Guide to the Portland Civic Theatre Records
1915-2000

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Portland Civic Theatre
Title: Portland Civic Theatre Records
Dates: 1915-2000 ( inclusive )
circa 1960-1990 ( bulk )
Quantity: 65 cubic feet (116 document cases, 17 card file boxes, 22 flat boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection Number: Mss 2965
Summary: Records of a leading performing arts organization in Portland, Oregon, from its inception in the mid-1920s to its dissolution in the early 1990s. Includes administrative and financial records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, personnel files, scrapbooks, posters, programs, and records of the theatre's educational activities.
Repository: Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Contact Information: Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Languages: The collection is in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical Note

The first two decades of the twentieth century were golden years for live theatre in Portland. Evening and afternoon entertainment by stock companies, road shows and vaudeville flourished. By 1925, however, empty theatres caused by the disappearance of these performing groups energized three Portland women, Susan Farrell, Florence Bristol and Delta Spencer, "the founders," to organize a new company, the Art Theatre Players. Within a year they presented their first production, Henrietta the Eighth. Included in the cast were Susan Farrell and future culinary expert James Beard. The theatre's first professional director was Mildred Allen Butler. In 1929, concerned that they appeared to others to be a private organization, the members changed the name of their company to the Portland Civic Theatre (PCT). Several player groups merged into the newly-named group.

In 1934 the Portland Civic Theatre School (later the Portland Civic Theatre Academy) was started, with Doris Smith, an actress and drama coach, as dean. Their first production, at the Reed College Bowl, was Twelfth Night. Subsequently the Board declined an offer from Reed College for a piece of land and $15,000 towards a theatre building, fearing that the Reed location might be too distant from downtown. The theatre was then located on NW Burnside. In 1936, the Blue Room for touring shows was fashioned out of this rented space. In 1937 Donald Mayre became the theatre's director and stayed for the next 12 years.

Because of adverse conditions related to unsatisfactory work facilities and the need to hire theatres, the PCT board began to raise money and build a theatre at 1530 SW Yamhill Street. The new building opened in 1942 and was expanded to include a new Blue Room in 1954. After the 1942 opening, the Junior Civic Theatre began producing plays for children by children. Jim Cameron succeeded Donald Mayre as director in 1949.

The 1950s and 1960s were very productive years for the theatre. A twelve-month season was inaugurated, summer musicals with the Portland Symphonic Choir were produced, a summer beach season was initiated, and in 1958 the PCT Guild was founded by Mary Brand as an independent support group. (It was still active in 2004.) In 1965 PCT membership numbered 3,125.

However, in 1968 an emergency appeal for funds was sent to all members. By 1971 membership had dwindled to 1,525, and the theatre building was mortgaged. New ideas were tried: the Guest Director System was initiated by Isabella Chappell, who had become the general manager, and Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.), the first theatre to pay local actors, was founded by Bill Dobson. Twelve years later a PCT production, Sunday in the Park with George, was the opening performance in the new Portland Center for the Performing Arts on Southwest Broadway. The Portland Civic Theatre for Youth, under the management of Sondra Pearlman, started in-school productions at the Civic Auditorium.

PTC had been one of the largest Community Theatres in the country in terms of budget, at $1 million, and its programs included two theatres, a school, the S.R.O. series, and a professional children's theatre. Yet PCT continued to struggle for a variety of complex and intertwined reasons, and eventually closed in June 1990. The theatre building was sold to the MALCO company, and in 1993 it was demolished and replaced with a parking structure.

Content Description

Although the records of the Portland Civic Theatre date from its inception in the mid-1920s, the collection best documents the years of the early 1960s through the late 1980s. Included are extensive historical files such as written histories, news clippings, and scrapbooks. Board meeting mintues are fairly complete, although minutes from the late 1920s through the 1940s were pasted into scrapbooks that also include clippings, photographs, and some correspondence. Accounts of monthly activities from the 1950s onward can be found in the theatre's newsletter, Curtain Calls (Series E).

Administrative records can be found in three series: Administrative Files (Series B), Summer Repertory Onstage (Series F) and Junior Portland Civic Theater (Series I). There is some overlap between files in these three series. Many of the materials from the late 1970s to early 1990s were records of the theatre's general manager, Isabella Chappell.

Production files (Series H) mostly contain programs, announcements, and some clippings, although clippings on particular productions have beeen segregated in a single sub-series following the production files. Photographs that were originally included in these files have been separated to Organized Lot 847 in the Photograph Collections, although photocopies of some of these photographs are included in some files. Also included in the series are a number of costume designs from the 1970s and 1980s.

Personnel files include résumés of staff members and actors. Although these files are restricted (see note below), files on deceased individuals may be viewed with the permission of Research Library staff.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Personnel records in Series J, boxes 110-116 are restricted. Living individuals or their designated representatives may request access to records pertaining to themselves. Materials on deceased individuals are not restricted. Physical access is limited to designated Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2090.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation :  

Portland Civic Theatre Records, Mss 2965, Oregon Historical Society Resarch Library

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged into 11 series as follows

  • Series A: Historical files, circa 1917-2000
  • Series B: Administrative files, circa 1927-1993
  • Series C: Financial records, 1940-1993
  • Series D: Organization files, 1958-1987
  • Series E: Newsletters of the Portland Civic Theatre, 1936-1991
  • Series F: Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.), 1967-1991
  • Series G: Portland Civic Theatre Guild, 1958-1996
  • Series H: Production files, 1926-1990
  • Series I: Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Academy, 1915-1995
  • Series J: Personnel records, 1926-1995
  • Series K: Posters, 1926-1988
Custodial History :  

The materials in the collection were originally housed in various locations, including the offices of the Portland Civic Theatre and the homes of those associated with the organization. Beginning in 1986, Director Emeritus Isabella Chappell began assembling the materials into a single archival collection. In 1996, after the Civic Theatre's dissolution, the materials were transferred to the Oregon Historical Society, where they were processed by Mrs. Chappell with the help of volunteers and the Historical Society staff.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of the Portland Civic Theatre Guild, November 10, 2004, Library Accession 25568.

Future Additions :  

Additional financial records, circa 1980-1992, 42 cubic feet, are held by the Oregon Historical Society and will be added to the collection at a later date.

Related Materials :  

The Oregon Historical Society Research Library also holds oral history recordings for a number of people associated with the Portland Civic Theatre. These include: Isabelle Kidd Ashcraft (SR 9532), Janet D. Baumhover (SR 9533), Isabella N. Chappell (SR 9534), Allison H. Dean (SR 9057), Edith Stevenson Ormandy Essex (SR 9536), Susan May Richards Farrell (SR 9435), Harvey S. Giffin (SR 9537), Mildred Butzer Engdahl (SR 9535), Mary Marsh (SR 9538), Edris Noble Cox Morrison (SR 9539), and Doris B. Smith (SR 9540).

Separated Materials :  

Photographs from the collection have been separated to Organized Lot 847, Photographs Collection, Oregon Historical Society Research Library. These include extensive photographic documentation of productions, portraits of of actors (some by Minor White), and a file of actor head shots.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Historical Files, circa 1917-2000

Contains general information about the history and background of the theater, general clippings, and scrapbooks. Includes some reminiscences and a list of plays produced.

Arranged by format and topic.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Portland Civic Theatre : a community workshop designed for the enhancement of the living stage
Booklet created for the opening of the expanded theatre building.
circa 1954
1/2 What we did for love
Booklet created by Isabella Chappell and the Portland Civic Theatre Guild. Includes chronological lists of plays produced and key personnel.
1995
1/3 General historical materials
Includes typescript, "The Portland Civic Theatre is fifty years old," by Mildred Allen Butler.
circa 1940-2000
1/4 Lists of plays produced undated
Scrapbooks
Early scrapbooks include clippings, photographs, programs, and ephemera.
circa 1917-1980
Box/Folder
141/1-2 Edris Morrison scrapbooks (photocopies) circa 1917-1978
142/1 Art Theatre Players scrapbook
Item is extremely fragile and can be used only with staff assistance.
1927-1929
142/2 Mildred Allen Butler scrapbook (photocopy) circa 1927-1940
142/2 Mildred Allen Butler scrapbook (original) circa 1927-1940; 1955-1956
152/1 Scrapbook (loose pages—very fragile) 1930 May-1935 May
Oversize/1 Scrapbook style poster—Used for building opening 1942
142/3 Scrapbook copies circa 1943-1955
145/2 Scrapbook circa 1945-1955
146/1-6 Scrapbooks, general (6 vols., loose pages) 1948 Sept.-1954 June
147/1-2 Scrapbooks, general (loose pages) 1954 June-1962, July
148/1 Scrapbook, general (loose pages) 1961 July-1962 July
153/1 Scrapbook, general (bound) 1961 Sept.-1971 June
148/2 Scrapbook, general (loose pages) 1971 July-1972 June
149/1-3 Scrapbooks, general (loose pages) 1972 July-1976 July
149/4 Scrapbook, general (loose pages) 1979 Oct.-1980 May
Clippings 1927-1994
Box/Folder
1/5 Art Theatre Plays—Clippings found loose in scrapbook (box 142) 1927-1929
1/6 Blue Room by The Sea 1968
1/7 Cavalcade of Art 1974
1/8 History of the Portland Civic Theatre 1986-1994
1/9 Mural 1976
1/10 New Building 1942
1/11 General clippings 1940-1940
1/12 General clippings 1950-1959
1/13 General clippings 1960-1969
2/1 General clippings 1970-1979
2/2 General clippings 1973
2/3 General clippings 1976
2/4 General clippings 1980-1983
2/5 General clippings, 1983 Season 1983
2/6 General clippings 1984-1985
2/7 General clippings 1986-1989
2/8 General clippings 1990-1994
2/9 General clippings undated

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Series B:  Administrative files, 1927-1993

