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Rev. Gilbert Vincent Ferrer Hartke Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Rev. Gilbert Vincent Ferrer Hartke
Title: Rev. Gilbert Vincent Ferrer Hartke Collection
Dates: 1888-1993
Extent: 73.75 linear feet; 60 boxes
Abstract: This is a collection of Father Hartke's personal manuscripts, including correspondences and publications he collected. There is an extensive photograph and audio visual collection as well. Also included are scrapbooks that Hartke assembled from clippings on productions he made with the Drama Department, in addition to personal articles about himself. Lastly, there is a museum component of this collection with all of Hartke's awards, some of his personal effects, and academic robes.
Collection Number: 140
Language: English

Biographical Note

Rev. Gilbert Vincent Ferrer Hartke was born on January 16, 1907 to Lillian and Emil Hartke in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. His father was a successful Chicago druggist and a proud German-American Lutheran. His mother was from a traditional Irish Catholic background and was a great childhood. As a youth Hartke was known by his family and friends to be a devoted lover of acting and the theater as well as athletics. In 1921, he enrolled at Loyola Academy for high school where he began to discover his vocation for the priesthood through the Jesuit priests who taught there. This, along with his mother's religious convictions, had a deep impact on Hartke's decision to enter the priesthood. During his time at Loyola he was both a football player and an actor for the Loyola Community Theater. In 1925, he spent a fifth year at Loyola as a football coach. Following high school, Hartke attended Loyola University in Chicago before transferring to Providence College. It was there in 1929 that he decided to enter the Dominican order.

During Hartke's time in the seminary at St. Joseph's in Ohio, followed by Immaculate Conception College in Washington, D.C., he began writing plays with a Dominican theater group called the 'Black Friars.' During this time, 1933-1934, he wrote three plays: 'College Daze,' 'Big Shot,' and 'Within These Walls.' During this time he became convinced that his new goal as a priest was to create a Catholic theater program through his order. As fate would have it, this was not the case. In 1935, he was sent to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. and began studies at the Catholic University of America (CUA) for his master's degree. At CUA, he became involved with the campus Drama Troupe called the Harlequin Club, and in 1936 they put on his play 'Within these Walls.'

The following year Hartke instituted the Drama Department at CUA as a summer program, and that fall it became a department that offered a Master's degree in Drama. When an undergraduate degree was added it became the Department of Speech and Drama. One of the greatest assets of the department in these early years was the faculty that included Walter Kerr, Leo Brady, and Josephine Callan. Their contributions elevated the department into one of the best programs in the nation, as well as the most popular theater houses in Washington D.C. The pinnacle of this was the 1939-1940 production of 'Yankee Doodle Boy,' which chronicled the life of George M. Cohen. The play made Hartke and the department a nationally known establishment, and elevated Hartke to celebrity status. During the war years, he maintained the department and contributed to the war effort by starring in a promotional film as a chaplain as well as producing patriotic plays on campus to entertain the troops.

After World War II, the department under Hartke changed slightly. In 1946-1947 the University Theater moved from Ward Hall, the Music department building, to a U.S. Army surplus theater. In 1949, Hartke incorporated a Shakespearean theater group known as the National Players, and they would become one of the premier theater troupes in the country through the remainder of Hartke's life. He also organized a group of CUA Drama students known as the CUA Players that traveled the country and to U.S. military bases. Beginning in 1951, he started bringing students and the National Players to entertain the troops in Europe and Asia; every president from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan would have his theater group entertain at the White House as well.

The 1950s and the 1960s marked the high point in Hartke's career. During this time, he became an advocate for such causes as the racial integration of local Washington D.C. theaters and the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1963, he was given an alumni testimonial dinner where the idea for a new theater was given. The old Army surplus theater was quickly becoming antiquated and needed to be replaced. Hartke raised the funds and was granted permission by newly appointed CUA President Clarence Walton to construct the theater in 1969. It was dedicated in 1970 with actress and alum Helen Hayes in attendance. During his tenure as chair of the Drama Department many celebrities were found at CUA, including Ed McMahon, Jon Voight, Susan Sarandon, and director Robert Moore.

In the 1970s Hartke continued his work with the Drama Department, the USO, National Players, and serving on the board of directors for Ford's Theater. He was instrumental in the reopening of Ford's Theater and was the creator and director of The Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland. By 1972, he had reached the traditional age of retirement for CUA's faculty, and steps were made by President Walton and Executive Vice President C. Joseph Nuesse to find a replacement for him. Hartke retired as chair of the Drama department in 1974, and for the next three years his protégé Donald Waters served as the chair until William Graham replaced him and remained as chair until 1993. Graham would also be one of the last of Hartke's protégé's to retire.

Upon his retirement Hartke was appointed CUA's Special Assistant for the President, as well as for Development, a position he would hold until his death in 1986. During his tenure Hartke became the face of CUA with the media, and university ambassador at social events throughout Washington D.C. He was so well known that during Pope John Paul II's 1979 visit to CUA, Hartke was mistaken by news reporter John Chancellor as the President of CUA. During his later years Hartke was bestowed numerous awards and honorary degrees. He also served as the guest of honor to many events such as Grand Marshall for the 1981 Washington D.C. St. Patrick's Day Parade. In 1982 and 1985, CUA and the city of Washington D.C. commemorated his seventy-fifth birthday and fiftieth anniversary at CUA with a banquet. Despite his age, he still remained involved in his USO tours with the National Players to Europe until a he suffered a mild heart attack in Poland in 1985.

Beginning in 1985, his health began to decline rapidly following his early heart attack. He would succumb to heart disease on February 21, 1986 at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. The tributes to Fr. Hartke were fitting for such an icon. He was clearly instrumental in the founding of Catholic University's Drama Department, but also with the advancement of the arts in Washington D.C. such as Ford's Theatre and contributions to the creation of the Kennedy Center in 1973.

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Scope and Contents

The Rev. Gilbert Vincent Ferrer Hartke Collection consists of thirteen series. The first series contains his personal correspondence from various theatre organizations, with personal friends, and business correspondence. This business correspondence is related to organizations he was involved with as well as events that he attended. There is also correspondence arranged by year and alphabetical order. Most of this is with friends, colleagues, former students, and members of the theater community. Lastly, there is correspondence with members from his religious order, the Dominicans.

The second series contains correspondence that Fr. Hartke had within the CUA Drama Department during his tenure as chair, 1937-1974, as well as correspondence with the department he had during his tenure as Special Assistant to the President, 1974-1986. Most of it pertains to business related to the running of the department, as well as theater arrangements from around the city. This includes correspondence concerning the CUA Players as well as with department faculty members. Also included are a few of his earliest plays written before the creation of the Drama Department, with notes and correspondence. There is also correspondence with his students and alumni from the department as well.

The next series contains files on the various theater groups that Fr. Hartke was in charge of or participated in as a director. This includes files from the National Players, CUA Players, and USO tours for the U.S. Department of Defense. There are also extensive files on his contributions while serving on the board of directors for re-establishing Ford's Theatre and files from the St. Michaels Summer theatre that Hartke administered in Vermont. These include fundraising correspondence with different organizations, as well as ceremonies he was involved with at CUA. There is also correspondence with President's Clarence Walton and Edmund Pellegrino and some fundraising correspondence Hartke did for the university while he was still chair of the Drama Department.

The next series contains his greeting cards sent to him for Christmas and Easter. There are many get well cards received 1985-1986 during his last year of declining health and also a large Valentine's Day card given to him by his former students. Lastly, there are invitations to different events he attended, mainly during his tenure as special assistant to the president.

The next series contains correspondence that Fr. Hartke had with different organizations through the years, including charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs. He also had extensive correspondence with the National Endowment for the Arts, which he served on the board of directors, and was an advocate for its creation. Lastly, there are transcripts of speeches he made advocating for the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts, and questions on governmental funding for the arts.

