GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Collection Title: MARGERY PARSONS WILSON COLLECTION

Accession Number: 032

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University


Container List

Box 1

File Folder (FF) 1    December 1945 - Ladies in Retirement - clippings, photographs
                                April 1946 - Letters to Lucerne - clippings
                    FF 2     December 1946 - The Front Page - clippings, photographs, tickets
                    FF 3     May 1947 - The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria - programs, clippings
                                November 1947 - Of Mice and Men - photographs, tickets, programs
                    FF 4     April 1948 - The Mikado - clippings, photographs, programs, poster
                    FF 5     January 1949 - A Midsummer Night's Dream - clippings, photographs, programs
                    FF 6     March 1949 - H.M.S. Pinafore - clippings, photographs, programs
                    FF 7     December 1949 - Twelfth Night - clippings, photographs, programs,
                                Theatre Arts
, August 1950, p. 40 lists McNeese’s productions of Pinafore and Twelfth Night
                    FF 8     April 1950 - Naughty Marietta - photographs, programs, clippings
                    FF 9     March 1950 - The Round Plays - clippings, photographs
                    FF 10   January 1951 - The Rivals - clippings, photographs
                    FF 11   April 1951 - The Chocolate Soldier - photographs, programs
                    FF 12   July 1951 - Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (dramatized from the Arabian Nights) -
                                    programs, production notes, prompt book
                    FF 13   January 1952 - The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere - programs, production notes, prompt book
                                March 1952 - The Merry Widow - programs, clippings
                                May - June? 1952 - The Snow Queen - partial program, clippings, correspondence
                    FF 14   April 1953 - The Pirates of Penzance - programs, clippings, telegram
                                November 1953 - The Enchanted by Jean Giraudoux - includes letter from Maurice Valency,
                                    photographs, programs, production notes
                    FF 15   February 1954 - King Henry the Fourth by William Shakespeare - article from Seventeen
                                    magazine (n.d.) about Shakespeare productions which features a photograph of a scene from
                                    Henry IV with actors from the Lake Charles Little Theatre and the McNeese Theatre, programs,
                                    production notes, prompt book, photocopies of newspaper clippings

Box 2

                    FF 1     Photographs from King Henry IV
                    FF 2     Photographs from King Henry IV
                    FF 3     April 1954 - The Student Prince - programs, clippings, correspondence (McNeese presented their opera in April, they also  participated in the Shreveport Civic Opera production of The Student Prince in May 1954)
                                 July 1954 - Down in the Valley - clipping
                                December 1954 - Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams - programs, prompt book
                    FF 4     Photographs from Summer and Smoke
                    FF 5     March 1955 - Brigadoon - photographs, clippings, program
                    FF 6     April 1955 - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - programs, prompt book
                    FF 7     Photographs from The Importance of Being Earnest
                    FF 8     November 1955 - Thieves' Carnival (Le Bal des Voleurs) by Jean Anouilh - programs, prompt
                                    book, clippings

Box 3

                    FF 1     Photographs from Thieves' Carnival
                    FF 2     Photographs from Thieves' Carnival
                    FF 3     Photographs from Thieves' Carnival Spring 1956 - The New Moon - photographs, programs, clippings
                    FF 4     April 1956 - The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey, programs, prompt book, production
                                    notes, photocopy of letter from Sean O'Casey to Margery Wilson
                    FF 5     Photographs from The Plough and the Stars
                    FF 6     Photographs from The Plough and the Stars
                    FF 7     Summer 1956 - The Chimes or Normandy - correspondence, clippings
                                November 1956 - Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare - programs, production
                                    notes, prompt book, clippings
                    FF 8     Photographs from Much Ado About Nothing

Box 4

                    FF 1     February 1957 - Oklahoma! - programs
                                May 1957 - The Sea Gull by Anton Chekhov - programs, clippings, prompt book
                    FF 2     Photographs from The Sea Gull
                    FF 3     Photographs from The Sea Gull
                    FF 4     November 1957 - Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill - programs, prompt book, photocopy o
                                    f newspaper clipping
                    FF 5     Photographs from Ah, Wilderness!
                    FF 6     March 1958 - The Red Mill - program
                                April 1958 - The Miser (L'Avare) by Moliere - programs, prompt book
                    FF 7     Photographs from The Miser
                    FF 8     November 1958 - A Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare - music, Contraband articles,
                                    photograph from unknown magazine showing scene from A Winter's Tale, programs, clippings,
                                    prompt book
                    FF 9     Photographs from A Winter's Tale

Box 5

                    FF 1     March 1959 - Cavalleria Rusticana and The Telephone - programs, photograph
                    FF 2     April-May 1959 - Cock-A-Doodle Dandy by Sean O'Casey - photocopy of letter from Sean O'Casey
                                    to Margery Wilson, clippings, programs, production notes, prompt book
                    FF 3     Photographs from Cock-A-Doodle Dandy
                    FF 4     Photographs from Cock-A-Doodle Dandy
                    FF 5     November 1959 - Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare programs, production
                                    notes, clippings, prompt book
                    FF 6     Photographs from Twelfth Night
                    FF 7     March 1960 - Annie Get Your Gun - program
                                April 1960 - Faust - clippings
                                May 1960 - Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello programs, prompt
                                    book, clippings
                    FF 8     May 1960 - Dramatics at McNeese - photocopy of newspaper clipping

