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Historic Scenic Collection

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Production Notebooks

Blueprints

Floorplans

Photographs

Illustrations

Programs

Libretto

Timesheets

Scripts

Correspondence

Accounts

Expense Reports

Purchase and Work Orders

Material Orders

Receipts

Property Lists

Inventory

Reference Material

Miscellaneous



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Collection Overview

Title: Historic Scenic Collection, 1865-2012

ID: RBSC/SPX/012

Extent: 250.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Production Notebooks, Series II: Blueprints, Series III: Floorplans, Series IV: Photographs, Series V: Illustrations, Series VI: Programs, Series VII: Libretto, Series VIII: Scripts, Series IX: Correspondence, Series X: Timesheets, Series XI: Accounts, Series XII: Expense Reports, Series XIII: Purchase Orders, Series XIV: Material Orders, Series XV: Receipts, Series XVI: Property Lists, Series XVII: Inventory, Series XVIII: Reference Material, and Series XIX: Miscellaneous.

A copy of the old finding aid is located in Series I, Box 1 and it provides details of the orginal inventory made for the collection. When the collection was fully processed this inventory was adapted and used in the current finding aid which includes how some series were arranged.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Abstract

The Historic Scenic Collection contains intriguing documentation, photos, blueprints, and advertisements of the Chicago Opera dating back to the early 1900s.  This collection is 250 linear feet that spans an entire century of theatre performances.  Some of the highlights ­­are production photos of scenes and play actors, blueprints of the sets and stages, and old-time programs that were handed out to avid theatre goers.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of printed paper-based materials, photographs, books, correspondence, illustrations, and blueprints that relate directly to the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  This collection is divided into series based upon format.  Series I is composed of production notebooks; Series II and III are Blueprints and Floorplans respectively (which are currently still being processed).  Series IV consists of photographs; Series V is Illustrations of sets, stage design, and costumes; Series VI consists of Programs that describe the opera acts and story; Series VII is Libretto (which are the texts of the opera, translated from their original language into English).  Series VIII is Scripts; Series IX is Correspondence; Series X consists of Timesheets, which are further broken down into Timesheet subseries of Anuual Tours, Rehearsal Timesheets, and Performance Timesheets.  Series XI is Accounts; Series XII Expense Reports; Series XIII is Purchase Orders; Series XIV is Material Orders; Series XV is Receipts; Series XVI is Property Lists; and Series XVII is Inventory.  Series XVIII is Reference Material that includes books (some of these books have call numbers listed that can be found in our online catalogue).  Lastly, Series XIX is Miscellaneous material.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: no restrictions


