Guide to the Iron Clad Agreement Records, 1973-1989 CTC.1990.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Iron Clad Agreement Records
Creator
Iron Clad Agreement (Theatrical company).
Collection Number
CTC.1990.01
Date
1973-1989
Extent
18.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Abstract
The Iron Clad Agreement theatre company integrated historical research and live theatre. The group operated in Pittsburgh and New York City from 1976 till 1985. The collection contains operational files, correspondence, scripts, photographs, slides, audio and audio/visual recordings relating to the company's operation.

Preferred Citation

Iron Clad Agreement Records, 1973-1989, CTC.1990.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Iron Clad Agreement was founded in Pittsburgh in 1976 by Julia Royall and K. Wilson Hutton as a traveling forum for producing original theatre productions. Their work integrated historical research and live theatre emphasizing the performer as the most portable element of theatre. The Iron Clad Agreement sought to explore the age of America's Industrial Revolution--its inventors, workers, feminists, and labor leaders. Scripts and songs were written specifically for or by the company in the unique Iron Clad style, somewhere between vaudeville and documentary drama. The group performed extensively in a variety of non-traditional theatre settings for audiences of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Besides performances, the company's services included post-performance discussions; artistic and administrative internships; and workshops in acting, directing, movement, speech and voice. In 1981, the company moved their central base of operation to New York City with live history-oriented theatre productions and projects including the Eastern U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong. In addition to several Pittsburgh radio productions, they ventured into some television and film around the same thematic focus.

Major premiers included Edison at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC;  Virgins and Dynamos at The Royal Society of Arts, London; and  The Gilded Age of Invention at the Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland. The company was also featured on the  Creativity with Bill Moyers television series and the Smithsonian Institution's film  Mr. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factories. The company continued its unique style of blending history with theatre until ceasing major operations in 1985. Its final production,  Hasta Cuando? for the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women under the auspices of We the People 2000, occurred in 1987.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Iron Clad Agreement records are arranged into seven series. The first is a group of operational files that are arranged alphabetically. Series II is a complete set of play scripts for all the productions that the Iron Clad Agreement performed. All of these play scripts are cross-referenced in the Curtis Play script and Acting Edition collection binder. These first two series make up the bulk of the collection. The remaining series III-VII are photographs, slides, audio recordings, video recordings, and oversized/ephemera, respectively. Please note that the Iron Clad Agreement founder Julia Royall is citied throughout the finding aid as Julia Swoyer, her name at the time.

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Arrangement

The Iron Clad Agreement materials are arranged into seven series.

Series I. Operational Files, 1973-1986

Series II. Playscripts, 1976-1989

Series III. Photographs, 1976-1982

Series IV. Slides, 1977-1981

Series V. Audio Recordings, 1975-1984

Series VI. Audio/Visual Recordings, 1977-1982

Series VII. Oversized and Ephemera, 1976-1981

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2010

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collectons
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Additional material processed. December 2016

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Julia Royall, Iron Clad Agreement Producer, 1990. Additional materials were donated by Julia Royall in 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Sleasman in 1992. It was entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Christie Graci in June 2010. Corrections to the finding aid with the assistance of Julia Royall and K. Wilson Hutton were made by William Daw in December 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Edinburgh International Festival.
  • Iron Clad Agreement (Theatrical company).
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain).

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Audiotapes
  • Photographs
  • Scripts (Documents)
  • Slides (Photographs)
  • Video recordings
  • Videocassettes
  • Videotapes

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Henry, 1838-1918
  • Barnum, P.T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
  • Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
  • Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
  • Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886
  • Eastman, George, 1854-1932
  • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 -- Drama
  • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947
  • Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
  • Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
  • Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949
  • Heinz, H. J. (Henry John), 1844-1919
  • Hutton, Wilson
  • Lee, Muna, 1895-1965
  • Meyers, Larry John
  • O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964
  • Royall, Julia
  • Westinghouse, George, 1846-1914
  • Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825

Subject(s)

  • Industrial revolution -- Drama
  • Inventors -- Drama
  • Performing arts -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Performing arts -- United States
  • Theater
  • Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Theater -- United States

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Previous Citation

Iron Clad Agreement Records, 1973-1989, CTC.1990.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Iron Clad Agreement Records, 1975-1985, CTC.22, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Operational Files, 1973-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

These files contain the daily business files, correspondence, minutes, contracts, schedules, etc. for the operation of the organization. They are arranged alphabetically.

