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Collection Inventory

Series I. General Operation Files, 1950-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain the office files, correspondence, minutes, account books, etc. for the operation and organization of the career of Margo Lovelace. The files are in chronological order. Box five contains oversized materials that are out of order due to their large format.


Box 1
Folder 1 Address book
Folder 2 Art and Lore of Puppets - manuscript
Folder 3 Awards
Folder 4 Cartoons
Folder 5-6 Contracts
Folder 7-10 Correspondence 1950-1985
Folder 11 Correspondence - undated
Folder 12 Drak: Czechoslovakian Puppet Theater
Folder 13-16 Financial account books, 1965-1970
Folder 17 Financial account books - undated

Box 2
Folder 1 Financial account book, 1969-1970
Folder 2 Financial account book, 1974
Folder 3 Financial - miscellaneous materials
Folder 4 Gov't Owned Apples
Folder 5 Greeting cards
Folder 6 Head, Cedric
Folder 7 Heinz Endowment
Folder 8 History - Lovelace Marionettes
Folder 9 Idea for a Puppet Theater at a Summer Colony - manuscript
Folder 10 Insurance
Folder 11 Japan - Letters and programs
Folder 12 Lazarus puppets
Folder 13 McMillan, W.G.
Folder 14 Mailing Lists
Folder 15 Manual of simple puppetry
Folder 16 Margo on Margo
Folder 17 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Correspondence
Folder 18 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Board minutes
Folder 19 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - By-laws
Folder 20 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Positively Puppets
Folder 20 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Positively puppets
Folder 21 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Promotional material
Folder 22 Marionette Theatre Arts Council - Report
Folder 23 Membership cards
Folder 24 Music for the puppet show
Folder 25 Notebook

Box 3
Folder 1-4 Notebooks
Folder 5 Notes - miscellaneous
Folder 6 Notes for lecture on Children's Response
Folder 7 Obratsov, Sergei
Folder 8 Passport - Margo Lovelace
Folder 9-10 Pennsylvania Council of the Arts
Folder 11 Practical Puppets by Everyone - manuscript

Box 4
Folder 1 Program - Architruc
Folder 2 Program - Aria da Capo
Folder 3 Program - Balyashnikov at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 1977-1978
Folder 4 Program - Beauty and the Beast at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 1978
Folder 5 Program - Drak, June 1980
Folder 6 Program - Fire Boy
Folder 7 Program - Four and One
Folder 8 Program - Fourth grade assembly
Folder 9 Program - Jack and the Beanstalk, 1979-1980
Folder 10 Program - Happy Birthday at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 1954
Folder 11 Program - Love's the Best Doctor at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 1977
Folder 12 Program - The Magical Kingdom, 1981-1982
Folder 13 Program - Punch and Judy at the Grandview Theatre
Folder 14 Program - Ragtime and All That Jazz at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 1976
Folder 15 Program - The Reluctant Dragon
Folder 16 Program - Top Notch Hopscotch
Folder 17 Program - Winnie the Pooh at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 1979
Folder 18-19 Promotional materials, 1965-1982
Folder 20 Proposal for Carnegie Institute
Folder 21 Puppet Workshop - Handouts
Folder 22 Puppet Workshop - Promotional material, 1978
Folder 23 Puppet Workshop - Scheduling notebook, 1978
Folder 24 Puppeteers of America, 1980-1983
Folder 25 Resume - Margo Lovelace
Folder 26 Sarg, Tony
Folder 27 Sherlock
Folder 28 Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1980
Folder 29 Union International de la Marionette - Newspaper clippings, 1966
Folder 30 Union International de la Marionette - Correspondence, 1966-1972
Folder 31 Union International de la Marionette - Receipts
Folder 32 Villa Maria College, 1977-1978

Box 5
Folder 1 Architruc - Poster
Folder 2 Daily News Ad Proof
Folder 3 Plan of set-up puppet stage area
Folder 4 Puppets: Past and Present - Poster
Folder 5 Puppet clothing patterns

Series II. Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, 1955-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained in this series are newspaper clippings, magazine articles, etc. relating to the productions of the Lovelace Marionette Theatre Company and its general activities. Also included are press releases used by the company. All files in this series are in chronological order.


Box 6
Folder 1 Newspaper clippings - undated
Folder 2-22 Newspaper clippings, 1955-1985
Folder 23-24 Press releases, 1976-1983

Series III. Diaries, 1952-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

These are the daily diaries and appointment books kept by Margo Lovelace Visser. Although incomplete they offer a general guide to the daily activities of the Mrs. Visser and her theater company. The diaries are in chronological order.


