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Burroughs Corporation Records. Reference Photographs, 1891-1985. Finding Aid.

Detailed Contents of Collection

 Location  Title
 
Production Records 1961-2012 
 
Individual Productions 1973-2007 
Note Materials in this subseries document productions Penumbra Theatre has mounted locally in Minnesota, and nationally. Materials include scripts, directors scripts with notations, blocking charts, actor biographies, promotion schedules, ticket and box-office-related information, production budgets, licenses, leases and contracts, booking information, rehearsal and performance calendars, and cast contact sheets.
User should note that some materials in this subseries, such as programs mailers, flyers and season planning are also contained in other Production Records subseries and in the Administrative Series, Marketing and Outreach and Operations subseries, due to the use of season planning information in the work of both divisions in the company.
Materials in this subseries are arranged in box order. Users will find material for each production in more than one box. Some folders may contain duplicate materials.
Box 1
Play Production Report 1973 Box 1
Box 1
"The First Season," by Horace Bond 1979  Box 1
 
Deadwood Dick 1980 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
Note  Guest artist information sheet; Press contacts.
 
Ticket Breakdown, Dayton's Ticket Office 1983  Box 1
 
Songhai 1980 ( 7 folders )  Box 1
Note  Cast; Promotional schedule; Invitation to opening performance; Mailing list; Past performances; Schedule and ticket breakdown; Dayton's Ticket Office.
 
Purlie 1984  Box 1
Note  Budget, license, grant application.
 
The Resurrection Of Lady Lester 1984  Box 1
Note  Correspondence
 
Short Eyes 1984  Box 1
Note  Budget
 
Prince and Cinderella 1985  Box 1
Note  Accounting
 
A Soldiers Play 1985  Box 1
Note  Artist contracts
 
Poison In The Blood 1985  Box 1
Note  Script
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1986  Box 1
Note  Correspondence
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1986 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
Note  Production quote; Correspondence
 
The Resurrection of Lady Lester 1986 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
Note  Correspondence; Receipts
 
Selma 1986  Box 1
Note  Budget, correspondence
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
Note  Synopsis; Correspondence
 
Malcolm X Touring Production 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
Note  Bookings; Contracts
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1987 ( 5 folders )  Box 1
Note  Actors' Equity Association accounting; Artist contracts; Payroll notes; Accounting and receipts; Correspondence
 
Po' 1987 ( 6 folders )  Box 1
Note  Staff contact list; Donation receipts; Actor's Equity and performing artist employment contracts; Ticket receipts; Rehearsal schedule; Correspondence
 
Split Second 1987  Box 1
Note  Accounting, artists contracts
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1988  Box 1
Note  Correspondence
 
Lost In The Stars 1988  Box 1
Note  Actors' Equity forms, invoices, Rogers and Hammerstein library, notes, parts breakdown, contact sheets, artists' contracts, tally sheet, vouchers, receipts
 
Malcolm X 1988 ( 3 folders )  Box 1
Note  Tour materials; Phone messages; Cleveland State University agreement
 
1988-1989 Season Calendar 1988  Box 1
 
Major Changes 1989  Box 1
Note  Contact sheet
Box 2
Major Changes 1989 ( 3 folders )  Box 2
Note  Contact sheet; Performance schedule; Rehearsal schedules.
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1989  Box 2
Note  Guest Artist information sheet
 
Malcolm X 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 2
Note  Correspondence; Receipts.
 
Tambourines To Glory 1989  Box 2
Note  Rehearsal schedule and program copy
 
Playboy Of The West Indies 1989  Box 2
Note  License
 
Les Blancs 1989 (3 folders)  Box 2
Note  Production information; Program copy; Background information.
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 2
Note  Box office reports; Miscellaneous administrative.
 
Fences 1990 ( 7 folders )  Box 2
Note  Group sales; Daily box office reports; Contact sheets; MPR review; Correspondence; Program copy drafts and designs; Lease agreement for 7th Place Theatre.
 
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon at Tuskegee University 1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 2
 
Malcolm X Contract, Park Center High School 1990  Box 2
 
Playboy Of The West Indies 1990  Box 2
 
Rondo Strykers 1990  Box 2
Note  Performance at Northrup Auditorium
 
Tambourines To Glory 1990  Box 2
Note  Ticket reservation information
 
Unfinished Women 1990  Box 2
Note  Audition information and forms
 
Touring Research 1990  Box 2
Box 3
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon 1990  Box 3
Note  Tour budget
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990  Box 3
Note  Cast sheet
 
The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1990  Box 3
Note  Correspondence
 
Malcolm X 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 3
Note  Performances at Macalester College and The Pillsbury Company; Correspondence
 
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon 1991  Box 3
Note Performance at Missouri Botanical Gardens
 
The Mojo And The Sayso , Invoice: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. 1991  Box 3
 
Pecong 1991 ( 3 folders )  Box 3
Note  Season projections; Correspondence; Miscellaneous.
 
Pill Hill 1991 ( 5 folders )  Box 3
Note  Accounting; Expense statement; Travel accommodations; Black Theatre Arts Festival; Correspondence.
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery 1991  Box 3
Note  Correspondence
 
Shine! 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 3
Note  Administration; Contract.
 
Spell #7 1991 ( 3 folders )  Box 3
Note  Contract; Schedule; Box office reports.
 
Production List 1991  Box 3
 
Tour Calendar Prospects 1991  Box 3
 
1991-1992 Season Calendar 1991  Box 3
 
Touring 1992 1992  Box 3
Box 4
King Of Coons 1992  Box 4
Note  "Working Folder"
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1992 ( 3 folders )  Box 4
Note  Proposals; Marketing, Daily Sales
 
Shine! 1992  Box 4
Note  Marketing plan, correspondence, thank you letters
 
White Chocolate 1992  Box 4
Note  Article from Colors Magazine , program, box office summary
 
Bill T. Jones/Artie Zane Dance Company 10th Anniversary 1992  Box 4
 
Robbie McCauley 1992  Box 4
 
Willie and Esther 1993  Box 4
Note  Directors Notes, biography
Box 5
Laurie Carlos, Butch Morris, Seitu Jones Collaboration, Notes 1992  Box 5
 
White Chocolate 1992  Box 5
Note  Walker Art Center correspondence
 
King Of Coons 1993 ( 6 folders )  Box 5
Note  Schedule and contacts; Ticket availability; Sales increase; Sales goals report; Performance agreement; Internal affairs
 
Waiting In Vain 1993 ( 5 folders )  Box 5
Note  Production expenses; Daily ticket increase; Availability; Daily audit; Weekly box office reports
Box 6
The Piano Lesson 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 6
Note  Props lists; Rehearsal schedules; Calendars
 
Willie and Esther 1993 ( 4 folders )  Box 6
Note  Daily sales report; Daily sales increase; Sales audit schedule; Contacts
 
Talking Bones 1994  Box 6
Note  Weekly box office report
Box 7
The Piano Lesson 1993  Box 7
Note  Event audit
 
Waiting In Vain 1993  Box 7
Note  Daily ticket increase
 
Artist Information, Playwrights' Symposium 1993 ( 17 folders )  Box 7
Note  Ed Bullins; Michael H. Brown; Carlyle Brown; Lou Bellamy; Laurie Carlos; Stephanie Hughley; Paul Harrison; Miki Grant; August Wilson; Marion McClinton; Robbie McCauley; Loften Mitchell; Ntozake Shange; Shay Youngblood; Aisha Rahman; Rebecca Rice; Richard Wesley; Gus Edwards.
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994 ( 11 folders )  Box 7
Note  Special offer daily report; Expenses; Invoice; Miscellaneous notes; Correspondence; Draft marketing budget; Draft press release; Advertisement copy; Memoranda; Proofs for poster and postcard; Schedules.
 
Bone And Ash 1994  Box 7
Note  Correspondence, Walker Arts Center
 
Coming Of the Hurricane 1994  Box 7
Note  Fact Sheet and Schedule
 
Jar The Floor 1994 ( 8 folders )  Box 7
Note  Daily audit; Weekly box office reports; Miscellaneous administrative; Miscellaneous accounting; Event audit; Memoranda; Program design; Marketing plan
 
Spunk 1994 (6 folders )  Box 7
Note  Cast and crew list; Memoranda; Rehearsal and performance schedule; Cast and crew biographies; Cast correction; Goodman Theater production
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 7
Note  Daily audit; Budget.
 
Sally's Rape 1995  Box 7
Note  Rafiki (Friend) coupons
Box 8
Life Dances 1993  Box 8
Note  Weekly box office reports
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 8
Note  Exhibition and Performance Space Search
 
Spunk 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 8
Note  Daily sales increase; Daily sales reports.
 
Jar The Floor 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 8
Note  Correspondence and memoranda; Production expenses
 
Hotel de Dream 1994  Box 8
Note  Internal affairs
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 8
Note  Production expenses; Daily audits.
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 8
Note  Weekly box office reports; Production expenses.
 
Central Touring Theatre 1994  Box 8
 
Interpreted Performances 1994  Box 8
Box 9
Jar The Floor 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
Note  Daily ticket increase; Ticket availability
 
Spunk 1994  Box 9
Note  Daily Sales Report
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 9
Note  Daily ticket sales; Daily ticket increase; Ticket availability
 
a photograph: lovers in motion 1995 ( 7 folders )  Box 9
Note  Final sales report; Program materials; Marketing; Box office Reports; Equity reports; Sales reports; Gift certificates; Sales report
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995  Box 9
Note  Memoranda, Equity reports, Study guide, schedule, printing drafts, sales report, box office reports, sales reports, gift certificates
 
Flyin' West 1995 ( 4 folders )  Box 9
Note  Program notes; Daily sales increase; Availability; Daily sales report.
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 9
Note  Budget and Finances
 
Sally's Rape 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
Note  Correspondences, memoranda, contacts, box office reports, daily sales increase, gift certificates, publicity reports; Equity reports
 
Inside The Creole Mafia 1995  Box 9
Note  Box office reports, production agreement, marketing
 
Three Ways Home 1995  Box 9
Note  Internal affairs, subscriber mailings, administration and publicity, Equity report, expenses, marketing plan, daily sales report, gift certificates
Box 10
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 10
 
Police Boys 1995  Box 10
Note  Gift certificates
 
Portrait of the Artist As A Soul Man Dead 1996  Box 10
Box 11
Coming Of The Hurricane/Police Boys Schedule Change 1995 (2 folders)  Box 11
Note  Program and schedule change
 
Sally's Rape 1995  Box 11
Note  Memorandum, complimentary and discount tickets
 
Production Information 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Freefall 1996 ( 2 folders )  Box 11
Note  Daily Sales Increase; Availability and daily sales reports.
 
Everlasting Arms 1996  Box 11
Note  Daily sales reports
Box 12
Freefall 1996 ( 8 folders )  Box 12
Note  Stage Manager's Performance Report; Memoranda; Budget; Internal affairs; Correspondence; Calendar; Actors biographies; Student matinees; Planning
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996 ( 2 folders )  Box 12
Note  Ticket vouchers; Internal affairs
 
Portrait of the Artist As A Soul Man Dead 1996 ( 2 folders )  Box 12
Note  Budget; Daily sales report
 
3rd Jazz Jam Benefit 1996  Box 12
Box 13
A Raisin In The Sun 1997 ( 7 folders )  Box 13
Note Media call and box office dailies; Royalty payment schedule; Actors budget; Final reports; Production calendar; Weekly audit
 
Feathers At The Flame 1997  Box 13
Note Planning
 
Fences , Penumbra/Guthrie Project 1997 ( 23 folders )  Box 13
Note  Guthrie budget; Actors' Equity Association correspondence; Internal affairs; Research; Subscriber courtesy week information; Daily ticket sales; Fences /Negro Leagues; Royalties; Sales report; Penumbra/ Minnesota Twins collaboration; Ticket requests; Advertising agreement; Proposed interview schedule; August Wilson; Contact sheet; Master administrative schedule; Rehearsal schedule; Correspondences; Administrative notes; Price chart; Performance calendar; Budget; Ticket sales
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 11 folders )  Box 13
Note Contracts; Internal affairs; Print advertising ideas; Correspondence; Artist resumes; Contact sheet; Weekly box office report; Attendance by performance; Revenue from ticket sales; Budgeting; Revenue; Final audit
 
"Late Nite" Showcase 1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 13
Note  Budget; Correspondence
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1997  Box 13
Note  Statistics
Box 14
Canned Goods 1997  Box 14
Note  Study guide
 
Seven Guitars 1998  Box 14
Note  Rights and royalties, audience demographics, seat availability performance summary, program mock up, revenue from ticket sales weekly summary, attendance by performance summary
 
Canned Goods 1998 ( 4 folders )  Box 14
Note  Attendance summary for sales; Revenue from ticket sales; Weekly performance attendance summary; Advertising promotion.
 
Hospice 1998  Box 14
Note  Agreement
 
Indigo Blues 1998  Box 14
Note  Correspondence concerning contractual relationship
 
5th Annual Jazz Jam 1998  Box 14
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky 1998-1999 (4 folders)  Box 14
Note  License; Playbill, Arizona Theatre Company; Playbill, Arena Stage; Correspondence
 
Dinah Was 2003  Box 14
Note Schedules
Box 15
Jar The Floor 1994  Box 15
Note  Contracts and box office
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence; Box office contracts
 
Jones The Last 1993  Box 15
Note  Contract
 
Life Dances 1993  Box 15
 
Spunk 1993  Box 15
Note  Production agreement
 
Big White Fog 1994  Box 15
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 15
Note  Contracts
 
Coming Of the Hurricane 1994  Box 15
 
Sally's Rape , 1994  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence
 
Spunk 1994  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence
 
Talking Bones 1994  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence
 
Two Trains Running 1994 (3 folders )  Box 15
Note  Script excerpt; Contracts; Luncheon
 
a photograph: lovers in motion 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence; Production agreement
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995  Box 15
Note  Administrative and artistic correspondence
 
Inside The Creole Mafia 1995  Box 15
 
Three Ways Home 1995 (2 folders)  Box 15
Note  Artistic and administrative correspondence; Royalties statement
 
Police Boys 1996  Box 15
Note  Memo
 
Flyin' West 1995  Box 15
Note  Production agreement
Box 16
Two Trains Running , Study guide 2003  Box 16
 
Jon Jang Residency 1997  Box 16
 
The Darker Face Of The Earth 2000  Box 16
Note Marketing
Box 17
Inside The Creole Mafia 1995  Box 17
Note  Event planning
 
Seven Guitars 1997  Box 17
Note  Opening night guest list
 
Jazz Jam Planning 2001  Box 17
Box 18
King Hedley II 2002  Box 18
Note  Production-Related Correspondence
 
Seven Guitars, 2002  Box 18
Note  Production-Related Correspondence
Box 19
Reading Series Performer Contact Sheet 2001  Box 19
 
SASE """Late Nite""" Collaboration 2002  Box 19
Box 18
Press Releases 1988-1989  Box 18
 
Playboy Of The East Indies 1989  Box 18
Note  Clippings, technical rehearsal, calendar, marketing
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991  Box 18
Note  Budgets, Income Projections
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 1991 (4 folders )  Box 18
Note  Group sales; Internal affairs; Ticket sales summary; Performance at National Black Theater Festival
 
Pill Hill 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 18
Note  Miscellaneous
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1992  Box 18
Note  Funding proposal
 
The Mojo And The Sayso 1992  Box 18
Note  Laurie Carlos Correspondence
 
The Piano Lesson 1993  Box 18
Note  Production costs
Box 20
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery 1992  Box 20
Note  Ticket sales
 
"Meet The Composer" with Craig Harris 1995  Box 20
Note  Contains the scores for "F Stop"
Box 21
7th Annual Jazz Jam 2001  Box 21
Note  Invitations, Ticket Sales, Correspondence and Press Releases
Box 22
Canned Goods 1997  Box 22
Note  Budget
 
Jar The Floor 1997  Box 22
Note  Budget
 
Seven Guitars 1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 22
Note  Contracts and Riders; Budget
 
"""Late Nite"" Series" 2001  Box 22
Note Programs, Flyers, Performer Biographies, Press Releases
 
"Keepers of the Black Flame" Symposia 2002  Box 22
Note Program, Including Panel Descriptions and Copy
Box 23
Fences 1997  Box 23
Note Box Office and Communications Concerning Production Extension and Move to Downtown St. Paul; Guthrie Theater Memos Concerning Joint Fences Production Budget and Press Release
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991  Box 23
Note  Script
 
Shakin The Mess Outta Misery 1992  Box 23
Note  Daily ticket sales
Box 24
Indigo Blues 1998  Box 24
Note Box Office Reports
 
"One Acts" 1999  Box 24
Note Box Office Reports, Contracts
 
Jazz Jam Event 2001  Box 24
 
The Day The Bronx Died undated  Box 24
Note  Box office reports
 
Jitney! 1984  Box 24
Note  Box office reports
Box 25
Minneapolis Gospel Sounds 1994-1998  Box 25
Note  General information, marketing and budgets
 
Flyin' West 1995  Box 25
Note  Ticket sales
 
A Raisin In The Sun 1997  Box 25
Note Study guide
Box 29
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1982  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Zooman and the Sign 1982  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Suspenders 1984  Box 29
Note  Script
 
The Death Of Malcolm X 1973  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Play Production Report 1973  Box 29
Note  Lou Bellamy's report on Penumbra's initial season
 
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1980  Box 29
Note  Character list and original art for production by Seitu Jones.
 
Second Doctor Lady 1980  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Songhai Undated  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Soul Alley y 1980 ( 2 folders )  Box 29
Note  Breakdown of scenes and audition sheet; Script
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1987  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Po' 1987  Box 29
Note  Correspondence, contracts, scripts, score
 
The Poison Tree 1987  Box 29
Note  Script
 
The African Company Plays Richard III 1988 ( 2 folders )  Box 29
Note  Sound cues; script; Annual Cornerstone Competition winner
 
Lost In The Stars 1988  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Malcolm X 1988  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Walkers 1988  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1989 ( 4 folders )  Box 29
Note  Production notes; Script; Book jacket; Sound and lighting cues
 
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon Study guide 1989  Box 29
 
Major Changes 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 29
Note  Script; Production art.
 
Les Blancs 1989  Box 29
Note  Additional copy of set and costume notes from Horace Bond
 
Malcolm X 1989  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Rondo Strykers 1989  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Tambourines To Glory 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 29
Note  Sheet music; Script
 
Tod, The Boy 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 29
Note  Script Act One; Script Act Two
 
Who Causes The Darkness? 1989  Box 29
Note  Script, miscellaneous
 
Fences 1990  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Spell #7 1990  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Unfinished Women 1990  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991  Box 29
Note Script
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1991  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Malcolm X 1991  Box 29
Note  Production Fact Sheet
 
Pecong 1991  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Pill Hill 1991  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery 1991  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Spell #7 1991  Box 29
Note  Production notes
 
Dutchman 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Martin Luther King 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Mens 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
"The Mighty Gents " 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Modette 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
The Mojo And The Sayso 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
"The Ohio State Murderers" 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Shine! 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 4 folders )  Box 29
Note  Production notes; Research; Script; Sound and lighting cues
 
White Chocolate 1992  Box 29
Note  Script
 
The Piano Lesson 1993  Box 29
Note  Script
 
Jar The Floor 1994  Box 29
Note  Script
Box 30
Jar The Floor 1993 (4 folders )  Box 30
Note  Rehearsal schedule; Performance schedule; Playwrights notes; Script
 
The Piano Lesson 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 30
Note  Calendar; Script.
 
Sally's Rape , Robbie McCauley 1993  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Waiting In Vain 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 30
Note  Script; Study guide materials.
 
Willie and Esther 1993  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 30
Note  Production notes
 
Canned Goods, Silas Jones 1994  Box 30
Note  Script, produced in 1997.
 
Hotel de Dream 1994  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Pagan Violins 1994  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 30
Note  Stage design; Prop design; Script
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 30
Note  Script; Study guide; Sound and lighting instructions
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Flyin' West 1995  Box 30
Note  Study guide
 
Homos In The House 1995  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Las Meninas 1995  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Police Boys 1995  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Sally's Rape 1995  Box 30
Note  Partial script
 
Three Ways Home 1995  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Freefall 1996  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Everlasting Arms 1996 ( 3 folders )  Box 30
Note  Script (two); General production
 
Feathers At The Flame 1997  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Seven Guitars 1997  Box 30
Note  Study guide
 
"Waiting For The Dog To Die" 1997  Box 30
Note  Script
 
"Come Down Burning" 1998  Box 30
Note  Script
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Indigo Blues 1998 ( 2 folders )  Box 30
Note  Script; Study guide
 
Black Eagles 2000  Box 30
Note  Script
 
The Darker Face Of The Earth 2000 ( 10 folders )  Box 30
Note  Annotated script; Child tracking sheet; Stage and lighting cues; Set design notes; Daily rehearsal and performance notes for plans; Sound and prop cues; Musical instrument sketches; Rehearsal blocking; Lou Bellamy notes; Production calendars, Study guide.
 
Diva Daughters DuPree , Kim Euell 2000  Box 30
 
A Love Song For Miss Lydia 2001  Box 30
Note  Script
 
con flama , 2001  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Louie And Ophelia 2001  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Someplace Soft To Fall 2001  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Riffs 2001  Box 30
Note  Study guide
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 2002  Box 30
Note  Script
 
King Hedley II 2002  Box 30
Note  Script
 
Dinah Was 2003 ( 5 folders )  Box 30
Note  Costume Measurements; Director's notes for production meeting; Wardrobe research; Script; Narcotics Anonymous pamphlet.
 
Seven Guitars 2003  Box 30
Note  Costume Plot
Box 31
Jar The Floor 1994  Box 31
Note  Set changes, production schedules
 
Spunk 1994  Box 31
Note  Production art
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 31
Note  Production-related documents; Schedules; Costume sketches from Arena Theater Production
 
a photograph: lovers in motion 1995  Box 31
Note  Original artwork
 
Portrait Of The Artist As A Dead Soul Man , 1996  Box 31
Note  Contact sheet
 
Pecong 1991  Box 31
Note  Material on playwright Steve Carter
 
Production Staffing and Production Calendar for 1989-1990 Season 1989  Box 31
 
Audition Information and Forms 1989-1990  Box 31
 
Martin Luther King Day Celebrations 1989-1991, 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 31
Note  Scores; Scripts, blocking, correspondence.
 
Unidentified Productions Set Designs undated  Box 31
 
Research on African Americans and Native Americans undated  Box 31
 
Original Artwork for Unidentified Production, Possibly by Seitu Jones undated  Box 31
 
Unidentified Original Set Design Drawings undated  Box 31
 
Photograph of Pencil Sketches of "Wesley's Shoeshine" for Shine! Production circa 1991  Box 31
 
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf circa 1976  Box 31
Note  Script
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1985  Box 31
Note  Roster sign-in sheet
 
Jelly Belly Don't Mess With Nobody 1986  Box 31
Note  Production notes: Cornerstone Competition winner
 
Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets 1988  Box 31
Note  Contracts, script, correspondence, contact sheets.
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down 1988  Box 31
Note  Script and artwork
 
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 31
Note  Correspondence with 3M; Research, including production expenses, script, teacher evaluations, educator's letters, statements concerning project scope
 
Les Blancs 1989  Box 31
 
Reproductions of Seitu Jones's Pencil Sketches for 1990-1991 Program Covers 1990  Box 31
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 1991  Box 31
Note  Contact sheets, production budget, actors contracts.
 
Buffalo Hair 1992  Box 31
Note  Notes on Script and Stage Reading, Barbara Rose to Carlyle Brown
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 4 folders )  Box 31
Note  Second script with notes; casting; research materials; production schedules; props; sound cues
 
King Of Coons 1993  Box 31
Note  Script, student paper
 
Seven Guitars 1997  Box 31
Note  Contact sheet, rehearsal schedule
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998  Box 31
Note  Performance Calendar, Biographies, Contracts
 
Black Eagles 2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 31
Note  Research; video production costs, script changes, contact sheets
 
The Darker Face Of The Earth 2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 31
Note  Production artwork; Study guide.
 
The Dramatic Circle 2000  Box 31
Note  Script
 
Louie And Ophelia, 2000  Box 31
Note  Production Contract
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 2002 (2 folders)  Box 31
Note  Contact Sheets, correspondence, understudy assignments, sets; Twenty Fifth Anniversary Study guide
 
King Hedley II 2002  Box 31
Note  Research on African religions.
 
Seven Guitars 2003  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Study guides and Miscellaneous Essays 2003  Box 31
Note  25th Anniversary Season
 
Dinah Was 2004 ( 2 folders )  Box 31
Note  Sets; Prop blocking and costume assignments
 
On The Open Road 2004  Box 31
Note  Script
 
Diva Daughters DuPree 2004  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Two Trains Running 2003  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Rollin On The T.O.B.A. 2005  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Stage Directions 2005  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Grandchildren Of The Buffalo Soldiers 2005  Box 31
Note  Talking points
 
Blue 2006  Box 31
Note  Set design and prop images
 
Sex Diaries Of An Infidel 2006  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Blue 2007  Box 31
Note  Study guide
 
Red Shirts 2007  Box 31
Note  Production packet for Round House Theater Production
Box 32
Get Ready 2007  Box 32
Note  Underwear (Prop)
Box 33
The Taking Of Miss Janie , Ed Bullins 1975  Box 33
Note  Script
 
a photograph: lovers in motion 1981  Box 33
Note  Script
 
Major Changes, Karen Jones Meadow 1988  Box 33
Note  Script
 
The Mojo And The Sayso , Aisha Rahman circa 1989  Box 33
Note  Script
 
Indigo Blues , Julie Ann Mason circa 1990  Box 33
Note  Script
 
The Last Minstrel Show: A Tragedy , John B. Davidson 1991  Box 33
Note  Script
 
Shine! , Syl Jones 1991  Box 33
Note  Script
 
Buffalo Hair 1993  Box 33
Note  Stage managers' master script, annotated.
 