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Production Notebooks],
[Series II: Blueprints],
[Series III: Floorplans],
[Series IV: Photographs],
[Series V: Illustrations],
[Series VI: Programs],
[Series VII: Libretto],
[Series X: Timesheets],
[Series VIII: Scripts],
[Series IX: Correspondence],
[Series XI: Accounts],
[Series XII: Expense Reports],
[Series XIII: Purchase and Work Orders],
[Series XIV: Material Orders],
[Series XV: Receipts],
[Series XVI: Property Lists],
[Series XVII: Inventory],
[Series XVIII: Reference Material],
[Series XIX: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series I: Production Notebooks
Box 1
Folder 1: Series set up, no date
Folder 2: Aida [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1930
Folder 3: Andrea Chenier [original production notebook], 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923-1924, 1925-1926
Folder 4: Andrea Chenier [original production notebook], 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923-1924, 1925-1926
Folder 5: Barber of Seville  [original production notebook], 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1916-1930
Folder 6: Barber of Seville  [original production notebook], 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1916-1930
Folder 7: Barber of Seville  [original production notebook], 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1916-1930
Folder 8: The Bartered Bride [original production notebook], 1930-1931
Folder 9: Boris Godunoff [original production notebook], 1923-1927, 1928-1929
Folder 10: Camille [original production notebook], 1930-1931
Folder 11: Carmen [original production notebook], 1910-1930
Folder 12: Carmen [original production notebook], 1910-1930
Box 2
Folder 1: Cavalleria Rusticana [original production notebook], 1910-1913, 1915-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 2: Cavalleria Rusticana [original production notebook], 1910-1930
Folder 3: Cavalleria Rusticana [original production notebook], 1910-1913, 1915-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1929, 1930-1930
Folder 4: La Cena Della Beffi [original production notebook], 1926-1927
Folder 5: La Cena Della Beffi [original production notebook], 1926-1927
Folder 6: Conchita [original production notebook], 1912-1913, 1929-1930
Folder 7: Don Giovanni [original production notebook], 1913-1916, 1926-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 8: Don Giovanni [original production notebook], 1913-1916, 1926-1927, 1928-1931
Folder 9: Don Pasquale [original production notebook], 1928-1930
Folder 10: Don Pasquale [original production notebook], 1928-1930
Folder 11: Don Pasquale [original production notebook], 1928-1930
Folder 12: Don Quichotte [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1929-1930
Folder 13: Elisir D'Amore [original production notebook], 1928-1929
Box 3
Folder 1: Falstaff [original production notebook], 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 2: Falstaff [original production notebook], 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 3: Falstaff [original production notebook], 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 4: Faust [original production notebook], 1910-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 5: Faust [original production notebook], 1910-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 6: Faust [original production notebook], 1910-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 7: Faust [original production notebook], 1910-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 8: Faust [original production notebook], no date
Folder 9: Faust [original production notebook], no date
Folder 10: La Fete A Robinson [original production notebook], Jan 1926
Folder 11: Figaro [original production notebook], 1928-1929
Folder 12: Figaro [original production notebook], 1928-1929
Folder 13: Die Fledermaus [original production notebook], no date
Box 4
Folder 1: Forza Del 'Destino [original production notebook], 1922-1924, 1929-1931
Folder 2: Forza Del 'Destino [original production notebook], 1922-1924, 1929-1931
Folder 3: Fra Diavolo [original production notebook], 1924-1925
Folder 4: Gianni Schicchi [original production notebook], 1919-1921, 1926-1928
Folder 5: La Gioconda [original production notebook], 1913-1916, 1918-1919, 1924-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 6: La Gioconda [original production notebook], 1913-1916, 1918-1919, 1924-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 7: Hansel and Gretel [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1916-1917, 1923-1928
Folder 8: Herodiade [original production notebook], 1912-1914, 1916-1917, 1919-1920, 1925-1926
Folder 9: Iris [original production notebook], 1929-1930
Folder 10: Jewels of the Madonna [original production notebook], 1911-1916, 1917-1918, 1921-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1928
Folder 11: Jewels of the Madonna [original production notebook], 1911-1916, 1917-1918, 1921-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1928, 1930-1931
Folder 12: Jewels of the Madonna [original production notebook], 1911-1916, 1917-1918, 1921-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1928, 1930-1931
Box 5
Folder 1: The Jewess [original production notebook], 1922-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 2: The Jewess [original production notebook], 1922-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 3: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1916-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 4: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1916-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 5: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1916-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1931
