Ithaca Festival records, 1962-1984.

Collection Number: 2593

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ithaca Festival records, 1962-1984.
Collection Number:
2593
Creator:
Quantity:
1.8 cubic ft., 29 tapes, 38 transcripts.
Forms of Material:
Printed Materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records concerning the organization and development of the Festival include agendas and minutes of the Board of Trustees and the Executive; minutes and reports of various other committees; fund raising and public relations consultants' reports, the report on a space and accommodation program prepared by Fairchild and Dubois, Toronto architects, and a statement on the Festival by the Department of Speech and Drama at Cornell University; correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, financial statements, and rough notes; four versions of a promotional brochure outlining the purpose of the Festival, giving information on the major figures concerned and on the size and geographical distribution of the potential audience, projecting estimates of revenue and expenses for a typical season, and including a section by Alan Schneider entitled "The Idea of a Festival Theatre in Ithaca..." and a file of correspondence, minutes, and memoranda pertaining to the earlier organization; an incomplete run (1965-1966) of the newsletter "From the Wings," newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.
Abstract:
Also, tapes and transcripts (1965-1971) of the Cornell University Oral History Program's Ithaca Festival Documentation Project conducted by Marian Hodges, Gould Colman, Katrina Morse, David Harry Watrous Smith, Edwina Devereux, and Edward Devereux, including interviews with Kit Boynton, Walter G. Bruska, Ralph N. Campbell, Marvin A. Carlson, William R. Carpenter, Joseph F. Daine, Edwina Devereux, Howard I. Dillingham, Leonard Edelstein, Henry Guerlac, Francine Herman, Mary W. John, Jean F. Lynch, Beatrice MacLeod, Steven Muller, Thomas Niederkorn, Norbert H. Schickel, Jr., William F. Schmidt, Alan Scneider, Randall E. Shew, John Summerskill, Charles Treman Jr., and Walter Wiggins, mainly concerning their interest in and support for the Ithaca Festival, but also referring to Summer-Ithaca, and an interview with J. Wesley Zeigler concerning his role as manageing director. Among the other persons represented in these records are David Ketchum, Robert Mueller, Leverett Saltonstall, Jr., and Alvin H. Reiss.
Language:
Collection material in English


The Ithaca Festival (previously Summer-Ithaca and the Ithaca Festival of the Classics) incorporated in 1964 as a center for the performing arts in Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records concerning the organization and development of the Festival include agendas and minutes of the Board of Trustees and the Executive; minutes and reports of various other committees; fund raising and public relations consultants' reports, the report on a space and accommodation program prepared by Fairchild and Dubois, Toronto architects, and a statement on the Festival by the Department of Speech and Drama at Cornell University; correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, financial statements, and rough notes; four versions of a promotional brochure outlining the purpose of the Festival, giving information on the major figures concerned and on the size and geographical distribution of the potential audience, projecting estimates of revenue and expenses for a typical season, and including a section by Alan Schneider entitled "The Idea of a Festival Theatre in Ithaca..." and a file of correspondence, minutes, and memoranda pertaining to the earlier organization; an incomplete run (1965-1966) of the newsletter "From the Wings," newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.
Also, tapes and transcripts (1965-1971) of the Cornell University Oral History Program's Ithaca Festival Documentation Project conducted by Marian Hodges, Gould Colman, Katrina Morse, David Harry Watrous Smith, Edwina Devereux, and Edward Devereux, including interviews with Kit Boynton, Walter G. Bruska, Ralph N. Campbell, Marvin A. Carlson, William R. Carpenter, Joseph F. Daine, Edwina Devereux, Howard I. Dillingham, Leonard Edelstein, Henry Guerlac, Francine Herman, Mary W. John, Jean F. Lynch, Beatrice MacLeod, Steven Muller, Thomas Niederkorn, Norbert H. Schickel, Jr., William F. Schmidt, Alan Scneider, Randall E. Shew, John Summerskill, Charles Treman Jr., and Walter Wiggins, mainly concerning their interest in and support for the Ithaca Festival, but also referring to Summer-Ithaca, and an interview with J. Wesley Zeigler concerning his role as manageing director. Among the other persons represented in these records are David Ketchum, Robert Mueller, Leverett Saltonstall, Jr., and Alvin H. Reiss.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Boynton, Kit.
Bruska, Walter G.
Campbell, Ralph N.
Carlson, Marvin, 1935-
Carpenter, William R.
Daino, Joseph F.
Devereux, Edwina.
Dillingham, Howard I.
Edelstein, Leonard.
Guerlac, Henry.
Herman, Francine.
John, Mary W.
Ketchum, David.
Lynch, Jean F.
MacLeod, Beatrice.
Mueller, Robert.
Muller, Steven.
Niederkorn, Thomas.
Reiss, Alvin H.
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979.
Schickel, Norbert H., Jr.
Schmidt, William F.
Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984.
Shew, Randall E.
Summerskill, John.
Treman, Charles, Jr.
Wiggins, Walter J.
Zeigler, J. Wesley.
Boynton, Kit
Bruska, Walter G.
Campbell, Ralph N.
Carlson, Marvin, 1935-
Carpenter, William R.
Daino, Joseph F.
Devereux, Edwina
Dillingham, Howard I.
Edelstein, Leonard
Guerlac, Henry
Herman, Francine
John, Mary W.
Ketchum, David
Lynch, Jean F.
MacLeod, Beatrice
Mueller, Robert
Muller, Steven
Niederkorn, Thomas
Reiss, Alvin H.
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
Schickel, Norbert H., Jr.
Schmidt, William F.
Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984
Shew, Randall E.
Summerskill, John
Treman, Charles, Jr
Wiggins, Walter J.
Zeigler, J. Wesley
Colman, Gould P. (Gould Patchin), 1926-
Devereux, Edward.
Devereux, Edwina.
Hodges, Marian.
Morse, Katrina.
Smith, David Harry Watrous.
Cornell University. Department of Speech and Drama.
Fairfield and Dubois.

