Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection
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
There are no restricted files in this collection.
Patti P. Gillespie Slides Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Sarah Lindblom, January 2013
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.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame||Item|
|Slides, 1982-2000||series 1||box 1||folder 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 1||box 1||folder 1||item 1.0|
|Tray 2- Booth, Vaudeville, Melodrama, Uncle Tom, Daly, Shenandoah, Transition, W.M. Winter, Mrs. Fiske, 1982-2000||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 2.0|
|Tray 3- To 51 Scene Design Jones, Federal Theatre Project, 1982-2000||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 3.0|
|Tray 4- 45 Movies, Barrymore, Hayes, Lunts, Ferrer, 1982-2000||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 4.0|
|Tray 5- ONeill, The Guils, Rick, Odets, Hellman, Actors Studio, Miller and Williams, Black Theatre, 1982-2000||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 5.0|
|Slides, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|Tray 6- Operetta, Black Crook to 1900, 1900 to 1920s, 1930s, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 6.0|
|Tray 7- 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 7.0|
|Tray 8- Greek to Elizabethan, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 8.0|
|Tray 9- College Musicals, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 9.0|
|Tray 10- Survey of Musical Theatre, 1982-2000||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 10.0|
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