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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1822

Joseph D. Everingham papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop productions

Contains annotated scripts, rehearsal schedules, cast and prop lists, scene designs, and promptbooks relating to over 80 plays by various dramatists, as well as posters, photographs, designs and drawings relating to MIT Dramashop under the direction of Joseph D. Everingham and Harvard Summer Theater.

Dates

  • 1956-1981

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

4.75 linear feet (4 boxes and 28 oversize folders)

The large format materials include posters from MIT Dramashop productions directed by Joseph D. Everingham, as well as photographs from unidentified productions. Further materials include scene and costume designs from Harvard Summer Theater Players productions in the summer of 1962, as well as a single certificate that appears to be from a Boston Curators College in 1960. The unprocessed boxed materials consist of annotated scripts, rehearsal schedules, cast and prop lists, scene designs, and promptbooks relating to over 80 plays by various dramatists, which were produced by the M.I.T. Dramashop under the direction of Everingham.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Everingham (Harvard, B.A., 1949, M.A., 1950) was a member of the Brattle Theatre Co. (1948-1952), director of drama and professor of English at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director and publicity manager for the Loeb Summer Theatre (1960- ).

Arrangement

The boxed materials have not been processed, and are thus not described. The large format materials are arranged in alphabetical runs by type: posters, photographs, designs and drawings, followed by the single certificate.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, pfd (P1.C1.06.08), ppf (P1.C1.06.09 - P1.C1.06.10)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2004MT-65. Bequest of Joseph D. Everingham, 1980 August 14. Two files include items that were a gift of David Waggett, 1981 May. That acquisition information is noted in the file description.

Related Materials

Related materials at Houghton Library include: Additional Joseph D. Everingham papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop productions, circa 1956-1979 (2006MT-65), and Joseph D. Everingham Stage Adaptations, 1967 (MS Thr 212). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Processing Information

The large format materials were processed by Betts Coup, 2018 June. The boxed materials have not been processed.
Alma MMS ID 990006031430203941
Title
Joseph D. Everingham papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop productions, 1956-1981, undated (MS Thr 1822): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 June 27
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02969

Repository Details

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