George D. Glenn Papers, 1966-1995

Collection Overview

Title: George D. Glenn Papers, 1966-1995

Record Series: 14/06/02/04

Creator: Glenn, George D.

Date: 1966-1995

Extent: 13 boxes (10.59 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materi

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Technical Access: This collection contains 7 reel-to-reel tapes and 3 cassette recordings, which require special playback equipment for access and use.

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Historical Note

Professor George David Glenn was a faculty member in the Department of Theatre at the State College of Iowa / University of Northern Iowa, from 1966 until his retirement in 2000. Glenn received his associate's degree in theatre from Shimer College in 1961, his masters degree from Northern Illinois University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in theatre history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1966. He was also the director of the Iowa Regents London Program from 1991-1992, and publisher and editor of The Shootist, an official bi-monthly magazine of the National Congress of Old West Shootists from 1996 to 2005.

Arrangement

  • Series 1: Prompt Books

  • Series 2: Media

  • Series 3: UNI Theater Department

Scope and Content

The George D. Glenn Papers range from 1966 to 1995 and have been arranged into three series. The collection consists of prompt books, photographs, slides, and both sound and visual recordings of theater productions with which Glenn was involved at the University of Northern Iowa.

Series 1, Prompt Books, is arranged alphabetically and contains the prompt books for Glenn's productions. Examples include The AlchemistHamletNoises Off, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Please see the inventory below for a complete list of included productions.

The second series, Media, consists of photographs, slides, and audio / visual recordings of productions such as The FatherIndians, and King John. The series is arranged alphabetically by production. Please see the inventory below for a complete list of includes productions.

The final series, UNI Theater Department, is comprised of photographs and slides depicting historic theaters, constumes, performances, and performers from the United States and around the world, as well as an index to London theater periodicals compiled by Glenn, which track publications dating from 1785-1850.

Professor Glenn donated the majority of this material to Rod Library Special Collections in two installments. The first arrived in 1983 and consisted of prompt books, while the second installment was received when Glenn retired.

Inventory

BOX 1

  • Folder 1: The Alchemist (1 of 3) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: The Alchemist (2 of 3) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: The Alchemist, (3 of 3) [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: Androcles and the Lion [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: Androcles and the Lion, Stage Manager’s Script [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: Arsenic and Old Lace [Series 1]

  • Folder 7: Born Yesterday [Series 1]

BOX 2

  • Folder 1: Equus Prompt Book (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Equus Prompt Book (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: The Father [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: Hamlet, Original Cuts [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: Hamlet, Acts I-III [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: Hamlet Prompt Book [Series 1]

BOX 3

  • Folder 1: Harvey [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Hedda Gabler [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: Henry IV (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: Henry IV (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: Indians(1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: Indians (2 of 2) [Series 1]

BOX 4

  • Folder 1: King John (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: King John (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: The Tragedy of King Lear (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: The Tragedy of King Lear (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: The Lady's Not for  Burning (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: The Lady’s Not for Burning (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 7: The Lion in Winter [Series 1]

BOX 5

  • Folder 1: Macbeth (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Macbeth (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: Macbeth, Intro-Act III [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: Macbeth, Act IV-End [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1968-1969 (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1968-1969 (2 of 2) [Series 1]

BOX 6

  • Folder 1: Noises Off (1 of 2) (includes 2 photographs) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Noises Off (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: The Playboy of the Western World [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: The Relapse (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: The Relapse (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: Reynard the Fox, 1967-1968 [Series 1]

BOX 7

  • Folder 1: Secret Service (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Secret Service (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: She Stoops to Conquer (1 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 4: She Stoops to Conquer (2 of 2) [Series 1]

  • Folder 5: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window [Series 1]

  • Folder 6: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [Series 1]

BOX 8

  • Folder 1: The Alchemist [Series 2]

  • Folder 2: Arsenic and Old Lace [Series 2]

  • Folder 3: The Father [slides and Triton Magnetic Recording Tape, Acetate 1.5 mil] [Series 2]

  • Folder 4: Indians (1 of 2) [7 inch reel and cassette] [Series 2]

  • Folder 5: Indians (2 of 2) [7 inch reel and cassette] [Series 2]

  • Folder 6: The Kentuckian & Secret Service (1 of 2) [slides] [Series 2]

  • Folder 7: The Kentuckian & Secret Service recordings (2 of 2) [7 inch reels and cassettes] [Series 2]

BOX 9

  • Folder 1: King John (1 of 2) [Series 2]

  • Folder 2: King John, recordings (2 of 2) [Series 2]

  • Folder 3:The Lady's Not for Burning [Series 2]

  • Folder 4: The Lion in Winter [Series 2]

  • Folder 5: Mandragola, the Mandrake [Series 2]

  • Folder 6: Merry Wives of Windsor [Series 2]

  • Folder 7: Of Mice and Men [Series 2]

  • Folder 8: The Playboy of the Western World [Series 2]

  • Folder 9: The Relapse [Series 2]

  • Folder 10: Reynard the Fox--has some photos as well--sleeve them? [Series 2]

  • Folder 11: Secret Service-- has some photos--sleeve? [Series 2]

BOX 10

  • Folder 1: She Stoops to Conquer--8mm [Series 2]

  • Folder 2: The Sign in Sidney Burstein’s Window [Series 2]

  • Folder 3: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?--has cassette too [Series 2]

  • Folder 4: England [Series 3]

  • Folder 5: France, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Russia [Series 3]

  • Folder 6: Greece and Rome [Series 3]

BOX 11

  • Folder 1: Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan [Series 3]

  • Folder 2: United States [Series 3]

  • Folder 3: Theater Technology [Series 3]

  • One print copy of Index to the theater reviews in the The Times (London) 1785-1794, three reel to reel tape recordings, and a small box with 33 microfilm photographs in a box labeled “Hamlet Culls (Good).”

BOX 12:

  • The Times review data forms, 1785-1824

BOX 13:

  • The Times review data forms, 1825-1870

Processing Information

Material processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson in August 2000. Modified: September 20, 2001 (SB). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 15, 2017. Updated by Keegan Little, May 2018, and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, September 2019.

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