Waiting In Vain 1993  Box 33
Note  Stage managers' master script, annotated
 
Jar The Floor 1994  Box 33
Note  Stage managers' master script, annotated
 
Two Trains Running 1994  Box 33
Note  Stage managers' master script, annotated
 
The Darker Face Of The Earth , Rita Dove 2000  Box 33
Note  Script
Box 38
Unidentified Original Set Design Storyboard undated  Box 38
 
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1980  Box 38
Note  Guest artist information sheet
 
Deadwood Dick 1980  Box 38
Note  Guest artist information sheet
 
Soul Alley 1980  Box 38
Note  Actors sign-in sheet
 
Po' 1987  Box 38
Note  Contact list
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1988  Box 38
Note  Production agreement
 
Lost In The Stars 1988  Box 38
Note  Cast List
 
Major Changes 1989  Box 38
Note  Actors' Equity Form
 
Performance, Ramsey Action Programs 1991  Box 38
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 38
Note  Artists biographies; Resumes
 
Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery 1992 ( 4 folders )  Box 38
Note  Internal affairs; Artist biographies; Audition information and resumes; Production materials
 
Two Trains Running 1994  Box 38
Note  Set model by Vicki Smith
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky 1999 ( 2 folders )  Box 38
Note  Production notes; Rehearsal schedules.
Box 39
Penumbra World Premier Lists undated  Box 39
 
Pecong 1991 ( 3 folders )  Box 39
Note  Production materials; Actors audition; Call backs
 
Pill Hill 1991 (3 folders )  Box 39
Note  Introductory essay for program; Playbill from Philadelphia Theater Company; Performance at National Black Theater Festival
 
Shine! 1992  Box 39
Note  Rehearsal schedules
 
Jar The Floor 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 39
Note  Biographies for cast and crew; Program for Syracuse Stage production.
 
Spunk 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 39
Note  Rehearsal and Performance Schedule; Cast and Crew list; Goodman Theater production.
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 39
Note  Study guide; Program materials.
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995  Box 39
Note  Study guide
 
Alexander Plays-"Suzanne In Stages", Adrianne Kennedy 1995  Box 39
 
Penumbra Production History, 1977-1995 1995  Box 39
 
Everlasting Arms 1996  Box 39
Note  Marketing strategy, budget
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996  Box 39
Note  Russell Andrews biography
 
Freefall 1996  Box 39
Note  Actors biographies
 
Canned Goods 1997  Box 39
Note  Staged reading
 
Canned Goods 1997  Box 39
Note  Staged reading
 
Fences 1997 ( 3 folders )  Box 39
Note  Rehearsal schedule; Contact sheet; Research
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 3 folders )  Box 39
Note  Contact sheet; Cast list; Rehearsal schedule
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky 1999  Box 39
Note  Study guide
 
Louie And Ophelia 2001  Box 39
Note  Study guide
Box 40
Spell #7 1991  Box 40
Note  Performance, Macalester College
Box 48
Set Design for 3 Roses undated  Box 48
 
Photo Collage for Unidentified Production undated  Box 48
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1989 ( 1 booklet )  Box 48
Note  Limited edition full color illustrated script of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Elizabeth Wheat, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.1 of 12 printed.
 
Unidentified Set Renderings undated ( 3 pieces )  Box 48
Note  One design ascribed to Seitu Jones
 
Engravings of Buffalo 1993  Box 48
Note  Possibly used for Buffalo Hair production
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Dinah Was, Two Trains Running 2002-2003  Box 48
Note  Costume designs
 
Costume Renderings for August Wilson Plays and Dinah Was Productions circa 2002-2004 ( 26 sketches )  Box 48
Note  7 sketches are originals, in color and signed by Michael Stein (for characters from Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars .) Other sketches are pencil or ink.
 
Stencil Details and Set Renderings with Detail from Rollin' On The T.O.B.A 2005  Box 48
Box 55
Articulation undated  Box 55
Note  Includes pronunciation exercises and articles on accents
 
Selma 1985 ( 2 folders )  Box 55
Note  Script; Production notes
 
Pill Hill 1990  Box 55
Note  Script
 
The Mojo and The Sayso 1992  Box 55
Note  Laurie Carlos contract
 
"Waiting in Vain " 1993  Box 55
Note  Projected budget, directors notes, correspondence and script
 
Jar The Floor 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 55
Note  Penumbra counter-proposal for production contract; Director's notes; Script
 
Talking Bones 1993  Box 55
Note  Production-related
 
Notes concerning Martin Luther King Day productions. 1993, 1994  Box 55
 
Rollin On The T.O.B.A. 1998  Box 55
Note  Script
 
Rollin On The T.O.B.A. 1999  Box 55
Note  Production notes
 
Rollin On The T.O.B.A. . 2005  Box 55
Note  Score
 
King Hedley II 2002  Box 55
Note  Script
 
Blue, Charles Randolph Wright 2002  Box 55
Note  Script
Box 56
Two Trains Running 2003  Box 56
Note  Set miniature
Box 61
"Remembering Rondo" circa 1995  Box 61
Note  Activity outline and script
Box 62
Jitney! 2006  Box 62
Note  Kansas City Repertory Theatre rehearsal script
Box 68
Lobby Design for Rollin' On The T.O.B.A 2005 ( 1 11"x17" sheet )  Box 68
 
Black Nativity 1961-2008 
Note  Black Nativity materials are listed separately from other production materials because of their quantity and the fact that the show was produced more or less consistently for several decades at multiple locations. Ground plans, posters, programs, photographs and publicity for Black Nativity productions are primarily found in this subseries. The materials are arranged in chronological order.
Box 34
Album Cover undated  Box 34
 
Score for Bass undated  Box 34
 
Score for Percussion undated  Box 34
 
Posters for Black Nativity with Comic Captions undated ( 5 posters )  Box 34
Note  4" x 8"
 
Holiday Cards undated  Box 34
Box 45
Black Nativity , Ground Plans undated ( 5 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #9. Pencil drawings for backdrop.
Box 53
Black Nativity undated ( 3 folders )  Box 53
Note  Head shots of principle actors and dancers, production stills
Box 55
Black Nativity , Poster Signed by Danny Clark undated  Box 55
Box 57
Black Nativity Dancers undated ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 24" x 30".
Box 34
Black Nativity: A Gospel Song-Play by Langston Hughes 1961  Box 34
Note  Production script with notes
 
Black Nativity , Administrative Notes (First Staging) 1987  Box 34
 
Black Nativity 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 34
Note  Promotions; Newspaper clippings for the first staging of Black Nativity
Box 25
Black Nativity Publicity 1987 ()  Box 25
Box 39
First Staging 1987 (5 folders)  Box 39
Note Program (Boston Conservatory Theater); Ticket Receipts; Correspondence; Performer Contracts; Audition Information
Box 28
Black Nativity November-December, 1987  Box 28
Box 50
Black Nativity , Photographs 1988  Box 50
Note  Production still, publicity still.
Box 1
Catholic Charities Benefit 1988  Box 1
Box 34
Contracts 1988  Box 34
 
Playbills, Brochures, Reviews 1988-1989  Box 34
Box 50
Black Nativity , Photographs 1989-1990  Box 50
Note  Cast stills
Box 34
Contracts, Music Cues, Publicity, Playbills, Correspondence, Contact Sheets, Reviews 1989-1990  Box 34
 
Press Releases 1989, 1993  Box 34
 
Cast Assignments, Script, Press Releases, Sequence Breakdowns, Calendar 1990  Box 34
 
Song Lyrics 1990  Box 34
Box 28
Black Nativity , Program November-December, 1990  Box 28
Box 53
Black Nativity , Photographs circa 1990-2005 ( 2 folders )  Box 53
Note  Production snapshots.
Box 34
Black Nativity 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 34
Note  Press clippings; miscellaneous notes and notecards.
Box 3
Touring Budget 1991  Box 3
Box 45
Black Nativity, Ground Plans 1991 ( 14 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #10. Original construction plans in pencil for set exteriors, including brick windows, porches, and tool crib.
Box 28
Black Nativity November-December, 1991  Box 28
Box 34
Post-Show Critique circa 1991  Box 34
Box 50
Black Nativity , Photographs 1991  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, publicity stills.
Box 51
Black Nativity, Photographs 1992  Box 51
Note  Color slides, negatives.
Box 29
Black Nativity , Scripts, Rough Drafts 1992  Box 29
Box 4
Black Nativity , World Theater 1992 ( 5 folders )  Box 4
Note  Group Sales; Event summary and settlement reports; Box office statements; Sales per show; Cumulative reports.
Box 34
Black Nativity 1992 ( 9 folders )  Box 34
Note  Box Office; Correspondence; Marketing; Production-Related; Programs, Schedules, Press Releases, Cost Savings Calculations; Recording Session Planning; Reviews and News Articles; Stew Widdes Sponsorship
Box 45
Black Nativity , Ground Plans 1992 ( 3 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #5. Ground plans
Box 28
Black Nativity , Program November-December, 1992  Box 28
Box 57
Black Nativity , Posters 1992 ( 3 posters )  Box 57
Note  Color, 18" x 32"
Box 6
Black Nativity 1993  Box 6
Note  Daily audit, ticket increase, ticket availability, expenses, internal affairs, ticket sales.
Box 15
Box Office 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 15
Box 34
Black Nativity 1993 (7)  Box 34
Note Cast; Correspondence; Marketing; Program; Reviews and News Articles; Ticket Sales, Event Settlements
Box 7
Daily Audit 1993  Box 7
Box 34
Black Nativity , Recording Sessions with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) 1993-1996  Box 34
Box 54
Black Nativity 1994  Box 54
Note  Production posters, color, 20" x 28". Autographed by Danny Clark.
Box 9
Black Nativity Sites 1994  Box 9
Box 34
Black Nativity 1994 (13 folders)  Box 34
Note  Box Office Reports for Fitzgerald Theater; Lyrics; Media Schedule; Music; Press Releases; Production-Related; Program, Mailer, Holiday Card; Reviews; Sales Reports; Script Revision; World Theater Rental
Box 15
Corrected Production Schedule 1994  Box 15
Box 8
Black Nativity 1994 (6 folders)  Box 8
Note Correspondence, Saint Mary's Basilica; Equity Reports; Internal Affairs; Sales Summary, Sales Figures
Box 9
Weekly Box Office Reports, Daily Sales Summaries 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
Box 45
Black Nativity , Ground Plans 1994 ( 6 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #6. Electrical and lighting.
Box 51
Black Nativity , Photographs 1994-1995  Box 51
Note  Color snapshots, production stills.
Box 9
Black Nativity 1995 ( 4 folders )  Box 9
Note  Inventory; Summaries; Memoranda; Gift certificates.
Box 30
Black Nativity , Revised Script 1995  Box 30
Box 11
Black Nativity , Sales Reports 1995  Box 11
Box 34
Black Nativity 1995 (6 folders)  Box 34
Note Box Office; Dayton's/Stew Widdes Sponsorship; Marketing; News Clippings; Press Releases; Production-Related
Box 28
Black Nativity , Program November-December, 1995  Box 28
Box 39
Advertisements and Program Copy, Artists Biographies 1996  Box 39
Box 34
Black Nativity 1996 (8 folders)  Box 34
Note Actor's Equity; Press Releases; Production-Related; Program; Publicity; Reviews; Season Sales Comparisons, 1994-1995 and 1995-1996; Ticket Sales
Box 53
Black Nativity, Photograph 1996  Box 53
Note  Publicity still
Box 12
Black Nativity 1996 (5 folders )  Box 12
Note  Contracts; Artists biographies; Advertising and program copy; Correspondence; Complimentary Ticket Certificate
Box 28
Black Nativity , Program November-December, 1996  Box 28
Box 19
Black Nativity , Marketing 1997-1998  Box 19
Box 17
Black Nativity , Sales 1997  Box 17
Box 34
Black Nativity 1997 (6 folders)  Box 34
Note Cast Biographies; Marketing; Press Releases; Production-Related; Reviews; Ticket Sales
Box 53
Black Nativity , Photographs 1998  Box 53
Note  Color slides
Box 34
Impact of Black Nativity Sales on Overall Season and "Tradition"-Making of Black Nativity 1998  Box 34
Box 14
Black Nativity 1999 ( 3 folders )  Box 14
Note  Group sales; Internal affairs; Sales
Box 34
Black Nativity 1999 (2 folders)  Box 34
Note Production audio on CD; Program
Box 39
Expenses Projection for 2-Week Run of Black Nativity at the State Theater 1999  Box 39
Box 14
Black Nativity 2000  Box 14
Note  Correspondence, tickets.
Box 54
Black Nativity 2000 ( 2 posters )  Box 54
Note  Color, 4.5 x 6.5
 
Black Nativity 2000 ( 2 posters )  Box 54
Note  Color, 4.5 x 6.5, laminated.
Box 28
Black Nativity , Program 2000  Box 28
Box 19
Marketing Plan, 2001-2002 Season, including Expenses, Calendars, Mailing Schedules 2000  Box 19
Box 34
Production-Related 2000 ( 5 folders )  Box 34
Note  Script; Song lyrics; Rehearsal schedules; Auditions; Workshops and contact sheets.
Box 45
Black Nativity , Ground Plans 2000 ( 13 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #7. Foam Detail; Penumbra platforms #2 and #3; top views; untitled renderings.
 
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul 2000 ( 8 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #22. Black Nativity production, including theater ground plan, elevation, sectionals, and stage.
Box 34
Black Nativity , Programs 2000-2002  Box 34
 
News Clippings, Reviews 2000-2002  Box 34
 
Scores 2002 ( 4 folders )  Box 34
Box 49
Black Nativity , Poster 2002 ( 1 poster, 1 flyer )  Box 49
Box 62
Complete Packet for Cast Members of Black Nativity 2002  Box 62
Note  Includes script, scores and rehearsal calendars.
Box 34
Black Nativity 2004 (2 folders)  Box 34
Note Hand Fans with logo; Program
Box 28
Black Nativity 2004  Box 28
Box 34
Black Nativity 2005 (2 folders)  Box 34
Note Script; Production Meeting Notes
Box 55
Black Nativity: A Celebration of Family, A Celebration For the South…Testify! 2005  Box 55
Box 62
Reflections of Black Nativity Songbook 2005  Box 62
Box 34
Auditions 2006  Box 34
Box 28
Black Nativity - A Homecoming 2006  Box 28
 
Black Nativity - Hear Again The Christmas Story, Program 2008  Box 28
 
Publicity 1973-2011 
Note Materials in the subseries include news articles and notices, production reviews in newspapers and magazines, press releases for both Penumbra Theatre in general and specific Penumbra productions, selected production programs, advertisements, mailers and postcards, radio announcements, and correspondence with various media outlets. Materials are in box order.
Box 3
Pill Hill 1991  Box 3
Note  Playbill, Philadelphia Theatre Company
Box 7
Spunk 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 7
Note  Program Copy and Layout; Media Correspondence
Box 20
Press Releases for 14th Season 1990-1991  Box 20
Box 21
a photograph-lovers in motion 1995  Box 21
Note  News Clippings, timeline
 
Press Releases 2003-2004  Box 21
Box 22
Dinah Was 2003  Box 22
Note  Proposal for radio announcement.
 
Press Releases 1999-2000  Box 22
Box 25
The Death Of Malcolm X 1973 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  Advertisements; News Clippings; Program,
 
No Place To Be Somebody 1974  Box 25
Note  News clippings
 
Slow Dance On The Killing Grounds 1974  Box 25
Note  News clippings
 
News Clippings, First Season 1977  Box 25
 
Press releases, first season 1977  Box 25
 
The Escape 1977  Box 25
Note  Press Release
 
Eden 1977  Box 25
Note  Program, press releases, news clippings.
 
The Offering 1977 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Mailer; News Clippings
 
The Taking Of Miss Janie 1977 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Mailer; News Clippings
 
Heartland, Louisiana 1978 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Release; Flyer
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1978  Box 25
 
The Odd Couple 1978 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Program Mailer; Press Release
 
Soul Alley 1980 (3 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Radio Spots
 
Songhai 1980 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Mailings; Program Layout.
 
General Publicity 1980  Box 25
 
Geoffrey Ewing 1980  Box 25
Note  Newspaper clipping
 
Aint Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1980 ( 8 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Program Changes and Programs; Flyers; Posters; Press Releases; Mailings; Production Narrative by Horace Bond; Radio Spots,
 
Deadwood Dick, Legend Of The West 1980 ( 6 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Program Notes; Mailings; Radio Spots; Poster, Postcard
 
Black Bart And The Sacred Hills 1981 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; Publicity Photos
 
A Raisin In The Sun 1981 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings; Mailings; Radio Spots
 
Zooman And The Sign 1982  Box 25
Note  Press Releases
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1983 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  Reviews; Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Home 1983 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Radio Spots
 
Sunnyside A & M 1983 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; Radio Spots
 
Short Eyes 1984 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; Mailers; News Clippings
 
Jitney! 1984  Box 25
Note  News clippings
 
Harvest The Frost 1984  Box 25
Note  News clippings
 
Purlie 1984 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Season Ticket Announcement; Press Releases; Radio Spot
 
The Resurrection Of Lady Lester 1985  Box 25
Note  Press Releases
 
A Soldier's Plays 1985 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; Flyer; News Clippings
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1985 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Prince and Cinderella 1985  Box 25
Note  Posters; Reviews
 
Suspenders 1985 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Radio Spot
 
Selma 1986 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Ain't Misbehavin ' 1986 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings; Radio Spots; Publicity
 
Fool For Love 1986 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Poster; News Clippings
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1986  Box 25
 
Split Second 1986  Box 25
 
Jelly Belly Don't Mess With Nobody 1986  Box 25
Note  News Clippings, publicity
 
The Poison Tree 1987 ( 3 folders )  Box 25
Note  Radio Spots; Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Tracers 1987  Box 25
Note  News Clippings
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases
 
Po' 1987 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Releases
 
Malcolm X 1987  Box 25
Note  Brochure
 
Malcolm X 1988 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  Program Materials; Press Releases
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down 1988  Box 25
Note  News Clippings
 
Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets 1988  Box 25
Note  Extended run announcement
 
The African Company Plays Richard III 1988  Box 25
Note  Press release
 
Miscellaneous Press 1988  Box 25
 
Lost In The Stars 1988 ( 2 folders )  Box 25
Note  Press Release; News Clippings
 
Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets 1988 ( 4 folders )  Box 25
Note  News Clippings; Print Pieces and Print Art; Program Materials; Press Releases
 
Miscellaneous Press 1987-1988  Box 25
 
Ages American , 1982-1983  Box 25
Note  Advertisement
 
Calendar, Publicity 1987-1988  Box 25
Box 26
Lost In The Stars 1988 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Release, News Clippings
 
Tambourines To Glory 1989  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
Les Blancs 1989  Box 26
Note  Mailer
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1989 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Program Materials
 
Major Changes 1989 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Program Materials; Handbill
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Program Copy; Press Releases and Radio Spots; News Clippings
 
Playboy Of The West Indies 1990 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; Program Art; Playwright Biography
 
Fences 1990 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  Extended Run Press Releases; Announcements and Hold-over Ads; Saint Paul Arts Calendar; News Clippings
 
Spell #7 1991 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; Program; News Clippings
 
Pill Hill 1991 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Program Design; News Clippings; Press Releases
 
News Clippings 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Pecong 1991  Box 26
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone 1991  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; Invitation and News Clippings
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery 1992  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
News Clippings, Carlyle Brown 1992  Box 26
 
Shine! 1992 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  Radio Spots; News Clippings; Publicity; Press Releases
 
The Mojo And The Sayso 1992 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Radio Spot
 
White Chocolate 1992  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
The African Company Presents Richard III 1992  Box 26
Note  Miscellaneous publications
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Print Pieces and Print Art; Press Releases
 
Willie And Esther 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Round House Theatre Production Reviews; Mailer; News Clippings
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Program; Ticket Stub; News Clippings
 
King Of Coons 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Waiting In Vain 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Mailer; Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Life Dances 1993  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1993  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
News clippings, miscellaneous 1993  Box 26
 
Talking Bones 1993  Box 26
Note  Press release
 
The Piano Lesson 1993  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
Playwrights Symposium 1993  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
Jazz Diaries 1993  Box 26
Note  Press release
 
The Piano Lesson 1993  Box 26
Note  Press releases
 
Spunk 1994 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  Radio Liner Card; Actors' Promotional Photos; Fact Sheet, Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Police Boys 1994  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994 ( 5 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Photo Shoot Announcement; Miscellaneous Press; Fact Sheet; Mailer
 
Talking Bones 1994  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
Jar the Floor 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Miscellaneous Advertisements; Fact Sheet
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Radio Spots
 
"Crossroads And Parallels" 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Release; News Clippings
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Release; News Clippings
 
Sally's Rape 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Release; News Clippings
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Release; News Clippings; Mailer
 
Jazz Diaries 1995  Box 26
Note  Invitation
 
a photograph: lovers in motion 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Flyin' West 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
 
Inside The Creole Mafia 1995 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  Program Materials; Reviews; Press Releases; News Clippings
 
The Piano Lesson 1995  Box 26
Note  News Clippings
 
Three Ways Home 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Press Releases; Mailer
 
Minneapolis Gospel Sounds 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  News Clippings; Reviews; Press Releases
 
Big White Fog 1995  Box 26
Note  News clippings
 
Production Change 1995  Box 26
Note  Mailing, press release
 
News Clippings, General 1994-1995  Box 26
 
Hannibal Peterson benefit concert for Penumbra 1995  Box 26
Note  Invitation
 
Everlasting Arms 1996 ( 4 folders )  Box 26
Note  Handbill; Press Release; News Clippings; Postcard, Poster
 
Freefall 1996 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Mailer; News Clippings and Press Releases
 
Program Addendum 1996  Box 26
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996  Box 26
Note  Mailer
 
Fences 1997 ( 9 folders )  Box 26
Note  Penumbra Guthrie Project; News Clippings; Press Releases; Information for Ticket Holders; Schedules; Advertisements; Program Copy; Radio Spots; Handbill; Study guide
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 3 folders )  Box 26
Note  Fact Sheet, Mailer, News Clippings and Press Releases
 
Feathers At The Flames 1997  Box 26
Note  Press Releases
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1997  Box 26
 
Seven Guitars 1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Print Pieces; News Clippings
 
Canned Goods 1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 26
Note  Press Releases; News Clippings
Box 27
Five On The Black Hand Side 1972  Box 27
Note  News clipping
 
Odd Couple, Heartland, 1978  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
The Life And Theater Of Ira Aldridge 1980  Box 27
Note  Written and Directed by Horace Bond
 
Deadwood Dick, Legend Of The West 1980  Box 27
Note  Postcard
 
Sunnyside A & M 1982  Box 27
Note  Press release, publicity photo
 
Black Bart And The Sacred Hills 1981  Box 27
Note  Poster
 
Harvest The Frost 1984  Box 27
Note  Reviews, program
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1985  Box 27
 
Dr. George Washington Carver and The Jessup Demonstration Wagon 1985  Box 27
Note  Program, chronology, press releases
 
Jelly Belly Don't Mess With Nobody 1986  Box 27
Note  Press Releases
 
Split Second 1986  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Fool For Love 1986  Box 27
Note  Press releases
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1987  Box 27
Note  News Clippings
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1987  Box 27
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Richard III, Tracers 1988  Box 27
Note  Promotional materials
 
Unfinished Women Cry In No Man's Land While A Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage 1989  Box 27
Note  Program, Rand Theater, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 
Les Blancs 1989 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  Program; Mailer
 
Unfinished Women Cry In No Man's Land While A Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage 1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  Press Release; Reviews and Postcard
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Fences 1990  Box 27
Note  News clippings
 
Unfinished Woman Cry In No Man's Land While A Bird Dies In A Golden Cage 1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  Press Releases; Program
 
Who Causes the Darkness? 1990  Box 27
Note  Program, press releases, reviews
 
Fences 1990  Box 27
Note  Program
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1991  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Urban Bush Women 1993  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Buffalo Hair 1993  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
King Of Coons 1993  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Talking Bone s 1994  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Jar The Floor 1994  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Two Trains Running 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  Reviews; Article in Backstage.
 
Big White Fog 1995  Box 27
 
Minneapolis Gospel Sound 1995  Box 27
Note  Brochure, mailer
 
Inside The Creole Mafia 1995  Box 27
Note  Program, poster
 
Freefall 1996  Box 27
Note  Program, radio promo script, Study guide, press releases
 
Portrait Of The Artists As A Dead Soul Man 1996  Box 27
Note  Poster, program, mailers, press release
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down 1998  Box 27
Note  Flyers, press releases
 
Indigo Blues 1998  Box 27
Note  Press releases
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998  Box 27
Note  Reviews, flyers
 
Storytelling with Jerrie Steele 1998  Box 27
Note  Flyer
 
Seven Guitars 1998  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky 1999 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  News clippings, press releases
 
Miscellaneous Publications 1999  Box 27
 
for colored girls who've considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf 1999  Box 27
Note  Press releases, box office, reviews, programs, flyers.
 
Jitney! 2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
Note  Articles; Interviews, Mark Taper Theater production Playbill .
 
