Guide to the Theater and Rhetoric, Dept. of, 1894-[ongoing] | CA09.20

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Dept. of Theater and Rhetoric
Title
Theater and Rhetoric, Dept. of
ID
CA09.20
Date
1894-[ongoing]
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains records pertaining to the academic and administrative activities and many of the plays and performances of the Theater and Rhetoric Department.

Preferred Citation

Theater and Rhetoric, Dept. of, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The Department of Theater and Rhetoric offers majors in both primary fields, as well as a secondary concentration in dance. The department puts on numerous plays and performances throughout the year, in three theaters on campus.

Prior to 1979, the department was named the Theater and Speech Department.

Scope and Content Note

The Department of Theater and Rhetoric records contains correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, brochures, and other files pertaining to the academic and administrative activities of the department. In addition, many of the plays and performances put on by a variety of theater groups and classes are represented within this collection. See individual series notes for more detailed information about each series. Finally, the record group CA 12 contains some related material, notably collections of the Robinson Players and the Modern Dance Company.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: I. Plays and Performances; II. General Administrative; and III. Subject Files. Within each series, the records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Administrative files are closed to researchers for 20 years from date of creation. Consult Archives staff for more information.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Accession No.: 2006.045, N/A.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Department of Theater and Rhetoric--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Rhetoric--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States
  • Theater--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States

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Collection Inventory

 CA0920/01 Plays and Performances 1894-[ongoing]   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings and other publicity material, play programs and playbills, posters, and drawings, all relating to plays and other performances put on by drama groups at Bates College. Most of the plays were performed by the Robinson Players, but a number of playbills can be found for other student and class productions.

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Clippings 1950-1965, 1979-1981   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Fashion, or, Life in New York" March 1939   

1

Plays and Performances -- 75 Year Pageant (for Bates College) May 1939   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Taming of the Shrew" May 1941   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Flight to the West" December 1941   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" April 1942   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Heaven Can Wait" May 1945   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Soldier's Wife" December 1945   

1

Plays and Performances -- "As You Like It" February 1946   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Disraeli" May 1946   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Twelfth Night" May 1947   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Importance of Being Earnest" November 1948   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Seven Chances" February 1949   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Barrets of Wimpole Street" November 1952   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Merchant of Venice" May 1953   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Dial M for Murder" November 1953   

1

Plays and Performances -- "On Borrowed Time" March 1954   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Stalag 17" November 1954   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Saint Joan" March 1955   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Sabrina Fair" November 1955   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Top of the Ladder" April 1956   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Lute Song" December 1956   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Don Juan in Hell" March 1957   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Romeo and Juliet" April 1958   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Winterset" November 1959   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Importance of Being Earnest" December 1959   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Murder in the Cathedral" March 1960   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Twelfth Night" May 1960   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Tartuffe" December 1960   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Midsummer Night's Dream" May 1961   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Inherit the Wind" December 1961   

1

Plays and Performances -- "John Brown's Body" April 1962   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Ring Around the Moon" November 1962   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Hamlet" April 1963   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Winsome Winnie" October 1963   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Right You Are" February 1964   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Henry V" May 1964   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Rhinoceros" March 1965   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Glass Menagerie" December 1965   

1

Plays and Performances -- Open house at the Theater September 1965   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Lady's Not For Burning" April 1966   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Servant of Two Masters" March 1967   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Barefoot in the Park" November 1968   

1

Plays and Performances -- "What Am I Doing Here" February 1969   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Persecution and Mortification of Charlie Brown..." February 1969   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Scenes from Great Plays" February-October 1969   

1

Plays and Performances -- "The Boyfriend" April 1969   

1

Plays and Performances -- "Now is the Time for All Good Men" June 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "A Theater Potpourri" July 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The Crucible" July 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Morat/Sade" November 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Mame" November 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running" December 1969   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Medea" February 1970   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Madwoman of Chaillot" July 1970   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Importance of Being Earnest" November 1970   

2

Plays and Performances -- "A Man in Dogsbody Floats" December 1970   

2

Plays and Performances -- "An Evening of One Act Plays" 1971   

2

Plays and Performances -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream" July 1971   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Once Upon a Mattress" November 1971   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" 1971-1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Romeo and Juliet" 1971-1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Eve's Garden" February 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Black Comedy/The Private Ear" March 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Two in the Studio" March 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- Interscholastic Drama Festival March 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "A Theater Potpourri" July 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The Boyfriend" July 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Twelfth Night" October 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The Devils" November 1972   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Carousel of Life" April 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Broadway in Tandem" May 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Company" June 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Two for the Show" July 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The Rimers of Eldritch" July 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Caucasian Chalk Circle" October 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Three" November 1973   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Communities" June 1974   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The Trojan Women" October 1974   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Dracula" March 1976   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Comedy of Errors" October 1976   

