Whitman College Theatre Records, 1902-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Whitman College
Title
Whitman College Theatre Records
Dates
1902-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
74 linear feet, (55 boxes, 17 oversize boxes, one map case, and approximately ten shelves of video cassettes)  : 
Collection Number
HTM_WCA26
Summary
Photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, recordings, and other records created by the Whitman College Dramatic Club and Theatre Department.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Whitman College sophomore class produced the first student-run play, “She Stoops to Conquer,” on June 13, 1904, under the direction of Edith Merrell Davis. Ten years later, in October 1914, the Whitman Dramatic Club formed. The sophomore class performed the annual plays until 1948, when the Whitman Dramatic Club opened participation to the entire student body.

The Dramatic Club presented its first play, “Milestones,” on March 5, 1915. Edith Merrell Davis worked as director for the club from 1922 until her retirement in 1946. She also taught Whitman’s first drama class, titled “Dramatic Interpretation and Play Production,” beginning in 1925 and oversaw various one-act plays for special events.

Frederick J. Hunter took over Davis’ position in 1946 for two years. He was succeeded by Rodney Alexander in 1948. The college established the “Dramatic Arts” major in 1950. Alexander ran the theatre program in barracks buildings moved from the former army McCaw Hospital until a fire destroyed the buildings in 1958. Alexander designed the new Harper Joy Theatre and continued the program from this building. Until his retirement in 1967, Alexander’s efforts brought renown to the Whitman theatre program. The program was carried on by John Freimann from 1962 through 1992 and Nancy Simon, who joined the program in 1967. They maintained a diverse program of one-act plays, plays for children, traditional theatre, and spring musicals

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of records relating to the Whitman College Dramatic Club and Theatre Department. The collection is divided into eight series: records concerning the pre-1950 Dramatic Club, including the club constitution, minutes, financial records, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings; theatre department records post-1950, including the Summer Circle Incorporated season, the Pilot Repertory Semester “Experiences in Dramatic Art,” and material collected from Rodney Alexander and John Freimann; production photographs from 1920 to the present; playbills and programs from 1903 to the present; scrapbooks; posters and oversized materials; scripts; and production recordings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. for copyright not held by Whitman College.

Preferred Citation

Whitman College Theatre Records, Whitman College and Northwest Archives.

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 1:  Drama Club Records, 1902-1949Return to Top

Playbills, clippings, photographs, and records for the Whitman Dramatic Club

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Programs, announcements, and a record of plays
1904-1942
1/2
Dramatic Club Constitution; club and theatre department history
circa 1914; post-1950
1/3
Correspondence
1921-1945
1/4
List of Drama Club members
1932-1946
1/5
Dramatic Club minutes
1932-1938
1/6
Dramatic Club financial record
circa 1930s
1/7
Production programs
1908-1920s
1/8
Programs and newspaper clippings
1930s
1/9
“All-College Revue” correspondence, roles, scripts, and other records
1931-1949
1/10
“All-College Revue” programs, notes, and newspaper clippings
1931-1949
1/11
Records and notes for radio plays
1937-1939
1/12
Newspaper clippings and information about speaker Barrett H. Clark
1939
1/13
Programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence
1940s
1/14
Undated programs
circa pre-1950
2/1
“Scenes from Homer” photographs, playbill, and production notes
1904
2/2
“She Stoops to Conquer” photographs
1904
2/3
“Crown of Fame” photographs
1905
2/4
“The American Citizen” photographs and newspaper clipping
1906
2/5
“From Diamonds to Hearts” photographs
1908
2/6
“Alice in Wonderland” photographs
1912
2/7
“Merely Mary Ann” newspaper clippings
1912
2/8
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” photographs
1912
2/9
“The Land of Heart’s Desire” photographs
1913
2/10
“Alphonse and Gaston” photograph
1913
2/11
“Martha” photographs
1913
2/12
“Twelfth Night” newspaper clippings
1916
2/13
“The Road to Yesterday” ticket
1917
2/14
Class play photographs
1918
Box
3
Newspaper clippings, programs, and other materials related to drama productions at Whitman
1902-1950

Series 2:  Theatre Department Records, 1950-2002Return to Top

Newspaper clippings, photographs, production slides, and related materials for the Whitman theatre department