Box 6

                    FF 1     Photographs from Six Characters in Search of an Author
                    FF 2     Photographs from Six Characters in Search of an Author
                    FF 3     November 1960 - The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder - programs, prompt book, photocopies
                                    of newspaper clippings
                    FF 4     Photographs from The Matchmaker
                    FF 5     Spring 1961 - The Mikado - photographs, program
                    FF 6     April 1961 - Carmen - clippings, photograph of Dr. Francis Bulber and Dr. Maurice Pullig
                                April 1961 - The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov - programs, clippings, production notes,
                                    prompt book
                    FF 7     Photographs from The Cherry Orchard

Box 7

                    FF 1     August 1961 - Spreading the News by Lady Gregory - photographs, prompt book, clippings
                    FF 2     November 1961 - The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux - photographs, prompt book,
                                    tickets, programs
                    FF 3     March 1962 - Carousel - programs
                               
April 1962 - Tosca - clippings, poster, programs
                                May 1962 - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - prompt book, clippings, programs
                    FF 4     Photographs from Romeo and Juliet
                    FF 5     October 1962 - Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco - clippings, production notes, programs, prompt book
                    FF 6     Photographs from Rhinoceros

Box 8

                    FF 1     April 1963 - Cavalleria Rusticana - programs, clippings, ticket
                                May 1963 - Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov - prompt book, clippings
                    FF 2     Photographs from Three Sisters
                    FF 3     March 1963 - South Pacific - photographs, poster (outside box), clippings
                    FF 4     Summer 1963? - The Glass Menagerie - photograph, clipping
                                July 1963 - Captain Lovelock - program, photographs
                    FF 5     November 1963 - Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca - programs, production notes, prompt
                                    book, clippings
                    FF 6     Photographs from Blood Wedding
                    FF 7     Photographs from Blood Wedding
                    FF 8     January 1964 - Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen - programs, production notes, clippings, photographs,
                                    prompt book
                    FF 9     March 1964 - Brigadoon - programs, clippings, telegrams

Box 9

                    FF 1     April 1964 - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - programs, prompt book,
                                    clippings
                    FF 2     Photographs from A Midsummer Night's Dream
                    FF 3     Photographs from A Midsummer Night's Dream
                    FF 4     November 1964 - Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey - programs, prompt book, clippings
                    FF 5     Photographs from Juno and the Paycock
                    FF 6     Photographs from Juno and the Paycock
                    FF 7     January 1965 - Time Remembered or Leocadia by Jean Anouilh - programs, prompt book,
                                    production notes
                    FF 8     Photographs from Time Remembered or Leocadia

Box 10

                    FF 1     March 1965 - My Fair Lady - photograph, clippings
                    FF 2     April 1965 - The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare - programs, prompt book,
                                    clippings, telegrams
                    FF 3     Photographs from The Tragedy of Macbeth
                    FF 4     Photographs from The Tragedy of Macbeth
                    FF 5     July 1965 - Carmen - clippings, program, photographs
                                October 1965 - The Queen and the Rebels by Ugo Betti, programs, prompt book, production
                                    notes, clippings
                    FF 6     Photographs from The Queen and the Rebels
                    FF 7     December 1965 - Oh Dad, Poor Dad... by Arthur L. Kapit - programs, production notes, prompt
                                    books, clippings
                    FF 8     Photographs from Oh Dad, Poor Dad...

Box 11

                    FF 1     Spring 1966 - Madame Butterfly - photographs, clippings, program
                    FF 2     Spring 1966 - Scapin and Forced Marriage by Moliere - programs, prompt books
                    FF 3     Photographs from Scapin and Forced Marriage
                    FF 4     October 1966 - The Devil's Disciple by Bernard Shaw - programs, prompt book, clippings
                    FF 5     Photographs from The Devil's Disciple
                    FF 6     Photographs from The Devil's Disciple
                    FF 7     Fall 1966 - All My Sons by Arthur Miller - photographs only
                    FF 8     Photographs from All My Sons
                    FF 9     Spring 1967 - The Music Man - photograph, programs
                    FF 10   Spring 1967 - The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare - production notes,
                                    telegrams, prompt book, clippings, student reviews
                    FF 11   Photographs from The Merry Wives of Windsor
                    FF 12   Photographs from The Merry Wives of Windsor
                    FF 13   July 1967 - An Evening of Opera - programs, clippings
                                Fall 1967 - Antigone by Jean Anouilh - photographs, programs, production notes, prompt book,
                                    clippings