The next series contains Fr. Hartke's personal finances, including checks, receipts, and correspondence with different businesses. Also included are personal requisitions that he received from CUA and a yearly budget summary of his finances. The eighth series contain Mary Jo Santo Pietro's personal notes for her biography on Fr. Hartke. This includes correspondence and clippings related to her research, as well as notes from her personal interviews with Fr. Hartke. Some of these notes were written following his death in 1986.

The ninth series contains eight subseries of publications that Hartke collected. The first contains newspaper clippings about Hartke and his productions. The second contain magazines with articles on Hartke or his productions, as well as advertisements featuring Hartke. The third has late nineteenth and early twentieth century theater journals from London and New York. The fourth subseries contain playbills from productions he attended as well as those he directed or was involved with. The fifth contain CUA publications that are related to Hartke and his productions. The sixth subseries contain personal log journals from his tours with the National Players to Germany and Poland. The seventh has miscellaneous books that Hartke collected, a few are theater related the rest are spiritual. The eighth subseries contains copies of plays that he directed; this includes his personal stage notes as well.

The next series contains mainly reel to reel tapes of audio from different drama productions by Hartke, and productions from the National Players. The reel to reel tapes come in three formats; three, five, and seven inch tapes. There are also cassette tapes of audio recordings from different productions and also two VHS tapes of a documentary on Father Hartke, and records of music recorded from various productions. Many of these materials were not labeled properly and are missing their titles and production dates.

The eleventh series contains Fr. Hartke's photograph collection., with personal pictures that includes family members, photos from when he became a priest and photos with his friends throughout the years. There are also photos from productions he was involved in; these include production photos from CUA Productions, National Player Productions, and from Olney Theatre. There are also photos of Hartke with numerous celebrities, politicians, and presidents. He has pictures with every president spanning from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan. There are also photos from different events he attended for CUA and other organizations he belonged to. There is also a box of photo albums from tours he made with the National Players for the USO, and two special photo albums from 1981 for a banquet he attended. Lastly, there are five boxes of photo negatives and Kodak slides from CUA Productions and Productions at Olney Theatre in Maryland.

The twelfth series contains scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings from different productions that he was involved with in the CUA Drama Department as well as scrapbooks from USO tours to Germany that he made with the National Players. Most of these scrapbooks are oversized with many of the clippings in rather fragile condition. Many of these scrapbooks are personal clippings on Hartke himself, and include his visits to the White House, and sundry honors that were bestowed upon him.

The last series contains memorabilia items that includes his personal knick knacks and his pipe collection. Also among these items are all of his awards and framed certificates. Lastly, are Hartke's academic robes from CUA and other universities he received honorary degrees from.

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Arrangement

The Rev. Gilbert V.F. Hartke Collection consists of thirteen series:














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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the archives in several stages; the first part of this collection was donated in 1984 from Fr. Hartke's office to the archives. There were six other donations from 1994, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2010 respectively.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2013 by Raymond Moore. EAD markup completed in 2013 by Raymond Moore.

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Related Material

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ed McMahon
Helen Hayes
John F. Kennedy
Jon Voight
Lyndon Johnson
Ronald Reagan
Susan Saranden

Organizations:
Ford's Theatre
National Players
Olney Theatre
The Catholic University of America
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
USO

Places:
Belgium
Germany
Italy
London
New York
Poland
Romania
Washington DC

Subjects:
Dominicans
Drama
Theatre


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Bibliography

Santo Pietro, Mary Jo. Father Hartke: His Life and Legacy to the American Theatre. Washington: The Catholic University Press, 2002.

The Tower, 28 February 1986, "Fr. Hartke Dies From Heart Disease at 79"

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1933-1986 4 Boxes
This series contains Fr. Hartke's personal correspondence from his different theatre organizations, with personal friends, and business correspondence. This business correspondence is related to organizations he was involved with, as well as various events that he attended. There are also correspondence arranged by year and alphabetical order. Most of this s with friends, colleagues, former students, members of the theatre community, and members from his religious order, the Dominicans.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondences, 1965-1967
  2 Correspondence, 1967-1968
  3 Correspondence A-C, 1976
  4 Correspondence D-G, 1976
  5 Correspondence H-L, 1976
  6 Correspondence M-P, 1976
  7 Correspondence R-Z, 1976
  8 Chronological Correspondence, 1974-1977
  9 Chronological Correspondence, 1978-1985
        Includes correspondences on personal interviews
  10 News Correspondence, 1980-1985
        Correspondence with members of the press, includes one letter from President Reagan
  11 V. Glasgow Koste Correspondence, 1981-1985
  12 Biographical Correspondence, 1982-1985
  13 Alumni Correspondence, 1973
  14 Correspondence A-K, 1978
  15 Correspondence L-Z, 1978
     
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence A-C, 1979-1981
  2 Correspondence D-G, 1979-1981
  3 Correspondence H-L, 1979-1981
  4 Correspondence M-P, 1979-1981
  5 Correspondence R-T, 1979-1981
  6 Correspondence U-Z, 1979-1981
  7 Correspondence, 1945-1947
  8 Correspondence, 1962-1968
        Includes correspondence on communications
  9 Correspondence A-C, 1976-1977
        Includes recommendations for former students
  10 Correspondence D-K, 1977
  11 Correspondence, 1977
  12 Correspondence Q-Z, 1977
  13 Recommendation Correspondences, 1977-1982
        Hartke's 75th birthday correspondence, and Helen Vev Standig donations
  14 Personal Addresses, 1979
        Mailing addresses
  15 Alumni Correspondence, 1981
  16 Legal Correspondence, 1981-1985
        Includes Callen's final will and testimony
Box Folder
3 1 Mailing Lists, 1985
  2 Hartke's Homilies, n.d
        Includes his personal annotations
  3 Eulogies and Invocations, 1946-1984
        Includes personal correspondence relating to each eulogy
  4 Homilies II, n.d
  5 Hartke's Writings/Prayers, n.d
  6 Stage Equipment Correspondence, 1970-1977
  7 Stage Equipment Correspondence, 1963-1970
  8 Correspondence, 1975
  9 Correspondence D-G, 1975
  10 Correspondence A-G, 1975
  11 Recommendations A-L, 1974-1975
  12 Recommendations M-Z, 1973-1975
  13 Correspondence S-Z, 1975
  14 Correspondence M-R, 1975
  15 Correspondence M-R, 1975
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence, 1933-1953
  2 Correspondence, 1954-1965
  3 Correspondence, 1966-1969
  4 Correspondence, 1971
        The first set A-L
  5 Correspondence, 1971
        The second set M-Z
  6 Correspondence, 1967-1972
  7 Correspondence, 1972
  8 Correspondence, 1973
  9 Correspondence, 1973
  10 Correspondence, 1976-1983
  11 Correspondence, 1984
  12 Correspondence, 1984
  13 Correspondence, 1985
        Included are correspondences on Hartke's declining health
  14 Correspondence, 1985
        second set of correspondences
  15 Correspondence, 1986
        Final correspondences with personal friends and get well letters
                       
Series 2: Drama Department Correspondence, 1933-1986 (1 Box)
Ccorrespondence that Fr. Hartke had within the Drama Department during his tenure as chair, 1937-1974, as well as with the department he had during his tenure as Special Assistant to the President, 1974-1986.
Box Folder
5 1 Departmental Correspondence, 1953-1975
  2 College Theatre Correspondence, 1960-1978
        Correspondence with different college drama programs
  3 Show Notes, 1966-1972
        Notes from "Sis" "Boom" "Bah" and various Christmas shows
  4 Drama Department History, 1943-1985
         
