Athens Town and Gown Players records

Athens Town and Gown Players records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Town and Gown Players (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Athens Town and Gown Players records
Dates: 1953-2018
Quantity: 18.5 Linear feet (25 document boxes, 4 oversized boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Coll. Number: ms3256

Biographical/Historical Note

The Town and Gown Players are a community theater organization based in Athens, Georgia. They are volunteer-based and have performed continuously since 1953.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of documents related to the Town and Gown Players of Athens, Georgia. There are production documents, including scripts, programs, tickets, pictures and design documents; publicity documents, including season lists and season press releases, season press clippings, promotions, brochures and flyers; financial documents, including expense/income reports, treasurer's reports, show income breakdown statements, receipts, tax documents and ledgers; facility documents, including leases, insurance policies, rental agreements, renovation documents, contracts with technicians and facilities specs for designers; and membership documents including member lists, newsletters, thank you letters and general member communications.


Arrangement

Arranged by season of production.


Index Terms

American drama--19th century.
American drama--20th century.
Brochures.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Community theater--Georgia--Athens--Finance.
Community theater--Georgia--Athens.
Contracts.
Correspondence
Financial records.
Financial statements.
Fliers (printed matter).
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 -- You can't take it with you
Insurance policies.
Kesselring, Joseph, 1902-1967 -- Arsenic and old lace
Leases.
Ledgers (account books)
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969 -- Guys and dolls
Membership lists.
Newsletters.
Pictures (object genre)
Programs (documents)
Receipts (financial records)
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 -- Oklahoma
Scripts (documents)
Specifications.
Tax records.
Theater--Production and direction--Georgia--Athens.
Theater--Public relations--Georgia--Athens.
Tickets.
Town and Gown Players (Athens, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Town and Gown Players records, ms3256, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1953-1954 Season

BoxFolder
11Production documents - Philadelphia Story
2Press clippings
3Meeting minutes - board, general membership
4Original Constitution and By-laws, 1953 September 28
6Logo art - original, Joy Tasker
7Membership documents
8Thank-you notes
 

1954-1955 Season

BoxFolder
19Production documents - Moon is Blue, 10 Little Indians, Rosalind, The 12 Pound Cake
10Press clippings
11Meeting minutes
12Facilities documents for Ritz
13Membership documents
14Thank-you notes
 

1955-1956 Season

BoxFolder
115Production documents
16Meeting minutes
17Newsletters
 

1956-1957 Season

BoxFolder
118Production documents
19Meeting minutes
21Newsletters
 

1957-1958 Season

BoxFolder
122Meeting minutes
23Production documents - Dial "M" for Murder, The Tender Trap
24Treasurer's report
25Newsletters
 

1958-1959 Season

BoxFolder
126Articles of Incorporation
27Cannery lease
28Ways and Means report
29Newsletters, membership documents
 

1959-1960 Season

BoxFolder
130Press releases, membership notes - Arsenic and Old Lace
 

1960-1961 Season

BoxFolder
131Production documents, press clippings - The Gazebo, Glass Menagerie, Under the Sycamore Tree
32Meeting minutes
33Facilities documents
34Membership documents, newsletters
35Thank you letters, correspondence with SETC
 

1961-1962 Season

BoxFolder
136Production documents, script
37Meeting minutes
38Membership documents
 

1962-1963 Season

BoxFolder
21Production documents - Blithe Spirit, 10 Nights in a Bar Room, Royal Gambit
2Meeting minutes
3Membership documents, newsletter
 

1963-1964 Season

BoxFolder
24Production documents - Little Cake, Tunnel of Love, Career, Man/Dinner
5Meeting minutes
6Membership documents, newsletter
 

1964-1965 Season

BoxFolder
27Meeting minutes, membership documents, season activities lists, clipping - Harvey, Vanya
BoxFolder
192Photographs - Harvey
 

1965-1966 Season

BoxFolder
28Production documents, publicity advertisement
9Financial reports - Pajama Game Income
10General business - directing contracts, agendas
11Membership documents, newsletters
 

1966-1967 Season

BoxFolder
212Production documents, press clipping - Earnest
13Financial reports, documents
14Newsletters, 1966-1967 season
 

1967-1968 Season

BoxFolder
215Production documents, press clippings
16By-laws, meeting minutes
17Financial reports, production expense breakdown
18Receipts - office, utilities, music
19Membership documents, newsletters
31Untitled - miscellaneous
 

