Long Leaf Opera Company Records, ca. 1950s-2012

Manuscript Collection #1246

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Long Leaf Opera Company Records
    Creator: Keaton, Benjamin Franklin
    Umberger, Wallace Randolph, Jr.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection consists of the records of the Long Leaf Opera Company which was founded in 1998 in Durham, N.C., by artistic director and playwright Dr. Wallace Randolph Umberger, Jr., and musical director and composer Mr. Benjamin Franklin Keaton and disbanded in 2012 due to the death of Dr. Umberger. Included are librettos and musical scores, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs of performances, programs, photographs, promotional material, financial records, correspondence and clippings. A large portion (ca. 1950s-1997) of this collection also documents the pre-Long Leaf Opera Company careers of Umberger and Keaton. Included are manuscripts for plays, novels, musical comedies, and poetry written by Umberger, musical scores for an opera and muscial comedies written by Keaton, programs for productions they participated in, publications, photographs, and correspondence (some is from Paul Green).
    Extent: 10.0 Cubic feet, consisting of librettos, musical scores, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs, programs, photographs, promotional material, financial records, correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, publications and clippings.
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 18, 2015, (unprocessed), 7.5 cu. ft.;This collection consists of the records of the Long Leaf Opera Company which was founded in 1998 in Durham, N.C., by artistic director and playwright Dr. Wallace Randolph Umberger, Jr., and musical director and composer Mr. Benjamin Franklin Keaton and disbanded in 2012 due to the death of Dr. Umberger. Included are librettos and musical scores, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs of performances, programs, photographs, promotional material, financial records, correspondence and clippings. A large portion (1964-1997) of this collection also documents the pre-Long Leaf Opera Company careers of Umberger and Keaton. Included are manuscripts for plays written by Umberger, programs for productions they participated in, publications, photographs, and correspondence (some is from Paul Green). Donor: Benjamin Franklin Keaton

    February 15, 2016, (unprocessed addition 1), 2.5 cu. ft.; Addition (ca. 1950s-2001) contains typescripts of novels ("A Sprig of the Moon," "The Bones of Jacob," etc.) and final or manuscript versions of plays ("Bye Bye, Blackbirds," "The Liberty Cart," Godfrey's Song," "Strike at the Wind," etc.) written by Randolph Umberger; poetry and stories by Umberger; musical score for the opera "Places Please!, A Savoyard Symphony" by Benjamin Keaton; and scripts (by Umberger) and musical scores (by Keaton) for musical comedies "Remembered Nights" and "Utopia, (Unlimited): Restructured, Refined . . . " Other items include poetry by Dorothy Gillispie and Mary Ann Warrick, photographs (ca. 1950s-1980s), five legal pads of notes, and miscellaneous items. Donor: Transferred from Institute of Outdoor Theatre (ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication) via Director Dr. Michael C. Hardy

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Benjamin Franklin Keaton
    Gift of the Institute of Outdoor Theatre via Director Dr. Michael C. Hardy

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Long Leaf Opera Company Records (#1246), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
     
    Long Leaf Opera Bylaws, 1999
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2002
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2006
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2007
    Consultant report on Long Leaf Opera Operations, 2005
    Production Budgets, 1999-2005
    Financial Reports and invoices, 2000-2007
    Tax and Insurance documents, 2000-2010
    Proposal Submission for Glaxo Wellcome Grant, 1999
    Durham Arts Council Grant Applications, 2001-2005
    Orange County Arts Commission Grant Submission, 2011
    Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 1999-2001
    Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 2004-2005
    Performance Profit Summaries for :Down in the Valley and Highway 1, U.S.A. 1999
    Performance Profit Summaries for: Lost in the Stars, 2003
    Performance Profit Summaries for: Jackie O, 2003
    Performance Profit Summaries for: The Tempest, 2004
    Production expenses for 2000-2001 Season: Riders to the Sea and Susannah
    Production expenses for 2001-2002 Season: The Consul, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium
    Production expenses for 2002-2003 Season: Lost in the Stars, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tale for a Deaf Ear
    Production expenses 2003-2004 Season: Jackie O, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Trouble in Tahiti
    Production expenses for 2004-2005 Season: The Tempest, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Devil and Daniel Webster
    Production expenses for 2005-2006 Season: Twelfth Night, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Kismet
  • Box 2
     
