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Philip Wm. McKinley Papers

1955 - 2013

MSS 353

72.125 linear ft. plus 9 oversize boxes (126 boxes)




Name of Creator(s):

Philip Wm. McKinley

Languages:

English, Japanese, German

Access:

Audio-Visual materials which have not been digitally reformatted may not be accessible. Some audio-visual materials also not be available for reproduction

Access points:

Theater
Theater—Production and direction
Circus
Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Musicals

Finding aid prepared by:

Annie Tunnicliff, 2013

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




 
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



HISTORICAL NOTE

Philip Wm. McKinley was born on June 22, 1952, to William and Virginia McKinley of Avon, Illinois. He graduated from Avon High School in 1970. McKinley attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he participated as an actor and a choreographer in Augustana’s theater and the Barn Theater, a community group in Moline, Illinois, near Augustana College. He graduated in 1973 with majors in education, speech, drama, music, English, and the visual arts. After graduating, McKinley moved to Henderson, Nevada where he taught music and directed the school’s choirs at Burkholder Jr. High.

After leaving Burkholder Jr. High in 1974, McKinley worked as a singer, choreographer, and director at various theaters in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area, mostly the Judy Bailey Theater. During this time he also wrote and directed Love, Is That What It Is?/Broadway Tonight  for the Oak Grove Players. In 1975, McKinley got a principal part in Lido De Paris at Las Vegas’ Stardust Hotel, where he remained for seven months until he began performing in a principal role in Casino De Paris at the Dunes Hotel. McKinley remained at the Dunes Hotel through 1981, and was also employed by the Meadows Playhouse, Las Vegas’ first professional theatre. From 1977 – 1981, McKinley served as Educational Director and Dean of the Arts School for the Meadows Playhouse. As the theater’s Educational Director, he developed an arts curriculum that included speech, drama, music, dance, and the visual arts for K-12 students for a local school district.  Additionally, he was appointed to be the Associate Artistic Director for the theater in 1978. During McKinley’s tenure at the Meadows Playhouse, he occasionally acted but more often served as a director. Also during this time, McKinley received an Emmy nomination for his work as a director, writer and composer for a KLAS- TV Las Vegas, Nevada, televised public service announcement, “Come See a Play.”

In 1981, McKinley moved to New York City and continued to pursue a career in professional theater. He returned briefly to Rock Island, Illinois, to direct Fiddler on the Roof at a local professional theater, Circa 21. He also authored and composed a musical version of A Christmas Carol that was performed at three venues in 1981, including Augustana College. For a few years, McKinley found various jobs as a performer around the country including a stand- up comic in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Sergeant of Police in a national tour of Pirates of Penzance, and Benjamin Kidd in The Desert Song, a role he would reprise seven times between 1984 and 1992.

In 1985, McKinley moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey to start a production company and, shortly thereafter, was appointed Musical Theatre Project Coordinator to the nearby Paper Mill Playhouse. As coordinator, McKinley was in charge of staging six readings of new plays and holding two workshops for new musicals. During this time, he also served as an assistant to George Abbot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s 1986 production of Damn Yankees. By the end of 1986, McKinley had been appointed casting director for the Paper Mill Playhouse, a position he held through 1990. During this time, he worked on dozens of shows, including a production of Showboat that was featured on PBS Great Performances, the 1989 world premiere of Rhythm Ranch, and the 1990 world premiere of Mikado, Inc., a production in which McKinley also acted.

After five years, McKinley decided to leave the Paper Mill Playhouse to pursue a career as an independent director.  He directed productions at theaters around the country, frequently at the Houston, Texas’ Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) and Kansas City, Missouri’s Starlight theater. It was at TUTS that McKinley first came into contact with Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston’s musical Phantom, an adaptation of the novel Phantom of the Opera. For this production he was the producer’s New York representative, and also he directed the show at LaComedia D.T. in Springsboro, Ohio. Eventually, McKinley directed Phantom nine times, including a German version for Interworld Productions in Berlin, Germany in 1993. Since then, McKinley has directed several international productions, working in Japan, Germany, and Singapore. Also in 1993, McKinley directed his first A Fireside Christmas for the Fireside Theater in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin. He continued to direct A Fireside Christmas nearly every year until 2006.

In 1997, McKinley was hired by Feld Entertainment to be director and choreographer for the 128th Edition of the Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey Circus. As director, McKinley was responsible for organizing each show’s many acts around a theme or featured attraction. He also oversaw the technical aspects of the circus such as costuming, set piece construction, special effects, and music. McKinley continued in this position through the 135th Edition with the exception of the 134th Edition. He also directed Barnum’s Kaleidoscape in 1999, the first Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey show to be performed under a tent since 1956. Besides these shows, McKinley directed two one-ring shows for Feld Entertainment: Hometown Edition in 2004, and Boom-A-Ring in 2007, more than any other director. Altogether, McKinley has directed more editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus than anyone else since it began in 1919.