1968-1969 Season

BoxFolder
220Production documents - Picnic, Barefoot in the Park, The Boyfriend, Mother Goose
21Press clippings, royalties
22Meeting minutes
23Financial reports, show expense breakdown
24Receipts - publicity, facility, production
25Facilities documents, lease, receipts
26Membership documents, newsletters, thank-you notes
27Logo art work
 

1969-1970 Season

BoxFolder
228Production documents, press clippings
29Financial reports, breakdown by production
30Membership documents, newsletter
 

1970-1971 Season

BoxFolder
31Production documents, press clippings
2Financial reports, meeting minutes
3Membership documents, newsletter, Tag-A-History
 

1971-1972 Season

BoxFolder
34Production documents, publicity advertisements Dracula. My 3 Angels, Summertree, Gingerbread Lady
5Financial reports, meeting minutes, tax documents, production breakdown, facilties information
6Membership documents, Georgia Theater Competition and STC correspondence
 

1972-1973 Season

BoxFolder
38Georgia Theatre Competition submission The Gingerbread Lady
7Production documents, publicity advertisements
9Meeting minutes, UGA/T&G correspondence
10Financial reports
11Membership
BoxFolder
120Miscellaneous membership documents
5Facilities documents for Ritz Theatre
 

1973-1974 Season

BoxFolder
312Production documents, press clippings, publicity copy
13Meeting minutes
14Financial reports
15Facilities
16Membership
 

1974-1975 Season

BoxFolder
317Production documents, press releases
18Meeting minutes
19Financial reports, facilities
20Thank-you letters
 

1975-1976 Season

BoxFolder
41Production
2Publicity, press clippings, releases
3Meeting minutes
4Thank-you letters
 

1976-1977 Season

BoxFolder
45Production documents, press clippings
6Awards Banquet
7Meeting minutes
8Financial, facilities documents
9Membership
 

1977-1978 Season

BoxFolder
51Production documents, press clippings
2Meeting minutes, bylaws
3Financial reports, treasurer's report
4General business, articles of incorporation, contracts, season and director information
5Membership, newsletter
 

1978-1979 Season

BoxFolder
56Production documents, press clippings
7Production documents, press clippings - Picnic
8Production documents, press clippings - Carousel
9Press clippings, awards banquet
10Meeting minutes, general manager's report
11Membership, newsletters
 

1979-1980 Season

BoxFolder
61Production documents, press clippings, awards banquet
2Production documents, press clippings - The Hollow
3Production documents, press clippings - Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild
4Production documents, press clippings - No, No Nanette
5Membership, newsletters, Georgia Theater Competition information
 

1980-1981 Season

BoxFolder
66Production documents, press clippings, awards banquet
 

1981-1982 Season

BoxFolder
67Production documents, press clippings
8Meeting minutes
 

1982-1983 Season

BoxFolder
69Production documents, press clippings
10Meeting minutes
11Financial reports, facilities
12Newsletter, awards banquet
 

1983-1984 Season

BoxFolder
613Production documents, press clippings - Rebecca, Barefoot in the Park, Arsenic & Old Lace, Night of Jan 16th
14Production documents, press clippings - Annie Get Your Gun
15Meeting minutes, financial documents
16Facilities documents, lighting tech contracts
BoxFolder
194Photographs - Annie Get Your Gun
 

1984-1985 Season

BoxFolder
71Production documents, press clippings
2Meeting minutes
3Financial documents
4Facilities, design documents
5Membership, newsletters
 

1985-1986 Season

BoxFolder
76Production documents
7Publicity, special charity performance - Adaptations
8Meeting minutes, bylaws
9Financial reports
10Facilities
11Membership, newsletter
 

1986-1987 Season

BoxFolder
712Production documents
13Publicity documents, special events, bwards Banquet, Valentines Dinner Theatre
14Meeting minutes, bylaws
15Financial records
16Treasurer's report, correspondence
17Facilities documents, calendar
18Costume inventory
19Membership, newsletter
BoxFolder
197Photographs - The Rainmaker
 

1987-1988 Season

BoxFolder
81Production documents
2Production documents - Cole
3Publicity, special events, awards banquet, benefit plays
4Meeting minutes, bylaws
5Financial, facilities documents, lease
6Membership, newsletter, Thank you letter
 