  5 Files on Dr. Josephine Callen's Death, 1978-1981
        Correspondence concerning her estate included
  6 Drama Department Alumni, 1974-1983
  7 Scholarship/Recommendation Correspondence, 1963-1983
  8 Scholarship/Recommendations, 1977-1982
  9 Recommendations for Playwrights, 1979-1982
  10 Handbook of Productions, n.d-1970
        Also files on Oedipus the King
  11 Materials for "The Birds", 1964
  12 College Daze Script, 1933
        Hartke's oldest script he wrote
  13 Big Shot Script, 1934
        Another early script Hartke wrote
  14 Within the Walls Script, 1935
  15 Detective Story Script, 1952
  16 Alumni Correspondence, 1948-1985
  17 Files on Hartke Theatre Opening, 1970
  18 Files from St. Michael's Theatre, 1964-1972
        Summer theatre Hartke ran in Vermont
  19 Theatre Dedication Materials, 1960-1970
        Leo Brady correspondence regarding the theatre
  20 Script Proposals, 1970-1981
                       
Series 3: Theatre Groups, 1959-1985 (2 Boxes)
Files on the various theater groups that Fr. Hartke headed or participated in as a director. This includes files from the National Players, CUA Players, USO tours for the Department of Defense, board of directors for re-establishing Ford's Theatre, and St. Michaels Summer Theater in Vermont.
Box Folder
6 1 USO Christmas Tour, 1977-1979
  2 National Players and Polish Tour, 1966-1981
        In conjunction with the USO
  3 Senior Adult Theatre, 1978-1980
        Community theatre for the elderly
  4 National Council on the Arts, 1978-1981
  5 The Kennedy Center, 1982
  6 National Theatre Correspondence, 1977-1978
  7 Denny Pezzin's Resume, 1983
        Actor for Polish USO tour
  8 Ford's Theatre Correspondence 1, 1972
  9 Ford's Theatre Correspondence 2, 1972
  10 Ford's Theatre Files, 1972
  11 Ford's Theatre Files, 1972
  12 USO Show Tour, 1980-1982
  13 Christmas Tours, 1979-1975
  14 Department of Defense Tours, 1985
  15 St. Michael's Theatre, 1982
        Correspondence with Cyril Richard
Box Folder
7 1 St. Michaels Theatre Files, 1959-1961
  2 St. Michaels Playhouse, 1964-1967
  3 Ford's Theatre Files, 1968
  4 Ford's Theatre, 1969
  5 Various Theatre Correspondence, 1977-1985
  6 Cheverly Community Theatre, 1975
        Productions Hartke directed
  7 National Folk Festival, 1968
        Legal
  8 Abbey Theatre/Arena Stage, 1973-1976
  9 USO Showmobile Program, 1965
  10 Poland Tour, 1974
  11 Poland Tour, 1974-1976
                       
Series 4: Special Assistant to the President Correspondence, 1960-1985 2 Boxes
Correspondence Fr. Hartke had with the CUA administration during his tenure as special assistant to the President, 1974-1986.
Box Folder
7 12 University Fundraising for the President's Office, 1968-1985
  13 September Foundation, 1975
        Leo D. Hochstetter correspondence
  14 Special Assistant Business, 1976-1979
  15 Thanksgiving Tuesday Ceremonies, 1974-1978
  16 Award Ceremonies during Walton's Presidency, 1974-1976
  17 Christmas Tree/Thanksgiving Ceremony, 1975
  18 Bicentennial/Patronal Medal, 1974-1975
        Awarded for service by President Walton
Box Folder
8 1 Envoy Magazine Correspondence, 1979-1980
        CUA alumni magazine
  2 President's Medal on Civil Service, 1974-1975
  3 Hartke's Schedule/Mailing Lists, 1875
        Scheduling log from his office
  4 Office of the President Correspondence, 1973-1982
  5 Events at CUA, 1979-1983
        Such as Commencement and Homecoming
  6 Correspondence related to Fundraising, 1960-1982
  7 Correspondence related to Fundraising, 1960-1982
  8 Memos Concerning the Assistant to the President's Office, 1981-1982
  9 Pellegrino Correspondence, 1979-1981
  10 Hartke Theatre Correspondence with the President's Office, 1970
  11 Hartke Scholarships, 1975-1976
  12 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972-1976
                       
Series 5: Greeting Cards and Invitations, 1963-1986 2 Boxes
Personal greeting cards that were sent to him for Christmas as well as Easter, get well cards from 1985-1986 during his last year of declining health, and a large Valentine's Day card given to him by his former students. Lastly, there are invitations to events he attended, mainly during his tenure as special assistant to the president.
Box Folder
9 1 Hartke's 75th Birthday Cards, 1982
  2 Invitations and Appointments, 1965-1969
  3 Invitations and Appointments, 1979
  4 Invitations and Appointments, 1979
  5 Programs to Events, 1963-1976
  6 Invitations, 1976
  7 Hartke Souvenirs, 1980
  8 Invitations, 1977
  9 Invitations, 1976
  10 Christmas/Get Well Cards, 1985
  11 Christmas Cards, 1983-1985
  12 Christmas Cards, 1983-1985
Box Folder
10 1 Get Well Cards, 1985
  2 Get Well Cards, 1985
  3 Greeting Cards, 1985
        Mainly from Easter, Christmas, and from former students getting married or having a child
  4 Greeting Cards, 1985
  5 Get Well Cards, 1986
  6 Christmas Cards, 1984
  7 Golden Jubilee, 1983-1985
        Includes cards from Hartke's appearance on Larry King's radio show
  8 Cards/Notes, 1985-1986
  9 Hartke Memorabilia, n.d-1979
        Includes a giant birthday cards, various Valentine Day cards, and an empty sour balls container
  10 Greeting Cards, 1974
  11 Valentine's Day Greeting Card, 1976
        Large Valentine's Day card sent to Hartke by former students
                       
Series 6: Philanthropic Organizations, 1948-1983 2 Boxes
Correspondence that Fr. Hartke had with organizations through the years, including charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.
Box Folder
11 1 Fordham University Club, 1978-1982
  2 Hartke's Purse Fundraiser, 1983
        Fundraiser for struggling actors and actresses
  3 National Endowment for the Arts, 1976-1981
  4 Salvation Army Correspondence, 1973-1980
  5 DC Arts and Humanities Commission, 1981-1983
  6 CUA Humanities Project, 1981
  7 Arts Club of Washington, 1980-1981
  8 Irish-American Culture Institute, 1978-1980
  9 American Cancer Society, 1978-1979
  10 American Cancer Society, 1978-1981
  11 American Cancer Society, 1979
  12 National Endowment for the Arts, 1977
        Includes promotional material
  13 National Endowment for the Arts, 1977
  14 Hartke's Essay on Governmental Aid for the Arts, 1962
  15 Speeches on the role of Theatre, 1948-1983
        Given at different conferences
Box Folder
12 1 White House Conference on Education, 1965
  2 National Catholic Lay Celebration of Evangelization, 1979
  3 Ford Foundation Correspondence, 1965-1967
  4 C.Y. Stephens Iowa Building Opening, 1969
  5 National Council on the Arts, 1965
  6 Rockefeller Commission on the Arts, 1966
  7 Various Arts Foundations, 1967-1969
  8 American Cavalcade, 1976
        USO event for the US Bicentennial
  9 National Council on the Arts, 1965
  10 National Endowment for the Arts Approved Projects, 1966
                       
Series 7: Personal Finances, 1966-1979 1 Box
Personal finances including checks, receipts, and correspondence with different businesses plus requisitions from CUA and yearly budget summaries.
Box Folder
12 11 Receipts/Budgets, 1966-1979
  12 Budget/Requisitions, 1975-1977
  13 Budget Records/Requisitions, 1975
  14 Financials, 1971-1976
        Includes bank statements, receipts, and checks
  15 Financials, 1975
        Includes bank statements, receipts, and checks
                       
Series 8: Manuscript and Notes from Mary Jo San Pietro's Biography, 1957-1993 1 Box
Mary Jo San Pietro's personal notes for her biography on Fr. Hartke, including correspondence and clippings related to her research, as well as notes from her personal interviews with Fr. Hartke.
Box Folder
13 1 Last Chapter Materials, 1973-1988
  2 Notes and Materials on Hartke Theatre, 1970
  3 Hartke Interview Materials, 1985
  4 Hartke Theatre Clippings and notes, 1970
  5 Hartke Interview Materials, 1985
  6 Recent Correspondence/Materials on Hartke as head of the Drama Department, 1957-1993
        Including a letter from CUA President Brother Patrick Ellis concerning the book
  7 Hartke Biographical Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1986
                       
