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NATIONAL THEATRE CONFERENCE MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

Box 1: Membership files (A-F)

  • Abegglen, Homer N.
  • Anderson, Maxwell
  • Arvold, Alfred Gilmeiden
  • Baker, Paul
  • Bassage, Harold Edwin
  • Bell, Campton
  • Bentley, Eric
  • Bentley, Warner
  • Boettcher, Henry Ferdinand
  • Bricker, Herschel
  • Brown, Gilmore (2 folders)
  • Burleigh, Frederick
  • Carlson, Bramer
  • Carrington, Frank
  • Cattell, Mary
  • Cisney, Marcella
  • Clark, Barrett Harper (3 folders)
  • Cloetingh, Arthur Charles
  • Cole, Art
  • Coray, Jerome
  • Crouse, Edward
  • Davis, Gordon
  • Davis, Hallie (Ferguson) Flanagan
  • Deeter, Jasper
  • Dolman, John, Jr.
  • Drummond, Alexander M.
  • Duerr, Edwin
  • Duvey, Eliot
  • Evans, Dina Rees
  • Falk, Sawyer (4 folders)
  • Fort Bragg Project
  • Fowler, Frank
  • Freedley, George(2 folders)
  • Freud, Ralph
  • Fuchs, Theodore

Box 2: Membership files (G-L)

  • Gage, Richard N.
  • Gard, Robert
  • Gassner, John Waldhorn
  • Genus, Karl
  • Giffen, Gordon
  • Gilder, Rosamond (3 folders)
  • Glick, Carl
  • Gnesin, Maurice
  • Goates, Wallace
  • Green, Paul Eliot (2 folders)
  • Haldene, Verner
  • Harris, Jack
  • Hatfield, Jack
  • Heffner, Hubert
  • Heinlein, Mary Virginia
  • Houghton, Norris
  • Hughes, Glenn Arthur
  • Humble, Thomas B.
  • Isaacs, Edith J.R.
  • Itkin, David
  • James, Burton W.
  • Jelliffe, Russell
  • Job, Thomas
  • Johnson, Albert Edward
  • Jones, Margo
  • Jones, Rupel J.
  • Kase, Charles Robert
  • Keeler, Jane
  • Kerr, Walter Francis
  • Koch, Frederick Henry
  • Koch, Fred, Jr.
  • Lane, J. Russell
  • Lang, Lester
  • Lauterer, Arch
  • Lavery, Emmett
  • Leathem, Barclay Spencer (8 folders)
  • Lee, Warren Marion
  • Lees, C. Lowell
  • Leverton, Garret H.
  • Lindemulder, Gerhardt
  • Lippman, Monroe

Box 3: Membership files (M-R)

  • McCleery, Albert Kenny
  • McConnell, Frederick Charles (3 folders)
  • MacGowan, Kenneth
  • McKeen, Hale
  • Mabie, Edward Charles (3 folders)
  • Marroney, Peter R.
  • Marshall, John (see: Stevens, David H. folder)
  • Marye, Donald
  • Masters, Robert William
  • Meade, Ralph
  • Meredith, Charles H.
  • Merrick, James Kirk
  • Minter, Gordon
  • Morris, Mary
  • Nelms, Henning
  • Nicoll, Allardyce
  • Norvelle, Lee Roy (3 folders)
  • Parke, James Hambright (2 folders)
  • Payne, B. Iden
  • Pearson, Talbot
  • Phillips, Lawrence - Barclay Leathem correspondence for USO funds
  • Porterfield, Robert
  • Raines, Lester Copurtney
  • Reveaux, Edwrd C.
  • Rollins, Leighton
  • Rowe, Alfred

Box 4: Membership files (S-Y)

  • Savage, George
  • Schneider, Alan
  • Schnitzer, Robert C.
  • Seldon, Samuel
  • Semenza, Edwin
  • Shaver, Claude
  • Shuster, George Nauman
  • Silbiger, Norbert
  • Sinclair, Walter
  • Smith, Boyd Milford
  • Smith, C. Duryea, III
  • Smith, Joseph Fielding
  • Smith, Samuel Stephenson
  • Snapp, Robert Edwin
  • Spayde, Sydney Howard
  • Stebbins, Marian Long
  • Stevens, David Harrison and John Marshall (4 folders)
  • Stevens, Thomas Wood
  • Strickland, F. Cowles
  • Szold, Bernard
  • Tarrant, L. Newell
  • Viehman, Theodore
  • Warren, George E.
  • Welles, Ralph Emerson
  • Whiting, Frank M.
  • Whitney, Bradford
  • Wilson, Kendrick
  • Winnie, John Ross
  • Windt, Valentine Barthold
  • Wright, Edward
  • Wyckoff, Alexander
  • Young, John Wray
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1943 (8 folders)

Box 5

  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1944-1950, May; includes Thompson, Hine and Flory/legal counsel, 1944-1949 (18 folders)

Box 6

  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950, June-1951 (3 folders)
  • Chronological, 1947-1948 (30 folders)

Box 7: Chronological, 1949-1950 (16 folders)

II. Community Theatre

  • Contains NTC questionnaires, programs, correspondence, clippings, etc. Arranged alphabetically by state, followed by miscellaneous subjects.