McKinley continued to work on other projects during this period. He directed a production of Hair at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, Massachusetts, that earned Boston’s Elliott Norton Award for Best Revival of 1998. Thwak, which McKinley also directed, received a Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Event in 1999.

McKinley began working on Broadway in 2001 in an American production team for The Boy From Oz. The Boy From Oz, a musical based on the life of Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen, was first staged in Australia. Allen was known for his hit songs like “I Go to Rio” and “I Honestly Love You” as well as his marriage to and subsequent divorce from Liza Minnelli.  McKinley was selected to direct, and along with Eric Houston, wrote the book for the American version. The musical staged a workshop in 2002, and ran at the Imperial Theater in New York City in 2003 and 2004. Its star, Hugh Jackman, received a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. A year after The Boy From Oz closed on Broadway, McKinley directed a Japanese version in Tokyo.

After returning to the United States, McKinley continued to direct off-Broadway shows and, for a while in 2007, served as a visiting  professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, where he directed a production of Crème de Coco. Internationally, he also directed some spectacles similar in character to the circus, such as Voyage de la Vie in Singapore(2008 – 2010), and Ben Hur Live in Germany (2008 – 2009, 2011). By 2010, McKinley had moved to Davenport, Iowa. He directed Wit at Davenport’s The Curtainbox Theater but soon was hired to direct Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, the most expensive musical in Broadway history. The spectacle-filled show had encountered many technical problems on the set, and had already been through previews when McKinley was appointed new director for the show. The show premiered at the Foxwoods Theater in New York City in February of 2011.

Phil McKinley continues to direct. Most recently he has directed a workshop for Last Dance in New York and Mozart L’Opera Rock in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Philip Wm. McKinley papers date from 1955 – 2013 and measure 72.125 linear feet. The papers consist of production materials, scrapbooks, photographs, audio visual materials, and artifacts. They papers largely relate to Phil McKinley’s career as an actor, writer, choreographer, and director, but also contain some academic and personal papers.
The Phil McKinley papers are divided into six series: Personal (1966 -2011 and undated), Academic ( 1959-1973 2012 and undated), Professional (1975 – 2013 and undated), Photographs, (1955 – 2004 and undated), Audio Visual (1969 – 2013 and undated), and Artifacts (1969 – 2013 and undated).

The Personal (1966 – 2011 and undated) series includes papers produced by McKinley outside of his theatrical career and his education. It is divided into four subseries: Burkholder Jr. High School (1973-1974 and undated), Correspondence (1969 – 2011 and undated), Playbills (undated), and Miscellaneous (1966 – 1980 and undated).  The Burkholder Jr. High School subseries contains materials pertaining to McKinley’s year as a music teacher at Burkholder Jr. High School near Las Vegas, Nevada, including his work as director of the school’s show choir. The Correspondence subseries contains a collection of McKinley’s correspondence. Much of this is materials relating to his theatrical career, such as articles and playbills, which he sent to his mother, Virginia McKinley, between 1969 and 1991. Following the correspondence is the Playbills subseries which contains playbills from productions McKinley saw.  The final subseries of the personal series is Miscellaneous. The Miscellaneous subseries contain church bulletins from Avon, Illinois, a certificate naming McKinley an “Outstanding Young Man of America,” and articles about McKinley not relating to his professional career, including one about a return, as an alumnus, to Augustana College. The subseries concludes with two handwritten binders containing thousands of quips and stories as well as poetry, limericks, epitaphs, and minstrel gags.

The Academic (1959-1973, 2012, and undated) series houses materials relating to McKinley’s time as a student in the Avon, Illinois, school district and at Augustana College. The Academic series is divided into six subseries: Report Cards (1959-1970), Study Abroad (1969), Honors (1970 and undated), Graduation (1970 and undated), Augustana College ( 1970-1973, 2012, and undated), and Miscellaneous ( 1962 -  1970 and undated). The Report Cards subseries includes McKinley’s report cards from elementary through high school. The study abroad subseries covers his 1969 trip to study in France and contains the classwork he produced, his correspondence with his family, as well as miscellaneous papers relating to the trip. The honors subseries includes honors awarded to McKinley, mostly pertaining to music competitions, but also including an “Outstanding Teenager of America” award. The graduation subseries includes a collection of mostly undated graduation cards. The Augustana College subseries contain articles about and programs for plays he participated in as a student, as well as class work and the program for his recital “The Body in Motion.” This subseries also has the 2012 Augustana Commencement program, for which McKinley was the commencement speaker. The Academic section finishes with a miscellaneous subseries containing class work from 1962 – 1970 and materials relating to high school theatrical productions.

