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Michael J. Hood papers

Guide to the Michael J. Hood papers

Collection number: HMC-0383.
Creator: Hood, Michael J.
Title: Michael J. Hood papers.
Dates: 1979-1996.
Volume of collection: 2.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records related to UAA theatre productions.

Biographical note:
Michael J. Hood obtained his bachelors degree from Arizona State University in 1972, and his master of arts and master of fine arts degrees from the University of New Orleans in 1975. He came to Alaska in 1976 to join the faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage as a professor in the Department of Theater. Professor Hood has directed numerous plays for the university and other community and professional theater companies, and has received recognition for outstanding direction from the American College Theater Festival for his productions of What the Butler Saw, The Bat, and Rapier and Dagger. He has served as a member of the American Theater Association board of nominations, and as vice president of the Northwest Drama Conference. He is also a member of several organizations including the American Council on Quebec Studies, the Northwest Drama Conference, the Western Social Sciences Association, the Society of American Fight Directors, and the Association for Theater in Higher Education. His university service at the University of Alaska Anchorage has included serving as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, president of the University Assembly, and chair of the Department of Theater.

Collection description:
This collection consists of papers relating to Michael Hood’s career at UAA, his theater activities at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the construction of the new UAA Arts building. Included are production books from various UAA theater productions containing production scripts, rehearsal schedules, lists of props and costumes, audition sheets, and other similar types of records. There are also prompt scripts, which include actor movement, sound, and light cue prompt scripts from various UAA theater productions.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Production books; 1979-1996
Series 2: Theatre department administrative records; 1981-1992

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Technical requirements: The floppy disks in Series 2 may require additional time to view. The contents have not been transferred nor checked for readability and the file types are unknown.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to collection materials created by Michael J. Hood.

Preferred citation: Michael J. Hood papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Bound prompt scripts were removed from the collection and placed in Rare Books. UAA production posters, programs, and shirts were moved to university records collections.

Related materials: Other materials from the UAA Department of Theatre and Dance can be found in university records held by the Archives as well as the Frank Bebey papers, HMC-1090.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Michael J. Hood in 1991. Additional materials were given to the Archives by Michael J. Hood in 1992.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1993. Additions to the collection were arranged and described by Kathleen Hertel in 2000. The collection description was revised to meet current standards and the collection rehoused by Arlene Schmuland in 2016.

Container list:
Series 1: Production books; 1979-1996. 1.7 cubic feet.
Additional production information may also be found in Series 2: Theatre Department administrative records.

Box/Folder Production Dates
1/1 Canterbury Tales production book Undated
1/2 Three One-Acts By Arabella production book 1982 November
1/3-4 Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum production book 1983 April
1/5-6 The Bat production book 1983-1984
1/7-8 The Glass Menagerie production book 1984 February
1/9-10 Shootout in Keystone Canyon production book 1985 Summer
1/11-12 Much Ado About Nothing production book 1986 February
1/13-14 Shootout at the Keystone Canyon production book 1986 Summer
1/15-16 Macbeth production book 1986 October
1/17-18 Equus–Bright Nights Summer Rep production book 1987 Summer
1/19 Story Theatre–Bright Nights Summer Rep production book 1987 Summer
1/20 The Nerd/On the Verge–Bright Nights Summer Rep production book 1989 Summer
2/1 True West production book 1990
2/2-3 A Piece of My Heart production book 1991
2/4-6 The Imaginary Invalid production book 1992 February
2/7 Richard III production book 1994
2/8-9 Clytemnestra production file Undated
2/10 Romeo and Juliet production file Undated
2/11 The Lark production file (includes photographs) 1979
2/12 Three One Acts by Arrabal production file 1982
2/13 Valdez Theatre Festival production file (includes photographs) 1985
2/14 Macbeth production file (includes photographs) 1986
2/15 Three Penny Opera production file (includes photographs) 1988
2/16-17 Farther West production file (includes photographs) 1989
2/18 True West prompt script 1990
2/19 Shotridge prompt script 1992
OSF1 Arms and the Man scenic drawings and ground plans by Frank Bebey 1991
OSF1 Love’s Labour’s Lost, set design, by Frank Bebey 1996
OSF1 Love’s Labour’s Lost artwork 1996

Series 2: Theatre department administrative records; 1981-1992. 0.4 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
2/20 Season program preparation and forms file 1986-1992
2/21-26 Fine Arts building planning files 1981-1986
2/27 3.25” floppy disks containing production files, project files, and other administrative records 1986-1996


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