Includes articles of incorporation, minutes of the Board of Trustees, correspondence, and subject files. Subseries "Season Files" contains correspondence, notes, and related materials, primarily from the office of Executive Director Isabella Chappell.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Basic documents 1927-1988
Box/Folder
2/10 Articles of incorporation 1927-1990
2/11 Supplementary articles of incorporation of Art Theatre Players 1928
3/1 Mission and history circa 1951-1986
3/2 Organizational charts circa 1955-1988
3/3 Purpose and goals circa 1951-1975
3/4 By-laws 1929; 1938
3/5 By-laws 1948-1951
3/6 By-laws 1954-1956
3/7 By-laws 1957-1963
3/8 By-laws 1964
3/9 By-laws 1970-1972
3/10 By-laws 1975-1981
3/11 By-laws 1985; 1988
Board minutes
Arranged chronologically by season
1928-1991
Box/Folder
3/12 Minutes—List of holdings
List of minutes held in the collection, and those that are missing.
2000
Box
134 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1928 May-1932 May
3/13 Minutes 1929-1935
Box
135 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1932 June-1938 June
3/14 Minutes 1936-1937
3/15 Minutes 1938-1939
Box
143 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1938 June 9-1945 May
3/16 Minutes 1939-1940
4/1 Minutes 1940-1941
4/2 Minutes 1941-1942
Box
136 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1945 June-1949 June
Box
137 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1950 June-1954 June
4/3 Minutes 1951-1952
Box
138 Minutes (in scrapbook) 1954-1957
4/4 Minutes 1956-1957
4/5 Minutes 1957-1958
4/6 Minutes 1958-1959
4/7 Minutes 1959-1960
5/1 Minutes 1960-1961
5/2 Minutes 1961-1962
5/3 Minutes 1962-1963
5/4 Minutes 1963-1964
5/5 Minutes 1964-1965
5/6 Minutes 1965-1966
5/7 Minutes 1966-1967
6/1 Minutes 1967-1968
6/2 Minutes 1968-1969
6/3 Minutes 1969-1970
6/4 Minutes 1970-1971
6/5 Minutes 1971-1972
6/6 Minutes 1972-1973
6/7 Minutes 1973-1974
6/8 Minutes 1974-1975
7/1 Minutes 1975-1976
7/2 Minutes 1976-1977
7/3 Minutes 1977-1978
7/4 Minutes 1978-1979
7/5 Minutes 1979-1980
7/6 Minutes 1980-1981
7/7 Minutes 1981-1982
8/1 Minutes 1982-1983
8/2 Minutes 1983-1984
8/3 Minutes 1984-1985
8/4 Minutes 1985-1986
8/5 Minutes 1986-1987
9/1 Minutes 1987-1988
9/2 Minutes 1988-1989
9/3 Minutes 1989-1990
9/4 Minutes 1990-1991
Correspondence 1927-1987
Box/Folder
9/5-10 Correspondence, General 1927-1942
9/11-12 Correspondence, incoming 1951-1987
9/13 Correspondence, Outgoing—From Isabella Chappell circa 1969-1983
Season files
Arranged chronologically by season
1946-1993
Box/Folder
10/1 Season files 1946-1954
10/2 Season files 1955-1958
10/3 Season files 1958-1962
10/4 Season files 1962-1965
10/5 Season files 1965-1967
10/6 Season files 1967-1970
10/7 Season files 1970-1971
10/8 Season files 1972-1973
10/9 Season files 1973-1975
10/10 Season files 1975-1977
10/11 Season files 1977-1979
10/12 Season files 1979-1980
10/13 Season files 1980-1981
11/1 Season files 1981-1982
11/2 Season files 1982-1983
11/3 Season files 1983-1984
11/4 Season files 1985-1986
11/5 Season files 1986-1987
11/6 Season files 1987-1988
11/7 Season files 1988-1989
12/1 Season files 1989-1990
12/2 Season files 1990-1993
Board of Trustees files 1957-1990
Board manuals
Box/Folder
12/3-6 Manuals of organization and administrative policy 1957-1980
12/7 Board manual 1980-1981
Box/Folder
12/8 Board correspondence circa 1960-1982
12/9 Board memberships: suggested profiles and duties circa 1979-1981
12/10 Board profiles 1982-1987
12/11 Board resignations 1974; 1987-1988
12/12 Board rosters (for all years)—Compiled by Barbara Herbold undated
12/13 Board rosters circa 1950-1959
12/14 Board rosters circa 1960-1969
13/1 Board rosters circa 1970-1979
13/2 Board rosters circa 1980-1989
13/3 Board/staff retreat 1982
Board committee files
Box/Folder
13/4 Marketing Committee minutes 1982-1988
13/5 Marketing Committee 1989-1990
13/6 Membership Committee—meetings and reports circa 1971-1981
13/7 Nominating Committee circa 1970-1979
13/8 Nominating Committee circa 1980-1989
13/9 Play-reading Committee circa 1950-1985
13/10 Production Committee 1969-1978
13/8 Nominating Committee circa 1980-1989
Subject Files 1928-1993
Box/Folder
14/1 American National Theatre and Academy (guest artists) 1965-1967
14/2 Annual meetings 1993
14/3 Archives project, Oregon Historical Society 1993
14/4 Art clips for design undated
14/5 Art Theatre Players—Board correspondence 1929-1930
14/6 Art Theatre Players—Inventory 1929-1930
14/7 Art Theatre Players—Rental agreement 1929-1930
14/8 Artists Equity Association—Correspondence 1965
14/9 ASCAP 1979-1981
14/10 Attendance percentages—10 years 1977-1987
14/11 Attendance projections (Ira's) 1987
14/12 Attendance, revenue, expenses—10-year study 1977-1987
14/13 Capital Consultants--Refinancing 1990
14/14 Correspondence between the League of Western Writers and Art Theatre Players
Concerns and evening of drama
1928
151/1 Costume design—unidentified production undated
14/15 Costumes—Expenses circa 1976
14/16 Directories (in-house telephone numbers) 1988-1989; undated
14/17 Fiftieth anniversary 1976
14/18 Forms, general undated
14/19 Guest artists—Correspondence 1965
14/20 Internal memos 1987
14/21 Interscholastic Drama League—Awards 1930-1931
15/1 Job status reports 1987
15/2 Junior League of Portland—75th anniversary correspondence 1938-1936; 1984
15/3 KBPS anniversary 1973
15/4 KBPS—"They made a difference" (Doris Smith)—Radio script circa 1974
15/5 Letterhead—Specialty undated
15/6 Letterhead—Cyrano design undated
15/7 Letterhead—Picture frame design undated
15/8 Letterhead—60th season undated
15/9 Letterhead—Ken Marino logo undated
15/10 Letterhead—Note sized undated
15/11 Logos and type, general undated
15/12-14 Long-range planning 1980-1991
16/1 Lyric Theatre Society 1968
16/2 Lyric Theatre Society—Program copy, fundraising 1968
16/3 Membership solicitations 1931; 1933
16/4 Music services and costs 1985
16/5 New building fund campaign 1941
16/6 New plays circa 1981-1982
16/7 One-act play contest (James B. Kerr Prize) 1929
16/8 Oregon Contemporary Theater / Oregon Civic Theatre merger proposal 1985
16/9 Pacific Power and Light—Training film 1981
16/10 Percentage paid attendance 1976-1986
16/11 Performing Arts Center—Proposal 1984-1987
16/12 Portland Civic Theatre—Two case studies by students at Portland State University 1974; circa 1985
16/13 Play writing contests 1952; 1964
16/14 Policies—Cast and crew 1981; undated
16/15 Postal permit 1929
16/16 Production percentages circa 1977
16/17 Production reports, expenses, and revenues circa 1961-1984
16/18 Production workshop 1968
16/19 Proposal for play writing prize 1983
16/20 Reed College Theatre proposal 1931
Rentals
Box/Folder
17/1 Rental correspondence and agreements 1947-1983
17/2 Ain't misbehavin' 1990
17/3 Angna enters 1948
17/4 Best little whorehouse in Texas 1991
17/5 Broadway a la carte 1990
17/6 Greater tuna—SRO Productions 1991-1992
17/7 Home cure circa 1990
17/8 Leigh Clarkgranville 1983
17/9 Little shop of horrors 1990
17/10 Nunsense 1992 Feb.
17/11 Side by side by Sondheim 1991-1993
17/12 Peter Pan 1990
17/13 Portland Shakespeare Festival 1973
17/14 The subject was roses 1968
17/15 Waggie and his friends 1980
17/16 Rentals, general 1971-1991
17/7 Requests for scores, scripts, and other materials 1964-1966
Royalties
Box/Folder
17/18 Dramatists Play Service—Royalties and correspondence 1964-1987
17/19 General correspondence re: royalties 1928-1933; 1967-1969
17/20 Music Theatre International 1978; 1985
17/21-22 Samuel French 1965-1987
18/1 Save our seats (S.O.S.) campaign 1980
18/2 Schedules (planning) circa 1973-1991
18/3 Surveys of PCT audiences circa 1980-1988
18/4 Surveys submitted by PCT 1970-1982
18/5 Tams-Witmark Music Library—Royalties and correspondence 1966-1990
18/6 Theatre party agreements 1964-1967
18/7 Theatre party mailing lists undated
18/8 Theatre party—Rates and information circa 1965-1990
18/9 Tickets and prices circa 1981-1984
18/10 Volunteers circa 1960-1989
18/11 Zan Silverman plan—Stage managers academy circa 1970-1971
Membership files 1927-1990
Box/Folder
19/1 Life members undated
19/2 Mackenzie fundraising letters and replies 1973
19/3 Mailing lists—emergency fund 1987
19/4 Mailings circa 1971-1989
19/5 Member rosters 1927-1990
19/6 Membership activities 1948
19/7 Membership appeal letters 1971-1989
19/8 Membership/donation reply letters 1965-1975
19/9 Membership structure circa 1959-1975
19/10 Membership Task Force 1976
19/11 Membership Task Force 1981-1982
19/12 Membership totals 1929-1990
19/13 Membership forms 1942-1988
20/1 Membership lists with contributors circa 1960-1990
20/2 Membership parties 1989-1990
20/3 Procedures 1958-1986
20/4 Reports and notes 1957-1981
Season and membership brochures
Arranged chronologically by season
Box/Folder
20/5 Brochures circa 1940-1949
20/6 Brochures circa 1950-1959
20/7 Brochures 1960-1962
20/8 Brochures 1962-1963
20/9 Brochures 1963-1964
20/10 Brochures 1964-1965
20/11 Brochures 1965-1966
20/12 Brochures 1966-1967
20/13 Brochures 1967-1968
20/14 Brochures 1968-1969
20/15 Brochures 1969-1970
20/16 Brochures 1970-71
20/17 Brochures 1971-1972
20/18 Brochures 1972-1973
21/1 Brochures 1973-1974
21/2 Brochures 1974-1975
21/3 Brochures 1975-1976
21/4 Brochures 1976-1977
21/5 Brochures 1977-1978
21/6 Brochures 1978-1979
21/7 Brochures 1979-1980
21/8 Brochures 1980-1981
21/9 Brochures 1981-1982
21/10 Brochures 1982-1983
21/11 Brochures 1983-1984
21/12 Brochures 1984-1985
21/13 Brochures 1985-1986
21/14 Brochures 1986-1987
22/1 Brochures 1987-1988
22/2 Brochures 1988-1989
22/3 Brochures 1989-1990
22/4 Brochure (final brochure) 1990
22/5 Telemarketing 1968-1988
22/6 Telemarketing 1989-1990
Membership card files
Box
117 A-J circa 1960-1979
118 K-Z circa 1960-1979
119 Permanent member card file circa 1970-1984
120 Members, A-M 1981-1985
121 Members, N-Z 1981-1985
122 Membership 1986-1987
123 Membership 1989-1990
Special events files
Arranged chronologically
1940-1992
Box/Folder
22/7 Summer carnival 1940
22/8 Dance, Lake Oswego Country Club 1947
22/9 Hatters ball 1949
22/10 Chuck wagon party 1951
22/11 Masque ball 1952
22/12 Costume ball 1961
22/13 Masque ball 1961
22/14 Sunday showcase 1961-1962
22/15 Awards banquet 1962
22/16 Masque ball 1962
22/17 Big M fund drive 1963
22/18 Masque ball 1964
22/19 Shakespeare lecture series 1965
22/20 Lion in winter movie benfit 1968
22/21 Cornelia Otis Skinner 1968
22/22 Unparty at Bank of California 1969
22/23 Fashion show 1971
22/24 Salute to Jim Cameron 1972
22/25 Pops concert (Music from the movies) 1973
23/1 Pops concert (Salute to Glenn Miller) 1974
23/2 Pops concert 1975
23/3 Pops concert (Rogers & Hart) 1976
23/4 Pops concert (Hit parade) 1977
23/5 Isabelle Ashcroft 80th birthday 1978
23/6-8 Pops concert (Rags to riches) 1978
23/9 George Spelvin birthday party 1978
23/10 Pops concert (George Shearing) 1979
23/11 PCT picnic 1979
23/12 Costume sale 1979
24/1 Folies Gras 1980
24/2 First nighters 1980-1984
24/3 Folies Gras 1981
24/4 S.O.S. (Save our Seats) fundraiser 1981
24/5 PCT picnic 1981
24/6 Costume sale 1981
24/7 Diamond Fruit catalog promotion 1981
24/8 Folies Gras 1982
24/9 Press party 1982
24/10 John's Landing promotion 1982
24/11 Orchestra pit fund raising 1983
24/12 Folies Gras 1983
24/13 Oscar night 1983
24/14 Folies Gras 1984
25/1 Isabella Chappell tribute 1984
25/2 Costume sale 1984
25/3 Broadway to Broadway (Junior League / PCT) 1984
25/4 Folies Gras 1985
25/5 F-Team fundraiser (Funny Girl) 1985
25/6 Chorus line 60th anniversary 1985
25/7 Costume sale (Follies) 1986
25/8 Best little whorehouse in Texas 1986
25/9 Richard Hurst party 1986
25/10 "All the world's a stage"--England theater tour 1986
25/11 Skidmore Fountain Building benefit 1986
25/12 Portland Cultural Alliance 1987
25/13 West side story sock hop 1987
25/14 Ira Allen reception 1987
25/15 Walk in the park 1987
25/16 "On the air" dance 1988
25/17 ACLU benefit (Fools for love) 1991
25/18 Murder mystery benefit 1992
Fund raising files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title
1941-1992
Box/Folder
25/19 Index to fundraising files 1952-1990
25/20 Board lists for mailings 1970-1990
25/21 Building 1958
25/22 Capital fund drive 1985
Card files
Box
124 Building fund pledges 1941
125 Maintenance pledges, Building Fund pledges 1947-1948; 1955-1958
126 1987 Appeal, gifts 1987
26/1 Comp ticket offers 1972-1988
26/1 Comp ticket offers 1972-1988
144/1 Computer printouts 1990
26/2 Corporate contributors 1952-1972
26/3 Corporate contributor lists 1985-1988
26/4-11 Corporate fund raising 1977-1986
27/1-2 Corporate fund raising 1987-1989
27/3 Corporate sponsor lists 1990
27/4 Corporate sponsors 1987-1992
27/5 Coporate sponsorship / underwriting 1986-1987
27/6 Development reports 1989-1990
27/7 Donation categories undated
27/8 Donations in kind 1965-1990
27/9 Donation thank-you letter samples 1988-1989
27/10 Donors—old lists undated
27/11 Fund drive: 1970s-1980s—Budget circa 1982
27/12-13 Fund raising, general circa 1950-1990
27/14 Fund Raising Committee 1975; 1983-1987
27/15-16 Fund raising lists circa 1980-1990
27/17 Fund raising proposals to PCT 1983; undated
28/1 Grant applications—Bicentennial 1975-1977
28/2 Grant requests 1969-1989
28/3 Grant requests—SRO 1974-1981
28/4-5 Grants—Oregon Arts Commission 1970-1987
28/6 Grants awarded 1979-1988
28/7-8 Letter and replies 1962-1969
29/1 Letters and replies 1984-1989
29/2 Metro Arts Commission matinee grants 1970-1980
29/3 NEA requests 1983-1986
29/4 Proposal fund raisers (not held) circa 1971-1983
29/5 Samples and ideas circa 1982-1986
29/6 Special gifts fund drive 1985
29/7 United Arts funds 1959-1961
Marketing files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title
1950-1988
Box/Folder
29/8 Advertising costs 1963-1983
29/9 Brochure production—Correspondence and details 1976-1983
29/10 Concessions 1975-1992
29/11 Donations to other organizations 1974-1983
29/12 Encore Magazine 1964-1965
29/13 Mailing lists—Media V.I.P.s and others circa 1974-1979
29/14 Marketing, general 1981-1988
30/1 Media lists—Correspondence and misc. 1970-1981; undated
30/2 Media relations 1975-1985
30/3 Name change research 1982-1983
30/4 Portland Civic Theatre advertising in other programs 1973-1983
30/5 Promotion, publicity and advertising 1950-1980
30/6 Radio programs 1958-1981
30/7 Theatre Unlimited 1970-1975

