Long Leaf Opera Company Records

1952-2012, 1888
Manuscript Collection #1246
Creator(s)
Keaton, Benjamin Franklin; Umberger, Wallace Randolph, Jr.
Physical description
10 Cubic Feet, consisting of librettos, musical scores, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs, programs, photographs, promotional material, financial records, correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, publications and clippings.
Preferred Citation
Long Leaf Opera Company Records (#1246), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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).


Biographical/historical information

The Long Leaf Opera Company was founded in 1998 by Randolph Umberger and Benjamin Keaton to produce English language Operas in the Triangle area of North Carolina. They were in operation from 1998 to 2011. Each season (a season being from September to April) produced at least two operas and beginning in 2007 an annual vocal competition that brought national attention.

Dr. Randolph (Ranny) Umberger was born in Virginia and studied theatre at the University of Chapel-Hill receiving both his Bachelors and Masters of Arts. He then earned his doctorate at Tulane University in 1970. He was a Professor of Theatre at North Carolina Central University beginning in 1967 until his retirement in 1997. While at NCCU he directed Of Mules and Men his own adaption of Nora Zeale Hurston's work that won honors at the America College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Then in 1998, along with his life-partner Benjamin Keaton, he founded the Long Leaf Opera Company where he would not only produce but direct several productions until his unexpected death in October of 2011.

Benjamin Keaton is a 1961 graduate of East Carolina University, earning both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music. He was the Maestro of the Long Leaf Opera Company as he had a long and prolific career as a Musical Director. He also had several original musical compositions staged such as The Liberty Cart, Emily, and The Lone Star.


Scope and arrangement

This collection is divided into two sections, the professional workings of the Long Leaf Opera Company of Durham, North Carolina, and the personal records of its founders: Randolph Umberger and Benjamin Keaton.

The section relating to Long Leaf Opera Company runs from 1998 to 2010 and consists of Board of Directors meetings, grant proposals, performance profit summaries, contracts, and correspondence. Also included are the books, lyrics, and scores for their produced opera's. Some highlights include Amahl and the Night Visitors, Oh Susanna, Strange Fruit, Jackie O, and The Tempest. Additionally, each season, September through April, has a scrapbook that includes programs, posters, reviews, advertisements, and other related media. Performance Photographs and CD recordings are available within the collection as well.

The second section pertains to the personal and pre-Long Leaf Opera Company careers of its founders, Randolph (Ranny) Umberger and Benjamin Keaton. Much of this section is dedicated to Umberger's original works; he was an author not only of operas but also of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels. Most notable are his long-running 1976 play The Liberty Cart, and his 1991 award-winning adaption of Nora Zeale Hurston's Of Mules and Men.

Benjamin Keaton's original musical compositions are also available, including songs that were cut from final performances. His full score for Emily by Thomas Patterson for East Carolina University and the Carolina Playmakers is of special note. The personal correspondence of both Keaton and Umberger from the 1960's to 1990's is included. Umberger's mentor, Paul Green, was the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of The Lost Colony and their correspondence is also included.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 18, 2015, 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, (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

