men
undated
154/8
Vanities (2 versions)
undated
154/8
Wonderful town
undated
154/8
You can't take it with you
undated
Art work for posters
Box/Folder
155/1
Absurd person singular
undated
155/2
Bad seed
undated
155/3
Bedroom farce
undated
155/4
Bullshot Crummond
undated
155/5
Cabaret
undated
155/6
Charley's Aunt
undated
155/7
Christmas Corner
undated
155/8
Curtain Call (newsletter)
undated
155/9
The damask cheek
undated
155/10
Damen Yankees
undated
155/11
Equus
undated
155/12
Elect to join
undated
155/13
General productions
1973-1974
155/14
General productions
1975-1976
155/15
General productions
1982 Winter
155/16
I love romantic comedy
undated
155/17
Jesus Christ Superstar
undated
155/18
Night music
undated
155/19
The old ladies
undated
155/20
Summertime theater
undated
155/21
The sound of music
undated
155/22
S.R.O. general
1975-1977
155/23
S.R.O.
undated
155/24
Tea and sympathy
undated
155/25
Unidentified
undated