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Performing arts

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Adams T. Rice papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0238
Summary

The Adams T. Rice papers consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and programs relating to theatre in Detroit, Michigan, the Federal Theatre Project, and Rice's lecture "The Magic of Science." Material was collected by Rice and dates from the 1920s to 1960, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1920s to the 1930s.

Dates: 1922-1960

Alan Bowne papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0319
Abstract

The Alan Bowne papers consists of three boxes of materials created over the course of Bowne's career as a playwright and author. These include play scripts and drafts, short story drafts, screenplays, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, audio cassettes, and one reel-to-reel tape. These materials originate from the 1970s - 1991, with the bulk of the collection originating from the 1980s.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1980-1989; circa 1970s-1991

Amy Federman performing arts collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0269
Abstract

Collection largely consists of ephemera that documents performing arts and theater in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1963 - 2012

Arnold Sundgaard papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0226
Abstract

The Arnold Sundgaard papers includes materials created and collected by Arnold Sundgaard. The collection is divided into eight series: Correspondence; Musical Scores; Newspaper Clippings; Photographs; Playscripts; Programs and Posters; Writings, Reviews, Publications; and Audio Recordings.

Dates: 1925-1988

College of Visual and Performing Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0011
Abstract

The College of Visual and Performing Arts records contains information about several departments within the college itself along with many posters, playbills and class materials ranging from the 1960s-2015. As the College of Visual and Performing Arts was established in 1990, much of the collection is made up from materials from the departments pre-dating the time when the College brought them all together.

Dates: 1930-2015

Dorothea Thomas Lynch papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0242
Summary

The Dorothea Thomas Lynch papers contains correspondence, issues of the Federal Theatre bulletin, issues of the Federal Theatre in the South, production notes, scripts, and set designs for the production The Girl of the Golden West, class outlines for the History of drama, newsclippings about the Florida Federal Theatre Project, and scrapbooks containing programs, photographs, and newsclippings about Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa, Florida Federal Theatre Project productions.

Dates: 1936-1979; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1940

East German poster collection culture and science series

 Series
Identifier: C0206
Abstract

The culture and science series consists 181 posters that were used to advertise for a variety of events. There are also posters that advertise for attractions, such as zoos, that do not mention specific activities. The event posters usually list dates, times, and other information for potential attendees. The posters range in size from 20x57cm to 56x80cm with most measuring 56x80cm. Most of the posters date from the 1980s.

Dates: 1952-1991

East German poster collection performing arts series

 Series
Identifier: C0209
Abstract

This series contains posters advertising theater, opera, concert and dance performances in Berlin and other East German cities. This collection consists of 941 posters of various sizes. They range in size from 28 x 58 cm to 86 x 60 cm. The majority of posters measure 57 x 81 cm.

Dates: 1955-1997

Eda Edson papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0218
Abstract

The Eda Edson papers contain personal papers collected by Edson from the 1930s to 1976. These papers include newspaper clippings highlighting her work in vaudeville in the early 1930s, correspondence regarding connections to the Federal Theatre Project, photographs of Edson and her orchestra, as well as scripts, production notes, and programs from the production Follow the Parade.

Dates: 1930-1976

Federal Theatre Project personal papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0227
Summary

This collection brings together over 90 individual donations of Federal Theatre Project material. The material in this collection consists of employment papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, playscripts, programs, fliers, and production notebooks.

Dates: 1926-1993; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

George Mason University "Frankly Speaking" radio show records

 Collection
Identifier: R0131
Abstract

The "Frankly Speaking" radio show collection consists of production files, open reel recordings of the shows, digital copies on both DVD and a hard drive, and a small number of show recordings on cassette tapes.

Dates: 1980-1984

Hedley Gordon Graham papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0240
Summary

The Hedley Gordon Graham papers contains a scrapbook, acting classes grade books, family photographs and photographs of Federal Theatre Project productions, correspondence, playbills, cards (possibly used for a treasure hunt game), scripts, and magazine and newspaper articles. Federal Theatre material includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and scripts for productions of O Say Can You Sing, Triple A Plowed Under, Altars of Steel, and Living Newspaper productions in Chicago.

Dates: 1925-1983

Illustrated scroll of samples of Noh masks and a record of props, in Japanese “Noh-men hinagata emono hikae" のうめん ひながた えもの ひかえ

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0495
Abstract

An illustrated scroll - or emakimono - of samples of masks and a record of props used in Noh theater, created circa late 19th century or early 20th century. The scroll measures nearly 30 feet in length when unrolled and is constructed of individual illustrated leaves that have been adhered together to create the scroll. When rolled, the scroll is housed in a wooden box.

Dates: circa late 19th century or early 20th century

Loie Fuller cabinet card photograph and dance program

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: C0469
Abstract

Cabinet card photograph of the dancer Loie Fuller, taken circa mid-1890s, and one-sided program from a dance performance by Fuller’s dance troupe at the Union Interalliée club in Paris on July 8, 1924, written in French.

Dates: circa mid-1890s; July 8, 1924

Mecca by Oscar Asche musical program

 Collection
Identifier: C0392
Abstract

Content warning: orientalism and racist content.

A program for the musical Mecca (also known as Cairo) by Oscar Asche, 1920.

Dates: 1920

Mildred Davenport dance ephemera collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: C0189
Abstract

Content warning: outdated racial language to describe African Americans. Three programs and one pamphlet documenting the dance career of African American dancer Mildred Davenport, 1936 - 1940.

Dates: 1936 - 1940

Photograph of an unknown woman by the White Studio of New York City

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: C0480
Abstract

Silver gelatin print photograph of an unknown woman by the White Studio of New York City, late 1910s - early 1920s.

Dates: circa late 1910s-early 1920s

Porgy and Bess poster collection

 Collection
Identifier: C0145
Abstract

Content warning: Racist imagery. This collection contains posters promoting the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA)-sponsored production of the Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" as it toured various countries - mostly European - during the mid-1950s. It also contains poster mock-ups and artwork related to the production.

Dates: 1952 - 1956

Prince William Cultural Arts Federation papers

 Collection
Identifier: C0297
Abstract

Includes correspondence, administrative documents, and event information from the Prince William Cultural Arts Federation.

Dates: 1979 - 1990s; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1993

Series 11: Outside the GMU Theater

 Series
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: The materials contained in this colection are varied and include: posters, playbills, programs, faculty paperwork and meeting minutes, colour and black and white photographs, negatives, slides, Life Magazines, VHS tapes, CD-Rs, cassette tapes, flyers, tickets, memorandum, invitations to Mathy House, scripts and playbooks. Series 1: International Arts Festival, dated 1980s-2005, is comprised of paperwork, flyers and memorandum related to George Mason University's International...
Dates: 1930-2015