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Series C:  Financial Records, 1940-1993
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Financial statements
See also financial records for Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy in Series I.
Arranged chronologically by fiscal year
1948-1990
Box/Folder
30/8-22 Financial statements 1948-1968
31/1-10 Financial statements 1968-1982
32/1-6 Financial statements 1982-1990
General files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1942-1990
Box/Folder
33/1 Accounts payable—Dunning letters 1987
33/2 Audit of ticket sales and box office 1985; 1988
33/3 Bank signature cards 1958-1964
33/4 Beach summer theatre 1966
33/5 Benjamin Franklin loan 1984-1990
33/6 Bequests 1976-1990
33/7 Blue Cross 1988-1990
33/8 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 1988-1990
33/9 Cash book 1945-1948
33/10 Centennial tour— No time for sergeants 1959
33/11 Check samples undated
33/12 City permits to solicit funds 1958; 1966
33/13 Computer circa 1981-1984
33/14 Computer "how to" book circa 1988-1989
33/15 Endowment fund proposal circa 1983
33/16 Federal/state quarterly taxes 1989
34/1 Finance Committee 1969-1987
34/2 Financial correspondence 1953-1970
34/3 Financial management seminar 1973
34/4 Goschie-Levy sales analysis 1982-1983
34/5 Income statement summary 1977-1987
34/6 IRS exemtion status—501(c)(3) 1989
34/7 Jukebox case 1984-1985
144/2 Ledger--Accounting 1987
Box
139 Ledger—Production, Blue Room, Main Stage, Junior PCT 1971-1978
Box
140 Ledger sheets and computer print-out 1987; undated
34/8 Memorial Committee 1979
34/9 Mortgage and notes 1953-1965
34/10 Mortgage, Benjamin Franklin 1954-1977
34/11 Mortgage correspondence 1958-1963
34/12 Mortgage, guarantees, notes 1942-1953
34/13 Mortgage, Portland Federal Savings and Loan 1954-1968
34/14 Notes circa 1960-1969
34/15 Notes circa 1980-1989
34/16 OLCC licenses 1987-1990
34/17 Program advertising 1960-1980
34/18 Program advertising 1980-1983
35/1 Program advertising 1982-1983
35/2 Program advertising 1987
35/3 Program advertising rates circa 1965-1984
35/4 Strategic plan 1987
35/5 SAIF, IRS, Liberty NW circa 1987-1990
35/6 Tax exempt forms circa 1980-1984
35/7 Theft/losses 1964-1976
35/8 Vending equipment 1966
35/9 General financial materials 1987-1988
Property tax case
Box/Folder
36/1 Appeal 1972
36/2 Evidence and exhibits 1953; 1970-1971
36/3 Exhibits, general 1970-1972
36/4 Exhibits introduced 1971-1972
36/5 Financial information 1968-1972
144/3 Other charities information
Includes list of organizations that had theater parties at the Portland Civic Theatre, 1969-1972
1969-1972
36/6 Petition and pleading 1971-1972
36/7 Preparation for testimony 1971-1972
36/8 Tax-exempt status defended 1970-1972
Building files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1940-1993
Box/Folder
37/1 Art donations, including Chinese carving 1966; undated
37/2 Blue Room opening 1955; 1969
37/3 Building and Grounds Committee—Correspondence and minutes 1964-1984
37/4 Building description and title insurance appraisal 1978; 1985
37/5 Building maintenance circa 1954-1987
150/1 Building renderings—Photographs on poster circa 1942
150/2 Building renderings
Original pencil drawings, proposed interiors and exteriors.
1941-1942
37/6 Building sale to Malco 1991
37/7 Building uses 1964; 1987-1988; undated
37/8 Demolition 1989-1993
37/9 Dimmer 1977-1981
37/10 Energy audit 1985
37/11 Energy study 1983
37/12 Equipment needed 1976-1985
37/13 Esquire Theatre lease 1961
37/14 Fire inspection 1979-1989
37/15 Heating, air conditioning, boiler 1955-1989
37/16 Insurance claims and correspondence 1955-1964
38/1 Insurance policies 1952-1976
38/2 Insurance policies correspondence 1986-1988
38/3 Inventory 1987
38/4 Inventory—Equipment and costumes 1979
38/5 Key list 1990
38/6 Lighting 1976-1981
38/7 Mural—Clippings 1980
38/8 New building 1940-1964
38/9 New wing (Blue Room)—Correspondence and financial materials 1953-1955
Oversize/2 New wing--Scale drawings 1954
Oversize/1 New wing--Rendering of expanded theater circa 1954
38/10 Operation Paint Bucket 1953
38/11 Orchestra pit renovation 1982-1983
Oversize/8 Orchestra pit and main stage renovation plans 1983
39/1 Parking lot 1975-1982
39/2 Pianos and organs 1983; 1985
39/3 Remodeling plans 1985-1986
39/4 Remodeling proposals 1980-1981
39/5 Renovation 1988
39/6 Renovation plans 1963-1981
Oversize/3-7 Renovation plans—Scale drawings 1985-1989
39/7 Roofing 1978-1984
Oversize/7 Set designs, unidentified 1991
39/8 Sonitrol security system 1988-1989
39/9 Sound equipment 1981
39/10 Sprinkler system 1979-1987
39/11 Stage equipment 1972-1987

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Series D:  Organization Files, 1958-1987

Files on other organizations

Arranged alphabetically by organization.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
39/12 American Community Theatre Association 1974-1975
39/13 American National Theatre Academy 1958-1967
39/14 American Playwrights Theatre 1964-1966
39/15 American Theatre Association 1974; 1983
39/16 F.A.C.T.—Oregon Community Theatre Festival (cancelled) 1977
39/17 Festival of American Community Theatres 1975-1984
40/1 Leroy's Theatre Sketchbook (reviews) 1982-1987
40/2 Metro Arts Commission 1982-1984
40/3 National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies—Convention 1987
40/4 Oregon Advocates for the Arts 1980-1989
40/5 Oregon Arts Commission 1973-1985
40/6 Oregon Theatre Association 1984-1985
40/7 Oregon Theatre Newsletter 1970 Oct.
40/8 Portland Area Live Theatre Council 1972-1974
40/9 Portland Cultural Alliance 1983-1984
40/10 Summerfest proposal 1987
40/11 Theatre Wing 1960-1971
40/12 U/RTA 1984-1987

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Series E:   Newsletters of the Portland Civic Theatre, 1936-1991
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
41/1 Predecessor newsletters: Footlights and Call board 1936 Oct.; 1943 Mar.-May
41/2 Curtain call 1951-1955
41/3 Curtain call 1956-1959
41/4 Curtain call 1960-1965
41/5 Curtain call 1966-1969
41/6 Curtain call 1970
41/7 Curtain call 1971
41/8 Curtain call 1972
41/9 Curtain call 1973
41/10 Curtain call 1974-1976
41/11 Curtain call 1977-1980
41/12 Curtain call 1981-1991
41/13 Curtain call production file 1985
42/1 If
Private newsletter edited by Inez Branin and containing reference to Portland Civic Theatre events
1953-1955

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Series F:  Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.), 1967-1991
Arranged alphabetically by folder title, with historical information first.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
42/2 SRO general history circa 1973-1983
42/3-10 Budget/planning files 1973-1981
43/1-7 Budget/planning files 1982-1990
43/8 Cast lists 1975-1985
43/9 Evaluation of SRO budget and possible grant requests 1978-1982
43/10 Financial and audiene statistics circa 1973-1987
43/11 Grant applications to NEA 1983-1984
43/12 Grant requests circa 1983-1990
43/13 Grant requests, local circa 1983-1990
43/14 Letters of recommendation 1974
44/1 Mailing lists undated
44/2 Metropolitan Arts Commission 1974-1980
44/3 Paid attendance 1978-1987
44/4 Personnel circa 1975-1984
44/5-10 Photograph (photocopies) 1967-1983
44/11-17 Printed materials 1973-1979
45/1-10 Printed materials 1980-1990
45/11 Productions 1980; 1990-1991
44/14 Season tickets/solicitation 1975

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Series G:  Portland Civic Theatre Guild, 1958-1996
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Minutes 1958-1994
Box/Folder
46/1 Agenda and minutes 1958-1978
46/2 Minutes 1979 Jan.-1989 Sept.
46/3 Minutes 1990-1998
46/4 Executive Board minutes 1961 Apr.-1994 Aug.
Subject files 1958-1996
Box/Folder
46/5 Archives project, Oregon Historical Society
Includes inventory to Portland Civic Theatre records prior to final processing.
1993-1994
46/6 Bulletins 1982-1996
46/7 Business operations 1958-1995
46/8 Correspondence circa 1969-1990
46/9 Finances 1973-1995
46/10 Commemorative luncheon—Invitation lists 1994-1995
47/1 Newspaper clippings 1979-1995
47/2 Officers Rosters 1958-1990
47/3 Production schedules 1958-1995
47/4 Plaque dedication 1995
47/5 Portland Civic Theatre memorial fund 1995
47/6 Press releases 1969-1993
47/7 Reviews 1958-1970
47/8-20 Season files
Includes programs, costs, and rosters.
1958-1983
48/1-11 Season files
Includes programs, costs, and rosters.
1984-1996

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Series H:  Production files, 1926-1990

Includes programs, clippings, and related materials.