    Long Leaf Opera Membership Correspondence, 2000-2007
    Long Leaf Opera Festival Correspondence, 2001-2007
    Production Correspondence, 2000-2005
    Durham Arts Council Correspondence with LLO, 2000-20005
    Scene designs for LLO production of The Medium, 2002
    Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of The Tempest, 2004
    Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of Strange Fruit, 2007
    Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 1999-2004
    Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 2005-2010
    LLO Competition and Opera Festival Programs, 2002-2011
    LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Fall 2000
    LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Spring 2001
    LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Fall 2001
    LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Spring 2002
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Fall 2002
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Spring 2003
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Fall 2003
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Spring 2004
    LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year - 2004-2005 Season - Fall 2004
    LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year 2004-2005 Season - Spring 2005
  • Box 3
     
    LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Fall 2005
    LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Spring 2006
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Competitions
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Programs
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Media articles and reviews
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival announcements and advertisements
    Sheet music for Harp of Amahl and the Night Visitors an opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti © 1952
    Piano score of Highway 1, U.S.A. an opera in one act music by William Grant Still libretto by Verna Arvey © 1963
    Vocal score of Highway 1, U.S.A. - with notes by Benjamin Keaton
    Piano and vocal chorus score of Jackie O an opera with music by Michael Daugherty and libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum, undated
    Full libretto of Strange Fruit by Joan Ross Sorkin, 2006
    Full Score of Strange Fruit by Chandler Carter, 2002
  • Box 4
     
    Full piano-vocal score of Strange Fruit an opera after the novel by Lillian Smith music by Chandler Carter and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, Act One, 2004
    Full piano-vocal score of Strange Fruit an opera after the novel by Lillian Smith music by Chandler Carter and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, Act Two, 2004
    Piano-vocal score of The Tempest an opera with music by Lee Hoiby and libretto by Mark Shulgasser, © 1986 signed by both authors to Umberger and Keaton
    Female chorus piano score of The Tempest, undated
    Full piano-vocal score of The Tempest an opera after Shakespeare play, words and music by Joel Feigin, © 1999 includes Umberger's director notes
    Full piano-vocal score of (2009) Review: a satire, an opera, a party music and lyrics by Jeremy Beck and commissioned by the Long Leaf Opera Company, 2009
  • Box 5
     
    Correspondence to Randolph Umberger from Paul Green, 1964-1978
    Umberger Correspondence from Sidney Blackmer and Gregory Rozakis, 1965-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger from William Morris, Inc. regarding theatre representation and contracts, 1966-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding post-graduate work, 1966-1971
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding The Lost Colony contracts, 1967-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding Amen to a Mantis performances at the Red Barn Theatre, Ltd., 1967
    Correspondence to Umberger from literary agency Curtis Brown, Ltd. regarding his Corners of the Sky manuscript, undated and 1978
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding Strike at the Wind! Performances and royalties, 1977-1993
    Correspondence to Umberger and Benjamin Keaton regarding The Liberty Cart performances and royalties, 1978-1989
    Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1960-1969
    Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1970-1979
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1972-1982]
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1982-1991]
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from 1990 - 2010
    Correspondence from Umberger to various, undated, 1977-1978
    Postcards, 1972-2005 [from Scrapbooks]
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1972
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1973
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1974
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1975
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1976
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1977
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1978
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1979
  • Box 6
     