The Professional (1975 – 2013, and undated) series, focusing on Phil McKinley’s work in professional theater, is separated into three subseries by types of productions: Broadway (1998 – 2013 and undated), Other Theatrical Productions (1975 -2013 and undated), and Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey (1995 – 2009 and undated), and two additional subseries, Sheet Music (undated), and Miscellaneous (1975 – 1999 and undated). The Broadway (1998 – 2013) subseries covers materials relating to The Boy from Oz, a Tony Award winning biographical musical about Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen, and Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, the most expensive Broadway production in history, which McKinley was hired to direct mid-production. The Boy from Oz section extensively covers the production process and is split into six sections. The first section includes correspondence related to the productions. The second, pre-production research, includes a book on the life of Peter Allen as well a book of Allen’s songs. The third section, production materials, includes a script with notes in the margins, a score, costume sketches, and a production binder that contains information on many technical aspects of the play such as a schedule, scene by scene tech, props, costumes, lighting and sound and production notes. Set designs are included in oversized boxes. The final three sections are playbills, scrapbooks, and publicity. A much smaller section is devoted to the 2005 Tokyo production, which McKinley also directed. It includes photos of the ensemble and costume sketches with a note from the costumer. Researchers interested in this production may also want to look at related materials in the Audio Visual (1969 – 2013 and undated) and Artifacts (1969 – 2013 and undated) series such as production posters and a pair of dance shoes worn in the Broadway show.

The Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark (2011 – 2013) sub-subseries includes production materials such as character biographies, scripts, preview notes, and playbills. These are followed by publicity materials such as articles and also unusual items such as a Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark promotional pizza box. The section concludes with Spiderman themed memorabilia including one comic book.

The Other Theatrical Productions (1975 – 2013) subseries houses all production materials for productions outside of Broadway and the circus. Production materials are arranged alphabetically by show title and run from McKinley’s early work as an actor in Las Vegas casinos through his transition to a directing career. If McKinley worked on the same show multiple times, these productions are in chronological order. Researchers interested in his work as a casting director for Paper Mill Playhouse or as an actor and director for various touring versions of A Desert Song, or as a director for international productions such as Hair or Das Phantom will find these materials here. A full list of productions is available in the box list. This subseries also includes examples of McKinley’s work as a writer and composer in 1980, 1981, and 1983 productions of A Christmas Carol. The materials for each production in this series are likely to include at least some of the following: scripts, costume designs, set designs, programs, and playbills.

The Newspaper Clippings subseries contains newspaper articles relating to various theatrical productions that McKinley worked on. The scrapbooks subseries includes scrapbooks which McKinley created to document his professional career from 1970 – 2006. The scrapbooks contain mostly photographs and newspaper clippings but also have some programs, playbills and other memorabilia.

The Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey subseries (1995 – 2009 and undated) houses materials produced during McKinley’s work as director of Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey Circus. The first section of this subseries has production materials relating to the 128th through the 133rd and the 135th editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus. It also includes one letter regarding the 134th edition, which McKinley did not direct.  It also covers the 2004 Hometown Edition and 2007 Boom-a-Ring, one-ring productions. These production materials include many costume and set designs for various circus acts and also contain some scripts and production binders, which were used by the director and stage manager to keep track of all technical aspects of the production. The production materials are followed by Publicity (1998 – 2009), which includes newspaper clippings publicizing the circus and copies of programs and media guides for the circuses from 1998 – 2009 as well as  trivia about Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, the circus’s history and a dictionary of circus terminology. The subseries continues with a short section concerning animal care. This section includes sheets of animal facts, veterinarian facts, and information regarding Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey’s Asian elephant conservation efforts. The next section, Miscellaneous, contains a Clown College Catalogue. The final section in this subseries is Other Circuses (1995 – 2009 and undated). This section has mostly programs for circuses such as The Big Apple Circus that compete with Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey.

The Sheet Music (undated) subseries contains sheet music from various theatrical productions and from an undetermined edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey circus.

Miscellaneous (1975 -1999, and undated) subseries includes materials about the Meadows Playhouse and the Paper Mill Playhouse that are not attached to any particular production. This subseries also houses some awards, record albums featuring McKinley, including an elaborate musical advertisement for McDonald’s, and theatrical application materials such as audition books and professional portfolios.