2

Plays and Performances -- "The New Sorrows of Young W." April 1977   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Jimmy Shire" December 1977   

2

Plays and Performances -- "A Double Bill" January 1978   

2

Plays and Performances -- "Magical Mystery Tour" April 1978   

2

Playbills and Programs 1964-1979   

2

Playbills and Programs 1981-1989   

2

Playbills and Programs 1990-1999   

2

Playbills and Programs 2000-[ongoing]   

2

Playbills and Programs undated   

2

Student and Class Plays 1894-1959   

2

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 CA0920/02 General Administrative 1922-2005   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains programs, brochures and pamphlets, papers, reports, correspondence, and syllabi. Of note are the "Director's Copies" folders, containing plays used and marked up by Lavinia Schaeffer during her tenure as director of Theater at Bates.

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Dance programs 1985-1993, undated   

1

Paper -- theatrical costumes undated   

1

Paper -- theatrical make-up 1946-1955   

1

Plays -- War Bonds and National Tuberculosis Association 1936, 1943   

1

Plays -- director's copies, folder 1 of 3 undated   

1

Plays -- director's copies, folder 2 of 3 undated   

1

Plays -- director's copies, folder 3 of 3 undated   

1

Publicity 1980   

2

Speech department reports 1938-1943   

2

Summer at Bates 2005   

2

Summer Theater 1922-1941   

2

Summer Theater 1969-1986   

2

Syllabi -- Speech classes 1953-1968   

2

Syllabi and reading lists 1963, undated   

2

Syllabus and notebook -- Speech III 1951-1952   

2

Student Handbook -- Theater and Dance at Bates 2002-2003   

2

Student Speakers Bureau 1936-1937   

2

Theater [and] Dance at Bates -- brochures 1996-2009   

2

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 CA0920/03 Subject Files 1972-2001   3.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and memoranda, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, publications, and notes. These records represent the administrative files of the Theater and Rhetoric department head, most of them from Martin Andrucki.

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Academic Standing 1974-1978   

1

Affirmative Action 1990-1991   

1

Awards 1973-1977   

1

Box Office 1983-1999   

1

Budget -- Speech 1972-1974   

1

Budget -- Theater 1973-1974   

1

Budget 1974-1975   

1

Budget -- Speech 1974-1975   

1

Budget -- Speech 1975-1976   

1

Budget -- Theater 1975-1976   

1

Budget -- Department 1976-1977   

1

Budget -- Theater 1976-1977   

1

Budget 1977-1978   

1

Budget 1978-1979   

1

Budget 1979-1980   

1

Budget 1981-1982   

1

Budget 1982-1983   

1

Budget 1984-1985   

1

Budget 1985-1986   

1

Building use rules 1972-1976   

1

Catalog 1974, undated   

1

Community Little Theatre 1993   

1

Committee on Curriculum and Calendar 1975-1978   

2

Correspondence -- General 1973-1981   

2

Curriculum 1972-1981   

2

Dance 1977-1978   

2

Dean of Faculty -- Correspondence 1976-2001   

2

Departmental Meetings 1974-1989   

2

Departmental Staff 1973-1980   

2

Desk copies (textbooks) 1971-1981   

2

Development Office 1986   

2

Educational Policy Committee reps 1978   

2

Enrollments 1973-1976   

2

Extracurricular Activities Committee 1981   

2

Faculty recruitment 1975   

2

Fellowships 1975   

2

Film information (for classes) 1975   

2

Final exams 1974   

2

Freshman Orientation 1981   

2

General admin files 1975-1981   

2

Hepburn Survey 1973-1974   

2

Hiring guidelines 1972-1974   

2

Honors guidelines 1975-1981   

2

Honors committee 1976-1978   

2

Inquiries (student, re Theater Department) 1976-1981   

2

Interdisciplinary proposals 1981-1983   

2

Junior Year Abroad 1977-1978   

2

Junior Year Abroad -- correspondence 1977-1978   

2

Ladd Library 1977-1984   

2

Lighting 1973-1993   

3

Minority Week 1993, undated   

3

New England Colleges -- Alvin Report 1985   

3

News Bureau (Bates College) 1981-1987   

3

New departmental courses 1974-1981   

3

Payroll (student assistants) 1974-1977   

3

Questionnaires undated   

3

Refreshment expenses 1974-1975   

3

Registrar class statistics 1975-1986, 1993   

3

Registrar class schedules 1974-1994   

3

Robinson Players 1973, undated   

3

Short Term 1975-1978, undated   

3

Speech department 1977   

3

Theater-Speech Council 1974-1975   

3

Sugarloaf Program 1976   

3

Summer theater program 1978-1980   

3

Technical and audio-visual reports 1980-1991   

3

Thesis 1974-1978, undated   

3

University of Maine summer class 1978   

3

Visiting artists fund 1984-1994   

3

Wilson Fellows 1977-1978   

3

Workshop on improvisation 1977   

3

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