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Newspaper clippings, programs, and other related materials
1950-1970
5
Newspaper clippings, programs, and other related materials
1970-2002
Box/Folder
6/1-5
Promotional material, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other records for the Summer Circle Incorporated season
1955
6/6
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other records for the Pilot Repertory Semester, “Experiences in Dramatic Art”
1968
Box
7
Rodney Alexander’s production slides
1958-1967
8
John Freimann correspondence
circa 1970s-1980s
drawer
MC5/7
John Freimann awards for “The Sound of Music” and “Fiddler on the Roof”
1985-1986
Box
9
Photographic negatives
1964-1986
10
Photos and names of theatre people
circa 1930-1987

Series 3:  Production photographs, 1920-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
“David Copperfield”
1920
11/2
"Lion and the Mouse"
1920
11/3
Unknown production
Undated
11/4
Class play
1920
11/5
"Faust" (magazine article only)
1923
11/6
"Uncle Jimmy"
circa 1923
11/7
"Pomander Walk"
1923
11/8
"Dombey and Son"
1923
11/9
One Acts: "Hyacinths," "The Rehearsal," "The Trumpet" (newspaper clipping only)
1924-1927
11/10
One Acts: "The Melon Thief," "Harlequin Play," "The Glazing Globe" (newspaper clipping only)
1924-1925; 1927-1928
11/11
"Torchbearers"
1925
11/12
One Acts: "Joint Owner in Space," "Bank Account," "Lima Beans" (newspaper clipping only)
1926
11/13
One Acts: "Hyacinth Halvey," "Dancing Dolls"
1926
11/14
One Acts: "The Other Voice," "Seaweed," "The Four Flushers"
1926
11/15
"Ohne Passe" (newspaper clipping only)
1927
11/16
One Acts (newspaper clipping only)
1927
11/17
"Pathelin" and "L'Homme qui Epouse une Femme Muette" (newspaper clipping only)
1927
11/18-19
"Rossum's Universal Robots"
1928
11/20
"Traveling Acquaintances" (newspaper clipping only)
1928
11/21
"Trelawney of the Wells"
1928
11/22-23
"The Great Broxopp"
1929
11/24
One Acts: “Between Soup and Savory,” “Aria da Capo,” “Eve in Evelyn” (newspaper clipping only)
1929
11/25
One Acts: “Goodnight” and “The Ghost Story” (newspaper clipping only)
1929
11/26
“Just out of College”
1929
11/27
“The Chocolate Soldier”
circa late 1920s
11/28
One Acts: “Too Busy,” “Letters,” “Araminta,” “Hearts,” “The Burglar” (newspaper clipping only)
1930
11/29
"Royal Family"
1930
11/30
"Alice in Wonderland"
1930
11/31
"If"
1930
12/1
One-Acts: “A Wedding,” “Such a Charming Young Man,” “The Trimplet” (newspaper clipping only)
1931
12/2
“Truth About Blayds”
1931
12/3
“Le Voyage de M. Perrichon” (newspaper clipping only)
1931
12/4
“Beauty and the Beast”
1931
12/5
“All College Revue” (newspaper clippings only)
1931
12/6
One Acts: “The Valiant,” “Just Women” (newspaper clippings only)
1932-1933
12/7
One Acts: “Flittermouse,” “The Killer,” “The Bedroom Suite” (newspaper clippings only)
1932
12/8
One Acts: “Op O’ Me Thumb,” “Arminta and the Finger Bowls” (newspaper clipping only)
1932
12/9
One Acts: “The Florist Shop,” “Cherry Special” (newspaper clipping only)
1932
12/10
"Maude" (newspaper clipping only)
1932
12/11
“The Queen’s Husband”
1932
12/12
“Alibaba and the Forty Thieves” and “Wicked Witch”
1932
12/13
“All College Revue”(program only)
1932
12/14
One Act: “The Color Line” (newspaper clipping only)
1933
12/15
One Acts: “Hyacinths,” “Woman of Judgment,” “Letters,” “Women Folks” (newspaper clipping only)
1933
12/16
“Remote Control”
1933
12/17
One Acts: “Spirals,” “Suppressed Desires” (newspaper clipping only)
1933
12/18
One Acts: “Free Speech,” “A Man Should Have a Wife,” “The Conflict” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/19
