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Sesquicentennial Commission. "Visions and Dreams" Sound and Light Show Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

"Visions and Dreams" by James Dodding, was a 1984 show celebrating the University's sesquicentennial, its 150th anniversary. This collection contains materials related to the writing, production staging, and publicity of the show.

Biographical and Historical Note

"Visions and Dreams" was a show by James Dodding performed in August 1984, to celebrate the University's sesquicentennial, its 125th anniversary. Dodding was a member of the Theatre department who directed many WFU theatrical productions.

Collection Overview

This collection documents the creative process of "Visions and Dreams," by James Dodding. Materials include a cassette tape of the completed show; newspaper clippings of publicity; notes regarding casting, sound design, and explanatory material; and several scripts, including drafts and the final script.

Collection Inventory

  • "Visions and Dreams" audiocassette (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Publicity clippings (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Notes (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 3
  • Initial assessment, casting, notes (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 4
  • Final working script, used for tape editing (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Early scripts (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 6
  • First draft script framework (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 7
  • First explanatory material (circa 1984) / Box 1 Folder 8
  • Finished script (1984) / Box 1 Folder 9
  • Master quad reel (circa 1984) / Box 2 Reel 1-4
  • Magnetic tape reels (circa 1984) / Box 2 Reel 5-7

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Sesquicentennial Commission. "Visions and Dreams" Sound and Light Show Records
circa 1984
1.51 linear feet  1 half-document box, 1 record carton

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2017 June
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Collection title (Collection number), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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