Source of acquisition

Gift of Benjamin Franklin Keaton

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

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Long Leaf Opera Bylaws, 1999
Box 1 Folder b Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2002
Box 1 Folder c Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2006
Box 1 Folder d Board of Directors Annual Meeting, 2007
Box 1 Folder e Consultant report on Long Leaf Opera Operations, 2005
Box 1 Folder f Production Budgets, 1999-2005
Box 1 Folder g Financial Reports and invoices, 2000-2007
Box 1 Folder h Tax and Insurance documents, 2000-2010
Box 1 Folder i Proposal Submission for Glaxo Wellcome Grant, 1999
Box 1 Folder j Durham Arts Council Grant Applications, 2001-2005
Box 1 Folder k Orange County Arts Commission Grant Submission, 2011
Box 1 Folder l Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 1999-2001
Box 1 Folder m Carolina Theatre Lease Agreements, 2004-2005
Box 1 Folder n Performance Profit Summaries for :Down in the Valley and Highway 1, U.S.A. 1999
Box 1 Folder o Performance Profit Summaries for: Lost in the Stars, 2003
Box 1 Folder p Performance Profit Summaries for: Jackie O, 2003
Box 1 Folder q Performance Profit Summaries for: The Tempest, 2004
Box 1 Folder r Production expenses for 2000-2001 Season: Riders to the Sea and Susannah
Box 1 Folder s Production expenses for 2001-2002 Season: The Consul, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium
Box 1 Folder t Production expenses for 2002-2003 Season: Lost in the Stars, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tale for a Deaf Ear
Box 1 Folder u Production expenses 2003-2004 Season: Jackie O, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Trouble in Tahiti
Box 1 Folder v Production expenses for 2004-2005 Season: The Tempest, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Devil and Daniel Webster
Box 1 Folder w Production expenses for 2005-2006 Season: Twelfth Night, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Kismet
Box 2 Folder a Long Leaf Opera Membership Correspondence, 2000-2007
Box 2 Folder b Long Leaf Opera Festival Correspondence, 2001-2007
Box 2 Folder c Production Correspondence, 2000-2005
Box 2 Folder d Durham Arts Council Correspondence with LLO, 2000-20005
Box 2 Folder e Scene designs for LLO production of The Medium, 2002
Box 2 Folder f Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of The Tempest, 2004
Box 2 Folder g Scene designs and director notes for LLO production of Strange Fruit, 2007
Box 2 Folder h Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 1999-2004
Box 2 Folder i Posters and Programs of LLO productions from 2005-2010
Box 2 Folder j LLO Competition and Opera Festival Programs, 2002-2011
Box 2 Folder k LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Fall 2000
Box 2 Folder l LLO Scrapbook: The Second Year 2000-2001 Season - Spring 2001
Box 2 Folder m LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Fall 2001
Box 2 Folder n LLO Scrapbook: The Third Year 2001-2002 Season - Spring 2002
Box 2 Folder o LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Fall 2002
Box 2 Folder p LLO Scrapbook: The Fourth Year 2002-2003 Season - Spring 2003
Box 2 Folder q LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Fall 2003
Box 2 Folder r LLO Scrapbook: The Fifth Year 2003-2004 Season - Spring 2004
Box 2 Folder s LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year - 2004-2005 Season - Fall 2004
Box 2 Folder t LLO Scrapbook: The Sixth Year 2004-2005 Season - Spring 2005
Box 3 Folder a LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Fall 2005
Box 3 Folder b LLO Scrapbook: The Seventh Year 2005-2006 Season - Spring 2006
Box 3 Folder c LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Competitions
Box 3 Folder d LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Programs
Box 3 Folder e LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival Media articles and reviews
Box 3 Folder f LLO Scrapbook 2007 Season - Festival announcements and advertisements
Box 3 Folder g Sheet music for Harp of Amahl and the Night Visitors an opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti © 1952
Box 3 Folder h Piano score of Highway 1, U.S.A. an opera in one act music by William Grant Still libretto by Verna Arvey © 1963
Box 3 Folder i Vocal score of Highway 1, U.S.A. - with notes by Benjamin Keaton
Box 3 Folder j Piano and vocal chorus score of Jackie O an opera with music by Michael Daugherty and libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum, undated
Box 3 Folder k Full libretto of Strange Fruit by Joan Ross Sorkin, 2006
Box 3 Folder l Full Score of Strange Fruit by Chandler Carter, 2002
Box 4 Folder a 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
Box 4 Folder b 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