“The Man in the Bowler Hat,” “The Fascinating Mr. Denby” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/20
One Acts: “Elmer,” “Stuffed Owls,” “Sunday Supplement” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/21
“Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/22
“Street Scene”
1934
12/23
One Acts: “Free Speech,” “Clever Isabelle” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/24
“The Hour Glass” (newspaper clipping only)
1934
12/25
One Acts: “The Wedding,” “Op O’ Me Thumb” (newspaper clipping only)
1935
12/26
One Acts: “Sunday Supplement,” “Three Souls in Search of a Dramatist,” “Sunset by Slantsky” (newspaper clipping, program only)
1935
12/27
One Acts: “Elmer,” “Weiners on Wednesday,” “Soul Vibrations” (newspaper clipping, program only)
1935
12/28
"Dark Tower"
1935
12/29
One Acts: “Little Prison,” “Women Folks,” “Stuffed Owls,” “At the Fountain”(program only)
1935
12/30
One Acts: “A Marriage has been Arranged,” “The Trimplet,” “The Last of the Lowries” (newspaper clipping only)
1935
12/31
Scenes from “As You Like It” and “Twelfth Night” (newspaper clipping only)
1935
12/32
“Berkeley Square”
1936
12/33
One Acts: “Three’s a Crowd,” “The Trimplet” (program only)
1936
12/34
Commemoration festival for Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (programs only)
1936
12/35
English class presentation
1936
12/36
"Beyond the Horizon"
1936
12/37
“Whitmania” (rules, newspaper clippings only)
1936
12/38
One Acts: “The Fascinating Mr. Denby,” “Uncle Jimmy” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/39
One Acts: “Town Hall Tonight,” “The Bride Wore Red Pajamas,” “Clever Isabelle” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/40
One Acts: “Mrs. Harper’s Bazaar,” “Clean Linen” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/41
"The Young Idea"
1937
12/42
English department presentation on John Millington Synge (programs only)
1937
12/43
“Shadow of the Glen” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/44
“L’Anglais tel Qu’a le Parle” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/45
“Dust of the Road” (newspaper clipping only)
1937
12/46
One Acts: “The Travelers,” “Every Man Should Have a Wife,” “Cherry Special”
1938
12/47
Sophomore play
1939
12/48
"The Killer" (newspaper clipping only)
1939
12/49
"Our Town"
1940
12/50
One Acts: “Bargains,” “Life Line” (newspaper clipping only)
1940
12/51
"Robin Hood"
undated
13/1
“What a Life” (newspaper clipping only)
1940
13/2
“Kind Lady” (newspaper clipping only)
1941
13/3
“Journey into Jerusalem”
1941
13/4
“Winterset”
1942
13/5
"Stage Door"
1942
13/6
One Act
circa 1943
13/7
One Act: “Letters,” “Joint Owners in Space” (newspaper clipping only)
1943
13/8
“Water on the Rhine”
1944
13/9
Christmas program (newspaper clipping only)
1944
13/10
"Kind Lady"
1945
13/11
"Blithe Spirit"
1946
13/12
“All’s Well That Ends Well”
1946
13/13
“Dover Road”
1947
13/14
One Acts: “A Quiet Little Place,” “Madness in Triple Time,” “Fine Feathers” (newspaper clipping only)
1948
13/15
“Androcles and the Lion”
1948
13/16
“Playboy of the Western World”
1948
13/17
“Joan of Lorraine”
1948
13/18
"Comedy of Errors"
1950
14/1
Unidentified
circa 1950
14/2
“Anything Goes”
1950
14/3
“Two Blind Mice”
1950
14/4
“Arms and the Man”
1951
14/5
“The Curious Savage”
1951
14/6
“Preston Macey”
1951
14/7
“The Medium”
1951
14/8
“Dark of the Moon”
1951
14/9
"Antigone"
1951
14/10
“Madwoman of Chaillot”
1952
14/11
“Christmas Carol”
1952-1953
14/12
“Girl Crazy”
1953
14/13
“Cosí Fan Tutte”
1953
14/14
“The Innocents”
1953
14/15
“The Moon is Blue”
1955
14/16
“Idiot’s Delight”
1955
14/17
“The Play’s the Thing”
