Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.


The Buskins first production: The Glass Menagerie, 1955
S-231-11

The Buskins fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Constitution, bylaws, minutes and correspondence. - 1956-1965
Series 2 Performances - Programs and newspaper clippings. - 1955-1965
Series 3 General files. - 1958-1966, 1983
Series 4 Financial records. -1957-1965
Series 5 Reunions. - 1983, 1996
Series 6 Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. - 1955-1963
Series 7 Scanned Document Photographs and slides. - 1955-1965
Series 8 Posters for productions. - 1955-1963

Inventory

Series 1 Constitution, bylaws, minutes and correspondence. - 1956-1965
M-7823-1 Constitution, bylaws, minutes and correspondence. - 1956-1965
M-7823-2 Minutes, etc. - 1956-1960
Series 2 Performances - 1955-1965. - Consists of programs and newspaper clippings related to the plays.
M-7823-3 Glass Menagerie. - 1955
M-7823-4 The Innocents. - 1955-1956
M-7823-5 King of Hearts. - 1956
M-7823-6 Bell, Book and Candle. - 1956-1957
M-7823-7 Mister Roberts. - 1957
M-7823-8 Detective Story. - 1958
M-7823-9 Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1958
M-7823-10 Bus Stop. - 1959
M-7823-11 Aladdin. - 1959-1960
M-7823-12 Tonight at 8:30. - 1960
M-7823-13 Cinderella. - 1960
M-7823-14 Arsenic and Old Lace. - 1961
M-7823-15 Love of Four Colonels. - 1962
M-7823-16 Waiting for Godot. - 1963
M-7823-17 Puss 'N' Boots. - 1963-1964
M-7823-18 Birthday Partly. - 1965
Series 3 General files. - 1958-1966, 1983
M-7823-19 Miscellaneous. - 1958-1966. - Consists of programs, financial records, miscellaneous correspondence and lists of costumes.
M-7823-20 Pantomime newspaper clippings. - 1960-1963
M-7823-30 Business Manager's correspondence. - 1960-1962
M-7823-21 Harlequin Theatre School. - 1961
M-7823-22 Visitors book. - 1964-1966, 1983
M-7823-31 Cottage Theatre correspondence. - 1961-1962
M-7823-23 Cottage Theatre productions. - 1964-1966
M-7823-32 Buskins pins (supplied by Birks). - 1960-1961
M-7823-33 Buskins letterhead (blank). - [ca. 1955-1965]
M-7823-41 Correspondence regarding venues for Christmas pantomimes. - 1963-1964
Series 4 Financial records. - 1957-1965
M-7823-24 Promissory notes payable. - 1957
M-7823-25 Promisorry notes payable (from members). - 1957
M-7823-26 Ticket sales. - 1957-1959
M-7823-27 Annual financial statements. - 1958-1965
M-7823-34 Financial records for Mr. Roberts. - 1957
M-7823-35 Financial records for Aladdin. - 1959
M-7823-36 Financial records for Tonight at 8:30. - 1960
M-7823-37 Financial records for Cinderella. - 1960
M-7823-38 Financial records for Arsenic and Old Lace. - 1961
M-7823-39 Financial records for Love of Four Colonels. - 1962
M-7823-40 Financial records for Waiting for Godot. - 1963
Series 5 Reunions. - 1983, 1996
M-7823-28 Circular. - 1983. - Consists of a circular regarding the Buskins reunion and donation to the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts.
M-7823-29 Reunion arrangements and programs. - 1983
M-7823-oversize Two large sheets, signed by original members of the Buskins at the reunion. - 1983
PA-3079-(247-273) Views of the reunion in the Rosemount Community Centre. - 1983. - 27 photographs
S-231-(240-245) Views of decorations and people at the reunion. - May 21, 1983. - 6 slides
M-7823-42 40th anniversary reunion - arrangements and programs. - 1996
Series 6 Scrapbooks and mounted newspaper clippings. - 1955-1963
M-7823-43 Scrapbook for The Glass Menagerie. - 1955
M-7823-44 Scrapbook for The Innocents, King of Hearts, and Bell, Book and Candle. - 1955-1957
M-7823-45 Scrapbook for Mr. Roberts, Detective Story, and Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1957-1959
M-7823-56 Mounted newspaper clippings for Aladdin. - 1959
M-7823-57 Mounted newspaper clippings for Puss 'N' Boots. - December 7, 1963
M-7823-58 Mounted newspaper clippings for Puss 'N' Boots. - December 21, 1963
Series 7

Photographs and slides. - 1955-1965, 1983. - 309 photographs. - 239 slides. - The series consists of photographs and slides of The Buskins productions, the Cottage Theatre, and the Harlequin Theatre School. Include some photos of the child of founders Jo and David Cormack. For photographs of the 1983 reunion, see Series 5 above.