Arranged by season, thereunder alphabetically by play title.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
1926-1927 Season
Box/Folder
48/12 Captain Applejack 1927 Aug.
48/13 Henrietta the Eighth, The Swan 1926
48/14 Icebound, Mary Rose 1927 Mar.
1927-1928 Season
Box/Folder
48/15 Aren't we all? 1928
48/16 Daisy Mayme 1928 May
48/17 The Dover Road 1927 Mar.
48/18 The Enchanted 1928 June
48/19 The enemy 1928 Jan.
48/20 He who gets slapped 1928 Feb.
48/21 Mrs. Partridge presents 1928 Mar.
1928-1929 Season
Box/Folder
49/1 Dolly performing herself 1928-1929
49/2 Enter Madame 1929 May
49/3 The green garden 1929 Mar.
49/4 A kiss for Cinderella, Love in a mist 1928
49/5 R.U.R. 1928 Oct.
49/6 Sun-up 1929 Mar.
1929-1930 Season
Box/Folder
49/7 Dear Brutus 1929
49/8 Fashion, or life in New York 1930 Feb.
49/9 Mary, Mary, quite contrary 1930 Jan.
49/10 The mask and the face 1929 Oct.
49/11 Officer 666 1930 Mar.
49/12 You and I 1930
1930-1931 Season
Box/Folder
49/13 Anna Christie 1931 Mar.
49/14 Paris Bound 1931 Apr.
49/15 The Queen's husband 1930 Nov.
1931-1932 Season
Box/Folder
49/16 The silver chord 1931 Jan.
49/17 The circle, Beggar on horseback 1931
49/18 Pygmalion 1932 Apr.
49/19 The roadside 1932 Jan.
49/20 Ten nights in a bar room, The streets of New York 1932 Mar.
49/21 What might happen, River night, Welcome stranger 1932 May
1932-1933 Season
Box/Folder
49/22 Caprice 1933 Feb.
49/23 The first Mrs. Fraser 1932 Nov.
49/24 Peer Gynt 1933 Jan.
1933-1934 Season
Box/Folder
49/25 The adding machine 1933 Oct.
49/26 A Christmas carol 1933 Dec.
49/27 Olympia 1934
49/28 Once in a lifetime 1934 Feb.
1934-1935 Season
Box/Folder
49/29 A Christmas carol 1934 Dec.
49/30 Counsellor-at-law 1935 Feb.
49/31 Elizabeth the Queen 1935 Mar.
49/32 Goodbye again 1935 May
49/33 The late Christopher Bean 1934 Oct.
1935-1936 Season
Box/Folder
49/34 Ah, wilderness 1935 Oct.
49/35 A Christmas carol 1935 Dec.
49/36 Dangerous corner 1935 Nov.
49/37 The mad hopes, Yellow Jack 1936
49/38 Right you are 1936 Feb.
1936-1937 Season
Box/Folder
50/1 Accent on youth 1936 Nov.
50/2 Ceiling zero, Winterset, The bishop misbehaves 1936
50/3 Cradle song, Holiday 1936 Dec.
50/4 The milky way 1937
50/5 Private lives, Judegment dy, Twentieth century 1937
50/6 Taming of the shrew 1937 May
50/7 There's always Juliet 1937 Feb.
1937-1937 Season
Box/Folder
50/8 Boy meets girl 1938 Mar.
50/9 Candida 1937 Dec.
50/10 The dark tower 1937
50/11 High Tor 1938 Mar.
50/12 Idiot's delight, Little women 1938
50/13 The joyous season 1937 Dec.
50/14 Miss Fannie 1938
50/15 Pelleas and Melisande 1938 June
50/16 Personal appearance 1938 Apr.
50/17 Pride and prejudice 38 Apr.
50/18 Rosmersholm, The importance of being Ernest 1937
1938-1939 Season
Box/Folder
50/19 The affected young ladies 1938 Nov.
50/20 Arms and the man 1939 May
50/21 The autumn crocus 1939 Jan.
50/22 A Christmas carol 1938 Dec.
50/23 Divorcons, Mr. Pim passes by 1939
50/24 Excursion 1939 Mar.
50/25 Gammer Gurton's needle 1938 Oct.
50/26 Its ugly head 1939 May
50/27 Libel 1938 Nov.
50/28 Mary of Scotland 1939 Apr.
50/29 The midnight ridere, Old clothes 1939
50/30 The physician in spite of himself 1938 Nov.
50/31 Tovarich 1938 Oct.
50/32 When ladies meet 1939 Apr.
1939-1940 Season
Box/Folder
50/33 Candlelight 1939 Oct.
50/34 Death tantagile 1940 May
50/35-36 The good fairy 1939-1940
50/37 The merchant of Yonkers 1940 Apr.
50/38 Our town 1939 Dec.
50/39 A place in the world 1939
50/40 The play's the thing 1940 May
50/41 Right you are if you think you are 1940 May
50/42 Springtime for Henry 1939 Oct.
51/1 Squaring the circle 1940
51/2 Susan and God 1940 Jan.
51/3 Wire for sound 1940 May
51/4 The witch 1940 Mar.
51/5 The women have their way 1939
1940-1941 Season
Box/Folder
51/6 Barchester towers 1940 Nov.
51/7 Bundle from Britain 1941 May
51/8 Call it a day 1941 May
51/9 Dodsworth 1941 Mar.
51/10 Enchanted April 1940 Nov.
51/11 Family portrait 1941 Feb.
51/12 Forbidden fruit 1941 Jan.
51/13 Here today 1941 Mar.
51/14 Margin for error 1940 Oct.
51/15 Meet the wife 1940 Oct.
51/6 Penny wise 1941 Jan.
51/17 The romantic young lady 1941 Jan.
1941-1942 Season
Box/Folder
51/18 Bachelor born 1942 July
51/19 The constant wife 1941 Nov.
51/20 Daisy Mayme 1941 Apr.
51/21 The dear family 1942 June
51/22 Enter Madame 1942 June
51/23 George and Margaret 1942 Mar.
51/24 Jim Dandy 1942
51/25 Kind lady 1942 Feb.
51/26 Ladies in retirement 1942 Apr.
51/27 Lady of letters 1941 Dec.
51/28 Oliver, Oliver 1941 Oct.
51/29 Top billing 1942 May
51/30 The virgin tree 1942 Mar.
51/31 The women 1942 May
1942-1943 Season
Box/Folder
51/32 The damask cheek 1943 May
51/33 Heaven can wait 1943 Feb.
51/34 Ladies of the jury 1943 Mar.
51/35 Little women 1942 Dec.
51/36 The Philadelphia story 1942 Nov.
51/37 Tonight at 8:30 1942 Oct.
51/38 Watch on the Rhine 1943 Apr.
1943-1944 Season
Box/Folder
52/1 Dark eyes 1943 Oct.
52/2 Hay fever 1944 May
52/3 The heart of a city 1943 Dec.
52/4 Meet the wife 1944 Feb.
52/5 On borrowed time 1944 Apr.
52/6 The warrior's husband 19
52/7 The willow and I 1944 Jan.
1944-1945 Season
Box/Folder
52/8 Claudia 1944
52/9 A guest in the house 1945 Mar.
52/10 My sister Eileen 1944 Oct.
52/11 Over twenty-one 1945
52/12 Papa is all 1945 Jan.
52/13 Spring again 1945
1945-1946 Season
Box/Folder
52/14 But not goodbye 1945
52/15 Chicken every Sunday 1946
52/16 Dear Brutus 1946
52/17 Miracle of St. Anthony 1946
52/18 The old ladies 1946
52/19 The skin of our teeth 1945
52/20 Snafu 1945
52/21 Uncle Harry 1946
1946-1947 Season
Box/Folder
52/22 Dear Ruth 1946
52/23 Debbie door 1946
52/24 Kind lady 1946
52/25 Laburnum Grove 1947
52/26 The merchant of Venic 1947
52/27 Miss Quis 1947
52/28 Oliver, Oliver 1947
52/29 Tony draws a horse 1947
1947-1948 Season
Box/Folder
52/30 The late George Apley 1947
52/31 The man who came to dinner 1948 Jan.
52/32 The merry wives of Windsor 1948
52/33 Our town 1947
52/34 The royal family 1948
52/35 Ten little Indians 1948
52/36 Three men on a horse 1948
52/37 The tidings brought to Mary 1947
1948-1949 Season
Box/Folder
53/1 Arsenic and old lace 1949
53/2 Blithe spirit 1949
53/3 First lady 1948
53/4 John love Mary 1949
53/5 The little foxes 1949
53/6 The man who married a dumn wife 1948-1949
53/7 Our hearts were young and gay 1948
53/8 The torch bearers 1949 Jan.
53/9 You can't take it with you 1948
1949-1950 Season
Box/Folder
53/10 Alice in Wonderland 1949 Nov.
53/11 All my sons 1950 May
53/12 Down in a valley, Hope is a thing with feathers 1950
53/13 East Lynne 1950
53/14 Happy birthday 1949
53/15 Payment deferred 1949
53/16 The portrait of a madonna 1950 Mar.
53/17 Years ago 1950 Apr.
53/18 Yes my darling daughter 1950
1950-1951 Season
Box/Folder
53/19 The bartered bride 1952 Aug.
53/20 Born yesterday 1951
53/21 Clutterbuck 1952 Apr.
53/22 Dark of the moon 1950
53/23 Down in the valley 1951 Aug.
53/24 For love or money 1950 Nov.
53/25 The great adventure 1950
53/26 The guardsman 1951 Feb.
53/27 Hazel Kirke 1951
53/28 HMS Pinafore 1951 Apr.
53/29 Light up the sky 1951 May
54/1 Montserrat 1951 Jan.
54/2 Papa is all 1950
54/3 Personal appearance 1951 Mar.
54/4 Pirates of Penzance 1951 July
54/5 Trial by jury 1951 Aug.
1951-1952 Season
Box/Folder
54/6 Anything goes 1952
54/7 Come back little Sheba 1952 Jan.
54/8 Dear Ruth 1952 May
54/9 Dodsworth 1951 Nov.
54/10 Dream girl 1952 Apr.
54/11 Finian's rainbow 1952 Aug.
54/12 Goodby my fancy 1951 Oct.
54/13 The hasty heart 1952 Mar.
54/14 Life with Mother 1951 Dec.
54/15 The Mikado 1952 May
54/16 Night must fall 1952 Feb.
54/17 Of all things 1952 Aug.
54/18 Papa is all 1952
54/19 Roberta 1952
54/20 The silver whistle 1952 Feb.
54/21 Springtime for Henry 1951
54/22 The vinegar tree 1952
1952-1953 Season
Box/Folder
54/23 Boy meets girl 1953 Jan.
54/24 The curious savage 1953 Apr.
54/25 Death of a salesman 1953 Mar.
54/26 Detective story 1952 Oct.
54/27 Die Fledermaus 1953
54/28 The gondoliers 1953 May
54/29 The happy time 1953 Feb.
54/30 Harvey 1952 Dec.
54/31 Hay fever 1952-1953
54/32 Lady in the dark 1953 Sept.
54/33 Madwoman of Chaillot 1953 Jan.
54/34 October days 1952 Dec.
54/35 Only an orphan girl 1953
54/36 Peg o' my heart 1953 Nov.
54/37 Pygmalion 1953 Apr.
54/38 Rhyme without reason 1953
1953-1954 Season
Box/Folder
55/1 Affairs of state 1954 Aug.
55/2 Bell, book, and candle 1953 Oct.
55/3 Bell, book and candle 1954
55/4 Father of the bride 1954 Feb.
55/5 The gentle people 1954 Jan.
55/6 Gigi 1954 July
55/7 The glass menagerie 1954
55/8 I remember Mama 1953 Dec.
55/9 January thaw 1954 May
55/10 Lady of letters 1954 Mar.
55/11 The late Christopher Bean 1954 Jan.
55/12 The merry widow 1954 June
55/13 Miranda 1953 Oct.
55/14 The moon is blue 1954
55/15 Mr. Roberts 1954 Apr.
55/16 One touch of Venus 1954 July
55/17 Paint your wagon 1954 Aug.
55/18 Petticoat fever 1954 Aug.
55/19 Seventh heaven 1953 Nov.
55/20 Three wishes for Jamie 1954 Apr.
1954-1955 Season
Box/Folder
55/21 Affairs of state 1954 Nov.
55/22 Call me Madame 1955 Aug.
55/23 Gentlemen prefer blondes 1954 Oct.
55/24 Gigi 1954 Sept.
55/25 John loves Mary 1954 Dec.
55/26 John loves Mary 1955
55/27 Kiss me Kate 1955 Mar.
55/28 That London thing 1954 Feb.
55/29 That London thing--Script 1954 Feb.
55/30 Lo and behold 1954 Dec.
55/31 The moon is blue, Good housekeeping 1955 July
55/32 Petticoat fever 1955 Sept.
55/33 Ring round the moon, My three angels 1955 Jan.
55/34 Sabrina fair 1955
55/35 Stalag 17, How to do it 1955 May
55/36 Time out for Ginger 1955
55/37-38 Voice of the turtle 1955
1955-1956 Season
Box/Folder
56/1 Apple of his eye, Girl crazy 1956
56/2 Candle light 1955
56/3 A Christmas carol 1956
56/4 Dial M for murder 1956
56/5 Jane 1955
56/6 Joan of Lorraine 1956 Apr.
56/7 The Milky Way 1955
56/8 Night of January 16th 1956
56/9 No time for comedy 1956
56/10 Reclining figure 1956 Jan.
56/11 South Pacific 1956
56/12 This blessed union 1956 June
56/13 Yes my darling daughter 1956
1956-1957 Season
Box/Folder
56/14 Alice in Wonderland 1956 Dec.
56/15 Bus stop 1957 May
56/16 Caine mutiny court martial 1957 Mar.
56/17 The corn is green 1957
56/18 The happy breed 1957
56/19 Home at seven 1956 Oct.
56/20 MacBeth 1956 Oct.
56/21 The mousetrap 1957
56/22 Nina 1956
56/23 Pajama game 1957
56/24 Philadelphia story 1957
56/25 Present laughter 1957
56/26 The rainmaker 1956 Nov.
56/27 The robe 1957 Apr.
56/28 A roomful of roses 1957
56/29 Tea and sympathy 1956 Sept.
56/30 The tender trap 1956
56/31 The time of your life 1957
1957-1958 Season
Box/Folder
56/32 Anniversary waltz 1957
56/33 The Browning version, Harlequinade 1958
56/34 Candida 1957
56/35 The great waltz 1957 Oct.
56/36 Janus 1958
56/37 Jenny kissed me 1958
56/38 The King of Hearts 1957
56/39 The loud red Patrick 1958
56/40 Miranda 1958 June
56/41 Oklahoma 1958
56/42 The playboy of the western world 1957
56/43 See how they run 1958
56/44 Strange bedfellows 1958
56/45 A streetcar named Desire 1958
56/46 Tea House of the August Moon 1958
56/47 Witness for the prosecution 1958
1958-1959 Season
Box/Folder
57/1 Anastasia 1958
57/2 Blue denim 1959
57/3 Champagne complex 1958
57/4 Diary of Anne Frank 1959
57/5 End game 1959
57/6 Guys and dolls 1959
57/7 Importance of being Ernest 1958
57/8 The matchmaker 1958
57/9 Morning at seven 1958
57/10 No time for sergeants 1959
57/11 The play's the thing 1959
57/12 The potting shed 1959
57/13 The reluctant debutante 1959
57/14 Separate tables 1959
57/15 Seven year itch 1958
57/16 The time of the cuckoo 1959
57/17 A visit to a small planet 1959
57/18 White sheep of the family 1959
1959-1960 Season
Box/Folder
57/19 Born yesterday 1960
57/20 Cat on a hot tin roof 1960
57/21 The constant wife 1960
57/22 Dear Charles 1960
57/23 Desk set 1960
57/24 The happiest millionaire 1959
57/25 The heiress 1959
57/26 Kind sir 1960
57/27 The lady's not for burning 1960
57/28 Once more with feeling 1960
57/29 Private lives 1959
57/30 Romanoff and Juliet 1960
57/31 Simon and Laura 1959
57/32 The solid gold Cadillac 1959
57/33 Speaking of murders 1959
57/34 Suds in your eye 1960
57/35 Third best sport 1960
57/36 View from the bridge 1960
1960-1961 Season
Box/Folder
57/37 Bells are ringing 1961
57/38 Best of Broadway 1961
57/39 Charley's Aunt 1969
57/40 Fallen angels 1961
57/41 Holiday for lovers 1961
57/42 Light up the sky 1961
57/43 The male animal 1961
57/44 On the side of the angels 1961
57/45 The man in the dog suit 1960
57/46 Moon for the misbegotten 1961
58/1 Once more with feeling 1960
58/2 The sleeping prince 1960
58/3 The solid gold Cadillac 1961
58/4 Suddenly last summer, The case of the crushed petunias 1961
58/5 Sunrise at Campobello 1960
58/6 The taming of the shrew 1961
58/7 Two dozen roses 1960
58/8 Two for the seasaw 1960
1961-1962 Season
Box/Folder
58/9 The boyfriend 1961
58/10 The curious savage 1961
58/11 The happy time 1961
58/12 Harvey 1962
58/13 Hedda Gabler 1962
58/14 The King and I 1962
58/15 Laburnum Grove 1962
58/16 A midsummernight's dream 1962
58/17 O mistress mine 1962
58/18 Picnic 1961
58/19 The second man 1962
58/20 See how they run 1962
58/21 The threepenny opera 1962
1962-1963 Season
Box/Folder
58/22 Can-can 1963
58/23 The caretaker 1963
58/24 Critic's choice 1963
58/25 Damn Yankees 1963
58/26 Everybody loves Opal 1963
58/27 The Fantasticks 1963
58/28 The gazebo 1962
58/29 Hedda Gabler 1963
58/30 Inherit the wind 1963
58/31 Little Mary Sunshine 1962
58/32 The miracle worker 1962
58/33 Much ado about nothing 1963
58/34 The pleasure of his company 1963
58/35 Send me no flowers 1962
58/36 Toys in the attic 1963
58/37 Report on the Gearheart summer theatre 1963