Series 9: Publications, 1888-1986 8 Boxes
Eight subseries of publications that Hartke collected. The first contain personal newspaper clippings about Hartke and his productions. The second contain magazines with articles on Hartke or his productions, as well as advertisements featuring Hartke. The third contains late nineteenth and early twentieth century theatre journals from London and New York. The fourth contains playbills from productions Hartke attended and productions he directed or was involved in. The fifth contain CUA publications that are related to Hartke and his productions. The sixth contains personal log journals from Hartke's tours with the National Players to Germany and Poland. The seventh is miscellaneous books that Hartke collected, a few are theater related and the rest are spiritual. The eighth has copies of plays that Hartke directed; this includes his personal stage notes as well.
Subseries 9.1 Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1986, 2 Boxes
This subseries contains clippings of Fr. Hartke from the Drama department and the productions that he directed. There are also clippings concerning shows he was involved with the National Players and USO shows. These clippings are from newspapers and magazines. Lastly, there are clippings concerning his 75th birthday, his Jubilee at CUA, and his death.
Box Folder
13 8 John McCormick Centennial Celebration, 1984
  9 Various Personal Clippings, 1955-1986
  10 Clippings, 1946-1983
  11 Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1980
  12 Newspaper Clippings, 1981-1982
        Including clippings concerning Hartke's 75th birthday
  13 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1977-1979
        Clippings of personal photos
  14 Clippings on Hartke's Death, 1986
  15 Clippings and Obituaries, 1965-1985
  16 Newspaper Clippings, 1946-1950
        On CUA Productions by Hartke
  17 Miscellaneous Clippings, 1971-1986
Box Folder
14 1 CUA Clippings, 1941-1983
  2 Various Clippings, 1941-1973
        Mainly on different productions, CUA and National Players tours
  3 Newspaper Clippings, 1971-1984
  4 Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1978
  5 Funeral Materials, 1986
        Includes CUA clippings and various Washington newspapers
  6 Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1985
        Clippings on personal friends of Hartke
Subseries 9.2 Magazines, 1940-1983, 1 Box
This subseries contains completely intact copies of magazines with articles related to Hartke or theatre magazines that Hartke had a general interest in. There are also a few magazines from the Dominicans that are included.
Box Folder
15 1 Naval Review, 1983
        An advertisement about Hartke
  2 Russian Magazine/Life Article, 1940-1970
        The Russian magazine is a theatre journal in Russian, the Life article is on Yankee Doodle Boy
  3 National Players Magazines, 1955-1977
  4 Dominican Booklets, 1945-1969
        Spiritual articles and a listing of Dominicans in America
  5 Catholic Theatre Booklets, 1947-1983
  6 National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974-1976
  7 Theatre Magazines, 1947-1976
  8 Redbook/The Lamp, 1944-1959
        Articles on Hartke
  9 Theatre Magazines, 1949-1962
        One in German on Hartke USO tour
  10 The National Players/Catholic Women's World, 1949-1957
  11 Articles on "Touch and Go" Catholic Theatre, 1949-1957
        Articles on CUA show
  12 Washington Dossier, 1979-1985
        Pictures of Hartke included
  13 Life Magazine, 1940
 

 

 

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Articles on Hartke Productions

 1945-1972

Full magazine with article on "Yankee Doodle Boy"

 

 

 

Subseries 9.3: Older Theatre Journals, 1888-1946, 1 Box
This subseries contains old theatre journals from London and New York from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These journals discuss theatre techniques as well as reviews for different shows in London and New York, as well as reviews on different theatre groups.
Box Folder
16 1 British Theatre Journals, 1909-1928
  2 British Theatre Journals, 1892-1921
  3 British Theatre Journals, 1888-1916
  4 British Theatre Journals, 1895-1916
  5 British Theatre Journals, 1899-1909
        Also two journals from New York
  6 British Theatre Journals, 1895-1916
        Also some articles from New York
  7 Theatre Arts Monthly, 1924-1946
  8 Theatre Arts Monthly, 1923-1934
Subseries 9.4: Playbills, 1932-1986, 1 Box
This subseries contains playbills of shows that Fr. Hartke was involved with at CUA as well as the National Players and Olney Theatre. There are also playbills and programs from shows Hartke attended, especially from the early years of the Kennedy Center.
Box Folder
17 1 Various Playbills, 1958-1975
  2 Playbills from National Theatre, 1955-1975
        As well as shows in Washington DC
  3 National Theatre Programs, 1965-1970
  4 Programs for Washington DC Productions, 1950-1982
        Includes programs for CUA programs
  5 Kennedy Center Programs, 1971-1976
  6 Various Programs, 1932-1985
        Includes programs from Olney Theatre, including a dedication to Hartke
  7 Various Programs, 1945-1986
        Includes tribute programs to Hartke following his death, as well as programs from the National Players
  8 Kennedy Center/National Players Programs, 1953-1982
  9 National Players, 1954-1975
Subseries 9.5: CUA Publications, 1947-1985, 1 Box
This subseries contains CUA publications related to Fr. Hartke. This includes alumni news from 1969-1977. There are also articles from past CUA bulletins about CUA productions. Lastly, there are programs from Hartke's 50th Anniversary dinner in 1985.
Box Folder
17 10 CUA Publications, 1969-1985
        Includes CUA Alumni article with Ed McMahon from 1969
  11 Hartke's Fiftieth Anniversary at CUA, 1985
        Programs from his anniversary gala
  12 CUA Publications 2, 1947-1983
        Copies of CUA Bulletins and Envoy magazine with articles on Fr. Hartke
Subseries 9.6: Journals, 1960-1986, 2 Boxes
This subseries contains Fr. Hartke's personal journals from his USO tours of Germany. There are also calendar books from 1985-1986, and several small boxes of addresses of personal contacts. There is also a card catalog for Hartke's personal library. Lastly, there is a box of prayer cards from Hartke's death in 1986.
Box Folder
18 1 Personal Calendar , 1985
  2 Address Cards 1, n.d
  3 Address Cards 2, n.d
  4 Address Cards 3, n.d
  5 Address Cards 4, n.d
  6 Card Catalog for Hartke's Personal Library, n.d
  7 Hartke Prayer Cards, 1986
        A box from his death
Box Folder
19 1 USO Tour Journals, 1960-1980
  2 USO Tour Journals, 1967-1969
        Germany
  3 USO Tour Journals, 1961-1972
        Germany
  4 Hartke Notes on Christmas Tours in Germany, n.d-1967
  5 USO Tour, 1971-1974
        Germany
Subseries 9.7: Books, 1908-1961, 1 Box
This subseries contains books Fr. Hartke collected on drama methods, different plays, and one spiritual book on morality by the Dominicans.
Box Folder
19 6 Theatre Books/Plays, 1924-1961
        Includes a play titled "Everyman", a play on morality
  7 Books on Various Plays, 1908-1950
        Includes a play titled "Brother Orchid by Leo Brady
  8 German Music Book, 1961
        Titled "Mutter Courage Und Ihre Kinder"
Subseries 9.8: Productions, 1925-1969, 1 Box
This subseries contains books of productions that Hartke either directed or whose production he was in charge of production. Also included are two books on speech and rhetoric that Hartke used for teaching purposes.
Box Folder
20 1 Basic Principles of Speech, n.d
  2 Players' Prompt Book, 1925
  3 Production "Its What's Happening", 1969
        Written by Bob Goodman
  4 The Happy Heirs of Heaven, n.d
        A graduate play written by a Pauline
  5 The Great Lover, 1970
        Written by Alexandre Dumas
  6 Speech Handbook, n.d
  7 About Face, n.d
        Stage crew manual
  8 Hartke's Report on Productions, 1971
  9 Miscellaneous articles on CUA Productions, 1966-1976
  10 Airlooms, 1981
        Written by V. Glasgow Koste
  11 High and Low Relief, 1973
        A play submitted to Hartke by Terry Horowitz
                       