1988-1989 Season

BoxFolder
87Production documents - Blithe Spirit, V. Frankenstein, Streetcar Named Desire, Drood
8Production documents - The Real Thing
9Production documents - Scrooge
10Publicity, special event, Murder Mystery Benefit
11Inventories, director's vitas for costume, props office, etcetera
12Meeting minutes
13Financial documents
14Membership, newsletter, Thank you notes
2000-2001 Season
BoxFolder
171Production Documents Dearly Departed, 2000-2001 season
2Production Documents To Kill a Mockingbird, Paint Plot, 2000-2001 season
3Production Documents/Press Clippings Art, Marvins Room, A Comedy of Errors,Apple Tree, 2000-2001 season
4Production Documents Baby/Bathwater, Duchess of Malfi, Play, Don't Miss Bible Study, 2000-2001 season
52000's Memorial Documents, 2000-2001 season
6Misc. Documents/Facilities Doc, 2000-2001 season
BoxFolder
195Photographs - Blithe Spirit, 1988-1989
 

1989-1990 Season

BoxFolder
91Production documents - Country Wife, one act performances
2Production documents - Shadowbox, Deathtrap, Christmas Carol
3Production documents - Robber Bridegroom
4Production documents - The Dresser
5Production documents - Puss in Boots
6Production documents - You Can't Take It With You
7Publicity, special events, awards banquet
8Meeting minutes, bylaws
9Financial documents
10Membership
11Newsletters
 

1990-1991 Season

BoxFolder
101Production documents
2Publicity, special events, awards banquet
3Meeting minutes
4Financial reports
5Membership, newsletters
BoxFolder
281Program - Rumpelstiltskin
 

1991-1992 Season

BoxFolder
111Production documents
2Publicity, special events, awards banquet, Post Valentines, Navy School, Junior League performance
3Meeting minutes
4Financial, facilities documents
5Membership, newsletter
 

1992-1993 Season

BoxFolder
116Production documents
7Publicity, special events
8Meeting minutes
9Financial reports
10Membership
OS Box
27Lobby card - The Oldest Living Graduate
BoxFolder
282Program - A Midsummer Night's Dream
2Program - Look Homeward Angel
2Program - The Pirates of Penzance
 

1993-1994 Season

BoxFolder
121Production documents - Philadelphia Story, J. Caesar, Sports Wives, Musical Memories
2Production documents - Arsenic & Old Lace, Night of the Iguana, Taste of the Classics
3Production documents - Guys and Dolls, Dracula, Once Upon a Mattress
4Publicity, special events, awards banquet, Season Sing-Along
5Meeting minutes
6Financial documents, calendar
7Membership, newsletter
BoxFolder
283Program - The Philadelphia Story
3Program - Musical Memories
3Program - Arsenic and Old Lance
3Program - Night of the Iguana
3Program - Guys and Dolls
 

1994-1995 Season

BoxFolder
131Production documents - Steel Magnolias, Godspell, Amadeus
2Production documents
3Production documents - Fool for Love, Mr Roberts, Oklahoma, one act performances
4Publicity, special events, awards banquet, mission statement
51994 Meeting minutes
61995 Meeting minutes
BoxFolder
141General business, bylaws, Bod lists, presidential correspondence
2Financial records
3Facilities documents
4Membership, newsletters, thank you notes
OS Box
27Poster - Dracula
BoxFolder
284Program - Steel Magnolias
4Program - Godspell
4Program - Amadeus
4Program - La Ronde
4Program - Seven Keys to Baldpate
4Program - Mister Roberts
4Program - Fool for Love
4Program - Oklahoma!
 

1995-1996 Season

BoxFolder
151Production documents - Witness for Prosecution, Crucible, Foreigner, Second Stage shows
2Production documents - Merry Wives of Windsor
3Production documents - She Loves Me
4Publicity, director's handbook
5Meeting minutes
6General business, Georgia Arts Council application, mission statement
7Financial documents, corporation registration
8Facilities documents
9Membership. newsletter
BoxFolder
285Program - The Merry Wives of Windsor
5Program - She Loves Me
5Program - The Witness for the Prosecution
5Program - The Foreigner
5Program - The Crucible
 

1996-1997 Season

BoxFolder
1510Production documents - Li'l Abner,God's Favorite, Rival
11Production documents - Baby, Rainmaker, Haunting of House Hill
12Production documents - Second Stage shows
13Publicity, awards banquet
14Meeting minutes
15Financial, facilities documents, insurance policy, corporation registration
16Membership, newsletter
BoxFolder
234Notebook
BoxFolder
286Program - God's Favorite
6Program - The Haunting of Hill House
6Program - Baby
6Program - The Rivals
6Program - Li'l Abner
OS Folder
1BPoster - The Rainmaker
 