Box 4 Folder c 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
Box 4 Folder d Female chorus piano score of The Tempest, undated
Box 4 Folder e Full piano-vocal score of The Tempest an opera after Shakespeare play, words and music by Joel Feigin, © 1999 includes Umberger's director notes
Box 4 Folder f 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 Folder a Correspondence to Randolph Umberger from Paul Green, 1964-1978
Box 5 Folder b Umberger Correspondence from Sidney Blackmer and Gregory Rozakis, 1965-1968
Box 5 Folder c Correspondence to Umberger from William Morris, Inc. regarding theatre representation and contracts, 1966-1968
Box 5 Folder d Correspondence to Umberger regarding post-graduate work, 1966-1971
Box 5 Folder e Correspondence to Umberger regarding The Lost Colony contracts, 1967-1968
Box 5 Folder f Correspondence to Umberger regarding Amen to a Mantis performances at the Red Barn Theatre, Ltd., 1967
Box 5 Folder g Correspondence to Umberger from literary agency Curtis Brown, Ltd. regarding his Corners of the Sky manuscript, undated and 1978
Box 5 Folder h Correspondence to Umberger regarding Strike at the Wind! Performances and royalties, 1977-1993
Box 5 Folder i Correspondence to Umberger and Benjamin Keaton regarding The Liberty Cart performances and royalties, 1978-1989
Box 5 Folder j Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1960-1969
Box 5 Folder k Correspondence to Umberger from various, 1970-1979
Box 5 Folder l Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1972-1982]
Box 5 Folder m Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from various [Scrapbook 1982-1991]
Box 5 Folder n Correspondence to Umberger and Keaton from 1990 - 2010
Box 5 Folder o Correspondence from Umberger to various, undated, 1977-1978
Box 5 Folder p Postcards, 1972-2005 [from Scrapbooks]
Box 5 Folder q Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1972
Box 5 Folder r Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1973
Box 5 Folder s Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1974
Box 5 Folder t Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1975
Box 5 Folder u Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1976
Box 5 Folder v Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1977
Box 5 Folder w Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1978
Box 5 Folder x Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1979
Box 6 Folder a Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1980
Box 6 Folder b Scrapbook: 1972-1982year 1981
Box 6 Folder c Scrapbook: 1972-1982/year 1982
Box 6 Folder d Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1982-83
Box 6 Folder e Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1984
Box 6 Folder f Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1985
Box 6 Folder g Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1987
Box 6 Folder h Scrapbook: 1982-1988/year 1988
Box 6 Folder i Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1988
Box 6 Folder j Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1989
Box 6 Folder k Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1990
Box 6 Folder l Scrapbook: 1988-1991/year 1991
Box 6 Folder m NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men programs, press, reviews 1990-1991
Box 6 Folder n NCCU's production of Umberger's Of Mules and Men at the American College Theatre Festival programs, judging forms, honors, 1990
Box 6 Folder o American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center, programs, 1991
Box 6 Folder p Umberger's The Liberty Cart programs, 1976-1980
Box 6 Folder q Programs of non-LLO productions with Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2008
Box 6 Folder r Paul Green's The Lost Colony 350th Anniversary commemorative program, 1937
Box 6 Folder s Paul Green's The Lost Colony souvenir programs, 1962-1968
Box 6 Folder t Programs and posters for non-LLO productions without Umberger and Keaton, 1969-2010
Box 7 Folder a Programs and Press of Chandler Carter's No East Walk to Freedom , 2001
Box 7 Folder b Programs and Press for Michael Dellaira Chéri at The Actor's Studio, 2003
Box 7 Folder c First Draft of Dark of the Moon an opera after the Howard Richardson and William Berney play, libretto by Randolph Umberger, undated
Box 7 Folder d 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
Box 7 Folder e Draft of Father Apparent an opera libretto by Umberger, 1963
Box 7 Folder f Libretto of Father Apparent by Umberger, 1963
Box 7 Folder g The Liberty Cart a musical play by Umberger © 1976 revised version, 1983
Box 7 Folder h The Liberty Cart sheet music by Benjamin Keaton, 1976
Box 7 Folder i The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act One by Keaton, undated
Box 7 Folder j The Liberty Cart final sheet music for Act Two by Keaton, undated