Series 10: Audio Visual Materials, 1950-1985 (6 Boxes)
Mainly reel to reel tapes of audio from different drama productions by Hartke, and productions from the National Players. The reel to reel tapes come in three formats; three, five, and seven inch tape. There are also cassette tapes of audio recordings and two VHS tapes of a documentary on Father Hartke, and records of music recorded from different productions.
Box Folder
21 1 Seven Inch Tape "Sharon McBride", n.d
  2 Five inch tape unlabeled Sony, n.d
  3 Five inch tape unlabeled Scotch, n.d
  4 Five inch tape "Memorabilia: Christmas Time Foolin' Around, n.d
  5 Five inch tape "Sis! Boom! Bah!", n.d
  6 Three inch tape "Readings from the Scriptures" William Graham , 1960
  7 Five inch tape "Oedipus Music", n.d
  8 Five inch tape unlabeled Ampex, n.d
  9 Five inch tape "John A McCone Lecture", 1960
  10 Two inch tape "William Graham", n.d
  11 45 rpm record "Hildegarde Peace and Harmony/Leave it to the Girls", n.d
  12 Five Inch tape "Christmas Show" , 1969
  13 Cassette Tape "The Miser" and "Ring Scene to Blackout", n.d
  14 Cassette Tape "The Road to Philadelphia" Narrated by Henry Fonda , 1976
  15 Cassette Tape blank, n.d
  16 Cassette Tape "Lord's A Wonder" John McMahon Piano, n.d
  17 Cassette Tape "Camoti Mt. Morial", n.d
  18 Cassette Tape "Act I and II", n.d
  19 Cassette Tape "Act III", n.d
  20 Cassette Tape "Fortune Audio Report", n.d
  21 Cassette Tape "Statio Orbis" , 1976
        4th Eucharistic Congress, Philadelphia August 11, 1976, Pope Paul VI's Address, Mother Theresa, William Graham "Epistle, Gospel and Homily"
  22 Cassette Tape "Liturgical Celebration", n.d
  23 Cassette Tape "Anthony Lisoli, Monologue from Murder in the Cathedral", n.d
  24 Cassette Tape "Youth Sing Praise" , 1984
  25 Cassette Tape "Anthony Withers, n.d
  26 Cassette Tape "Graham-Scenes from The Gloss", n.d
  27 Cassette Tape "Denny Pezzin-Demo Tape", n.d
  28 Cassette Tape "Denny Pezzin-Demo Tape", n.d
  29 Cassette Tape "King Lear Through the Ages", n.d
  30 Cassette Tape "Put on Your Sunday Clothes-Hello Dolly/Prose and Poetry Readings", n.d
  31 Cassette Tape unlabeled , n.d
  32 Cassette Tape "Scriptural Rosary" , 1979
  33 VHS Tape "Father Hartke: The Legend and the Legacy" 2 tapes, n.d
  34 Seven inch tape "Morris Carnovsky", n.d
  35 Three inch tape "Act I and II, n.d
  36 Seven inch tape "A Midsummer Nights Dream", n.d
  37 Seven inch tape "William Graham narrates for USIA Program for JFK, n.d
  38 Seven inch tape unlabeled Scotch, n.d
  39 Seven inch tape "Sidney Poitier", n.d
  40 Seven inch tape "Bert Lahr", n.d
  41 Seven inch tape "Shelley Winters", n.d
  42 Seven inch tape "Helen Hayes" (All these tapes are talks on acting), n.d
  43 Seven inch tape "Maureen Stapleton", n.d
  44 Seven inch tape "Morris Carnovsky", n.d
  45 Seven inch tape "National Council on Catholic Women Lecture" , 1964
  46 Three inch tape unlabeled Scotch, n.d
  47 Seven inch tape "Man of All Seasons" William Graham , n.d
  48 Seven inch tape "William Graham narrates USIA-Program on Pollution", n.d
  49 Seven inch tape "Anne Bancroft", n.d
  50 Seven inch tape "Jose Ferrer", n.d
  51 Seven inch tape "Katharine Cornell", n.d
  52 Seven inch tape "John Gielgud", n.d
  53 Seven inch tape "Alfred Lunt", n.d
  54 Five inch tape "Styles in Shakespeare Acting", n.d
Box Folder
22 1 Seven inch tape "Scully-Cheering", n.d
  2 Seven inch tape "Richard III Music", n.d
  3 Seven inch tape "Holiday Syaph" 1, n.d
  4 Seven inch tape "Holiday Syaph" 2, n.d
  5 Seven inch tape "Holiday Syaph" 3, n.d
  6 Seven inch tape "King Lear" , 1969-1970
  7 Seven inch tape "Millionaires Show", n.d
  8 Seven inch tape "USO Show Tape", n.d
  9 Seven inch tape "Medea" , 1973
  10 Seven inch tape "Macbeth", 1976
  11 Seven inch tape "Richard II" William Graham , n.d
  12 Seven inch tape "The Legion Honor", n.d
  13 Seven inch tape "Cherry Orchard", n.d
  14 Seven inch tape "Oresteia-Agamemnon" 1, n.d
  15 Seven inch tape "Oresteia-Agamemnon" 1 Duplicate, n.d
  16 Seven inch tape "Oresteia-The Libation Beamers" 2, n.d
  17 Seven inch tape "Oresteia-The Libation Beamers" 2 Duplicate, n.d
  18 Seven inch tape "Oresteia-Eumnides" 3, n.d
  19 Seven inch tape "C and R" , n.d
  20 Seven inch tape "Tiger back up Tape", n.d
  21 Seven inch tape "Tempest", n.d
  22 Seven inch tape "Nichols and May", n.d
  23 Seven inch tape "Jean Kerr Alternate", n.d
  24 Seven inch tape "Kopenick", n.d
  25 Seven inch tape "All's Well", n.d
  26 Seven inch tape "Little Murders", 1970
  27 Seven inch tape "Miser" , 1965
  28 Seven inch tape "Jean Kerr", n.d
  29 Seven inch tape "Head Out", n.d
  30 Seven inch tape "Tartuffe", n.d
Box Folder
23 1 Seven inch tape "Piano Concert", n.d
  2 Seven inch tape "Herod" , 1967
  3 Seven inch tape "Comedy of Errors" , 1972
  4 Seven inch tape "Vision of the Roses", n.d
  5 Seven inch tape "Toccata" , 1969
  6 Seven inch tape "Macbeth", n.d
  7 Seven inch tape "Medea", n.d
  8 Seven inch tape "Othello" , 1962
  9 Seven inch tape "Mousetrap" Olney Theatre , 1973
  10 Seven inch tape "Way of the World" , 1963
  11 Seven inch tape "We Were Dancing", n.d
  12 Seven inch tape blank tape, n.d
  13 Seven inch tape "Macbeth", n.d
  14 Seven inch tape "All's Well", n.d
  15 Seven inch tape "Stage Door", n.d
  16 Seven inch tape "Stage Door", n.d
  17 Seven inch tape "Macbeth-Battle Noises" , 1976
  18 Seven inch tape "Sound Effects", n.d
  19 Seven inch tape "Sound Effect Master", n.d
  20 Seven inch tape unlabeled, n.d
  21 Seven inch tape "Herod" , 1967
  22 Seven inch tape "Rex", n.d
  23 Seven inch tape "Streetcar Show", n.d
  24 Seven inch tape "Nichols and May", n.d
  25 Seven inch tape "Sea Gull" , 1974
  26 Seven inch tape "Rampazzi-Lecture Pieces", n.d
  27 Seven inch tape "Julius Caesar" , 1962
  28 Seven inch tape "Julius Caesar" , 1972
  29 Seven inch tape "The Firstborn" , n.d
  30 Seven inch tape "Pygmalion" , 1972
  31 Seven inch tape "Pygmalion" , 1972
  32 Seven inch tape "Rhinoceros", 1962
  33 Seven inch tape "Romulus" , 1963
Box Folder
24 1 Seven inch tape "The Remembered", n.d
  2 Seven inch tape "Trovatore" , n.d
  3 Seven inch tape "School for Scandal", n.d
  4 Three inch tape "Mike Kelly-Wakefield Cycle", n.d
  5 Seven inch tape "Brady", n.d
  6 Seven inch tape "Blecker-Street Whistles", n.d
  7 Seven inch tape "All Systems" , 1960
  8 Seven inch tape "Julius Caesar", n.d
  9 Seven inch tape "Arms and the Man" , 1985
  10 Seven inch tape "Hartke Jubilee" , 1985
  11 Seven inch tape "Old Streetcar", n.d
  12 Seven inch tape "National Players-Romeo and Juliet", n.d
  13 Seven inch tape "The Oresteia", n.d
  14 Seven inch tape "Chekhov House Music", n.d
  15 Seven inch tape "AFA Benefit", n.d
  16 Seven inch tape "A Flea in Her Ear", n.d
  17 Seven inch tape "A Flea in Her Ear", n.d
  18 Seven inch tape "The Rankin", n.d
  19 Seven inch tape "Dark of the Moon", 1976
  20 Seven inch tape "Nothing of Each Other", n.d
  21 Seven inch tape "Hogan's Goat", n.d
  22 Seven inch tape "Broken Drum Master" , 1973
  23 Seven inch tape "School for Scandal", n.d
  24 Seven inch tape "Once Over Lightly" , 1960
  25 Seven inch tape "Major Barbara", n.d
  26 Seven inch tape "Mid-Summer Night", n.d
  27 Seven inch tape "The Romance of the three Marias", n.d
  28 Seven inch tape "Mary Sunshine", n.d
  29 Seven inch tape "Jonah Sounds", n.d
  30 Seven inch tape "Long Day Journey", n.d
  31 Seven inch tape "Rhinoceros", 1962
  32 Seven inch tape "Our Town", n.d
  33 Seven inch tape "Rivals", n.d
Box Folder
25 1 Seven inch tape "The Miser", n.d
  2 Seven inch tape "Sing Out Sweet Land", n.d
  3 Seven inch tape "Skin of our Teeth", n.d
  4 Seven inch tape "New Lady" , 1969-1970
  5 Seven inch tape "Devil's Disciple", n.d
  6 Seven inch tape "Barabbas" , n.d
  7 Seven inch tape "Rex" Rehearsal, n.d
  8 Seven inch tape "Never too Late" , 1969
  9 Seven inch tape "Surviving Son", n.d
  10 Seven inch tape "Hay Fever", n.d
  11 Seven inch tape "The Air Force Band" CUA , 1964
        From February 18th
  12 Seven inch tape "School for Wives" National Players , 1985
  13 Seven inch tape unlabeled, n.d
  14 Seven inch tape "Glass Menagerie", n.d
  15 Seven inch tape "Show Tape", n.d
  16 Seven inch tape "Amadeus" National Players, n.d
  17 Seven inch tape "Frabe", n.d
  18 Seven inch tape "Lute Song", n.d
  19 Seven inch tape "Thurber's Carnival" , n.d
  20 Seven inch tape "Richard III", n.d
  21 Seven inch tape "Violin Solo", n.d
  22 Five inch tape "Whispers On the Wind", n.d
  23 Five inch tape "Taste of Honey", n.d
  24 Five inch tape unlabeled, n.d
  25 Five inch tape "Romeo and Juliet" National Players, n.d
  26 Five inch tape "Amadeus" National Players, n.d
  27 Five inch tape "Cecile", n.d
  28 Five inch tape "Rhinoceros", n.d
  29 Five inch tape "Cave Dwellers", n.d
  30 Five inch tape "Rhinoceros" , n.d
  31 Five inch tape "Comedy of Errors" , n.d
  32 Five inch tape "Jane", n.d
  33 Five inch tape "Sunday Drive", n.d
  34 Five inch tape "Bernie Harrbon Show" , 1955
Box Folder
26 1 Seven inch tape blank Scotch , 1962
  2 Seven inch tape "T. Rankin", n.d
  3 Seven inch tape "Fall of the City", n.d
  4 Three inch tape "Importance of Being Ernest" , 1976
  5 Seven inch tape "Maria Rehearsals" , n.d
  6 Reel of 16mm film, unlabeled found with Hartke, n.d
  7 Seven inch tape "Don Juan Sound", n.d
  8 Seven inch tape "Bridge Cavalcade", n.d
  9 Seven inch tape "Guild Music Box", n.d
  10 Seven inch tape "Shubert-Meyers Concert", n.d
  11 Seven inch tape "Ella Fitzgerald", n.d
  12 Seven inch tape unlabeled Realistic, n.d
  13 Seven inch tape "Oresteia", n.d
  14 Seven inch tape "Weill", n.d
  15 Seven inch tape "Tosca", n.d
  16 Seven inch tape "Sand Box", n.d
  17 Seven inch tape "Wonderful Town" , 1977
  18 Seven inch tape "Coldest War" Sound Cues, n.d
  19 Seven inch tape "University of Toronto Music Lecture", n.d
  20 Seven inch tape blank, n.d
  21 Seven inch tape "Georgetown University Production", n.d
  22 Seven inch tape "End Waves", n.d
  23 Seven inch tape unlabeled, n.d
Box Folder
27 1 33 rpm CUA Production: Spiritual Rosary , 1961
  2 33 rpm CUA Production: Spiritual Rosary , 1961
        Second record
  3 33 rpm La Cumparsita Ring Around the Moon, n.d
  4 78 rpm NBC Radio "The Prospector's March" , 1950
  5 78 rpm NBC Radio Broadcast (Label Faded), 1951
  6 78 rpm blank, n.d
  7 33 rpm blank, n.d
  8 33 rpm labeled "music", n.d
  9 78 rpm Empire Transcription "Anna Lucasta", n.d
  10 78 rpm Empire Transcription "Anna Lucasta" , n.d
  11 78 rpm NBC Radio "Drums and Thunder", 1950
  12 78 rpm blank, n.d
  13 78 rpm NBC Radio "Street Organ" , 1950
                       
