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Guide to the Durham Savoyards (Durham, N.C.) Records, 1898-1989 and undated

Abstract

The Durham Savoyards is a Durham (Durham Co.), N.C., production company for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, founded in 1963 and incorporated in 1964.

Collection comprises the archives of this organization and consist of minutes, reports, correspondence, programs, financial records, posters, director's notes, stage design, black-and-white and color photographs, music videocassettes, color slides, and clippings. Includes "The Savoyards, Durham Savoyards Limited, 1989" and "Mindful of the Whys and Wherefores; a Savoyard Producer's Journal" by James L. Parmentier. There are a few photographs that pre-date the founding of the Savoyards in 1963; they feature images of comic operas performed at the Southern Conservatory of Music in Durham.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Durham Savoyards, Ltd.
Title
Durham Savoyards (Durham, N.C.) records 1898-1989 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
9.5 Linear Feet, Approximately 6050 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection comprises the archives of this organization and consist of minutes, reports, correspondence, programs, financial records, posters, director's notes, stage design, black-and-white and color photographs, music videocassettes, color slides, and clippings. Includes "The Savoyards, Durham Savoyards Limited, 1989" and "Mindful of the Whys and Wherefores; a Savoyard Producer's Journal" by James L. Parmentier. There are a few photographs that pre-date the founding of the Savoyards in 1963; they feature images of comic operas performed at the Southern Conservatory of Music in Durham.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Use copies must be made before contents can be accessed.

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Contents of the Collection

Pictures [photographs]
Box 1
Membership cards
Box 1
A-G
Box 2
H-L
Box 3
M-Pa
Box 4
Pi-Y
Box 5
Yeoman of the Guard, 1973
Box 1
Gondolier, 1974
Box 1
Trial by Jury, 1975
Box 1
Princess Ida, 1975
Box 2
Iolanthe, 1976
Box 2
Pirates of Penzance, 1978
Box 3
The Mikado, 1982
Box 3
H.M.S. Pinafore, 1980
Box 4
Miscellaneous
Box 5

Oversize publicity posters and clippings relating to various Savoyards productions

Set Design for Sorcerer, 1979

set Design for Iolanthe, 1976

Check in poster for Ruddigore, 1979

Drawings for set of Ruddigore[?], undated

Oversize files
(5 folders)
Box 6

Contains correspondence, notes, programs, printed material, clippings and other material related to Utopia, The Mikado and the Durham Savoyards 20th reunion.

Videocassettes of performances, mainly Pirates of Penzance.

Notebook for the production The Sorcerer, 1989. Contains notes, reviews, calendars, correspondence, libretto, and other materials. Also contains "Mindful of the Whys and Wherefores" ; a Savoyard producer's journal by James L. Parmentier.

Contains correspondence, financial papers, director's notes for shows, publicity, minutes for board of director's meetings, and production information, including casting and budget details.

Historical Note

The Durham Savoyards is a Durham (Durham Co.), N.C., production company for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, founded in 1963 and incorporated in 1964.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Savoyards (Durham, N.C.) Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Durham Savoyards (Durham, N.C.) Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1976 and 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt, November 2009

Updated to reflect unidentified addition by Alice Poffinberger, May 2014.

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.