Guide to the Senior Extravaganza Texts and Music, University of California, Berkeley

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Guide to the Senior Extravaganza Texts and Music, University of California, Berkeley

Collection number: 308se

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
December 2003
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Senior Extravaganza texts and music, University of California, Berkeley,
Date (inclusive): 1894-1942
Collection Number: 308se
Extent: 8 boxes (3.2 linear ft.)
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Mainly bound typescripts of texts of the plays, a few of these accompanied by music (single songs, piano scores and/or full parts). Many have programs pasted in.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Senior Extravaganza texts and music, University of California, Berkeley, 308se, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gifts of the authors or of the senior classes.

Administrative History

The Senior Extravaganza was an original farce written and performed by members of the Senior Class as part of their commencement celebrations. The first was performed in 1894 as an afternoon entertainment, but after completion of the Greek Theatre it became an evening performance. This tradition did not survive the disruption of World War II.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of bound typescripts of the texts of the plays, although a few of them are actually printed. Some, but not even the majority, are accompanied by the original music for the play, a few of the scores were printed, some are in manuscript, and a few have complete parts for the orchestra.
The collection is not complete; it is assumed that Joseph C. Rowell, University Archivist for most of this period, solicited these texts each year but was not able to obtain the missing years. The 1938 production was of George Kaufman's "Of thee I sing," a commercial play presented "as no suitable manuscripts were presented."

Container List

box 1, folder 1

Volume with selection of programs pasted in

box 1, folder 2

1894 Castlehun, Maida and Frank Gelett Burgess. Vehmgericht

box 1, folder 3

1895 Henderson, Gertrude and Walter H. Graves. Eleusinia, a Grecian spectacle

box 1, folder 4

1897 Phelps, Roger Sherman and Edward O. Allan. Funeral rites over Naintisevengondedzin; title on spine: Aztec funeral rite. Also includes autograph letter by Phelps

box 1, folder 5

1900 Humphreys, Alice. The quest of the golden fleece

box 1, folder 6

1903 Anthony, Earle Charles and James F. Koford. Ye knyght of ye burnt pretzel

box 1, folder 7

1905 Campbell, Bert, Agustin C. Keane and Joseph Philip Loeb. The royal road

box 2, folder 1

1907 Clarke, Harold Asa and Isabel McReynolds. The limit

box 2, folder 2

1908 Levy, Daniel Livingston and Samuel James Hume. The king and the booster

box 2, folder 3

1909 Krysto, Christina. The infernal machine

box 2, folder 4

1910 Schmulowitz, Nathaniel. The chasers.

box 6, folder 1

Hartigan, John. Music selections (printed)

box 6, folder 2

Hartigan, John. Music score, mss. (bound; with letter of transmittal from N. Schmulowitz, May 11, 1948.)

box 6, folder 3

1911 Walker, Edwin Scott. The hop king. Printed score. (Text lacking)

box 2, folder 5

1913 Gaines, Victor Chauncey. The mischief-makers

box 6, folder 4

Poster

box 6, folder 5

Original library covers for music score, with ms. information re play

box 6, folder 6-8

Bryan, Stanley Fisk. Music score, mss, parts

box 3, folder 1

1914 Levy, Lawrence Livingston. King Henry I

box 7

Music score, mss, parts

box 3, folder 2

1915 Faust, Frederick Schiller, and Sidney Coe Howard. Fiat lux

box 8, folder 1

Carter, Franklin. Music score: original library cover with ms. information

box 8, folder 2-4

Carter, Franklin. Music score, mss, parts

box 3, folder 3

1916 Goss, Roger Fulton. Absent on leave

box 3, folder 4

1917 Bruce, John Roberts. Youth comes up. Text is printed; some music included

box 8, folder 5

Russell, Sydney K. Music: What is love?, waltz song from Youth Comes Up, lyric by Marshall Maslin (Oakland, CA., Earl Printing Co., 1917)

box 3, folder 5

1919 Atcheson, George and Hugh Banning. Adonis falls. Text is printed, with reproductions of photographs; some music included.

box 3, folder 6

1920 Brewer, William A. Here's how, a romance of the South Seas

box 3, folder 7

1925 Riznik, Joseph Quentin. Universities, inc.

box 4, folder 1

1926 Mattison, Mary Forbis. Top o' night

box 4, folder 2

1927 Ryan, Josephine Elaine. High hat

box 4, folder 3

1928 Darlington, Brooks. Alyce E. Many, and Carleton S. Hyman. College daze. Music by Jackson R. Swales. [No music present in collection]

box 4, folder 4

1929 McNamara, Lenoir Marie and Willis Grant Foster. Idols of the queen

box 8, folder 6

Swales, Jackson, R. Music score

box 4, folder 5

1930 Heish, Glanville Taft, Dan S. Norton and Kathryn E. Eshleman. A good crime was had by all

box 4, folder 6

1931 Silverman, Cecilia, Jack S. Curts, and Helen Foss Shumaker. The night of the garter

box 4, folder 7

1932 Mason, Jack S. High tide

box 5, folder 1

1933 Etcheverry, Alfred Starr. The gang's all here

box 8, folder 7

1934 Ariss, Bruce and Lorne Elliott Huyke. Double trouble. Manuscript of music only; parts

box 5, folder 2

1936 Bernal, Arthur William. Comedy and errors (Shakespeare up-to-date)

box 5, folder 3

1940 Law, Dean Warner. Never say bust

box 5, folder 4

1941 Swanton, Harold. Cry for me gently

box 5, folder 5

1942 Virgin wool