1963-1964 Season
Box/Folder
59/1 Dear delinquent 1964
59/2 Gideon 1964
59/3 A majority of one, Come blow your horn 1964
59/4 New girl in town 1964
59/5 Royal gambit, The most happy fella 1964
59/6 Sunday in New York 1963
59/7 The Thurber carnival, The zoo story 1963
59/8 Where's Charley?, King of Hearts 1964
59/9 Who was that lady I saw you with? 1963
1964-1965 Season
Box/Folder
59/10 The chalk garden 1964
59/11 Enter laughing 1965
59/12 Fanny 1965
59/13 The girls in 509 1964
59/14 Gypsy 1965
59/15 The litte hut 1965
59/16 Oh Dad, poor Dad, Momma's hung you in the closet and I'm feeling so sad 1965
59/17 Peter Pan 1964
59/18 Stop the world I want to get off 1965
59/19 Suspect 1965
59/20 Take her, she's mine 1965
59/21 A taste of honey 1965
59/22 A thousand clowns 1964
59/23 The typists, The tiger 1964
1965-1966 Season
Box/Folder
59/24 1/2 and 1/2 1966
59/25 The days between 1965
59/26 Dear me, the sky is falling 1965
59/27 Finian's rainbow 1966
59/28 Janus 1966
59/29 The maids, Hello from Bertha 1965
59/30 Milk and honey 1965
59/31 Mary, Mary 1965
60/1 Never too late 1966
60/2 Paint your wagon 1966
60/3 The private ear, private eye 1966
60/4 The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd 1966
60/5 Waiting for Godot 1966
60/6 Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf 1966
60/7 The women 1966
60/8 You can't take it with you 1966
1966-1967 Season
Box/Folder
60/9 The absence of a 'cello 1966
60/10 All in love 1967
60/11 The amourous flea 1967
60/12 Antigone 1967
60/13 Any Wednesday 1967
60/14 Barefoot in the park 1967
60/15 Butter and egg man 1967
60/16 Carnival 1967
60/17 Dylan 1967
60/18 Gaslight 1967
60/19 A girl could get lucky 1967
60/20 Good news 1967
60/21 Night must fall 1966
60/22 Peter Pan 1966
60/23 Poor Richard 1967
60/24 Seven keys to Baldpate 1967
60/25 Summer and smoke 1967
60/26 Who'll save the plowboy 1966
1967-1968 Season
Box/Folder
60/27 Annie get your gun 1968
60/28 Arsenic and old lace 1967
60/29 A Christmas carol 1967
60/30 A delicate balance 1967
60/31-32 Generation 1968
60/33 A girl could get lucky 1968
60/34 The innocents 1968
60/35 Iolanthe 1968
60/36 Lady Windemere's fan 1967
60/37 Letters to a lost boy 1968
60/38 Life with Father 1968
60/39 Love and kisses 1967
60/40 Love and kisses 1968
60/41 The owl and the pussycat 1968
60/42 The promise 1968
60/43 Rhinoceros 1968
60/44 She loves me 1967
61/1 The sign in Sidney Brustein's window 1968
61/2 The sound of music 1967
61/3 The student prince 1968
61/4 U.S.A. 1967
61/5 Wait until dark 1968
1968-1969 Season
Box/Folder
61/6 Babes in Toyland 1968
61/7 Beekman Place 1968
61/8 Cindy 1969
61/9 The crucible 1969
61/10 Everybody loves Opal 1969
61/11 I remember Mama 1969
61/12 The importance of being Ernest 1969
61/13 The impossible years 1968
61/14 The miser 1969
61/15 Not enough rope, The long goodbye 1969
61/16 Patience, The merry widow 1969
61/17 The star-spangled girl 1968
61/18 Summer of the doll 1969
61/19 Summertree 1968
1969-1970 Season
Box/Folder
61/20 Birthday party 1969
61/21 Cactus flower 1970
61/22 Charley's aunt 1970
61/23 A Christmas carol 1969
61/24 Don't drink the water 1969
61/25 The education of Hyman Kaplan 1970
61/26 Good night ladies 1970
61/27 Hogan's boat 1970
61/28 The killing of Sister George 1970
61/29 The knack 1969
61/30 Marriage go round 1970
61/31 My fair lady 1970
62/1 Philadephia Here I come 1970
62/2 The prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969
62/3 A shot in the dark 1970
62/4 Ten little Indians 1970
62/5 Tobacco Road 1970
1970-1971 Season
Box/Folder
62/6 Boeing-Boeing 1971
62/7 Drink to me only 1970
62/8 The education of Hyman Kaplan 1971
62/9 Everything in the garden 1970
62/10 I never sang for my father 1971
62/11 The lovers 1971
62/12 The music man 1971
62/13 The phoop review 1971
62/14 Plaza suite 1971
62/15 Rashomon 1971
62/16 The rivalry 1970
62/17 Susan and friends 1971
62/18 West side story 1970
62/19 What we did wrong 1971
62/20 You know I can't hear you when the water's running 1971
1971-1972 Season
Box/Folder
63/1 Ann of a thousand days 1972
63/2 Butterflies are free 1972
63/3 Deadly game 1972
63/4 Fiddler on the roof 1971
63/5 Forty carats 1972
63/6 Funny girl 1972
63/7 The great Sebastians 1972
63/8 I do, I do! 1972
63/9 Last of the red hot lovers 1972
63/10 The me nobody knows 1972
63/11 Medea 1971
63/12 Norman, is that you? 1971
63/13 Play it again Sam 1971
63/14 Under the yum-yum tree 1972
63/15 Unicorn 1972
63/16 You're a good man, Charlie Brown 1972
1972-1973 Season
Box/Folder
63/17 110 in the shade 1973
63/18 Black Comedy / Next 1972
63/19 The boy friend 1973
63/20 Dames at sea 1973
63/21 A flea in the ear 1973
63/22 A funny thing happened on the way to the forum 1973
63/23 Gingerbread lady 1972
63/24 Happy birthday, Wanda June 1973
63/25 The imaginary invalid 1973
64/1 My sweet Charlie (unproduced) 1973
64/2 Night of the iguana 1973
64/3 Night watch 1972
64/4 Oliver 1972
64/5 The price 1973
64/6 Promises, promises 1973
64/7 Sticks and stones 1973
1973-1974 Season
Box/Folder
64/8 Butley 1974
64/9 Cabaret 1973
64/10 Carousel 1974
151/3 Carousel—Costume designs by Gene Buck 1973
64/11 Company 1974
64/12 Dames at sea 1974
64/13 Dinner at eight 1974
64/14 Enter a free man 1974
64/15 How to succeed in business without really trying 1974
64/16 Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris 1974
64/17 The play's the thing 1974
64/18 There's a girl in my soup 1973
64/19 The three sisters 1974
64/20 The unexpected guest 1974
64/21 What the butler saw 1974
1974-1975 Season
Box/Folder
64/22 As you like it 1975
64/23 Dracula 1974
64/24 Finishing touches 1975
64/25 Gigi 1974
65/1 Guys and dolls 1975
65/2 Hay fever 1974
65/3 Hidden motives 1975
65/4 Hotel Paradiso 1975
65/5 Man of La Mancha 1975
65/6 Night must fall 1975
65/7 No, no, Nanette 1975
65/8 Oh Coward! 1975
65/9 The owl and the pussycat 1975
65/10 Private lives 1975
65/11 Pygmalion 1975
65/12 The real Inspector Hound 1975
65/13 Silent night, lonely night 1974
65/14 That championship season 1974
65/15 That championship season (Alaska F.A.C.T.) 1975
1975-1976 Season
Box/Folder
65/16 Anything goes 1976
65/17 Catch me if you can 1975
65/18 Death of a salesman 1976
65/19 A doll's house 1976
65/20 Dr. Cook's garden 1976
65/21 The effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds 1976
65/22 Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris 1975
65/23 The last meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia 1975
66/1 Oklahoma! 1976
66/2 South Pacific 1976
66/3 Sugar 1975
66/4 Summer showcase 1976
66/5 You can't take it with you 1976
66/6 You're a good man Charlie Brown 1976
1976-1977 Season
Box/Folder
66/7 Absurd person singular 1977
66/8 Bell, book and candle 1976
66/9 Blithe spirit 1977
66/10 Born yesterday 1976
66/11 Broadway a la carte 1977
66/12 Cat on a hot tin roof 1977
66/13 The Fantasticks 1977
66/14 George M! 1977
Oversize/1 George M!—Poster photograph circa 1977
66/15 Hello Dolly 1977
66/16 I do! I do! 1976
66/17 I'll die if I can't live forever 1977
66/18 The man who came to dinner 1976
66/19 The mousetrap 1977
67/1 My fair lady 1977
67/2 My fat friend 1977
67/3 The rainmaker 1977
67/4 The subject was roses 1974
1977-1978 Season
Box/Folder
67/5 And Miss Reardon drinks a little 1978
67/6 Auntie Mame 1977
67/7 Damn Yankees 1978
67/8 Equus 1977
67/9 Fiddler on the roof 1978
67/10 Godspell 1978
67/11 The happy time 1978
67/12 Laura 1978
67/13 Little foxes 1978
67/14 More Broadway a la carte 1978
67/15 Rodgers and Hart 1977
67/16 Summer of the seventeenth doll 1978
67/17 Twelfth night 1978
151/6 Twelfth night—Costume designs by Ric Young circa 1978
1978-1979 Season
Box/Folder
67/18 The belle of Amherst 1978
67/19 Brigadoon 1979
67/20 Camille 1979
67/21 Charley's aunt 1979
67/22 Midsummer night's dream 1979
67/23 Night watch 1979
67/24 The odd couple 1979
68/1 One flew over the cuckoo's nest 1979
68/2 Pippin 1978
68/3 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1979
68/4 Same time next year 1979
68/5 Side by side by Sondheim 1979
68/6 Tea and sympathy 1979
68/7 Vanities 1978-1979
68/8 Wonderful town 1979
68/9 Season 1978-1979, General 1978-1979
1979-1980 Season
Box/Folder
68/10 Another part of the forest 1980
68/11 Applause 1980
68/12 Arsenic and old lace 1980
68/13 California suite 1979
68/14 Camelot 1979
68/15 Clarence Darrow 1980
68/16 The country girl 1980
68/17 Harold 1980
68/18 Isadora Duncan sleeps with the Russian navy 1979
68/19 Lion in winter 1980
68/20 Messiah 1979
69/1 The Mikado 1980
69/2 Sleuth 1980
69/3 Something's afoot 1980
69/4 The sound of his music 1970
69/5 Tartuffe 1980
69/6 Twelve angry men 1980
1980-1981 Season
Box/Folder
69/7 Any Wednesday 1981
69/8 Bedroom farce 1980
69/9 The boys in the band 1981
69/10 Bus stop 1980-1981
69/11 Bye, bye, Birdie 1981
69/12 Cole 1981
69/13 The crucible 1981
151/4 The crucible--Costume designs by Corliss Dickerson 1981
69/14 Jesus Christ superstar 1981
69/15 Just a song at twighlight 1981
69/16 The matchmaker 1981
69/17 Oliver 1980
70/1 Omelas 1980
70/2 Richard and friends 1981
70/3 The shadow box 1981
70/4 Taming of the shrew 1981
70/5 Ten little Indians 1981
70/6 S.R.O. general files 1981
1981-1982 Season
Box/Folder
70/7 The bad seed 1982
70/8 Barefoot in the park 1982
70/9 The boyfriend 1982
70/10 Bullshop Crummond 1982
70/11 Chicago 1981
71/1 Cowardly custard 1981
71/2 Father's day 1982
71/3 House of blue leaves 1982
71/4 Look homeward, Angel 1982
71/5 Man of La Mancha 1982
71/6 Private lives 1982
71/7 Romantic comedy 1981
71/8 Sound of music 1982
71/9 Whose life is it anyway? 1982
71/10-13 General files, season 1981-1982 1981-1982
1982-1983 Season
Box/Folder
72/1 Cabaret 1983
151/2 Cabaret—Costume designs by G. Gauer 1983
72/2 The club 1983
72/3 Gingerbread lady 1982
72/4 Guys and dolls 1983
72/5 Gypsy 1983
72/6 Hotel Baltimore 1983
72/7 Light up the sky 1983
72/8 Mame 1982
72/9 Man for all seasons 1983
72/10 Marathon 33 1983
73/1 The mousetrap 1982
73/2 On Golden Pond 1982
73/3 The sign in Sidney Brustein's window 1983
73/4 When are you coming back, Red Ryder? 1983
1983-1984 Season
Box/Folder
73/5 Annie 1983
74/6 Dining room 1984
73/7 Everything in the garden 1984
73/8 The good doctor 1984
73/9 Grease 1984
73/10 Lunch hour 1984
73/11 Once upon a mattress 1984
74/1 Picnic 1984
74/2 The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd 1983
74/3 The royal family 1984
74/4 The runner stumbles 1984
74/5 Scapino 1984
74/6 Sweeney Todd 1984
74/7 The wake of Jamey Foster 1983
1984-1985 Season
Box/Folder
74/8 Ain't misbehavin' 19
75/1 The bat 1985
75/2 Catch me if you can 1985
75/3 Funny girl 1985
75/4 Greater tuna 1985
75/5 I do! I do! 1985
75/6 Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat 1985
75/7 Little Mary Sunshine 1985
75/8 Mass appeal 1985
75/9 Peter Pan 1984
75/10 See how they run 1985
76/1 Suddenly last summer 1985
76/2 Translations 1985
76/3 Vanities 1984
1985-1986 Season
Box/Folder
76/4 84 Charing Cross Road 1986
76/5 Best little whorehouse in Texas 1986
76/6 Candide 1986
76/7 Careless love 1986
76/8-9 A chorus line 1985
76/10 Daddies 1985
76/11 Dames at sea 1986
76/12 Evita 1986
77/1 Follies 1986
77/2 Nuts (unproduced) 1986
77/3 Our town 1986
77/4 Peter Pan 1985
77/5 Pirates of Penzance 1986
77/6 The supporting cast 1985
77/7 Taken in marriage 1986
1986-1987 Season
Box/Folder
77/8 Autoflex 1986
77/9 Blue window 1986
77/10 Brush fires 1987
77/11 Charley's aunt 1987
77/12 The guardsman 1987
77/13 Little shop of horrors 1986
77/14 Miss Julie / The stronger / Rewired 1986
78/1 Oh, Katy! 1987
78/2 Old times 1987
78/3 Peter Pan 1986
78/4 Seascape 1986
78/5 A streetcar named Desire 1987
78/6 Sunday in the park with George
Opening of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
1987
78/7 Sweeney Todd 1987
78/8 The tavern 1987
78/9 The three cuckholds 1987
78/10 Tons of money 1987
78/11 West side story 1987
1987-1988 Season
Box/Folder
79/1 The 1940s radio hour 1988
79/2 Absent friends 1988
79/3 Annie get your gun (unproduced) 1988
79/4 Anything goes 1988
79/5 Bah! Humbug! 1988
79/6 Broadway a la carte 1988
79/7 Deathtrap (unproduced) 1988
79/8 I do! I do! 1988
79/9 Isn't it romantic? 1988
79/10 Jesus Christ superstar 1988
79/11 Little shop of horror 1987
79/12 Requien for a kiss 1987
79/13 Snoopy! 1988
1988-1989 Season
Box/Folder
80/1 Baby 1989
80/2 The Fantasticks 1989
80/3 Fiddler on the roof 1989
80/4 Hair 1988
80/5 Harvey 1989
80/6 Marry me a little 1988
80/7 Oklahoma 1989
80/8-9 Peter Pan 1987-1988
80/10 Working 1989
1989-1990 Season
Box/Folder
81/1 110 in the shade 1990
81/2 Cinderella 1989
81/3 Hay fever (unproduced) 1990
81/4 Hello Dolly (unproduced) 1990
81/5 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill 1989
81/6 The odd couple 1990
81/7 Peter Pan 1990
81/8 The robber bride groom 1990
81/9 South Pacific 1990
81/10 Tony Delmar 1989
Newspaper reviews 1926-1981
Box/Folder
82/1 Newspaper reviews 1926-1929
82/2 Newspaper reviews 1930-1939
82/3 Newspaper reviews 1939-1945
82/4 Newspaper reviews 1945-1951
82/5 Newspaper reviews 1954-1962 July
82/6 Newspaper reviews 1962 Sept.-1968 Jan.
82/7 Newspaper reviews 1968 Apr.-Sept.
83/1 Newspaper reviews 1989 Jan.-1970 Oct.
83/2 Newspaper reviews 1971 Apr.-1973 Aug.
83/3 Newspaper reviews 1973 Sept.-1975 Jan.
83/4 Newspaper reviews 1975 Jan.-1976 June
83/5-6 Newspaper reviews 1976-1977 Jan.
84/1 Newspaper reviews 1977 July-1978 May
84/2-3 Newspaper reviews 1978 June-1979 Aug.
84/4 Newspaper reviews 1979 Sept.-1980 Oct.
84/5 Newspaper reviews 1980 Oct.-1981 Jan.
84/6 Newspaper reviews 1981 Mar.-June