1955
14/18
“Babar the Elephant”
1955-1956
14/19
“South Pacific”
1957
14/20
“Guys and Dolls”
1958
14/21
“The Princess and the Architect,” “Waiting for Godot”
1958-1959
15/1
“The Taming of the Shrew”
1960
15/2
"Santa Claus"
1961
15/3
“The Second Shepherd’s Play”
1961
15/4
“It Should Happen to a Dog”
1961
15/5
"Macbeth"
1961
15/6
"J.B."
1961
15/7
"Popoff"
1961
15/8
“Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Cherry Orchard,” “Krapp’s Last Tape,” “The Zoo Story,” “The Sandbox”
1961-1962
16/1
"Volpone"
1962-1963
16/2
"The Caretaker"
1962-1963
16/3
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
1962-1963
16/4
“Little Mary Sunshine”
1963
16/5
"Good News"
1963
16/6
“Comedy of Errors”
1963-1964
16/7
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
1964
16/8
"Othello"
1964
17/1
One Acts: “The Tiger,” “Let There Be Farce,” “Bedtime Story”
1965
17/2
"The Knack"
1965
17/3
One Acts: “A Resounding Tinkle,” “The Farce of the Worthy Master, Pierre Patelin”
1964
17/4
"The Visit"
1964
17/5
“Secret Service”
1965
17/6
"Witty Frolics"
1965
17/7
"Little Me"
1965
18/1
"She Loves Me"
1966
18/2
One Acts: “A Tale of Chelm,” “The Public Eye”
1966
18/3
"Mother Courage"
1965-1966
19/1
“All’s Well That Ends Well”
1966
19/2
“The Marat-Sade”
1966-1967
19/3
"The Storytellers"
1967
19/4
"The Cat and the Canary"
1967
19/5
“The Telephone,” “Sister Angelica”
1967
19/6
One Acts: “A Sunny Morn,” “The Drapes Come,” “Sing to Me Through Open Windows,” “Dutchmen,” “Escurial”
1967
19/7-8
"Oliver"
1967
20/1
“Once in a Lifetime”
1967-1968
20/2
One Acts: “The Long Christmas Dinner,” “The Village Wooing”
1968
20/3-4
"Oh, What a Lovely War"
1968
20/5
"The School for Scandal"
1967-1968
20/6
“Philadelphia Here I Come”
1968
20/7
"Twelfth Night"
1968
21/1
"The Creation"
1968-1969
21/2-3
“Black Comedy,” “Birdbath”
1968
21/4
"The Hostage"
1968
21/5
"A Taste of Honey"
1969
21/6-7
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
1969
21/8
“Look Back in Anger”
1969
22/1
Rights to perform plays in season
1969-1970
22/2
“An Italian Straw Hat”
1969
22/3
“An Italian Straw Hat” (music and lyrics only)
1969
22/4
“Measure for Measure”
1969
22/5-6
“Bulldog Drummond”
1970
22/7
“The Confines”
1970
22/8
"The Hobbit"
1970
22/9-10
"Cabaret"
1970
23/1
“Trelawny of the Wells”
1970-1971
23/2
“The Seagull”
1970
23/3
One Acts: “Krapp’s Last Tape,” “Act Without Words” (newspaper clippings only)
1970
23/4
“All College Review”
1970-1971
23/5
“Sinbad the Sailor”
1971
23/6
“The Triumph of Honor”
1971
23/7
“MacRune's Guevara”
1971
23/8
"Hadrian VII"
1971
23/9-10
"Mame"
1971
24/1
“A Flea in Her Ear”
1971
24/2
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
1971
24/3
“The Ruling Class”
1972
24/4
“Major Barbara”
1972
24/5
“The Killing of Sister George”
1972
24/6
“As You Like It”
1972
24/7
“The Front Page”
1971
24/8
“City Slicker”
1971-1972
24/9
“An Evening of Renaissance Drama”
1971-1972
24/10
One Act: “Dumb Waiter”
1972
24/11
One Act: “At the Exit”
1972
24/12
One Act: “Interview”
1972
24/13
One Act: “Private Ear”
1972
24/14
One Act Untitled
1972
25/1
“Love for Love”
1972
25/2
“Big Wolf”
1972
25/3
“The Torchbearers”
1972
25/4
“The Boys in the Band”
1972
25/5
“The Mikado”
1973
25/6
“The Wind in the Willows”
1973
25/7
“The Playboy of the Western World”
1973
25/8
“Richard III”
1973
25/9
One Acts
1973
25/10
“The House of Blue Leaves”
1973
25/11
“Anything Goes”
1973
26/1
“And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little”
1973-1974
26/2
"Broadway"
1973
26/3
"Gigi"
1973
26/4
“Of Mice and Men”
1973
26/5
“Tom Sawyer”
1974
26/6
“Hamlet”
1974
26/7
“Philanthropist”
1974
26/8-9
“Company”
1974
27/1