1997-1998 Season

BoxFolder
161Production documents - Nerd, Glass Menagerie
2Production documents - Sisters Rosenweig, Personals
4Production documents - Second Stage shows
5Publicity, directors handbook
6Special events, awards banquet, 30th anniversary planning
7Meeting minutes
8Financial, facilities documents
9Membership, newsletters
BoxFolder
241Notebook
BoxFolder
255Master's Hall
6 Columns
BoxFolder
287Program - The Glass Menagerie
7Program - The Nerd
7Program - Personals
7Program - The Sisters Rosensweig
7Program - The Mikado
 

1998-1999 Season

BoxFolder
1610Production documents - Our Town, Dining Room
11Production documents - Picnic, Jakes Women, Detective Story
12Production documents - additional Second Stage shows
1330th Anniversary Gala
14Publicity, awards banquet
15Meeting minutes, newsletter
BoxFolder
232General expenditures - Ben Teague
BoxFolder
242Notebook, 1998-1999
BoxFolder
251Notebook - reference, renovation
OS Box
27Lobby card - Cyrano de Bergerac
BoxFolder
288Program - Jake's Women
8Program - Picnic
8Program - My Fair Lady
 

1999-2000 Season

BoxFolder
1616Production documents, publicity, awards banquet
3Production documents - Cyrano, Mikado
BoxItem
251Production team handbook, July 2000
BoxFolder
289Program - The Last Night of Ballyhoo
9Program - Kiss Me, Kate
9Program - The Diary of Anne Frank
9Program - Much Ado About Nothing
9Program - Post Mortem
9Program - The Man Who Came to Dinner
 

2000-2001 Season

OS Box
27Poster - Don't Miss Bible Study, The American Dream
BoxFolder
2810Program - To Kill a Mockingbird
10Program - Dearly Departed
10Program - The Apple Tree
10Program - Art
10Program - The Comedy of Errors
 

2001-2002 Season

BoxFolder
177Production documents, press clippings - Misery, Inherit the Wind, Death of a Salesmen, Murder Mystery Dinner
8Production documents, programs - Hot L Baltimore, Misanthrope, Plays the Thing, Knight/Pestle
9Publicity, newsletter
10Press clippings, miscellaneous
11Publicity, membership, bylaws
BoxFolder
2811Program - Inherit the Wind
11Program - The Play's the Thing
11Program - The Misanthrope
11Program - The Hot l Baltimore
 

2002-2003 Season

BoxFolder
2812Program - Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
12Program - Lettice and Lovage
12Program - Something's Afoot
12Program - The Rover
BoxFolder
252Printed material, 2002-2003
7Grants, 2002-2004
 

2003-2004 Season

BoxFolder
2813Program - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
13Program - Twelve Angry Men
13Program - Bedroom Farce
13Program - High Society
13Program - I Hate Hamlet
BoxFolder
253Printed material, 2003-2004
OS Box
2750th Anniversary Poster
BoxFolder
23150th Anniversary Program Documents
 

2004-2005 Season

BoxFolder
2814Program - Crimes of the Heart
14Program - The Suitors
14Program - The Ladies of the Camellias
14Program - Rumors
14Program - The Taming of the Dude
OS Box
27Posters - I Hate Hamlet
BoxFolder
254Printed material, 2004-2005
 

2005-2006 Season

BoxFolder
2815Program - The Children's Hour
15Program - Academia Nuts
15Program - The Devil's Disciple
15Program - How I Learned to Drive
15Program - Private Lives
 

2006-2007 Season

BoxFolder
2816Program - The Tempest
16Program - The House of Blue Leaves
16Program - Lady Windermere's Fan
16Program - Play It Again, Sam
16Program - The Trip to Bountiful
16Program - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]
BoxFolder
263Production Team Handbook, 2006-2007
 

2007-2008 Season

BoxFolder
2817Program - A Streetcar Named Desire
17Program - Godspell
17Program - Beyond Therapy
17Program - As You Like It
OS Box
27Posters for the season
 

2008-2009 Season

BoxFolder
2818Printed material, season schedule brochure
18Program - Moon Over Buffalo
18Program - Arcadia
18Program - Cabaret
18Program - Sherlock Holmes
18Program - Fools
18Program - Company
OS Box
27Program - I Love Company
Posters - Cabaret, Sherlock Holmes the Final Adventure, Arcadia, I Love Company
BoxFolder
267Programs, 2008-2009
 

2009-2010 Season

BoxFolder
2819Printed material, season schedule magnet
19Printed material, season schedule brochure
19Program - The Mousetrap
19Program - Mame
19Program - Picasso at the Lapin Agile
19Program - Carousel
19Program - The Lion in Winter
OS Box
27Memorial Garden design plans - Phase 1, 2, 3, landscape architecture by Southview, 2010
Posters - Lion in Winter, Fat Pig, Under Milk Wood, the Mousetrap, Picasso at the Lapin Agile
OS Box
29Posters - The Love List, Fat Pig, Tape
 