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Series I:  Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Academy, 1915-1995
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Production files
Arranged by season.
circa 1930-1993
Box/Folder
General circa 1930-1941
85/2 Seasons 1942/1943, 1944-1945 1942-1945
85/3 Seasons 1944/1945, 1945/1946 1944-1946
85/4 Seasons 1946/1947-1947/1948 1946-1948
85/5 Seasons 1948/1949-1949/1950 1948-1950
85/6 Seasons 1950/1951-1951/1952 1950-1952
85/6 Seasons 1950/1951-1951/1952 1950-1952
85/7 Seasons 1952/1953-1953/1954 1952-54
86/1-10 Season 1954/1955 1954-1955
86/11-18 Season 1955/1956 1955-1956
86/19-25 Season 1956/1957 1956-1957
86/26-28 Season 1957/1958 1957-1958
86/29-36 Season 1958/1959 1958-1959
86/37-44 Season 1959/1960 1959-1960
86/45-46 Season 1960/1961 1960-1961
86/47-51 Season 1961/1962 1961-1962
86/52-56 Season 1962/1963 1962-1963
86/57-61 Season 1963/1964 1963-1964
86/62-66 Season 1964/1965 1964-1965
86/67-71 Season 1965/1966 1965-1966
87/1-4 Season 1966/1967 1966-1967
87/5-13 Season 1967/1968 1967-1968
87/14-20 Season 1968/1969 1968-1969
87/21-29 Season 1969/1970 1969-1970
87/30-34 Season 1970/1971 1970-1971
87/35-38 Season 1971/1972 1971-1972
87/39-42 Season 1972/1973 1972-1973
87/43-45 Season 1973/1974 1973-1974
151/5 Season 1973/1974—Costume designs for The little mermaid by Gene Buck 1973
87/46-47 Season 1974/1975 1974-1975
87/48-53 Season 1975/1976 1975-1976
87/54-56 Season 1976/1977 1976-1977
87/57-60 Season 1977/1978 1977-1978
87/61-63 Season 1978/1979 1978-1979
87/64-67 Season 1979/1980 1979-1980
87/68-69 Season 1980/1981 1980-1981
87/70-74 Season 1981/1982 1981-1982
87/75-78 Season 1982/1983 1982-1983
88/1-4 Season 1983/1984 1983-1984
88/5-9 Season 1984/1985 1984-1985
88/10-12 Season 1986/1987 1986/1987
88/13-17 Season 1987/1988 1987-1988
88/18-21 Season 1988/1989 1988-1989
88/22-26 Season 1989/1990, Anne of Green Gables- Midsummernight's dream 1989-1990
89/1-2 Season 1989/1990, Tom Sawyer- 1990
89/3-7 Season 1991/1992 1991-1992
90/1-5 Season 1992/1993 1992-1993
Scripts, junior productions 1915-1991
Box/Folder
90/6 Adventures of Bossie undated
90/7 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1979
90/8 Annie 1977
90/9 Baseball fanatic undated
90/10 Beauty and the beast undated
90/11 Best Christmas pageant ever 1983
90/12 Christmas carol 1991
90/13 Dismas did it undated
91/1 Fraternity 1987
91/2 Hamlet undated
91/3 The hobbit 1972
91/4 The importance of being Ernest undated
91/5 Little Jack and the beanstock undated
91/6 Mood for the misbegotten undated
91/7 Pinocchio 1974
91/8 Plays for school children
Personal copy of Bess Whitcomb
1915
91/9 Puss-in-boots undated
91/10 Sandy Blaine, world's greatest girl detective undated
91/11 Snow White and the seven dwarfs 1979
91/12 The sorcerer's apprentice 1991
91/13 Tom Sawyer 1960
91/14 The wonderful wizard of Oz undated
Subject files for Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1932-1995
Box/Folder
92/1 Adult classes 1975; undated
92/2 Advertising 1990-1993
92/3 Alphabetical list of files for Portland Junior Civic Theatre 1932-1990
92/4 Alumni 1969; 1993
92/5 Arts plan 2000 1990-1993
92/6 Audition information 1973-1984; undated
92/7 Audition information 1990-1993
92/8 Bios and pictures 1990-1993
92/9 Board 1992
92/10 Board information 1990-1993
92/11-12 Board packet--Including mission statement 1990-1993
92/13 Brochure information 1990-1993
92/14 Brochures 1990-1993
92/15 Budget for plays 1959-1990
92/16 Budget for school 1961-1988
93/1 Budgets 1990-1993
93/2 Calendar 1983
93/3 Children's responses to plays 1975-1976
93/4 Children's song and dance troop 1992
93/5 Children's theatre workshop project 1979-1980
93/6 Class enrollment 1961-1962; 1987-1989
93/7 Class information 1952-1987
93/8 Class information 1990-1993
93/9 Class lists 1990-1993
93/10 Class membership lists circa 1981-1987
93/11 Class schedules 1952-1987
93/12 Community involvement 1992-1993
94/1 Complaints 1980-1987
94/2 Compliments 1956-1975
94/3 Concessions 1990-1993
94/4-5 Consent forms--Medical and photo 1990-1993
94/6 Contract services agreement 1990-1993
94/7 Contracts 1990-1993
94/8-10 Correspondence, general 1952-1993; undated
94/12-13 Curriculum materials 1971-1979; undated
95/1 Curriculum—Purpose circa 1952
95/2 Curriculum—School circa 1987; undated
95/3 Dialects 1990-1993
95/4 Diplomas and graduation information 1949-1982
95/5 Doris Smith scholarship awards 1956-1984
95/6 Education Advisory Committee 1987
95/7 Education Committee 1938-1979
95/8 Education Committee—Annual report 1953-1954
95/9-21 Education Committee—Minutes, seasons 1960/1961-1976/1977 1960-1977
96/1-8 Education Committee—Minutes, seasons 1977/1978-1988/1989 1977-1989
96/9 Employment rules 1984
96/10 Evaluation forms for classes undated
96/11 Faculty 1990-1993
96/12 Faculty problems 1968-1974
96/13 Faculty/School 1985-1990
96/14 Financial aid 1990-1993
96/15 Flood relief fund raiser 1993 Aug.
96/16 Forms 1994; undated
96/17 Fundraising ideas 1990-1993
96/18 General Extension Division, Junior Theatre School 1936-1965
96/19-22 General files 1976-1993; undated
96/23 Grant proposals 1987-1991
96/24 Great American Children's Theatre Company—Agreement 1989
97/1 Guidelines 1990-1993
97/2 Guidelines and general information 1980-1989; undated
97/3 History circa 1932-1987
97/4 House management—Tickets circa 1992-1993
97/5 Insurance policies 1989-1992
97/6 Job descriptions 1987; undated
97/7 Junior Theatre Auxiliary 1951-1967
97/8 Letterhead and forms 1990-1993
97/9 Membership card undated
97/10 Needs assessment 1989
97/11 Newsletters 1977; 1981
97/12 Northwest Children's Theatre School 1994-1995
97/13 Oregon Children's Theatre Company 1990-1994
97/14-15 PCT for Young People circa 1988-1990
97/16 PCT for Young People—PCPA rental costs circa 1988-1989
98/1 Photographs undated
98/2 Planning 1990-1993
98/3 Play catalogs circa 1973-1978
98/4 Play schedules 1952-1986
98/5 Portland Public Schools and Junior Theatre 1945-1990
98/6-8 Press clippings 1967-1993
98/9 Press releases 1990-1993
98/10 Production Committee 1990-1993
98/11 Production points checklist undated
98/12-13 Production sponsors 1990-1993
98/14 Programs 1990-1993
98/15 Promotion 1969; undated
98/16 Promotion materials 1992-1993
99/1 Publicity circa 1989-1992
99/2 Questionnaires 1990 Feb.
Registration card files
Box
127 School registrations, part 1 circa 1960-1994
128 School registrations, part 2, and Hurst address records circa 1960-1994
129 Junior PCT school records 1944-1956
130 Junior PCT—Permanent school records, A-S 1957-1962
131 Junior PCT—Permanent school records, S-Z; School records 1957-1962; 1967-1973
132 Junior PCT—Registration forms, acting forms 1967-1978
99/3 Registration forms 1969; 1981; undated
99/5 Reservation information circa 1955-1969
99/6 Round Robin Travelling Children's Theatre circa 1953
99/7 Royalties 1991-1993
99/8 Saturday academy 1992
99/9 Scholarship information circa 1979-1983
99/10 Stationary undated
99/11 Student agreements 1993
99/12 School registration lists 1973-1974; undated
99/13 School requests 1974-1979
99/14 Special events and demonstrations circa 1970-1990
99/15 Student/teacher contract and agreement forms undated
99/16 Teen Showcase Class 1992
99/17 Tickemaster 1991-1992
99/18 Tours 1972; undated
99/19 University of Oregon proposal 1938 May 26
99/20 Ushers 1969-1970
99/21 Volunteer Information circa 1992-1993
99/22 Volunteers 1992-1993
99/23 Young Actor Training Program 1983
99/24 Young audiences 1992
Box/Folder
100/1-11 Brochures 1948-1994; undated
Financial records, Junior Portland Civic Theatre and Portland Civic Theatre Academy
There is some overlap between these materials and the general financial records in Series B.
Arranged by folder title.
circa 1960-1994
Box/Folder
101/1-2 Bills paid and unpaid as of 1990, June circa 1990
101/3 Building Fund Drive—Pinson Associates 1990
101/4 Building schedules and rentals 1991-1993
101/5 Checks received and general financial materials 1987-1990
101/6 Closure circa 1990-1992
101/7 Financial materials, general 1991-1993
101/8 Frients of PCT 1990-1992
102/1 Fund drive 1992
102/2 Fund raising letters and replies 1990-1993
102/3 Invoices 1987-1989
102/4-8 Invoices paid and unpaid circa 1990-1993
102/9-10 MALCO agreement 1990-1991
103/1 MALCO contract 1991
103/2 MALCO—Proposed theatre replacement 1993
103/3-4 Payment release forms, signed 1991
103/5-7 Petty cash payments 1991-1994
103/8 Portland Civic Theatre—Proposed lease, Northwest Service Center 1993
103/9 Portland Civic Theatre Academy—Minutes 1991-1992
103/10 Production expenses, refund payments, charitable organization report, closure, disposition of assets 1992-1994
103/11 Receipt books 1989
104/1-2 Refund request letters
Responses by subscribers after PCT's offer to refund money when the theatre closed.
1991
104/3 SAIF Corporation, Oregon Workers Comp., Oregon tax, Multnomah County tax 1991
104/4 Theatre closure 1990
104/5 Title insurance 1990-1993
104/6 Registration forms—Junior school 1967 Summer
104/7 Registration forms—Acting for Young People 1976
104/8 Registration records, Portland Theatre Academy (part 1) circa 1989-1992
105/1 Registration records, Portland Theatre Academy (part 2) circa 1989-1992
105/2-3 Registration reports circa 1960-1977
105/4-5 Registration statements 1970-1971
106/1-6 Registration forms, general circa 1960-1980
107/1-2 Registration forms, general circa 1976-1978