Series 11: Photographs, 1907-1986 (15 Boxes)
This series contains personal pictures from Hartke that include family members, photos from when he became a priest and photos with his friends. There are also photos from productions Hartke was involved in from CUA, National Players, and from Olney Theatre. There are also photos of Hartke with numerous celebrities, politicians, and presidents, including every president from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan. There is also a box of photo albums from tours Hartke made with the National Players for the USO, two special photo albums from 1981 for a banquet he attended, and five boxes of photo negatives and Kodak slides from CUA Productions and Productions at Olney Theatre in Maryland.
Box Folder
28 1 Production Photos, n.d
  2 Drama Department Photos, 1951-1953
  3 Photos of Parents, n.d
  4 Photos of Personal Bust, 1981-1985
        Also photos from St. Patrick's Day Banquet
  5 Hartke and Friends Photos, 1940's-1984
  6 Ah Wilderness Production Photos, 1974
  7 Photos with US Presidents, 1952-1975
  8 Oversize Production Photos, n.d
  9 Oversize Student Photos, 1974-1980
        Group shots
  10 LaSalle Dedication Photos, 1978
        Picture with Br. Patrick Ellis
  11 William Kerr and other Faculty, 1940's-1985
  12 Politician Photos, 1952-1980
  13 President Photos, 1952-1980
  14 Personal Snapshots, 1950-1981
  15 Celebrity Photos, 1968-1978
  16 CUA Award Ceremonies Photos, 1975-1978
  17 Hartke Theatre Photos, 1969-1970
        Includes construction photos
  18 Hartke Testimonial Dinner Photos, 1963
        With former alumni
  19 Hartke Departmental Photos, 1950-1966
  20 Hartke Departmental Photos, 1940's
  21 Early Drama Department Photos, 1937-1940
  22 Early Photos, 1907-1936
        Includes family photos and pictures from the Dominican order
Box Folder
29 1 Negatives From Theatre Dedication, 1970
  2 Drama Department Production Negatives, n.d
  3 Stage Shots, n.d
  4 Stage Shots 2, n.d
  5 Poland Tour, 1974
  6 Hecht Charities, 1975
  7 Hartke Friends, n.d
        Production shots from Olney Theatre
  8 Production Shots, n.d
  9 Hartke Still Shots, 1953-1980
  10 Production Shots, n.d
  11 Testimonial Dinner, 1963
  12 Snapshots, Personal and Productions, 1970's-1980's
  13 Georgetown and 50th Anniversary Show, 1971-1985
  14 CUA Productions, n.d
  15 CUA Productions, 1970's
  16 Personal Photos With Friends, 1940's-1970's
  17 Theatre Construction, 1941-1969
        As well as Hartke with various celebrities
  18 Production Shots, 1940-1974
  19 1776 Production Photos, 1970
  20 National Players, 1951
  21 CUA Productions, 1950's
  22 CUA Productions, 1950's
  23 Production Snapshots, n.d
  24 Production and Personal Photos, 1970's
  25 Student Headshots, 1950-1980's
  26 Production Shots, n.d
        unknown
  27 Production Shots, n.d
        unknown
Box Folder
30 1 Photo Album 1, 1981
        From tenth annual International Theatre Costume Ball
  2 Photo Album 2, 1981
        From tenth annual International Theatre Costume Ball and Hartke's week vacation with friends
  3 Photo Album 3, 1972-1973
        CUA Drama Tour of Italy and Germany
  4 Photo Album 4, 1974
        Tour of Romania and Belgium
  5 Photo Album 5, 1970
        Tour of Germany, USO
  6 Photo Album 6, 1971-1972
        Tour of Germany, USO
  7 Photo Album 7, 1974
        Ah Wilderness CUA Production, last Drama production Hartke Directed before retiring as department chair
  8 Photo Album 8, 1957
        From CUA Production The Little World of Don Camillo
Box Folder
31 1 CUA Production Negatives, 1937-1949
        All 200 negatives from CUA Productions, includes summer sessions. All labeled and in individual sleeves
Box Folder
32 1 CUA Production Negatives, 1939-1943
        Miscellaneous Production Negatives including the 1939 Production of Yankee Doodle Boy
Box Folder
33 1 CUA Production Negatives, 1949-1950
        All 200+ negatives from that particular season, as well as the 1949 and 1950 summer seasons
Box Folder
34 1 CUA Production Negatives, 1950-1951
        All 200+ negatives from that particular season, as well as the 1950 and 1951 summer seasons
Box Folder
35 1 CUA Production Photos, 1938-1939
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1939
        Summer Season
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1939-1940
  4 CUA Production Photos, 1940
        Summer Season
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1940-1941
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1941
        Summer Session
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1941-1942
  8 CUA Production Photos, 1942-1943
  9 CUA Production Photos, 1943
        Summer Season
  10 CUA Production Photos, 1943-1944
  11 CUA Production Photos, 1944
        Summer Season
  12 CUA Production Photos, 1944-1945
  13 CUA Production Photos, 1945
        Summer Season
  14 CUA Production Photos, 1945-1946
  15 CUA Production Photos, 1946
        Summer Season
  16 CUA Production Photos, 1946-1947
  17 CUA Production Photos, 1947-1948
Box Folder
36 1 CUA Production Photos, 1948
        Summer Season
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1948-1949
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1949
        Summer Season
  4 CUA Production Photos, 1949
        The Arms and the Man, Summer Season
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1949-1950
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1950
        Summer Season
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1950-1951
        Summer Season
Box Folder
37 1 CUA Production Photos, 1951
        Summer Season
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1951-1952
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1951-1952
  4 CUA Production Photos, 192
        Summer Season
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1952-1953
        Summer Season
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1953
        Summer Season
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1953-1954
  8 CUA Production Photos, 1954-1955
Box Folder
38 1 CUA Production Photos, 1955
        Summer Season
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1955-1956
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1956-1957
  4 CUA Production Photos, 1957-1958
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1958-1959
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1959-1960
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1960-1961
  8 CUA Production Photos, 1961-1962
  9 CUA Production Photos, 1962-1963
Box Folder
39 1 CUA Production Photos, 1963-1964
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1964-1965
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1965-1966
  4 CUA Production Photos, 1966-1967
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1967-1968
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1968-1969
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1969-1970
  8 CUA Production Photos, 1960
  9 CUA Production Photos, 1970-1971
  10 CUA Production Photos, 1971
        Summer Season
  11 CUA Production Photos, 1971-1972
Box Folder
40 1 CUA Production Photos, 1972
        Summer Season
  2 CUA Production Photos, 1972-1973
  3 CUA Production Photos, 1973-1974
  4 CUA Production Photos, 1974-1975
  5 CUA Production Photos, 1975-1976
  6 CUA Production Photos, 1976-1977
  7 CUA Production Photos, 1977-1978
  8 CUA Production Photos, 1978-1979
  9 CUA Production Photos, 1970's
        Unidentified
  10 CUA Production Photos, 1970's
        Unidentified
  11 CUA Production Photos, n.d
  11 CUA Production Photos, n.d
Box Folder
41 1 Hartke Portraits, 1930's-1980's
        Including photos of him teaching
  2 Photos Used for Santo Pietro Book, 1930's-1980's
  3 Hartke with Personal Friends, n.d
  4 Hartke Theatre Dedication Photos, 1970
Box Folder
42 1 Olney Theater Negatives, 1974
        From Crime and Punishment
  2 Olney Theater Negatives, 1973
  3 Images of Hartke Theater, 1974
  4 Olney Theater Negatives, 1974
  5 Various Kodak Slides, 1940-1979
        Twelve random slides
  6 National Players, 1951
        Publicity shots, negatives
  7 Germany and Italy Tour, 1972-1973
        December-January Drama tour, negatives
  8 Hartke Production, 1973
        CUA Drama, Kodak Slides
  9 Hartke Production, 1973
        CUA Production, Kodak Slides
  10 CUA Production Slides, 1971
        From Hamlet
  11 CUA Production Slides, 1973
        Directed by Hartke
  12 Unidentified Slides, n.d
  13 Hartke Production Slides, 1973
        Third Act
  14 CUA Production Slides, 1972
        Mistletoe Revue
  15 Unidentified Slides, n.d
  16 Hartke Production Slides, 1962-1968
        From Crime and Punishment
  17 CUA Production Slides, 1972
        Hartke Production, Rhinoceros
  18 CUA Production Slides, 1974
  19 CUA Production Slides, 1974
  20 Hartke Production Slides, 1963-1965
Box Folder
43 1 Hartke Theatre Dedication Photo Album, 1970
  2 Cyril Richard's The Devil's Disciple Photo Album , 1970
                       