Box 7
Volume 1-12 Diaries, 1952-1964

Box 8
Volume 13-23 Diaries, 1965-1972

Box 9
Volume 24-33 Diaries, 1973-1979
Volume 34-38 Diaries, 1980-1983

Series IV. Scripts

Scope and Content Notes:

Included in this series are adaptations of classic, folk, and contemporary plays as well as the Lovelace Company's original works. The vast majority of the scripts are undated. These materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title.


Box 10
Folder 1 Aladdin
Folder 2 Alice in Wonderland
Folder 3 Alice in Wonderland: Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Folder 4 Anansi
Folder 5 Architruc
Folder 6 Beauty and the Beast
Folder 7 Bicentennial Show
Folder 8 Brave Little Tailor
Folder 9 Carnival in Rio
Folder 10 Carnival of the Seventh Moon
Folder 11 Christmas Carol
Folder 12 Christopher Columbus
Folder 13 Cinderella
Folder 14 Commedia Circus Varieties
Folder 15 Crackerjack Clowns
Folder 16 Divine Comedy - Original Translation
Folder 17 Days of the Great Buffalo
Folder 18 Easter Basket
Folder 19 Emperor's New Clothes
Folder 20 Emperor's Nightingale
Folder 21 Gov't Owned Apples
Folder 22 Hansel and Gretel
Folder 23 Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
Folder 24 The Humbles of Hogback Hill
Folder 25 Incredible Holiday Machine
Folder 26 Jack and the Beanstalk
Folder 27 Little Prince
Folder 28 Little Red Ridinghood

Box 11
Folder 1 Little Scarface
Folder 2 Love's the Best Doctor
Folder 3 Lucis Toyshop
Folder 4 Momotaro
Folder 5 The Musicians of Bremen
Folder 6 Naropa
Folder 7 The Nativity
Folder 8 Peter Pan
Folder 9 Pinoccio
Folder 10 Princess and the Pea
Folder 11 Puss in Boots
Folder 12 The Quacks
Folder 13 Ragtime and All That Jazz
Folder 14 Rapunzel
Folder 15 The Reluctant Dragon
Folder 16 Rumpelstiltskin
Folder 17 Sleeping Beauty
Folder 18 The Story of Joseph
Folder 19 Three Billy Goats Gruff
Folder 20 The Three Wishes
Folder 21 Upset the Fruitbasket
Folder 22 Tsar Trajan
Folder 23 Top Notch - Hopscotch
Folder 24 Toby and the Adult
Folder 25 Winnie the Pooh
Folder 26 Wizard of Oz
Folder 27 Scripts - Unidentified

Series V. Photographs and Artwork

Scope and Content Notes:

The Photographs and Artwork series is divided into 4 subseries - photographs, negatives, slides, and artwork. Within each subseries, the files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subseries 1. Photographs


Box 12
Folder 1 Aladdin
Folder 2 Alice in Wonderland
Folder 3 Apollo of Bellac
Folder 4 Aria di Capo
Folder 5 Audiences
Folder 6 Audience - Carnegie Institute Museum of Art Theatre
Folder 7 Baker, Danny
Folder 8 Beauty and the Beast
Folder 9-10 Behind the Scenes
Folder 11 Behind the Scenes - Afternoon Conference
Folder 12 Behind the Scenes - George pulls some strings
Folder 13 Behind the Scenes - Norman graduates
Folder 14 Behind the Scenes - Sunny Builds a Mountain
Folder 15 Brave Little Tailor
Folder 16 Bunraku
Folder 17 Carnival in Rio
Folder 18 Coat of Many Colors
Folder 19 Christmas if for Children - NBC New York City, 1956
Folder 20 Christmas Carol
Folder 21 Christopher Columbus
Folder 22 Days of the Great Buffalo
Folder 23 Drak - Czechoslovakian Puppet Theatre
Folder 24 Emperor's New Clothes
Folder 25 Faust, Johnny
Folder 26 Gov't Owned Apples
Folder 27 Grand Turk
Folder 28 Guignol
Folder 29 Hammock Room
Folder 30 Hansel and Gretel