Folder 6: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1916-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1929-1931
Folder 7: Judith [original production notebook], 1926-1927, 1928-1929
Folder 8: Lake of the Swans [original production notebook], no date
Folder 9: La Bohme [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1927, 1928-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 10: La Bohme [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1927, 1928-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 11: Lakme [original production notebook], 1911-1912, 1917-1918, 1920-1922, 1923-1925, 1928-1929
Folder 12: The Light from St. Agnes [original production notebook], 1925-1926
Folder 13: Linda di Chamounix [original production notebook], 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1927-1928
Box 6
Folder 1: Lohengrin [original production notebook], 1911-1913, 1916-1917, 1920-1922, 1925-1926, 1927-1930
Folder 2: Lohengrin [original production notebook], 1911-1913, 1916-1917, 1920-1922, 1925-1926, 1927-1931
Folder 3: Loreley [original production notebook], 1918-1919, 1927-1928
Folder 4: Lorenzaccio [original production notebook], 1930-1931
Folder 5: Love of Three Kings [original production notebook], 1915-1916, 1919-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 6: Love of Three Kings [original production notebook], 1915-1916, 1919-1923, 1924-1925, 1926-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 7: Louise [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 8: Louise [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1931
Folder 9: Lucia di Lammermoor [original production notebook], 1910-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 10: Lucia di Lammermoor [original production notebook], 1910-1928, 1929-1930
Folder 11: Lucia di Lammermoor [original production notebook], 1910-1928, 1929-1930
Box 7
Folder 1: Madame Butterfly [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1913-1917, 1918-1923, 1924-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 2: Manon [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1916-1924, 1930-1931
Folder 3: Manon [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1916-1924, 1930-1931
Folder 4: Manon Lescaut [original production notebook], 1912-1913, 1925-1926
Folder 5: Manon Lescaut [original production notebook], 1912-1913, 1925-1926
Folder 6: Martha [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1922-1928
Folder 7: The Masked Ball [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1919-1920, 1925-1929
Folder 8: The Masked Ball [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1919-1920, 1925-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 9: The Masked Ball [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1919-1920, 1925-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 10: The Masked Ball [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1919-1920, 1925-1929, 1930-1931
Box 8
Folder 1: Mefistofele [original production notebook], 1922-1925
Folder 2: Mefistofele [original production notebook], 1922-1925
Folder 3: Meistersinger [original production notebook], 1930-1931
Folder 4: Mignon [original production notebook], 1912-1913, 1915-1916, 1920-1921, 1930-1931
Folder 5: Mignon [original production notebook], 1912-1913, 1915-1916, 1920-1921, 1930-1931
Folder 6: Monna Vanna [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1915-1922, 1923-1924, 1927-1928
Folder 7: Namiko San [original production notebook], 1925-1926
Folder 8: La Navarraise [original production notebook], 1915-1916, 1930-1931
Folder 9: La Navarraise [original production notebook], 1915-1916, 1930-1931
Folder 10: Norma [original production notebook], 1919-1920, 1928-1931
Folder 11: Otello [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1920-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 12: Otello [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1920-1922, 1923-1930
Folder 13: Otello [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1920-1922, 1923-1931
Box 9
Folder 1: Pagliacci [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 2: Pagliacci [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 3: Pagliacci [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1929, 1930-1931
Folder 4: Pearl Fishers [original production notebook], 1924-1925
Folder 5: Pelleas and Melisande [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1923, 1924-1926, 1928-1930
Folder 6: Pelleas and Melisande [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1923, 1924-1926, 1928-1930
Folder 7: Pelleas and Melisande [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1923, 1924-1926, 1928-1930
Folder 8: Resurrection [original production notebook], 1925-1928, 1930-1931
Folder 9: Resurrection [original production notebook], 1925-1928
Folder 10: Resurrection [original production notebook], 1925-1928
Box 10
Folder 1: Rigoletto [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1930
Folder 2: Rigoletto [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1930
Folder 3: Romeo and Juliet [original production notebook], 1915-1919, 1920-1922, 1923-1925, 1927-1930
Folder 4: Rosenkavalier [original production notebook], 1925-1927, 1928-1930
