MS-12

INTRODUCTION:

Size: .75 linear feet (1 manuscript box and 1 half manuscript box)

Span Dates: 1948-1973, undated                   

Accession Number(s): M1990-1029

Donor: Helen Becker

Creator: Becker, Helen G.
             Theatre Productions, Inc.

Summary: The collection consists of organizational records, newsletters, playbills, scripts, and production notes from Theatre Productions, Inc., a civic theatre group in Campbell County, Kentucky.  

ACCESS AND USE:

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research access.

Use Restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the reproduction of copyrighted material. The User assumes full responsibility and any attendant liability for the fair use of materials requested in total compliance with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) that may arise through the use of any requested materials.

Preferred Citation: [Box #, Folder #], MS-12 Theatre Productions, Inc. Records, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University.

Processing Information: Reprocessed by Anne Ryckbost and Erin Reynolds, Fall 2014.

ACCESS POINTS:

Subject(s):
Amateur theater.
Community theater.
Musical theater.

Person(s):   
Becker, Helen G.

Organization(s)/corporate body(ies):
Theatre Productions, Inc. (Campbell County, Ky.)

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

This collection consists of organizational records, newsletters, playbills, scripts, and production notes from Theatre Productions, Inc., a civic theatre in Campbell County, Kentucky.  It is organized into two series.

Series I, Organizational Records, includes the organization’s constitution, membership duties list and rosters, correspondence, financial reports, season ticket packages, and a history of Theatre Production, Inc. The series also has newsletters, event programs, and news clippings.

Series II, Production Materials, contains materials from the productions put on by the organization. It includes playbills and show programs, scripts, and production notes.

HISTORICAL SKETCH:

Theatre Productions, Inc. was a civic theatre in Campbell County, Kentucky. It was organized in 1948 to give local talent the opportunity to stage plays and musical productions for the community. Sections of the group also performed for external community programs and concerts. The group is no longer active.

CONTAINER LISTING:

Description           

Date  

Box

Folder

Series 1: Organizational Records

 

 

 

Constitution and duties of membership

1949,1954

1

1

Membership rosters and board membership charts

1953-1956

1

2

Membership cards  

1948-1957

1

3

Correspondence

1952-1958

1

4

Financial reports

1949-1956

1

5

Season membership ticket booklet

1952-1953

1

6

Season ticket subscription campaigns

1948- 1954, undated

1

7

History and timeline of organization

1956

1

8

A report on the people and plays for eight years of Theatre Productions, Inc.

June 1955

1

9

“The Dust Pan” newsletter

May 1949-May 1953

1

10-12

“Curtain Call” newsletter

1953-1956

1

13-15

“Notes to You” chorus newsletter

May 1957

1

16

Awards banquet programs

1950-1955

1

17

“Unscramble the play title” game board

undated

1

18

Helen Becker name tag

undated

1

19

News clippings

1954-1973, undated

1

20

 

 

 

 

Series II: Production Materials

 

 

 

Playbills and programs from productions

1948-1958

1

21-26

Partial scripts for Double Door, Holiday, Janie, The Man who Came to Dinner, Philadelphia Story and You Can’t Take It With You

1949-1951

1

27

Production expenses, The Desert Song

1951

1

28

Script and production notes, Sweethearts

1953

1

29-30

Production notes, Vagabond Kings

1954

2

1

Script, The New Moon

1954

2

2

Script, Brigadoon

undated

2

3

General theatre reference works

1952, undated

2

4