Box 13
Folder 1 Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
Folder 2 Incredible Holiday Machine
Folder 3 Ironclad Agreement
Folder 4 Jack and the Beanstalk
Folder 5 Keystone Cop
Folder 6 Kingsland Marionette Collection
Folder 7 Kingsland Marionette Summer Camp
Folder 8 Lazarus Puppet Theatre
Folder 9 Lincoln Elementary School Students
Folder 10 Little Red Ridinghood
Folder 11 London Puppet exhibit, April 1979
Folder 12 Love's the Best Doctor
Folder 13 Lovelace family
Folder 14-15 Lovelace, Margo
Folder 16 Lovelace Marionette Theatre - The 'Cave'
Folder 17 Lovelace Marionette Theatre - Exterior
Folder 18 Lovelace Marionette Theatre - Interior
Folder 19 Lovelace Marionette Theatre - The workroom
Folder 20 'Mad' workshop for the Masses
Folder 21 Mathieson, Heather
Folder 22 McMillan, W.G.
Folder 23 Ozanam Puppets
Folder 24 Performances - Miscellaneous
Folder 25 Performances - On tour
Folder 26 Performances - Point State Park, 1958
Folder 27 Peter and the Wolf
Folder 28 Peter Pan
Folder 29 Pierrot

Box 14
Folder 1-3 Puppets
Folder 4 Puppets - Shadow
Folder 5 Pictures at an Exhibition - Das Puppenspiel
Folder 6 The Puppet Proposition
Folder 7 The Puppet Proposition - Penn State, 1978
Folder 8 Puppet Workshop - Erie,
Folder 9 Ragtime and All That Jazz
Folder 10 The Reluctant Dragon
Folder 11 Rike's Puppet Theatre
Folder 12 Rumpelstiltskin
Folder 13 Scrub Brushes
Folder 14 Smithsonian Institute - with Senator John Heinz
Folder 15 Soviet Union
Folder 16 Tales Told Round the Fire - Tzar Trajan
Folder 17 Teacher Workshop - Pittsburgh, 1978
Folder 18 Toby
Folder 19 Trick Skeleton
Folder 20 Wedding on the Eiffel Tower
Folder 21 Wizard
Folder 22 Unidentified

Subseries 2. Negatives


Box 15
Folder 1 Aladdin - School show
Folder 2 Alice in Wonderland
Folder 3 Audiences
Folder 4 Beauty and the Beast
Folder 5 Behind the Scenes
Folder 6 Bunraku
Folder 7 Drak
Folder 8 Ellsworth Avenue
Folder 9 Gov't Owned Apples
Folder 10 Incredible Holiday Machine
Folder 11 Jack and the Beanstalk
Folder 12 Keystone Cop
Folder 13 Love's the Best Doctor
Folder 14 Lovelace Home/Workshop
Folder 15 Lovelace, Margo
Folder 16 McMillan, W. G.
Folder 17 Munich collection
Folder 18 Performances
Folder 19 Performances - Three Rivers Arts Festival, 1971
Folder 20 Pierrot
Folder 21 The Puppet Proposition
Folder 22 Puppets
Folder 23 Das Puppenspiel - A Christmas Carol
Folder 24 Ragtime and All that Jazz - Mime
Folder 25 Ragtime and All that Jazz - Mime
Folder 26 Ragtime and All That Jazz - Scrub Brush
Folder 27 Ragtime and All That Jazz - Tap Dancer
Folder 28 Ragtime and All That Jazz - 'Lollipop' (also Keystone Cop)
Folder 29 Puppet Proposition
Folder 30 Tales Told Round The Fire - Tzar Trajan
Folder 31 Tales Told Round The Fire - Little Scar Face
Folder 32 Toby
Folder 33 Visser, David
Folder 34 Unidentified

Subseries 3. Slides

Folder 35 Beauty and the Beast
Folder 36 Carnival in Rio
Folder 37 Emporer's New Clothes
Folder 38 Jack and the Beanstalk - David Visser's Hawaii production
Folder 39 Punch and Judy - Hartwood Acres, 1976
Folder 40 Scenery - Miscelaneous
Folder 41 U.S.S.R., 1976
Folder 42 Unidentified

