Ozark StageWorks Records

MC 2355

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Ozark StageWorks
Title
Ozark StageWorks Records
Inclusive Dates
1988-2003
Identification
MC 2355
Extent
2.56 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Ozark StageWorks Records were donated to the Special Collections Department by Robert (Bob) Ford of Fayetteville, Arkansas on December 13, 2018. Ford received the materials from Sarah Burnside, a former member of the Ozark StageWorks Board of Directors who directed several plays for OSW.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in March 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Ozark StageWorks Records (MC 2355), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Ozark StageWorks (OSW) was a community theater organization founded in 1988 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Its first production, in October 1988, was a production of Noel Coward's Private Lives at the Bank of Fayetteville. The group was incorporated as a 501c(3) organization in September 1990. OSW performances were held at at a variety of Northwest Arkansas venues in its early years, including the University of Arkansas, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Jerry's Restaurant. Ozark StageWorks' The Road to Mecca was the first theater production held in the Walton Arts Center, in 1992. OSW was active for more than a decade before dissolving some time in the early 2000s due to financial difficulties.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of organizational and production records of Ozark StageWorks, including bylaws, an organizational history, production notes, photographs of productions, and materials promoting productions and fundraising events.

Arrangement of the Papers

Organizational records of Ozark StageWorks have been arranged alphabetically by topic or title; these records are followed by production and event-specific materials, arranged alphabetically by title, and then further arranged by format as needed.

Photographs and negatives have been foldered separately for preservation reasons; when there was more than one set of photographs associated with a production, acid-free paper enclosures specifying a photographic set number have been used to indicate which negatives originally accompanied which sets of photographic prints.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Community theater--Arkansas

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

    Box 1

    Box 1 Folder 1

    Board of Directors member lists, 1991-1992

    Box 1 Folder 2

    Bylaws, 1997

    Box 1 Folder 3

    Development Committee materials, 1993-1994

    Box 1 Folder 4

    Organizational history, 1995

    Box 1 Folder 5

    Organizational notebook, 1993

    Box 1 Folder 6

    Production Guidelines and Job Descriptions, 1997

    Box 1 Folder 7

    Production Job Descriptions notebook, 1992

    Box 1 Folder 8

    Photographs of unidentified event- Prints, ca 1989-1999

    Box 1 Folder 9

    Photographs of unidentified event- Negatives, ca 1989-1999

    Box 1 Folder 10

    Public Relations/Publicity Timeline, 1997

    Box 1 Folder 11

    Public Relations Guidelines and Job Descriptions, 1997

    Box 1 Folder 12

    Set piece donation records, 2003

    Box 1 Folder 13

    Sponsorship solicitation packets, ca 1997

    Box 1 Folder 14

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas- Opening party invitations, 1998

    Box 1 Folder 15

    A Christmas Carol- Photographs- Prints, December 1991

    Box 1 Folder 16

    A Christmas Carol- Photographs- Negatives, December 1991

    Box 1 Folder 17

    A Christmas Carol- Poster, 1991

    Box 1 Folder 18

    Daytrips- Photographs- Prints, March-April 1993

    Box 1 Folder 19

    Educating Rita- Photographs- Prints, October 1991

    Box 1 Folder 20

    Educating Rita- Photographs- Negatives (set 2 only), October 1991

    Box 1 Folder 21

    Love Letters- Photographs- Prints (sets 1-2), November 1992

    Box 1 Folder 22

    Love Letters- Photographs- Prints (set 3), November 1992

    Box 1 Folder 23

    Love Letters- Photographs- Negatives, November 1992

    Box 1 Folder 24

    Master Harold…and His Boys- Production Photographs- Prints (sets 1-2), May 1990

    Box 1 Folder 25

    Master Harold…and His Boys- Production Photographs- Prints (sets 3-4), May 1990

    Box 1 Folder 26

    Master Harold…and His Boys- Production Photographs- Negatives (sets 3-5 only), May 1990

    Box 1 Folder 27

    Master Harold…and His Boys- Publicity Photographs- Prints and accompanying correspondence, 1990

    Box 1 Folder 28

    Master Harold…and His Boys- Publicity Photographs- Negatives (sets 2-3 only), March 31, 1990

    Box 1 Folder 29

    A Midsummer Night's Caper- Correspondence, invitations, and invitee list, 1996

    Box 1 Folder 30

    Murder in the Cathedral- Photographs- Prints, February 1989

    Box 1 Folder 31

    Murder in the Cathedral- Photographs- Negatives, February 1989

    Box 1 Folder 32

    Murder in the Cathedral- Photographs- Prints and correspondence from Herb Fowler, 1989, undated

    Box 1 Folder 33

    Murder in the Cathedral- Posters and programs, 1989

    Box 1 Folder 34

    Murder in the Cathedral- Sarah Burnside's producer's notes and correspondence , 1989

    Box 1 Folder 35

    Music of the Night: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber- Programs, 1997

    Box 1 Folder 36

    Oil City Symphony- Photographs- Prints, September 1992

    Box 1 Folder 37

    Oil City Symphony- Photographs- Negatives, September 1992

    Box 1 Folder 38

    Painting Churches- Photographs- Prints, October 1989

    Box 1 Folder 39

    Painting Churches- Photographs- Negatives, October 1989

    Box 1 Folder 40

    Parallel Lives- Promotional mailing, 1996

    Box 1 Folder 41

    Riverboat Cabaret- program and invitations, 1998

    Box 1 Folder 42

    Road to Mecca- Photographs- Prints, April-May 1992

    Box 1 Folder 43

    Road to Mecca- Photographs- Negatives, April-May 1992

    Box 1 Folder 44

    Sweets and Songs- Thank you note, undated

    Box 1 Folder 45

    "A Toast to Love" fundraiser- Press clipping, undated

    Box 1 Folder 46

    A Walk in the Woods- Photographs- Prints, May 1991

    Box 2 Folder 1

    A Walk in the Woods- Press coverage in What's Up?, 1998

    Box 1 Folder 47

    A Walk in the Woods- Sarah Burnside's producer's notes and materials, 1990-1991

    Box 1 Folder 48

    1996-1997 season promotional materials, 1996

    Box 1 Folder 49

    Fundraiser event materials, 1995

    Box 2 Folder 2

    Posters, ca 1988-2000

    Includes posters for Love Letters; Come Back to the 5 & Dine Jimmy Dear Jimmy Dear; The Owl & the Pussycat; A Shayna Maidel; Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Murder in the Cathedral; The Road to Mecca (one copy signed by production crew); Private Lives; Oil City Symphony; Educating Rita; Sweet Songs; The Shadow Box; Mountain

    Box 2 Folder 3

    Posters, ca 1988-2000

    Includes posters for Uncle TaDa, Valentines and Killer Chili, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Beyond Therapy, A Walk in the Woods, Extremities, The Baltimore Waltz, Daytrips, Master Harold…and the Boys, Tintypes, The Twilight of the Golds, Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, 'night, Mother, Marvin's Room, and Painting Churches

    END OF COLLECTION

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