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Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection
Author/Creator:
Gillespie, Patti P.
Collection number:
08-151-MSPAL
Size:
1.00 linear foot
Bulk dates:
1982-2000
Inclusive dates:
1982-2000
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Dr. Patti P. Gillespie was born c. 1938 and was the co-author of The Enjoyment of Theatre, which, in 2010, entered its eighth printing. As a professor, she taught courses on the history of theatre and drama, theatre criticism, theatre education, the history of directing, as well as masters and doctoral seminars at various universities from 1970 to 2000, retiring in 1999. She also chaired the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland from 1982 to 1989. In 1992 Dr. Gillespie received a Fulbright scholarship to teach in the English department at the University of Botswana.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Dr. Patti Gillespie was born c. 1938 and attended the University of Kentucky earning a bachelors degree in bacteriology, with honors, in 1958. She went on to earn a masters degree in special education from Western Kentucky University from 1961 to 1964. Her doctoral studies were completed at Indiana University from 1966 to 1970. She began her teaching career at the University of Iowa where she served as Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art from 1972 to 1974.

At the University of South Carolina, from 1974 to 1979 she transitioned from associate to full professor as well as Director of Graduate Studies and Head of the Department of Theatre and Speech. Throughout her career, Dr. Gillespie was a visiting professor and scholar at various institutions such as Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, The University of Iowa, Peace College in Roanoke, Virginia, and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1980, she became the co-author of The Enjoyment of Theatre, a textbook for theatre and drama, which entered its eighth printing in 2010. She also authored numerous articles and reviews on the history of theatre, dramatic theory, speech, communication, feminism, education, and careers in the arts.

In 1982, Dr. Gillespie came to the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a longtime professor of theatre and drama until her retirement in 1999. From 1982 to 1989 she also chaired the Department of Communication. In 1992, during her tenure at UMD, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the English Department at the University of Botswana.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection covers the period from 1982 to 2000 with the bulk of the materials falling between those dates. The collection consists of two boxes of slides used in Dr. Gillespies theatre and drama classes to illustrate such subject matter as the Grecian beginnings of theatre, Elizabethan dramas, American minstrel shows, famous actors and actresses, and collegiate musicals.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Transferred to MSPAL by Heather Nathans in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Sarah Lindblom, January 2013

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, September 2013.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into one series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Slides, 1982-2000 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains The collection consists of two boxes of slides used in Dr. Gillespies theatre and drama courses to illustrate subject matter such as the Grecian beginnings of theatre, Elizabethan dramas, American minstrel shows, famous actors and actresses, and collegiate musicals.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Slides, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1
Tray 1- Hallams, British Actors, American Actors, Forrest, Astor Place, Riot, Cushman, Ira Aldredge, Dunlap, Stone, Mowatt, Yankee, Nimrod Wildfire, Moses, Audiences and Theatres, Minstrel Shows, Barnum, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Tray 2- Booth, Vaudeville, Melodrama, Uncle Tom, Daly, Shenandoah, Transition, W.M. Winter, Mrs. Fiske, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Tray 3- To 51 Scene Design Jones, Federal Theatre Project, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Tray 4- 45 Movies, Barrymore, Hayes, Lunts, Ferrer, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Tray 5- ONeill, The Guils, Rick, Odets, Hellman, Actors Studio, Miller and Williams, Black Theatre, 1982-2000 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Slides, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1
Tray 6- Operetta, Black Crook to 1900, 1900 to 1920s, 1930s, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1item 6.0
Tray 7- 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1item 7.0
Tray 8- Greek to Elizabethan, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1item 8.0
Tray 9- College Musicals, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1item 9.0
Tray 10- Survey of Musical Theatre, 1982-2000 series 1box 2folder 1item 10.0

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