Folder 5: Sampson and Delilah [original production notebook], 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1918-1919, 1921-1929
Folder 6: Sapho [original production notebook], 1917-1918, 1927-1929
Folder 7: Snow Maiden [original production notebook], 1922-1924, 1927-1928
Folder 8: La Sonnambula [original production notebook], 1913-1914, 1919-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1927
Box 11
Folder 1: Tales of Hoffman [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1916-1917, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1924-1925, 1928-1929
Folder 2: Tannhauser [original production notebook], 1915-1917, 1921-1922, 1924-1925, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
Folder 3: Tannhauser [original production notebook], 1915-1917, 1921-1922, 1924-1925, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
Folder 4: La Tosca [original production notebook], 1910-1911, 1912-1914, 1915-1923, 1924-1930
Folder 5: Thais [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1925, 1928-1930
Folder 6: La Traviata [original production notebook], 1910-1930
Folder 7: Tristan and Isolde [original production notebook], 1911-1913, 1915-1917, 1921-1922, 1926-1927, 1929-1931
Folder 8: IL Trovatore [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1931
Box 12
Folder 1: IL Trovatore [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1931
Folder 2: IL Trovatore [original production notebook], 1910-1914, 1915-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1930
Folder 3: Die Walkuere [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1915-1917, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1925-1926, 1928-1931
Folder 4: Die Walkuere [original production notebook], 1911-1914, 1915-1917, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1925-1926, 1928-1930
Folder 5: Werther [original production notebook], 1915-1916, 1918-1919, 1924-1926
Folder 6: Witch of Salem [original production notebook], 1926-1928
Box 13
Duplicates: Boxes 13 - 16 are Production Notebook duplicates
Folder 1: Boris Godunoff [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1929
Folder 2: L'Amour Sorcier [production notebook duplicate], 1930-1931
Folder 3: Camille [production notebook duplicate], 1930-1931
Folder 4: Carmen [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1930
Folder 5: Elisir D'Amore [production notebook duplicate], 1928-1929
Folder 6: Falstaff [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1930
Folder 7: La Fete A Robinson [production notebook duplicate], Jan 1926
Folder 8: Die Fledermaus [production notebook duplicate], no date
Folder 9: Fra Diavolo [production notebook duplicate], 1924-1925
Folder 10: Don Giovanni [production notebook duplicate], 1913-1930
Folder 11: La Bohme [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1931
Box 14
Folder 1: Forza Del 'Destino [production notebook duplicate], 1922-1931
Folder 2: Gianni Schicchi [production notebook duplicate], 1919-1928
Folder 3: Gioconda [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1930
Folder 4: Herodiade [production notebook duplicate], 1912-1926
Folder 5: Lake of the Swans [production notebook duplicate], no date
Folder 6: Lakme [production notebook duplicate], 1911-1929
Folder 7: The Light from St. Agnes [production notebook duplicate], 1925-1926
Folder 8: Linda di Chamounix [production notebook duplicate], 1918-1928
Folder 9: Loreley [production notebook duplicate], 1918-1928
Folder 10: Love of Three Kings [production notebook duplicate], 1915-1930
Box 15
Folder 1: Madame Butterfly [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1931
Folder 2: Martha [production notebook duplicate], 1913-1928
Folder 3: Mefistofele [production notebook duplicate], 1922-1925
Folder 4: Monna Vanna [production notebook duplicate], 1913-1928
Folder 5: Namiko San [production notebook duplicate], 1925-1926
Folder 6: La Navarraise [production notebook duplicate], 1915-1931
Folder 7: Norma [production notebook duplicate], 1928-1930
Folder 8: Pearl Fishers [production notebook duplicate], 1924-1925
Folder 9: Romeo and Juliet [production notebook duplicate], 1915-1930
Folder 10: Rosenkavalier [production notebook duplicate], 1925-1930
Box 16
Folder 1: Sapho [production notebook duplicate], 1917-1929
Folder 2: La Sonnambula [production notebook duplicate], 1913-1927
Folder 3: Tales of Hoffman [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1929
Folder 4: La Tosca [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1930
Folder 5: La Traviata [production notebook duplicate], 1910-1931
Folder 6: Tristan and Isolde [production notebook duplicate], 1911-1931
Folder 7: Die Walkuere [production notebook duplicate], 1911-1931
Folder 8: Werther [production notebook duplicate], no date
Folder 9: Witch of Salem [production notebook duplicate], 1926-1928

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Production Notebooks],
[Series II: Blueprints],
[Series III: Floorplans],
[Series IV: Photographs],
[Series V: Illustrations],
[Series VI: Programs],
[Series VII: Libretto],
[Series X: Timesheets],
[Series VIII: Scripts],
[Series IX: Correspondence],
[Series XI: Accounts],
[Series XII: Expense Reports],
[Series XIII: Purchase and Work Orders],
[Series XIV: Material Orders],
[Series XV: Receipts],
[Series XVI: Property Lists],
[Series XVII: Inventory],
[Series XVIII: Reference Material],
[Series XIX: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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