 The Photographs (1955 – 2004 and undated), series is divided into three subseries: Personal (1955 – 1990, 2004, and undated), Academic (1957 – 1970 and undated), and Professional (1975 – 2010 and undated). The Personal subseries includes photographs from Burkholder Jr. High, where McKinley taught from 1973- 1974, and miscellaneous photographs. The Academic subseries include photographs specific to McKinley’s schooling in Avon, Illinois. The Professional subseries is divided into four sections: Broadway, Other Theatrical Productions, Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, and Headshots. The Broadway (2002 – 2003) section contains photographs from The Boy From Oz. The Other Theatrical Productions (1975 – 2010 and undated) section is arranged alphabetically by production title. Shows that McKinley worked on multiple times are in chronological order. This section concludes with some miscellaneous photographs. The Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey (1997 – 2004) section includes photographs from several editions of the circus. The Headshots (undated) section includes photographs of McKinley posing in several different costumes and characters.

The Audio Visual (1969 – 2013) series is divided into seven subseries:  Audio Reels (1973 – 1991 and undated), Cassette Tapes (undated), U Tapes (undated), Beta Tapes (1995 and undated), VHS Tapes (1987 – 2003 and undated), CDs (1997 – 2013 and undated), and DVDs (2002 – 2013 and undated).The Audio Reels subseries is divided into three sections: Personal, Professional, and Miscellaneous. The Personal section includes audio reels from Burkholder Jr. High performances directed by McKinley. The Professional section includes reels from productions of The Glass Menagerie and Cowboy Coupe de Ville. The Miscellaneous section contains one audio reel labeled “Together” and dated 1975 and three unidentified audio reels.

The Cassette Tapes subseries includes four boxes of cassette tapes for various productions.
The U-Tapes subseries includes several undated U-Tapes and the Beta Tapes subseries’ include several tapes from 2005 and some undated tapes.

The VHS subseries is divided into two sections: Personal (1984 – 1998, scattered) and Professional (1983- 2003 and undated). The Personal VHS tapes span from 1984 – 2003. The Professional VHS tapes are split into three sections: Broadway (2003 and undated), Other Theatrical Productions (1981 – 1997 and undated), and Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus (1969 – 2002). The Broadway section includes VHS tapes from The Boy From Oz. The Other Theatrical Production section is arranged alphabetically by production title. The Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey section is split into three groups: Television Specials (1969 – 2000), Production Materials (1997- 2002), and Publicity (1999 – 2002). The Television Specials are arranged chronologically from the 99th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus through the 130th Edition. The Production Materials include VHS tapes that refer to specific acts in the circus. The Publicity (1999 – 2002) section includes souvenir VHS tapes. 

The CD subseries is divided into three sections: Broadway (2011 – 2013 and undated), Other Theatrical Productions (undated), and Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey (1997 – 2007). The Broadway section includes recordings from The Boy From Oz and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark. The Other Theatrical Productions section is arranged alphabetically by production title. The Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey section includes recordings from several editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey Circus.

The DVD subseries is divided into two sections: Other Theatrical Productions (2002 – 2013) and Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey (2003 – 2008 and undated). The Other Theatrical Productions section is arranged alphabetically by show title. The Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey section includes some souvenir DVDs as well as recordings of some performances. Researchers may be interested by “Circus Train Adventure Six-Pack” and “Circus Train Adventure VII: The Final Journey,” which follows a Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus train on tour.

The Artifacts (1969 – 2013) series is divided into three subseries: Personal (1973 – 1974 and undated), Academic (1969), and Professional (1990 – 2013 and undated). The Personal subseries contains several trophies from McKinley’s time directing choirs at Burkholder Jr. High School and one Illinois High School Association pin for achieving a division one in vocal performance, the highest rating awarded at the contest. The Academic subseries contains materials concerning McKinley’s study abroad experience in France in 1969, including one journal that he kept throughout the trip.

The Professional subseries is divided into five sections: Broadway (2003 – 2004 and undated), Other Theatrical Productions (1990 – 2013 and undated), Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey (1996 – 2007 and undated), Artwork (1977 and undated), and Posters (undated). The Broadway section contains materials from Boy From Oz, including a pair of dance shoes worn in the production, two towels imprinted with the Boy From Oz logo, and a tote bag commemorating the 2003 – 2004 Tony Awards, for which Boy From Oz was nominated.

The Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey (1996 – 2007, and undated) section includes ID tags used for backstage access and for the circus’ winter camp from 1996 – 2007, a bobble head in the shape of the circus performer, Bello, and two set models, and a glass paperweight with two elephants inset commemorating the 135th Edition of the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus. This section also includes a model of a bejeweled motorcycle with an accompanying model bird that can be spread over the motorcycle’s handlebars. The actual motorcycle was used for performer, Mei Ling’s, act in the 132nd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus.

The Artwork (1977 and undated) subseries includes art that was not used as promotional posters. This section has several pieces of art, including a penciled picture of Don Quixote and a poster size photograph of Philip Wm. McKinley as Dracula.

The Poster (undated) subseries includes several promotional posters for productions that McKinley worked on, including both theatrical productions and Ringling Bros., Barnum, and Bailey editions.


 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically with a few exceptions. Original order was maintained for all the scrapbooks. The playbills in the Personal series are arranged alphabetically. The production materials subseries under the professional series is also arranged alphabetically by production title. Where McKinley worked on the same show multiple times, materials are arranged chronologically.

 

RELATED MATERIALS

None known

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1


Personal 1966 - 2011 and undated

Burkholder Jr. High, 1973-1974 and undated [also oversize BOX 125]

Correspondence 1969 - 2011 and undated

With Virginia McKinley, 1969-1991

BOX 2

Miscellaneous, 1974 - 2011 and undated

Playbills

A - B

BOX 3

B - J [also oversize BOX 115]

BOX 4

K - N

BOX 5

N - S

BOX 6

S- Z

Miscellaneous, 1966 - 1980 and undated

Academic, 1959 - 1973, 2012 and undated

Report cards, 1959 - 1970

BOX 7

Report cards, 1959 - 1970

Study abroad, 1969

Class work, 1969

Correspondence, 1969

Miscellaneous, 1969

Honors, 1970 and undated

Graduation, 1970 and undated

Augustana College, 1970 - 1973, 2012 and undated

BOX 8

Commencement, 2012

Miscellaneous, 1962 - 1970 and undated [also oversize BOX 115]

1962 - 1963

1965 - 1970 and undated

Professional, 1975 - 2013 and undated

Broadway,1998 - 2013 and undated

Boy from Oz, 1998 - 2005 and undated

Correspondence, 2000 - 2001

Production materials, 1998 - 2003 and undated[also oversize BOX 116, 117, 118]

BOX 9

2002 - 2004 and undated

BOX 10

2004 and undated

BOX 11

Scrapbooks, 2003 - 2004 and undated

BOX 12

Publicity, 2003 - 2004 and undated

Tokyo production, 2005

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, 2011 - 2013

Production materials, 2011 - 2013 [also oversize BOX 118]

BOX 13

Correspondence, 2011

Publicity, 2011 - 2013 [also oversize BOX 118, 119, 120]

Memorabilia, 2011 - 2013

Other theatrical productions, 1975 - 2013

Production materials

6 RMS RIV VU, 1977

1940s Radio Hour, 1986

Applause, 1982

Avon Benefit, 2008

BOX 14

Avon Benefit, 2008

The Belle of Amhurst, undated

Ben Hur Live, 2011 [also oversize BOX 122]

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, 1989

Candide, 1986 [also oversize BOX 123]

BOX 15

Candide, 1986 [also oversize BOX 123]

Casino de Paris, 1975 - 1981

Chanel, 1995 - 1996

A Christmas Carol, 1980 [also oversize BOX 123]

BOX 16

A Christmas Carol, 1980 [also oversize BOX 123]

A Christmas Carol, undated

Cowboy Coupe de Ville, 1991

Crème de Coco, 2007

BOX 17

Crème de Coco, 2007

The Desert Song, 1984

The Desert Song, 1986

The Desert Song, 1987

The Desert Song, 1990 [also oversize BOX 123]

The Desert Song, 1992 [also oversize BOX 123]

BOX 18

The Desert Song, undated

Don Quixote, 1975 [also oversize BOX 124]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1996

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, 1992

Evita, undated

BOX 19

Evita, undated

Fads, Flappers and Follies, 1981

A Fireside Christmas, 1993

A Fireside Christmas, 1994

BOX 20

A Fireside Christmas, 1994

A Fireside Christmas, 1995

A Fireside Christmas, 1996

A Fireside Christmas, 1997

BOX 21

A Fireside Christmas, 1997

A Fireside Christmas, 1998

A Fireside Christmas, 1999

A Fireside Christmas, 2001

A Fireside Christmas, 2002

BOX 22

A Fireside Christmas, 2004

A Fireside Christmas, 2005

A Fireside Christmas, 2006 [also oversize BOX 124]