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1980
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982year 1981
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1982
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1982-83
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1984
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1985
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1987
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1988
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1988
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1989
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1990
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1991
    NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men programs, press, reviews 1990-1991
    NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men at the American College Theatre Festival programs, judging forms, honors, 1990
    American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center, programs, 1991
    Umberger's The Liberty Cart programs, 1976-1980
    Programs of non-LLO productions with Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2008
    Paul Green's The Lost Colony 350th Anniversary commemorative program, 1937
    Paul Green's The Lost Colony souvenir programs, 1962-1968
    Programs and posters for non-LLO productions without Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2010
  • Box 7
     
    Programs and Press of Chandler Carter's No East Walk to Freedom , 2001
    Programs and Press for Michael Dellaira Chéri at The Actor's Studio, 2003
    First Draft of Dark of the Moon an opera after the Howard Richardson and William Berney play, libretto by Randolph Umberger, undated
    Piano-Vocal Score of The Devil and Daniel Webster an opera with music by Douglas Moore, libretto by Stephen Vincent Benet with additional recitatives and dialogue by Benjamin Keaton and Randolph Umberger, undated
    Draft of Father Apparent an opera libretto by Umberger, 1963
    Libretto of Father Apparent by Umberger, 1963
    The Liberty Cart a musical play by Umberger © 1976 revised version, 1983
    The Liberty Cart sheet music by Benjamin Keaton, 1976
    The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act One by Keaton, undated
    The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act Two by Keaton, undated
    Notes and drafts of The Liberty Cart score by Keaton, undated
    Original handwritten sheet music for violin and cello of The Liberty Cart score, undated
    Original handwritten sheet music for drum, trumpet, trombone, flute, violin of The Liberty Cart score, undated
    Sheet music for cut songs from The Liberty Cart by Keaton, undated
    Libretto of Remembered Nights by Umberger, 1985
    Piano-vocal score of Remembered Nights Keaton, 1985
  • Box 8
     
    Drafts of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello!, 1983
    Drafts and Revisions of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello! by Umberger, undated
    Revised libretto of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited or The Flowers of Progress by Umberger, 1996
    Full piano-vocal score with marked revision of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
    Full operatic score with conductor notes of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
    Untitled One Act libretto by Umberger, undated
    Sheet music for Tom Peterson's Emily by Keaton, 1979
    Original music by Keaton with lyrics from a poem by Emily Dickenson, 1986
    Piano-vocal score of Places Please! A Savoyard Symphony after the Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan - music by Keaton, 1988
  • Box 9
     
    Umberger's UNC-Chapel Hill Thesis submission Amen to a Mantis, 1966
    Amen to a Mantis by Umberger
    Balloons! or The Fable of Ah!! A play in three acts by Umberger © 1969
    Bridge Play a comedy by Umberger, 2001
    Bridge Play revised and expanded by Umberger, 2002
    Bye Bye Blackbirds by Umberger, 2001
    Bye Bye, Blackbirds First Draft by Umberger, 2000
    Fancy Meeting You Here a comedy in three acts by Umberger, 1981
    Fascination Man a two act play by Umberger © 1984, revised version 1993
    Fascination Man by Umberger, 1995
    Godfrey's Song first draft, 1986
  • Box 10
     
    Grudge working draft by Umberger, 1977
    The Man in Yellow Shoes by Umberger - Act One, undated
    Nothing to Fear But the Living or The Mouse Trap a play in three acts by Umberger, 1964
    Of Mules and Men a play by Umberger after the Nora Zeale Hurston story Mules and Men, includes sheet music for a song by Keaton,1990
    The Speckled Bird a play in three acts - draft with notes by Umberger, undated
    Portions of Umberger's Strike at the Wind!, 1976-1977
    The Summer Tree by Umberger, 1966
    The Turtle Song or Now Through Summer a play by Umberger, formerly titled I Got Shoes, 1964
    Unnamed scene rewrites by Umberger, 1978
    "A Performance Workbook" by Benjamin Keaton, inscribed to Umberger, 1976
    "The Adventures of Windy Bottoms" by Umberger, 1981
    The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 1-2 pages 1-132, undated
    The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 3-5 pages 133-228, undated
  • Box 11
     