Box 7: Alabama - Louisiana (64 folders)

Box 8: Maine - Pennsylvania (100 folders)

Box 9: Pennsylvania (cont.) - Wyoming (33 folders)

  • Canada (4 folders)
  • Map survey
  • Negro Community Theatres
  • Panama
  • Summer theatres (2 folders)
  • Survey on theatre in cities of 50,000 or more: cities with theatres
  • Survey on theatre in cities of 50,000 or more: cities without theatres
  • Questionnaire to community theatres, 1941, by state (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous, including festivals, high school plays, etc.

III. University Theatre

  • Contains correspondence, programs, clippings, etc. Arranged alphabetically by state, followed by Canadian provinces and miscellaneous subjects

Box 10: Alabama - North Carolina (77 folders)

Box 11

  • North Carolina (cont.) - Wyoming (41 folders)
  • Canada (11 folders)
  • University Summer sessions
  • Teaching of theatre arts in college, by state (2 folders)
  • Survey of drama courses (3 folders)

IV. Placement Service

Box 12

  • Catalogs, 1948-1949 (6)
  • Applications, alphabetical by name of applicant: A - K (20 folders)

Box 13 Applications,...: L - Z (25 folders)

Box 14

  • Applications, 1946
  • "New" applications and correspondence with applicants, 1948-1950 (26 folders)

V. Conferences/meetings

Box 14

  • 1931, May 2-3. Drama conference
  • 1933-1936. Minutes of Council Meetings
  • 1938-1940. Annual meeting (3 folders)

Box 15

  • 1941. Annual meetings, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meetings, 1941-1951 (24 folders)

VI. Miscellaneous

Box 15 : Play Project

  • Benney, Joseph. Yama Suki
  • Dortort, David. Monday Street
  • Dunne, George H. Trial by Fire
  • Levine, Roselyn. Vichy Aftermath
  • McCormack, James J. Allah's Project
  • Nail, Robert. Soldier's Joy
  • Saroyan, William. A Decent Birth, a Happy Funeral
  • Spencer, Virginia P. A Strong Wind Shoreward
  • Hallie Flanagan Davis fellowships (2 folders)
  • Rockefeller Foundation - comptroller, 1942-1948
  • Television Institute, 1949-1950

Box 16

  • Newsletters, letters to Council, form letters, blanks (12 folders)
  • Play releases
  • Financial papers (10 folders)
  • 1963 questionnaire
  • Balio, Tino. The History of the National Theatre Conference. Dissertation, related material and correspondence (3 folders)

VII. Notebooks

  • Contents removed to folders.

Box 17

  • Notebooks I-III. Community theatre questionnaires, 1963, organized by state, includes two folders of related materials (23 folders)
  • Notebook VI. Regional surveys, mostly by NTC members, organized by state, then Canada (12pp.)
Box 18
  • Notebook VII. General statements, alphabetically arranged by author of statement (6 folders)
  • Notebook VIII.
  • Surveys in progress, theatre technology, private theater schools
  • College/university theatre schools
  • University/professional collaboration, university/community collaboration
  • Educational theatre-general
  • Regional reports
  • Theatre conferences and meetings
  • Theatre school curricula
  • Notebook IX. Correspondence with theatre people and scholars (9 folders)
  • Notebook X
  • Correspondence with theatre community (4 folders)
  • Recordings, outdoor drama
  • Theatre festivals, summer theatre
  • Theatre communications group, theatre periodicals
  • Notebook XIa
  • Producers on- and off-Broadway (4 folders)
  • Off-Broadway
  • Broadway
  • Broadway directors (3 folders)

Box 19

  • Notebook XIb
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Professional theatre organizations and unions
  • Job opportunities (2 folders)
  • The Affluent Society
  • Notebook XIV
  • Theatre architecture and new buildings
  • New educational theatres built or planned
  • Urban and suburban planning re: theatres
  • Government (5 folders)
  • Theatres and civil rights, censorship
  • Notebook XVI
  • The census (3 folders)
  • Economics (2 folders)
  • Foundation aid (3 folders)
  • Survey of land-grant colleges (4 folders)
  • Notebook XVII
  • Touring repertory (2 folders)
  • Resident repertory (5 folders)
  • Industrial theatre
  • Children's theatre
  • Theatre libraries
  • Religious drama
  • Unnumbered notebook. Community theatre questionnaires, 1962-1963

VIII. Papers from past officers

  • Arranged alphabetically by various officers of the National Theatre Conference. Contains correspondence and other materials related to their term of office.