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PA-3079-1 The Glass Menagerie. - 1955. - 1 photograph
S-231-(1-12) The Glass Menagerie. - 1955. - 12 slides
S-231-(13-18) The Innocents. - 1955. - 6 slides
PA-3079-(2-4) King of Hearts. - 1956. - 3 photographs
S-231-(19-31) King of Hearts. - 1956. - 13 slides
PA-3079-(5-26) Bell, Book and Candle. - 1956-1957. - 22 photographs
S-231-(32-41) Bell, Book and Candle. - 1956-1957. - 10 slides
PA-3079-(274-280) Child of The Buskins' founders, Jo and David Cormack. - [ca. 1956]-1959. - 7 photographs
S-231-(42-58) As You Like It. - 1957. - 17 slides. - This was a joint production of The Buskins, Workshop 14, the Arts and Letters Club, and the Civic Theatre, in honour of the opening of the Southern Alberta Julbilee Auditorium on May 2, 1957.
PA-3079-(27-64) Mister Roberts. - 1957. - 38 photographs
S-231-(59-76) Mister Roberts. - 1957. - 18 slides
PA-3079-(65-80) Detective Story. - 1958. - 16 photographs
S-231-(77-92) Detective Story. - 1958. - 16 slides
PA-3079-(81-98) Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1958. - 18 photographs
S-2319-(93-120) Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1958. - 28 slides
PA-3079-(99-119) Bus Stop. - 1959. - 21 photographs
S-231-(121-130) Bus Stop. - 1959. - 10 slides
PA-3079-(120-149) Aladdin. - 1959-1960. - 30 photographs
S-231-(131-140) Aladdin. - 1959-1960. - 10 slides
PA-3079-(150-167) Tonight at 8:30. - 1960. - 18 photographs
S-231-(141-149) Tonight at 8:30. - 1960. - 9 slides
PA-3079-(168-185) Cinderella. - 1960. - 18 photographs
PB-748-1 Portfolio of photos from Cinderella. - 1960. - 62 photographs
S-231-(150-175) Cinderella. - 1960. - 26 slides
PA-3079-(185-190) Arsenic and Old Lace. - 1961. - 6 photographs
S-2341-(176-185) Arsenic and Old Lace. - 1961. - 10 slides
PA-3079-(191-192) Love of the Four Colonels. - 1962. - 2 photographs
S-231-(186-189) Waiting for Godot. - 1963. - 4 slides
PA-3079-(193-203) Puss 'N' Boots. - 1963-1964. - 11 photographs
PB-748-(2-4) Puss 'N' Boots. - 1963-1964. - 3 photographs (large format)
S-231-(190-229) Puss 'N' Boots. - 1963-1964. - 40 slides
PA-3079-204 Dick MacDonald. - [ca. 1955-1965]. - 1 photograph
PA-3079-(205-222) Cottage Theatre productions. - [ca. 1960s]. - 18 photographs
PA-3069-(281-289) Cottage Theatre views of facilities, renovations, etc. - [ca. 1960s]. - 9 photographs
S-231-(230-239) Cottage Theatre productions. - 1964. - 10 slides. - Consists of views of Zoo Story and Alice.
PA-3079-(223-242) Harlequin Theatre School. - [ca. 1960s]. - 20 photographs
PA-3079-(243-246) Display booth advertising The Buskins. - [ca. 1960s]. - 4 photographs
Series 8 Posters for productions. - 1955-1963
M-7823-46 The Glass Menagerie. - 1955
M-7823-oversize The Glass Menagerie. - 1955
M-7823-47 The Innocents. - 1955-1956
M-7823-48 King of Hearts. - 1956
M-7823-49 Bell, Book and Candle. - 1956-1957
M-7823-50 Mister Roberts. - 1957
M-7823-51 Detective Story. - 1958
M-7823-52 The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1958
M-7823-oversize The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. - 1958
M-7823-53 Tonight at 8:30. - 1960. - Black and white version.
M-7823-54 Tonight at 8:30. - 1960. - Green version.
M-7823-55 Cinderella. - 1960
M-7823-oversize The Love of Four Colonels. - 1962
M-7823-oversize Waiting for Godot. - 1963
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