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part one pages 1-131, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part two pages 132-233, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part three pages 234-285, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 1-113, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 114-250, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 251-395, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 396-548, undated
    "Dictionary of Theatrical Terms and Phrases" compiled by Umberger for NCCU Department of Dramatic Art, 1987
  • Box 12
     
    "Journal of a Journeyman Actor: The True Account of Roderick UpTurn, Esq." by Umberger, 1984
    "Papageno's Magic Melody or the Spring I Stayed Home from College to Rite a Book" by Umberger, 1966
    A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 1-5, undated
    A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 6-8, undated
    Untitled manuscript by Umberger, undated
    Two poetry collections by Umberger: "Sentimental Sarabands" and "Poems to Dorothy Gillespie" undated
    Poetry by Umberger, undated
    The South Carolina Review vol 2, no 2 May 1970 2 published poems by Umberger
    Fragments of works by Umberger, undated
    Rough drafts and unfinished lyrics, poems, and scenes by Umberger, undated and 1984
    Umberger's Shubert Fellowship in Playwrighting certificate and program, 1964
    The Summer Tree copyright claim for Umberger and Keaton, 1965
    Theatre reviews of Keaton and Umberger, 1970-2000
    Beast and Superbeast an opera from Saki music by Jorge Martín and libretto by Andrew Joffee, 1994
  • Box 13
     
    Piano-vocal score of George F. Root's Belshazzar's Feast or The Fall of Babylon, original publication of 1888
    Libretto of The Biddle Boys and Mrs. Soffel by Jeremy Beck, 2000
    Full score of David Edgar Walther's Birthday on the Moon, 2011
    Piano-vocal score of Richard C. Wall's Blitzstein/Weill Cabaret 2008
    Bon Appètit! A musical monologue adapted by Mark Shulgasser from Julia Child and music by Lee Hoiby, 1987
    Full score of Chèri an opera after the novel by Colette, libretto by Susan Yankowitz music by Michael Dellaira, 2005
    Libretto of A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol an opera after the story by Charles Dickens, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by Gayden Wren, 1994
    The Gitanos a cantata opera with libretto by Edward Oxenford and score by S. Coleridge-Taylor, undated
    Piano-vocal score of Jeremy Beck's The Highway 2008
    Piano-vocal score of Justine F. Chen's Jeanne 2007
    Piano-vocal score of Kitty Hawk music by J. Mark Scearce libretto Will Graham, 2000
    Piano-vocal score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
  • Box 14
     
    Full score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
    Piano-vocal score of A Month in the Country an opera after the Turgenev play, libretto by William Ball and music by Lee Hoiby, 1965
    Piano-vocal score of the pop-opera Myron, It's Damp Down Here, libretto by Mark Bucci and music by Philip Springe, 2001
    The Oberammergau Passion Play full text, original by Fr. Othmar Weis, revised in 1850, 1988 version from the Parish of Oberammergau
    Piano-vocal score of The Scarf an opera based on the story by Anton Chekov, libretto by Harry Duncan, music by Lee Hoiby, undated
    Piano-vocal score of The Secret Agent libretto by J. D. McClatchy and music by Michael Dellaira, 2008
    Libretto of A Shipwreck Opera by Aimee Bender, 2006
    Full score of A Shipwreck Opera by James B. Hedges, 2006
    Piano-vocal score of Tale for a Deaf Ear libretto by Elizabeth Enright and music by Mark Bucci, 1958
    Piano-vocal score of This is the Rill Speaking an opera after the Lanford Wilson play, adapted by Mark Shulgasser and music by Lee Hoiby, 2002
    Sheet music to the song Private First Class Jesse Givens by Lee Hoiby with words from a letter by PFC Jesse Givens a soldier killed in combat, 2006
    Emily a play by Thomas M. Patterson, 1975
    Untitled play based on comedia dell'arte, author unknown, undated
  • Box 15
     