Series 12: Scrapbooks/Framed Certificates, 1947-1974 5 Boxes
Scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings from productions that Hartke was involved with in the CUA Drama Department as well as USO tours to Germany he made with the National Players. There are also some photos. Most of these scrapbooks are oversized with many of the clippings in fairly fragile condition. Lastly, there are personal framed certificates of Hartke himself commemorating events, such as his visits to the White House, or different honors that were bestowed upon him.
Box Folder
44 1 Scrapbooks, 1947-1974
        This box contains four scrapbooks. The first one is from National Players tours from 1950-1951, the second one are from CUA Productions from 1951-1952. The third scrapbook is from 1947-1948 CUA Productions, and the last one is from Hartke's students.
Box Folder
45 1 Scrapbooks, 1952-1967
        This box contains five scrapbooks. The first one is from CUA Productions from 1963, the second and third one are from National Players productions to Athens, Rome, and Dublin from 1965. The fourth scrapbook is from CUA Productions and National Players productions from 1952-1953. Lastly, the fifth scrapbook is from National Players Productions from 1966-1967.
Box Folder
46 1 Scrapbooks, 1958-1974
        This box contains four scrapbooks. The first scrapbook contains clippings from CUA drama department tour of South America June 11-September 1, 1958. The second scrapbook contains clippings from CUA drama productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1974. The third scrapbook contains clippings from CUA drama productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1965-1970, as well as productions from the National Players. The last scrapbook contains clippings and programs from National Player productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1962-1963.
Box Folder
47 1 Scrapbooks, 1948-1964
        This box contains three scrapbooks. The first scrapbook contains clippings from CUA drama productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1954-1958. The second scrapbook contains clippings from CUA drama productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1963-1964. The last scrapbook contains clippings and production programs from CUA drama productions and about Fr. Hartke from 1948-1952.
Box Folder
48 1 Scrapbooks, 1937-1983
        This box contains three scrapbooks. All three scrapbooks are clippings from CUA Productions from 1937-1949, they are also in very fragile condition. Also included are seven honorary degrees that Hartke received and one caricature of him made in 1983.
Box Folder
49 1 Certificate 1, 1959
        Commendation awarded to Fr. Hartke for his USO work by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  2 Certificate 2, 1990
        Framed newspaper page on the fiftieth anniversary of CUA's production of "Yankee Doodle Boy"
  3 Certificate 3, n.d
        This certificate was awarded to Hartke for his USO services for the United States Army in Germany.
  4 Certificate 4, 1981
        This certificate was an honorary degree awarded to Hartke for a doctorate in the Arts by the University of Maryland.
  5 Framed Photo, n.d
        A framed photo of the Nixon family given to Hartke, autographed
  6 Framed Photo 2, 1965
        A framed photo of the Johnson family given to Hartke, autographed
  7 Certificate 5, 1969
        A certificate commissioning Hartke as a Kentucky Colonel
  8 Certificate 6, 1985
        An award from the undergraduate student body at CUA commemorating Hartke's fifty years of service at CUA. *Note: missing the CUA logo
  9 Certificate 7, 1985
        A proclamation from Mayor Marion Barry of Washington DC commemorating Hartke's fifty years of service to CUA.
  10 Certificate 8, n.d
        "The National Theatre Salutes Fr. Hartke" is missing the photo at the bottom
  11 Certificate 9, 1982
        Life magazine cover from Hartke's 75th birthday celebration
  12 Certificate 10, 1973
        Framed photo of Hartke with dignitaries including former Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Vice President Gerald Ford, at the Senators Club
  13 Plaques, 1970
        Two plaques commemorating productions with CUA alumni who are now famous in Hollywood such as Helen Hayes and Ed McMahon *Note: one of the plaques is coming apart at the brass
  14 Honorary Degree, 1967
        Honorary doctorate in the fine arts from Providence College
                       