Louie And Ophelia 2001  Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 2002  Box 27
Note  Review
 
Dinah Was 2003  Box 27
Note  Postcards, press releases
 
King Hedley II 2005 Box 27
Note  Reviews
 
On The Open Road 2004  Box 27
Note  Mailer
 
Diva Daughters DuPree 2004  Box 27
Note  Postcard, flyers
 
Rollin' On The T.O.B.A 2005  Box 27
Note  Program layout, postcard
 
Stage Directions 2005  Box 27
Note  Advertisement in Lavender Magazine
 
Grandchildren Of The Buffalo Soldiers 2005  Box 27
Note  Articles in miscellaneous publications
 
Radio Golf 2005  Box 27
Note  News clippings
 
Slippery When Wet 2005  Box 27
 
Ain't Misbehavin 2006  Box 27
Note  Program, flyers
 
Zooman and the Sign 2006  Box 27
Note  Mailer
 
Sex Diaries Of An Infidel 2006  Box 27
Note  News clippings
 
Get Ready 2007  Box 27
Note  Flyers
 
"Confronting the Killing Culture" 2008  Box 27
Note  Workshop invitations
 
Fences 2009  Box 27
Note  Postcard
 
Black Pearl Sings 2010  Box 27
Note  News Clippings
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 2011  Box 27
Note  Postcards
 
Miscellaneous Reviews 1977-1978, 1995-1996 ( 14 folders )  Box 27
 
Deadwood Dick, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Pill Hill 1980, 1985, 1991  Box 27
Note  Flyers
 
Collected Reviews for 1994-1995 Season 1994-1995  Box 27
 
Press Releases 1995-1996  Box 27
 
"Black Theater, Black Drama: Keepers of the Flame" 2003-2004  Box 27
Note  Mailings, brochures
 
Slow Dance On The Killing Ground undated  Box 27
Note  Newspaper clipping
Box 38
Eden 1977  Box 38
Note  Program, press releases, news clippings
 
Dutchman, And, The Mighty Gents 1992  Box 38
Note  News clippings, publicity
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1993  Box 38
 
King Of Coons 1993  Box 38
Note  News clippings
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1994  Box 38
 
Portrait Of The Artist As A Soul Man Dead 1996  Box 38
Note  News clippings
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1992  Box 38
 
The African Company Presents Richard III 1992  Box 38
Note  News clippings
Box 39
Songhai 1980  Box 39
Note  HQB Newsletter article
 
Harvest The Frost 1984  Box 39
Note  Press releases, publicity, photographs
 
Life Dances 1993  Box 39
Note  Press release
 
Feather At The Flame, Moving Spirits 1997  Box 39
Note  News clippings
 
Canned Goods 1997  Box 39
Note  News articles
 
Indigo Blues 1998  Box 39
Note  Postcards, programs
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998  Box 39
Note  Press releases, reviews
 
Love Song For Miss Lydia 2001  Box 39
 
Black Eagle s 2001  Box 39
 
Louie And Ophelia 2001  Box 39
 
Riffs 2001  Box 39
 
Someplace Soft To Fall 2002  Box 39
 
con flama 2002  Box 39
 
SASE """Late Nite""" 2002  Box 39
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings 1989-1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 39
 
"""Late Nite""" 2000-2001  Box 39
Note  Press releases
 
Root W'mn 1994  Box 39
Note  Posters, flyers, press releases
Box 47
The Escape 1977  Box 47
Note  Reviews in Minneapolis Tribune . Reviews were rendered poster-sized for display in Hallie Q. Brown Lobby.
 
The Odd Couple 1977  Box 47
Note  Reviews in Twin Cities Reader and unidentified tabloid. Reviews were rendered poster-sized for display in Hallie Q. Brown Lobby.
 
Heartland, Louisiana 1978  Box 47
Note  Reviews in the Minneapolis Star and Minnesota Daily. Reviews were rendered poster-sized for display in Hallie Q. Brown Lobby.
 
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1981  Box 47
Note  Reviews in Twin Cities Reader. Reviews were rendered poster-sized for display in Hallie Q. Brown Lobby.
Box 55
"Penumbra's 30th Year Gets A Tune-Up" Article in St. Paul Pioneer Press 2006  Box 55
Box 61
News Clipping, "Penumbra Cuts Plays, Staff", in Minneapolis Star Tribune September, 2012  Box 61
 
Ground Plans 1993-2012 
Note Materials in the subseries include renderings for Penumbra productions at the Hallie Q. Brown Center theater, the Guthrie and World/ Fitzgerald Theaters, and theaters in a number of US cities mounting collaborative productions with Penumbra. Most of these materials are oversized renderings. Some sets contain duplicate drawings. Numbers in the scope notes refer to tags on the drawings identifying each grouping in drawing box.
Box 45
A Raisin In The Sun 2008 ( 14 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #1. Including ground plans, platform plans, walls and air conditioning, sections BB and CC, chimney and kitchen for Cleveland Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theater productions.
 
A Raisin In The Sun 2008 ( 6 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #2. Sheet 1A, ground plan at Guthrie Theater, 8/2008 (2 copies); Sheet 1B, Guthrie Center Section, main floor; Sheet 1C, A Raisin in the Sun at Herberger Theater Center, Arizona Theater Company, Ground Plan, 7/08; 2A, Setting for A Raisin In The Sun , section thru center, Cleveland Playhouse, 8/08; 2B Setting for A Raisin in the Sun Arizona Theater Company 8/08; 2C, Setting for A Raisin in the Sun , Herberger Theater Center, Arizona Theater Company, section thru center.
 
A Raisin In The Sun 2008 ( 1 sheet )  Box 45
Note  #3. Ground plan
 
Amen Corner 2012 ( 1 sheet )  Box 45
Note  #4. Ground plan
 
Black Pearl Sings 2009 ( 5 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #10. Floor plan, front elevation, fire escape, sectional, and miscellaneous details.
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 2 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #11. Set design, set design revision, hand drawn in pencil.
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 2 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #12. Ground plan.
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 1 sheet )  Box 45
Note  #13. Preliminary ground plan with original notes in pencil.
 
Canned Goods 1998 ( 2 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #14. Elevations and elevation revisions.
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995 ( 3 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #15. Play downstage, primary ground plan, platform plan.
 
Coming Of The Hurricane 1995 ( 3 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #16. Preliminary ground plan, stage plans.
 
Cyclorama, August Wilson Center 2009 ( 1 sheet )  Box 45
Note  #17. Ground plan.
 
Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope 1990 ( 4 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #18. Elevations, floor plan.
 
Fences 1997 ( 3 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #19. Joint Penumbra, Guthrie theater production. Includes preliminary ground plan, elevation and basic rendering.
 
Fences 2008 ( 4 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #20. Ground plan and elevation, lights and set mounts.
 
Fences 2008 ( 14 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #21. Carpentry specs.
 
Flyin’ West 1995 ( 4 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #23. Ground plan, floor plans for "School" and "Train".
 
Gem Of The Ocean 2008 ( 10 sheets )  Box 45
Note  #24. Production at Guthrie Theater. Plates include center line section; front elevation; ceiling elevation; wall G elevation; wall I front elevation; wainscoting details; center section; escape stair.
Box 46
Get Ready 2007 ( 3 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #25. Floor plan, front elevations.
 
Grandchildren Of The Buffalo Soldiers 2005 ( 5 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #26. Penumbra plan and section; trinity plan and section; main deck; deck additions; back wall and posts.
 
Hallie Q. Brown Center, Penumbra Theater 1998 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #27. Ground plan with wall pockets.
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Penumbra Theatre 1998 ( 2 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #28. 2 ground plans, one with wall pockets, one with proscenium measurements.
 
Indigo Blue 1998 ( 3 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #29. Ground plan.
 
Jar The Floor 1992 ( 2 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #30. Preliminary ground plan.
 
Jar The Floor 1994 ( 3 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #31. Preliminary and revised floor plan.
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #32. Revised ground plan.
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #33. Revised floor plan.
 
Jar The Floor 1997 ( 2 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #34. Elevations.
 
Jitney! 2000 ( 2 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #35. Floor plan, door/column/arches renderings.
 
Joe Turner’s Come And Gone 2002 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #36. Ground plan.
 
King Of Coons 1993 ( 3 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #37. Platform plans #1 and #2; ground plan.
 
Louie And Ophelia 2000 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #38. Ground plan.
 
On The Open Road 2004 ( 8 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #39. Sectional, front elevation, ground plan, wall elevation.
 
Portrait Of The Artist As A Soul Man Dead 1996 ( 2 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #40. Ground plan.
 
Radio Golf 2009 ( 10 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #41 Layouts, stud walls and platforms, exterior buildings, fence sections .
 
Red Shirts 2007 ( 7 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #42. Floor plan, unit layout (original and copy), prop construction.
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #43. Ground plan for performances at Rarig Theater, University of Minnesota.
 
The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman v.s. Mammie Louise And Safreeta Mae 2001 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #44. Front elevation.
 
Three Ways Home 1995 ( 2 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #45. Scene designs.
 
Waiting In Vain 1993 ( 1 sheet )  Box 46
Note  #46. Oversized format (40 x 72) with four set elevations. Grouping includes hand drawings of various set pieces.
 
Willie And Esther 1993 ( 8 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #47. Ground plan, 8 charcoal drawings of set pieces.
 
Willie And Esther 1993 ( 4 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #48. Preliminary ground plans, Acts 1 and 2, elevations.
 
Willie And Esther 1993 ( 4 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #49. Second set.
 
World Theater, St Paul 1985 ( 4 sheets )  Box 46
Note  #50. Section through stage, main floor plan, stage rigging section, longitudinal section.
Box 67
Unidentified Mechanicals, No Production Listed undated  Box 67
 
Sex Diaries Of An Infidel 2005  Box 67
Note  Set and "Paint Elevations".
 
"GP and CL Sections" 2005  Box 67
 
Rollin' On The T.O.B.A 2005 ( 5 sheets )  Box 67
Note  Train layout, floor plan, front elevation.
 
Zooman And The Sign 2005  Box 67
Note  Ground plan.
 
Ain't Misbehavin' 2006 ( 3 sheets )  Box 67
Note  Floor plan, curtain layout and sign.
 
Redshirts 2007 ( 6 sheets )  Box 67
Note  Sectional, Units F and sleds, floor plan.
 
Get Ready 2007 ( 2 sheets )  Box 67
Note  Elevations, floor plans.
 
Amen Corner 2012  Box 67
Note  Paint elevations for set, including trees, signs and houses.
Box 68
Zooman And The Sign 2005 ( 5 sheets )  Box 68
 
Zooman And The Sign 2005 ( 8 sheets )  Box 68
Note  Masking, ground plan, scrim, platform plan, "section through center", three buildings, three signs, shelf and side tables.
 
Zooman And The Sign 2005 ( 1 photograph )  Box 68
Note  Original photo of brick walkup used as model for Zooman set.
 
Zooman And The Sign 2005 ( 4 overheads )  Box 68
Note  Overheads of buildings used to design set for Zooman.
 
Posters 1977-2011 
Note Included in the subseries are both individual production posters and season announcements with company information.
Box 40
Miscellaneous Posters and Poster Layouts undated, 1977-1978 ( 10 posters )  Box 40
Note  Deadwood Dick; Soul Alley; The Taking Of Miss Janie; Heartland, Louisiana; The Escape; The Offering; Major Changes; Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets; Jitney!; Ceremonies In Dark Old Men
Box 41
The Awakening 1977 ( 1 poster )  Box 41
 
Production Program Mock-Ups 1977-1978 ( 3 posters )  Box 41
Note  Taking Of Miss Janie, The Offering, Soul Alley
 
Miscellaneous Posters and Poster Layouts 1977-1978, 1981-1982, ( 9 posters )  Box 41
Note  King Of Coons; The Escape; Soul Alley; The Piano Lesson; Eden; Joe Turner's Come And Gone; The Escape, Or, A Leap To Freedom; The Piano Lesson; 25th Anniversary Poster.
 
"Imagining The Possibilities" from 25th Anniversary Season 2002 ( 1 poster )  Box 41
Note  Based on advertisement in MPLS/ST.PAUL Magazine.
Box 49
Poster for Shay Youngblood Workshop undated ( 1 poster )  Box 49
 
Minnesota Regional Theatre Feast 1978 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  24" x "12 poster with schedule of regional theater performances, including Penumbra Theatre's Heartland, Louisiana
 
Lipservice, Inc. undated ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  Black and white promotional poster for vocal and screen talent agency based in the Twin Cities. Includes photos of Lou Bellamy and Lester Purdy.
 
Soul Alley 1980 ( 4 posters )  Box 49
 
Poster-Sized Reviews of Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1980 ( 2 posters )  Box 49
 
Poster Mock-ups 1983, 1985, 1986 ( 3 boards )  Box 49
 
Playboy Of The West Indies 1991 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  Sepia-toned, 10" x 16"
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  Color, 22" x 34"
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
1995-96 Penumbra Season 1995-1996 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
"Friday Art Break" 1998 ( 3 posters, 3 handbills )  Box 49
Note  Series funded by the Dayton-Hudson Foundation: Lou Bellamy featured in the 3rd session of the series.
 
"Red Lights and Poetry" 1998 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note Part of the """Late Nite""" Series
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone 2002 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
 
Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers 2005-2006 ( 1 poster )  Box 49
Note  For the Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI production
 
2006-2007 Penumbra Season Posters 2006 ( 8 posters )  Box 49
Note  24"x12" color posters for Zooman And The Sign; Ain't Misbehavin'; I Just Stopped By To See The Man; Sex Diaries Of An Infidel; Blue; Black Nativity - A Homecoming; Get Ready .
 
Ain't Misbehavin ' 2006  Box 49
 
Blue 2007  Box 49
 
I Just Stopped By To See The Man 2007  Box 49
 
Get Ready 2007  Box 49
 
Gem Of The Ocean 2008  Box 49
 
I Wish You Love 2011  Box 49
Note  Autographed by cast members and Lou Bellamy
Box 54
Penumbra Season Calendar 1992-1993  Box 54
Note  Color
 
Penumbra Season Promotional Poster with "Ma Rainy" Cast 1996-1997 ( 1 poster )  Box 54
Note  Color, 22" x 34"
 
Black Eagles 2000 ( 2 posters )  Box 54
Note  Black and white, laminated, 4.5 x 6.5
 
Jitney! 2000 ( 1 poster )  Box 54
Note  Color, 4'.5" x 6'.5"
Box 57
"Becker's Rules. No Over-Charging, No Drinking" undated ( 1 sign )  Box 57
Note  Hand-lettered sign on cardboard
 
Lost In The Stars 1988 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Black and white, 24" x 32"
 
Pecong 1991 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 16" x 30"
 
Penumbra Theatre Company 1992-1993 Season Poster 1992 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 22" x 34"
 
The Mojo And The Sayso 1993 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 16" x 30"
 
Waiting In Vain 1993 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
Penumbra Theatre Company 1997-1998 Season Poster 1997 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 22" x 34"
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone 2002 ( 1 photograph )  Box 57
Note  Black and white, 24" x 32"
 
Two Trains Running 2003 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
On The Open Road 2004 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
Slippery When Wet 2004 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
Diva Daughters DuPree 2004 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
 
Dinah Was 2004 ( 1 poster )  Box 57
Note  Color, 20" x 32"
Box 58
Songhai 1980 ( 1 poster )  Box 58
Note  20"x 28" color poster
 
Programs 1976-2011 
Note Programs in the subseries are primarily for Penumbra Productions--there is a small amount of programs for productions of American classic plays with all-Black casts and August Wilson plays produced at other theaters.
Box 6
White Chocolate 1993  Box 6
Note  Performed at National Black Arts Festival.
Box 7
Jazz Diaries 1993  Box 7
Box 28
The River Niger 1976  Box 28
 
The Offering August, 1978  Box 28
 
Eden November, 1977  Box 28
 
The Taking Of Miss Janie December, 1977-January, 1978  Box 28
 
Heartland, Louisiana April, 1978  Box 28
 
Escape, Or A Leap For Freedom June, 1978  Box 28
 
The Life And Theater Of Ira Aldridge March, 1981  Box 28
 
Songhai August, 1980  Box 28
 
Deadwood Dick, Legend Of The West March, 1980  Box 28
 
Soul Alley June, 1982  Box 28
 
Sunnyside A & M March, 1983  Box 28
 
Zooman And The Sign July-August, 1982  Box 28
 
Raisin May, 1983  Box 28
 
Black Bart And The Sacred Hills July-August, 1981  Box 28
 
Don't Bother Me -- I Can't Cope August-September, 1983  Box 28
 
Short Eyes January-February, 1984  Box 28
 
Home October-November, 1983  Box 28
 
Suspenders October-November, 1984  Box 28
 
Purlie August-September, 1984  Box 28
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar September-October, 1985  Box 28
 
Split Second May-June, 1986  Box 28
 
Selma January-March, 1986  Box 28
 
Jelly Belly Don't Mess With Nobody April, 1986  Box 28
 
Ain't Misbehavin' August-October, 1986  Box 28
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom May, 1987  Box 28
 
Fool For Love November, 1986  Box 28
 
The Poison Tree January-February, 1987  Box 28
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show February-March, 1987  Box 28
 
Po' August, 1987  Box 28
 
The African Company Presents Richard III February-March, 1988  Box 28
 
Malcolm X 1987-1988  Box 28
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down April-May, 1988  Box 28
 
Tracers October-November, 1987  Box 28
 
Lost In The Stars August-September, 1988  Box 28
 
Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets October-November, 1988  Box 28
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men April-June, 1989  Box 28
 
Tambourines To Glory August-September, 1989  Box 28
 
George Washington Carver And The Jessup Demonstration Wagon 1989-1990  Box 28
 
Who Causes The Darkness? January-February, 1990  Box 28
 
Les Blancs October, 1989  Box 28
 
Fences May-September, 1990  Box 28
 
Don't Bother Me -- I Can't Cope August-September, 1990  Box 28
 
Playboy Of The West Indies October, 1990  Box 28
 
Spell #7 March-April, 1991  Box 28
 
Pill Hill January-February, 1991  Box 28
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone May-July, 1991  Box 28
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness October, 1991  Box 28
 
Pecong July-August, 1991  Box 28
 
Shine! January-February, 1992  Box 28
 
The Mojo And The Sayso March-April, 1992  Box 28
 
Dutchman, And, The Mighty Gents May-June, 1992  Box 28
 
White Chocolate August, 1992  Box 28
 
The Last Minstrel Show August-October, 1992  Box 28
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery October-November, 1992  Box 28
 
King Of Coons January-February, 1993  Box 28
 
Willie And Esther March-April, 1993  Box 28
 
The Piano Lesson May-June, 1993  Box 28
 
Waiting In Vain August-September, 1993  Box 28
 
Buffalo Hair October-November, 1993  Box 28
 
Talking Bones January-February, 1994  Box 28
 
Two Trains Running May-June, 1994  Box 28
 
Jar The Floor March-April, 1994  Box 28
 
Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women & The Circle Unbroken Is A Hard Bop 1994  Box 28
 
Spunk September-October, 1994  Box 28
 
Sally's Rape January-February, 1995  Box 28
 
Three Ways Home May-June, 1995  Box 28
 
Coming Of The Hurricane February-March, 1995  Box 28
 
Jazz Diaries 1995  Box 28
 
Inside The Creole Mafia August-September, 1995  Box 28
 
Portrait Of The Artist As A Soul Man Dead April-May, 1996  Box 28
 
Flyin' West October-November, 1995  Box 28
 
Freefall January-February, 1996  Box 28
 
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms May-June, 1996  Box 28
 
When Sorrow Turns To Joy January, 1997  Box 28
 
A Raisin In The Sun 1996  Box 28
 
Jar The Floor 1997  Box 28
 
Canned Goods 1997  Box 28
 
Indigo Blues 1998  Box 28
 
One Acts 1998  Box 28
 
The Day The Bronx Died 1998  Box 28
 
f or colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf 1999  Box 28
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky 2000  Box 28
 
Jitney! 2000  Box 28
 
The Darker Face Of The Earth 2000  Box 28
 
Black Eagles 2000  Box 28
 
Riffs 2000  Box 28
 
The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise And Safreeta Mae 2001  Box 28
 
Louie And Ophelia 2001  Box 28
 
A Love Song For Miss Lydia 2001  Box 28
 
Someplace Soft To Fall 2002  Box 28
 
con flama 2002  Box 28
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 2002  Box 28
 
Dinah Was 2003  Box 28
 
Two Trains Running 2003  Box 28
 
Seven Guitars 2003  Box 28
 
King Hedley II 2003  Box 28
 
On The Open Road 2004  Box 28
 
Diva Daughters DuPree 2003  Box 28
 
Stage Directions 2005  Box 28
 
Rollin' On The T.O.B.A 2005  Box 28
 
Grandchildren Of The Buffalo Soldiers 2005  Box 28
 
Zooman And The Sign 2006  Box 28
 
Ain't Misbehavin' 2006  Box 28
 
Blue 2007  Box 28
 
Get Ready 2007  Box 28
 
Red Shirts 2007  Box 28
 
Gem Of The Ocean 2008  Box 28
 
The Piano Lesson 2008  Box 28
 
Fences 2008  Box 28
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 2011  Box 28
Box 40
Jazz Diaries 1993  Box 40
 
White Chocolate September, 1993  Box 40
Note  Performed at the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, September, 1993.
Box 55
Die Nacht Van De Branende Apen, Die Nieuw Amsterdam Theatergroep undated  Box 55
 
Songhai 1980  Box 55
Note  Laminated for display
 
Po' August, 1987  Box 55
 
Programs for Penumbra Theatre 1991-1992 Season 1991  Box 55
Note  Programs for Pecong; Shine!; Mojo and Sayso; Generations of the Dead
 
The Guthrie Theater Presents Penumbra Theatre Company's Production of Fences 1997  Box 55
 
Willie And Esther March-April, 1993  Box 55
Box 57
Death Of A Salesman 1991  Box 57
Note  Guthrie Theater production with all-black cast.
 
Raisin , Program Mock-Up May, 1983  Box 57
 
Administrative Records 1978-2008 
Note The series contains records associated with both long-term planning and administration and day-to-day management of Penumbra Theatre. Subseries include Board Activities and Annual Reports; Funding Sources; Education; Facilities; Correspondence and Memoranda; External Organizations; Company Financials; Operations; and Marketing and Outreach. Consult the scope notes for each subseries for more detailed information about contents.
 
Board Activities and Annual Reports 1988-2005 
Note Materials in the subseries include Executive Board, full Board and Board committee minutes and agendas, mission statements and bylaws, and Penumbra annual reports. Board committees include groups tasked with long-range strategic planning and development.
Box 1
Long Range Planning Committee Minutes 1988  Box 1
 
Strategic Planning, Methodology Study 1988  Box 1
 
History and Long-Term Planning 1988-1989  Box 1
Box 2
Long-Range Planning Committee 1989  Box 2
 
Long-Range Planning Presentation 1990  Box 2
 
Highlights of Strategic Planning Process Report 1990  Box 2
 
Administrative Information 1990  Box 2
 
Executive Committee, Agenda and Minutes October-December, 1990  Box 2
 
Development Plan / Proposal for Growth 1990-1995 1990  Box 2
Box 3
Board of Directors 1991 ( 2 folders )  Box 3
Note  Correspondence; Executive Committee Agenda and Minutes.
Box 4
Board of Directors 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 4
Note  Meeting Minutes; Executive Committee Meeting.
 
Board of Directors Annual Retreat June, 1992  Box 4
 
Development Report, Needs Assessment 1992  Box 4
Box 5
Fraser Carpenter Processing Summary 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 5
Note  Needs assessment for financial services.
 
Business and Finance Committee Meeting Memo 1992  Box 5
 
Press Profile, Hazel O'Leary 1992-1993  Box 5
Note  O'Leary briefly served as a Penumbra board member.
Box 6
Board of Directors 1993 ( 13 folders )  Box 6
Note  Corporate Documents; Handbook; Agenda/Minutes; Financials; Strategic Plan and Work Plans; Committees; Meeting Minutes; Board Contributions, Attendance; Proposed Organization Chart; Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; Nominations Committee; Terry and Associates Consulting; Board of Directors Candidates
Box 7
Proposed Organization Chart 1993  Box 7
 
Annual Report, Penumbra Theater 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Mock-up: 1993/94 Season Annual Report 1993-1994  Box 7
 
1993/94 Annual Report, Recognition List 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Board of Directors 1994 ( 17 folders )  Box 8
Note  Meeting Minutes; Business and Finance Committee; Executive Committee Meeting Notes and Agenda; Board Calendar; Board Retreat Memoranda; Resource Committee; Personnel Committee; Program Committee; Marketing Committee; Handouts; Retreat, Program and Minutes; Self-Evaluations; Terry and Associates Consulting.
Box 9
Strategic Planning 1994  Box 9
 
Board of Directors, Handbook 1994-1995  Box 9
 
Board of Directors 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
Note  Resource Committee Notes; Meeting Minutes
 
Long Range Strategic Planning, Work Plan and Timeline 1996-1999  Box 9
Box 10
Terry and Associates Consulting 1995  Box 10
 
Planning Steering Committee 1995  Box 10
 
Long Range Strategic Planning Drafts 1995  Box 10
 
" Presenting Opportunities" 1995  Box 10
 
Long Range Strategic Planning Documents 1995  Box 10
 
Strategic Plan 1995-1998 1995 Box 10
Box 12
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1996 ( 2 folders )  Box 12
 
20th Anniversary Celebration 1996 ( 4 folders )  Box 12
Note  Corporate Campaign; Marketing Committee; Steering Committee, Drafts.
Box 13
1996/97 Annual Report 1997  Box 13
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1997  Box 13
 
"Penumbra Theatre Company: A Look to the Future" Report 1997  Box 13
 
Board of Directors, Agenda and Meeting Minutes July-December, 1997  Box 13
Box 14
Board Meetings 1997-1998 ( 2 folders )  Box 14
Note  Minutes; Agendas
 
Long-Range Planning Team undated  Box 14
 
Operation "In the Black" 1997  Box 14
Box 15
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1995-1996  Box 15
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes July-August, 1997  Box 15
 
Long Range Strategic Planning 1997-1998  Box 15
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and Handouts January-April, 1998  Box 15
Box 16
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes September, 1989  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, Notes, Rough Draft, and Final October, 1989  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes November, 1989  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and Strategic Guidelines Document January, 1990  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes February, 1990  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes September-December, 1997  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes July, 1998  Box 16
 
Articles of Incorporation 2000-2001  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes April-October, 2001  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes June, 2001  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes September, 2001-January, 2002 ( 5 folders )  Box 16
 
Marketing Committee 2001-2002  Box 16
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes April-August, 2002 ( 5 folders )  Box 16
Box 17
Penumbra Organizational Charts 1992-1993, 1994  Box 17
 
Board of Directors Retreat January, 1994  Box 17
 
Board of Directors Correspondence with Minnesota Non-Profit Assistance Fund 1997  Box 17
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes February-May, 1996  Box 17
Box 18
Fall Board of Directors Orientation 1997  Box 18
 
March Board of Directors Fundraiser, Responsibilities/Auction Agreement/Budget 1991  Box 18
 
Board of Directors, Members, Correspondence and News Clippings 1994-1995  Box 18
 
Penumbra Board of Directors Nominating Committee 1998-2001  Box 18
Box 19
Annual Report, Penumbra Theater 1993-1994 (2 folders)  Box 19
 
Marketing Committee 1997  Box 19
 
Penumbra Board-Related, Including Appointment Dates and Board Attendance Chart 1997-2000  Box 19
 
Board of Directors, Agenda and Minutes March, 1998  Box 19
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes June-August, 1998  Box 19
 
Board of Directors, Orientation Packet 2000  Box 19
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and News Clippings February, 2002  Box 19
 
New Board Director Orientation Packet 2005  Box 19
Box 20
By-Laws undated  Box 20
 
Recommendations For Governance Model 1989  Box 20
 
Financial and Administrative Plan 1990  Box 20
 
Highlights of the Strategic Planning Process 1990  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1990-1991  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Correspondence 1990-1993  Box 20
 
Executive Board, Meeting Minutes 1990-1993  Box 20
 
Facilities Committee 1990-1994  Box 20
 
Penumbra Theater Work Plan 1990-1995  Box 20
 
Business and Finance Committee, Meeting Minutes 1991-1992  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes July 1991-June 1992  Box 20
 
Development of Penumbra Board Personnel Policies 1992  Box 20
 
Personnel Committee, Meeting Minutes December, 1992  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes August 1992-June 1993  Box 20
 
Facilities Committee, Meeting Minutes 1992-1993  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Agendas and Meeting Minutes July 1993-March, 1994  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Contributions and Subscriptions 1994  Box 20
 
1994-1995 Strategic Planning 1994-1995  Box 20
 
Long Range Strategic Planning 1998, 2000  Box 20
 
Development Plan and Proposal For Growth 2005  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Agenda and Minutes June 1994-June 1995  Box 20
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes March-May, 1995  Box 20
 
Board Notebook 1995-1996  Box 20
 
Special Events Committee 1996  Box 20
 
Nominating Committee 1996  Box 20
Box 22
Corporate Papers, Including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Tax Exempt Letters, 1991 Audit 1991  Box 22
 
Strategic Planning 1995-2000  Box 22
 
Overview of Long-Range Planning Efforts, Draft Statement 1996  Box 22
 
Penumbra 3-Year Program Plan and 5-Year Financial Plan Working Capital Fund Presentation 1997  Box 22
Note  PowerPoint printout
 
Penumbra Program and Business Plan: Narrative for Working Capital Fund 1997  Box 22
 
Vision 2000-Artisic, Administration, Financial, Physical 1998  Box 22
Box 23
Corporate Authorization Resolution January, 1991  Box 23
 
Board of Directors Meetings 1992-1993  Box 23
 
Board of Directors, Committee Lists 1993-1994  Box 23
 
Notes, 1993/94 Season Annual Report 1994  Box 23
 
Dale Mott Memo to Board on Deficit Elimination and Development Plan September, 1997  Box 23
 
Delegation of Authority, Policy and Procedure 1998  Box 23
 
Jayne Khalifa, Board Meeting Minute Notes 1998  Box 23
 
Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes July-August, 1998  Box 23
Box 24
Draft Copy of Position Paper By Brenda Bell Brown Focusing on Artistic Quality, Financial Stability and Administrative Support at Penumbra undated  Box 24
 
Deficit Reduction Strategy 1997  Box 24
 
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Agendas September-October, 1998; January, 1999  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes September-October, 2001  Box 24
 
Executive Committee Responsibilities 2001-2003  Box 24
 
Board Orientation Materials February, 2002  Box 24
 
Executive Session Cover Letter November, 2002  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and Agendas January, 2003  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and Agenda, Handouts March, 2003  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes April-July, 2003 ( 4 folders )  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes August, 2003  Box 24
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes and Agendas September, 2003-March, 2004  Box 24
Box 25
Penumbra Theatre Organizational Chart undated  Box 25
 
Communications Committee October-November, 1995  Box 25
 
Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes November, 1997-May, 1998  Box 25
Box 26
1993/94 Season Annual Report 1994  Box 26
Box 39
Administrative Goals 1989  Box 39
 
Strategic Planning Process 1992-1994  Box 39
Note  Contains staff member's annotations.
 