    Untitled scenes of unknown authors, undated
    Poems by Mary Ann Warricto, 1982
    Paul Green's Words & Ways, 1968
    Dorothy Gillespie dedication and exhibition, 1981
    Thalian Hall opening Gala programs, 1990
    Thalian Hall histories, 1990
    Opera Magazines & catalogs, 2006-2010
Full Orchestration of Highway 1, and A Shipwreck Opera, undated
  • Box 17
     
    Photographs: Umberger Family Photographs, 1946-1986 [P-1246/1-59]
    Photographs: Umberger and Keaton Travels through Germany, France, Austria, Luxemburg, and Iceland, undated [P-1246/60-253]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1972-1982 [P-1246/254-296]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1983-1988 [P-1246/297-320]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1988-1991 [P-1246/321-344]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2000-2001 Season [P-1246/345-411b]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2001-2002 Season [P-1246/412-419]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2002-2003 [P-1246/420-488]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2004-2005 [P-1246/489/496]
    Photographs - Assorted performances, 1966-2009 [P-1246/497-527]
    Photographs - Assorted unknown performances, undated [P-1246/528-569]
    Photograph Negatives and slides, undated & 1990
  • Box 18
     
    Compact-disc recordings of operas, 2007-2008
    Promotional photographs on CD, 2006-2007
    Other media including interviews and taped performances, 2006-2008
Rolesville Newspaper on Native American History, 1970's, stage design for Amahl and the Night Visitors, posters

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    Long Leaf Opera Bylaws, 1999
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2002
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2006
    Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2007
    Consultant report on Long Leaf Opera Operations, 2005
    Production Budgets, 1999-2005
    Financial Reports and invoices, 2000-2007
    Tax and Insurance documents, 2000-2010
    Proposal Submission for Glaxo Wellcome Grant, 1999
    Durham Arts Council Grant Applications, 2001-2005
    Orange County Arts Commission Grant Submission, 2011
    Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 1999-2001
    Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 2004-2005
    Performance Profit Summaries for :Down in the Valley and Highway 1, U.S.A. 1999
    Performance Profit Summaries for: Lost in the Stars, 2003
    Performance Profit Summaries for: Jackie O, 2003
    Performance Profit Summaries for: The Tempest, 2004
    Production expenses for 2000-2001 Season: Riders to the Sea and Susannah
    Production expenses for 2001-2002 Season: The Consul, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium
    Production expenses for 2002-2003 Season: Lost in the Stars, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tale for a Deaf Ear
    Production expenses 2003-2004 Season: Jackie O, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Trouble in Tahiti
    Production expenses for 2004-2005 Season: The Tempest, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Devil and Daniel Webster
    Production expenses for 2005-2006 Season: Twelfth Night, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Kismet
  • Box 2
     
    Long Leaf Opera Membership Correspondence, 2000-2007
    Long Leaf Opera Festival Correspondence, 2001-2007
    Production Correspondence, 2000-2005
    Durham Arts Council Correspondence with LLO, 2000-20005
    Scene designs for LLO production of The Medium, 2002
    Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of The Tempest, 2004
    Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of Strange Fruit, 2007
    Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 1999-2004
    Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 2005-2010
    LLO Competition and Opera Festival Programs, 2002-2011
    LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Fall 2000
    LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Spring 2001
    LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Fall 2001
    LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Spring 2002
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Fall 2002
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Spring 2003
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Fall 2003
    LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Spring 2004
    LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year - 2004-2005 Season - Fall 2004
    LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year 2004-2005 Season - Spring 2005
  • Box 3
     
    LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Fall 2005
    LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Spring 2006
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Competitions
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Programs
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Media articles and reviews
    LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival announcements and advertisements
    Sheet music for Harp of Amahl and the Night Visitors an opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti © 1952
    Piano score of Highway 1, U.S.A. an opera in one act music by William Grant Still libretto by Verna Arvey © 1963
    Vocal score of Highway 1, U.S.A. - with notes by Benjamin Keaton
    Piano and vocal chorus score of Jackie O an opera with music by Michael Daugherty and libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum, undated
    Full libretto of Strange Fruit by Joan Ross Sorkin, 2006
    Full Score of Strange Fruit by Chandler Carter, 2002
  • Box 4
     
