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Porter, R. Russell (Robert Russell), 1908-1986



Served as Head of the University Theater and Chairman of the School of Communication Arts at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. from 1964 to 1976; University Lecturer, 1960-61.


Attended Paris Meeting, April 9, 1956


Appointed to give the 1961 University of Denver Lecture.


Assumes Directorship of Communication of Arts Department, 1963, after Dr. Campton Bell passes away.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Acting Materials and Poetry, 1975-1986

Identifier: M035.04
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The materials in this collection document the professional life of R. Russell Porter while he was a member of the faculty of the University of Denver, from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. Administrative materials provide a chronological framework for the artistic works that follow. They include biographies, obituaries, press releases and newspaper clippings, faculty personnel records and evaluations, insurance packages, travel records, brochures, personal papers, interviews, photographs...
Dates: 1975-1986

Box 1: Scripts and Drafts, 1955-1968

 File — Box M035.0001: [Barcode: U186023288766]
Identifier: M035.01.0002
Abstract This box contains scripts and materials related to scripts (drafts, correspondence, notes, and photographs) written by Russell Porter. The scripts are arranged chornologically. The scripts included are: Silverheels (1955), Land of Promise (1960), A Gathering of Some Importance (1961), Early Dawn (1961), No More from Throns (1962), Gilpin County Chronicle (1964), The Wizards of Balizar (1964), The Hanging Judge (1964), Decorator Rides Again (1968), Shale Oil (no date), Faces West (no date),...
Dates: 1955-1968

Box 2: Scripts by other authors

 File — Box M035.0002: [Barcode: U186019602267]
Identifier: M035.01.0003
Abstract This box contains papers, publications, and bound scripts of plays not written by Russell Porter. The plays include: A Porch and a Wide Verandah (Roland Hughes), A Room Full of Roses (Nantha N. Barrett), The Annotated Hamlet (Mordecai Gorelik), The Ballad of Hot Dog Cooley (Barry Pritchard), The Ballet of Carnival and Lent (Russell Graves), The Baron's Will (Hjalmar Bergman), The Busy Martyr (George Hitchcock), Change (Arthur Pittman), Dr. James Himlton (Carole Winner), The Easter Bunny...
Dates: 1933-1986

Box 3: Radio Scripts

 File — Box M035.0003: [Barcode: U186018609509]
Identifier: M035.01.0003

This box contains scripts/transcripts for radio productions written by Russell Porter. Productions include: Episode for Parents, Nightmare for Reflection, That's the Way It Is, These are your Children, Westward America episodes 1-39, and What is Man?.

Dates: 1933-1986

Box 4: Acting Career Files, Poetry, and Character Portrait, 1975-1986

 File — Box M035.0004: Series M035.02; Series M035.03; Series M035.04 [Barcode: U186019602275]
Identifier: M035.04.0004

This box contains files on different tv and movie projects that Russell Porter took part in as well as poetry by Porter and a character portrait. Acting files include: resume and headshots, Kate McShane (1975), Audrey Rose (1976), The Betsy (1977), Harvey (1977), 10 Little Indians (1981), Martin Luther Film Project, and miscellaneous and playbills. One poetry folder contains loose poems and edits while the other is a bound volume.

Dates: 1975-1986

Box 4: Correspondence, Photos, Projects, and Teaching Materials, 1945-1986

 File — Box M035.0004: Series M035.02; Series M035.03; Series M035.04 [Barcode: U186019602275]
Identifier: M035.02.0004
Abstract This box contains files from Russell Porter pertaining to time time at DU. Files include: correspondence, Fine Arts Center Planning, Humanities Project (1976), photos from DU events, teaching, and theater, reports and papers, teaching materials for radio, retirement and emeritus, and theater materials. Photos include: Air Force, headshots, radio classroom (1945), teaching, Central City, theater productions, and unidentified events. Theater productions include: The Eastern Watch (1952), My...
Dates: 1945-1986

Box 4: Speeches and Lectures, 1951-1977

 File — Box M035.0004: Series M035.02; Series M035.03; Series M035.04 [Barcode: U186019602275]
Identifier: M035.03.0004
Abstract This box contains speeches and lectures given by Russell Porter in chronological order. Speeches include: Burlington Commencement (1951), World Affairs on Radio and Television (1956), Radio-TV conference (1959), New Technologies in Education (1959), Charge to the Class of 1964 (1960), A Gathering of Some Importance (1961), Colorado Broadcasters Association (1961), New Goal for New Media (1962), Broadcasting's New Challenge (1962), Kiwanis Convention (1962), The DU Centennial (1962), Charge...
Dates: 1951-1977

Box 5: AV Materials

 File — Box M035.0005: Series M035.04 [Barcode: U186019602550]
Identifier: M035.05.0005

This box contains a 16mm film recording in metal can; two medium-sized reels in boxes, one marked 'Low Contrast Print', the other 'Excerpt Audrey Rose Ans-'; one small reel in a box marked 'Empire Grandfather:60.'

Dates: 1975-1986

Box 6: Music Scores

 File — Box M035.0006: [Barcode: U186019602568]
Identifier: M035.0006

This box contains (7) large volumes of musical scores. The scores include: Land of Promise by Russell Porter and Normand Lockwood (Chorus, Narrator, Orchestra, Solo Baritone) and The Wizards of Balizar: a comic fantasy by Russell Porter and Normand Lockwood (Violin 1 and 2, Viola, Cello, Orchestra, and Acts).

Dates: 1933-1986

Box 7: Silverheels Original Scores, 1954

 File — Box M035.0007: [Barcode: U186023260386]
Identifier: M035.01.0007

This box contains two original scores of "Silverheels" by Russell Proter and Waldo Williamson.

Dates: 1954

Additional filters:

Archival Object 38
Collection 1
Colorado 8
Dance 8
Denver (Colo.) 8
Musical theatre 8
Plays (performing arts compositions) 5