“Godspell”
1974
27/2
“The Corn is Green”
1974
27/3
“The Wooden Kimono”
1974
27/4
"The Tempest"
1975
27/5
“Journey’s End”
1975
27/6
“Blithe Spirit”
1975
27/7-8
“Fiddler on the Roof”
1975
28/1
“The Caucasian Chalk Circle”
1975
28/2-3
"Scapino!"
1975
28/4
“You Can’t Take it With You”
1975
28/5
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”
1976
28/6
“A Night to Remember”
1976
28/7
“Bulldog Drummond”
1976
28/8
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
1976
29/1-2
“Cat Among the Pigeons”
1976
29/3-4
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
1976
29/5
“Under Milk Wood”
1976
29/6
“Happy Birthday, Wanda June”
1976
29/7
“Hedda Gabler”
1977
29/8
“Butley”
1977
29/9
“The Changeling”
1977
29/10
“Girl Crazy”
1977
30/1
"Equus"
1977
30/2
“Charley’s Aunt”
1977
30/3
“Oh Coward!”
1977
30/4
“Vanities”
1977
30/5
“Streamers”
1977
30/6
“The Three Musketeers”
1978
30/7
“The Serpent”
1978
30/8
“Hot L Baltimore”
1978
30/9
“The Pajama Game”
1978
31/1
Lunch Box Theatre
1978
31/2
"Hold Me"
1978
31/3
“The Shadow Box”
1978
31/4
“Steambath”
1978
31/5
One Acts” “The Real Inspector Hound,” “A Slight Ache”
1978
31/6
“Fefu and Her Friends”
1978
31/7
"Luther"
1978
31/8
“Heartbreak House”
1979
31/9
“Father’s Day”
1979
31/10
“The Starving Class”
1979
31/11
“A Thousand Clowns”
1979
31/12
“The Boy Friend”
1979
31/13
“Christopher Columbus”
1978-1979
32/1
“Ah Wilderness!”
1979
32/2
“The Crucible”
1979
32/3
One Acts: “Canadian Gothic,” “The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpe,” “Adaptation,” “Hello Out There,” “Not Enough Rope”
1979
32/4
“The Philadelphia Story”
1979
32/5
“The Magic Flute”
1980
32/6
“The Prisoner of Second Avenue”
1980
32/7
“The Two Orphans”
1980
32/8
One Acts: “Birdbath,” “Fortitude,” “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”
1980
32/9
“Two Gentlemen of Verona”
1980
32/10
“Pal Joey”
1980
33/1
“Seven Keys to Baldpate”
1980
33/2
“The Rivals”
1980
33/3
“Grease”
1980
33/4
“The Point”
1981
33/5
“Romeo and Juliet”
1981
33/6
“Dusa, Fish, Stas, and Vi”
1981
33/7
One Acts: “Black Comedy,” “The Browning Version,” “Snow Angel,” “Lou Gehrig did not Die of Cancer”
1981
33/8
“Laundry and Bourbon”
1981
33/9
"Pippin"
1981
34/1
“Chemin de Fer”
1981
34/2
“Whose Life is it Anyway?”
1981
34/3
“The Diviners”
1981
34/4
One Acts: “A Good Time,” “Ferry Boat,” “Sylvester,” “Infancy”
1981
34/5
“Deathtrap”
1981
34/6
“Iolanthe”
1982
34/7-8
"Richard II"
1982
34/9
“Ring Around the Moon”
1982
34/10
“The Shadow of a Gunman”
1982
Box
35
“Whoopee!”
1982
Box/Folder
36/1
"Da"
1982
36/2
“Beyond Therapy”
1982
36/3
One Acts
1982
36/4
“Terra Nova”
1982
36/5
“Arms and the Man”
1982
36/6
“La Boheme”
1983
36/7
“Hansel and Gretel”
1983
36/8
One Acts
1983
36/9-14
"Nicholas Nickleby"
1983
37/1-3
“Nicholas Nickleby”
1983
37/4
“Wonderful Town”
1983
38/1-3
“Movietoons!”
1983-1984
38/4
“Poor Little Lambs”
1983
38/5
“The Dining Room”
1983
38/6
“Top Girls”
1983
38/7
“Crimes of the Heart”
1984
38/8
“Nights at the Round Table”
1984
38/9
“Really Rosie”
1984
38/10
"Carmen"
1984
38/11
"Faust"
1984
38/12
One Acts: “Minnesota Moon,” “Madly in Love,” “The Treatment of Eric Plicken,” “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome,” “Stage Directions”
1984
38/13
“Tartuffe”
1984
38/14
“The Norman Conquests”
1984
39/1
“Extremities”
1984
39/2
“The Silver King”
1984
39/3
“Talking With…”
1984
39/4
“Fifth of July”
1984
39/5
“Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander”
1984
39/6
“King Lear”
1985
39/7
"Old Times"
1985
39/8
"Getting Out"
1985
39/9
"Division Street"
1985
39/10
"True West"
1985
39/11
"Oh Boy!"
1985
39/12
"F.M."
1984-1985
39/13
"The Foreigner"