Box 20

  • Baker, Paul: 1959; 1959 program; 1960; 1960 program; 1960-1961 meeting; 1961; 1962 (7 folders)
  • Balch, Marston: 1944-1950, 1966 miscellaneous (1 folder)
  • Brown, Gilmore: Correspondence, A-Z (4 folders); letters sent to all members; Membership files (26ff); election and membership data
  • Falk, Sawyer: 1934-1964 correspondence (3 folders); 1945-1952 photocopies - "originals in Syracuse University Library (4 folders)

Box 21

  • Green, Paul: 1940-1945 correspondence (8 folders); general; wartime programs; Fort Bragg project; war writing; war service; soldier theatricals reports
  • McConnell, Frederick: Alphabetical files - A; ANTA-May writing project; Army play project, 1946-1948; B; Bulletin, 1944-1950 (8 folders); C; Coburn, C.; conference booklet; D-F (3 folders); Falk, S.; fellowship (3 folders); Freedley

Box 22

  • McConnell, Frederick (cont.): Alphabetical files - G; Gorelick; H; income tax exemptions; incorporation, 1944-1949; J-L (3 folders); Leathem; Mc; meetings, 1945-1950 (5 folders); membership; N; New York tryout studio; new play project; placement service catalog; professional theatre policy; publication project; regional conferences; Rockefeller Foundation; R; S; Seldon; Stanford University; Stein; Stevens; T; touring company; trustees; U-W; The Wind is Ninety; X-Z; 1942-1955 (4 folders)
  • Norvelle, Lee: Acquisition of papers for history of NTC, 1960-1964 (4 folders); general, 1947-1953 (2 folders); membership (2 folders); New Play project, 1946-1949

Box 23

  • Norvelle, Lee (cont.): Placement Service; tryout studios, New York; Ways and Means Committee, 1944-1947 (2 folders); general correspondence, 1949-1958 (11 folders)
  • Norvelle Touring Company: bookings, 1947-1949 (6 folders); financial (3 folders); general, 1947-1948; publicity, 1947-1949 (2 folders); purchase requisitions (3 folders); royalties; talent

Box 24

  • Parker, Scott Jackson: President; vice-President (Sidney Berger); Treasurer (Kevin Maifeld); Secretary (Gresdna Doty); agendas; annual meeting programs; archives - includes copy of The History of the National Theatre Conference, by Tino Balio and Lee Norvelle (National Theatre Conference, 1968); Board of Trustees handbook; code of regulations; correspondence and reference materials; luncheon; membership booklet; membership lists; minutes; newsletter; outstanding achievement award; Paul Green Award; Person of the Year; The Players; SWOT analysis; Stavis Award (2 folders)
  • Viehman, Theodore: general, 1960-1963 (5 folders); appraisal; constitution, by-laws, codes

Box 25

  • Viehman, Theodore (cont.): ANTA (American National Theatre and Academy) (3 folders); AETA (American Educational Theatre Assoc.)/ACTA (American Community Theatre Assoc.); National Council of the Arts in Education; printed materials
  • NTC miscellaneous materials
  • NTC printed:
  • Miscellaneous folder of printed items
  • National Theatre Conference Quarterly Bulletin: Apr. 1939, Oct. 1942, June 1943
  • National Theatre Conference Bulletin: May 1945, Nov. 1945, Mar. 1946, Oct. 1946, Apr. 1947, Oct. 1947, Apr. 1948, July 1948, Nov. 1948 (2), Dec. 1949 (2), Mar. 1950, June 1950, Nov. 1950 (3 folders)
  • Bound volumes: General Education Board: Directory of Fellowship Awards for the Years, 1922-1950 [and] The Rockefeller Foundation: Directory of Fellowship Awards for the Years 1917-1950