Series 13: Memorabilia, 1940's-1985 11 Boxes
Personal memorabilia that ncludes his personal awards, as well as framed certificates. There are also all of Hartke's knick knacks that he had in his office in the Hartke Theatre; in particular, they are spiritual and Latin American pieces. Also included are Hartke's two pipes and his name piece from his office. Lastly, there are Hartke's academic robes from CUA and other universities that he received an honorary degree from.
Box Folder
50 1 CUA Alumni Medal, 1985
  2 Various Medals, 1975-1984
        Secretary Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, Elizabeth Ann Seton canonization, and Loyola Academy 75th anniversary medal
  3 NCTC Silver Jubilee Award, n.d
  4 Nameplate, n.d
  5 National Collegiate Playwriting Contest Award, 1962
  6 B'Nai B'rith Community Service Award, 1983
  7 Fordham University Service Award, 1983
  8 Nathan Hale Plaque, n.d
  9 Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College, 1969
  10 Allentown College Honorary Degree, 1980
  11 Spalding University Honorary Degree, 1985
  12 Nathan Hale Plaque, n.d
  13 CUA Proclamation for Hartke's 75th Birthday, 1982
  14 Loyola Academy Alumni Award, 1975
  15 Service Awards, 1982-1985
Box Folder
51 1 Five Photo Displays of Fr. Hartke, 1940's-1950's
  2 WMAL Radio Award, 1973
        For being the Washington Redskins Chaplain
  3 Framed Photo With JFK, 1961-1963
  4 Framed Photo of Hartke in Europe, 1960's
  5 Nathan Hale Plaque, n.d
  6 Hartke Commencement Framed Photo, 1970's
  7 US Army Appreciation Certificate, 1976
  8 US Army Appreciation Certificate, 1977
  9 Federal Schoolmen's Club Award, 1972
  10 CUA Alumni Service Award, 1969
  11 License Plates, 1970-1976
        3 plates, one from the bicentennial
Box Folder
52 1 Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade Award, 1970
  2 Salvation Army Award, n.d
  3 Framed Picture with Hubert Humphrey, n.d
  4 Educational Radio-Television Programs Award, 1961
  5 Hadassah Israel Education Services Award, n.d
  6 Nathan Hale Plaque, n.d
  7 The St. Genesis Medal, 1965
Box Folder
53 1 Award for Educator in Speech and Drama, n.d
  2 Loyola Academy Medal, 1966
  3 "Rask" Musical Theatre Plate, n.d
  4 Alfred R. Van Horn Award, 1964
  5 Polish Wooden Plaque, n.d
  6 Senators Club Award, 1971
  7 Award for American Cavalcade, 1976
  8 Fenwick High School Award, 1975
  9 CUA Alumni Achievement Award, 1963
  10 George M. Cohan Award, 1970
  11 Framed Clipping of Hartke's 50th Anniversary at CUA, 1985
  12 Washington Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Award, 1985
        For fifty years of service to CUA
Box Folder
54 1 Touchdown Club Award, n.d
  2 Individual Artifacts, n.d
        Coin ashtray, copper plate, Hartke nameplate, letter opener, letter opener Filipino, National Players badges, small pipe, large pipe, inscribed notebook
Box Folder
55 1 The Mayor's Art Award, 1981
        Given by Mayor Marion Barry of Washington DC
Box Folder
56 1 Senators Club Award Framed Photo, 1971
  2 Framed Picture of Ned McDonald, n.d
  3 Unidentified Frame Photo of a Woman, n.d
  4 Framed Picture of Josephine Callan, n.d
  5 Framed Letter from Richard Nixon, 1957
  6 Framed Letter from Walter E. Washington, 1970
  7 Framed Letter from Lady Bird Johnson, 1965
  8 Framed Department of Defense Certificate, 1974
  9 Framed Department of Defense Certificate, 1972
Box Folder
57 1 Hartke's Knick Knacks, n.d
        Latin American pieces such as a stuffed llama; the head is coming off however, wooden bowls and plates, and a figurine of a man with a pipe. This box would also be a good piece for the museum collection.
Box Folder
58 1 Hartke's Knick Knacks 2, n.d
        Include religious wooden plates of Christ, a water well, a small Washington Redskins helmet, and some wooden art pieces. This should also be placed in the museum collection
Box Folder
59 1 Paper Mache Sculpture of Hartke , n.d
Box Folder
60 1 Academic Robes , n.d
        This box contains all of Hartke's university robes from different commencement exercises that he attended, including his university robe from CUA. There are no labels though to differentiate from the other robes. Lastly, this should also be a part of the museum collection.

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1933-1985

Series 2: Drama Department Correspondence, 1933-1986

Series 3: Theatre Groups, 1959-1985

Series 4: Special Assistant to the President Correspondence, 1960-1985

Series 5: Greeting Cards and Invitations, 1963-1986

Series 6: Philanthropic Organizations, 1948-1983

Series 7: Personal Finances, 1966-1979

Series 8: Manuscript and Notes from Mary Jo San Pietro's Biography, 1957-1993

Series 9: Publications, 1888-1986

Series 10: Audio Visual Materials, 1950-1985

Series 11: Photographs, 1907-1986

Series 12: Scrapbooks/Framed Certificates, 1947-1974

Series 13: Memorabilia, 1940's-1985

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