Long Range Strategic Planning Process 1995-2000  Box 39
 
Development Department, Six Month Plan Outline, May 15-November 15 1996  Box 39
 
Marketing and Outreach 1979-2008 
Note Materials in the subseries document the processes and products that are part of creating, engaging and enlarging Penumbra audiences. Materials in the subseries include mailing lists, sponsor and donor lists, marketing plans, marketing campaign brochures, letters and other mailers, audience surveys and questionnaires, market research reports, media campaigns, correspondence with ticket holders, production promotions, season announcements, company advertisements, advertising campaigns, season ticket promotions and miscellaneous reports. "Outreach" generally refers to efforts to engage the neighborhood audience in the area around the Hallie Q. Brown Center, as well as the Twin Cities African-American community, while "marketing" materials refer to the theater-going and inclusive general public.
Box 1
Mailing List, Prospective Sponsors 1979  Box 1
 
MAT Voucher Manifests 1980  Box 1
 
Sponsors, Special Event / Dinner Package 1980  Box 1
 
Telemarketing and Solicitation 1987  Box 1
 
Draft Season Announcements 1987  Box 1
 
Letter to Season Ticket Holders 1987  Box 1
 
Market Opinion Research Study 1988  Box 1
Box 2
"Outreach" Receipts 1989  Box 2
 
Marketing 1989  Box 2
 
Solicitation Letter 1989  Box 2
 
Audience Questionnaire 1990  Box 2
 
Market Research Study for Metro Arts Tour Project 1990  Box 2
 
Media Brainstorming, Contact Lists For Local Media Outlets 1990  Box 2
 
Mailing List Exchanges 1990  Box 2
 
Mailing Labels 1990  Box 2
 
"Marketing Plans, Strategies and Goals Report" 1990  Box 2
 
Marketing, Advisory Board 1990  Box 2
Box 3
Projected Attendance, 1990-1991 Season Planning 1990  Box 3
 
1990/91 Season Ticket Brochure and Mailing List 1991  Box 3
 
1991/92 Season Marketing 1991  Box 3
 
Audience Surveys 1991  Box 3
 
Public Relations - Claudia Wallace-Gardner 1991  Box 3
 
Audience Survey Statistics 1991  Box 3
Box 4
"First Friday" Telemarketing 1992  Box 4
 
Audience Survey Statistics and Analysis 1992  Box 4
 
Press Packet - Jones! Marketing 1992  Box 4
 
Marketing and Communication 1992  Box 4
 
Minneapolis Visitor's Bureaus 1992  Box 4
Box 5
Advertising Rates and Prospects 1993  Box 5
Box 6
Marketing, Communication 1993  Box 6
 
Promotional Video, Script 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Marketing Solicitations 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 7
 
Production Marketing Plans and Reports 1992-1993  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season 1993 ( 4 folders )  Box 7
Note  Marketing; Season Calendar, Press; Production Notes, Promotional Video; Subscription Special Offering Form.
 
Audience Survey Frequencies For Baseline 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Special Offerings Order Form 1994  Box 7
 
Seat Change Notices and Notes 1994  Box 7
 
Community Ticketing Program 1994  Box 7
 
Black Relocation Service, New Resident Special 1994  Box 7
 
Letter to Subscribers, 1994/95 Season 1994  Box 7
 
Black History Month Advertisement 1994  Box 7
 
Season Production Advertisements 1994  Box 7
 
First Friday Order Form and Benefits Statement 1994  Box 7
 
Draft Letter to Season Ticket Subscribers 1994  Box 7
 
Season Announcement to Corporate Representatives 1994  Box 7
 
1994/95 Season Special Offerings 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Image Campaign 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
Note  Print and Copy; Radio Spots; Media Publicity.
 
Image Campaign, Ad Rates Scheduling, Correspondence 1994  Box 8
 
1993/94 Season Audience Survey Results 1994  Box 8
 
Season Benefit Show 1994  Box 8
 
Season Ticket Holder Renewal Packet, 1994-95 1994  Box 8
 
African-American Taskforce 1994  Box 8
Note  Includes targeted marketing materials and strategies on African-American audience development.
 
Marketing Communications 1994  Box 8
 
Discount Offers 1994  Box 8
 
Community Ticketing Program 1994  Box 8
 
Spunk , Gift Certificates 1994  Box 8
Box 9
Daily Sales Reports, Special Offer 1994  Box 9
 
Direct Mail Letters, Mixed Blood Theater 1994  Box 9
 
Marketing and Communication 1995  Box 9
 
Minnesota Orchestral Association Market Survey Report 1995  Box 9
 
Special Offerings Copy Drafts 1995  Box 9
 
ARIA Communications 1995  Box 9
Box 10
3- or 4- Play Season Tickets, 1995/96 1995  Box 10
Note  Includes brochures and sales plan.
 
AMS Analysis Report 1995  Box 10
Note  Consultants report on audience survey findings.
 
Community Outreach 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 10
 
Community Ticketing Project 1995  Box 10
 
Gift Certificates, General 1995  Box 10
 
Subscription Reports, 1994/95 Season 1995  Box 10
 
1995/96 Season Sneak Preview 1995  Box 10
Box 11
Correspondence, Brochure and Renewal Form Edits 1995  Box 11
 
Frequent Players Program 1995  Box 11
 
Group Sales, 1994/95 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 11
 
St. Paul Convention and Tourism Bureau 1995  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 11
Note  Complimentary Offers, Originals; Discount Offers; Certificate Requests.
Box 12
Fall/Winter Mailing, Invoices 1996  Box 12
 
20th Season Marketing 1996  Box 12
 
Media Information, MPLS ST PAUL Magazine 1996  Box 12
 
Back Stage, the Performing Arts Weekly , Marketing Correspondence 1996  Box 12
 
Twin Cities Reader , Marketing Correspondence 1996  Box 12
 
Subscription Series Prices 1996  Box 12
 
Community Outreach Plans 1996  Box 12
 
Program Advertising Rates, 1996/97 1996  Box 12
 
Marketing Correspondence, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs 1996  Box 12
 
Fringe Festival Flyer 1996  Box 12
 
20th Season Marketing Committee 1996 ( 6 folders )  Box 12
Note  Agenda; Budget; Meeting Notes; Correspondence; Memoranda; Media Plan.
 
Advertising: Ad Shelters 1996  Box 12
Note  Advertising at public transportation stops; rates, processes.
Box 13
1996/97 Season 1996 ( 3 folders )  Box 13
Note  Marketing; Complimentary Ticket Vouchers; Miscellaneous Season Originals
 
Community Ticketing FY98 1997  Box 13
 
Tickets to Medtronic, Inc. 1997  Box 13
 
Press Releases, "Intercultural Myths and the Geography of Change" 1997  Box 13
Box 14
Local Advertising for B.E.T. Insert 1997  Box 14
 
Promotion and Publicity 1997  Box 14
 
2000/01 Season Calendar , "Deconstructing Myths, Reconstructing Truths" 2000  Box 14
 
Season Calendar 2000-2001, "Deconstructing Myths, Reconstructing Truths" 2000  Box 14
 
Jazz Jam Invitation 2003  Box 14
Box 15
1993/94 Season Brochure 1993  Box 15
 
Season Ticket Holders, N-W 1993  Box 15
Box 16
Audience Profiles 1997  Box 16
Box 17
Newsletter Revival 1997  Box 17
 
1992/93 Season Ticket Offers 1992  Box 17
 
Telemarketing 1992-1993  Box 17
 
1st Draft of Program Script for Dayton's / Penumbra Video Collaboration 1993  Box 17
 
Black Pages Marketing Brochure 1993  Box 17
 
Dayton's Promotional Piece 1993  Box 17
 
Concessions Marketing 1994  Box 17
 
Marketing Correspondence 1994  Box 17
 
Audience Survey Frequencies For Baseline 2000  Box 17
 
TranStop Campaign 2001-2003  Box 17
 
Clear Channel Billboards 2002  Box 17
Box 18
Program Advertising Rates undated  Box 18
 
Brainstorming Ideas for Penumbra Marketing undated  Box 18
 
Questions Related to Marketing Penumbra Theatre undated  Box 18
 
Promotions and Give-Always 1988-1989  Box 18
 
Season Marketing Work Plans and Correspondence 1991-1993  Box 18
 
1993/94 Season, 3,4, & 5- Play Package 1993  Box 18
Box 19
General Publicity for Penumbra Theater and Lou Bellamy 1996-2000  Box 19
 
Copy for 5th Annual Jazz Jam 1998  Box 19
 
25th Year Anniversary Celebration Packet 2002  Box 19
 
"Penumbra Considers Downtown St. Paul" News Clipping, St Paul Pioneer Press 2003  Box 19
 
Audience Survey undated  Box 19
Box 20
Marketing Plan, Strategies and Goals 1990  Box 20
 
Marketing Plan for 1990/91, Including Synopsis of Audience Evaluations for Season Offerings 1990  Box 20
 
1993/94 Season 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 20
Note  Marketing Campaign Outline; Standardized Mailing Templates for Season Ticket Holder, Prospective Ushers, Corporate Representatives and Community Agencies
 
Multi-Year Survey of Theater Audiences Project Materials 1993  Box 20
 
Outreach, Marketing and Audience Development Contact List Circa 1993  Box 20
 
Focus Groups Questionnaire and Responses 1994  Box 20
 
Master Mailer List 1995  Box 20
 
Penumbra "Day Five" Dating Game 1995  Box 20
 
Theatre Adventure Package Discussions 1995  Box 20
 
Attendance Figures By Buyer Type, 1994/95 Season 1995  Box 20
Box 22
Subscription Ticket Sales, 1995/96 Season 1995  Box 22
 
Direct Mail Piece 1992  Box 22
 
Direct Mail Piece 1993  Box 22
 
Telemarketing, 1994/95 Season 1994  Box 22
 
Theater Adventure Joint Marketing Materials 1994-1995  Box 22
Note  Promotion with Guthrie, Penumbra, Jeune Lune and Jungle Theaters
 
Promotions and Display Advertising for 1998/99 1998  Box 22
 
Preliminary Marketing Discussions for 1999/2000 Season 1999  Box 22
 
Penumbra Marketing in Blue Sky Guide 2001  Box 22
 
2002 Minnesota Historical Society Lindbergh Lecture, Featuring Lou Bellamy 2002  Box 22
Note  Postcard mailer.
 
Campbell Mithune Agency Work on 25th Anniversary Brochure and 8th Annual Jazz Jam Announcements 2002  Box 22
 
Copy and Proposal for On Air Announcement for Dinah Was 2003  Box 22
Box 23
Program Script for "Penumbra: Minnesota's Premier Theatre of the African American Experience", Dayton's/Penumbra Video Collaboration 1993  Box 23
 
Lists: Clubs, Organizations and Potential Sponsors 1979-1980  Box 23
 
Letters to Groups and Sponsors 1980  Box 23
 
1993/94 Season 1993-1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 23
Note  Marketing Campaign; Season Renewal Reports.
 
Dayton's Video Project on Penumbra, Memo 1994  Box 23
 
Marketing Memos for Seven Guitars 1998  Box 23
 
Penumbra Marketing for Joint Penumbra/Guthrie Production of Fences 1998  Box 23
Box 24
Script for Untitled Video Production on Penumbra Theatre History and Vision undated  Box 24
 
"A Day With Shay" (Youngblood) undated  Box 24
Box 25
Mailing List undated ( 3.5" disk )  Box 25
 
Penumbra Brochure 1976  Box 25
 
Other Companies Press Releases 1979  Box 25
Note  Children's Theater, Mixed Blood Minnesota Dance Alliance.
 
Liberty State Bank Message Board 1980  Box 25
 
Performing Arts Calendar 1980  Box 25
 
Press Releases 1980  Box 25
Note  Acting, photography classes at Penumbra.
 
Performing Arts Calendar 1980  Box 25
 
Season Brochure Layouts 1987/88 Season 1987  Box 25
 
Season Brochure Work Information 1987  Box 25
 
Season Brochure Mock-up Copy 1987  Box 25
 
1988/89 Season Brochure 1988  Box 25
Box 26
1988/89 Season Press Releases 1988-1989  Box 26
 
1990/91 Season Ticket Mailings 1990  Box 26
 
Publicity, 1990-1991 Season 1990  Box 26
 
1990/91 Season Calendar 1990  Box 26
 
Magazine Articles Featuring Penumbra 1991  Box 26
Note  From Black Enterprise, Inside Arts, Black Masks .
 
Publicity 1992-1993 Season 1992  Box 26
 
Season Brochure, 1993-1994 1993  Box 26
 
Miscellaneous Publications, 1992-1993 Season 1993  Box 26
 
Subscription Series Announcement 1993  Box 26
 
Miscellaneous Publications Featuring Penumbra Advertisements 1993  Box 26
 
Penumbra Newsletter 1993  Box 26
 
Penumbra Newsletter Mailing List 1994  Box 26
 
Season Brochure 1994  Box 26
 
Penumbra Newsletter 1994  Box 26
 
"$19 for the 19th Season…" 1995  Box 26
 
1995/96 Season Calendar 1995  Box 26
 
Penumbra Newsletter 1995  Box 26
 
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Article, "Soul Survivor" 1995  Box 26
 
Season Brochure 1996  Box 26
 
20th Season Marketing Committee 1996  Box 26
 
1997/98 Season Brochure Copy and Layout 1997  Box 26
 
Media 1997  Box 26
 
Press Release, 21st Season 1997  Box 26
 
Media Coverage, 1997/98 Season 1997-1998  Box 26
 
22nd Season Press Release 1998  Box 26
Box 27
Season Calendars 1996-1997, 1999-2000, 2003-2004, 2010-2011  Box 27
 
1989-1990 Season Brochure Copy/Design 1989  Box 27
 
1989/90 Season Brochure 1989  Box 27
 
1989/90 Season Productions, Press Releases 1989-1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
 
15th Anniversary Season Announcement and Performance Schedule 1991  Box 27
 
"Penumbra Out Of The Shadows", Minneapolis Star Tribune 1994  Box 27
 
Mailers and Newsletters, 1995/96 Season 1995-1996  Box 27
 
Season Calendars 1996-1997, 1999-2000, 2003-2004, 2010-2011  Box 27
 
"Star Of The North" in Stage Directions 1997  Box 27
 
1998/99 Season Premiere Programs and Drafts 1998 ( 2 folders )  Box 27
 
Jazz Jam Invitation 2000  Box 27
 
2001/02 Season Ticket Order Form 2001  Box 27
 
Season Calendar, 2001/02, Bookmarks, Flyer 2001  Box 27
 
Season Folder with Photo Collage of 25th Anniversary Season 2002  Box 27
 
2002-2003 25th Anniversary Press Release 2002  Box 27
 
Two-Page Ad In Minnesota Monthly for 25th Anniversary Season 2002  Box 27
 
2002/03 Season Calendars 2002  Box 27
 
Season Folder with Photo Collage of 25th Anniversary Season 2002  Box 27
 
2002/03 Season Calendars 2002  Box 27
 
2003/04 Season Calendars 2003/2004  Box 27
 
10th Annual Jazz Jam Mailer 2004  Box 27
 
2004/05 Season Calendar 2004  Box 27
 
2005/06 Season Calendar 2005  Box 27
 
"Curtain Call" in St. Paul Illustrated 2006  Box 27
 
2007/08 Season Announcement and Calendar 2007  Box 27
 
The New Era Campaign 2007  Box 27
 
14th Annual Jazz Jam, Invitations 2008  Box 27
Box 28
Season Calendar 1987-1988  Box 28
Box 39
"Intercultural Myths and the Geography of Change", Press Releases for 21st Season 1997  Box 39
 
1999-2000 Season Press Release 1999  Box 39
 
General Publicity for Penumbra Theatre and Lou Bellamy 1996-2003  Box 39
Box 61
Photographs of unidentified fundraising event. undated ( 1 3"x5" album )  Box 61
 
DVD labeled "Penumbra Theater, 1@:60, 02/08/01 2001  Box 61
 
30 Year Anniversary Logo 2007 ( 1 DVD )  Box 61
 
Funding Sources 1984-2008 
Note Materials in this subseries include grant applications and correspondence with foundation funders, correspondence with corporate sponsors, fundraising campaigns and solicitations, and information about individual fundraisers.
Box 1
Arts Production Assistance Grant Application for Purlie 1984  Box 1
 
Bemis Company Foundation 1985  Box 1
 
Proposal to Josten Foundation 1986  Box 1
 
Northwest Area Foundation, Grant Application 1987  Box 1
 
United Arts Development Fund 1988  Box 1
Box 2
National Endowment For the Arts, Grant Application Guidelines 1989  Box 2
 
Northwest Area Foundation 1989  Box 2
Box 3
Minnesota School and Resource Center for the Arts, Proposal 1991  Box 3
Box 4
Sponsorships 1992  Box 4
 
Silent Auction 1992  Box 4
 
Individual Gift Report 1992  Box 4
 
National Theatre Artist Residency Grants 1992  Box 4
Box 5
Donation Envelopes 1989-2000 ( 4 folders )  Box 5
Box 6
McKnight Grant, Capital Needs 1993  Box 6
 
Grant Application, St. Paul Arts Economic Development Fund 1993  Box 6
 
Pledge Type Activity Summary, 1991-1993 1993  Box 6
 
Gift Report as of October, 1993 1993  Box 6
 
Fundraising Solicitations 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Report: African American Theatre Choices in the Twin Cities 1993  Box 7
 
Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Theatres for New Audiences Program 1993  Box 7
Box 8
Project "Active Theatre" 1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 8
 
Donation Solicitations 1994  Box 8
Box 9
Borders Book Shop National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fundraising 1994  Box 9
 
Foundation Prospect Information 1995  Box 9
Box 10
Grant Announcements, Bush Foundation 1995  Box 10
 
Northwest Area Foundation Arts and Culture Program Meeting Summary 1995  Box 10
 
Donation Solicitations 1995  Box 10
 
MAP for Non-Profits 1995  Box 10
Box 11
Land O' Lakes Foundation 1994-1995  Box 11
 
Frederick & Byron Foundation 1994-1995  Box 11
 
Hannibal Peterson Benefit 1995  Box 11
Box 12
Northwest Area Foundation Grant Request (Draft) 1995  Box 12
 
Minnesota State Arts Board 1995  Box 12
 
Grants, Fundraising 1995  Box 12
 
Corporate Sponsorship Proposal, Dain Bosworth, Inc. 1996  Box 12
 
Northwest Area Foundation 1996  Box 12
 
Grant Notifications 1996  Box 12
Box 13
End-Of-Year Solicitations 1996  Box 13
Box 14
Trust for Mutual Understanding 1995-2000  Box 14
 
Capital Campaign Planning 1995-2000  Box 14
Box 15
Lila Wallace Grant Planning and Research 1992-1993  Box 15
 
Lila Wallace Community Outreach 1992-1994  Box 15
 
Hannibal Peterson Benefit 1995  Box 15
Box 17
Grant Tracking Calendar 1989-2000  Box 17
 
Minnesota Non-Profit Assistance Fund 1992-1993  Box 17
 
Proposal and Supporting Materials Template for Grants 1992-1996  Box 17
 
Grant Language 1993  Box 17
 
Corporate / Business Underwriting 1995  Box 17
 
Penumbra Summit Meeting with Foundations and Corporate Funding Community 1996  Box 17
 
Consultants 1996  Box 17
 
Lou's Events 1999  Box 17
 
Grant Materials for Duke Foundation Funding for Summer Institute, 2006 1999  Box 17
 
Bush Foundation Funding 2001-2002  Box 17
Box 18
St. Paul Company's Leadership Program 2002  Box 18
 
Fund Raising Results: Lists of Individuals 1989-1990  Box 18
 
Arts Initiative Project, City of St. Paul 1993  Box 18
 
Memo Regarding Jerome Grant Final Report 1999  Box 18
 
Progress Report on Goals for Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund Grant 1994-1995  Box 18
Box 19
"How To Do Fundraisers" Checklist, Narrative Outline and Press Contacts undated  Box 19
 
Operating Grants and Sponsorship Solicitations 2000  Box 19
 
Corporate Solicitation Postcard 2000  Box 19
Box 20
Achieving Change Through Imagination, Vision and Exploration (ACTIVE) undated  Box 20
 
Three Year Funding Grants 1990  Box 20
 
Charitable Organizations Annual Report 1993  Box 20
 
Hannibal Peterson And Fine Line Café Benefit 1994  Box 20
 
Hannibal Peterson Benefit 1996  Box 20
Box 21
Partnership Proposal With Star Tribune 1992  Box 21
 
Local, State and National Foundations Approached for Funding, With Funding Outcomes 1993-1996 ( 65 folders )  Box 21
 
Grant Applications, Foundation Response and Responses Chronologies, Anheuser-Busch-Scimed 1996-2001 ( 108 folders )  Box 21
Box 22
Lisa Van Der Steur, Individual Gifts Project 1994  Box 22
 
Annual Campaign, 1994-1995 1994  Box 22
 
Minnesota Council On Foundations, Capital and Endowment Campaigns and General Fundraising information 1995  Box 22
 
Grant Applications, Foundation Response and Responses Chronologies, Sears Foundation-Weyerhauser Family Foundation. 1987-1989 ( 14 folders )  Box 22
 
Grant Notifications From Corporate and Family Foundations 1992-1993  Box 22
 
Minnesota Council On Foundations, Capital and Endowment Campaigns and General Fundraising information 1995  Box 22
 
Source of Support, Major Donors, 1990-1995 1995  Box 22
 
Announcement of Capital Fund Drive, Season 2000 1995-1996  Box 22
 
Individual Donor Campaigns 1997  Box 22
 
Penumbra Corporate Campaign 1998  Box 22
 
Production Sponsorships 1999-2000  Box 22
Note  Target, Marshall Fields, Lutheran Brotherhood.
 