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Series J:  Personnel records, 1926-1995

Materials in this series in boxes 110-116 are restricted. Individuals still living, or their designated representatives, may request access to records pertaining to themselves. Materials on deceased individuals are not restricted. Physical access is limited to designated Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2090.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
General files
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
1957-1995
Box
133 Actors audition index cards circa 1960-1979
Box/Folder
108/1 Box office personnel 1965
Box/Folder
108/2 Box office problems 1976-1983
Box/Folder
108/3 CETA program 1975-1979
Box/Folder
108/4 Contracts—Actors 1974-1987
Box/Folder
108/5 Contracts—Staff, techincal and others circa 1968-1988
Box/Folder
108/6 Personnel Committee—Minutes and correspondence 1957-1986
Box/Folder
108/7 Correspondence on Senate Bill 111 1977
Box/Folder
108/8 Director search 1986
Box/Folder
108/9 Employee injury claims 1988
Box/Folder
108/10 Employees, general 1960-1988
Box/Folder
108/11 Employment application—Correspondence 1965-1966
Box/Folder
108/11 Employment offers, not accepted 1966-1969
Box/Folder
108/13 General Manager / Artistic Director—Search Committees 1984
Box/Folder
108/14 Internships 1976-1977
Job Descriptions
Box/Folder
108/15 Administrative Assistant undated
108/16 Artistic Director / School Director undated
108/17 Bookkeeper 1962-1980
108/18 Costumer circa 1982-1983
108/19 Development Director circa 1979-1990
109/1 Director circa 1957-1980
109/2 General Manager 1968-1977; undated
109/3 House Manager / Box Office circa 1972-1988
109/4 Plant Manager 1981; undated
109/5 Production Manager undated
109/6 Scenic / Technical Director circa 1966-1990
109/7 Stage Manager undated
Box/Folder
109/8 Personnel policies 1978-1989
Box/Folder
109/9 Personnel study 1972
Box/Folder
109/10 Portland Civic Theatre actors at Musical Theatre Co. 1995
Box/Folder
109/11 Staff correspondence 1982-1985
Box/Folder
109/12-14 Staff meetings 1987-1988
Box/Folder
109/15-16 Staff meetings--retreats 1981-1990
Box/Folder
109/17 Staff positions, general 1962; undated
Box/Folder
109/18 Staff salaries circa 1970-1987
Box/Folder
109/19 Work-study employment 1987-1989
Box/Folder
110/1-9 Payroll records (RESTRICTED) 1971-1989
Staff resumes and profiles (RESTRICTED) circa 1926-1995
Box/Folder
110/10 Employee profiles 1985
110/11 Staff resumes, general 1984-1986
110/12 Allen, Ira 1986-1988
111/1 Ashcroft, Isabelle 1972-1982
111/2 Auch, Bob—Letter 1976 Apr. 24
111/3 Bohlman, Edgar undated
111/4 Booch, Jack V. 1964-1981
111/5 Butler, Mildred Allen—Correspondence and clippings 1927-1955
111/6 Cameron, Jim circa 1966-1995
111/7 Chappell, Isabella 1963-1984
111/8 Churchill, Marie 1968-1976
111/9 Dobbie, Ian undated
111/10 Douroumis, Paul 1985-1995
111/11 Earl, Bob 1977
111/12 Fellange, Clifford 1966
111/13 Foulger, Byron K. 1927; 1930
111/14 Gaver, Glenn 1976; 1988
111/15 Gonzalez, Jose 1984
111/16 Harris, Fred and Mary 1935
111/17 Hart, Mrs. Charles undated
111/18 Heppner, Phil 1968
111/19 Jones, Michael 1990-1993
111/20 Lawson, Ted 1970
111/21 McMonies, Elinor 1969-1986
111/22 Merit, Brian 1987
111/23 Merit, Jill Anne 1987
111/24 Miller, Timothy 1966-1967
111/25 Rice, Jerry 1967
111/26 Savereid, Chris circa 1976
111/27 Seats, Jeff circa 1979-1980
111/28 Smith, Doris 1951-1980
111/29 Spindler, Russell undated
111/30 Stapleton, Tim 1988
111/31 Udovick, Ed 1969-1972
111/32 Weber, Lorelei 1983
112/1 Webster, Twig 1987; undated
112/2 Whitcomb, Bess
Includes inventory to the Bess Whitcomb Memorial Theater Collection, Diablo Valley College.
circa 1926-1980
112/3 Whitten, Christopher 1983-1984
112/4 Administrive personnel 1988-1989
112/5 Choreographers 1989-1990
112/6 Directors circa 1987-1989
112/7 Marketing personnel 1987-1989
112/8 Musicians 1990
112/9 Stage managers circa 1986-1988
112/10 Technical personnel circa 1988-1989
Actors' resumes (RESTRICTED) circa 1980-1990
Box/Folder
112/11 A general circa 1980-1990; undated
112/12 B general circa 1980-1990; undated
112/13 C-female circa 1980-1990; undated
112/14 C-male circa 1980-1990; undated
112/15 D general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/1 E general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/2 F general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/3 G general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/4 H-female circa 1980-1990; undated
113/5 H-male circa 1980-1990; undated
113/6 I general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/7 J general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/8 K general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/9 L general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/10 M general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/11 N general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/12 O general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/13 P general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/14 R general circa 1980-1990; undated
113/15 S-female circa 1980-1990; undated
114/1 S-male circa 1980-1990; undated
114/2 T general circa 1980-1990; undated
114/3 U-V general circa 1980-1990; undated
114/4 W-female circa 1980-1990; undated
114/5 W-male circa 1980-1990; undated
114/6 X-Z general circa 1980-1990; undated
Summer Repertory Onstage (S.R.O.) applications (RESTRICTED) circa 1975-1990
Box/Folder
115/1-12 Applications, J-Z circa 1975-1990; undated
Portland Civic Theatre Academy personnel and registration records (RESTRICTED) circa 1977-1993
Box/Folder
116/1 Resumes 1990
116/2 Resumes and bios—Teacher and school director circa 1977-1990
116/3 Summer registration 1993; undated
116/4 Teachers' contracts—Todd Hermanson and David Epstein 1993; undated
116/ ; undated