Titles:
From the wings.

Subjects:
Art festivals.
Art festivals

Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.) -- Festivals, etc.
New York (State) -- Ithaca

Form and Genre Terms:
Oral histories.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Tapes and transcripts restricted to permission of the archivist.
Cite As:
Ithaca Festival records, #2593. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. DVDs
Series II. CD-Rs
Series III. Videos
Series IV. Other Materials

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 4 DVD-3358
Ithaca Festival, Image DVD
2008-06-19
Creator: Reis, Jon
426 images, 4x6@300ppi; Job #020080619; Client: Jake Roberts
Box 4 DVD-3359
Paint Off
2011-04
Box 4 DVD-3360
Parade
Undated
Box 4 CD-4981
Ithaca Festival panoramas - Disc 1
2011-01
Box 4 CD-4982
Viewing photos
2005-07-01
Creator: Reis, Jon
Client: Ithaca Festival
Box 4 CD-4983
Erika pics
Undated
Box 4 CD-4984
Festival 2009 Paint-A-Thon
2009
Creator: Markle, Robin
247 images, 4x6@300ppi; Job: C.N060601-04; Client: Vicki Kysar
Box 4 CD-4985
Ithaca Festival 2006
2006-04
Box 4 CD-4986
Ithaca Festival 2011 Program
2011
Box 4 CD-4987
Demo
Undated
Creator: Jen Cork and the Good Hope
Box 4 CD-4988
Image CD
2006-04-26
4x6@300ppi; Job: CN050602; Client: Vicki Kysar, Ithaca Festival Office
Box 4 CD-4989
Ithaca Festival panoramas - Disc 3
2003-07-31
22-31
Box 4 CD-4990
Ithaca Festival panoramas - Disc 2
2003-07-31
21-Dec
Box 4 CD-4991
Itahca Festival slides and panoramas for web
2003-07-31
Box 4 CD-4992
Ithaca Festival panoramas and slides - Disc 4
2003-07-31
32-35 pan, 36-40 slidees
Box 4 CD-4993
Ithaca Fest 2005
2005
Removed video content lists from video cases after labelling them with the corresponding video number and filed them in Box 4 Folder 1.
Box 3 V-11577
Ithaca Festival
1979
Box 3 V-11578
Ithaca Festival master
1980-06-14-1980-06-18
Box 3 V-11579
Ithaca Festival
1981
Box 3 V-11580
Ithaca Festival
1981
Box 3 V-11581-11583
Ithaca Festival
1982
Box 3 V-11584
Ithaca Festival
1983
Box 3 V-11585-11586
Ithaca Festival
1986
Box 4 V-11587-11588
Ithaca Festival
1988
Box 4 V-11589-11591
Ithaca Festival Higlights
1989
Box 4 V-11592
Ithaca Festival Higlights
1998
Box 4 V-11593
Ithaca Festival
2000
Box 4 V-11594
Ithaca Festival - Circus Eccentrithaca
2001-06-03
Box 4 V-11595
Ithaca Festival - Circus Eccentrithaca
2001-06-03
Box 4 V-11596
Ithaca Festival parade and cable cast
1999
Box 4 V-11597
Ithaca Festival parade
Undated
Box 4 V-11598
Channel 7 - Ithaca Festival Press Conference
2001-02
Box 4 V-11599
Ithaca Festival commercial
1999
Box 3 V-11600-11601
Ithaca Festival Promo
2001
Box 3 Folder 1
Newspapers
2006-2012
Box 4 Folder 1
Video content lists
1986-1989
Lists removed from video cases after labelling them with the corresponding video number.
Box 4 Folder 2-5
Programs
1995-2011
Box 4 Folder 6
Brochures
2001-2011
Box 4 Folder 7
Assorted flyers and clippings
Date Unknown
Box 4 Folder 8
Text printouts
2003
Box 4 Folder 9
Bread and puppet
1980
Box 4 Folder 10
Slides
Date Unknown