Media Sponsors, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and Star Tribune 1999-2000  Box 22
Box 23
Donaldson Foundation 1995-1996  Box 23
 
James R. Thorpe Foundation undated, 1985-2000  Box 23
 
Corporate Sponsorship, Star Tribune 1990-2000  Box 23
 
New Works/Development Grant Applications to Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Foundation 1991-1993  Box 23
 
Piper Jaffrey Foundation 1993-1994  Box 23
 
Dayton-Hudson Foundation Operating Grant Request 1994  Box 23
 
Roycroft Foundation 1994-1995  Box 23
 
Roberta Mann Foundation 1994-1995  Box 23
 
Edwin and Catherine Davis Foundation 1994-1999  Box 23
 
International Multifoods Corporation Foundation 1994-2003  Box 23
 
Ballman Communications, Corporate Solicitations Campaign Materials 1997  Box 23
 
Moving Spirits Dance Company, Grant Application, Budgets and Venue Correspondence 1997  Box 23
 
Aveda Foundation 1998  Box 23
 
Proctor and Gamble Foundation 1998  Box 23
 
Kaufman Foundation 1998  Box 23
 
Texaco Foundation 1998-2000  Box 23
 
Bayport Corporation Foundation 1998-2000  Box 23
 
"Late Nite"/National Performance Network (NPN) Grant Proposal and Correspondence 1998-2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 23
 
Hess Kline Foundation 1998-2000  Box 23
 
Valspar Foundation 1999  Box 23
 
Perkins Foundation 1999  Box 23
 
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation 1999, 2003  Box 23
 
James R. Thorpe Foundation 2005  Box 23
 
"Building Audiences: Stories From America's Theaters", Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Foundation 2007-2008  Box 23
Note  Bulletin of findings and report excerpts.
Box 24
Partnership Proposal With Star Tribune 1992  Box 24
 
Overview of MAP (Minnesota Aid For Nonprofits) Independent Evaluation of Penumbra Theatre Company undated  Box 24
 
Penumbra Fundraising Schedules 1992-1996  Box 24
 
Fundraising For Performing Arts Center 1994  Box 24
 
Bigelow Foundation Correspondence 1997  Box 24
 
Northwest Area Foundation 3-Year Support 1997  Box 24
 
Lutheran Brotherhood Grant Award 1997  Box 24
 
Strategic Plan for Corporate Giving 1998  Box 24
 
Strategic Plan Final Report-Bush and Northwest Area Foundation Grant Circa 1998  Box 24
 
Project Consultant Hiring for Fundraising Match on Selby Facility 1999  Box 24
 
Capital Campaign Planning, Including Pre-Campaign Feasibility Study 2003-2005  Box 24
Box 25
Grant Proposal, Bush Foundation undated  Box 25
 
St Paul Foundation Correspondence on Grant Funds for Debt-Reduction and Development 1997  Box 25
Box 38
Operation "In The Black", Strategies for Short Term Funding Sources 1997  Box 38
 
The New Era Campaign Packet 2001-2002  Box 38
Note  Packet contains business report, pledge materials and season brochure.
Box 39
Working Capital Fund, Ford Foundation 1998  Box 39
 
National Endowment For the Arts, Proposal 2002  Box 39
Box 55
Ford Foundation Grant Award Correspondence 2004  Box 55
 
Bush Foundation Grant Award Correspondence 2004  Box 55
 
Education 1979-2011 
Note Penumbra Theatre has a robust history of educating students of all ages. The Summer Arts Institute, begun in 1989, was funded by state funds and grants to engage high school students in arts-based theater education. There is a wealth of information in the subseries about the funding, management and curriculum development of the Summer Institute, as well as program evaluation and student outputs such as videos, scripts, photographs, creative writing projects and graphic art. In addition, the subseries includes correspondence relating to understudy and actor's training and the support role played by the University of Minnesota's General College for Penumbra's college-level initiatives.
Box 1
State High School Outreach Program 1979-1980  Box 1
 
Understudy and Training Program 1988  Box 1
 
Student Evaluations, Understudy Program 1988  Box 1
 
Summer Stage Training Program 1988  Box 1
Box 2
Summer Arts Institute 1989 ( 24 folders )  Box 2
Note  Includes the following folders: Roster; Notes; Miscellaneous; Minnesota Arts Experience (MAX) Criteria for Program Selection; Receipts; "The Actor's Body", Teaching Material; Instructor Course Summary; Student Evaluations; Schedule; Student Permission Statement; Brochure; Letter to Schools; Playwright's Statement (Marion McClinton); Grant Agreement; Narrative Statement; Institute; Proposal; Press Release; "Negro History in Thirteen Plays" Excerpted for Summer Institute; Class Notes; Students Reflections; Publicity; Registration; Permission Slips.
 
International Visitors Program 1990  Box 2
 
Intern, Pamela Wuertz 1990  Box 2
 
Minnesota Arts Xploration (MAX) Program 1990  Box 2
Box 3
Summer Arts Institute 1990 ( 13 folders )  Box 3
Note  Includes the following folders: Blank Budget Proposal; Receipts; Langston Hughes; Notes; Partial Application; Draft Budget; Correspondence; Student Evaluations; MAX Final Budget; Grant Agreement; Final Report; Roster; MAX Reporting Procedures.
 
Theatre Interns 1991  Box 3
 
"Breaking Ground" Creative Writing Class 1991  Box 3
Note  Original manuscripts of scenes
 
Letter of Agreement and Contract, University of St. Thomas 1991  Box 3
 
Twin City Area Urban Corps 1991 ( 4 folders )  Box 3
Note  1991 Final Report; Participation List; MAX Application; Contact Sheet.
 
Understudy and Training Program 1991  Box 3
 
Performance, Ramsey Action Programs 1992  Box 3
Box 4
Summer Arts Institute 1992 ( 4 folders )  Box 4
Note  Student Files; Intern List; Schedules; Final Report.
 
Fund For Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) Project, Second Interview Summary 1992  Box 4
 
General College 1471, Course Description 1992  Box 4
 
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership Survey 1992  Box 4
 
FIPSE Internship Program 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 4
 
FIPSE Project 1992 ( 3 folders )  Box 4
Note  Meeting Notes; Press Releases; Internship Information.
 
Resumes and Applications, Summer Internship Program 1992  Box 4
 
FIPSE Internship Program 1992  Box 4
Box 6
FIPSE Project Survey, Internship Program Invoices 1993  Box 6
 
City Arts Internship, Kaia Moquist 1993  Box 6
 
ACTIVE Theatre, Young Audiences 1993  Box 6
 
Summer Arts Institute 1994 Planning 1993  Box 6
 
Student Research Projects 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Internship Program 1993  Box 7
 
AT&T and Northeast Middle School 1993  Box 7
 
FIPSE Internship Program 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Penumbra Library Internship Opportunity 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Summer Arts Institute 1994  Box 8
Box 9
FIPSE Internship Program, Second-Year Evaluative Report 1994  Box 9
 
Summer Arts Institute 1994  Box 9
Box 10
Summer Arts Institute 1995  Box 10
 
Leadership In Neighborhoods (LIN) Program, Soyini Guyton 1995  Box 10
 
"Partners: Arts and Schools for Students (PASS) Arts Partnerships" 1995  Box 10
 
Activity Report, Education 1995  Box 10
Box 13
Summer Arts Institute 1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 13
Note  Registration Form; Press Releases
Box 15
Summer MAX (Minnesota Arts Xpansion) 1993  Box 15
 
Theatre X 1994  Box 15
Box 16
Summer Arts Institute Final Report 1997  Box 16
 
Summer Arts Institute Final Reports 1991-1994  Box 16
 
Summer Arts Institute 1995  Box 16
 
Summer Arts Institute Objectives 1996  Box 16
 
Summer Arts Institute 1999 ( 4 folders )  Box 16
Note  Evaluation Materials; Lyceum Activities; Miscellany; Final Program Creative Writing Booklets.
 
Summer Arts Institute 2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 16
Note  Applications; Final Reports.
 
Summer Arts Institute, Contracts, Welcome Letters 2003  Box 16
Box 17
Summer Arts Institute 2005 ( 2 folders )  Box 17
Note  Handbooks, Evaluations and Final Report; Texts.
 
Summer Arts Institute 2006 ( 4 folders )  Box 17
Note  Applications for Staff; Final Report; Applicants; Forms and Calendars.
 
Summer Arts Institute Final Report 1999  Box 17
 
Confidentiality Statements 1995  Box 17
 
Summer Arts Institute Correspondence, Rosters, Curriculum and Final Report 1993  Box 17
 
Fund For The Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) 1993-1994  Box 17
 
Summer Arts Institute Marketing 1998  Box 17
 
Summer Arts Institute Final Report 2001  Box 17
Box 18
Penumbra Internship Program Brochure 1993  Box 18
 
Actor Training Program 1988  Box 18
 
Summer Arts Institute Creative Writing and Miscellaneous Correspondence 2003  Box 18
Box 19
Correspondence Regarding Suspension of "Cornerstone" and """Late Nite""" Series 2003  Box 19
 
Educator Internship Project 2001  Box 19
Note  Handbook of position descriptions and activities, including photographs of staff.
 
"We Have Something to Say" Article in Minneapolis Spokesman 2006  Box 19
Box 20
Youth Education Programming Proposal undated  Box 20
 
Summer Arts Institute Final Report 1993  Box 20
 
Summer Arts Institute Final Report 1995  Box 20
 
MAX Grant Application and Correspondence 1996  Box 20
 
Educational Activities, Including Summer Institute 1998-2000  Box 20
Box 21
Summer Arts Institute Brochures 2001, 2011  Box 21
Box 22
"Twice-Told Tales: Untitled Identities" Copy 2002  Box 22
Note  Developed as part of educational outreach. Concerns issues of teen pregnancy, sexual health and personal identity.
Box 23
FIPSE Grant, Notes, Support Letters, Budgets, Proposal Evaluations 1991  Box 23
 
Penumbra/General College Grant Proposal on Minority Students Arts Internships 1991  Box 23
 
FIPSE Re-Application 1992  Box 23
 
FIPSE Project, First Student Survey Result 1993  Box 23
Box 24
Summer Arts Institute Brochures 2001, 2008, 2011  Box 24
 
Penumbra "Meet Your Metaphor" Race Workshop Flyer 2007  Box 24
 
Summer Arts Institute Commencement and Final Performance Brochure 2008  Box 24
Box 25
Summer Arts Institute, Playwriting Exposition undated  Box 25
 
Internship Director's Position Description circa 1992  Box 25
 
FIPSE Contracts and Student Roster 1992-1993  Box 25
Box 27
Summer Arts Institute Publications 2006  Box 27
Box 37
Acting Class Reservations undated  Box 37
 
Penumbra Understudy and Training Program 1988  Box 37
 
Summer Arts Institute, Life College Recital 1994  Box 37
Box 39
Program Participants 1990  Box 39
Note  Summer Arts Institute.
 
Summer Arts Institute Life Collage Recital 1994  Box 39
 
Summer Arts Institute, Proposed Personal and Budgets 1999  Box 39
 
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Internship Program Description 2008  Box 39
Box 55
Proposal for the Understudy and Training Program 1988  Box 55
 
Proposal Narrative for Summer Arts Institute Content undated  Box 55
Box 61
Summer Intern Performances circa 2000  Box 61
Note  Snapshots
 
Facilities 1972-2003 
Note The subseries has two main subject focuses: material dealing with productions in and tenant relations with Penumbra's host facility, the Hallie Q Brown Center; and documentation exploring proposals for a new facility to house the company. The latter was conceived of in terms of Penumbra anchoring a building that would function as cultural center or part of a St. Paul African-American cultural corridor. Materials in the series include reports and concept papers, architectural drawings, state government publications; developer and architect presentations; meeting minutes; legal agreements and leases, project reports; seating charts for several local facilities including Hallie Q Brown Center; and information relating to the physical plant at Hallie Q. Brown.
 
Hallie Q. Brown Center 1972-1998 
Box 20
House Floor Plan, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center undated  Box 20
Box 1
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1980  Box 1
Note  Program highlights, services descriptions, directory, budget. United Way materials.
Box 2
Governance, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1989  Box 2
Note  Includes, correspondence, organizational history and minutes.
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Lease 1990  Box 2
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Reports 1990  Box 2
 
Lease Agreement, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Penumbra (Draft) 1990  Box 2
Box 3
Separation from Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1991  Box 3
Box 5
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. 1992-1993  Box 5
Box 6
Building Access Services 1993  Box 6
Box 8
Technical Requirements 1994  Box 8
 
Seat Renovation 1994  Box 8
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1994  Box 8
Box 9
Central High School Auditorium Reservation Contract 1994  Box 9
 
Safety Upgrades at Hallie Q. Brown Theater 1994-1995  Box 9
Box 10
Martin Luther King (MLK) Agencies Meeting Notes 1995  Box 10
Box 11
Seating Diagram, Hallie Q. Brown Theater 1995  Box 11
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 67th Anniversary 1995  Box 11
 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. 1995-1996  Box 11
Box 12
MLK Agencies, Correspondence 1996  Box 12
Box 19
Hallie Q. Brown Building Exterior Renderings undated  Box 19
Box 16
Separation Documents, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Penumbra Theatre 1990-1993  Box 16
Box 20
Schematics for Electronic Dimming System and Control Panel, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1972  Box 20
Box 22
Penumbra-Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Separation Agreement 1994  Box 22
Box 24
Public Service Announcements for Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Acting Classes undated  Box 24
Box 39
Audit of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 1985  Box 39
Box 67
Paint Colors for Penumbra Theatre Public Spaces undated  Box 67
Box 68
Box Office Wall Design undated  Box 68
Note  Two designs identified with the Hallie Q. Brown Box Office area.
 
African American Cultural Arts Center 1988-2003 
Box 1
"The Selby-Dale Cultural District: A Concept" 1988  Box 1
Note  Concept paper by Bob Tracy, Mary Ann Nord and Seitu Jones.
Box 4
Feasibility Study-Expansion and Relocation Options 1992  Box 4
Box 13
Facility Planning 1997  Box 13
Box 14
Proposal, African American Performing Arts and Education Center of Minnesota 1998  Box 14
 
Arts Facilities Planning Guidebook 1998  Box 14
Box 17
Renovation vs. Relocation Discussions 1992-1994  Box 17
 
City of St. Paul, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget 1995-1997  Box 17
 
Proposed Addition of Theater Space 1997  Box 17
 
African American Performing Arts and Cultural Center 1998  Box 17
 
Penumbra/ Walker West/ Jerry Blakely Community Meeting 1998  Box 17
 
Senna Group Presentation on Penumbra Construction Proposal 1998  Box 17
 
Design Document for the African American Performing Arts and Education Center 1998  Box 17
Box 18
Selby/Dale Cultural District 1987-1988  Box 18
 
Holiberd & Root Architectural Renderings for Proposed New Penumbra Facilities on Selby Avenue 1999 ( 2 volumes )  Box 18
Box 20
Cultural Corridor Project 1987-1991  Box 20
Box 14
Seating Chart, Guthrie Theatre 1997  Box 14
 
Rental Agreement and Addendum, Fitzgerald Theatre 1998 ( 2 folders )  Box 14
Box 17
Pantages / Orpheum Theaters 2002-2003  Box 17
Box 22
African American Cultural Facility Funding 1997  Box 22
 
Fundraising Plan for Penumbra/African American Cultural Complex 1990  Box 22
 
Case Statement and Proposal for an African American Performing Arts and Educational Center in Minnesota 1997-1998  Box 22
 
Revised Project Parameters 1998  Box 22
 
Agenda and Roster of Speakers for Facilities Task Force and Penumbra Board 1998  Box 22
 
Penumbra Theatre "Program of Spaces" 1999  Box 22
Note  Prepared for African-American Cultural Center discussion by Hay Dobbs P.A.
Box 23
Facilities Construction, Correspondence 1998  Box 23
 
Facilities Task Force 1998  Box 23
Box 24
Performing Arts and Education Center Fundraising Timeline and House Party Hosting Tips undated  Box 24
 
Facilities Requests and Capital Needs 1994  Box 24
 
Planning Efforts, Performing Arts Education Center 1995-1996  Box 24
 
African American Performing Arts and Education Center Operating Assumptions, Tribune Editorials and Budgets 1997-1998  Box 24
 
Miscellaneous Materials Concerning Selby African American Performing Arts Center 1998  Box 24
 
Appropriations for Minnesota African American Performing Arts Center 1998  Box 24
 
Solicitations from Contractors Interested in Proposed Arts Facility 1998-1999  Box 24
 
Capitol Commons Strategy Session 1999  Box 24
 
Facility, Miscellaneous 1999-2000  Box 24
 
Concept Drawings of Penumbra Performing Arts Center, Barker Associates 2000  Box 24
Box 55
Penumbra Cultural Center, Correspondence, Fundraising Plan, Work Plan and Draft Architectural Renderings 1990-1991  Box 55
 
Project Feasibility Study for Building Purchase, Renovation and Relocation for Penumbra Theatre to Central Presbyterian Church, St Paul 2003  Box 55
 
Correspondence and Memoranda 1978-2003 
Note Primarily general correspondence, including audience letters, donor and artist correspondence, and business correspondence with play licensors and publishers, such as Samuel French, and Actor's Equity Union.
Box 20
Interns Thank You Letters to the Company undated  Box 20
Box 1
General Correspondence 1978  Box 1
 
General Correspondence 1979-1980  Box 1
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope , Thank You Letters 1983  Box 1
 
Donor Correspondence with Penumbra 1984  Box 1
 
Selma, Thank You Letters 1986  Box 1
 
Donor Correspondence with Penumbra 1986  Box 1
 
Donation Thank You Letters 1986  Box 1
 
Correspondence, Carlyle Brown 1986  Box 1
 
Donor Correspondence with Penumbra 1987  Box 1
 
Correspondence, Carlyle Brown 1987  Box 1
 
Correspondence, From "Superman to Man" 1987  Box 1
 
Correspondence, John W. Morrison 1988  Box 1
 
Donor Correspondence with Penumbra 1988  Box 1
 
General Correspondence 1988  Box 1
 
Correspondence, Samuel French, Inc. 1988  Box 1
 
Gallery Opening Invitation, Speed Boat Gallery 1988  Box 1
Box 2
Correspondence, Samuel French, Inc. 1989  Box 2
 
Correspondence, Martin Luther King Day Celebration 1989  Box 2
 
Correspondence, Willetha Carter 1990  Box 2
Box 3
Memorandum, Current Projects and Status 1990  Box 3
Box 23
Memo to Company Directors from Cast Members of " Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope " Concerning Stage Manager's Performance 1990  Box 23
Box 3
Michael Brown, Phone Message 1991  Box 3
 
Correspondence with Samuel French, Inc. Regarding The Piano Lesson 1991  Box 3
 
General Correspondence 1991  Box 3
Box 19
Correspondence, Bill Moyers, Joe Daum, John Seppala and Jack Sheldon on Urban Environment Stabilization Project. 1991  Box 19
Box 3
General Correspondence 1990-1991  Box 3
Box 4
General Correspondence 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 4
Box 5
General Correspondence 1992  Box 5
Box 20
Correspondence, Bill MacFadden and Lou Bellamy Regarding Fringe Festival Participation 1992  Box 20
 
Miscellaneous Memoranda, Maureen Knighton 1992  Box 20
Box 23
Hate Mail 1992  Box 23
 
Legal Correspondence, John Davidson (Author, Last Minstrel Show ), 1992  Box 23
Box 16
Actor's Equity Association Correspondence 1992-1993-1994-1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 16
Box 6
Memoranda 1993  Box 6
 
General Correspondence 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Thank You Letter 1993  Box 7
Box 23
Memos Concerning Planning Effort for Theatre Expansion, Including Facility Needs List and Renderings, Maureen Knighton 1993  Box 23
Box 24
Legal Correspondence 1993  Box 24
Box 7
Staff Correspondence 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Correspondence 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Memoranda 1994  Box 7
 
Correspondence, World Theatre 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Correspondence Concerning Accounting 1994  Box 8
 
Thank You Letters 1994  Box 8
 
General Correspondence 1994  Box 8
Box 17
General Notes to Staff 1994  Box 17
Box 24
Maureen Knighton Correspondence with Minnesota Nonprofits Assistance Fund 1994  Box 24
Box 18
Johnson High School Students Thank You Letters to Lou Bellamy Regarding Jar The Floor 1994  Box 18
Box 15
Equity Correspondence 1994-1995  Box 15
Box 17
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1994-1995  Box 17
Box 9
Memoranda 1995  Box 9
Box 10
Thank You Letters 1995  Box 10
 
Internal Correspondence 1995  Box 10
 
General Correspondence 1995  Box 10
Box 11
Miscellaneous Memoranda 1995  Box 11
Box 18
Administrative Correspondence 1995  Box 18
 
Crocus Hill Flower Market, Correspondence 1995  Box 18
Box 16
Actor's Equity Association Correspondence 1995-1997 ( 2 folders )  Box 16
Box 12
Memoranda 1996  Box 12
 
MPLS/ST. PAUL Magazine Correspondence 1996  Box 12
 
Memoranda 1996  Box 12
 
Correspondence, 3M Events 1996  Box 12
Box 20
Outreach Correspondence 1996  Box 20
Box 24
Correspondence with Samuel French Regarding Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996  Box 24
Box 13
Letter of Agreement, Outward Spiral Theatre Company 1997  Box 13
Box 14
Correspondences, Junior League of St. Paul 1997  Box 14
 
Memorandum 1997  Box 14
Box 17
Comments and Letters from Audience Members 1997  Box 17
 
General Correspondence 1997-2000 ( 2 folders )  Box 17
Box 22
Correspondence, Samuel French, Inc. 1997-2004  Box 22
Box 14
Correspondence, Fitzgerald Theatre 1998  Box 14
Box 20
Settlement and Release Correspondence 1998  Box 20
Box 22
Friends of the St. Paul Library, Correspondence 1998  Box 22
Box 23
Correspondence With Pearl Cleage Regarding Hospice 1998  Box 23
 
Budget Reduction Memos from Board To Staff 1998, undated  Box 23
Box 14
Correspondence, Actors' Equity Association 2000  Box 14
Box 17
General Correspondence, 25th Season, 2002-2003  Box 17
Box 24
Thank You Letter from Inter-District Downtown School 2003  Box 24
 
External Organizations 1983-2003 
Note The subseries contains grant proposals, programs, news clippings, correspondence, brochures, presentations, flyers and procedural ("how- to- do") information from arts, educational and other types of non-profit organizations. These include community and non-profit theatres, social service organizations and arts collaboratives. There are also informational reports, guides, and brochures from government organizations supporting arts-related community enrichment.
Box 1
Black Theatre Program, Business Meeting Minutes 1983  Box 1
 
"Out of the Wreckage of Racism: A Symposium on African-American Women Playwrights" 1985  Box 1
Note  Joint grant application with At The Foot Of The Mountain.
 
Metro Arts Alliance (MAT) 1980  Box 1
 
"An Evening in Wonderland", Children's Theatre, Program 1987  Box 1
 
Big Brothers, Big Sisters 1988  Box 1
 
Penumbra's Black Theatre List 1988  Box 1
Box 2
"Arts on the Avenue" 1989  Box 2
 
International Center, Foreign Guests 1989  Box 2
 
Arts Caucus Presentation to Legislators 1989  Box 2
 
Theatre Communications Group, Inc. 1989  Box 2
Note  Performance flyers
 
Ruby Riney Institute 1990  Box 2
 
Gustavus Adolphus College 1990  Box 2
 
Macalester College Multicultural Festival 1990  Box 2
 
Metro Arts Task Force 1990  Box 2
 
Mid-America Arts Alliance 1989-1990  Box 2
Box 3
National Black Theatre Festival, Performance Agreement 1991  Box 3
 
Great American History Theatre, Flyer 1991  Box 3
 
Notebook 1991  Box 3
 
University Theatre Brochure 1991  Box 3
Box 4
Information Packet, Ruby's Cabaret 1992  Box 4
Box 6
Black Playwrights Symposium 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Event Planning, Playwrights' Symposium 1993  Box 7
 
Documentary Production, Playwrights' Symposium 1993  Box 7
 
Walker Art Center Calendar 1994  Box 7
 
Theatre Communications Groups, Participation Form 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Asian-American Renaissance 1994  Box 8
 
"Working Folder" Collaborations 1994  Box 8
Note Grants-related
Box 9
Diversity Coalition for Culture and the Arts 1995  Box 9
Box 11
Miscellaneous Reports 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Miscellaneous Originals 1995-1996  Box 11
Box 13
Resources 1996-1997  Box 13
Box 14
African American Soda 1997  Box 14
 
Minnesota Conservatory of Performing Arts 1998  Box 14
 
Minnesota State Arts Board Amendment (Draft) 1998  Box 14
Box 17
Artists Information 1994  Box 17
 
Summer Festivals 1993  Box 17
Box 20
Memo To African-American Theater Directors Regarding Lila Wallace Foundation Grants Negative Impact On Black Theater Development 1991  Box 20
Box 22
Twin Cities Mayors Public Arts Program Citation 1989  Box 22
 
African American AIDS Task Forces 1997  Box 22
 
Platform, Edition B September, 1997  Box 22
 
Original Letterhead Design For Penumbra Theatre undated  Box 22
 
Actor/Technician Tracking Census undated  Box 22
Note  Brochures, correspondence, memos, voided vouchers.
Box 23
Walker Art Center Task Force 1992-1994  Box 23
Note  Community Advisory Committee on Diversity at the Walker Art Center.
 
Mid-America Arts Alliance 1998-1990  Box 23
Box 24
Summary of Four Regional Theater Interviews 2003  Box 24
 
Overview of MAP (Minnesota Aid For Nonprofits) Independent Evaluation of Penumbra Theatre Company undated  Box 24
Box 55
Jeffery Hatcher Memos, Playwright's Center July, 1992  Box 55
 
Company Financials 1984-2003 
Note Document types in the subseries include weekly, quarterly and annual budgets, budget projections, contribution logs, fundraising targets, audits, payrolls, balance sheets, cash disbursement ledgers and donor/subscriber goals. The bulk of the materials in the subseries date from the mid-1980 through the late 1990s.
Box 1
Receipts, Donations 1984  Box 1
 
Operating and Seasonal Budgets 1984-1985  Box 1
 
Operating Budget 1985  Box 1
 
Donation Receipts 1988-1989  Box 1
Box 3
Bridge Fund Proposal 1990  Box 3
 
1990/91 Season, Budget 1990  Box 3
 
Contributions History 1990  Box 3
 
1990-/91 Season, Budget 1990  Box 3
 
1991/92 Fundraising Goals 1991  Box 3
 
Daily Cash Journal: January January-June, 1991 ( 6 folders )  Box 3
 
Business 1991-1992  Box 3
Note  Petty cash ledger, student stipend tracking, memoranda on current project status.
Box 4
1992/93 Season Budget (Draft) 1992  Box 4
 
Event Audits 1992 ( 4 folders )  Box 4
Note  The Last Minstrel Show; Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery; Willie & Esther; White Chocolate
 
General Journal Entries 1992  Box 4
 
Cash Disbursements 1992  Box 4
 
Penumbra Financial History, 1989-1992 1992  Box 4
 
Fund Activity Report January-July, 1992  Box 4
 
Cash Receipts August-December, 1992  Box 4
 
Balance Sheets August-December, 1992  Box 4
 
Activity Statement August-December, 1992  Box 4
 
General Ledger August-December, 1992 ( 4 folders )  Box 4
 
Prior Period Adjustment October, 1992  Box 4
Box 5
Daily Donor Reports 1992  Box 5
 
General Ledger 1993 ( 12 folders )  Box 5
 
Life Dances 1993 ( 5 folders )  Box 5
Note  Box office reports; daily ticket increase; availability; daily audit; production expenses.
 