1985
39/14
"Blue Window"
1985
39/15
"A Flea in Her Ear"
1985
39/16
"Night, Mother"
1985
39/17
"Season's Greetings"
1985
39/18
"Bulldog Drummond"
1986
39/19
"Die Fledermaus"
1986
39/20
"Strange Snow"
1986
39/21
"Hooters"
1986
39/22
"The Hasty Heart"
1986
39/23
"The Miser"
1986
39/24
"Women at Work"
1986
39/25
"Letters Home"
1986
39/26
"A Chorus Line"
1986
39/27
Director Emmet Walsh
1986
40/1
"Noises Off"
1986
40/2
"Digby"
1986
40/3
"Quilters"
1986
40/4
"Bald Soprano"
1986
40/5
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
1986
40/6
"Close Ties"
1987
40/7
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1987
40/8
"A Day in the Death of Joe Egg"
1987
40/9
"Desire Under the Elms"
1987
40/10
"The Pirates of Penzance"
1987
40/11
"Taking Steps"
1987
40/12
"The Nerd"
1987
40/13
"The Common Pursuit"
1987
40/14
"Ballerina"
1987
40/15
"Orphans"
1988
40/16
"The Fair Maid of the West"
1988
40/17
"Cyrano de Bergerac"
1988
40/18
"Benefactors"
1988
40/19
"Orestes"
1988
40/20
"Brighton Beach Memoirs"
1988
41/1
"She Loves Me"
1988
41/2
"Steel Magnolias"
1988
41/3
"Within the Law"
1988
41/4
"Antigone"
1988
41/5
"Born Yesterday"
1988
41/6
"Translations"
1988
41/7
"Love's Labour Lost"
1989
41/8
"Strangers in Town"
1989
41/9
"The Woolgatherer"
1989
41/10
"The Art of Dining"
1989
41/11
"Seascape"
1989
41/12
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
1989
42/1
"Tent Meeting"
1989
42/2
"The Downside"
1989
42/3
"Broadway Bound"
1989
42/4
"The Road to Mecca"
1989
42/5
"The Good Woman of Setzuan"
1989
42/6
One Act Play Contest
1989
42/7
"The Shaughraun"
1989
42/8
"Cymbeline"
1990
42/9
"Custom of the Country"
1990
42/10
"Safe Sex"
1990
42/11
"Bus Stop"
1990
42/12
"Marriage of Figaro"
1990
42/13
"Cowboy's Sweetheart"
1990
42/14
"Biloxi Blues"
1990
42/15
"Salmonella"
1990
42/16
"Peg o' My Heart"
1990
42/17
"Aladdin"
1990
42/18
"Betrayal"
1990
42/19
"Eleemosynary"
1990
42/20
"Reckless"
1990
42/21
“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”
1990
42/22
“Intimate Exchanges”
1990
43/1
One Acts
1991
43/2
"Enrico IV"
1991
43/3
"God's Country"
1991
43/4
"The Illlusion"
1991
43/5
“Absurd Person Singular”
1991
43/6
"Coming Attractions"
1991
43/7
“Largo Desolato”
1991
43/8
“Baby With the Bathwater”
1991
43/9
"The Bacchae"
1991
43/10
"A Little Night Music"
1991
44/1
"The Man from Home"
1991
44/2
"On the Verge"
1991
44/3
"Lend Me a Tenor"
1991
44/4
"Hurly Burly"
1991
44/5
"The Grapes of Wrath"
1991
44/6
"The School for Wives"
1991
44/7
"The Plantagenets"
1992
44/8
"Shayna Maidel"
1992
44/9
"Nunsense"
1992
44/10
One Acts
1992
44/11
"The Heidi Chronicles"
1992
44/12
"Commedia dell'Arte"
1992
44/13
"Me and My Girl"
1992
45/1
"Much Ado about Nothing"
1992
45/2
"Dream of a Common Language"
1992
45/3
"Up 'N' Under"
1992
45/4
"Players in a Game"
1992
45/5
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
1992
45/6
"Rumors"
1993
45/7
One-Act Play Contest
1993
45/8
"Medea"
1993
45/9
"The Nose"
1993
45/10
"Henceforward"
1993
45/11
"The Gondoliers"
1993
46/1
"By The Skin of Our Teeth"
1993-1994
46/2
"What I Did Last Summer"
1993
46/3
"Marvin's Room"
1993
46/4
"Trust"
1994
46/5
"The Winter's Tale"
1994
46/6
"Snoopy!"
1994
46/7
One Act Play Contest
1994
46/8
"Regina"
1994
46/9
"Dancing at Lughnasa"
1994
47/1
"The Quick-Change Room"
1994
47/2
"Approaching Zanzibar"
1994
47/3
"Burrhead"
1994
47/4
"Breaking Legs"
1994
47/5
"Twelfth Night"
1995
47/6
"Mrs. Klein"
1995
47/7
"Keely and Du"
1995
47/8
"The Learned Ladies"
1995
47/9
One-Act Play Contest
1994-1995
47/10
"Hello, Dolly!"
1995
47/11
"A Small Family Business"
1995
47/12
"All in the Timing"
1995
47/13
"A Christmas Carol"
