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Predominant Dates:1935-2005

Primary Creator: Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.) (1935-)

Extent: 217.73 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I. Historical Files, 1934-2008

            1. Organizational Records, 1934-2001

            2. Written Histories, 1957-1986

            3. San Diego Community Theatre Files, 1934-1958

            4. Anniversary Celebrations, 1960-2005

            5. Notable Individuals, 1976-2008

II. Administrative Files, 1938-2005

            1. Board of Directors, 1938-2005

            2. Committee Files, 1954-2002

            3. Personnel Files, 1973-2001

III. Correspondence, 1933-2002

            1. By Author, 1973-2002

            2. By Date, 1933-1990

IV. Financial Files, 1936-1992

            1. Box Office Reports, 1947-1990

            2. Budgets, 1952-1991

            3. Financial Statements and Audit Reports, 1936-1992

            4. Investment Reports, 1977-1989

V. Marketing Files, 1934-2002

            1. Audience Surveys, 1951-1988

            2. Printed Promotional Materials, 1935-1999

            3. Public Relations Plans, 1971-1987

            4. Press Files, 1934-2002

            5. Television and Radio Promotion, 1978-1990

            6. Subscription and Group Sales, 1971-1986

VI. Development Files, 1969-1990

            1. Development Department Office Files, 1979-1988

            2. Fundraising Campaigns, 1978-1990

            3. Fundraising Organizations and Agencies, 1969-1990

            4. Grants and Bonds, 1971-1990

VII. Globe Guilders, 1957-2012

            1. Administrative Files, 1966-1995

            2. Committee Files, 1967-1998

            3. Correspondence, 1969-1998

            4. Membership Files, 1957-2003

            5. Financial Files, 1967-1992

            6. Events and Fundraisers, 1959-2005

            7. Publicity Files, 1974-2003

            8. Guilder Gazette Newsletter, 1961-2002

            9. Scrapbooks, 1965-2012

            10. Photographs, 1977- ca. 1990

VIII. Labor Unions and Professional Associations, 1965-1992

IX. Events, 1948-2007

X. Facilities, 1956-1995

            1. Theatre Additions and Renovations, 1956-1991

            2. Development and Management Plans, 1983-1990

            3. Fires and Rebuilding, 1978-1985

            4. Leases and Outside Bookings, 1958-1995

            5. Proposals, 1975-1991

            6. Maintenance Files, 1971-1991

XI. Productions, 1935- 2010

            1. Old Globe and Cassius Carter Center Stage, 1935-2006

            2. Shakespeare Festival and Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1949-2010

            3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1998-2006

            4. Visiting Companies, 1940-1991

            5. Limited Engagements and Special Productions, 1937-2003

            6. Unproduced Plays, 1943-1989

            7. Theatre Magazines and Play Programs, 1951-2002

            8. Newsletters, 1950-2003

XII. Community Development Programs, 1975-2004

            1. Play Discovery Program, 1975-1993

            2. Teatro Meta, 1981-2004

XIII. Education Files, 1956-2005

XIV. Scrapbooks, 1885-1995

XV. Audio/Visual Materials, 1950-2008

            1. Productions, 1950-2008

            2. Events and Publicity, 1958-2008

Date Acquired: 01/04/1984. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)--History--Sources, Davies, Lowell, 1895-1983, Noel, Craig, Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.), Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives, Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources, Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--History--Sources, San Diego County (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Sources, Theater--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources, Theaters--California--San Diego, Theaters--California--San Diego--History

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Old Globe Theatre Records document the operation, administration, creative history, development, and growth of California’s longest-running not-for-profit regional theatre.  The records contain detailed documentation of numerous productions, correspondence, promotional materials, and organizational and administrative records. The Old Globe Theatre Records are divided into fifteen series: Historical Files, Administrative Files, Correspondence, Financial Files, Marketing Files, Development Files, Globe Guilders, Labor Unions and Professional Associations, Events, Facilities, Productions, Community Development Programs, Education Files, Scrapbooks, and Audio-Visual Materials.

The Historical Files (1934-2008) are divided into five sub-series: Organizational Records, Written Histories, San Diego Community Theatre Files, Anniversary Celebrations, and Notable IndividualsOrganizational Records (1934-2001), arranged chronologically, include bylaws, articles of incorporation, and vision statements.  Written Histories (1957-1986), arranged chronologically, include essays on the past and future of the Old Globe by Craig Noel and Jack O'Brien, a Master's thesis, as well as historical sketches.  San Diego Community Theatre Files (1934-1958), arranged chronologically, document the first twenty years of development of the theatre, until the organization’s name was changed to the Old Globe Theatre in 1958.  Materials include files of the Barn Players, who formed the nucleus of the San Diego Community Theatre's acting and technical company, as well as reconstruction files, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and reports.  Anniversary Celebrations (1960-2005), arranged chronologically, documents notable Old Globe anniversaries and includes promotional materials, planning documents, and newspaper clippings.  Of particular note are records the 50th Anniversary celebration.  The development associate's files on the event include letters from President Ronald Reagan, Governor George Deukmejian, and Mayor Roger Hedgecock.  The file also includes a transcript of the opening ceremony speech by co-chairpersons Christopher Reeve and Lily Tomlin.  Notable Individuals (1976-2008), arranged alphabetically by last name, include biographies, obituaries, and press about some of the individuals significant to the development of the Old Globe Theatre.  Included in this sub-series is documentation of Craig Noel receiving the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, from President George Bush in 2007.

The Administrative Files (1938-2005) are divided into three sub-series: Board of Directors Files, Committee Files, and Personnel FilesBoard of Directors Files (1938-2005) include minutes, correspondence, and member lists.  Minutes are sparse between 1938-1972, but minutes from 1973-1991 provide a more comprehensive record.  The 1983 Board Orientation packet includes their mission statement, committee structures, and articles of incorporation from 1937 and 1968, bylaws, and amendments.  Committee Files (1954-2002) include minutes, correspondence, reports, and member lists.  They are organized alphabetically by committee name, except for the Executive Committee, whose records begin the sub-series.  Executive Committee minutes are sparse from 1954-1972 and become consistent from 1973-1991.  Personnel Files (1973-2001), arranged chronologically, include policy and procedure manuals and the interoffice newsletter, “News from Around the Globe,” which highlights departmental news, new hires, production information, and a calendar of staff events.

The Correspondence series (1933-2002) includes two sub-series, By Author and By Date. By Author (1973-2002) is arranged alphabetically by last name of author.  Correspondence from Tom Hall, the Managing Director whose involvement with the Old Globe spanned two decades, comprises a large portion of the sub-series.  By Date (1933-1990) is arranged chronologically by year and includes correspondence from a variety of individuals.

The Financial Files (1936-1992) are arranged chronologically and are divided into four sub-series: Box Office Reports, Budgets, Financial Statements and Audit Reports, and Investment ReportsBox Office Reports (1947-1990) comprise the majority of this series, despite minor periodic gaps in dates.  The sub-series includes daily reports of seats sold as well as budgets, primarily for productions on the Old Globe and Cassius Carter stages.  Many files also include a compilation sheet documenting average daily attendance and an overall “profit-versus-expenses” breakdown.  Early box office reports include ticket passes signed by management, including Craig Noel.  Although the earliest Budgets (1952-1991) date from 1952, the records are consistent only from 1969-1985.  Included in this sub-series are budgets and final closing costs for various productions.  Financial Statements and Audit Reports (1936-1992) are materials prepared primarily by an outside auditor.  The records are sporadic until 1980 and become more consistent through 1991.  Notable in this sub-series is a condensed financial statement from the Old Globe's first years of operation, 1936-1938.  The document includes reconstruction expenses and box office figures for the first nine productions.  Investment Reports (1977-1989) is a small sub-series, consisting of five folders.  The files include endowment fund investment reports and a portfolio evaluation.

The Marketing Files (1934-2002) are arranged chronologically and includes six sub-series: Audience Surveys, Printed Promotional Materials, Public Relations Plans, Press Files, Television and Radio Promotion, and Subscription and Group SalesAudience Surveys (1951-1988) is a small sub-series made up of play ballots, requesting patrons to vote on plays they would like to see produced in an upcoming season, as well as demographic surveys of patrons.  Printed Promotional Materials (1935-1999) includes brochures, pamphlets, flyers, invitations, and mailers.  Public Relations Plans (1971-1987) is a small sub-series that includes outside agency market analysis, reports, and plans.  Press Files (1934-2002) is the largest Marketing Files sub-series and includes newspaper and magazine clippings.  Highlights of this series include: 1930s articles on the Exposition, 1940s articles about the closure of the theatre during World War II, and some subject-specific files, such as the 2001 Tony Awards and the short-lived name and logo change in the same year.  Television and Radio Promotion (1978-1990) is a small subseries that includes public service announcements, proposals, and television event coverage.  Noteworthy is the KPBS documentary film file, which includes an outline, formal proposal, and drafts.  Subscription and Group Sales (1971-1986) include promotional materials, outlines, notes, and subscriber lists.  The subscription campaign in 1973-1974 is of particular note because it documents the first full-scale campaign launch.  The group sales files include directories of organizations with sales potential.

The Development Files (1969-1990) contain four sub-series: Development Department Office Files, Fundraising Campaigns, Fundraising Organizations and Agencies, and Grants and BondsDevelopment Department Office Files (1979-1988), organized chronologically, is a small sub-series that consists of reports, financial documents, and correspondence.  Included in this sub-series is Bruce Maza's outline of concerns and recommendations regarding the future of the Old Globe Theatre.  Fundraising Campaigns (1978-1990), organized alphabetically by campaign name, is a large sub-series that documents major fundraising efforts throughout the years, particularly in response to the two fires in 1978 and 1984.  Following the campaign files is documentation of individual fundraising events and donors.  Files include campaign goals, proposals, outlines, reports, promotional materials, financial updates, correspondence, and donor information.  Fundraising Organizations and Agencies (1969-1990) is arranged alphabetically by organization name.  Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) files comprise the majority of this sub-series.  COMBO files include: bylaws, budgets, meeting minutes, agreements, correspondence, and press.  Also included in this sub-series are proposals and plans from agencies hired by the Old Globe to orchestrate major fundraising campaigns.  Grants and Bonds (1971-1990), organized alphabetically, includes grant applications, proposals, and correspondence.  The two most substantial organization files represented in this sub-series are the California Arts Council (formerly the California Arts Commission) and the National Endowment for the Arts, both of which have provided funding to the Old Globe over the years.

The Globe Guilders series (1957-2012) is divided into ten sub-series, arranged chronologically: Administrative Files, Committee Files, Correspondence, Membership Files, Financial Files, Events and Fundraisers, Publicity Files, Guilder Gazette Newsletters, Scrapbooks, and Photographs.  The Administrative Files sub-series (1966-1995) is small and includes bylaws, guidelines, and job descriptions.  Committee Files (1967-1998) consists primarily of the minutes of the executive and steering committees.  The majority of the Correspondence sub-series (1969-1998) are corresponding secretary files.  The secretary was charged with all Globe Guilder correspondence, including get well cards, thank you notes, and condolences.  Monthly reports detail all incoming and outgoing correspondence.  The bulk of the Membership Files (1957-2003) consist of membership roster booklets.  Each booklet contains information about membership, objectives, bylaws, officer and staff lists, award recipient lists, and member contact information.  The roster collection is fairly comprehensive, with only one gap between 1960-1963.  The Financial Files (1967-1992) are small and consist of proposed budgets and treasurer's reports.  Events and Fundraisers (1959-2005) contains extensive documentation of Globe Guilder activities, including annual events such as the Fashion Show and Christmas on the Prado.  Files include programs, planning documents, meeting minutes, correspondence, press, and promotional materials. Records of events during the 1990s are substantial and often include notebooks and binders that document every stage of event planning.  Publicity Files (1974-2003) include press releases, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and correspondence.  The majority of the records range from 1974-1976, when Lois Dechant was press chairman. The Guilder Gazette Newsletters sub-series (1961-2002) is comprised almost entirely of published issues of the Globe Guilder newsletter, the Guilder Gazette.  This sub-series is fairly comprehensive and begins with the first published newsletter in 1961.  Newsletters include a president's message, articles of interest to the Guilders, documentation of events and event calendar, and a new members list.  Most of the Scrapbooks (1965-2012) fall into two categories: Shakespeare Festival and historical albums.  The Shakespeare Festival scrapbooks were compiled by Mary Dugan, who acted as cast party chairman for many years.  These scrapbooks include press clippings, invitations, correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, reports and notices.  Notable is the scrapbook documenting the Shakespeare Festival's 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee.  The historical albums include press clippings, photographs, and invitations.  The Photographs sub-series (1977- ca. 1990) is comprised of unbound and primarily unlabeled photographs of fashion shows, the 40th Anniversary celebration, and various other Guilder events.

The Labor Unions and Professional Associations series (1965-1992) is organized alphabetically by union or association name.  The largest portion of the records belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) files, an organization that bargains with labor unions, such as the Actor's Equity association (AEA), the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC), and United Scenic Artists (USA).  Files also include conference proceedings, correspondence, contract negotiations, arbitrations, and strike files.

Events (1948-2007) are organized chronologically by year.  This series contains invitations, press releases, planning papers, programs, itineraries, and correspondence. Prominent in the series is the annual Gala, a fundraising formal social affair with celebrity guests, auctions, and a dinner.  Some Gala files include planning binders, that detail all stages of event preparation.  Also included are the Atlas Awards, the annual event that acknowledges outstanding Old Globe performances.  Other events include the Inaugural Year celebrations and a variety of dinner parties.  There is a gap in the record from 1992-1999.

Facilities (1956-1995), organized chronologically by year, is divided into six sub-series: Theatre Additions and Renovations, Development and Management Plans, Fires and Rebuilding, Leases and Outside Bookings, Proposals, and MaintenanceTheatre Additions and Renovations (1956-1991) includes blueprints, correspondence, specifications, budgets, and estimates relating to additions and changes to the physical structures of the Old Globe Theatre.  The sub-series documents the replacement of Falstaff Tavern with the Cassius Carter Center Stage, Green Room refurbishment, Administration Building renovation, and the construction of Copley Plaza.  Development and Management Plans (1983-1990) is a small sub-series that includes reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes related to Balboa Park.  Fires and Rebuilding (1978-1985) provides extensive documentation of the planning and execution of the rebuilding projects associated with the Old Globe Theatre fire in 1978 as well as the Festival Stage fire in 1984.  Materials include proposals, reports, blueprints, expenses, correspondence, meeting minutes, and press.  A highlight of this sub-series is the 1982 dedication ceremony files, which contain letters of congratulations on the rebuilding of the theatre from celebrity supporters such as Marion Ross, Leonard Nimoy, David Odgen Stiers, Leonard Pennario, Barry Bostwick, and Ronald Reagan.  The Leases and Outside Bookings sub-series (1958-1995) contains lease agreements with the California and Spreckels Theatres following the fire at the Old Globe, as well as outside bookings on non-production nights to generate income for the theatre.  The Proposals sub-series (1975-1991) deals primarily with potential expansion projects, such as second venue proposals and additional theatre prospects.  The small Maintenance Files (1971-1991) include contracts, schedules, correspondence, and forms relating to ongoing maintenance of the theatre complex.

Productions (1935- 2010) is by far the most extensive and substantial series in the Old Globe Theatre Records and is the heart of the collection.  This series is divided into eight sub-series: Old Globe Theatre and Cassius Carter Center Stage, Shakespeare Festival and Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Visiting Companies, Limited Engagements, Unproduced Plays, Theatre Magazines and Play Programs, and Newsletters.

The Old Globe Theatre and Cassius Carter Center Stage (1935-2006), the largest of the Productions sub-series, is organized chronologically and includes documentation of plays produced in the Old Globe Theatre and Cassius Carter Center Stage through 2006.  Early documentation is often limited to programs and promotional materials.  Coverage becomes more expansive in the 1950s, often containing scripts of various types, including prompt scripts used by stage managers with written cues for actor stage direction, lighting, and sound.  Files from the 1960s consist of press releases and advertisements, as well as actor auditions, biographies, agreements, and production reviews.  Documentation further expands in the late 1970s to include production papers and/or production books, which detail the complex processes necessary to stage a production, including: stage manager's reports, prompt scripts, set and prop lists, costumes, nexus, staging, sound and lighting specifications, rehearsal schedules, and casting information.  Extent of coverage peaks in the 1980s, with multiple production files for each play.  Production records lessen in the 1990s and 2000s, with some plays having no documentation and others having only promotional materials, programs, or reviews, via the public relations manager file.  This collection has many highlights, including: California Exposition programs from 1935 and 1936 and the Distaff Side program, which was the first play produced in the Old Globe's first season in 1937; cast-signed programs, such as Firebrand from 1939-1940 and Mousetrap from 1960-1961; extensive documentation of the 1984 musical Kiss Me, Kate, which drew national acclaim and broke attendance records; and abundant reviews of the many plays that originated at the Old Globe and went on to successful runs on Broadway, such as The Full Monty in 2000, Imaginary Friends in 2002, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2005.

The Shakespeare Festival and Lowell Davies Festival Theatre sub-series (1949-2010), arranged chronologically, documents the annual tradition of summer Shakespeare productions performed in repertory starting in 1949 and ending in 1984.  After that date, the theatre introduced other play genres in the festival in addition to Shakespeare.  This sub-series includes documentation for these productions, as well as the return of the Shakespeare Festival in 2004 after a twenty-year absence, in conjunction with the University of San Diego Master of Fine Arts program. The sub-series also includes records of the Old Globe touring Shakespeare Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona in conjunction with the Valley Shakespeare Theatre.  Materials contained in this sub-series include: scripts of various types, production papers and books, programs, promotional materials, reviews, correspondence, and box office reports.  There are numerous highlights in this sub-series as well, including: extensive director's notes by Craig Noel in 1968 for King John and by Jack O’Brien in 1969 for Comedy of Errors and in 1972 for Merry Wives of Windsor; early prompt scripts in 1954 and 1957; the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth celebration in 1964, with special programming, commemorative programs, and a traveling production at Stanford University; and the Mayor’s “National Shakespeare Week” Proclamations in 1968 and 1969, in honor of outstanding Shakespeare performances at the Old Globe Theatre.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! sub-series (1998-2006), arranged chronologically, documents the annual holiday production of this family musical, adapted from the book by Dr. Seuss.  Materials found in this sub-series include extensive promotional materials, particularly in the public relations files, as well as reviews and event information.  Documentation also includes press relating to the play's two-year Broadway run that began in 2006.

The Visiting Companies sub-series (1940-1991), arranged chronologically, is comprised of production files of various outside arts organizations that staged productions at the Old Globe Theatre.  Materials in this sub-series include programs, promotional materials, correspondence, and agreements.  The largest portion of these records belong to the 1989 Soviet Arts Festival, including the Maly Theatre of Leningrad that staged a highly praised production of Brothers and Sisters during the festival.

The Limited Engagements and Special Productions sub-series (1937-2003), arranged chronologically, contains documentation of a wide assortment of short-run productions, benefit shows, and productions outside of the Old Globe that involve Globe staff.  Materials include: programs, agreements, correspondence, and promotional materials.

Unproduced Plays (1943-1989), is arranged chronologically and primarily comprised of scripts for plays not added to the production schedule.  Many of the scripts include articles on the production history of the play and reviews from other theatres' productions, likely used to evaluate the suitability of the play for Old Globe production.  Some scripts contain actor stage direction cues, an indication that the play was used in some capacity at the Old Globe, such as an educational program.  Many of the plays are not dated.  Of particular note is the California Soul script, co-written by Craig Noel in 1969.

The Theatre Magazines and Play Programs sub-series (1951-2002) contains a variety of magazines, many of which housed the Old Globe's play programs after the migration from a simple folded paper format to a more elaborate published format in the early 1970s. In addition to the play programs, these magazines include articles of interest related to the play and to the theatre community.  Over the years, several publications have contracted with the Old Globe to produce their play magazines, including Applause, Playbill, and Performing Arts.  For the period of time that the Old Globe contracted with those magazines, the runs are fairly comprehensive, with only small periodic gaps.

Newsletters (1950-2003), the last of the productions sub-series, is relatively small, and differs from the rest of the series in that it is arranged alphabetically rather than chronologically. The sub-series includes a variety of newsletters published by the Old Globe Theatre over the years.  These newsletters highlight theatre news, current production information, updates on attendance, staffing and construction, and special programming.  Some newsletter files also contain draft copies of newsletters, particularly in the Herald files.  The draft copies include editing notations and correspondence.  Many of the newsletters contained in this collection have incomplete runs, including The Globe Greeter and Exposition.

The Community Development Programs series (1975-2004) is arranged chronologically and contains two sub-series, the Play Discovery Program and Teatro Meta.  The Play Discovery Program sub-series (1975-1993) begins with a program overview, promotional materials, correspondence, and agreements, followed by the Play Discovery Program play files.  Included are: scripts, programs, ticket sale information, correspondence, actor agreements, production papers, promotional materials, and extensive evaluations of each play, including both audience surveys and Play Discovery Program committee member evaluations.  Some of the Play Discovery Program’s “music stand” script readings feature high profile celebrities, such as John Goodman and Molly Ringwald for the 1989 reading of The Sun Bearing Down.  The Teatro Meta sub-series (1981-2004) includes budgets, correspondence, summary reports, press, committee meeting minutes, background information, proposals, promotional materials, and in-schools program teaching materials.  Also included in this sub-series are production materials, such as scripts, production papers and/ or production books, promotional materials, and reviews.  There is a gap in the record from 1991-2003.

The Education Files series (1956-2005) documents educational programming at the Old Globe Theatre and is arranged alphabetically by the name of the educational program.  The bulk of this series is comprised of the Globe Educational Tour (GET) files.  These files include: schedules, funding, promotional materials, correspondence, production books and reports, scripts, study guides, and letters of appreciation from school children.

The Scrapbooks series (1885-1995) is organized chronologically and housed in oversize boxes. While the majority of the scrapbooks contain materials pertaining to the Old Globe Theatre, the earliest date decades before its founding. These early scrapbooks were most likely used for research purposes. The rest of the scrapbooks primarily record the events of the theatre through news clippings. Many also include photographs, press releases, and programs. The scrapbooks are titled to reflect their contents, which are specific to a certain production or festival in most cases. Information regarding outreach programs, Globe Guilders, the Play Discovery Program, obituaries, and alumni is also included in several scrapbooks.

The Audio-Visual Materials series (1950-2008) is arranged alphabetically by title and is divided into two sub-series, Productions and Events and Publicity.  Formats include: film reels, Betacam, U-Matic, VHS, vinyl records, and audio cassette tapes. These materials will not be available to researchers until they have been transferred to an accessible format.  Productions (1950-2008) include play and backstage footage, interviews, dress rehearsals, soundtracks, and media coverage.  Play footage includes mainstage productions, Shakespeare festivals, and community outreach performances.  Notable in this sub-series is a Caught in the Act soundtrack on vinyl record from the 1950 production, as well as footage from Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew from the 1955 Shakespeare Festival.  The Events and Publicity sub-series (1958-2008) documents Globe-related events and television segments on the Old Globe Theatre.  A highlight of this subseries is a Craig Noel interview on the history of the Old Globe from 1997.  Coverage also includes segments relating to the fires in 1978 and 1984.

Biographical Note

The Old Globe Theatre opened for the California Pacific International Exposition on May 29, 1935, as a temporary structure that featured 50-minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays.  After the success of the Exposition, local citizens raised $10,000 in 1936 to have the theater complex retrofitted as permanent structures.  In February 1937, the State of California chartered the San Diego Community Theatre, a non-profit corporation, to coordinate fundraising and renovation activities for the theatre as well as to create a production company.  The Community Theatre, which changed its name to the Old Globe Theatre in 1958, leased the land and buildings in Balboa Park from the City of San Diego, and continues to do so as of 2014. The renovated Old Globe Theatre opened on December 2, 1937 with John Van Druten's The Distaff Side.  Aside from a six-year occupation by the U.S. Military during World War II, the theatre has operated continuously since its opening.

One of the original Distaff Side cast members was Craig Noel, who continued to act and direct at the Old Globe, eventually becoming its artistic leader in 1947.  Noel’s vision shaped the Old Globe throughout his seventy-year career with the theatre.  Noel and Board of Directors President Lowell Davies played instrumental roles in establishing the world-renowned Shakespeare Festival, which began in 1949 as a cooperative venture with San Diego State University, a partnership that ended after four seasons.  Noel began employing professional Equity actors for the Shakespeare festivals in 1959, shifting the theatre to professional status.  This transformation established the Old Globe as the oldest continuing professional not-for-profit theatre in California. The San Diego National Shakespeare Festival continued as an Old Globe solo venture until 1984.  After a twenty-year hiatus, the theatre re-instituted the festival in 2004 and continues to produce summer Shakespeare productions annually.

Also through Craig Noel's efforts, Falstaff Tavern became a second stage in 1963.  This arrangement proved successful, and in 1969 the Globe remodeled the Tavern and renamed it the Cassius Carter Centre Stage, in honor of the late San Diego arts patron and Shakespeare scholar.  In addition, Noel created Globe Educational Tours, a touring company that introduced the fundamentals of theatre to disadvantaged K-12 students in San Diego schools through live performance and lesson plans; and the Play Discovery Program, which provided new playwrights the opportunity to develop their talents through manuscript evaluations and possible production by the Old Globe Theatre.  Both programs began in 1974.  Seven years later, in collaboration with Dr. Jorge Huerta, Noel established Teatro Meta, a bicultural program aimed at strengthening cultural understanding between Hispanic and Anglo communities through the production of plays written, performed, and directed by the Hispanic community.

Arson destroyed the Old Globe Theatre on March 8, 1978, but the Cassius Carter Centre Stage, offices, dressing rooms, scenery, and costume shops survived.  To meet the need for the summer Shakespeare Festival, the Globe quickly erected an outdoor festival stage in only 52 days.  The actual rebuilding of the Old Globe Theatre required an extensive fundraising effort and several years to complete.  The new Old Globe opened on January 14, 1982.

In 1981, the board of directors established an artistic and administrative triumvirate to efficiently operate the new three-theatre complex.  Craig Noel was named executive producer.  Jack O'Brien, the nationally-acclaimed director who had staged eight productions at the Old Globe, became artistic director.  Thomas Hall, who came to the Old Globe with extensive administrative and production experience, was named managing director.

Also in 1981, the theatre’s board of directors established the Old Globe as a year-round professional company, marking the beginning of an incredible growth period.  In 1983, Jack O’Brien’s production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth became the first live theatre telecast on PBS. In 1984, the Old Globe broke the national record for the largest subscription base for any non-profit theatre, topping 40,000 subscriptions.  In that same year, the Old Globe was awarded a Tony for Outstanding Achievement by a Regional Theatre.

The Old Globe’s winning streak ended abruptly in 1984 with the destruction of the festival theatre by another fire.  The outdoor stage was rebuilt in 1985 and named the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre in honor of the Globe's board president from 1945-1976, who had organized the Globe 400, a group of patrons whose donations provided a scholarship fund to assist promising amateur actors.

The board of directors has been the governing body of the Old Globe Theatre since 1938.  It creates institutional policies, establishes committees that shape the direction of the Old Globe, and controls funds. The Executive Committee, a sub-committee of the board of directors, has the power to make decisions on behalf of the board.  Another organization significant to the Old Globe is the Globe Guilders, established in 1957 to raise funds and to promote membership and attendance at Old Globe productions.

The three-theater complex, which includes the Old Globe, the Cassius Carter Centre Stage (remodeled and renamed the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in 2009) and the Lowell Davies Festival Stage, is collectively named the Simon Edison Centre for the Performing Arts in honor of the late husband of Helen Edison, a generous donor to the Old Globe building fund.  The Centre has a total seating capacity of 1,446, and is unique in that all theater production facilities and administration offices are located within the complex.

As of 2014, the Old Globe produces 15 mainstage productions yearly, incorporating all periods and styles.  The Old Globe continues to honor its commitment to Shakespeare and other classic plays, while nurturing the development and production of new works.  The Old Globe’s 2014 operating budget of approximately $20 million makes the theatre one of San Diego's largest arts institutions.  Over 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in its educational and outreach services.

Subject/Index Terms

Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)--History--Sources
Davies, Lowell, 1895-1983
Noel, Craig
Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)
Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources
Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)--History--Sources
San Diego County (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Sources
Theater--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
Theaters--California--San Diego
Theaters--California--San Diego--History

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2007-029, 2008-041, 2008-036, 2006-026, 2009-039, 1984-004, 1992-008, 2002-049, 2004-008, 2004-009, 2004-013, 2005-057

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, with the exception of the Audio/Visual materials.  Many of the items in the A/V collection require transfer to an accessible format in order to become available for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Old Globe Theatre; Jane Cowgill (Globe Guilders)

Separated Materials:

1. Gable, Kathleen. Clark Gable: A Personal Portrait. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1961.

2  Jones, Alberta.  By the Lotus Pond: A Chinese Musical Fantasy.  Original Director’s Score, Orchestra Parts and Cues, 1926.

3. Lake, Veronica and Donald Bain. Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake. New York: Citadel Press, 1971.

4. Robinson, Jay. The Comeback. Lincoln: Chosen Books, 1979.

5. Tatham, Dick and Tony Jasper. Elton John. London: Octopus Books, 1976.

6. Waller, George. Saratoga: Saga of an Impious Era. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1966.

7. Old Globe Scrapbook.  Sherwood Hall. 1961-1962.

Related Materials:

Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection, 1935-1987

Darlene Gould Davies Collection, 1935-2013

Lowell Davies Papers, 1911-1988

Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records, 1965-1983

For more information please see http://library.sdsu.edu/exhibits/2010/09/OldGlobe/index.shtml.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Old Globe Theatre Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Series 15: Audio/Visual Materials, 1950-2008Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Productions, 1950-2008Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ace, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 2: Albee’s People, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 3: Antigone, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 4: Antony and Cleopatra, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 5: Art, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 6: As You Like It, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 7: As You Like It, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 8: Avenue Q, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 9: Beethoven, as I Knew Him, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Item 10: Below the Belt, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 11: Blue/ Orange, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 12: A Body of Water, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 13: The Boswell Sisters, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 14: Breaking Legs on NPR, Morning Edition, September 28, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 15: Brothers and Sisters on NPR, Morning Edition, November 16, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 16: Bus Stop, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 17: Camelot, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Caught in the Act: 3-record vinyl album (Digital copy below), 1950Add to your cart.

Record 1 - Side A: Overture: DODGIN' IN BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS, MERRY-GO-ROUND, I AM A LIFEGUARD, WE ARE THE PEOPLE, HERE IT IS ALMOST JUNE

Record 1 - Side B: KITTY WALTZ, TUNA FISH LILLIE, AT THE LA JOLLA COVE

Record 2 - Side A: ALL THINGS WONDERFUL, STAND UP! AND BE COUNTED!, WHERE TO NOW

Record 2 - Side B: SHAVE, SHINE AND SHOWER, I'M A HOSTESS AT THE HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY, WHEN THE SAN DIEGO RIVER FLOWS AGAIN

Record 3 - Side A: HOW'D YA LIKE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ME, HAPPY NEW YEAR, VICTORY GIRL

Record 3 - Side B: PORT OF CALL, I DON'T WANNA MARRY MY BOSS, Finale: SAN DIEGO

Item 19: A Catered Affair, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 21: Chita Rivera, The Dancer’s Life, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Item 22: Christmas on Mars, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 23: Cobb, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 24: The Comedy of Errors, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 25: The Comedy of Errors, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 26: Compleat Female Stage Beauty, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 27: Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 28: Constant Wife, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 29: Cowgirls: Interview with Mary Murfitt and Betsy Howie on It's Showtime!, January 21, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 30: Dancing in the Dark, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 31: Dirt, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 32: Dirty Blonde, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 33: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Item 34: The Doctor is Out: First Rehearsal, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 35: Don Juan, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 36: Dracula, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 37: The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, June 11, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 38: Face of Violence, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 39: Fantastic Planet , n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 40: Michael Feinstein: Isn't it Romantic, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 41: Festival, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 42: Festival, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 43: Festival, 1991Add to your cart.
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Item 44: Festival, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 45: Floyd Collins, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 46: Forever Plaid, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 47: The Full Monty, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 48: The Gate of Heaven: Interview with Lane Nishikawa, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 49: George Gershwin Alone, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 50: Getting and Spending, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 51: Gin Game and Taming of the Shrew, September 1982Add to your cart.
Item 52: Hairspray, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 53: Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 54: Hamlet, September 8, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 55: Hamlet, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 56: Hay Fever, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 57: Henry IV, Part 1, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 58: Henry VIII, February 20, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 59: Himself and Nora, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 60: Hostage, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 61: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 62: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 63: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 64: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 65: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 66: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 67: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 68: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 69: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 70: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 71: If the Shoe Fits, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 72: Imaginary Friends, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 73: The Importance of Being Earnest, September 1982Add to your cart.
Item 74: The Importance of Being Earnest and Taming of the Shrew, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 75: Julius Caesar, September 8, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 76: Julius Caesar, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 77: I Just Stopped By to See the Man, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 78: The King of the Kosher Grocers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 79: Kiss Me, Kate: on Eye on San Diego, January 20, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 80: Kiss Me, Kate: on Words and Pictures, August 20, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 81: Knowing Cairo, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 82: The Lady With All the Answers, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 83: La Pastorela de Esperanza, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 84: La Pastorela de Felicidad, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 85: La Pastorela de los Immigrantes, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 86: The Legacy, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 87: Lincolnesque, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 88: Lobby Hero, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 89: Lost Highway: the Music and Legend of Hank Williams, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 90: Love Letters, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 91: Love’s Labour’s Lost, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 92: Loves and Hours, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 93: Lucky Duck, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 94: Macbeth, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 95: Magic Fire, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 96: Maly Theatre: Media Talk, February 8, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 97: De Mañanita, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 98: Mask of Moriarty, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 99: Max Dugan Returns, March 15, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 100: Measure for Measure, ca. 1989Add to your cart.
Item 101: Measure for Measure, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 102: The Merry Wives of Windsor, ca. 2008Add to your cart.
Item 103: Mister Roberts: First Rehearsal with Craig Noel, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 104: Monsieur Chopin, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 105: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 106: Misalliance, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 107: Mister Roberts, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 108: Moonlight and Magnolias, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 109: Movin’ Out , 2004Add to your cart.
Item 110: Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Measure for Measure: Backstage, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 111: Much Ado about Nothing, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 112: Noticias …, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 113: New Season, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 114: Old Globe Season KUSI, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 115: Old Settler, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 116: Old Wicked Songs, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 117: Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 118: Oscar and the Pink Lady, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Item 119: Othello, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 120: Over the River and Through the Woods, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 121: Pastorela, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 122: The Pearl Fishers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 123: Pentecost, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 124: Pericles, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 125: Pig Farm, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 126: Play Ball, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 127: Play On, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 128: Prides Crossing, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 129: Production Highlights, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 130: Puddin n Pete, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 131: Pump Boys and Dinettes, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 132: Quartermaine's Terms, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 133: Restoration Comedy, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 134: Resurrection Blues, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 135: Richard II, September 8, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 136: Romeo and Juliet, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Item 137: Romeo y Julietta, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 138: Rough Crossing, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 139: Scrooge, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 140: The Seagull, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 141: Season Sneak Preview, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 142: Dr. Seuss, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 143: Shakespeare Company, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 144: Shakespeare Festival, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 145: Shakespeare Festival, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 146: Shakespeare Festival, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 147: Shakespeare Festival, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 148: Shakespeare Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona: Promos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 149: Sherlock Holmes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 150: Shirley Valentine, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 151: The Sisters Rosensweig, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 152: Skin of Our Teeth, ca. 1983Add to your cart.
Item 153: Skin of Our Teeth, January 11, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 154: Skin of Our Teeth, January 24, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 155: Sky Girls, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 156: Slingshot on Arts LA, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 157: Smash, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 158: Stones in His Pockets, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 159: Striking 12, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 160: Michael Stronin of Maly Theatre, February 8, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 161: Sylvia, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 162: Take Me Out, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 163: Taming of the Shrew, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 164: Taming of the Shrew, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 165: Teatro Máscara Mágica’s La Pastorela, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 166: Teatro Meta, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 167: Teatro Meta, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 168: Teatro Meta Festival, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 169: Things We Do for Love, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 170: Thunder Knocking on the Door, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 171: Time and Again, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 172: Time of My Life, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 173: The Times They are a A-Changin’, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Item 174: Three Days of Rain, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 175: Tintypes, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 176: Titus Andronicus, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 177: The Trojan Woman, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 178: Trying, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 179: Twelfth Night, ca. 2009Add to your cart.
Item 180: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 181: The Two Noble Kinsmen, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 182: Two Trains Running, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Item 183: Uncommon Players: A Shakespeare Celebration, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 184: Uncommon Players: Dakin Matthews Interview, ca. 1995Add to your cart.
Item 185: Vincent in Brixton, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Item 186: The Violet Hour, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Item 187: Voice of the Prairie on NPR, Morning Edition, December 16, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 188: Way of the World/ Wonderful Tennessee, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 189: The White Rose, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 190: The Winter’s Tale, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 191: The Winter’s Tale, 2005Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Events and Publicity, 1958-2008Add to your cart.
Item 1: 70/90 Project, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 2: 70/90 Test, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 3: 110 Ways, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: American Theater, 1958: on Wide Wide World, NBC, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 5: Artistic Director Affair, September 24, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 6: Backstage at the Globe, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Balboa Park, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 8: Charlene Baldridge: Poetry Featured on Assignment: Adventure, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Charlene Baldridge, PR/ Bryan, Ad and Promo, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Behind the Scenes: KCRW with Jack O'Brien, July 5, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 11: Behind the Scenes: KCRW with Jack O'Brien, King Lear, June 28, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 12: Broadway, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Center Stage, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 14: Center Stage, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 15: Eric Christmas, March 29, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 16: CNC Event, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 17: Company Call: Mid-Festival, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 18: Company Call: Season '85, November 6, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 19: Composite of Air Pieces and Fire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Conversation with Florence Chadwick, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 21: Lowell Davies Festival Theatre Groundbreaking, March 12, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 22: Development Event, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 23: Bill Eaton, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 24: The Emmy Awards: Part I, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 25: The Emmy Awards: Part II, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 26: Encaenia, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 27: Facilitated Communication, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Family Theater Days, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 29: Bob Feller and Terry Gross, April 17, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 30: Festival Stage Fire, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 31: Ed Flanders and Christopher Reeve, February 24, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 32: Full Focus with Craig Noel, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 33: Globe Educational Tour (GET): Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Item 34: Great Weekend, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 35: Groundbreaking of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 36: Tom Hall Day, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 37: The Heart of San Diego, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 38: Charelton Heston, February 24, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 39: Hip Hop at the Murph, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 40: History: Before the Fire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 41: History of the Old Globe with Jonathan Lurie and Ken Schackel, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 42: John Houseman, June 22, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 43: Houseman and O'Brien, July 18, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 44: Tina Howe, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 45: Iceburg Lettuce, T.V. Brief, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 46: It's Showtime! with John Regan, Parts 1 and 2, May 5, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 47: Jack and Lou, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 48: Jam on the Groove, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 49: Julie Kavner Telethon Promo, February 16, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 50: July Magazine KGTV, July 30, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 51: KCST-TV 39, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 52: Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 53: Language Play, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 54: The Lounge, September 24, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 55: The Lounge, January 30, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 56: The Lounge, April 07, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 57: The Lounge, June 7, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 58: Makeup Demonstration for Students, Featuring David Ogden Stiers, September 24, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 59: Music and Layoff, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 60: Craig Noel, July 21, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 61: Craig Noel, August 12, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 62: Craig Noel, August 20, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 63: Craig Noel on China, July 18, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 64: Craig Noel on Eye on San Diego, June 16, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 65: Craig Noel: On the History of the Old Globe, August 1997Add to your cart.

