Alice Fisher Community Drama Class Scrapbook, 1931

Overview of the Collection

Fisher, Alice, 1911-
Alice Fisher Community Drama Class Scrapbook
1931 (inclusive)
0.1 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS FisherA
The Alice Fisher Community Drama Class Scrapbook consists of materials created and assembled by Fisher for a community drama class she completed at Oregon State College in 1931. Fisher earned a BS in Vocational Education from Oregon State in 1932.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alice Mary Fisher enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College for the spring term in 1928 and completed her BS in Vocational Education in June 1932. Fisher was active in campus theater productions, including The Three Musketeers and Lady Windermere's Fan and completed several theater courses during her student years at Oregon State. Fisher was involved in many other student activities -- the Memorial Union Board of Directors, Beaver yearbook, Barometer campus newspaper, and the Associated Students of OSC. Fisher was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Oregon State and established the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at Colorado College, where she pursued graduate studies in English. Alice returned to Albany, Oregon, with her husband John Summers, during World War II. She was an active community volunteer and was named the Linn County Woman of the Year.

Alice Mary Fisher was born on April 11, 1911 and graduated from high school in Albany, Oregon, in 1928. In 2010, Alice Fisher Summers Roberts was living in Albany, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alice Fisher Community Drama Class Scrapbook consists of materials assembled by Fisher for the Community Drama class (PSp 466) that she took at Oregon State College in the spring term of 1931. The bulk of the scrapbook consists of images clipped from magazines and newspapers illustrating clothing and furniture styles from various historical eras. The scrapbook also contains class notes, a copy of the final examination, and a program for the production of My Fair Lady performed in Portland. Several of the clippings depict stage sets for non-campus productions.

Courses in community drama were offered by the Public Speaking and Dramatics Department in order to provide community leaders with a background in the community drama concept, technical training in stage setting and costuming, and experience with directing and play production.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Alice Fisher Community Drama Class Scrapbook (MSS FisherA), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook was donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by Fisher's daughter, Margy Buchanan, in 2013

Related Materials

The University Theatre Records (RG 180) and Photographs (P 112), C.B. Mitchell University Theater Scrapbooks (MSS Mitchell), and Drama, Debate, and Oration Clippings Scrapbooks (MSS Drama) provide extensive documentation of theater productions at Oregon State beginning in the 1920s. The Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181) include materials pertaining to drama and theater courses.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Community theater.
  • Drama--Study and teaching--Oregon--Corvallis.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Scrapbooks.

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Oregon State Agricultural College. Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatics. (creator)