Cash Disbursements and Receipts 1993  Box 5
 
Buffalo Hair 1993 ( 7 folders )  Box 5
Note  Production expenses; daily ticket increase; availability; daily audit; weekly box office reports; production notes; program information.
Box 6
Lybunt Report 1993  Box 6
 
1992/93 Season Sales Report 1993  Box 6
 
1993/94 Season Renewal Report 1993  Box 6
 
Expenses, Revenues 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 6
 
Cash Disbursements, Receipts 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 6
 
Activity Statement, Total Agency 1993  Box 6
 
General Journal Entries 1993 ( 7 folders )  Box 6
 
Reversing Entries 1993  Box 6
 
Transaction Edit List 1993  Box 6
 
Balance Sheets 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 6
 
Activity Statements 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 6
Note  Education; November; Productions.
 
Invoices, Purchase Orders, Job Work Orders 1993  Box 6
 
Daily Donor Reports 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 6
 
The Piano Lesson 1993 ( 5 folders )  Box 6
Note  Box office report; sales goal reports; sales audit; daily ticket increase; ticket availability.
 
Transaction Edit List 1994  Box 6
Box 7
Fraser Carpenter, Monthly Processing 1993  Box 7
 
Prep and Processing Summaries 1993 ( 2 folders )  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season 1993 ( 5 folders )  Box 7
Note  Operating Expenses; Accounting Charts and Coding; Budgeting; Projections; Production Audits.
 
Finances and Accounting 1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season Budget 1993  Box 7
 
Checks and Deposits 1994  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season Audit 1994  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season Sub-Audit 1994  Box 7
 
Daily Sales Records August-October, 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 7
Box 8
Independent Auditor's Report 1994  Box 8
 
Bank Reconciliation Statements 1994  Box 8
 
1993/94 Season, Year End Box Office 1994  Box 8
 
Miscellaneous Ledger Adjustments 1994  Box 8
 
Cash Disbursements, Receipts 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Activity Statement 1994  Box 8
 
Activity Statement, Administrative, Education, Productions January-March, 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Transaction Edit Lists January-March, 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Payroll Summaries January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Cash Receipts Journal January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Production Account January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Processing Summaries January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Balance Sheets January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Activity Reports Cover Letters January-June, 1994  Box 8
 
Transaction Edit List April-June, 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Ledger June, 1994  Box 8
 
General Ledger July, July-November, July-December 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Activity Statements July, October-December, 1994 ( 4 folders )  Box 8
 
General Journal July, September-December, 1994 ( 5 folders )  Box 8
 
General Ledger July-October, 1994  Box 8
 
Balance Sheets July-December, 1994  Box 8
 
Cash Disbursements and Receipts August-October, 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Activity Statements August-October, 1994  Box 8
Box 9
1993/94 Gift Report 1994  Box 9
 
Accounting 1994 ( 6 folders )  Box 9
 
1994/95 Season Budget 1994  Box 9
 
Talking Bones 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 9
Note  Daily Ticket Increase, Daily Ticket Sales, Daily Audit
 
Season Subscription Report 1995  Box 9
 
Account Recap FY95 1995  Box 9
 
Sales Report - Season Thru August 1995  Box 9
 
Cash Flow Projections 1995  Box 9
 
1994/95 Attendance and Income Figures 1995  Box 9
 
Activity Statements, Administrative July-August, 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
Box 10
Finances, Donations and Receipts 1995  Box 10
 
Accounting 1995  Box 10
 
Income Projections, 1994/95 Season 1995  Box 10
 
1995/96 Season YTD Reports as of 10/19 1995  Box 10
 
Budgeting by Department, FY95 1995  Box 10
 
Year Income Expenses FY95 1995  Box 10
 
1995/96 Season Renewal Report 1995  Box 10
 
Box Office Reports 1995  Box 10
 
Auditors' Report 1995  Box 10
 
Balance Sheets 1995  Box 10
 
1994/95 and 1995/96 Season Projections 1995  Box 10
 
Income Projections, 1994/95 Season 1995  Box 10
 
Prep and Processing Summaries January-June, 1995 ( 6 folders )  Box 10
 
Daily Sales Reports January-November, 1995 ( 10 folders )  Box 10
Note  No data for July and December
 
Transaction Edit List July-December, 1995 ( 6 folders )  Box 10
 
Activity Report, Productions July-December, 1995  Box 10
 
Accounting Cover Letters July-December, 1995  Box 10
 
Processing Summaries July-December, 1995  Box 10
 
Activity Statements, Administrative-September September-December, 1995 ( 4 folders )  Box 10
Box 11
1995/96 Subscription Originals 1995-1996  Box 11
 
1995/96 Inventory Reports/Daily Deposits 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Budget FY96 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Cash Flow Projections FY96 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Receipt Booklet 1995  Box 11
Box 12
Independent Auditors Report 1996  Box 12
 
Independent Auditors Report 1996  Box 12
 
Fiscal Year 1996 Budget General Expenses 1996  Box 12
 
Auditor's Report 1996  Box 12
 
Prep and Processing Summary 1996 ( 6 folders )  Box 12
 
Daily Sales Reports January-December, 1996 ( 12 folders )  Box 12
Box 13
Auditor's report FY96 1996-1997  Box 13
 
Statements 1996-1997  Box 13
 
Show Report 1996-1997  Box 13
 
Subscription Report 1996-1997  Box 13
 
Subscription Order Comparison 1996-1997  Box 13
 
Daily Box Office Summary April-October, 1996-1997 ( 7 folders )  Box 13
 
Activity Statement as of April 16, 1997 1997  Box 13
 
Monthly Sales Report January, 1997  Box 13
 
Daily Sales Report January-December, 1997 ( 12 folders )  Box 13
Box 14
Operating Summary and Projections FY95-FY2003 1998  Box 14
 
Budget Options 1A-2A 1998  Box 14
 
1998/99 Season as of February 13, 1998 1998  Box 14
 
Daily Sales Report January, 2003  Box 14
 
Daily Sales Report January-April, 1998 ( 4 folders )  Box 14
Box 15
Budget Back-Up 1993-1994  Box 15
 
Monthly Ticket Sales 1993-1994  Box 15
 
1994/95 Penumbra Budget 1994  Box 15
 
1995/96 Balance Sheets 1995-1996  Box 15
 
1995/96 Season, Budgets, Correspondence 1995-1996  Box 15
 
Budget Comparisons for 1994/95 and 1995/96 Season 1996  Box 15
Box 16
1999/2000 Budget Statement of Revenue and Expenses 1999-2000  Box 16
 
Penumbra Financials 1999-2001  Box 16
 
Revenue Projections 2001-2003  Box 16
Box 17
1995/96 Sales Projections and Reports 1995-1996  Box 17
 
Financial Audit 1997  Box 17
 
Penumbra Balance Sheet 1998  Box 17
 
Fiscal Year Budget 1999  Box 17
Box 18
Auditor's Report 1991  Box 18
 
Evaluation of 1991 Season, and Operating Budget for 2002 1992  Box 18
 
Sources of Support, 1992-1993, and Audit 1992  Box 18
 
Auditor Correspondence 1999  Box 18
 
Penumbra Theatre Company Business Plan 2002-2003  Box 18
Box 19
Penumbra Business Plan 2001  Box 19
 
Penumbra Budget Cuts, News Clippings from Local Newspapers August, 2003  Box 19
Box 20
Equity Accounting / 1991/92 Seasonal Review 1992  Box 20
 
Budgets 1994-1995  Box 20
Box 22
Contributed Income from All Grants, 1993-1996, 1999 circa 1993  Box 22
 
Individual Donors 1994  Box 22
 
Departmental Budgets, including Box Office, Administration, Education, Marketing , Production and Artistic 1995  Box 22
 
General Operating and Income Projections 1995  Box 22
 
Salaries, Real and Projected 1995  Box 22
 
Marketing and Sales Projections for 1995/96 Season 1995  Box 22
 
FY 1995/96 Funder Budgets 1995  Box 22
 
Departmental Budgets, including Box Office, Administration, Education, Marketing , Production and Artistic 1995  Box 22
 
General Operating and Income Projections 1995  Box 22
 
Salaries, Real and Projected 1995  Box 22
 
Marketing and Sales Projections for 1995/96 Season 1995  Box 22
 
FY 95/96 Funder Budgets 1995  Box 22
 
Source of Support-Major Donors, 1990-1995 1995  Box 22
 
Notes On Budget Projections, FY 1997 1997  Box 22
 
1992/93 Season Sales Projections 1992  Box 22
 
Departmental Budgets 1997-1998 ( 10 folders )  Box 22
Note  Includes Administration, Artistic, Box Office, Cornerstone, Development, Education, Main stage, Marketing, Total Budget/Cash Flow, and Walker Collaboration folders.
 
Ticket Sales and Income Revenue for 1995-2003 circa 2003  Box 22
Box 23
1993/94 Overall Season Expenses, Projections 1993  Box 23
 
1993/94 Season Audits and Sales Projections 1993  Box 23
 
1992/93 Balance Sheets 1993  Box 23
 
Budget Deliberations, Memos, Financial, Discussions with Marketing Firms for 1995-1996 Season March-June, 1995  Box 23
 
Budget, FY 1999 1999  Box 23
Box 24
Production Budget Projections for Cornerstone, Spell #7, Joe Turner; Black Nativity; Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; and Playboy of the West Indies. . undated  Box 24
 
1997/98 Season Budgets 1997  Box 24
 
Auditor's Report, June 1996-1997 June, 1997  Box 24
 
1997/98 Cash Flow 1998  Box 24
 
Projected and Real Unearned (Non-Ticket) Income for 1997-1998 October, 1998  Box 24
 
Theatre Fiscal Situation July-August, 2003  Box 24
 
Fiscal Situation and Financials August, 2003  Box 24
Box 25
Balance Sheets 1997-1999  Box 25
Box 39
Revenues and Expenses with 5 Year Averages 1995-1996  Box 39
 
Operating Budget, Income and Expenses 1986/1987-1989/1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 39
 
Operations  
Note Materials documenting the day to day income generating practices on both the administrative and artistic side of the theatre. Content in this subseries includes Box office management and ticketing, volunteer recruitment and training, staff job descriptions, insurance information, actor hiring materials, procedures and guidelines, and season planning information
Box 1
Actors Contracts, Black Arts Alliance 1985  Box 1
 
1986/87 Season Planning 1986  Box 1
 
1987/88 Season Calendar 1987  Box 1
 
1987/88 Season Outline, Artistic and Administrative Goals 1987  Box 1
 
Volunteers 1987  Box 1
 
Sales of Season Poster 1987-1988  Box 1
 
Blank Contract 1988  Box 1
Box 2
Audition Notices, Press Releases, and Job Listings Samples 1989  Box 2
 
Box Office Revenue Procedures During Travel 1990  Box 2
 
Contracts, Vinyl Arts 1990  Box 2
 
Notes Concerning Payroll 1990  Box 2
 
1989/90 T Shirt Sales 1990  Box 2
Box 3
1990/91 Season Planning 1990  Box 3
 
Procedures for Handling Cash/Checks 1990  Box 3
 
Chubb Insurance Policy 1990-1991  Box 3
 
1991/92 Season Projections 1991  Box 3
 
1991/92 Administrative Calendar 1991  Box 3
 
Printing Bid Specifications, 1991/92 Season 1991  Box 3
 
Form Letter, Penumbra Touring Plays 1991  Box 3
 
Health Insurance Plan 1991  Box 3
 
Insurance Claims Kit 1991-1992 ( 5 folders )  Box 3
Note  Correspondence; Umbrella Policy; Crime, Automotive; Liability; Premium Summary.
 
1991/92 Season Ticket Sales 1992  Box 3
Box 4
Advance Reservations 1992  Box 4
 
Job Descriptions 1992  Box 4
Box 5
1992/93 Season Planning 1992  Box 5
 
1992/93 Season Schedules 1992  Box 5
 
1992/93 Season Projections 1992  Box 5
 
Season Ticket Order Form 1992-1993  Box 5
 
Insurance Papers 1992-1993  Box 5
 
Box Office Records 1992-1993 ( 3 folders )  Box 5
Box 6
Activity Statement, Administrative 1993 ( 5 folders )  Box 6
 
Injury Report 1993  Box 6
 
Equipment Rental Agreement, Mixed Blood Theatre 1993  Box 6
 
Box Office Protocols 1993  Box 6
 
Answering Machine Script 1993  Box 6
 
Marketing Director Search 1993  Box 6
 
Job Descriptions 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Insurance Summary 1993-1994  Box 7
 
1993/94 Season Production Calendar 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Miscellaneous Season Information 1993-1994  Box 7
Note  House charts, production and performance calendars, publicity, brochures, play descriptions, ticket sales information.
 
Penumbra Voice Mail Message Script 1994  Box 7
 
Box Office Procedures 1994  Box 7
 
House Seats, Holds 1994  Box 7
 
1994/95 Season Production Calendar 1994  Box 7
 
Subscription Series, Performance Dates 1994  Box 7
 
Performance Price Chart, Fee and Exchange Costs 1994  Box 7
 
Prior Order Form 1994  Box 7
 
Staff Meeting Minutes 1994  Box 7
 
Employee Handbook 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Activity Statement, Administrative, Education, Productions 1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 8
 
Box Office Software 1994  Box 8
 
Termination of Agreement With "The Connection" Ticketing Service 1994  Box 8
 
Costumer Service 1994  Box 8
Box 9
Ticketing Software 1994  Box 9
 
1994/95 Season Planning 1994  Box 9
 
1994/95 Season Production Calendar 1994  Box 9
 
Job Position Announcements 1994  Box 9
 
Ticket Office Internal Affairs 1994-1995  Box 9
 
Production Account Documents 1994-1995  Box 9
 
Contribution Forms 1994-1995  Box 9
 
Insurance Policy 1994-1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 9
 
Staff Sessions 1994-1995  Box 9
 
General Lists 1995  Box 9
 
Staff Meeting Minutes 1995  Box 9
Box 10
Company Session 1995  Box 10
Note  Discussion of the idea of a "core company" at Penumbra.
 
Vendor Materials 1995  Box 10
 
Archival Video Taping Materials 1995  Box 10
 
Publishing Partnership Proposal For Yearly Programs 1995  Box 10
 
Proposed Schedule Changes 1995  Box 10
 
Job Descriptions 1995  Box 10
Box 11
Season Ticket Order Forms A-W 1995 ( 7 folders )  Box 11
 
Audiences Services Staff Schedule 1995  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season Production Calendar 1995  Box 11
 
Staff Meeting Minutes 1995  Box 11
 
Ticket Office "At-A-Glance" 1995-1996  Box 11
 
Staff Meeting Minutes 1996  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season Sales Report, Ticket Office 1996  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season Subscription Renewal Reports 1996  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season Ticket Summary 1996  Box 11
 
1995/96 Season Subscription Order Comparison 1996  Box 11
Box 12
Merchandise Sales 1996  Box 12
 
Concession Suppliers 1996  Box 12
 
Ticket Office Codes 1996  Box 12
 
Ticket Vouchers Redeemed 1996  Box 12
 
Volunteers 1996  Box 12
 
Subscription Report, 1996/97 1996  Box 12
 
Reports for Special Events 1996  Box 12
 
1996/97 Season Calendar 1996  Box 12
 
Job Descriptions 1996  Box 12
 
Employee Handbook 1996  Box 12
Box 13
Merchandise Sales January-March, May, 1997 ( 4 folders )  Box 13
 
Requests for Donations from Penumbra, Approved 1997  Box 13
 
Requests for Donations from Penumbra, Declined 1997  Box 13
 
Equipment, Supplies 1997  Box 13
 
Mailing List Requirements, 1997/98 Season 1997  Box 13
 
Daily Box office Totals 1997  Box 13
 
Box Office Sales Reports 1997  Box 13
 
Box Office Work Schedule 1997  Box 13
 
1997/98 Season Calendar 1997  Box 13
 
1995/96 Season Ticket Summary 1997  Box 13
 
1996/97 Merchandise Inventory 1997  Box 13
 
Job Descriptions 1997  Box 13
Box 14
Employment Opportunities 1997-1998  Box 14
 
Draft of 1997/98 Season 1997  Box 14
 
Playbill Rates and Deadlines 1998  Box 14
 
Prudential Insurance 1999  Box 14
 
In-House Phone Numbers 2003  Box 14
Box 15
Staff Meeting Minutes 1992-1995  Box 15
 
Season Ticket Sales Projections 1993-1994  Box 15
 
1994/95 Production Calendar 1994  Box 15
 
Penumbra Roster 1994  Box 15
 
1993/94 Season, Miscellaneous 1994  Box 15
Box 16
Lisa Vander Steur, Interim Managing Director's Notebook April-September, 1995 ( 3 folders )  Box 16
 
Presenting Contracts, Technical Rider undated  Box 16
 
Employee Evaluation Process Examples 1997  Box 16
Box 17
Process Overview for Penumbra Theater undated  Box 17
 
Inventory of Computers for Staff Use 1995  Box 17
 
Group Sales Report circa 1995  Box 17
 
Ticket Office, Liz Garrett 1996  Box 17
 
Paid Days Off (PDO) Reports 1996  Box 17
 
Minnesota State Arts Board, Operating Support and Fund Program 1996-1997  Box 17
 
Ticket Office Policies 1997  Box 17
 
Theatre Printing Needs 1997  Box 17
 
1998/99 Season Information 1998  Box 17
 
Jayne Khalifah Hiring, Press Clippings 1998  Box 17
 
Ticket Sales Summary for 2002 Season 2003  Box 17
 
Zentropy Partners, Web Traffic Information 2003  Box 17
Box 18
Strategic Plans 1995-1996, 1997-1998  Box 18
 
Contact Sheets for Productions 1992-1996  Box 18
 
Staff Meeting Minutes 1992-1996  Box 18
 
Maureen Knighton Resignation 1995  Box 18
 
Penumbra Job Descriptions and Job Evaluation Form circa 1997  Box 18
 
Operating Procedures and Management Memos 1997-1998  Box 18
 
Operating Plans, Including Employee Handbook and Revised Employee Handbook, Employee Relations Memo, and Organizational Chart 1997-1998  Box 18
 
2002/03 Season Calendar 2002  Box 18
Box 19
Season Ticket Brochure Artwork 1991-1992  Box 19
 
Penumbra Theatre Exterior Banner undated  Box 19
 
1998/99 Season Subscribers Brochure 1998  Box 19
 
Penumbra Theater Position Descriptions 1989-1990  Box 19
Box 20
Staff Meeting Minutes January-April, 1993  Box 20
 
Staff Meeting Minutes October 1995-January 1996  Box 20
 
Staff Meeting Minutes January-February, 1996  Box 20
 
Catering Services undated  Box 20
 
Contact Sheets for Season Productions January 1989-July 1990  Box 20
 
Commissioned Projects Work Sheet with Project Descriptions circa 1990  Box 20
 
Interpreters and Interpreted Programs 1994  Box 20
 
Memorandum on Ticket Sales 1995  Box 20
 
Memorandum Regarding Box Office Reconciliation and Production Schedules 1995  Box 20
Box 21
Employee Handbook Drafts and Maureen Knighton Notes 1993-1994  Box 21
Box 22
1998/99 Production Season, Marketing, Ticket Sales, Calendars 1998  Box 22
 
Sample of Requests for Penumbra Theatre Ticket Donations January-December, 1998  Box 22
 
Critical Decisions Check List 2003-2004  Box 22
Box 23
Physical Properties Inventories circa 1988-1990  Box 23
 
Actor's Equity Bonding Requirements 1996-1997  Box 23
 
Equity League, Pension and Welfare Trust 1997  Box 23
 
Equity Agreement 1997-1998  Box 23
 
Actors Equity Association Contract Proposal and Contract Related 1998-1999  Box 23
 
T Shirt Sales for Season 1989-1990  Box 23
 
1992/93 Season Reports 1993  Box 23
 
Season Press Releases, Calendar, Expenses By Production 1994  Box 23
Box 24
Weekly Director's Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1998-1999  Box 24
 
Business Cards in Penumbra Administrative Files undated  Box 24
 
Generic Proposal for General Operating Funds, Draft 1989  Box 24
 
Employee Handbook 1993-1994  Box 24
 
Computer Hardware, Software inventories 1994  Box 24
 
Penumbra Ticket Office Policies and Procedures 1996-1997  Box 24
 
Management Assistance from Management Assistance Program For Nonprofits Handouts 1996-1998  Box 24
 
Staff Meeting Agendas and Minutes October, 1995-February, 1996  Box 24
 
House Manager Duties September, 1997  Box 24
 
Director's Meetings and Agendas October, 1997-March, 1999  Box 24
Note  Some months missing.
 
1998/99 Season Calendar 1998  Box 24
Box 25
Lady Lester Copyrighted Image Issue 1985  Box 25
 
ArtsPass Ticketing undated  Box 25
 
Toy Drive Fundraiser undated ( 2 folders )  Box 25
 
1994/95 Technical Production Budgets and Calendars 1994  Box 25
 
Newsletter Updates, Glen Morehouse-Olsen to Maureen Knighton circa 1994  Box 25
 
1996/97 Production Calendars and Ticket Prices 1996  Box 25
 
Director's Meetings on Position Descriptions 1998  Box 25
Box 38
Publishing Partnership for Penumbra Theatre Company/Skyway Publications Yearly Programs 1996  Box 38
Note  Proposal and business plan.
 
Jayne Khalifa, Professional Vitae undated  Box 38
Box 39
Growth and Development, Governance, Marketing, Finance, Financial Analysis circa 1989  Box 39
 
Ticketing through "The Connection" 1991  Box 39
 
Playwrights Agreement Form 1995  Box 39
 
Business Processes Operations Report 1989  Box 39
Box 54
Penumbra Teeshirt undated  Box 54
Box 55
Penumbra Bumper Sticker undated  Box 55
 
"Appreciation Booklet" from Minneapolis/St. Paul Brandeis (University Women's) Club to "Pnumbra Theatre" (sic) 1990  Box 55
Box 59
Actor Contracts 1984-1998 ( 32 folders )  Box 59
Note Materials in the box are restricted access for 50 years after the signature date on the folder as required by the Actors Equity Association. For further information, please consult with the Givens Collection curator.
Box 61
"Penumbra Cuts Plays, Staff" Article in Minneapolis Star Tribune September, 2012  Box 61
 
Guthrie Theater Box Office Theft 1992-1994 ( 3 folders )  Box 61
 
Artistic Records 1977-2013 
 
Lou Bellamy 1977-2007 
Note The subseries contains personal and professional materials by and about Lou Bellamy, including correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, talks, awards, news clippings and magazine articles,
Box 18
Production-Related Correspondence, Lou Bellamy and Staff 2002  Box 18
Box 19
Lou Bellamy Notebooks undated  Box 19
Note  Consists primarily of telephone numbers and contact information.
Box 24
Correspondence, Don Sweetser 2003  Box 24
Box 26
"The Colonization of Black Theatre" by Lou Bellamy 1997  Box 26
Box 37
Lou Bellamy/Peter Vaughn Correspondence Regarding August Wilson Speech and Bellamy Elaboration August, 1996  Box 37
Box 38
Early Vitae and Photograph undated  Box 38
 
Letter of Recommendation From Marion McClinton for Jerome Foundation undated  Box 38
 
Draft Outline of Speech on History and Mission of Penumbra Theatre undated  Box 38
 
Artistic Director's Notebook undated  Box 38
Note  Contains addresses, reminders, telephone numbers, appointments, production notes, dialogue excerpts, miscellany.
 
Draft of "Colonization of Black Theatre" undated  Box 38
 
Lou Bellamy on the Cover of Ebony Magazine (reproduction) 1977  Box 38
 
Personal Correspondence undated, 1987-2005 ( 5 folders )  Box 38
 
Professional Correspondence undated, 1989-1999 ( 2 folders )  Box 38
 
Letter to August Wilson Concerning Jitney! Production Budgets 1984  Box 38
 
Correspondence Concerning St. Paul Community Anti-Crack Meetings 1989  Box 38
 
Distinguished Achievement Designation, National Association of Negro Musicians 1992  Box 38
 
"Soul Survivor", MPLS/ ST. PAUL Article on Lou Bellamy 1995  Box 38
 
"The Colonization of Black Theatre" in African American Review 1997  Box 38
Note  Volume 31, number 4, pages 587-590.
 
Notes, Correspondence with Jim Craven 1998-1999  Box 38
Note Regarding Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month performances.
 
PANAFEST, Ghana Correspondence 1998-1999  Box 38
 
Speakers Contract and Correspondence Regarding Speech at National Council of Family Relations 1999  Box 38
 
"Lou's Blues", Star Tribune Article on Lou Bellamy 1999  Box 38
 
Lou Bellamy at Professional Spotlight Series , Howard University 2000  Box 38
 
MSU (Mankato State University) Foundation Letter to Lou Bellamy and Bellamy Testimonial 1996  Box 38
 
"Art That Does Something; Lou Bellamy and the Spirit of Penumbra" in Fifty Plus Living 2002  Box 38
Note  Supplement in Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
"That G Day" in MPLS/ST. PAUL 2004  Box 38
Note  Article on the impact of Black Nativity ticket sales on Penumbra finances.
 