  BoxFolder
Actor's Equity Association, 1981-1983 11
  Folder
Actor Training 2
  Folder
Alliance of Pittsburgh Theatres, 1979-1981 3
  Folder
Arts Management, 1978-1980 4
  Folder
Board of Directors - Correspondence, 1976-1986 5
  Folder
Board of Directors - General, 1977-1986 6
  Folder
Board of Directors - Minutes, 1976-1985 7
  Folder
Bookings - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 1978-1980 8-9
  Folder
Bookings - Allegheny Intermediate Unit Final Report to the Howard Heinz Endowment, 1979-1980 10
  Folder
Bookings - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Presentation J, 1980-1981 11
  BoxFolder
Bookings - American Wind Symphony, Summer, 1979 21
  Folder
Bookings - Art/Work, 1980-1981 2
  Folder
Bookings - Booking Contract 3
  Folder
Bookings - Carnegie Institute/Blythe, 1981 4
  Folder
Bookings - City-County, 1980 5
  Folder
Bookings - Correspondence, 1977-1981 6
  Folder
Bookings - Edinburgh, 1976-1979 7
  Folder
Bookings - Edison (Past Bookings), 1979-1980 8
  Folder
Bookings - Father K, New York Showcase, 1979-1980 9
  Folder
Bookings - Father K (Past Bookings), 1979-1980 10
  Folder
Bookings - Festivals and Conferences, 1976-1978 11
  Folder
Bookings - 57 By Two/  Shiver Me Timbers, 1975-1980 12
  Folder
Bookings - Gateway to Music, 1979-1981 13
  BoxFolder
Bookings - Gilded Age (Past Gigs in Pittsburgh Area), 1976-1981 31
  Folder
Bookings - Gilded Age (Past Gigs on tour), 1977-1979 2
  Folder
Bookings - Interchangeable Parts, 1979-81 3
  Folder
Bookings - Lincoln Center, 1979-1983 4
  Folder
Bookings - Maps, Handouts, Memorabilia 5
  Folder
Bookings - Mid-Atlantic, 1980-1982 6
  Folder
Bookings - My Dear Sisters, 1980 7
  Folder
Bookings - New York Showcase, 1980-1981 8
  Folder
Bookings - Notes, Agendas, Calendars, 1978-1979 9
  Folder
Bookings - Ourselves Alone, 1980-1981 10
  Folder
Bookings - Out of This Furnace, 1977-1979 11
  Folder
Bookings - Past Gigs, 1976-1980 12
  Folder
Bookings - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Showcase, 1978 13
  Folder
Bookings - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Touring Seminar, 1981 14
  Folder
Bookings - Performance Lists, 1976-1982 15
  Folder
Bookings - Pittsburgh Symphony, 1977-1979 16
  BoxFolder
Bookings - Scene Lists, Play Structures, 1976 41
  Folder
Bookings - T.A.P. Showcase, Conference and Touring Project, 1977-1978 2
  Folder
Bookings - T.A.P. Showcase and Pilot Touring Project, Fall 1978-Spring 1979 3
  Folder
Bookings - T.A.P. Conference and Showcase, 1979-1980 4
  Folder
Bookings - Tour Sheets, 1981 5
  Folder
Bookings - Toymakers, 1981 6
  Folder
Bright Star Films, 1980-1985 7
  Folder
Budgets, 1976-1981 8
  Folder
Business Committee of the Arts, 1976-1980 9
  Folder
California Labor History, 1980-1982 10
  Folder
Carlow College, 1980-1981 11
  Folder
Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Carnegie Mellon, 1976-1982 12
  Folder
Charter and By-Laws, 1976-1981 13
  Folder
Cititrust, 1981-1983 14
  Folder
Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, 1979-1981 15
  Folder
Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Regional Committee, 1976-1978 16
  Folder
Collaborative for the Arts in Pittsburgh Education, 1978-1979 17
  Folder
Connecticut Humanities Council, 1983 18
  Folder
Connecticut Oral History - Quinebaug, 1984 19
  Folder
Contracts, 1977-1982 20
  BoxFolder
Copyrights, 1977-1982 51
  Folder
Correspondence - Fan Mail, 1976-1982 2
  Folder
Correspondence - Inventors and Companies, 1976-1978 3
  Folder
Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1978-1979 4
  Folder
David Demarest - Center for Regional Studies, 1977-1982 5
  Folder
David Demarest - Coke Region Article, 1982 6
  Folder
David Demarest - Pittsburgh Regional Curriculum, 1980 7
  Folder
David Demarest - Thomas Bell Collection, Carnegie Mellon, 1977-1983 8
  Folder
David Demarest - Three Generations of Ethnicity, 1978-1979 9
  Folder
David Demarest - Kazincy, Father Adalbert ( Father K), Fall 1979 10
  Folder
DuArt Films, 1983 11
  Folder
Echoes in America - Actor's Equity Association, 1983-1984 12
  Folder
Echoes in America - Budget 13
  Folder
Echoes in America - Connecticut (Including Connecticut Humanities Council), 1982-1984 14
  Folder
Echoes in America - Correspondence, 1983-1984 15
  BoxFolder
Echoes in America - Exhibit, 1980-1983 61
  Folder
Echoes in America - Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1983-1984 2
  Folder
Echoes in America - Legal, 1984 3
  Folder
Echoes in America - Major Road Theatre Company, 1983-1984 4
  Folder
Echoes in America - New York City, 1982-1984 5
  Folder
Echoes in America - Newspaper, 1982-1984 6
  Folder
Echoes in America - North Carolina (including North Carolina Humanities Council), 1981-1984 7
  Folder
Echoes in America - Office of Technology Assessment, 1983-1984 8
  Folder
Echoes in America - Original Copies, Forms, Releases, etc., 1983-1984 9
  Folder
Echoes in America - Press Agent, 1983-1984 10
  Folder