Box 26

  • Brandt, Carole Ann:
  • Brandt - Vice President
  • Office of the President - To Do list
  • 1997 Barrie Stavis Award
  • 1998 files: Correspondence; membership; Press; To Do list
  • 1999 files: National Theatre Conference; agenda; conference; correspondence; membership; nominations; Minutes; Players Club; Treasurer's Reports. (9 folders)
  • 2000 files: Agenda; Barrie Stavis Award; Code of Regulations; Conference; Correspondence; Membership; Minutes; Nominations; The Players Club; Treasurer's Report. (10 folders)
  • 2001 files: Agendas; Archives; Barrie Stavis Award; Code of Regulations; Conference; Correspondence; Membership; Minutes; Miscellaneous; Nominations; Outstanding Achievement Award; Paul Green Award; Person of the Year; Plaques; Players Club; Treasurer Reports. (17 folders)
  • 2002 files: Agendas; Barrie Stavis Award; Conference; Correspondence; Membership; Minutes; Nominations; Outstanding Achievement; Paul Green Award; Person of the Year; Plaques; Players Club; Treasurers Report. (13 folders)
  • 2003 files: Agenda; Barrie Stavis Award; Code of Regulations; Conference; Correspondence; Meeting; Membership; Membership List' Necrology; Nominations; Outstanding Achievement; Paul Green Award; Person of the Year; Players Club; Welcome letter to New Members. (25 folders)
  • 2004 files: Address changes; agenda; Correspondence; Nominations; "To be filed." (7 folders)
  • 2005 files: National Theatre Conference - 2005; Barrie Stavis Award; Board Meeting; Code; Conference; Correspondence; Minutes; New Member Letters; Nominations. (9 folders)
  • 2006 files: Award winners; Stavis Award; Delinquent Dues letters; President. (5 folders)

Box 27: Additions for 2008

  • Address changes/notifications
  • Awards, 1991-2002
  • Board of Trustees Handbook, December 1998
  • Code of Regulations, 1989-2000
  • Conference (meeting) schedules, 1987-2006 (2 folders)
  • Correspondence, 1989-2002 (2 folders)
  • Financial reports, 1989-1999
  • Letterhead, 1991-2002
  • Membership Booklet, December 1993, prepared by William Allman, Berea, Ohio
  • Membership criteria
  • Membership lists, 1988-2003 (2 folders)
  • Minutes: Annual meeting, 1987-2005
  • Minutes: Board of trustees, 1987-2002 (4 folders)
  • Miscellaneous, 1989-2005
  • Necrology
  • New Members - letters, 1987-2001
  • NTC News, 1997-1999
  • Nominating letters/Calls for nominations (2 folders)
  • Nominations for Membership, 2001-2005 (4 folders)
  • Past Presidents. List
  • Players Club, 1989-1996, 2003
  • Press Releases, 1995-2001
  • Receipts
  • Secretarial duties, 1988-2001

Box 28: Additions for 2012

NTC Conference Binders (unbound)
  • NTC 2004 (13 folders)
    • Meeting Agendas
    • Letter to Membership and Attachments
    • Players Club
    • New Members/Nominations
    • Treasurers Reports
    • Directory
    • Code of Regulations
    • Plaques
    • Person of the Year/Paul Green Award
    • Outstanding Achievement Award/Scholarship
    • Stavis Award
    • Correspondence
  • NTC 2005 (12 folders)
    • 2005 NTC Meeting
    • Letters to Membership
    • Players Club
    • Friars Club
    • Members/Nominations
    • Treasurers Reports
    • Person of the Year
    • Outstanding Achievement Award
    • Stavis Award
    • General Correspondence
    • Minutes from 2004 Meeting
    • Miscellaneous
  • NTC 2006 (10 folders)
    • NTC Conference 2006
    • 2006 Letters to Membership
    • Players Club
    • Friars Club
    • Treasurer
    • 2006 Person of the Year/Paul Green Award
    • 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award/Scholarship
    • NTC 2006 Stavis Award
    • NTC Minutes from 2005 Meeting
    • Miscellaneous
  • NTC 2007 (11 folders)
    • Conference Schedule
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Treasurer Budget and Expenses
    • Treasurer Membership Dues
    • Elegant Affairs Contract
    • Pre-conference Member Correspondence
    • Thursday - Board of Trustees Meeting
    • Friday . Meeting - The Players
    • Saturday . Luncheon -The Players
    • Sunday - Business Meeting - Actors Equity Association
    • 2007 Stavis Playwright Award
  • NTC 2007 (continued) (8 folders)
    • 2007 Guest Speakers
    • NTC Code of Regulations
    • Membership Directory
    • Registration and Attendance Responses
    • New Member Nominations and Correspondence
    • Date Change Correspondence and Ballots
    • 2006 Conference Schedule and Minutes
    • Miscellaneous
NTC Bulletins
  • June 1939 - June 1940
  • Oct. 1940 - Dec. 1940

Box 29: Additions for 2012

  • April 1941 - June 1941
  • Oct. 1941 - Oct. 1942
  • Dec. 1942 - April 1943
  • June 1943 - April 1944
  • June 1944 - Oct. 1944
  • Jan. 1945 - Nov. 1945
  • March 1946 - June 1947
  • Oct. 1947 - Nov. 1948
  • March 1949 - Aug. 1949
  • Oct. 1949 - Dec. 1949
  • March 1950 - June 1950
  • Nov. 1950, History of NTC, Miscellaneous

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