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Quadrangle Club Records

Identifier: WUA-05-wua00186

Series 01: Photographs, programs, and other ephemera from Quadrangle Club productions, 1910 – 1963. Arranged in chronological order by production.

Series 02: Historical information about the Quadrangle Club. Mostly articles from Washington University publications and St. Louis newspapers. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Series 03: Audio Recordings of Quadrangle Club Productions


  • Creation: 1910-1963


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Conditions Governing Use

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Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

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1.50 Linear Feet

3 Boxes

Historical Information

Quadrangle Club was formed in 1910, to produce original musical comedy works by Washington University students. The first show, “Quadrangle Town” was performed in 1911, and was written by students Arthur W. Proetz and Hugh Ferriss. Proceeds raised by this first production were given to the Washington University Athletic Department which faced a funding deficit. Annual performances were generally held in the spring. The location of plays varied year to year, often at University City High School, or other nearby stages.

For further information on early Quadrangle Club productions, see the Arthur W. Proetz Papers, Series 02, held at the University Archives.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives in 1988 and 1990. Additional purchase was added in September 2016 (WUA2016-073).

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are interfield within the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen August 2004.  Updated by Miranda Rectenwald October 2006. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in February 2017.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 19: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495