Echoes in America - Press materials and Correspondence, 1983-1984 11
  Folder
Echoes in America - Rhode Island, 1983-1984 12
  BoxFolder
Echoes in America - South Carolina, 1982-1983 7
  Folder
Echoes in America - South Carolina Educational Television, 1983 2
  Folder
Echoes in America - State Schedules, 1984 3
  Folder
Father K - Resource Material, 1977-1980 4
  Folder
Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program, 1977-1978 5
  Folder
Filmmaking - Media, 1977-1980 6
  Folder
Filmmaking - Warner Cable, 1979 7
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1978-August 1979 8
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1979-August 1980 9
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1980-August 1981 10
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1981-August 1982 11
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1982-August 1983 12
  Folder
Financial Statements, September 1983-August 1984 13
  BoxFolder
Funding - CETA, 1978-1981 81-2
  Folder
Funding - Connecticut Humanities Council/Corporate, 1978-1981 3
  Folder
Funding - Corporate Proposal, 1977-1978 4
  Folder
Funding - Corporate Proposal, 1978 5
  Folder
Funding - Corporate Proposal, 1978-1979 6
  BoxFolder
Funding - Corporate Proposal, 1979-1980 91
  Folder
Funding - Corporate Proposal, 1980-1981 2
  Folder
Funding - Shelby Collom Davis Project, 1977-1980 3
  Folder
Funding - Ethnic Societies, 1978-1979 4
  Folder
Funding - Ford Foundation, 1977-1981 5
  Folder
Funding - Heinz Endowment/Pittsburgh Foundation, 1977-1980 6
  Folder
Funding - Junior League, 1978 7
  Folder
Funding - National Endowment for the Arts/ Expansion Arts, 1979-1981 8
  Folder
Funding - National Endowment for the Arts/Small Professional Theatres, 1979-1981 9
  Folder
Funding - National Science Foundation, 1973, 1978-1980 10
  BoxFolder
Funding - Neighborhood Assistance, 1979-1980 101
  Folder
Funding - Neighborhood Assistance, 1978-1979 2
  Folder
Funding - North Carolina Humanities Council, 1979-1981 3
  Folder
Funding - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1977-1981 4
  Folder
Funding - Public Committee for the Humanities in Pennsylvania, 1980-1982 5
  Folder
Funding - South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, 1979-1981 6
  Folder
Funding - Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 1979-1981 7
  Folder
Funding - Wean Foundation, 1982-1986 8
  BoxFolder
Gilded Age of Invention - Television Package, 1982-1986 111
  Folder
Gilded Age of Invention - Television Treatment 1982-1984 2
  Folder
Govt. Owned Apples - Lovelace Theatre 1977-1979 3
  Folder
Grimke Sisters - General 1979-1986 4
  Folder
Guest Book 1979-1984 5
  Folder
Handicapped 1980 6
  Folder
The Hard Rock Show (Rhode Island Feminist Theatre) 1985 7
  Folder
Hong Kong - Arts Center, 1984-1985 8
  Folder
Hong Kong - Center for the Progress of the Peoples, 1981-1984 9
  Folder
Hong Kong - Concept Papers, 1984 10
  Folder
Hong Kong - Contracts, 1982-1983 11
  Folder
Hong Kong - Correspondence, 1984 12
  Folder
Hong Kong - Final Report, 1984 13
  Folder
Hong Kong - International Theatre Institute, 1984 14
  Folder
Hong Kong - Workshops, 1984 15
  BoxFolder
Idaho Labor History, 1974- 1982 121
  Folder
Ideas for Plays 1966-1981 2
  Folder
Insurance - Blue Cross 1978-1980 3
  Folder
Insurance - Hartford 1979-1985 4
  Folder
Intern 1978-1979 5
  Folder
Internal Revenue Service 1976-1985 6
  Folder
Internal Revenue Service 1979-1983 7
  Folder
Kingfisher Films 1981-1982 8
  Folder
Labor History Cassettes 9
  BoxFolder
Labor - General Information, 1974, 1977-1980 131
  Folder
Labor - Resource Material (Pittsburgh), 1977 2
  Folder
Movietone, 1983 3
  Folder
Neighborhood Assistance Summer Program - Application Forms 4
  Folder
Office and Phone Information, 1981 5
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Contracts, 1977-1979 6
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Correspondence (College, USW, and Slovak World Congress), 1978-1979 7
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Correspondence (General), 1976-1981 8
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Designs, 1977-1978 9
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Funding Proposals, 1977-1979 10
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Laurel Group, 1978-1983 11
  BoxFolder
Out of This Furnace - New York Showcase, 1979 141
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - PR, 1977 2
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Schedules and Lists, 1978 3
  Folder
Paine Webber, 1981-1984 4
  Folder
Palmer Associates, 1982-1984 5
  Folder
Press - Bios, 1978-1980 6
  Folder
Press - Brochure Copy, 1978 7
  Folder
Press - Edison, 1979-1980 8
  Folder
Press - Father K, 1979-1980 9
  Folder
Press - General, 1976-1978 10
  Folder
Press - General, Spring 1978-Summer 1979 11
  Folder
Press - General, Fall 1979-Summer 1980 12
  Folder
Press - General, 1980-1981 13
  Folder
Press - Grimke and Heinz, 1980 14
  Folder
