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Multimedia, 1956-2012 and undated


Scope and Contents

Multimedia (1956-2012 and undated) consists of eight subseries: Albums, Photographs, Audio Reels, Production DVDs, Production Slide CDs, Posters and Designs, Costume and Set Designs, and Miscellaneous Designs.

Albums (1956-1999 and undated) contains 22 photograph albums assembled by Wooten. Original order has been maintained. The albums are loosely arranged by type into Greek tragedies, Greek comedies, Shakespeare’s plays, and operas. Each of these sections is in alphabetical order by title and then in chronological order by production. Three indexes have been created to facilitate access, organized by production title, by production date, and by album number. PDF versions of these indexes are available online. To view an index online, click on the index you wish to view, then click the Link to Record in the instances field on the resulting page.

Photographs (1974-2003 and undated) contains prints and slides of many productions. These are arranged chronologically by season and then alphabetically by play title. The index (box 3) may assist researchers in identifying which box of photographs to request. Unidentified photographs end the series. The photographs document the evolution of Genesius Guild’s style of masked Greek tragedy, as well as shows on the travelling stage.

Audio Reels (1986 and undated) includes audio tape soundtracks for productions.

Production DVDs (1982-2006) contains footage (43 DVDs) of various productions over the years.

Production Slides CDs (2006 and undated) contains digitized versions of slide film taken of productions.

Posters and Designs (1963-2012, scattered) consists of posters, television advertisements, and drafts. A near-complete poster collection of artwork by local artist Bill Hannan, who created most of the program and poster artwork for the Genesius Guild, is included in this subseries.

Costume and Set Designs (undated) and Miscellaneous Designs (undated) include costume and set designs, original program artwork by Hannan, and some miscellaneous drawings based on Genesius Guild productions. Of note are two drawings parodying Genesius Guild style Greek tragedies and their rehearsal process.


  • Creation: 1956-2012 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


From the Collection: 23.3 Cubic Feet (/ 44 boxes and 8 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

639 38th Street
Thomas Tredway Library
Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States