The Glass Menagerie, 1989

Godspell, 1974

Guys and Dolls, 1979

Hair, 1997

Hair, 1998

Harvey, 1977

Hot Ginger and Dynamite, 1980

I do! I do!, 1978

Jekyll and Hyde, 1995

BOX 23

Kismet, undated

Lido de Paris, 1975

L'il Abner, 1973

The Lion in Winter,1979

The Lion in Winter, 1988

A Little Night Music, 1991

Love, Oh Is That What It Is?, undated

Me and My Girl, 1990

The Merry Widow, 1983

Mikado Inc., 1990

Minnie's Boys, undated

Most Happy Fella, 2006

BOX 24

Most Happy Fella, 2006

BOX 25

Mozart L'Opera Rock, 2013 [also oversize BOX 122]

The Music Man, 2008

BOX 26

Nerds:A Musical Software Satire,2007

New Faces of 1952, 1982

Paper Mill Stars, 1990

BOX 27

Paper Mill Stars, 1990

Peter Pan, 1985

Peter Pan, 1992

Phantom, 1991

Phantom, 1992

Phantom, 1992 - 1993

BOX 28

Phantom, 1993

Phantom, 1996 - 1997

Phantom, undated [also oversize BOX 124]

BOX 29

Phantom, undated [also oversize BOX 124]

BOX 30

Pirates of Penzance, 1983

Pixar Circus Project, 2008

Pure as the Driven Snow, 1988

Rhythm Ranch, 1988 - 1989

Rome, Harold tribute, undated

BOX 31

Rome, Harold tribute, undated

Run for your Wife, 1992

Sayonara, 1993

Sayonara, 1994

Sayonara, undated

BOX 32

Sayonara, undated

The Sleeping Beauty, 1984

State of Affairs, 2004

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, 1977

The Subject was Roses, 1979

The Ten Commandments, 2004

Thwak, 1999

Vamps and Tramps, undated

Vanities, 1978

Wit, 2010

The Wizard of Oz, 1991

The Wizard of Oz, 1992

The Wizard of Oz, 1997

BOX 33

The Wizard of Oz, 2002 [also oversize BOX 121, 124]

The Wizard of Oz, 2007 [also oversize BOX 122]

The Wizard of Oz, undated

BOX 34

The Wizard of Oz, undated

Worlds, 2006

Yuletide, 1992

Yuletide, 1993

BOX 35

Yuletide, 1994

Yuletide, 1996

Zombie Prom, 1995 - 1996

BOX 36

Zombie Prom, 1995 - 1996

Newspaper Clippings 1969 - 1990

BOX 37

Oversized Production Materials

A Christmas Carol, 1980

The Desert Song, undated

Hot Ginger and Dynamite, 1980

BOX 38

Newspaper Clippings, 1991 - 2009 and undated

Scrapbooks, 1970 - 2006 and undated

1970 - 1977

1976 [oversize BOX 115]

1977 - 1981

1978 - 1980

BOX 39

1978 - 1980

1980 - 1981

1981 - 1983

BOX 40

1981 - 1983

1982

1983 - 1986

1985 - 1990

BOX 41

1985, 1991 - 1992

1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1992

BOX 42

1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1992

1986 - 1988

1987 - 1990

BOX 43

1987, 1989 - 1990

1989, 1994 - 1997

BOX 44

1991 - 1993

1993 - 1994

BOX 45

1993 - 1994

1993 - 1995

1996

BOX 46

1996

1998 - 2000

BOX 47

2002

2003 - 2006

undated

BOX 48

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey 1995 - 2009 and undated

Production Materials, 1997 - 2007

128th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1997 - 1999

129th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1997 - 2000

BOX 49

129th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1997 - 2000

130th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1998 - 2000

131st Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2000 - 2002

BOX 50

131st Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2000 - 2002

132nd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2001 - 2002 [also oversize BOX 124]

BOX 51

132nd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2001 - 2002 [also oversize BOX 124]

BOX 52

132nd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Cirucs, 2001 - 2002 [also oversize BOX 124]

133rd Edition of Ringling Bro., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2002 - 2004

BOX 53

133rd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2002 - 2004

Hometown Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2003 - 2005

134th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2005

135th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2004 - 2006

BOX 54

133rd, 135th Editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2002, 2004, and undated

BOX 55

135th Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2004 - 2006

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey "Boom-A-Ring," 2007

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, undated

BOX 56

Publicity, 1998 - 2009, and undated

1998 - 2004, and undated [also oversize BOX 124]