    Full piano-vocal score of Strange Fruit an opera after the novel by Lillian Smith music by Chandler Carter and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, Act One, 2004
    Full piano-vocal score of Strange Fruit an opera after the novel by Lillian Smith music by Chandler Carter and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, Act Two, 2004
    Piano-vocal score of The Tempest an opera with music by Lee Hoiby and libretto by Mark Shulgasser, © 1986 signed by both authors to Umberger and Keaton
    Female chorus piano score of The Tempest, undated
    Full piano-vocal score of The Tempest an opera after Shakespeare play, words and music by Joel Feigin, © 1999 includes Umberger's director notes
    Full piano-vocal score of (2009) Review: a satire, an opera, a party music and lyrics by Jeremy Beck and commissioned by the Long Leaf Opera Company, 2009
  • Box 5
     
    Correspondence to Randolph Umberger from Paul Green, 1964-1978
    Umberger Correspondence from Sidney Blackmer and Gregory Rozakis, 1965-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger from William Morris, Inc. regarding theatre representation and contracts, 1966-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding post-graduate work, 1966-1971
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding The Lost Colony contracts, 1967-1968
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding Amen to a Mantis performances at the Red Barn Theatre, Ltd., 1967
    Correspondence to Umberger from literary agency Curtis Brown, Ltd. regarding his Corners of the Sky manuscript, undated and 1978
    Correspondence to Umberger regarding Strike at the Wind! Performances and royalties, 1977-1993
    Correspondence to Umberger and Benjamin Keaton regarding The Liberty Cart performances and royalties, 1978-1989
    Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1960-1969
    Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1970-1979
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1972-1982]
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1982-1991]
    Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from 1990 - 2010
    Correspondence from Umberger to various, undated, 1977-1978
    Postcards, 1972-2005 [from Scrapbooks]
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1972
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1973
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1974
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1975
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1976
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1977
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1978
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1979
  • Box 6
     
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1980
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982year 1981
    Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1982
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1982-83
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1984
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1985
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1987
    Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1988
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1988
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1989
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1990
    Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1991
    NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men programs, press, reviews 1990-1991
    NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men at the American College Theatre Festival programs, judging forms, honors, 1990
    American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center, programs, 1991
    Umberger's The Liberty Cart programs, 1976-1980
    Programs of non-LLO productions with Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2008
    Paul Green's The Lost Colony 350th Anniversary commemorative program, 1937
    Paul Green's The Lost Colony souvenir programs, 1962-1968
    Programs and posters for non-LLO productions without Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2010
  • Box 7
     
    Programs and Press of Chandler Carter's No East Walk to Freedom , 2001
    Programs and Press for Michael Dellaira Chéri at The Actor's Studio, 2003
    First Draft of Dark of the Moon an opera after the Howard Richardson and William Berney play, libretto by Randolph Umberger, undated
    Piano-Vocal Score of The Devil and Daniel Webster an opera with music by Douglas Moore, libretto by Stephen Vincent Benet with additional recitatives and dialogue by Benjamin Keaton and Randolph Umberger, undated
    Draft of Father Apparent an opera libretto by Umberger, 1963
    Libretto of Father Apparent by Umberger, 1963
    The Liberty Cart a musical play by Umberger © 1976 revised version, 1983
    The Liberty Cart sheet music by Benjamin Keaton, 1976
    The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act One by Keaton, undated
    The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act Two by Keaton, undated
    Notes and drafts of The Liberty Cart score by Keaton, undated
    Original handwritten sheet music for violin and cello of The Liberty Cart score, undated
    Original handwritten sheet music for drum, trumpet, trombone, flute, violin of The Liberty Cart score, undated
    Sheet music for cut songs from The Liberty Cart by Keaton, undated
    Libretto of Remembered Nights by Umberger, 1985
    Piano-vocal score of Remembered Nights Keaton, 1985
  • Box 8
     