Press - Lists, 1975-1979 15
  BoxFolder
Press - Magazines and Newsletters, 1976-1979 151
  Folder
Press - Mailing Lists, 1977-1980 2-3
  Folder
Press - Minds in Motion Tour, 1980-1981 4
  Folder
Press - Press Pack Originals, 1980-1981 5
  Folder
Press - Early Releases and Manifestos, 1976-1978 6
  Folder
Press - Releases (Originals), 1980-1981 7
  Folder
Press - Releases, 1978-1980 8
  Folder
Press - Out of This Furnace, 1977-1979 9
  Folder
Programs (Incomplete), 1976-1981 10
  BoxFolder
Promotional Material - Flyers, newsletter, etc., 1976-1981 161
  Folder
Puerto Rico - American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, 1981 2
  Folder
Puerto Rico - American Wind Symphony, 1980-1982 3
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Arts Festival, October 1982 4
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Barbara Damashek, 1981-1982 5
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Caribbean/Sea-Change, 1983-1986 6
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Connecticut Humanities Council, 1980-1983 7
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Contracts, 1981-1983 8
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Corporations, 1981-1983 9
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Early Evolution of Sea-Change Project, 1981-1982 10
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Florida Humanities, 1981 11
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Foundations, 1980-1983 12
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Housing, 1981-1982 13
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Humanities, 1966-1967, 1970, 1977-1985 14
  BoxFolder
Puerto Rico - Institute of Film and Television, 1981-1982 171
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Massachusetts, 1982 2
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Mississippi Humanities, 1981-1982 3
  Folder
Puerto Rico - MUNA Notes, 1981 4
  Folder
Puerto Rico - MUNA Proposal, 1980-1981 5
  Folder
Puerto Rico - National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982 6
  Folder
Puerto Rico - New Jersey Humanities, 1981-1982 7
  Folder
Puerto Rico - New York Humanities, 1981-1982 8
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Oklahoma Humanities, 1981-1982 9
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Research, 1981-1983 10
  Folder
Puerto Rico - Sea-Change R&D Report, 1982-1983 11
  Folder
Puerto Rico - South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, 1981-1982 12
  Folder
Radio - The Blind, 1979-1980 13
  Folder
Radio - Colleges, 1979-1980 14
  Folder
Radio - Contacts, Radio Stations, Ideas, etc., 1978-1981 15
  Folder
Radio - General Proposal, 1979 16
  Folder
Radio - National Federation of Community Broadcasters, 1978-1981 17
  Folder
Radio - National Public Radio, 1979-1981 18
  Folder
Radio - Public Committee for the Humanities in Pennsylvania, 1978-1979 19
  Folder
Radio - Public Radio Cooperative, 1980-1981 20
  Folder
Radio - Threads, 1979-1980 21
  BoxFolder
Radio - Union Sponsorship, 1979 181
  Folder
Radio - WYEP, 1976-1977 2
  Folder
Radio - ZBS, 1979-1980 3
  Folder
Rhode Island - Oral History (Rhode Island Feminist Theatre), 1984-1985 4
  Folder
Sales Tax - Exemption, 1976, 1979-1982 5
  Folder
Sales Tax - Connecticut, 1981-1985 6
  Folder
Shrum, Paul - Certified Public Accountant, 1979-1981 7
  Folder
Smithsonian Film, 1978-1979 8
  Folder
South Carolina - Oral History (St. Helena), 1981, 1984-1987 9
  Folder
Swissvale, 1978-1981 10
  Folder
Swissvale Arts Center, 1979-1981 11
  Folder
Technology and Industry - General Information, 1976-1980 12
  Folder
Textile Project - Research and Development, 1981-1984 13
  Folder
Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, 1979-1980 14
  Folder
Theatre Communications Group, 1978-1981 15
  Folder
Thread/Work, 1980-1986, 1990 16
  Folder
Touring Book, 1979-1982 17
  BoxFolder
Unemployment Insurance - Connecticut, 1982-1984 191
  Folder
Unemployment Insurance - Pennsylvania, 1982-1983 2
  Folder
Van, 1984 3
  Folder
Vanka Murals, 1980-1983 4
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Budget (England), 1981 5
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Correspondence (England), 1981 6
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Final Report (England), 1981 7
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Funding (England), 1981 8
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Jerry James (England), 1981 9
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Major Road Theatre Company (England), 1981 10
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Notes (England), 1981 11
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Publicity Materials (England), 1981 12
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Sponsors (England), 1981 13
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos - Travel (England), 1981 14
  BoxFolder
Westinghouse Videotape, 1981-1982 201
  Folder
Youngstown, 1979-1982 2-3