1995
47/14
"The Baby Dance"
1996
47/15
"The Glass Menagerie"
1996
47/16
"Pigs is Pigs"
1996
47/17
"The Little Sweep"
1996
47/18
"As You Like It"
1996
47/19
"Don't Dress for Dinner"
1996
47/20
One-Act Play Contest
1995-1996
47/21
"The Middle Ages"
1996
47/22
"Macbeth"
1996
47/23
"The House of Bernarda Alba"
1996
47/24
"Arcadia"
1997
47/25
"Private Eyes"
1997
47/26
"City of Angels"
1997
47/27
"One-Act Play Contest"
1996-1997
48/1
"The Diva Classification System"
1997
48/2
"The Constant Wife"
1997
48/3
"The Man of Mode"
1997
48/4
"The Barber of Seville"
1998
48/5
One-Act Play Contest
1998
48/6
"Iphigenia"
1998
48/7
"Misalliance"
1998
48/8
"Simpatico"
1998
48/9
"The Triumph of Love"
1998
48/10
"Filumena"
1998
48/13
"Stepping Out"
1998
48/12
One Acts: “Ain’t No Eden,” “Towers,” “Songs from the Pac Man”
1998-1999
48/11
"The Cover of Life"
1999
48/14-15
"SubUrbia"
1999
48/16
"The Crack"
1999
48/17
"Anything Goes"
1999
49/1
"Love's Labour Lost"
1999
49/2
"Agnes of God"
1999
49/3
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"
1999
49/4-6
One Acts: “Character,” “Romeo and Ethel,” “The Pirate’s Daughter,” “Outside the Box”
2000
49/7
"The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
2000
49/8
"The Playboy of the Western World"
2000
49/9
"The Hyacinth Macaw"
2000
49/10
"The Pirates of Penzance"
2000
49/11
"The Misanthrope"
2000
49/12
"A Doll's House"
2000
49/13
"Popcorn"
2000
49/15
"And the World Goes 'Round'"
2000
49/14
One Act: "Talking Into Air"
2001
49/16-17
One Acts
2001
49/18
"Moon Over Buffalo"
2001
49/19
"An Actor's Christmas Carol"
2001
49/20
"Shakespeare's R&J
2001
49/21
"Cabaret"
2001
49/22
"Tempest"
2001
49/23
"Dracula"
2001
49/24
"Betty's Summer Vacation"
2001
49/25
"Bridewell"
2001
49/26
"Traces"
2001
49/27-29
One Acts: “Requiem: God Breathing,” “Call Me Bob,” “House/Fly”
2002
49/30
"Scapin"
2002
50/1
"The Cherry Orchard"
2002
50/2
"Phaedra + Hippolytus"
2003
50/3
"The Cripple of Inishmann"
2002
50/4
"Holiday"
2003
50/5
"Wilderness of Mirrors"
2002
50/6-7
"The Laramie Project"
2003
50/8
"Oh Coward!"
2002
50/9
Unknown production
2002-2003
50/10
"The Afghan Women"
2003
50/11
One Acts and “Pride and Prejudice”
2004
50/12
"Radio Gals"
2003
50/13
"The Time of Your Life"
2003
50/14
"Venicia"
2004
50/15
"Quantum Love Story"
undated
50/16
"Big Love"
2002
51/1
“Acting Normal,” “Matt & Ben,” “Anton in Show Business”
2006
51/2
“The Caucasian Chalk Circle”
2005-2006
51/3
“Five Flights,” “Drifting Sands,” “Family Reunion”
2005-2006
51/4
"Urinetown"
2006
51/5
“You Can’t Take it With You”
2005
51/6
“Inventing Van Gogh”
2005
51/7
"Polish Joke"
2004
51/8
"The Merchant of Venice"
2005
51/9
"The Mikado"
2005
51/10
"The Trojan Women"
2004
51/11
"Spring Awakening"
2005
51/12
One Acts: “Filling in the Blanks,” “Collective Conscious,” “One by One”
2005
51/13
"Twelfth Night"
2004
51/14
"WAIT!"
2004
51/15
"The Company"
2004
52/1
"Mr. Marmalade"
2006
52/2
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
2006
52/3
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
2006
52/4
"Tartuffe"
2007
52/5
"Electra"
2007
52/6
“A Grand Night for Singing”
2007
52/7
“Isn’t It Romantic”
2007
52/8
"From Inner Worlds"
2007
52/9
"Cosi fan Tutte"
2007
53/1
The Instant Play Festival
2008
53/2
One Acts: “Cleavage,” “Like Eggs at Present,” “Volvo”
2008
53/3
"Major Barbara"
2008
53/4
"Apparition"
2008
53/5
"As You Like It"
2008
53/6
"Our Town"
2008
53/7
One Act: “Killers, Priests, Sinners and Whores”
2009
53/8
One Act: “Scenes on a Bus”
2009
53/9
One Act: “Sharp or Sharp?”
2009
53/10
"Perfect Pie"
2008
53/11
"She Loves Me"
2009
53/12
“My Name is Rachel Corrie”
2008