BOX 57

Programs, 1998 - 2001

BOX 58

Programs 2002 - 2008

Souvenir posters, 2002 - 2003

Calendar, 2004

Family fun guide, undated

BOX 59

Media Guides, 1998 - 2009

Promotional Bag, 2000 [oversize BOX 124]

Trivia, undated

Animal Care, undated

Miscellaneous, undated

Clown College Catalogue

Audio Visual, 1969 - 2000

VHS tapes, 1969 - 2000

Professional, 1969 - 2000

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1969 - 2000

Television Specials of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus Index, 1969 - 2000

BOX 60

Other Circuses, 1995 - 2009 and undated

BOX 61

Sheet music, undated

Theatrical sheet music, undated

BOX 62

Theatrical sheet music, undated

BOX 63

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, undated

BOX 64

Miscellaneous, 1975 - 1999 and undated

Meadows Playhouse matericals, 1978 - 1979, 1985 - 1999 and undated

Paper Mill Playhouse bound playbills, 1989 - 1990

BOX 65

Paper Mill Playhouse calendars, 1987 - 1999

Record albums, 1985 and undated

Awards, 2003 - 2011 and undated

Theatrical application materials, undated

Audition book, undated

Portfolio, undated

Miscellaneous, 1975 and undated

BOX 66

Oversized miscellaeous, undated

Portfolio, undated

BOX 67

Photographs, 1955 - 2004 and undated

Personal 1955 - 1990, 2004 and undated

Burkholder Jr. High, 1973 - 1974

Miscellaeous, 1955 - 1990, 2004 and undated

Academic, 1957 - 1970 and undated

Professional, 1975 - 2010 and undated

Broadway, 2002 - 2003

Boy from Oz, 2002 - 2003

BOX 68

Other theatrical productions, 1975 - 2010 and undated

6 RMS RIV VU, 1977

Bottoms Up, 1982

Cabaret, 1979

Casino de Paris, 1975 - 1981

A Christmas Carol, undated

Country Hoo-Haw, 1983

Crème de Coco, 2007

Damn Yankees, 1986

The Desert Song, 1986, 1987 and undated

BOX 69

The Desert Song, undated

Fads, Flappers, and Follies, 1981

The Fantastiks, 1979

Fiddler on the Roof, 1980

Guys and Dolls, 1979, 1984

Hair, 1997

BOX 70

Hot Ginger and Dynamite, 1980

I do, I do, 1978

Jekyll and Hyde, undated

Lion in Winter, 1979

Mack and Mabel, 1988

Mikado, Inc., 1990

New Faces of '52, 1982

The Owl and the Pussycat, 1972, 1980

Phantom, 1991 - 1993

Pirates of Penzance, 1985

Sayonara, 1993

Side by Side, 1981

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, 1977

The Subject was Roses, 1978

Vanities, 1978

Wit, 2010

The Wizard of Oz, 1971 and undated

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 1977

Miscellaneous, 1970, 1977 and undated

BOX 71

Miscellaneous, undated

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, 1997 - 2004

Headshots, undated

BOX 72

Oversized photographs, 1991 - 2006

Other theatrical productions, 1991 - 2006

Nerds: A Musical Software Satire, 2006

Unknown, 1991

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, 2001 - 2003 and undated

133rd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2001 - 2003

Undated

BOX 73

Audio Reels, 1973 - 1991 and undated

Personal, 1973 - 1974

Burkholder Jr. High, 1973 - 1974

Christmas Program, 1973

BOX 74

Girls Glee Choral Festival, 1974

BOX 75

Professional, 1989, 1991

Glass Menagerie, 1989

BOX 76

Cowboy Coupe de Ville, 1991

BOX 77

Miscellaneous 1975 and undated

"Together," 1975

BOX 78

Audio Reel, undated

BOX 79

Audio Reel, undated

BOX 80

Audio Reel, undated

BOX 81

Cassette tapes, undated

Cassette tapes, undated

BOX 82

Cassette tapes, undated,

BOX 83

Cassette tapes, undated

BOX 84

Cassette tapes, undated

BOX 85

U tapes, undated

U Tapes, undated

BOX 86

Beta tapes, 2005 and undated

Beta tapes, 2005 and undated

BOX 87

Beta tapes, 2005

BOX 88

VHS tapes, 1984 - 2003

Personal, 1984 - 2003

BOX 89

Personal 2000 - 2003

Professional, 1983 - 2003 and undated

Broadway, 2003 and undated

Boy from Oz, 2003 and undated

BOX 90

Boy from Oz, 2003 and undated

Other theatrical productions, 1981 - 1997 and undated

VHS, B - C

BOX 91

VHS, C - G

BOX 92

VHS, H - P

BOX 93

VHS, P - R

BOX 94

VHS, S - Z

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey 1969 - 2002 and undated

Television Specials of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1969 - 2002 and undated