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Series  II. Playscripts, 1976-1989 

Scope and Content Notes

This is a complete run of scripts from all produced plays, most have multiple revisions included. All scripts also have been indexed in CTC's AE Inventory. The scripts are listed alphabetically by its title, then the author is listed, and then play script number. Please note that the Iron Clad Agreement founder Julia Royall is citied throughout the finding aid as Julia Swoyer, her name at the time.

  BoxFolder
Amazing American Idea Factory (Special Material) by Fonda Kurtz - ICA 4498 211
  Folder
Andrew Carnegie: A Documentary Drama by Steve Mackes - ICA 4499 2
  Folder
Andrew Carnegie (Revised Version) by Steve Mackes et.al. - ICA 4500 3
  Folder
Art/Work by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4501 4
  Folder
Art/Work (Performance Script) by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4502 5
  Folder
Barnum by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4503, 1977 6
  Folder
Burbank by C.V. Peters - ICA 4504 7
  Folder
Captain Ironclad's Moving Parts Revue by K.W. Hutton - ICA 4505 8
  Folder
Dynamite! - ICA 4506 9
  Folder
Eastman by Larry John Meyers et. al. - ICA 4507 10
  Folder
Echoes from the Valley by Garry Lyons - ICA 4508, 1983 11
  Folder
Edison by E. Garonzik et. al. - ICA 4509, 1979 12
  Folder
Edison by Scott Cummings - ICA 4510, 1982 13
  BoxFolder
Father K by C.V. Peters - ICA 4511, 1979 221
  Folder
Father K (Acting Version) by C.V. Peters - ICA 4512, 1979 2
  Folder
57 by Two by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4513, 1979 3
  Folder
Ford (Uncut Version) by Scott Cummings - ICA 4514 4
  Folder
Ford (Acting Version) by Scott Cummings - ICA 4515 5
  Folder
George Westinghouse (Script for Videotape) by Julia Swoyer and K.W. Hutton - ICA 4516 6
  Folder
Gift to America by David Demarest - ICA 4517, March 1982 7
  Folder
Gov't Owned Apples (Acting Version with Songs) - ICA 4518 8
  Folder
Hasta Cuando? by Jerry James - ICA 4519, 1987-1989 9-10
  Folder
Interchangeable Parts by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4520, 1980 11
  Folder
Labor Trilogy, Part I: Homestead by R. Hankison - ICA 4521, 1980 12
  Folder
Labor Trilogy, Part II: Depression by R. Hankison - ICA 4522, 1980 13
  Folder
Labor Trilogy, Part III: Responsibility by R. Hankison - ICA 4523, 1980 14
  Folder
Mr. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factories (2nd Draft) - ICA 4524, 1978 15
  Folder
Mr. Guggenheim's American Dream: A Play of Fortune for the Radio by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4525 16
  Folder
My Dear Sisters by James Rosenberg - ICA 4526, 1979 17
  Folder
Out of This Furnace, Episode I adapted by Julia Swoyer - ICA 4527, 1977 18
  Folder
Out of This Furnace, Episode II adapted by Julia Swoyer - ICA 4528 19
  BoxFolder
Out of This Furnace, Episode III adapted by Julia Swoyer -ICA 4529 231
  Folder
Out of This Furnace (New Version) adapted by Andy Wolk - ICA 4530 1978 2
  Folder
Out of This Furnace (New Version, Second Draft) adapted by Andy Wolk - ICA 4531 3
  Folder
A Personal Narrative of the Confederacy by Mary Boykin Chesnut edited and adapted by K.L. Lewis - ICA 4532 4
  Folder
The Prologue Play - ICA 4533, 1976 5
  Folder
Sea-Change: The American Experience in Puerto Rico, 1928-1941 by Jerry James - ICA 4534, 1982 6
  Folder
Search for Haven (First Draft) by B. Henry - ICA 4535 7
  Folder
Shiver Me Timbers: A Salute to Transportation by Mark Harlow and K.W. Hutton - ICA 4536 8
  Folder
Spirit of Mercy by Jack Rowley - ICA 4537 9
  Folder
Toymakers by Chris Blaetz - ICA 4538, 1980 10
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos or, 'How Many Robber Barons Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?' by Jerry James - ICA 4539, 1981 11
  Folder
Westinghouse by Julia Swoyer and K.W. Hutton - ICA 4540, 1976 12
  Folder
Whitney by James Krut - ICA 4541 13
  Folder
Wright Brothers (Script Fragment) by M.M. Melozzi - ICA 4542 14
  Folder
Young Peoples Concert with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - ICA 4543 15

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Series  III. Photographs, 1976-1982 

Scope and Content Notes

Contains photographs and negatives of productions, actors, rehearsals, publicity material, and contact sheets. Materials are in alphabetical order by subject. Existing labels on the photographs have been accepted. The details of many of the photographs were supplied by the donors. Please note that the Iron Clad Agreement founder Julia Royall is citied throughout the finding aid as Julia Swoyer, her name at the time.

  BoxFolder
The Amazing American Idea Factory 241

Photograph includes K.W. Hutton, Christopher Josephs, James Krut, M.M. Melozzi, and D'Arcy Webb. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Art/Work 2

Photographs include K.W. Hutton, Larry John Meyers, and Ann Beigel. Photographs are by Julia R. Swoyer. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Barnum, February 1978 3

Photographs include Nancy Friedman and James Krut.