Series 4:  Playbills and programs, 1903-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
54
Programs, playbills
1903-1950
55
Programs, playbills
1950-1980
56
Programs, playbills
1980-1996
57
"Encore" magazine
1996-2009
71
Playbills and production photographs
2010-

Series 5:  Scrapbooks, 1901-1971Return to Top

Newspaper clippings, playbills, and photographs

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
71
Scrapbook
1920-1930, 1932-1936
58
Scrapbook
1948-1961
59
Scrapbook
1948-1949, 1955-1957
72
Scrapbook
1962-1965, 1965-1967
60
Scrapbook
1967-1969, 1972-1973
61
Scrapbook
1969-1971
62
Scrapbook
1973-1977
63
Scrapbook
1977-1982
64
Scrapbook
1983-1985

Series 6:  Posters and oversized materials, circa 1920-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
drawer
MC5,7
Oversized photographs
circa 1920-1990
MC5,7
Poster listing the names of people who helped with the construction of the Theatre
circa 1950
MC5,7
Theatre season calendar
1959-1960
MC5,7
Production posters
circa 1970-2007

Series 7:  Scripts, 1934-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
65
Scripts for the One-Act Play Competition
1934-1959
66
Scripts for the One-Act Play Competition
1989-1994
67
Scripts for the One-Act Play Competition
1994-1999
68
Scripts for the One-Act Play Competition
1999-2003
69
Scripts for the One-Act Play Competition
2003-2007
Box/Folder
70/1
“In One Room” by Jimmy Maize
2002
70/2
“The Hostage”
1968

Series 8:  Recordings of productions, circa 1980-presentReturn to Top

Description Dates
Video recordings
Q.1,4-8
circa 1980-current

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Whitman College Theatre, 1902-2009 -- Archives.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitman College Theatre

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks