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Showboat Majestic records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-90-26

Scope and Content

Records of a University of Cincinnati - affiliated summer musical theater organization. Materials include financial records, correspondence, programs, publicity materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. The collection also contains programs and budgets for the University of Cincinnati's Mummer's Guild, which was a theater group on campus, and information on graduate students in UC's theater program.

Dates

  • 1926-1986

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of Showboat Majestic

The Showboat Majestic was built 1923 and was originally owned by Tom Reynolds. He and his family lived and performed on the showboat until World War II. From 1945 until 1960, Hiram College and Kent State University leased the Majestic for a summer theatre experience for their students. In 1960, Indiana University took over the tradition. In 1965, the Majestic was dry-docked in Jeffersonville, Indiana after being found unsafe. The City of Cincinnati purchased the Showboat Majestic in 1967 and after major renovations the boat was moored at the foot of the Cincinnati Public Landing. The University of Cincinnati leased the showboat as a summer stock theater for its students until 1988.

Extent

14.83 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Overview

Records of a University of Cincinnati - affliated summer musical theater organization. Materials include financial records, correspondence, programs, publicity materials, biographical files, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into folders by subject.

Physical Location

ARB SWORD and Archives and Rare Books Library

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Showboat Majestic records, 1926-1986
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 McMicken Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959