R. Russell Porter Collection
Special Collections & Archives
- Administrative file folders are arranged alphabetically, then
chronologically within each folder.
- Administrative correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, photos
and press releases do not directly pertain to a particular artistic
work, and are arranged chronologically. (The correspondence file
is further arranged by author and recipient.)
- Documents pertaining to an artistic work are filed with or adjacent
to that work.
- Personal papers include insurance documents, greeting cards,
and other miscellaneous documents.
- Personnel records include biographical updates, evaluations
and records of appointments and salary treatment.
- Planning – Fine Arts Center contains brochures and floor plans
of centers in other cities. Many of these were collected by Porter's
predecessor, Campton Bell.
- Papers are filed chronologically. Where the final version is
not available, a draft has been retained.
- Speeches are filed chronologically where the date can be determined.
- Radio scripts include those written while Porter was at Kansas
and at University. They are filed chronologically, and there is
little documentation beyond the scripts themselves. Scripts in
the series, “Westward America”, were written by various authors
and were produced by Professor Porter.
- Plays and librettos by Porter are arranged chronologically.
Some have the script and score along with multiple drafts and
adjunct materials, while others have only a playbill or review.
- Two plays are mentioned in Porter's personnel file, but are
not represented in the collection. These are The Face of the Future
(1962) and Inevitable Hour (1964), which was another collaboration
with Normand Lockwood.
- Plays by others are arranged separately, in chronological order.
These appear to have been submitted to Porter and his predecessor,
Campton Bell, to be considered for production at the University
of Denver Theater.
- University of Denver Penrose Library – Theater Collection
- University of Denver Penrose Library – Centennial Collection
- University of Colorado, Music – Lockwood Collection
- Denver Public Library – Score of “Inevitable Hour”
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