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Collection Inventory

Series I. Constitution

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is comprised of one folder that contains the constitution and by-laws of the Pittsburgh Savoyards, Incorporated. The document is seven pages long and is undated; a note on the last page that states that "this printing of the Constitution and By-Laws incorporates the Amendments approved by the general membership at the Annual Meeting of May 29, 1973."


Box 1
Folder 1 Constitution of the Pittsburgh Savoyards Inc.

Series II. Correspondence, 1945-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

In this series are two folders of letters from Savoyards and their friends who served in World War II. There is also a folder of miscellaneous correspondence, chiefly thank you notes.

Folder 2-3 World War II service letters, 1942-1944
Folder 4 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1945-1972

Series III. Programs, 1940-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

The programs in this series are filed in chronological order with some gaps. A few of the missing programs can be found in the scrapbooks.

Folder 5-16 Programs, 1940-1974

Series IV. Publicity and Newspaper Clippings, 1946-1973

Scope and Content Notes:

Within this series are news releases, flyers, and three issues of This Week in Pittsburgh. The newspaper clippings (mostly reviews and publicity) are arranged chronologically and date between 1946 and 1962.

Folder 17 News releases and flyers
Folder 18 This Week in Pittsburgh, 1969-1973
Folder 19 Newspaper clippings, 1946-1962

Series V. Photographs, 1939-1975

Scope and Content Notes:

The photographs are filed alphabetically covering Savoyards history between 1939-1974, but most complete for the 1940’s and 1950’s. There are also rehearsal pictures and portraits, the latter filed by person’s name.


Box 2
Folder 1 Amahl and the Night Visitors, 1965
Folder 2 Concerts - Schenley Hotel lawn
Folder 3 Cox and Box, 1942
Folder 4 Devil and Daniel Webster, 1948
Folder 5 Gondoliers, 1942
Folder 6 Gondoliers, 1946
Folder 7 Gondoliers, 1974
Folder 8 Iolanthe, 1945
Folder 9 Iolanthe, 1952
Folder 10 Iolanthe, 1956
Folder 11-15 Mikado, 1943-1952
Folder 16 Mikado
Folder 17 Patience, 1950
Folder 18 Patience, 1955
Folder 19 Patience, 1974
Folder 20 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1940
Folder 21 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1946
Folder 22-23 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1953

Box 3
Folder 1 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1951
Folder 2 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1959
Folder 3 H.M.S. Pinafore, 1973
Folder 4 Pirates of Penzance, 1939
Folder 5 Pirates of Penzance, 1942
Folder 6 Pirates of Penzance, 1962
Folder 7 Pirates of Penzance, 1975
Folder 8-13 Pirates of Penzance - no dates
Folder 14 Princess Ida, 1946
Folder 15 Rosalinda, 1953
Folder 16-17 Ruddigore, 1940-1942
Folder 18-20 Ruddigore, 1951-1954
Folder 21 Ruddigore, 1974

Box 4
Folder 1-3 Sorcerer, 1941-1948
Folder 4 Sorcerer, 1953
Folder 5 Sorcerer, 1967
Folder 6 Trial by Jury, 1942
Folder 7 Trial by Jury, 1948
Folder 8 Yeoman of the Guard, 1944
Folder 9 Yeoman of the Guard, 1955
Folder 10 Rehearsal - Unidentified production
Folder 11-16 Portraits - Identified A-Z
Folder 17-19 Portraits - Unidentified
Folder 20 Negatives

Series VI. Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 1939-1969

Scope and Content Notes:

Most of the scrapbooks have been taken apart and placed in folders. They contain miscellaneous material, chief-reviews and publicity, also some programs, issues of the organizations newsletter, etc. The libretti titles are Ruddigore, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Sorcerer, Iolanthe, and Yeomen of the Guard. Four are printed; the last is mimeographed and only one is dated.


Box 5
Folder 1-8 Yeomen of the Guard scrapbook, 1939-1945
Folder 9-12 Loose material from Yeomen of the Guard scrapbook, 1939-1945
Folder 13-15 “Miscellany” scrapbook, 1940-1943

Box 6
Folder 1 “Miscellany” scrapbook, 1940-1943
Folder 2-3 Scrapbook, 1945-1948
Folder 4 Scrapbook, 1950-1951
Folder 5 Scrapbook, 1964-1969
Folder 6 Scrapbook, 1969
Folder 7-8 Scrapbook, 1969-1975
Folder 9 Posters - Princess Ida and Mikado, 1967-1968

Box 7
Folder 1 Scrapbook, 1979-1980
Folder 2 Arthur Sullivan’s Vocal Album book
Folder 3 Libretti
Folder 4 Post office permits, 1945
Folder 5 Miscellaneous ephemera, 1945-1963

Series VII. Oversize Material


Map-case 1
Drawer 4 Enlarged photographs and Mikado poster, 1946