  Folder
Burbank, February 1978 4

Photograph includes K.W. Hutton.

  Folder
Clepper, Gregory 5
  Folder
Creativity with Bill Moyers 6

Photographs include Maya Angelou, John Huston, Norman Lear, Bill Moyers, and Samson Raphaelson.

  Folder
Eastman, February 1978 7

Photographs include Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, and James Krut.

  Folder
Echoes from the Valley, 1984 8

Photographs include Julia Swoyer and Major Road Theater. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Edison, 1976-1978 9

Photographs include Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, and James Krut. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Edison - Lincoln Center Holiday Festival, 1982 10

Photographs include Ann Beigel, Judith Ferrenbach, David Garfield, and K.W. Hutton.

  Folder
Father K, 1979-1980 11

Photographs include K.W. Hutton. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
57 By Two 12

Photograph includes Mark Harlow and K.W. Hutton. Photograph by Stan Sukolsky.

  Folder
Ford, February 1978 13

Photographs include Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, and James Krut.

  Folder
Friedman, Nancy, 1978 14
  Folder
Gift to America, 1981 15

Photograph includes Katherine Ames, Ann Beigel, Doug Mertz, and Larry John Meyers.

  Folder
Gilded Age of Invention 16

Photographs include K.W. Hutton, J. Krut, M.M. Melozzi, and Christopher Josephs.

  Folder
Gov't Owned Apples with Lovelace Theatre, 1978 17

Photographs include David Crocker, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Fred Michael.

  Folder
Hutton, K. Wilson 18

This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Interchangeable Parts 19

Photographs include Katherine Ames, Ann Beigel, Doug Mertz, and Larry John Meyers. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Administrative Staff, 1981 20

Photograph includes Tom Hearn, general manager and director, Geoffrey Hitch, director, and Julia Swoyer, executive producer.

  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Group photo, August 1976 21

Photographs include Nancy Friedman, Elan Garonzik, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Julia Swoyer.

  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Group photos, 1977 22

Photograph includes Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Julia Swoyer.

  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Group photos, February 1978 23

These publicity photos include Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Julia Swoyer. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Group photo, 1981 24
  Folder
Iron Clad Agreement - Publicity photos 25

Photographs include Ramona Fischer Dowiak, Nancy Friedman, Mark Harlow, K.W. Hutton, Christopher Josephs, James Krut, M.M. Melozzi, Doug Merz, and Julia Swoyer. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Josephs, Christopher 26
  Folder
Krut, James 27

This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Labor Trilogy 28

Photograph includes Ron Hankison, director, Mark Harlow, James Krut, and K.W. Wilson.

  Folder
Major Road Theatre Company 29

Photographs include Liz Humphrey-Williams, Phil Hearne, Sue Betts, and Kevin Stamp.

  Folder
Melozzi, M. M. 30
  Folder
My Dear Sisters 31

Photograph includes M.M. Melozzi and Dorothy Rosenberg.

  Folder
Ourselves Alone, 1976-1981 32

Photographs are of K. Wilson Hutton as playwright Sean O'Casey. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Out of This Furnace, December 1977 33

Photographs include Ramona Fischer, Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Cathy Rakow. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Penitentiary (Boise, Idaho) - Research trip 34
  Folder
Pittsburgh 35

This folder of negatives has several exterior images from around Pittsburgh.

  Folder
Rehearsals/Performances - Unidentified 36

This folder contains negatives only.

  Folder
Scott, Harold 1978-1979 37
  Folder
Search for Haven 38

Photograph includes Katherine Ames and Doug Mertz. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Swoyer, Julia, 1977-1978 39

This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Thomas A. Edison 40

Photographs include Mark Harlow, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and M.M. Melozzi. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Three Rivers Arts Festival with Lovelace Marionette Theatre 41
  Folder
Toymakers 42

Photographs include Doug Mertz, Larry John Meyers, and Ann Beigel. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Toymakers - Lincoln Center Holiday Festival, 1981 43

This folder contains negatives only.

  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos 44

Photographs include J. Holt, K.W. Hutton, Susan Wilder, and G. Weinberg. This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Webb, D'Arcy, 1978-1979 45

This folder also includes negatives.

  Folder
Westinghouse, April 1978 46

Photographs include Nancy Friedman, K.W. Hutton, James Krut, and Julia Swoyer.

  Folder
Youngstown Ohio, 1980 47

Photographs include K.W. Hutton and James Krut.

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Series  IV. Slides, 1977-1981 

Scope and Content Notes

Includes both slides taken for publicity, etc. and those used in a production. The same standards for attributions were followed as with photographs.

