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Guide to the Masque and Triangle records

A1042

1903-1967


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1042


Creator :Colgate University. Masque and Triangle


Creator :Colgate Dramatic Club


Title: Masque and Triangle records


Dates: 1903-1967


Extent: 0.9 Cubic Feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Historical note

According to former University Archivist Howard Williams, Masque and Triangle was formed when "members of the former Dramatic Club reorganized in 1914 as the Masque and Triangle Club with Anthony F. Blanks, Professor of Public Speaking, as their advisor and coach. The old Academy chapel in the Administration Building served as their “Little Theater” and nearly 100 tried out for their first production, She Stoops to Conquer. The organization even induced four professors to give them lectures on English, French, Latin and Greek drama. By the 1920′s Masque and Triangle was sponsoring a playwriting contest and producing some of the prize-winning entries." It was also known as Mask and Triangle at various points in the mid twentieth century.

As of 2015, Masque and Triangle is still active. According to their constitution, their current purpose is to "enable students to practice, discover, explore and develop their talents in all aspects of the theatre arts, and to encourage theater arts culture in the Colgate and surrounding communities. Masque and Triangle acts as a theater company that oversees extracurricular performing arts projects that include, but are not limited to, musical theater, straight theater,original student works, and dance."

Sources:

Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 275, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.

Masque and Triangle constitution, accessed January 5, 2015, http://masqueandtriangle.weebly.com/

Scope and Contents

The Masque and Triangle records contain programs, photographs, and record books from Masque and Triangle, Colgate University's most active and long-standing student theater and drama group. It also contains the records of its predecessor organization, the Colgate Dramatic Club.

Subjects

College theater.
Theater -- New York (State) -- Hamilton.
Photographs.
Programs (documents).
Colgate University. Masque and Triangle
Colgate Dramatic Club
Colgate University--Students
Colgate University. Masque and Triangle
Colgate Dramatic Club

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1
1903-1915
Dramatic Club programs
Box 1 Folder 2
1915-1919
Programs and photographs
Box 1 Folder 3
1920-1929
Programs and photographs; club history by Russell Speirs
Box 1 Volume 1
1921-1939
Record book
Box 1 Folder 4
1930-1939
Programs and photographs
Box 1 Folder 5
1940-1949
Photographs
Box 2 Folder 6
1940-1949
Programs
Box 2 Folder 7
1950-1954
Programs

Includes 1960 College and Community Theatre Festival.

Box 2 Volume 2
1941-1949
Record book
Box 2 Folder 8
1950-1959
Photographs
Box 2 Folder 9
1955-1959
Programs
Box 2 Folder 10
1960-1967
Programs and photographs
Box 2 Folder 11
circa 1900s-1960s
Undated photographs
Box 3 Folder 13
1916
"She stoops to Conquer" photographs
Box 3 Folder 14
1921-1925
Society ledger
Box 3 Folder 15
1942
"Rope" photographs, programs, and book
Box 3 Folder 16
1942
"The Taming of the Shrew" photographs, programs, and script
Box 3 Folder 12
1915-1917
"The End of Hunting," "Behind the Beyond," and "The Real Q" photographs

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Kathleen Trychta and Lora Davis, November 13, 2012.

Revisions

January 2015: Revised in January 2015 by Allyson Smally. Changed collection name (previously Dramatics collection) to more accurately reflect content; added historical and scope notes; updated folder titles and dates; added additional material previously housed with general student organization records; removed a small amount of material that clearly came from other campus organizations and belonged in separate collections.

Citation

[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], A1042, Masque and Triangle records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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