    Drafts of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello!, 1983
    Drafts and Revisions of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello! by Umberger, undated
    Revised libretto of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited or The Flowers of Progress by Umberger, 1996
    Full piano-vocal score with marked revision of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
    Full operatic score with conductor notes of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
    Untitled One Act libretto by Umberger, undated
    Sheet music for Tom Peterson's Emily by Keaton, 1979
    Original music by Keaton with lyrics from a poem by Emily Dickenson, 1986
    Piano-vocal score of Places Please! A Savoyard Symphony after the Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan - music by Keaton, 1988
  • Box 9
     
    Umberger's UNC-Chapel Hill Thesis submission Amen to a Mantis, 1966
    Amen to a Mantis by Umberger
    Balloons! or The Fable of Ah!! A play in three acts by Umberger © 1969
    Bridge Play a comedy by Umberger, 2001
    Bridge Play revised and expanded by Umberger, 2002
    Bye Bye Blackbirds by Umberger, 2001
    Bye Bye, Blackbirds First Draft by Umberger, 2000
    Fancy Meeting You Here a comedy in three acts by Umberger, 1981
    Fascination Man a two act play by Umberger © 1984, revised version 1993
    Fascination Man by Umberger, 1995
    Godfrey's Song first draft, 1986
  • Box 10
     
    Grudge working draft by Umberger, 1977
    The Man in Yellow Shoes by Umberger - Act One, undated
    Nothing to Fear But the Living or The Mouse Trap a play in three acts by Umberger, 1964
    Of Mules and Men a play by Umberger after the Nora Zeale Hurston story Mules and Men, includes sheet music for a song by Keaton,1990
    The Speckled Bird a play in three acts - draft with notes by Umberger, undated
    Portions of Umberger's Strike at the Wind!, 1976-1977
    The Summer Tree by Umberger, 1966
    The Turtle Song or Now Through Summer a play by Umberger, formerly titled I Got Shoes, 1964
    Unnamed scene rewrites by Umberger, 1978
    "A Performance Workbook" by Benjamin Keaton, inscribed to Umberger, 1976
    "The Adventures of Windy Bottoms" by Umberger, 1981
    The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 1-2 pages 1-132, undated
    The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 3-5 pages 133-228, undated
  • Box 11
     
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part one pages 1-131, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part two pages 132-233, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part three pages 234-285, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 1-113, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 114-250, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 251-395, undated
    Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 396-548, undated
    "Dictionary of Theatrical Terms and Phrases" compiled by Umberger for NCCU Department of Dramatic Art, 1987
  • Box 12
     
    "Journal of a Journeyman Actor: The True Account of Roderick UpTurn, Esq." by Umberger, 1984
    "Papageno's Magic Melody or the Spring I Stayed Home from College to Rite a Book" by Umberger, 1966
    A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 1-5, undated
    A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 6-8, undated
    Untitled manuscript by Umberger, undated
    Two poetry collections by Umberger: "Sentimental Sarabands" and "Poems to Dorothy Gillespie" undated
    Poetry by Umberger, undated
    The South Carolina Review vol 2, no 2 May 1970 2 published poems by Umberger
    Fragments of works by Umberger, undated
    Rough drafts and unfinished lyrics, poems, and scenes by Umberger, undated and 1984
    Umberger's Shubert Fellowship in Playwrighting certificate and program, 1964
    The Summer Tree copyright claim for Umberger and Keaton, 1965
    Theatre reviews of Keaton and Umberger, 1970-2000
    Beast and Superbeast an opera from Saki music by Jorge Martín and libretto by Andrew Joffee, 1994
  • Box 13
     