Box 7 Folder k Notes and drafts of The Liberty Cart score by Keaton, undated
Box 7 Folder l Original handwritten sheet music for violin and cello of The Liberty Cart score, undated
Box 7 Folder m Original handwritten sheet music for drum, trumpet, trombone, flute, violin of The Liberty Cart score, undated
Box 7 Folder n Sheet music for cut songs from The Liberty Cart by Keaton, undated
Box 7 Folder o Libretto of Remembered Nights by Umberger, 1985
Box 7 Folder p Piano-vocal score of Remembered Nights Keaton, 1985
Box 8 Folder a Drafts of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello!, 1983
Box 8 Folder b Drafts and Revisions of Remembered Nights or Hello, Goodbye--Hello! by Umberger, undated
Box 8 Folder c Revised libretto of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited or The Flowers of Progress by Umberger, 1996
Box 8 Folder d Full piano-vocal score with marked revision of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
Box 8 Folder e Full operatic score with conductor notes of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia (un)limited by Umberger and Keaton, 1996
Box 8 Folder f Untitled One Act libretto by Umberger, undated
Box 8 Folder g Sheet music for Tom Peterson's Emily by Keaton, 1979
Box 8 Folder h Original music by Keaton with lyrics from a poem by Emily Dickenson, 1986
Box 8 Folder i Piano-vocal score of Places Please! A Savoyard Symphony after the Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan - music by Keaton, 1988
Box 9 Folder a Umberger's UNC-Chapel Hill Thesis submission Amen to a Mantis, 1966
Box 9 Folder b Amen to a Mantis by Umberger
Box 9 Folder c Balloons! or The Fable of Ah!! A play in three acts by Umberger © 1969
Box 9 Folder d Bridge Play a comedy by Umberger, 2001
Box 9 Folder e Bridge Play revised and expanded by Umberger, 2002
Box 9 Folder f Bye Bye Blackbirds by Umberger, 2001
Box 9 Folder g Bye Bye, Blackbirds First Draft by Umberger, 2000
Box 9 Folder h Fancy Meeting You Here a comedy in three acts by Umberger, 1981
Box 9 Folder i Fascination Man a two act play by Umberger © 1984, revised version 1993
Box 9 Folder j Fascination Man by Umberger, 1995
Box 9 Folder k Godfrey's Song first draft, 1986
Box 10 Folder a Grudge working draft by Umberger, 1977
Box 10 Folder b The Man in Yellow Shoes by Umberger - Act One, undated
Box 10 Folder c Nothing to Fear But the Living or The Mouse Trap a play in three acts by Umberger, 1964
Box 10 Folder d 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
Box 10 Folder e The Speckled Bird a play in three acts - draft with notes by Umberger, undated
Box 10 Folder f Portions of Umberger's Strike at the Wind!, 1976-1977
Box 10 Folder g The Summer Tree by Umberger, 1966
Box 10 Folder h The Turtle Song or Now Through Summer a play by Umberger, formerly titled I Got Shoes, 1964
Box 10 Folder i Unnamed scene rewrites by Umberger, 1978
Box 10 Folder j "A Performance Workbook" by Benjamin Keaton, inscribed to Umberger, 1976
Box 10 Folder k "The Adventures of Windy Bottoms" by Umberger, 1981
Box 10 Folder l The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 1-2 pages 1-132, undated
Box 10 Folder m The Bones of Jacob novel manuscript by Umberger, Chapters 3-5 pages 133-228, undated
Box 11 Folder a Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part one pages 1-131, undated
Box 11 Folder b Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part two pages 132-233, undated
Box 11 Folder c Corners of the Sky novel manuscript by Umberger, part three pages 234-285, undated
Box 11 Folder d Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 1-113, undated
Box 11 Folder e Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 114-250, undated
Box 11 Folder f Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 251-395, undated
Box 11 Folder g Corners of the Sky novel working draft by Umberger, pages 396-548, undated
Box 11 Folder h "Dictionary of Theatrical Terms and Phrases" compiled by Umberger for NCCU Department of Dramatic Art, 1987
Box 12 Folder a "Journal of a Journeyman Actor: The True Account of Roderick UpTurn, Esq." by Umberger, 1984
Box 12 Folder b "Papageno's Magic Melody or the Spring I Stayed Home from College to Rite a Book" by Umberger, 1966
Box 12 Folder c A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 1-5, undated
Box 12 Folder d A Sprig of the Moon a novel by Umberger, chapters 6-8, undated
Box 12 Folder e Untitled manuscript by Umberger, undated
Box 12 Folder f Two poetry collections by Umberger: "Sentimental Sarabands" and "Poems to Dorothy Gillespie" undated
Box 12 Folder g Poetry by Umberger, undated
Box 12 Folder h The South Carolina Review vol 2, no 2 May 1970 2 published poems by Umberger
Box 12 Folder i Fragments of works by Umberger, undated