Interview with Lou Bellamy in Signature 2006  Box 38
 
2006 Distinguished McKnight Foundation Artists Booklet 2006  Box 38
 
"Backstage With Lou Bellamy" Friend of The University of Minnesota Library Event Brochure 2007  Box 38
Box 39
Vitae and Biography undated  Box 39
 
Personal Correspondence undated  Box 39
 
Phone Messages: Lou Bellamy 1987  Box 39
 
Valeria Vasilevski, Correspondence with Lou Bellamy and Reviews circa 1990  Box 39
 
Lou Bellamy Correspondence with Playwrights Soliciting Readings for their Manuscripts 1991  Box 39
 
Correspondence With Minnesota International Center 1995  Box 39
 
Professional Correspondence 2001  Box 39
 
Lindbergh Lecture Featuring Lou Bellamy, Flyer 2002  Box 39
 
USITT/Thomas Degaetani Award Keynote Address by Lou Bellamy 2003  Box 39
Box 49
"Male Room: Masters of Old School Cool" in Minneapolis Star Tribune 2005  Box 49
Box 52
Lou Bellamy, Photographs Circa 1980-1996  Box 52
Note  Head shots and snap shots.
Box 55
Lou Bellamy, Photograph undated  Box 55
 
Correspondence with Taylor Law Firm 1991  Box 55
 
"Sexiest Twin Citians" Article, Citing Lou Bellamy, In MPLS/ST. PAUL Magazine 1993  Box 55
 
Lou Bellamy Professional Correspondence 1993-1995, 2003, 2005  Box 55
 
Lou Bellamy Personal Correspondence 1993-2008  Box 55
 
Tribune Editorial on Guthrie Production of "Death of a Salesman" and Lou Bellamy Response "Black Saleman, Still Racist." July, August, 1991  Box 55
 
Lou Bellamy Keynote Address to Thomas Degaetani Award in Theater Design and Technology 2003  Box 55
 
August Wilson 1977-2002 
Note Primarily magazine articles and news clippings, photographs, talks, and personal and business correspondence with Lou Bellamy and Penumbra Theatre.
Box 58
August Wilson, News Clippings undated  Box 58
 
Photograph of August Wilson Surrounded by Members of Penumbra Theatre Company undated ( 1 14"x10" photograph )  Box 58
 
August Wilson Celebration at MLK Building, St. Paul, Invitations and Early Responses 1977  Box 58
 
Miscellaneous Articles About August Wilson 1987  Box 58
 
Autograph, August Wilson 1987  Box 58
 
"Cool August", Article in October Minnesota Monthly 1987  Box 58
 
August Wilson Productions, Miscellaneous Playbills 1989, 1992-1993  Box 58
Note  World Theater, St. Paul: Seattle Repertory Company.
 
Fences , August Wilson News Clippings 1990  Box 58
 
August Wilson 1990  Box 58
Note  Correspondence with Schubert Foundation in support of Penumbra Theater funding.
 
August Wilson 1990-2005 ( 2 folders )  Box 58
Note  Snapshots of event at the Minnesota Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, with guests including Josie Johnson, Judge Alan Page, Jim Scheible, Arne Carlson, Dave Moore and attended by August Wilson and unidentified woman. Also included are snapshots of Wilson accepting honorary doctorate from University of Minnesota.
 
"Images of Black Women in Plays by August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, and Adrienne Kennedy" 1991  Box 58
Note  Dissertation, Susan Bosch
 
"August Wilson Wants His Ham", M Magazine 1992  Box 58
 
August Wilson Correspondence 1992-1993  Box 58
 
News Clippings About August Wilson 1993  Box 58
 
May Fundraiser with August Wilson 1993  Box 58
 
Promotional Video Correspondence with August Wilson 1993-1994  Box 58
 
Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning August Wilson 1994  Box 58
 
"August Wilson Right to Demand Black Director For "Fences" July, 1995  Box 58
Note  Minneapolis Spokesman article.
 
"The Ground on Which I Stand" July, 1996  Box 58
Note  August Wilson speech to the Theater Communications Group, Princeton, New Jersey.
 
Dwight Hobbes Interview with August Wilson 1996  Box 58
 
"A Script for Change" Article on August Wilson's Theater Communications Group Speech 1996  Box 58
 
Speeches and Responses, August Wilson 1996-1997  Box 58
 
BTN News (Black Theater Network News), Volume 18, No. 1 1997  Box 58
Note  August Wilson Interview.
 
"Session Weekly" August Wilson Article 1998  Box 58
 
Announcement of August Wilson Fellowship in Dramaturgy and Literary Criticism 1998  Box 58
 
"Wilson Continues Cultural Chronicle" in St. Paul Pioneer Press 2002  Box 58
 
Lou Bellamy and August Wilson at Unidentified Event undated  Box 58
 
New Play Development and Unsoliticited Plays 1980-2013 
Note Almost from its inception, Penumbra Theater supported an ambitious program of new play and new artist development. The Cornerstone Competition provided an opportunity for playwrights to send their materials to the company for reading and critiquing by readers from the company and community, with the intention of producing the best of these plays annually. The Cornerstone Playwriting Competition began in 1984 and was temporarily suspended in 2003 due to budget constraints. It resumed sometime thereafter, and researchers can find Cornerstone submissions to 2013. Submissions are listed in chronological order for the year they were submitted.
Scripts were also frequently sent unsolicited to the theatre: many of the unsolicited scripts in the collection are accompanied by author correspondence. Scripts are arranged by the year most prominently displayed, either on the correspondence or a title page. Several scripts submitted with correspondence, or that are part of the collection have been listed by title because of the prominence of the author.
Box 37
"High Midnight" undated  Box 37
 
"SAY-RAH" undated  Box 37
 
"Des Moines", Philip James Blackwell undated  Box 37
 
"Sundown", Nubia Kai undated  Box 37
 
"Last Of The Reapers", Nubia Kai undated  Box 37
 
"Only In America" undated  Box 37
 
Spunk , Adapted by George Wolfe undated  Box 37
 
Jones The Last , Raymond Embrick undated  Box 37
 
Mindworks undated  Box 37
Box 18
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition Mailing Lists undated  Box 18
Box 35
Scripts for Consideration undated, 1984-2007 ( 36 folders )  Box 35
Note  Includes submissions by Jeff Hatcher, Shay Youngblood, T. Mychael Rambo and Kim Hines.
Box 36
Scripts for Consideration undated, 1989-2007 ( 10 folders )  Box 36
Note  Includes a submission by Tyler Perry dated 1995.
Box 55
"Torn From The Headlines", Rebecca Rice, Script undated  Box 55
 
"The Death Of Colonialism", Carlyle Brown undated  Box 55
Note  Includes correspondence
Box 62
Cornerstone Submission Forms undated, 1994, 1996  Box 62
Box 65
"Heroes", Shay Youngblood undated  Box 65
 
"The Love Of", Ed Bullins undated  Box 65
Box 37
"incandescent tones", Rise C. Collins 1980  Box 37
Box 55
"Atomic Dog Catcher", Beverly Smith Johnson 1984  Box 55
Box 1
Cornerstone 2nd Annual Playwriting Contest 1985  Box 1
Box 55
"Boochie", Marie Evans 1985  Box 55
Box 23
Professional Readers Responses to Cornerstone Submissions circa 1986  Box 23
 
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition 1986-1987 ( 5 folders )  Box 23
Note  Cover letters and resumes, submission lists, correspondence, cover letters accompanying scripts, general materials.
Box 37
"Three's A Crowd", Nubia Kai 1987  Box 37
Box 1
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition 1987-1988  Box 1
 
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition 1988  Box 1
Box 2
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition 1989  Box 2
Box 55
The Pool Room , Carlyle Brown 1989  Box 55
Box 29
"Viva Detroit" 1989  Box 29
Box 2
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition, Biographical 1990  Box 2
Note  Playwright biographies submitted for competition.
Box 55
The Independence of Eddie Rose , William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., Reviews of Script and Correspondence 1990  Box 55
 
The Dancer , Darrell Gholar 1990  Box 55
 
Shakin The Mess Outta Misery , Shay Youngblood, Synopsis and Correspondence 1990  Box 55
Box 20
Contract Between Playwrights Center and Penumbra Theater for Philadelphia -Twin Cities Playwright's Exchange 1990  Box 20
Box 55
The Flight Of The Raven , Carlyle Brown circa 1990  Box 55
Box 37
"Lily's Daughters" (Work In Progress), Pheralyn Dove 1991  Box 37
Box 23
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition Submission Lists and Correspondence 1991-1993  Box 23
Box 62
Unsoliticited Script 1991  Box 62
Box 4
Cornerstone Script Entries, Contact Information, A-Z 1992  Box 4
Box 5
Cornerstone Playwriting Competition, Correspondence 1992  Box 5
Box 20
Partnership Agreement with the Playwright's Center, Including Budget 1992  Box 20
Box 37
"Parader Without A Permit", Endesha Ida Mae Holland 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 37
 
"Gramercy Park Is Closed To The Public", Toni Ann Johnson 1992  Box 37
Box 55
Announcement for 8th Annual Cornerstone Competition 1992  Box 55
Box 37
"A Sunday Afternoon" Marshal Borden and Ed Bullins circa 1992  Box 37
Box 55
Announcement of 10th Annual Cornerstone Competition (1994-1995 Production Season) 1993  Box 55
Box 37
"Dancing On Moonlight", Keith Glover 1993  Box 37
Box 55
Yellow Moon Rising , Carlyle Brown 1993  Box 55
Box 65
The Life And Life Of Bumpy Johnson , Amiri Baraka and Max Roach 1993  Box 65
Note  Cornerstone submission.
Box 15
Talking Bones , Cornerstone Competition 1993-1994  Box 15
Box 9
Cornerstone Dramaturgy and Development Project Planning 1994-1995  Box 9
Box 37
"Lifetime On The Street", Gus Edwards 1995  Box 37
Box 65
"Groomed" Don Cheadle 1996  Box 65
Note  Cornerstone submission.
 
Caroline, Or Change , Tony Kushner 2001  Box 65
Box 36
WORD(s)PLAY 2001, 2008-2012 ( 14 folders )  Box 36
Note  Part of new works development, WORD(s)PLAY provided new playwrights with an opportunity to hear their work as a dramatic reading.
Box 37
"Motherhood 2000", Adrienne Kennedy circa 2002  Box 37
 
"The Film Club: A Monologue" circa 2002  Box 37
Note  Suzanne Alexander
Box 19
Correspondence Regarding Suspension of Cornerstone and ""Late Nite"" Series 2003  Box 19
Box 36
"Penumbra Theatre's New Development--Okra Playground" 2008 ( 2 folders )  Box 36
Note  OKRA PLAYGROUND's primary function was to develop and nurture new work and new artists. It consists of three areas; WORD(s)PLAY, THAT'S COLD and THE GYM. WORD(s)PLAY develops scripts, with a focus on New York-based artists. THAT'S COLD is an in-house reading series where actor's read a new play cold. THE GYM is a site for developing projects extending beyond spoken language, including dance, musicals, and operas.
 
THAT'S COLD 2008-2011 ( 10 folders )  Box 36
Box 35
THAT'S COLD Submissions 2011-2013 ( 5 folders )  Box 35
Note  5 plays. Title refers to treatment of materials, which were used for "cold" read-throughs.
Box 62
Unsolicited Scripts undated ( 8 folders )  Box 62
Box 62-65
Unsoliticited Scripts 1993-2012 ( 107 folders )  Box 62-65
Note  Scripts may contain playwright correspondence and/or set ideas. There may be Cornerstone submissions included, but these are not overtly identified.
Box 65
"Salt Box", Shay Youngblood 2009  Box 65
 
"My Kingdom Come", Ernie Hudson 2009  Box 65
 
"Flying Blind", Shay Youngblood 2010  Box 65
 
"Daddy", Ed Bullins 2010  Box 65
 
The Sisyphin Review , Amiri Baraka 2012  Box 65
Note  Includes reviews and a performance CD.
 
Photographs and Audio Visual 1973-2009 
Box 6
Riffs 2000  Box 6
Note  Cast stills.
 
Black Eagles 2000  Box 6
Note  Publicity stills.
Box 18
Head Shots for Auditions circa 1998 ( 2 folders )  Box 18
Box 42
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death undated ( 32 photographs )  Box 42
Note  11" x17# black and white and tinted photographs of cast members.
Box 43
Photo Album of Penumbra Theatre ""Late Nite"" Series 1997 ( 1 album )  Box 43
Note  Color snapshots of unidentified actors and productions.
Box 44
Miscellaneous Photos circa 1975 ( 15 photographs )  Box 44
Note  8x10 black and white shots, mounted, of a community dinner and music/dance performance in a public building.
Box 49
Three Female Cast Members, Including Faye Price, In Unidentified Production undated  Box 49
 
Two Male Cast Members in Unidentified Production undated  Box 49
 
Horace Bond Reading From Script undated  Box 49
 
Abdul Razzac and Female Cast Member in Unidentified Production undated  Box 49
 
Rehearsal Photo undated  Box 49
 
Female Cast Member in Leotard Holding Umbrella undated  Box 49
Box 50
The Death Of Malcolm X 1973  Box 50
Note  Black and white production shots.
 
Slow Dance On The Killing Ground 1974  Box 50
Note  Black and white production shots and contact sheet.
 
The Hairy Falsetto 1975  Box 50
 
The Escape; Or, A Leap For Freedom 1977  Box 50
Note  Publicity and production shots and contact sheets
 
Eden 1977  Box 50
Note  Publicity shots and contact sheets.
 
The Taking Of Miss Janie 1977  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets and cast shots.
 
The Offering 1978  Box 50
Note  Publicity and contact sheets.
 
Heartland, Louisiana 1978  Box 50
Note  Cast and publicity shots.
 
Odd Couple 1978  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets.
 
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death 1980 ( 2 folders )  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, cast photographs and production stills.
 
Songhai 1980  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, cast stills, production photographs.
 
Deadwood Dick 1980 ( 2 folders )  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, cast stills, production photographs.
 
Soul Alley 1980  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills.
 
Raisin 1981  Box 50
 
Black Bart And The Sacred Hills 1981  Box 50
 
Zooman And The Sign 1982  Box 50
 
Sunnyside A&M 1982  Box 50
 
Ages, American 1982-1983  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, negatives.
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1983 ( 2 folders )  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, publicity stills, color snapshots.
 
Home 1983  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, cast stills.
 
Jitney!! 1984  Box 50
Note  Press release, contact sheet, cast stills, production shots.
 
Harvest The Frost 1984  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, production still.
 
Purlie 1984  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, cast stills, publicity stills.
 
The Resurrection Of Lady Lester 1985  Box 50
Note  Cast still.
 
Suspenders 1985  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills.
 
A Soldier's Play 1985  Box 50
Note  Production stills.
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1985  Box 50
Note  Cast stills.
 
Split Second 1986  Box 50
Note  Production stills.
 
Jelly Belly Don’t Mess With Nobody 1986  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, production stills.
 
Selma 1986  Box 50
 
Fool For Love 1986  Box 50
Note  Cast stills.
 
Ain't Misbehavin' 1986  Box 50
Note  Cast stills, publicity stills.
 
Little Tommy Parker's Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show 1987  Box 50
Note  Cast stills.
 
The Poison Tree 1987  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet.
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1987  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, cast stills, production stills.
 
Tracers 1987  Box 50
Note  Production stills, cast stills
 
Po' 1987  Box 50
Note  Publicity stills.
 
Every Night When The Sun Goes Down 1988  Box 50
Note  Cast still.
 
Lost In The Stars 1988  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, publicity stills.
 
The African Company Presents Richard III 1988 ( 1 case slides )  Box 50
Note  Production stills.
 
Brown Silk and Magenta Sunsets 1988  Box 50
Note  Press release, cast stills.
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men 1989  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, cast stills.
 
Major Changes 1989  Box 50
Note  Press release, publicity stills.
 
Les Blancs 1989  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, publicity stills, cast stills, slides.
 
Tambourines To Glory 1989  Box 50
Note  Cast Stills, publicity stills, contact sheets, including colored contact sheets.
 
Unfinished Women Cry In No Man's Land While A Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage 1990 ( 2 folders )  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills, cast stills.
 
Who Causes The Darkness? 1990  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills.
 
Fences 1990  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills.
 
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope 1990  Box 50
Note  Cast and publicity stills, colored slides of cast.
 
Playboy Of The West Indies 1990  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, cast and publicity stills, colored production slides, negatives.
 
Pill Hill 1991  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills and color slides.
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone 1991  Box 50
Note  Production still, negatives, single colored slide.
 
Spell #7 1991  Box 50
Note  Contact sheet, publicity stills, colored slides.
 
Dutchmen, And, The Mighty Gents 1992  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production photos.
 
Shine! 1992  Box 50
Note  Cornerstone Theater production, contact sheets, head shots.
 
The Mojo And The Sayso 1992  Box 50
Note  Contact sheets, production stills, negatives.
Box 51
Pecong 1991  Box 51
Note  Contact sheets, production stills.
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abbyss Of Coney Island Madness 1991  Box 51
Note  Press kit.
 
Cornerstone 1991-1992  Box 51
Note  Rehearsal snapshots.
 
White Chocolate 1992  Box 51
Note  Contact sheet, head shots, negatives.
 
Shakin The Mess Outta Misery 1992  Box 51
Note  Slides, contact sheet, production stills.
 
The Last Minstrel Show 1992  Box 51
Note  Production and publicity stills.
 
Willie And Esther 1993  Box 51
Note  Contact sheet.
Box 61
Administrative Disk Archive 1990-1997 ( 1 9"x4"x4" container, 50 3.5" disks )  Box 61
Note  Disks have not been opened to view or verify content. Various 3.5 floppy disks in boxes marked "Administrative Archives." Some disks are labeled and dated: some have labels without dates, and a few are not labeled and may be blank.
 
Administrative Disk Archive 1990-1998 ( 2 disk caddies, 22 3.5" disks )  Box 61
Note  Disks have not been opened to view or verify content. Various 3.5 floppy disks in boxes marked "Administrative Archives." Some disks are labeled and dated: some have labels without dates, and a few are not labeled and may be blank.
 
Administrative Disk Archive 1990-1993 ( 2 disk holders, 26 5" disks )  Box 61
Note  Disks have not been opened to view or verify content. Various 3.5 floppy disks in boxes marked "Administrative Archives." Some disks are labeled and dated: some have labels without dates, and a few are not labeled and may be blank.
 
Zip Drive undated ( 1 drive )  Box 61
 
Unlabeled Mini-cassette undated ( 1 60 minute cassette )  Box 61
Note  Cassette has not been listened to verify any content.
 
30 Year Anniversary Logo on DVD 2007 ( 2 DVDs and correspondence )  Box 61
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
DVD Labeled "Penumbra Theatre: 1@60, 02/08/01 2001 ( 1 DVD )  Box 61
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
3.5" disks undated ( 8 disks with miscellaneous production content )  Box 61
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
1 3.5 disk undated ( Labeled TJ Design Studios, Penumbra Theatre Company Educational Back-up )  Box 61
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
Box 66
"Outstanding in Some Field" undated ( 1 cd-rom )  Box 66
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
"Pick-up Line Promo", Scott Cummins undated ( 2 dvds )  Box 66
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
"A Personal Vision for Piqua Freedom's Struggle: From Banishment to Reconciliation" Larry Hamilton undated ( 1 DVD )  Box 66
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
"The Right Way: A Tribute to Dr. King" Larry Hamilton undated ( 1 DVD )  Box 66
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
Wrapped Musical undated ( 1 cd-rom )  Box 66
Note  DVD has not been viewed to determine content.
 
"Sheba: A New Musical" undated ( 1 audiotape )  Box 66
Note  Audiotape has not been listened to verify content.
 
"Hooked On Love" undated ( 1 audiotape )  Box 66
Note  Audiotape has not been listened to verify content.
 
"Tale of Two Cities: a hip-hopera undated ( 1 audiotape )  Box 66
Note  Audiotape has not been listened to verify content.
 
"Jack and Jill" 1 audiotape undated ( 1 audiotape )  Box 66
Note  Audiotape has not been listened to verify content.
 
"Stormy Weather" undated ( 1 audiotape )  Box 66
Note  Audiotape has not been listened to verify content.
 
Performance and Interview DVDs undated, 2009-2012 ( 14 dvds )  Box 66
Note  Includes the following performances: Summer Institute, 2012 final performances; Rock Center with Brian Williams; Word's Play: The Purple Flower Project; I Wish You Love Musical Selections from Penumbra St. Paul, Kennedy Center and Hartford Stage; Interview with Lou Bellamy at the Indiana Reperatory Theatre; Ma Rainy's Black Bottom at The Arizona Theater Company (2); Two Old Guys Just Sitting Around Talking ; Four Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking (2010); Black Nativity: A Season For Change; Radio Golf; Minnesota Original: Feature on Penumbra and Lou Bellamy; Penumbra Theatre Productions at the University of Minnesota. DVDs have not been viewed to determine or verify content.
 
Julius Tennon 2007 ( 1 videotape )  Box 66
 
"Pheralyn Dove as "Little Girl Blue" undated ( 1 videotape )  Box 66
 
"Fist and Heel" 2001 ( 1 videotape )  Box 66
Note  Performance Video of Reggie Wilson Performance Group.
Box 67
Hallie Q. Brown Center Slide Box #1 1959-1966 (One 9" x 12" x 3" oversize box)  Box 67
Note Slides of events, indoor and outdoor activities, graduations and individuals.
 
Hallie Q. Brown Center and Penumbra Productions Slide Box #2 1961-1985 (One 9" x 12" x 3" oversize box)  Box 67
Note Slides of events at Hallie Q. Brown Center and Hallie Q. Brown field trips to the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.
 
Penumbra Productions Slide Box #3 undated, 1991 (One 9" x 12" x 3" oversize box)  Box 67
Note 27 pages of unidentified slides in plastic sleeves
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean , Wideshot - House Center June 27 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001. Original Object Format: DVCAM
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean , Q & A with Lou Bellamy and Constanza Romero, House Right Camera June 27 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001e. Format: DVCAM
 
Gem of the Ocean , Q & A with Lou Bellamy and Constanza Romero, House Left Camera June 27 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001f. Format: DVCAM
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean Post Play Discussion June 27 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001g. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Gem of the Ocean June, 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001h (disc 1 and disc 2). Original Object Format: DVD
 
Gem of the Ocean June, 2009  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001i (disc 1 and disc 2). Original Object Format: DVD
 
Gem of the Ocean June, 2010  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001j (disc 1 and disc 2). Original Object Format: DVD
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean June 27 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001k (disc 1 and disc 2). Original Object Format: DVD
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean June, 2010  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001l. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean Quilt Unveiling June 14 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001m. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 69
Gem of the Ocean Quilt Unveiling April 4 2008  Box 69
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0001n. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 70
Ain't Misbehavin' April 28 2005  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0002a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Ain't Misbehavin' Symposium April, 2005  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0002b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 70
Ain't Misbehavin 1986  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0002c. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Geneva /Hospice Promo April 6 1995  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0004a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Hospice April 30 1999  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0004b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 70
King Of Coons April 30 1993  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0005a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 70
King Of Coons May 2 1993  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0005b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Les Blancs (Reel 1) undated  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0006a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Les Blancs (Reel 2) undated  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0006b.Original Object Format: VHS
 
Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, The undated  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0007a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lost In The Stars (Reel 1) September 11 1988  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0008a.Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lost In The Stars (Reel 2) June 10 2005  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0008b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 70
Louie & Ophelia February 24 2001  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0009a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 70
Major Changes March 5 1989  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0010a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Mojo And The Sayso, The undated  Box 70
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0011a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Portrait Of the Artist As A Soul Man Dead April 28 1996  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0012a.Original Object Format: VHS
 
Purlie August 22 1984  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0013a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Riffs (wide shot) March 31 2001  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0014a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Rollin' On The T.O.B.A May 27 2005  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0015a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Rollin' On The T.O.B.A . interview on WCCO Saturday Morning undated  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0015b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Selma (Reel 1) June 8 2005  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-ID: Original Object Format: VHS
 
Selma (Reel 2) June 8 2005  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0016b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Sex Diary of an Infidel February 10 2006  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0018a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery August 16 1993  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0019a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Short Eyes undated  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0020a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
Slippery When Wet 2/1/2005  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0021a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 71
A Soldier's Play December 22 1985  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0022a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Someplace Soft to Fall April 19 2002  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0023a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Spunk October 21 1994  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0024a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Spunk October 21 1994  Box 71
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0024b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Stage Directions March 25 2005  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0025a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Talking Bones March 16 1994  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0026a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Tambourines To Glory (Reel 1) undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0027a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Tambourines To Glory (Reel 2) undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0027b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Three Ways Home (Reel 1) undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0028a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Three Ways Home (Reel 2) undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0028b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Tracers January 1 1988  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0029a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Scared Straight, Tracers , Pub. Healing undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0029b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Trial of One Short Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise & Safreeta Mae, The October 24 2000  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0030a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Unfinished Women Cry In No Man's Land While a Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage undated  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0031a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Waiting In Vain (Reel 1) September 22 1993  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0032a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Waiting In Vain (Reel 2, w/Rebecca talking with suicide teen survivor) November 22 1993  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0032b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Willie And Esther August 16 1993  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0033a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 72
Zooman And The Sign April 14 2006  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0034a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Generations Of The Dead (Kare 11-Promo) September 2 1991  Box 72
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0035a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 73
Indigo Blues promo KARE-TV February 22 1999  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0036a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Indigo Blues Aud? circa February, 1999  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0036b. Original Object Format: VHSC
 
Black Eagles Rough Cut Montage 2A 4/26 April 26 2001  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0039b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Eagles Rough Cut w/ SLATES April 16 2001  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0039c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Eagles June 1 2001  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0039d. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity Dec. 20, 1995 December 20 1995  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Nativity -- December 12, 1998 December 12 1998  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Nativity Promo (T. Mychael Rambo) circa December 1998  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Kare-11 Surprise Proposal Segments December 20 1998  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056o. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Nativity 2004  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056q. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Black Nativity: Now's the Time RAW FOOTAGE -- Uncut December 2 2010  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056r. Format: DVCAM
 
Black Nativity: A Season For Change , Raw Footage December 10 2009  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056s. Format: DVCAM
 
Black Nativity: A Season For Change , Widescreen December 10 2009  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056t. Format: DVCAM
 
Black Nativity -- Hear Again The Christmas Story , Letterbox December 5 2008  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0056u
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 96-97 Dup 1996  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 74-6
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , Uncut -- Center Camera February 17 2011  Box 74-6
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057d. Format: DVCAM
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HR Tape 4 February 17 2011  Box 74-6
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057e. Original Object Format: miniDV
Box 73
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HL Tape 2 February 17 2011  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057f. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HL Tape 3 February 17 2011  Box 73
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057g. Original Object Format: miniDV
Box 74
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HL Tape 4 February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057h. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HR Tape 1 February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057i. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HR Tape 2 February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057j. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HR Tape 3 February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057k. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Camera HR Tape 4 February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057l. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Edited February 17 2011  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057n
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1996-1997  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0057o
 
The Last Minstrel Show WCCO Feature 1992  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0058a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
WCCO Feature undated  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0058b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Penumbra Ruff The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs Mammy Louise And Safreeta Mae 2000  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0059a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs Mammy Louise And Safreeta Mae Safety Copy 10-3-00 October 3 2000  Box 74
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0059b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 75
The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs Mammy Louise And Safreeta Mae w/EQ'o Audio & NO BLK STRIRE September 29 2000  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0059c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Rough Cut #2, Dir. K. Jackson undated  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0060a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Penumbra Summer Institute 97 1997  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0061a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Workshop presented by Walker Art Center and Penumbra August 6 1997  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0062a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Shine! Promo KMSP Ch. 9 Black History Month 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
St. Paul Today Shine! 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Shine! Front Camera 1 Close ups Part 1 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063c. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Shine! 1992-1993, Camera #1 Front, Part 2 (mid to end) 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063d. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Shine! Camera 2 (side) Part 1 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063e. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Shine! 1992, Camera #2 Part 2 (mid to end) 1992  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0063f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Fences , August 2008 August 29 2008  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0064f. Format: DVCAM
 
Fences , House Right Camera August 29 2008  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0064g. Format: DVCAM
 
Fences , House Left Camera August 29 2008  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0064h. Format: DVCAM
 
Fences , Center Camera August 29 2008  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0064i. Format: DVCAM
 
On the Open Road , WCCO June 12 2004  Box 75
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0066b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 76-8
Two Trains Running , Raw Footage Uncut October 6 2011  Box 76-8
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067d. Format: DVCAM
Box 76
Two Trains Running , HR #1 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067e. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #2 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067f. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #3 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067g. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #4 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067h. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #5 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067i. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #1 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067j. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #2 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067k. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #3 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067l. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running, HR #4 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067m. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running , HR #5 October 6 2011  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067n. Format: DVCAM
 
Two Trains Running June 16 1994  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067q.
 