Subseries 4. Artwork


Box 16
Folder 1 Betsinda
Folder 2 Bicentennial Show Costume Plates
Folder 3 Children
Folder 4 Clowns
Folder 5 Commedia della Arte
Folder 6 Costuming notes
Folder 7 Dancers
Folder 8 Fairy Blackstick
Folder 9 House
Folder 10 How puppets pick up - Chinese
Folder 11 King Julio
Folder 12 Man with Beret
Folder 13 Molly - Days of the Great Buffalo
Folder 14 More of Winnie the Pooh
Folder 15 Mrs. Gruffanuff
Folder 16 Naropa
Folder 17 Noh Masks
Folder 18 Notebook
Folder 19 Pinoccio, Fox, and Fish
Folder 20 Prince Bulbo
Folder 21 Puppets - Miscellaneous
Folder 22 Sets - Miscellaneous
Folder 23 Rumpelstiltskin
Folder 24 Wedding on the Eiffel Tower

Series VI. Audio Recordings, 1967-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

The audio recordings in this series are in alphabetical order by title of production. All the materials in this series are reel to reel audio tape, with the exception of the last item - an interivew with Margo Lovelace. This interview is on audio cassettes.


Box 17
Reel 1 Alice in Blunderland
Reel 2 Apollo of Bellac
Reel 3 Apollo of Bellac - Live performance, May 12, 1972
Reel 4 Beauty and the Beast, 1971
Reel 5 Before Divertisement
Reel 6 Brave Little Tailor, January 5, 1972
Reel 7 Bremen
Reel 8 Christopher Columbus?
Reel 9 Emperor's New Clothes - Lazarus, 1971
Reel 10 Emperor's New Clothes, 1971
Reel 11 Fanto - College tour
Reel 12 Hansel and Gretel music
Reel 13-14 Hansel and Gretel, 1967-1968
Reel 15 Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre version
Reel 16 Jack and the Beanstalk - Lazarus, 1969
Reel 17 Love's the Best Doctor
Reel 18 Mask, Mime, and Marionette
Reel 19 Peter Pan
Reel 20 Peter Pan - Lazarus, 1969
Reel 21 Pinoccio, 1969
Reel 22 Pinoccio - Gimbel's, 1968
Reel 23 Pooh
Reel 24 Pooh, 1972
Reel 25 Pooh - School show
Reel 26 Princess and the Pea - Theatre version
Reel 27 Princess and the Pea
Reel 28 Princess and the Pea - School show
Reel 29 Punchinello's Past
Reel 30 Puppet Proposition
Reel 31-32 Puss in Boots

Box 18
Reel 33 Puss in Boots, 1971
Reel 34 Rapunzel
Reel 35 Red Ridinghood - Lazarus, 1972
Reel 36 Reluctant Dragon
Reel 37 Rumpelstiltskin
Reel 38 Russian Dances
Reel 39 Sleeping Beauty - Theatre version
Reel 40-41 Three Billy Goats Gruff
Reel 42 Three Wishes
Reel 43 Three Wishes - Rike's, 1969
Reel 44 T.A.P. Conference
Reel 45 Tom and Huck
Reel 46 Variety Show Music
Reel 47 The Toymaker

Box 19
Reel 48 Wedding on the Eiffel Tower
Reel 49 Wizard of Oz
Reel 50-53 Unidentified

Box 20
Cassette 1-8 Interview with Margo Lovelace

Series VII. Video Recordings, 1956-1970

Scope and Content Notes:

The video recordings in this series are in alphabetical order by title of producition. There are three subseries - 16 MM, 8 MM, and videotape. The videotape cassettes in this series are Umatic format, which can be viewed on the ground floor of the Hillman Library.

Subseries 1. 16mm

Reel 1 The Little Prince - Outdoor performance
Reel 2 Princess Snowflake and Her Friends - American Inventory, 1956

Box 21
Reel 3-5 Promotional Film - Miscelaneous footage of performances, etc.
Reel 6 Puss in Boots
Reel 7-8 Space Place
Reel 9 Three Billy Goats Gruff
Reel 10-12 Three Billy Goats Gruff - School

Subseries 2. 8mm

Reel 13 Balyashnikov - Pittsburgh Public Theatre
Reel 14-17 Bicenntennial Show - Frick Park
Reel 18 Jack and the Beanstalk - Carnegie Museum of Art
Reel 19-24 Ragtime and All That Jazz - Extra footage
Reel 25-26 Tales Told Round the Fire
Reel 27 Unidentified

Subseries 3. Videotape

Reel 1 Christopher Columbus, May 6, 1969
Reel 2 Christopher Columbus, May 9, 1969
Reel 3 Lovelace Marionettes, May 1, 1970
Reel 4 Unidentified - Two-inch videotape
Cassette 1 Children's Public Service Announcements
Cassette 2 Lovelace Marionette advertisement
Cassette 3 Magic of The Lovelace Theatre