2010-2011 Season

BoxFolder
2820Printed material, season schedule brochure
20Program - Epic Proportions
20Program - The Rocky Horror Show
20Program - Dancing at Lughnasa
20Program - Little Shop of Horrors
20Program - Twelfth Night
20Program - An Ideal Husband
OS Box
27Posters - Twelfth Night, Sock Puppet Bogosian, Little Shop of Horrors, An Ideal Husband, Dancing at Lughnasa, Crave
 

2011-2012 Season

BoxFolder
2821Printed material, season schedule magnet
21Program - Enchanted April
21Program - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
21Program - Lysistrata
OS Box
27Program - Dracula
Program - Jesus Christ Superstar
Posters - Amadeus, Enhcanted April, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dracula, The Awakening of Spring
OS Box
29Posters - Amadeus, Dracula, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Lysistrata, (Title of Show), The Opera Games, All in the Timing, The Call of Cthulhu
 

2012-2013 Season

BoxFolder
2822Program - See How They Run
22Program - Pippin
22Program - A Few Good Men
22Program - Psychosis of the Psock
22Program - The Great American Trailer Park Musical
22Program - Hamlet
OS Box
29Posters - Hamlet, See How They Run, Pippin, A Few Good Men, Psychosis of the Psock, God of Carnage, You Two Talk, Happy Days
 

2013-2014 Season

BoxFolder
2823Program - Evil Dead: The Musical
23Program - Romeo and Juliet
23Program - The Importance of Being Earnest
23Program - Oklahoma!
23Program - Steel Magnolias
23Program - Proof
OS Box
29Posters - August: Osage County, Proof, Steel Magnolias, The Importance of Being Earnest, Evil Dead the Musical, She Kills Monsters, Rossums' Universal Robots, Betrayal
 

2014-2015 Season

BoxFolder
2824Program - Inspecting Carol
OS Box
29Posters - Rent, The Illusion, By the Bog of Cats, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Man of La Mancha, Inspecting Carol, The Last Five Years, The Moonstone, Your Handsome Captain
 

2015-2016 Season

BoxFolder
2825Program - Macbeth
OS Box
29Posters - 9 to 5 the Musical, Assassins, The Odd Couple, The Graduate, Wait Until Dark, MacBeth, The Clean House, Panthers Scream Like Women, Counting on Love, A Month of Sundays
 

2016-2017 Season

BoxFolder
2826Programs
OS Box
29Posters - Calendar Girls, Stage Kiss, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Two Can Play, Die Mommie Die
 

2017-2018 Season

BoxFolder
2827Programs
OS Box
29Posters - Curtains, Deathtrap, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Visiting Mr. Green, Gidion's Knot, Next Fall
 
BoxFolder
181Miscellaneous scripts removed from notebook - Pastiche, Recherche La Femme, All American Dreamland Dance Hall, 2 Unknown
 
BoxFolder
191Photos - Drunkard, Mildred Wild, Little Mary Sunshine, Stop the World, Little Bit More, Marat/Save, 1960s-70s
 
3Photographs, 1980s
 
6Photographs, 1990s
 
8Photographs - Mockingbird, Inherit the Wind, Marvins Room, Man/Dinner, 2000-2002
 
9Photographs - unidentified
 
Oversize_Box
20Posters
 
Oversize_Box
21Scrapbook
 
BoxFolder
221Clippings
 
2Photographs
 
3Printed Material
 
BoxFolder
233Play Reading Notes
 
BoxItem
252Floorplans
 
3Awards
 
4Ben Teague Papers
 
BoxFolder
261Elissa Hadley, 1970-2006
 
2Condolence Letters & Cards, 2009
 
4Production Papers, undated
 
5Printed Material, 2006-2009
 
6Programs, 2005-2007
 
8Clippings, 1979-2009
 
9Photographs, 1969-2008
 
10Programs, 1976-1981
 
OS Box
27Clippings, 2008-2011
 
Poster - The Soldier's Tale, Facade
 
Lobby cards, mounted posters - Cliffhanger; Mystery of Edwin Drood; A Man for All Seasons; George M; The Odd Couple; Arsenic and Old Lace; Barefoot in the Park; Crimes of the Heart; Eat Your Heart Out; Spider's Web; Harvery; the Mousetrap; The Rainmaker
 
BoxFolder
2828Photographs, 2010s
 
29Memorial Heritage Garden, 2010