  BoxFolder
American Wind Symphony Performances, 1980 251
  Folder
Art/Work, 1981 2
  Folder
Bill Moyer's 'Creativity' the Horace Mann Theatre at Columbia University, 1980 3
  Folder
Gov't Owned Apples 4
  Folder
Group Shots 5
  Folder
Hartwood Acres, 1980 6
  Folder
Library Tour - with Dr. R. Teare 7
  Folder
On Tour 8
  Folder
On Tour - Warm Up 9
  Folder
On Tour - with Dr. R. Teare 10
  Folder
Open House at the Wilkins School in Swissvale 11
  Folder
Out of This Furnace, 1977-1978 12
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Aliquippa, 1977-1978 13
  Folder
Out of This Furnace - Production Slides, 1977-1978 14
  Folder
St. Nicholas Murals in Millvale 15
  Folder
Summer Program 16
  Folder
School Performances 17
  Folder
Swissvale at the Wilkins School - Office/rehearsal space 18
  Folder
Unidentified 19
  Folder
Westinghouse video stills, 1981 20

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Series  V. Audio Recordings, 1975-1984 

Scope and Content Notes

Both cassette and reel recordings of performances, advertisements, and rehearsals. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries  1. Cassette Tapes, 1975-1984 

Scope and Content Notes

The audio cassettes in this series contain entire performances, songs, or music from Iron Clad Agreement productions. They are arranged alphabetically by title.

  BoxTape
Amazing American Idea Factory 261
  Tape
Art/Work - Music 2
  Tape
Art/Work at Carlow College, January 30, 1981 3
  Tape
Arts Alive, May 1977 4
  Tape
Barnum at Old Post Office Museum, July 10, 1977 5
  Tape
Burbank at the Theater Association of Pennsylvania Conference, April 2, 1978 6
  Tape
Burbank - Songs 7
  Tape
Carnegie at the Wilkins School, November 9, 1978 8
  Tape
Carnegie - Pittsburgh production, May 7-19, 1976 9
  Tape
Carnegie, July 4, 1976 10
  Tape
Carnegie - Copy of recording of Edinburgh production at Royal Lyceum), 1975 11-12
  Tape
Dynamite! - Rehearsal, July 21, 1978 13
  Tape
Gilded Age of Invention at the Federation of Telephone Workers in Penn State University, June 14, 1978 13
  Tape
Dynamite! at the Federation of Telephone Workers 14
  Tape
Eastman - Rehearsal, August 11, 1977 15
  Tape
Echoes in America - Tour of Rhode Island, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, March 1984 16
  Tape
Edison, November 6, 1976 17
  Tape
Edison, October 1976 18
  Tape
Christmas Play, December 1976 18
  Tape
Edison at Lincoln Center Holiday Festival, December 17, 1982 19
  Tape
Edison at Carnegie Mellon University, October 31, 1979 20
  Tape
Songs & Speeches of Labor at Linden Hall for United Steelworkers, October 1979 20
  Tape
Eli Whitney - Music 21
  Tape
Evening With Eileen at the Mattress Factory, November 13, 1980 22
  Tape
Father K at the First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh, December 14, 1979 23
  Tape
57 by Two 24
  Tape
57 by Two / Grimke Dialect 25
  Tape
Ford, April 1, 1977 26
  Tape
Ford – Songs by Robert Nesius 27
  Tape
Gift to America at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, April 22, 1981 28
  Tape
Gilded Age of Invention at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, April 26, 1979 29
  Tape
Gilded Age of Invention and Whitney reading at the Eli Whitney Museum in New Haven, June 29, 1979 29
  Tape
Gov't Owned Apples - Preview, June 2, 1978 30-31
  Tape
Guggenheim - Rehearsal 32
  Tape
Hasta Cuando?, 1987 33
  Tape
Homestead Labor Day, September 3, 1981 34
  Tape
Interchangeable Parts, September 28, 1980 35
  Tape
Labor Radio Series 36
  Tape
Labor Song demo tape 37
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My Dear Sisters at Clemson University, June 6, 1980 2738
  Tape
Ourselves Alone at Carlow College, December 7, 1980 39
  Tape
Out of This Furnace - Song tape, 1978-1979 40
  Tape
Out of This Furnace at Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead, November 30, 1977 41
  Tape
Out of This Furnace - Mike and Mary, December 7, 1977 42
  Tape
Out of This Furnace for United Steelworkers in Aliquippa, March 16, 1978 43
  Tape
Out of This Furnace at Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead – Dobie, November 30, 1978 44
  Tape
Out of This Furnace - Mike & Dobie 45
  Tape
Out of This Furnace – Songs 46
  Tape
Out of This Furnace - Act I at Allegheny College in Meadville, January 25, 1979 47
  Tape
Out of This Furnace - Act II at Allegheny College in Meadville, January 25, 1979 48
  Tape
Prologue Play, August 1976 48
  Tape
Sea-Change - Music by Barbara Demashek 50
  Tape
Search for Haven at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, May 17, 1981 51
  Tape
Spirit of Mercy at Carlow College, June 24, 1981 52
  Tape
Toymakers at Carlow College, December 14, 1980 53
  Tape
Toymakers at Lincoln Center Holiday Festival, December 1981 54
  Tape
Toymakers – Music by Robert Nesius, 1981 55
  Tape
Under the Stars and Bars at Carlow College, December 6, 1980 56
  Tape
Virgins and Dynamos at Carlow College - rehearsal, October 2, 1981 57
  Tape
Westinghouse, December 1976 58
  Tape
Workshop - Hong Kong, May 20, 1984 59-60
  Tape
Workshop - Hong Kong, May 19, 1984 61
  Tape
Workshop - Tai Wo Hau Estate Resident 62
  Tape
WQED review, 1978-1979 63

Subseries  2. Resource Tapes 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains audio cassettes that were used as resources when planning the company's productions. For the most part they contain fragments of speeches by various historical figures throughout the twentieth century. These cassettes are noted as being copies from Michigan State University.