Recorded August, 1997 for San Diego Lifestyles over KGB-FM101 and KPOP-AM1360.

Originally recorded on audio cassette tape.

Digital audio version available here.

Item 66: Noel, Hall, O'Brien, Sullivan, January 16, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 67: NPR Old Globe segment, December 9, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 68: NPR, "Performance Today" with Conrad Susa, Augist 8, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 69: Jack O'Brien: Season '89Add to your cart.
Item 70: Jack O'Brien, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 71: Jack O' Brien and Rebecca Luker: Interview on KPBS, May 20, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 72: Peter Parnell, August 8, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 73: Old Globe, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Item 74: Old Globe, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 75: Old Globe, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 76: Old Globe Commemorative Program, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 77: Old Globe's 50th Anniversary, May 29, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 78: Old Globe 50th Anniversary: Monito Radio, August 1, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 79: Old Globe 60th Anniversary, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 80: Old Globe 70th Anniversary, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 81: Old Globe Donations, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 82: Old Globe Fire, March 8, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 83: Old Globe Fire, January 21, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 84: Old Globe Gala, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 85: Old Globe Gala, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 86: Old Globe on KFMB, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 87: The Old Globe: The New Challenge, October 24, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 88: Old Globe Raw Footage, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 89: Old Globe Traditions, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 90: Old Globe: A Theater Reborn, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 91: Eric Overmeyer, October 25, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 92: Play Discovery Program Discussion, October 22, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 93: Public Service Announcement, February 18, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 94: Public Service Announcements, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 95: Public Service Announcements: Robert Foxworth and JoBeth Williams, July 1, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 96: Public Service Announcements: Bertha Bumiller, Rev. Spikes, Larry Drake, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 97: Public Service Announcement, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 98: Queen Elizabeth and Dancers on the Green, ca. 1950Add to your cart.
Item 99: Queen's Visit to the Old Globe, February 26, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 100: Real Old Globe, Travanti on KUSI, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 101: Reborn, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 102: Reconstruction of Theatre, April 27, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 103: Christopher Reeve Telethon Promo, February 15, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 104: Christopher Reeve, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 105: Christopher Reeve, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 106: The Road Less Traveled, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 107: Marion Ross Telethon Promo, January 21, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 108: Marion Ross Plays at the Globe, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 109: Salute to the Whites, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 110: San Diego, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 111: San Diego Rotary, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 112: San Diego Soviet Arts Festival: Report, October 30, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 113: San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 114: San Diego--Theatre Boom Town: NPR, Morning Edtion, September 22, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 115: Santa for a Day, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 116: Seuss Singer, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 117: Warner Shook Interview, February 9, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 118: Shout Outs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 119: Neil Simon: Press Conference, March 1, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 120: Singer at Rotary Christmas, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 121: Diane Sinor, Education, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 124: Snow at the Old Globe, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 125: Lou Spisto, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 126: Staff Retreat, November 3, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 127: Stage Struck and Of Mice and Men, February 1985Add to your cart.
Item 128: Jean Stapleton, February 23, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 129: Stars Around the Globe, September 13, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 130: David Ogden Stiers: Thank You Party, August 8, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 131: Conrad Susa on KPBS, August 4, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 132: Telethon Promo: J. Houseman, February 15, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 133: Telethon Promo: "Star Insert," J. Houseman, February 15, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 134: A Theater Without Peer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 135: Theatre Scene, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 136: These Days, 2004Add to your cart.
Item 137: These Days, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 138: Ticketfest, April 17, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 139: Tom Hall Day, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 140: Lily Tomlin Telethon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 141: Touched by an Angel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 142: Treasures of the Soviet Union on Arts LA, ca. 1989Add to your cart.
Item 143: Voces de San Diego, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 144: Jon Voight, February 24, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 145: West Wing and Law and Order, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 146: August Wilson's Sacred Book, June 23, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 147: Wonderland (Balboa Park), n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 148: A World of New Possibilities, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 149: Anthony Zerbe, n.d.Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Historical Files, 1934-2008],
[Series 2: Administrative Files, 1938-2005],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1933-2002],
[Series 4: Financial Files, 1936-1992],
[Series 5: Marketing Files, 1934-2002],
[Series 6: Development Files, 1969-1990],
[Series 7: Globe Guilders, 1957-2012],
[Series 8: Labor Unions and Professional Associations, 1965-1992],
[Series 9: Events, 1948-2007],
[Series 10: Facilities, 1956-1995],
[Series 11: Productions, 1935-2010],
[Series 12: Community Development Programs, 1975-2004],
[Series 13: Education Files, 1956-2005],
[Series 14: Scrapbooks, 1885-1996],
[Series 15: Audio/Visual Materials, 1950-2008],
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