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Charlotte Headrick Papers, 1977-2012

Collection Overview

Title: Charlotte Headrick Papers, 1977-2012

ID: MSS Headrick

Primary Creator: Headrick, Charlotte

Extent: 3.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Charolotte Headrick Papers consist of materials generated and collected by Headrick, a Theatre Arts professor, that document productions directed by her at OSU, Young Harris College, the Pentacle Theatre, and the University of Tennessee.

Scope and Content Notes

Most of the collection's files reflect Headrick's directing work and are organized alphabetically by production. Material types include cast lists, correspondence, drawings, flyers, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, play scripts, press releases, programs, rehearsal schedules, sheet music, and thank you cards. The collection's newsletters and journals feature articles written by Headrick and stories about her work. References to the professional careers of Headrick's past students can be found in some of the newspaper clippings and a copy of American Theater magazine. Also included are recordings of theatrical performances on 5 DVDs and 1 VHS videotape. These productions are: "The Mikado," "An Ideal Husband," "The Coming of Rain," "The Mandrake," and the "Threepenny Opera. "

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Charlotte Headrick earned a master of arts degree in education from the University of Tennessee and later a doctorate in drama from the University of Georgia. With an emphasis upon theatre directing, Headrick went on to teach at Appalachian State University and Young Harris College (1977-1982) before joining the Speech Communication Department at OSU in 1982. Headrick specializes in the study of Irish women dramatists and has been a longtime member and past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. In addition to directing, Headrick has acted in a number of productions on and off campus. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Kennedy Center Medallion for Outstanding Service to the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Award for Outstanding Professor for Undergraduate Teaching.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 4 cubic foot boxes and 1 12x17 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center's collections include extensive documentation of theater and dramatics programs in the University Theatre Records (RG 180) and the University Theatre Photographs (P 112). The University Publications Photographs (P 094) also include images of theater productions. Materials pertaining to drama activities prior to 1920 are available in the Feronian Literary Society and Mask and Dagger Club Records (RG 042).The C.B. Mitchell University Theater Scrapbooks (MSS Mitchell) document theater productions at Oregon State College during the 1920s through the early 1950s. Additional information about theater and dramatics at Oregon State is included in the Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181) as well as the Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: Charlotte Headrick Papers (MSS Headrick), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


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