Great Western Stage Equipment
Great Western Stage
Equipment Company collection
Great Western Stage Equipment Company
Mezzanine, High Bay
rough drafts, refined pencil sketches, colored renderings, technical drawings
and completed installation photographs of artists George F. Moody and Don
Minnesota Libraries. Performing Arts Archives, Manuscripts
Access and Use
Purchased from Dale F. Jenkins in 1988 by the University of Minnesota
Theatre Arts Department, the University Libraries and an outside donor.
The collection is open and available for use.
Contact the archivist regarding copyright to these materials.
The collection was processed by Wendy Rae Waszut, 1989-1990.
Alternate Form AvailableThe following is a link to an online database containing digitized
versions of the renderings in this collection:
Great Western Stage Equipment Company collection (PA 44), Performing
Arts Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
The Great Western Stage Equipment Company was founded by T. L.
Greening, L. J. Adler, and Samuel F. Hann, after Greening resigned from the
Twin City Scenic Company. The company focused on a second generation of stage
design for the Scottish Rite Temple of Freemasonry during the mid-twentieth
century. Established in 1925, the Great Western Stage Equipment Company, was
located in Kansas City, MO.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The entirety of this collection reflects the drawing and rendering
techniques of two mid-twentieth century artists, George F. Moody and Don Carlos
DuBois. The theatrical design process is represented through rough drafts,
refined pencil sketches, colored renderings, technical drawings, and completed
installation photographs. In addition to this primary visual material, there
are written records documenting the ultimate creation, installation and
production of these designs. Other materials from this collection include an
address book of Masonic contacts, fraternal supply catalogues, Great Western
Stage Equipment Company sales catalogues, and Masonic playbills.
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
- DuBois, Don
- Great Western
Stage Equipment Company