  Tape
AFL-CIO Merger/UAW Split 64
  Tape
Early Social Issues and Labor 65
  Tape
Labor and Civil Rights 66
  Tape
Labor and Communism 67
  Tape
Labor and Foreign Policy 68
  Tape
Labor and Organizing 69
  Tape
Labor and Taft-Hartley 70
  Tape
Labor and the War Effort 71
  Tape
McClellan Committee and Teamster Expulsion 72

Subseries  3. Audio Reels, 1980 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains audio tape on reels. The content of the audio is either audio recordings or entire performances, some of which were aired on the radio, or advertisements for the Iron Clad Agreement's productions. Some of the audio reels are master recordings.

  Reel
57 by Two, April 9, 1980 1
  Reel
57 by Two - promo, March 13, 1980 2
  Reel
Guggenheim, 1978 3
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (I): Homestead, 1980 4
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (I): Depression, 1980 5
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (I): Responsibility, 1980 6
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (II): Homestead, 1980 7
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (II): Depression, 1980 8
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (II): Responsibility, 1980 9
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (III): Homestead, 1980 10
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (III): Depression, 1980 11
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (III): Responsibility, 1980 12
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (IV): Homestead, 1980 13
  Reel
Labor Trilogy (IV): Depression and Responsibility, 1980 14
  Reel
My Dear Sisters - Promo, March 13, 1980 15
  Reel
My Dear Sisters, June 6, 1980 16
  Reel
Unidentified 17-18

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Series  VI. Audio/Visual Recordings, 1977-1982 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains recordings of performances and rehearsals. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Please note that the department does not have playback equipment for several of the formats.

Subseries  1. Cassettes 

Scope and Content Notes

The audio/visual materials in this subseries are either in VHS or Umatic format.

  Cassette
Creativity with Bill Moyers: The Inventors    VHS 1
  Cassette
Iron Clad Agreement - AM Pittsburgh    U-matic 2
  Cassette
Iron Clad Agreement - WIS TV Interview    U-matic S 3
  Cassette
Gilded Age of Invention Demo Tape, 1982    U-matic 4
  Cassette
Oral History Drama Workshop - Hong Kong    VHS PAL Format 5
  Cassette
Westinghouse - Carnegie Mellon Campus Connection, July 1982    U-matic 6
  Cassette
Westinghouse - Public Version, 1981    U-matic 7

Subseries  2. Films 

  Reel
Thomas Edison - Smithsonian Documentary with Iron Clad Agreement 1
  Reel
Iron Clad Agreement 2

Subseries  3. Video tape 

  Reel
Iron Clad Agreement - Dub Carnegie Mellon University / Allegheny Valley School, January 1977    Video tape on reel 3

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Series  VII. Oversized and Ephemera, 1976-1981 

Scope and Content Notes

The oversized materials consist of posters, photographs, costumes, etc. The Mr. Flack Mask is a large hand-held mask used in the production of Out of This Furnace, which was made by Pittsburgh puppeteer Margo Lovelace.

  BoxFolder
The Amazing American Idea Factory poster 281
  Folder
Classroom Performance photograph 2
  Folder
Edison poster 3
  Folder
57 by Two poster 4
  Folder
Gilded Age of Invention poster 5
  Folder
Gilded Age of Invention poster - Edinburgh Festival, 1977 6
  Folder
Gilded Age of Invention Lincoln Center poster 7
  Folder
Interchangeable Parts Minds in Motion poster 8
  Folder
Ourselves Alone poster 9
  Folder
Out of This Furnace set design 10
  Folder
Out of This Furnace posters 11
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos poster 13
  Folder
Virgins and Dynamos poster - UK Tour, 1981 12
  Folder
Financial statements, 1976-1978 14
  Folder
Costume - Jumpsuit 15
  Map-caseDrawer
Mr. Flack mask 15

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Series Addendum 

Scope and Content Notes

This addendum series compiles the Iron Clad Agreement Company materials that were donated in 2015. The arrangement of the materials mirrors the arrangement of the original donation.

Subseries Operational Files 

Iron Clad Rag Newsletter - Platform for Ideas 
Programs 
Promotional materials 
Stationary 

Subseries Playscripts 

Subseries Photographs 

Subseries Slides 

Echoes from the Valley - Major Road Theatre Company American tour, 1984 
Oral histroy workshops - Hong Kong, 1984 
Sea-Change: The American Experience in Puerto Rico, 1928-1941 location shots - Puerto Rico, 1981-1982 
Spring Tour - Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, 1981 
Summer Tour, 1980 

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