Box 12 Folder j Rough drafts and unfinished lyrics, poems, and scenes by Umberger, undated and 1984
Box 12 Folder k Umberger's Shubert Fellowship in Playwrighting certificate and program, 1964
Box 12 Folder l The Summer Tree copyright claim for Umberger and Keaton, 1965
Box 12 Folder m Theatre reviews of Keaton and Umberger, 1970-2000
Box 12 Folder n Beast and Superbeast an opera from Saki music by Jorge Martín and libretto by Andrew Joffee, 1994
Box 13 Folder a Piano-vocal score of George F. Root's Belshazzar's Feast or The Fall of Babylon, original publication of 1888
Box 13 Folder b Libretto of The Biddle Boys and Mrs. Soffel by Jeremy Beck, 2000
Box 13 Folder c Full score of David Edgar Walther's Birthday on the Moon, 2011
Box 13 Folder d Piano-vocal score of Richard C. Wall's Blitzstein/Weill Cabaret 2008
Box 13 Folder e Bon Appètit! A musical monologue adapted by Mark Shulgasser from Julia Child and music by Lee Hoiby, 1987
Box 13 Folder f Full score of Chèri an opera after the novel by Colette, libretto by Susan Yankowitz music by Michael Dellaira, 2005
Box 13 Folder g Libretto of A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol an opera after the story by Charles Dickens, music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by Gayden Wren, 1994
Box 13 Folder h The Gitanos a cantata opera with libretto by Edward Oxenford and score by S. Coleridge-Taylor, undated
Box 13 Folder i Piano-vocal score of Jeremy Beck's The Highway 2008
Box 13 Folder j Piano-vocal score of Justine F. Chen's Jeanne 2007
Box 13 Folder k Piano-vocal score of Kitty Hawk music by J. Mark Scearce libretto Will Graham, 2000
Box 13 Folder l Piano-vocal score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
Box 14 Folder a Full score of Charis Bean Duke's Margery Kempe, undated
Box 14 Folder b 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
Box 14 Folder c Piano-vocal score of the pop-opera Myron, It's Damp Down Here, libretto by Mark Bucci and music by Philip Springe, 2001
Box 14 Folder d The Oberammergau Passion Play full text, original by Fr. Othmar Weis, revised in 1850, 1988 version from the Parish of Oberammergau
Box 14 Folder e Piano-vocal score of The Scarf an opera based on the story by Anton Chekov, libretto by Harry Duncan, music by Lee Hoiby, undated
Box 14 Folder f Piano-vocal score of The Secret Agent libretto by J. D. McClatchy and music by Michael Dellaira, 2008
Box 14 Folder g Libretto of A Shipwreck Opera by Aimee Bender, 2006
Box 14 Folder h Full score of A Shipwreck Opera by James B. Hedges, 2006
Box 14 Folder i Piano-vocal score of Tale for a Deaf Ear libretto by Elizabeth Enright and music by Mark Bucci, 1958
Box 14 Folder j 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
Box 14 Folder k 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
Box 14 Folder l Emily a play by Thomas M. Patterson, 1975
Box 14 Folder m Untitled play based on comedia dell'arte, author unknown, undated
Box 15 Folder a Untitled scenes of unknown authors, undated
Box 15 Folder b Poems by Mary Ann Warricto, 1982
Box 15 Folder c Paul Green's Words & Ways, 1968
Box 15 Folder d Dorothy Gillespie dedication and exhibition, 1981
Box 15 Folder e Thalian Hall opening Gala programs, 1990
Box 15 Folder f Thalian Hall histories, 1990
Box 15 Folder g Opera Magazines & catalogs, 2006-2010
Box 16 Full Orchestration of Highway 1, and A Shipwreck Opera, undated
Box 17 Folder a Photographs: Umberger Family Photographs, 1946-1986 [P-1246/1-59]
Box 17 Folder b Photographs: Umberger and Keaton Travels through Germany, France, Austria, Luxemburg, and Iceland, undated [P-1246/60-253]
Box 17 Folder c Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1972-1982 [P-1246/254-296]
Box 17 Folder d Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1983-1988 [P-1246/297-320]
Box 17 Folder e Photographs from Keaton and Umberger Scrapbook 1988-1991 [P-1246/321-344]
Box 17 Folder f Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2000-2001 Season [P-1246/345-411b]
Box 17 Folder g Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2001-2002 Season [P-1246/412-419]
Box 17 Folder h Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2002-2003 [P-1246/420-488]
Box 17 Folder i Photographs from LLO Scrapbook 2004-2005 [P-1246/489/496]
Box 17 Folder j Photographs - Assorted performances, 1966-2009 [P-1246/497-527]
Box 17 Folder k Photographs - Assorted unknown performances, undated [P-1246/528-569]
Box 17 Folder l Photograph Negatives and slides, undated & 1990
Box 18 Folder a Compact-disc recordings of operas, 2007-2008
Box 18 Folder b Promotional photographs on CD, 2006-2007
Box 18 Folder c Other media including interviews and taped performances, 2006-2008
Folder os1 Rolesville Newspaper on Native American History, 1970's, stage design for Amahl and the Night Visitors, posters