99th – 101nd Editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus ,1969 – 1971

BOX 95

102th – 115th Editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1972 – 1987

BOX 96

116th – 123th Editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1988 – 1993

BOX 97

124th – 130th Editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1994 – 2000

Production materials, 1997 - 2002 and undated

1997 - 1998

BOX 98

1998 - 2000

BOX 99

2002 and undated

BOX 100

Publicity, 1999 - 2002

Oversize VHS tapes, undated

Yuletide Celebration, undated

BOX 101

CDs, 1997 - 2013 and undated

Broadway, 2011 - 2013 and undated

Boy from Oz, undated

Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, 2011 - 2013

Other theatrical productions

B - W

BOX 102

W - Z, unknown, undated

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1997 - 2007

BOX 103

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1997 - 2007

DVDs, 2002 - 2013 and undated

Other theatrical productions, 2002 - 2013

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2003 - 2008 and undated

BOX 104

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2003 - 2008 and undated

BOX 105

Artifacts, 1969 - 2013

Personal, 1973 - 1974 and undated

Burkholder Jr. High, 1973 - 1974

Trophy, 1973 - 1974

Flag [1973 - 1974] [oversize BOX 125]

IHSA Vocal Division I pin, undated

Professional, 1990 - 1991

Other theatrical productions, 1990 - 1991

Trophy, Wizard of Oz, 1990

Trophy, Phantom, 1991

Trophy, Merry Widow, 1991

BOX 106

Academic, 1969

Study Abroad, 1969

Class Work, 1969

Journal, 1969

Professional, 1990 - 2013 and undated

Other theatrical productions

Mozart L'Opera Rock souvenir cup, 2013

BOX 107

Broadway, 2003 - 2004 and undated

Boy from Oz, undated

Dancing shoes, undated

Signed Boy from Oz towels, undated

BOX 108

Tony Awards tote bag, 2003 - 2004

BOX 109

Other theatrical productions 1990 - 2013 and undated

Mozart L'Opera Rock souvenir tote bag, 2013

BOX 110

Production souvenirs, 1990, 1998 and undated

BOX 111

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1996 - 2007 and undated

ID tags, 1996 - 2007 and undated

BOX 112

Bobble head [2002]

Set model, undated

BOX 113

Set model, undated

Glass elephant paper weight, 2005

BOX 114

Mei Ling's motorcycle model [2002]

Artwork, 1977 and undated [oversize BOX 125]

Posters, undated [oversize, BOX 125, 126, POSTER DRAWER Mapcase 1, drawer 4]

BOX 115 [oversize]

Personal

Playbills

B - J

Academic

Miscellaneous

Poetry book assignment, undated

Professional

Scrapbook, 1976

BOX 116 [oversize]

Broadway

Boy from Oz 2003 and undated

Production materials, undated

BOX 117 [oversize]

Production materials, undated

BOX 118 [oversize]

Production materials, 2003

Spiderman: Turn off the Dark 2011 - 2013

Publicity, 2011 - 2013

Calendar, 2013

BOX 119 [oversize]

Promotional pizza box, 2012

BOX 120 [oversize]

Publicity, 2011 - 2013

BOX 121 [oversize]

Other theatrical productions, 1975 - 2013

Production materials, 1975 - 2013

Wizard of Oz, 2002 [also BOX 33, oversize BOX 124]

BOX 122 [oversize]

Ben Hur Live, 2008 - 2011

Mozart L'Opera Rock, 2013

Voyage de la Vie, 2009

The Wizard of Oz, 2007

BOX 123 [oversize]

Candide, 1986

A Christmas Carol, 1980

The Desert Song, 1990

The Desert Song, 1992

BOX 124 [oversize]

Don Quixote, 1975

Fireside Christmas, 2006

Phantom, undated

The Wizard of Oz, 2002

Publicity 1999 - 2009

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus

Production materials

132nd Edition of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, 2001 - 2002

Publicity

Promotional bag, 2000

Phtographs, undated

Personal, undated

Professional, undated

A Christmas Carol

BOX 125 [oversize]

Artifacts

Personal

Burkholder Jr. High, 1973 - 1974

Flag, [1973 - 1974]

Artwork, 1977 and undated

Other theatrical productions, 1977 and undated

Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, undated

Posters, undated

BOX 126 [oversize]

Posters, undated

POSTER DRAWER [oversize map case 1, drawer 4]

Posters, undated

 

 

 

 


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