Two Trains Running, Raw Footage Uncut March 2 2003  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0067r
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone Wide & Close-ups Camera 2 (Beginning to Mid-play) 2002  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0069c. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Joe Turner's Come And Gone Wide Shot and Manned Camera 1 2002  Box 76
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0069d. Original Object Format: SVHS
Box 77
Joe Turner's Come and Gone Camera 2, Close-ups (mid to end) 2002  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0069e. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Camera 1 ( mid to end) 2002  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0069f. Original Object Format: SVHS
 
Spell #7 , Close ups, floor shots, Camera 2 2002  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0071b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Dance Scenes and Other shots Camera 1 2002  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0071c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
R12 3 16mm Film undated  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0072a. Original Object Format: 16mm film
 
Summer Institute Promo undated  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Towards an African American Aesthetic" July 26 2002  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Summer Institute '98 Rehearsals July 17 1998  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Theatre For the Soul Summer Institute 2000 2000  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073d. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Summer Institute 2001 "Voices" July 27 2001  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073e. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Life College Recital Part II: Performance Element July 17 1998  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Life Collage Recital Part I July 17 1998  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073g. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Summer Institute (2) 2003 2003  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073j
 
Summer Institute 2003 (1) 2003  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073i
 
Summer Institute 2005 6/27/1905  Box 77
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0073h
Box 78
Desdamona, Will Power April 20 2002  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Ed Bok Lee, Julianan Pequera, e.q. bailey April 20 2002  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Late Nite" December 18 1999  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
the women's project: under construction/untitled April 14 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074d. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lourdes Perez June 2 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074e. Original Object Format: VHS
 
""Late Nite"" December 9 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
""Late Nite"" May 6 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074g. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Late Nite"; Singers of Daybreak May 12 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074h. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Late Nite", Open Mic June 9 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074i. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Late Nite" April 12 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074j. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Sis. Mimi/Mankwe/Edypoetic/Truth Masze/Enterbrainment April 25 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074k. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Wunmi/Mike Ladd/Eyedea & Abilities June 8 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074l. Original Object Format: VHS
 
MNSWA: Wunim/Mike Ladd/Eydea & Abilities June 8 2000  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0074m. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Cornerstone Reading April 23 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0075a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Cornerstone Reading April 14 2001  Box 78
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0075b. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 79
Cornerstone Reading February 12 2001  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0075c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Cornerstone Reading February 12 2001  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0075d. Original Object Format: VHS, second copy
 
Red Lights And Poetry, The Final Tour April 7 2001  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0076a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #1, Keynote Address And Legal And Social Issues March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #4, Diversity Within the Black Arts Community March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #7, Closing Session, Moore, 8:00pm March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077c. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #6, Aesthetic, Standards, Practices, Moore, 5pm March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077d. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #5, Audience and Community Development, Moore, 3:15pm March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077e. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #3, Developing Black Playwrights, Moore, 11:45am March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Panel #2, Economics, Moore, 10:15am March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077g. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Opening Dinner, Daniel Webster Room, Hanover Inn, 6:30pm March 7 1998  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0077h. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Kathi's Celebration undated  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0078a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Saint Paul Scene #32 undated  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02AV0079a.Original Object Format: VHS
 
Saint Paul Scene #21 undated  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0079b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Martin Luther King Breakfast, Andy Young/Lou Bellamy, GMI Presentations March 25 1996  Box 79
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 80
UPN (Lou) Hometown Hero undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080b. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou on "Portrait" undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080c part 1. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou on "Portrait" undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080c part 2. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou on "Portrait" undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080d. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou's Personal Stuff I, Committees of One, Keystone, "BW Demo" Best Buy, Out of the Box, It Is Getting Around undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080e. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou Bellamy undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080f. Original Object Format: VHS
 
GWC, Intro w/ Lou & Jim, JW undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080g. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou Galdin undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080h. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou Bellamy, St. Paul Companies undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080i. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Bellamy Stand Ups undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080j. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Lou Bellamy "Crisis In Black America " circa 1987  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080k. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou Bellamy, "1992 Data Disaster" undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080l. Original Object Format: VHS
 
"Crisis in Black America" July 2 1987  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080m. Original Object Format: VHS, 3:20 run time.
 
Lou Bellamy on Almanac , Regarding Martin Luther King, Amos & Andy 1987  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080n. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Lou Bellamy Interview: Main Camera, Side Camera 1991  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080o. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 81
Lou Bellamy Interview September 2012  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0080p. Original Object Format: DVD
 
University of Minnesota Morris, Inquiry Convocation September 10 1994  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0081a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Martin Luther King Concert, "The Wishing Pond Story" undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0082a. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Sally Ordway Irvine Awards, Media Clips & Interviews undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083a. Original Object Format: VHS
Box 80
Penumbra Concert, Performance 1 undated  Box 80
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083a. Original Object Format: Umatic
Box 81
Penumbra Concert, Performance 2 undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083b. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Penumbra Concert, Performance 3 undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083c. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Penumbra Concert, Performance 4 undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083d.Original Object Format: Umatic
 
Penumbra Concert, Performance 5 undated  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0083e. Original Object Format: Umatic
 
I Wish You Love HL Tape 1 April 28 2011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084a. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
I Wish You Love HL Tape 2 April 28 2011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084b. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
I Wish You Love HL Tape 3 April 28 2011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084c. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
I Wish You Love HL Tape 4 April 28 2011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084d. Original Object Format: miniDV
 
I Wish You Love April 2011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084e. Original Object Format: DVD
 
I Wish You Love Edited April 28 011  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0084f. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Pearl Sings! , Raw Footage -- Uncut February 25 2010  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0085a. Format: DVCAM
Box 82-14
Black Pearl Sings! February 25 2010  Box 82-14
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0085b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Penumbra Theatre, Promo undated  Box 82-14
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0086a. Original Object Format: VHS
 
Radio Golf , Raw Footage, Center Camera September 8 2009  Box 82-14
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0087a. Format: DVCAM
Box 81
Radio Golf, Raw Footage House Right Camera September 8 2009  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0087b. Format: DVCAM
 
Radio Golf , Raw Footage, House Left Camera September 8 2009  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0087c. Format: DVCAM
 
Radio Golf September 8 2009  Box 81
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0087d. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 82
Sleep Deprivation Chamber, Raw Footage, Uncut September 23 2010  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0088a. Format: DVCAM
 
Sleep Deprivation Chamber September 23 2010  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0088b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
A Raisin In The Sun ,Raw Footage, Uncut March 20 2009  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0089a. Format: DVCAM
 
A Raisin In The Sun March 20 2009  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0089b (disc 1 and disc 2). Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Whipping Man , Raw Footage March 4 2009  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0090a. Format: DVCAM
 
The Whipping Man March 4 2009  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0090b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking , Raw Footage May 6 2010  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0091a. Format: DVCAM
 
Remembering Horace Bond August 21 2000  Box 82
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0092a. Original Object Format: Video8
Box 83
Dinah Was [Edited Version] circa 2003  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0093a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Dinah Was circa 2004  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0093b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Brown Silk And Magenta Sunsets , Parts 1&2 1988  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0094a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men , Part 1 May 28 1989  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0095a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Everlasting Arms June 1996  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0096a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Day The Bronx Died November 21 1998  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0097a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Canned Goods April 7 1998  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0098a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Blue circa 2007  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0099a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Coming of the Hurricane March 12 95  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0100a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Buffalo Hair 1993  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0101a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Diva Daughters DuPree February 12 2004  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0102a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
con flama February 21 2002  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0103a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Blues For An Alabama Sky , Part 1 of 2 2000  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0104a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Blues for an Alabama Sky Part 2 of 2 2000  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0104b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Bubbling Brown Sugar 1985  Box 83
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0105a. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 84
Buffalo Soldiers , 1994 Summer Inst. Ch 2 1994  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0106a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity , Promo, St. Paul Scene undated  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity Surprise Proposal Segments December 20 1998  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity , 89.3 WCAL December, 2001  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107c. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity Twenty Years Of Holiday Cheer December, 2007  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107d. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity , Reel 1 February 10 2003  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107e. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity , Reel 2 February 10 2003  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107f. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity, A Celebration of Family December, 2005  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107g. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity 1991  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107h. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity At The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul December 30 1994  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107i. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity 1992  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107j. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity 1998  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107k. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity 1999  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107l. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity November 19, 1995  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107m. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity 2004  Box 84
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107n. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 85
Black Nativity 2001  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107o. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity: Hear Again The Christmas Story December 5 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107p. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity: Now's The Time , Edited December 2 2010  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107q. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Black Nativity: A Homecoming 2006  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0107r.
 
Penumbra Theater Promo 1993  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0108a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Penumbra Theater and The University of Minnesota Present Fields of Play: The Student Athlete A Symposium on Redshirts September 20 2007  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0109a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Stitching our Songs: A Symposium on Black American Quilting and Penumbra's Black Nativity undated  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0110a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
"Lessons of Legacy: a Symposium on August Wilson" March 3 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0111a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Piano Lesson , August Wilson 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0112a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Piano Lesson , August Wilson 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0112b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Piano Lesson , August Wilson 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0112c. Original Object Format: DVD
 
The Piano Lesson , August Wilson 2008  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0112d. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Flyin' West October-November 1995  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0113a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf June 17 1999  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0114a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Generations Of The Dead In The Abyss Of Coney Island Madness October 2-7 1991  Box 85
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0115a. Original Object Format: DVD
Box 86
Freefall February 1996  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0116a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Grandchildren Of The Buffalo Soldiers September 23-November 15 2005  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0117a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Geneva Cottreu, "Waiting For The Dog To Die" April 30 1999  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0118a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Fool For Love 1986  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0119a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Fences Pre-Show Coverage With Don Shelby undated  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0120a. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Fences , Act 1 May 24 1997  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0120b. Original Object Format: DVD
 
Fences September 29 1990  Box 86
 
Fences, Act II May 24 1997  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0120c
 
Jar on the Floor April 14 1994  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0121a
 
Jitney!! July 7 2000  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0122a
 
Jitney!! 1984-1985  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0122b
 
King Hedley II June 7 2003  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0123a
 
7 Guitars , Hamline Seminar April 9 2003  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0124a
 
Seven Guitars April 26 2003  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0124b
 
Seven Guitars May 24 1998  Box 86
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0124c
Box 87
Seven Guitars May 24 1998  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0124d
 
August Wilson undated  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0125a
 
St. Paul Today with Lou Bellamy undated  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0126a
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone October 20 2002  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0127a
 
Joe Turner's Come and Gone October 20 2002  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0127b
 
Malcolm X undated  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0128a
 
Get Ready 6/7-7/1/2007  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0128b
 
On the Open Road 2004  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0129a
 
Penumbra Theatre Company in Association with Round House Theatre Present Redshirts 2007  Box 87
Note  ID:GV02-AV-0129b
 
Miscellaneous Files 1973-2012 
Note Contains news clippings, articles, event programs, theater company brochures, biographical information, symposium programs; African-American historical information, production research, chronologies, correspondence, newsletters, maps, and production ephemora.
Box 1
Small Theatre Group 1987  Box 1
Note  Correspondences, news clippings, flyers, activities surveys.
 
Minnesota Festival Of The Book 1988  Box 1
Box 2
North Carolina Black Repetory Company 1989  Box 2
 
Quotations 1989  Box 2
 
Theatre Communications Group, Inc. 1990  Box 2
Box 3
New York Theatre Workshop Tabloid 1991  Box 3
Note  For 3rd annual "O Solo Mio" Solo Performer Workshop.
 
Samuel Lawrence Kelley, Biography 1991  Box 3
 
"Wire" Column, The Minnesota Daily 1991  Box 3
Note  Article on blues guitarist Robert Johnson.
Box 4
Artist Biographies 1992 ( 3 folders )  Box 4
Box 5
Urban Bush Women 1993  Box 5
Box 6
Black Masks: Performance Arts Magazine 1993  Box 6
Box 7
Penumbra, "A Brief History" 1993  Box 7
 
Pew Trust Playwrights Exchange 1993-1994  Box 7
 
Newspaper Clippings: Cheryl L. West 1994  Box 7
Box 8
Artist-In-Residence, Marlies Yearby 1994  Box 8
 
T. Mychael Rambo 1994  Box 8
Box 10
Juneteenth Panel Discussion 1995  Box 10
 
Penumbra Theatre Productions 1995  Box 10
Note  Chronological history from 1976.
Box 11
Spatula 1995-1996  Box 11
Box 12
Mock Up: Black Theatre Network Newsletter 1996  Box 12
Box 14
Guthrie Acting Company, Biographies 1997  Box 14
 
Penumbra Mission Statement and History 1997  Box 14
Box 17
Season "Standards" Discussion 1996  Box 17
Box 18
Midwest Black Theatre Alliance 1987  Box 18
 
Peter Ngwenya's Visit to Penumbra 1992  Box 18
 
Black Playwright's Symposium, May 13-15, 1993 1993  Box 18
 
"Between Shadow and Illumination", Black Theater Symposium 1993  Box 18
 
Minneapolis Spokesman/St Paul Recorder Articles on Penumbra Productions 1995  Box 18
Box 19
South African Theater and Dance Playbills, Clippings, Articles 1991  Box 19
 
Local Black Theater News Clippings 2000  Box 19
 
Program From Third Annual Awards Banquet with Notes by Phyllis Harvin 1989  Box 19
Box 20
Photocopied Art Work Combining African American-Native American Images and Design Elements undated  Box 20
 
Marion McClinton Letter to St Paul Pioneer Press Alleging Arts Column Inaccuracies April, 1993  Box 20
 
Mailing Envelope with George Washington Carver Graphic undated  Box 20
 
Penumbra Artistic Vision (Draft) 1995  Box 20
 
Hannibal Lokembe (Peterson) 1996  Box 20
 
Compendium of Talks Concerning Multiculturalism, Government Support for the Arts, and Black Theater 1999  Box 20
Box 22
Khadijiah Cousins, Profile undated  Box 22
 
"Milestone: Highlights of 20 Years of the Theatre for the Soul", Including Video Script 1997  Box 22
Box 23
Abdul Salam El Razzac, Business Card undated  Box 23
 
Danny Clark, Promotional Materials undated  Box 23
 
Hairpick with Black Power Salute on Handle, Labeled "Seitu Jones, Flatland Gallery" undated  Box 23
 
Plastic Figure of a Pullman Porter undated  Box 23
 
BRAVA! For Women in the Arts 1992  Box 23
Note  Workshops for developing women's participation in theater arts.
 
Flyer for "A Celebration of Accessibility" Theatrical Interpreting Project circa 1992  Box 23
 
Marion McClinton, Flyers for New York Public Library Reading 1994  Box 23
 
Program for Horace Bond Memorial Service, Obituary 2000  Box 23
Box 24
Brief History [of Penumbra] Statement undated  Box 24
 
Leadership Minneapolis Project 1994-1995  Box 24
Box 26
News Clippings, Syl Jones 1992  Box 26
Box 27
"Theaters Show Vitality" Editorial in the St. Paul Dispatch 1977  Box 27
 
"Penumbra Theatre Shines" in Grand Gazette 1992  Box 27
 
Minnesota Hail To Thee: A sesquicentennial history , Karal Ann Marling 2008  Box 27
Note  Contains a chapter on Penumbra Theatre.
 
"The Missy Memoir: A Not So Real Fantasy Syndrome" by Ed Bullins 2012  Box 27
Note  Abstract.
 
Airport Music; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 1993, 1994  Box 27
Note  Programs; Joseph Papp Public Theater Season Calendar.
 
Dwight Hobbs Commentary on "Multicultural Ennui" in St Paul Insight News 1996  Box 27
Box 31
Excerpts From Published Slave Narratives undated  Box 31
Note  Likely used to inform MLK Day Celebration script.
 
Photocopies of "Veves" for Papa Legbo 1993  Box 31
Note  Production-related.
Box 37
Actor's Q and A undated  Box 37
 
Photocopy of West African Brass Heads undated  Box 37
 
Charles E. Johnson, Press Clippings undated  Box 37
 
Excerpts From Afro-American Artists undated  Box 37
 
African Cosmology-The Kongo Cruciform undated  Box 37
 
"In The Shadow of the Great White Way: Images From the Black Theater" undated  Box 37
Note  Historical research, unknown source.
 
Race and Theater, Miscellaneous Clippings undated  Box 37
 
African American Cowboys, Including Cherokee Bill undated  Box 37
 
Br'er Rabbit Stories for General College Class 1816 undated  Box 37
 
Map to Penumbra Theater undated  Box 37
 
Memo and Catalogue, Insight Media undated  Box 37
Note  Regarding acting and stagecraft classes offered by Penumbra.
 
Excerpts from "African Symbolism in Afro-American Quilts" Maude Southwell Wahlman, and Related Correspondence undated, 1992  Box 37
 
Bulletin of Black Theatre 1973  Box 37
 
Season Schedule, Mixed Blood Theatre 1979-1980  Box 37
 
Brochures for Culturally Specific Theater Companies and Arts Organizations 1987-1988  Box 37
 
Black Masks Performing Arts Magazine 1987, 1990, 1992-1993  Box 37
 
"Culturally Specific Theater and 'Multiculturalism'" 1989  Box 37
 
Lists of Playwrights and Their Plays, Sorted by Ethnicity 1989  Box 37
 
Newspaper Commentaries on Race-Related Issues in America 1989-1990  Box 37
 
Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Dinner 1990  Box 37
 
Penumbra-University of Minnesota, Morris, Correspondence 1991  Box 37
 
Negro Ensemble Theater, New York, New York 1991, 1993-1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 37
 
"African American Barbershops: A True Free Space", Colors Magazine 1992  Box 37
 
"God's Minstrel Show", Spy Magazine 1992  Box 37
 
Cincinnati Man , by Syl Jones, Program 1992  Box 37
Note  Production at Mixed Blood Theatre.
 
Louis Whitlock circa 1992  Box 37
 
Plantation Houses, Slaves and Slave Quarters, Cotton Gins 1992-1993  Box 37
Note  Reproductions from uncredited sources.
 
Playwright's Center, Correspondence 1992-1995  Box 37
 
Freedom Theater, Philadelphia 1993  Box 37
Note  News letter and press releases
 
News Clippings, Black Theatre 1993  Box 37
 
News Clippings, Hazel O'Leary 1993  Box 37
 
Carlyle Brown and Buffalo Hair circa 1993  Box 37
 
Seitu Ken Jones circa 1993  Box 37
 
Crossroads Theater Company, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1993-1994  Box 37
Note  Programs, season calendar, press releases, strategic plan, position descriptions.
 
"Low Black Turnout At Penumbra Puzzling" 1994  Box 37
Note  Dwight Hobbs Op-Ed Piece in St. Paul Insight News .
 
Tony Awards 1996  Box 37
 
Juneteenth, 12th Annual Family Celebration, Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis 1997  Box 37
 
Penumbra Education Efforts at University of Minnesota Morris Campus After Racist Incident, Minnesota Daily circa 1997  Box 37
 
Black Theater in America, Clippings 1998, 2001  Box 37
 
TALAWA Theatre Company, London circa 2000  Box 37
 
"The Future of African-American Art and Politics" 2002  Box 37
Note  Subtitled, "A Symposium Presented by the University of Minnesota Theater and Dance Department" in October, 2002.
 
"The Legacy of a Prodigy", New York Times 2002  Box 37
Note  March feature story on Blind Tom and biographer Geneva Southill.
 
Michael Allan Stein,, Costume Design 2003  Box 37
Box 39
Jokes undated  Box 39
 
Marian X, Public Reading 1992  Box 39
Box 40
Autograph, Mary Alice 1987  Box 40
 
Black Masks Performing Arts Magazine 1991  Box 40
 
Poem by Nikos 1991  Box 40
 
National Black Arts Theater Festival 1991, 1995 ( 2 folders )  Box 40
 
Artist Profiles 1992 ( 5 folders )  Box 40
Note  Seitu Ken Jones, Shu Lea Cheng, Laurence T. Morris, Laurie Carlos, Elizabeth Albrecht.
 
Research on Slavery 1992  Box 40
 
Artist Profiles 1992 ( 2 folders )  Box 40
Note  Denise Ellis, Butch Morris.
 
Black Theater Network Newsletter 1993  Box 40
 
Miscellaneous Artists 1993 ( 8 folders )  Box 40
Note  Root Wy'mn; Laurie Carlos; Bill T. Jones; The Hittite Empire, Sekou Sundiata; Robbie McCauley; Pomo Afro Homos; Lawrence D. Morris.
 
Black Masks Performing Arts Magazine 1993  Box 40
Note  June/July issue.
 
Freedom Theater, Philadelphia 1993  Box 40
 
Rambo, T. Mychael, Profile 1994  Box 40
 
Musa Moore Foster, Profile 1995  Box 40
 
Djanet Sears, Profile 1995  Box 40
 
Penumbra Theatre Production History 1995  Box 40
 
1994/1995 Top Ten List of Production Title Mash-Ups 1995  Box 40
 
Back To Roots/Frequent Player Contacts 1995  Box 40
 
Artistic Fellow Laurie Carlos, 1997  Box 40
 
Gordon Parks Celebration 1998  Box 40
 
Rhodessa Jones "They Speak Through Us" Talk at Penumbra Theatre Spoken Word Festival 2003  Box 40
Box 47
"Tuskegee Airmen: Heroes Changing Aviation and History" undated  Box 47
Note  Supplement in St Paul Pioneer Press .
Box 49
"To The Door: Journey of No Return" Image Map by Kristin Abhacter undated  Box 49
Note  Color reproduction of image map identifying African deities, popular hip-hop song titles and recording artists and characters from Penumbra plays.
 
"Black Musicians In Art: Stereotypes and Beyond" in New York Times 1988  Box 49
 
"Should Equal Opportunity Apply On Stage?" in The New York Times 1988  Box 49
 
"Where Race and Sex Don't Matter" Letters to the Editor, The New York Times Magazine 1988  Box 49
 
"Taking Sides" Article in The New York Times Magazine 1991  Box 49
Note  Article on Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Box 54
Ebony Magazine 1975 ( 3 volumes )  Box 54
Note  Issues from July-August and December, including black history chronologies and profiles of famous African Americans.
 
Biography of Hallie Q. Brown undated  Box 54
 
"African American Women in Defense of Ourselves" in The New York Times 1991  Box 54
Note  African American Women's statement on the selection of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
Box 55
Nelson Mandela Quotation undated  Box 55
 
"Oh Joe Carter, Quit Your Moanin'" Send-Up undated  Box 55
 
"In The Spirit" Performance Duo, Brochure undated  Box 55
 
Miscellaneous Actor and Staff Contact Lists and Biographies undated  Box 55
 
Review of The Black Image In The White Mind undated  Box 55
 
Correspondence, Madeline Puzo, Guthrie Theater, To Lilliane Wallace on Guthrie Play Selections 1990  Box 55
 
Miscellaneous News Clippings on the Duluth Lynching Memorial Ceremony and Dick Bernard Correspondence 1993  Box 55
 
"Relating Arts and Activitism", News Clipping, Minneapolis Star Tribune 1994  Box 55
 
Correspondence Concerning Claude Purdy 1999  Box 55
 
Willie Lynch Speech and Research Questioning Its Authenticity 1998  Box 55
 
African Grove Institute for the Arts 2001  Box 55
 
"Penumbra-Visual Treatment for Television" Cartouche Entertainment 2002  Box 55
 
Rondo Days Project 2002  Box 55
Note  Includes correspondence from Wilbert Dugas and audiotape.
Box 61
Courtroom Exhibits of Customer Account Processing at Guthrie Theatre 1992-1993  Box 61
 
FBI-Returned Evidential Materials 1993-1994 ( 2 folders )  Box 61
Box 62
Steeple and People: A Newsletter for African-American Churches in the Twin Cities 2012  Box 62
 
"My Walk of Faith From The Cotton Fields to College: the Mary McLeod Bethune Story" undated ( 1 volume )  Box 62
Note  Written by McLeod-Bethune's Grandson, Albert McCloud Bethune Jr.
 
Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage 1998  Box 62
Note  Excerpts from book of the same title.
 
Watts (Los Angeles) Maps and Bus Schedules 2000  Box 62
 
Background Research on the Watts Riots, Con Flama Production 1970-2006  Box 62