Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection

Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Crouse, Edward C., 1908-1975
Title: Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection
Dates: 1930-1946
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms980

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Crouse was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in October of 1908. He received the degrees of A.B., 1929, and M.A., 1936, in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. From 1939-1940 he did post graduate work in drama at Yale. Crouse came to the University of Georgia in 1930 as an instructor in Journalism. From 1930-1942 he taught journalism, drama, directed the plans and designed the sets for the productions of the University Theatre. From 1942-1946 he was granted a leave of absence from the University to join the Armed Forces during World War II, where he served with distinction and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Captain. In 1946 he returned briefly to the University of Georgia where he directed an all-veteran cast in the production of John Patrick's "The hasty heart." He resigned from the University during the summer of 1946. Crouse went to New York in 1947, where he was associated with Edward Wormley and Associates for 21 years until his retirement in 1968. He died at his home in Weston, Connecticut, on Tuesday, November 25, 1975.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of scrapbooks, biographical material, pictures, clippings, broadsides, programs, and one book. All concern the activities and productions of the University Theatre under the direction of Edward C. Crouse, Head of the Drama Department. Productions under Mr. Crouse's Aegis, although staged, produced, and acted by college students, were of a professional calibre.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Crouse, Edward C., 1908-1975
Pictures (object genre)
Playbills--Georgia--Athens.
Playbills.
Scrapbooks--Georgia--Athens.
Scrapbooks.
Theater programs--Georgia--Athens.
Theater programs.
University of Georgia. Dept. of Theatre and Film Studies.
University of Georgia. University Theatre. -- Pictorial works

General Notes

For more information see "An historical survey of the non-professional theatrical activities at the University of Georgia, 1785-1955" by Bernice June Maxwell, 1956, held by the University of Georgia libraries.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection, ms 980. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical and Army Service Information
 
2Broadsides
 
3Clippings: Kind Lady (Clippings in Scrapbook I for productions prior to 1938.), 1938
 
4Clippings: "Excursion", 1938
 
5Clippings: The Vinegar Tree, 1938
 
6Clippings: You Can't Take It With You, 1939
 
7Clippings: Romance, 1939
 
8Clippings: Margin for Error, 1942
 
9Clippings: Miscellaneous, Incomplete or undated
 
10Article: "Hey Stagehand," by Howard Clisham
 
11Newletter, July 1939
 
12Pictures: Beggar on Horseback (Other pictures in Scrapbook II various dates.)
 
13Pictures: Berkeley Square
 
14Pictures: The Bishop Misbehaves
 
15Pictures: Captain Applejack
 
16Pictures: Hay Fever
 
17Pictures: Once in a Lifetime
 
18Pictures: The Perfect Alibi
 
19Pictures: Romance
 
20Pictures: The Student Prince (?)
 
21Pictures: Ten Nights in a Bar-room (?)
 
22Pictures: Unidentified
 
23Pictures: Seney-Stovall, Lucy Cobb Theatre
 
24Plan: University Theatre, Fine Arts
 
25Programs
 
26Book: Architecture for the New Theatre
 
Oversize_BoxItem
21Scrapbook, 1930-1937
Clippings re: plays
 
22Scrapbook, 1934-1942
Photographs from plays.
 
OS Folder
1BBlueprints of set designs "The Male Animal" (1941), "Brother Rat" (1942), "Margin for Error" (1942), "Keepers of the House," untitled sets (1939), 1939, 1941-1942