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Claribel Baird Halstead papers, 1920-2000

8 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Professor of Speech at the University of Michigan and active participant in local, national, and university theater. The collection includes correspondence, press, and programs and photos documenting various theatrical productions.

This collection documents Claribel Baird Halstead’s life as an educator, theatrical director, and actress. It provides insight into the development and history of theater at the University of Michigan and into Claribel’s specific contributions. The collection is divided into five series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Audiovisual Materials, Theater Programs, and Published plays.


Department of Speech (University of Michigan) records, 1928-1978

31 linear feet — 6 oversize volumes

Scrapbooks, 1928-1972, of programs, publicity, and newspaper clippings compiled by the directors and staff of various University theatrical productions; history of University play production, 1909-1956; and departmental correspondence and miscellanea.

Records of the Department of Speech include 31 linear feet of material and 6 oversize scrapbooks, dating from 1928 to 1982. Virtually all of the records relate directly to the department's work in theater education. Included are extensive records of university theatrical productions (1938-1972); records of the University Players, a student organization dedicated to presenting live theater on campus; and general information regarding theater in Ann Arbor. Actual department records make up a small minority of the documentation found within the collection, although some information regarding a 1972 unit review and the decisions leading to the 1979 reorganization of the department are included. Photographs include images of plays and actors in various University theatrical productions.


Edward Stasheff papers, 1942-1981

1 linear foot

Educational television broadcaster, professor of speech at the University of Michigan, 1952-1977. Professional activities series consisting of biographical information, correspondence, course material, and files relating to book on speech; and series of scripts of plays, musicals, and television productions in which Stasheff was involved.

The papers of Professor Stasheff, consisting of one linear foot, are divided into two series: Professional Activities and Scripts. Both series are arranged alphabetically by topic. Contents of each folder are arranged chronologically wherever possible.


James F. Coakley papers, 1966-1971

1 linear foot

James F. Coakley was an assistant professor in the Department of Speech at the University of Michigan from 1966 to1971. Focusing mainly in theatre and literary interpretation, he was responsible for directing and managing many of the plays that were put on by the University Players during his time at the University of Michigan. Notable productions include The Homecoming, Lysistrata, Much Ado About Nothing, and Arthur Miller's After the Fall. Includes photographs from a 1967 production of After the Fall where Arthur Miller was present. Also scrapbooks, photos, and slides from other productions by the University of Michigan's University Players during 1966-1971.

The collection provides some documentation of plays Coakley staged with the University Players, notably Arthur Millers After the Fall, and lecture notes for courses he taught. The collection is organized into three series: "After the Fall", Photographic Slides, Speech 230 "The Arts of the Theatre" and Scrapbooks.


Professional Theatre Program (University of Michigan) records, 1962-1985

28 linear feet

Papers, 1962-1985 of the Professional Theatre Program at the University of Michigan. Contain executive director's file, including correspondence, newspaper clippings and related theatrical material of Robert C. Schnitzer, and publicity files of clippings and press releases concerning play productions and other programs.

The Professional Theatre Program records include executive director's files (1962-1972), Professional Theatre Program Fellows Tour files (1966-1972), publicity files (1962-1985, films and photographs. Planning for the Power Center and the early years of its operation are also covered.

Visual materials includes films of classical drama programs for schools, and photos of PTP directors. Recordings consist of uncompiled sound clips, background music, and sound effects for a film entitled "Conjuror."


Richard D. T. Hollister Papers, 1887-1960

2.3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Professor of speech and drama at the University of Michigan, 1904-1949; papers document Hollister's teaching and development of the speech and drama programs at the university, include correspondence, course material and lecture notes, papers and photographs relating to dramatic productions, and some family material.

The Richard D. T. Hollister papers, 1887-1960, document his career as a professor of speech and theater and the development of the Department of Speech and theatrical productions at the University of Michigan. Correspondents include: Thomas E. Black, Marion L. Burton, John R. Effinger, Edward H. Kraus, J. Raleigh Nelson, James M. O'Neill, Theodore Roosevelt, Alexander G. Ruthven, and Thomas C. Trueblood. The Hollister papers are divided into three series; Richard D. T. Hollister, Hollister family and Photographs.


University Productions poster collection, 1936-2012 (majority within 1950-2012)

10 linear feet — 4 oversize folders

Various posters advertising theatrical and musical productions put on by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and related units ranging from 1936 to the present. Includes posters from the Department of Speech (before the School of Music had a separate theatre department). Dance Company, Department of Music, Department of Musical Theater, Department of Theater and Drama, and the Opera Theater program.

The University Productions posters collection contains posters largely created by University Productions which handles music, dance, voice, and theatre productions for the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The poster collection is arranged in eight series: Collage Concerts, Dance Company, Department of Music, Department of Musical Theater, Department of Speech, Department of Theater and Drama, Opera Theater and Oversize Files.


William Perdue Halstead papers, 1935-1975

5 linear feet

Professor of speech communication and theatre at the University of Michigan. Correspondence and other materials relating in part to his interest in university theatre productions.

The William P. Halstead papers consist of correspondence, clippings, theater programs and other materials relating to his work in the Speech Department and to his interest in university theater productions. (Halstead bound most of his papers in chronological order. The bound volumes and additional unbound materials are separated into five series: Personal, Production Materials, University of Michigan, Department of Speech, Miscellaneous, and Photographs.