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Series K:  Posters, 1926-1988
Arranged by title of work or title of season series.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
154/1 Titles A-B
Box/Folder
154/1 84, Charing Cross Road 1986 Jan.
154/1 Alice undated
154/1 Anything goes circa 1988
154/1 Arsenic and old lace undated
154/1 As you like it undated
154/1 Babes in Toyland (2 productions) 1982; undated
154/1 Bad seed 1982 Jan. 15-Feb. 20
154/1 Barefoot in the park and Cowardy Custard circa 1981
154/1 The bat undated
154/1 Beauty and the beast (Junior production) undated
154/1 The best of Rodgers & Hart 1976 May 3
154/1 Born yesterday undated
154/1 Brush fires circa 1987
154/1 Bullshot Crummond 1982 Jan. 29-Feb. 27
154/1 Bye bye Birdie undated
154/2 C
Box/Folder
154/2 Cabaret undated
154/2 Carousel undated
154/2 Charley's aunt 1978-1979
154/2 Chicago 1981
154/2 A Christmas carol undated
154/2 The crucible undated
154/3 D-F
Box/Folder
154/3 A doll's house undated
154/3 Down in the valley 1950 Mar. 1-18
154/3 East Linn 1950 Jan. 18-Feb. 4
154/3 The effect of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds undated
154/3 The Fantasticks undated
154/3 Father's day undated
154/3 Fiddler on the roof circa 1989
154/3 Folies gras circa 1981
154/4 G-L
Box/Folder
154/4 Grease 1984 July 5-Aug. 11
154/4 Guys and dolls circa 1975
154/4 Gypsy 1983 May 20-June 25
154/4 Hair undated
154/4 Happy time undated
154/4 Hit parade (benfit concert) 1977 Apr. 25
154/4 How to succeed in business without really trying undated
154/4 I do, I do 1985 Jan.
154/4 I love romantic comedy 1981
154/4 Jesus Christ superstar 1988
154/4 Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat undated
154/4 The knave of hearts undated
154/4 The last meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia undated
154/4 Laura : a mystery undated
154/4 Leigh Clarkgranville (?) with Betty Romaine undated
154/4 The little foxes undated
154/5 M
Box/Folder
154/5 Mame 1982 Nov. 25-1983 Jan. 15
154/5 A man for all seasons undated
154/5 The man who came to dinner undated
154/5 Marathon '33 (2 versions) 1983 Jan. 28-Mar. 5
154/5 Merton of the movies undated
154/5 The Mikado undated
154/5 Miss Lulu Bett circa 1926
154/5 Monodramas 1968 May 15
154/5 The mousetrap 1982 Sept. 24-Oct. 30
154/5 Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch circa 1984
154/6 N-Q
Box/Folder
154/6 Night watch undated
154/6 Oh Coward! undated
154/6 Oklahoma circa 1989
154/6 Omelas undated
154/6 Once upon a brutebeast undated
154/6 Once upon a shoe undated
154/6 Peter Pan undated
154/6 Pippin undated
154/6 Profile (season poster) undated
154/6 Promises, promises undated
154/7 R-S
Box/Folder
154/7 Rags to riches (benefit concert) 1978 May 20
154/7 The rainmaker undated
154/7 Ramona Quimby (Junior production) 1993
154/7 Something's afoot undated
154/7 SRO 10th anniversary season undated
154/7 SRO PCT (season poster) 1982
154/7 A streetcar named Desire undated
154/7 The subject was roses undated
154/7 Sugar undated
154/7 Summer of the seventeenth doll undated
154/7 Summertree undated
154/7 Sweeney Todd (2 versions) 1984 Aug. 23-Sept. 22
154/8 T-Z
Box/Folder
154/8 Taming of the shrew undated
154/8 Tartuffe undated
154/8 Tea and sympathy undated
154/8 Ten little Indians undated
154/8 Twelfth night circa 1978
154/8 Twelve angry men undated
154/8 Vanities (2 versions) undated
154/8 Wonderful town undated
154/8 You can't take it with you undated
Art work for posters
Box/Folder
155/1 Absurd person singular undated
155/2 Bad seed undated
155/3 Bedroom farce undated
155/4 Bullshot Crummond undated
155/5 Cabaret undated
155/6 Charley's Aunt undated
155/7 Christmas Corner undated
155/8 Curtain Call (newsletter) undated
155/9 The damask cheek undated
155/10 Damen Yankees undated
155/11 Equus undated
155/12 Elect to join undated
155/13 General productions 1973-1974
155/14 General productions 1975-1976
155/15 General productions 1982 Winter
155/16 I love romantic comedy undated
155/17 Jesus Christ Superstar undated
155/18 Night music undated
155/19 The old ladies undated
155/20 Summertime theater undated
155/21 The sound of music undated
155/22 S.R.O. general 1975-1977
155/23 S.R.O. undated
155/24 Tea and sympathy undated
155/25 Unidentified undated

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Ashcraft, Isabelle Kidd.
  • Brand, Mary.
  • Bristol, Florence.
  • Butler, Mildred Allen.
  • Cameron, James Curtis, 1921-1972
  • Chappell, Isabella N.--Correspondence.
  • Farrell, Susan May Richards, 1876-1976
  • Mayre, Donald.
  • Morrison, Edris Noble Cox.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Portland Civic Theatre (Portland, Or.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--History
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs
  • Subject Terms :
  • Actors and actresses--Oregon--Portland--History
  • Children's theater--Oregon--Portland
  • Drama festivals--Oregon--Portland
  • Theater architecture--Oregon--Portland--History
  • Theater management--Oregon--Portland
  • Theater--Oregon--Portland--History
  • Theaters--Employees--Oregon--Portland
  • Theatrical companies--Oregon--Portland
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Architectural drawings
    • Architecture
    • Clippings
    • Financial records
    • Ledgers (account books)
    • Programs
    • Scrapbooks
    • Other Creators :
    • Portland Civic Theatre Academy (Portland, Or.)
    • Portland Civic Theatre Guild (Portland, Or.)

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