    Piano-vocal score of George F. Root's Belshazzar's Feast or The Fall of Babylon, original publication of 1888
    Libretto of The Biddle Boys and Mrs. Soffel by Jeremy Beck, 2000
    Full score of David Edgar Walther's Birthday on the Moon, 2011
    Piano-vocal score of Richard C. Wall's Blitzstein/Weill Cabaret 2008
    Bon Appètit! A musical monologue adapted by Mark Shulgasser from Julia Child and music by Lee Hoiby, 1987
    Full score of Chèri an opera after the novel by Colette, libretto by Susan Yankowitz music by Michael Dellaira, 2005
    Libretto of A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol an opera after the story by Charles Dickens, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by Gayden Wren, 1994
    The Gitanos a cantata opera with libretto by Edward Oxenford and score by S. Coleridge-Taylor, undated
    Piano-vocal score of Jeremy Beck's The Highway 2008
    Piano-vocal score of Justine F. Chen's Jeanne 2007
    Piano-vocal score of Kitty Hawk music by J. Mark Scearce libretto Will Graham, 2000
    Piano-vocal score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
  • Box 14
     
    Full score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
    Piano-vocal score of A Month in the Country an opera after the Turgenev play, libretto by William Ball and music by Lee Hoiby, 1965
    Piano-vocal score of the pop-opera Myron, It's Damp Down Here, libretto by Mark Bucci and music by Philip Springe, 2001
    The Oberammergau Passion Play full text, original by Fr. Othmar Weis, revised in 1850, 1988 version from the Parish of Oberammergau
    Piano-vocal score of The Scarf an opera based on the story by Anton Chekov, libretto by Harry Duncan, music by Lee Hoiby, undated
    Piano-vocal score of The Secret Agent libretto by J. D. McClatchy and music by Michael Dellaira, 2008
    Libretto of A Shipwreck Opera by Aimee Bender, 2006
    Full score of A Shipwreck Opera by James B. Hedges, 2006
    Piano-vocal score of Tale for a Deaf Ear libretto by Elizabeth Enright and music by Mark Bucci, 1958
    Piano-vocal score of This is the Rill Speaking an opera after the Lanford Wilson play, adapted by Mark Shulgasser and music by Lee Hoiby, 2002
    Sheet music to the song Private First Class Jesse Givens by Lee Hoiby with words from a letter by PFC Jesse Givens a soldier killed in combat, 2006
    Emily a play by Thomas M. Patterson, 1975
    Untitled play based on comedia dell'arte, author unknown, undated
  • Box 15
     
    Untitled scenes of unknown authors, undated
    Poems by Mary Ann Warricto, 1982
    Paul Green's Words & Ways, 1968
    Dorothy Gillespie dedication and exhibition, 1981
    Thalian Hall opening Gala programs, 1990
    Thalian Hall histories, 1990
    Opera Magazines & catalogs, 2006-2010
Full Orchestration of Highway 1, and A Shipwreck Opera, undated
  • Box 17
     
    Photographs: Umberger Family Photographs, 1946-1986 [P-1246/1-59]
    Photographs: Umberger and Keaton Travels through Germany, France, Austria, Luxemburg, and Iceland, undated [P-1246/60-253]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1972-1982 [P-1246/254-296]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1983-1988 [P-1246/297-320]
    Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1988-1991 [P-1246/321-344]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2000-2001 Season [P-1246/345-411b]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2001-2002 Season [P-1246/412-419]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2002-2003 [P-1246/420-488]
    Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2004-2005 [P-1246/489/496]
    Photographs - Assorted performances, 1966-2009 [P-1246/497-527]
    Photographs - Assorted unknown performances, undated [P-1246/528-569]
    Photograph Negatives and slides, undated & 1990
  • Box 18
     
    Compact-disc recordings of operas, 2007-2008
    Promotional photographs on CD, 2006-2007
    Other media including interviews and taped performances, 2006-2008
Rolesville Newspaper on Native American History, 1970's, stage design for Amahl and the Night Visitors, posters

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