Box 12

                    FF 1     December 1967 - The Miracle Worker - clipping
                    FF 2     Spring 1968 - Where's Charley? - photograph, programs
                    FF 3     May 1968 - The Tempest by William Shakespeare - prompt book, programs, production
                                    notes, clippings
                    FF 4     Photographs from The Tempest
                    FF 5     Summer 1968 - The Private Lives of the Master Race - photographs only
                    FF 6     October 1968 - Thieves' Carnival by Jean Anouilh - photographs, clippings, prompt book,
                                    programs, production notes, correspondence
                    FF 7     December 1968 - Look Homeward, Angel - program, photographs
                    FF 8     Spring 1969 - The Sound of Music - photographs only
                    FF 9     Summer 1969 - Bell, Book and Candle - photographs only
                    FF 10   Summer 1969 - The Medium - photograph only
                    FF 11   Miscellaneous unidentified photographs of rehearsals and plays
                    FF 12   Miscellaneous photographs including two classroom scenes (one Speech, one Art from early 1940's),
                                    Alpha Psi Omega photo from 1950-51, Ed Daugherty on stage, several photos of Margery Wilson
                                    with others, including Nowell Daste, Rosa Hart, and Lether Frazar, one showing Dr. Francis Bulber,
                                    and a photo of the interior of the auditorium
                    FF 13   Miscellaneous photographs including Steve Cochran, Jeffrey Lynn, Hurd Hatfield
                                    (these were Hollywood actors in Lake Charles doing Little Theatre plays visiting the campus)
                    FF 14   Copies of two radio plays by Harper Clark, Jivaro Head and The Legend of the Poinsettia
                    FF 15   Miscellaneous photographs of Alpha Psi Omega intiation at home of Charles Snead including Margery
                                    Wilson, JoAnn Medrano, Carol Ashburn, Joan Adams, Eva Jo Ward, Larry Guillory, Dick
                                    McCaughn, Daniel Ieyoub, Charles Burrows, Bill McMahon, Willie Himel, Herman Brewer, Tasca
                                    Dickerson, and Betty Matthews
                    FF 16   Miscellaneous photographs of Alpha Psi Omega - group shots, awards presentations, homecoming float,
                                    rehearsal, set direction, information on charter and members of Alpha Psi Omega, 1942

Box 13

Books
St. Johns Guild Cook Book, Household Recipe Book -1877, The Boston Cooking School Cook Book,
Penciled Notes on file cards for Plays

Box 14

                    FF 1     Shakespere - O.J. Campbell Production, 1952-53
                    FF 2     Seminar - Maurice Valency, 1952-53
                    FF 3     Comparative Literature Reading List consist of:  Part One - The Renaissance in Italy; Part Two -
                                    The Renaissance in France
                    FF 4     Renaissance - Maurice Valency
                    FF 5     Macbeth - Duchess and Maifi
                    FF 6     Classical - Notes for Plays
                    FF 7     Drama plays
                    FF 8     Classical Influences - Gilbert Highet
                    FF 9     Sheridan - 1774 ( The Rivals )
                    FF 10   Penciled Notes for plays and scripts
                    FF 11   Choral Speaking - Study Aid
                    FF 12   Wisconsin Speech and other notes for plays
                    FF 13   Choral Reading
                    FF 14   Choral Speech
                    FF 15   Newsletter - Drama and Speech Club
                    FF 16   Bibliographies
                    FF 17   American Educational Theatric Association
                    FF 18   Costumes Article
                    FF 19   Criteria for Plays


Box 15

Scripts and Plays - Why the Chimes Rang, Plays for Children, Alababa and the Forty Thieves, Cinderella, The Ghost of Mr. Penny, Land of the Dragon, Marco Polo, The Indian Captive, Androcles and The Lion (1971), Honolulu Theatre For Youth, The Rude Mechanicals, Petrouchka, The Fountain of Youth, Children’s Theatre in the Round

Envelopes - (Notes) Uses of Myth’s one and two, Three Jacobeau, Shakespeare, Shakespeare in 1944, The Frond 1940,1941, and 1942 and class notes

                    FF 1     Poems
                    FF 2     Tutor and Stuart Drama

Box 16

                    FF 1     Miscellaneous items with penciled notes
                    FF 2     Articles on Plays
                    FF 3     Programs and other Miscellaneous items
                    FF 4     Sleeping Beauty - 1949
                    FF 5     Mary Poppins
                    FF 6     God In His Heaven
                    FF 7     Adventure of Allison
                    FF 8     The Rose and The Ring
                    FF 9     One Night In Bethlehem
                    FF 10   The Nativity
                    FF 11   The Juggler
                    FF 12   Why The Chimes Ring
                    FF 13   Billy The Kid
                    FF 14   Play Material
                    FF 15   Aladdin
                    FF 16   The Magic Horn
                    FF 17   Rumpelstiltskin
                    FF 18   The Showing Up
                    FF 19   Camino Venice Al Diablo
                    FF 20   Punch Beats The Devil
                    FF 21   Christmas Play 1943
                    FF 22   The King’s Balcony
                    FF 23   Camile In Roaring Camp
                    FF 24   Punch and Judy a Comical Tragedy

Box 17

Note Cards, Speech notes, Greek Myths, 1 button
A Play in Two Acts (2 copies, one with notes) (written by Margery Wilson?) The play is about slaves taking over a ship in 1801.

Box 18

1 Plaque (Speech and Drama Award), and 3 Plaques from the Bayou Players of McNeese State University (Pi Gamma Cast of Alpha Psi Omega)

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