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Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection

Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection
Creator: Crouse, Edward C., 1908-1975
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1946
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: ms980
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Crouse was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in October of 1908. He received the degrees of A. B., 1929, and M. A., 1936, in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. From 1939-1940 he did post graduate work in drama at Yale. Crouse came to the University of Georgia in 1930 as an instructor in Journalism. From 1930-1942 he taught journalism, drama, directed the plans and designed the sets for the productions of the University Theatre. From 1942-1946 he was granted a leave of absence from the University to join the Armed Forces during World War II, where he served with distinction and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Captain. In 1946 he returned briefly to the University of Georgia where he directed an all-veteran cast in the production of John Patrick's "The Hasty Heart." He resigned from the University during the summer of 1946. Crouse went to New York in 1947, where he was associated with Edward Wormley and Associates for 21 years until his retirement in 1968. He died at his home in Weston, Connecticut, on Tuesday, November 25, 1975.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of scrapbooks, biographical material, pictures, clippings, broadsides, programs, and one book. All concern the activities and productions of the University Theatre under the direction of Edward C. Crouse, Head of the Drama Department. Productions under Mr. Crouse's Aegis, although staged, produced, and acted by college students, were of a professional calibre.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward C. Crouse University Theatre collection, ms980, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

For more information see An Historical Survey of the Non-professional Theatrical Activities at the University of Georgia, 1785-1955 by Bernice June Maxwell, 1956, held by the University of Georgia libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Crouse, Edward C., 1908-1975
Playbills -- Georgia -- Athens.
Theater programs -- Georgia -- Athens.
Theater programs.
University of Georgia. Department of Theatre and Film Studies
University of Georgia. University Theatre -- Pictorial works

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical and Army Service Information
13Clippings: Kind Lady (Clippings in Scrapbook I for productions prior to 1938.), 1938
14Clippings: "Excursion", 1938
15Clippings: The Vinegar Tree , 1938
16Clippings: You Can't Take It With You , 1939
17Clippings: Romance , 1939
18Clippings: Margin for Error , 1942
19Clippings: Miscellaneous, Incomplete or undated
110Article: "Hey Stagehand," by Howard Clisham
111Newletter, July 1939
112Pictures: Beggar on Horseback (Other pictures in Scrapbook II various dates.)
113Pictures: Berkeley Square
114Pictures: The Bishop Misbehaves
115Pictures: Captain Applejack
116Pictures: Hay Fever
117Pictures: Once in a Lifetime
118Pictures: The Perfect Alibi
119Pictures: Romance
120Pictures: The Student Prince (?)
121Pictures: Ten Nights in a Bar-room (?)
122Pictures: Unidentified
123Pictures: Seney-Stovall, Lucy Cobb Theatre
124Plan: University Theatre, Fine Arts
126Book: Architecture for the New Theatre
21Scrapbook, 1930-1937
Clippings re: plays
22Scrapbook, 1934-1942
Photographs from plays.
1BBlueprints of set designs "The Male Animal" (1941), "Brother Rat" (1942), "Margin for Error" (1942), "Keepers of the House," untitled sets (1939), 1939, 1941-1942