The Court House Theatre. The beginnings of the Shaw Festival.
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- A three-ring binder with collection of official documents, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and assorted other papers, related to beginnings of the Court House Theatre and Shaw Festival in the old Courthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Compiled by the Shaw Festival Theatre Library.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Page 1 : The Court House Theatre (photo)
Page 2: Old Town Hall stage (photo)
Page 3: Banquet at old Town Hall (photo)
Page 4: "Will present play 'Spring Thaw '62' in Town Hall". The Niagara Advance. February 22, 1962.
Page 5: Two articles "The old Courthouse" and "Mr. Brian Doherty will be guest speaker". The Niagara Advance. March 8, 1962.
Page 6: Letter to the Editor from Brian Doherty. The Niagara Advance. March 23, 1962.
Pages 7 & 8: Letter from Mayor G. R. Wooll to "The Advance" editor. March 26, 1962.
Page 9: Council Meeting Minutes. March 26, 1962.
Page 10: Council Meeting Minutes. April 3, 1962.
Page 11: Letter to the Editor from J. A. MacTaggart. The Niagara Advance. April 5, 1962.
Pages 12 & 13: Council Meeting Minutes. June 17, 1962.
Page 14: "A million thank yous" letter from Mayor G. R. Wooll to Brian Doherty. June 20, 1962.
Page 15: Thank you letter to Mayor G. R. Wooll and Mrs. Wooll for being patrons to the festival. July 3, 1962.
Pages 16, 17 & 18: Letter from Brian Doherty to Mayor G. R. Wooll in regard to the Brock Theatre at Niagara-on-the-Lake. August 2, 1962.
Page 19: Council Meeting Minutes. November 3, 1962.
Pages 20, 21, 22 & 23: Letter from Brian Doherty to Property Committee, Town of Niagara, in regard to the Christmas Production by Court House Players. November 8, 1962.
Page 24: Notification from Town clerk to Mayor G. R. Wooll about upcoming meeting with Brian Doherty of the Court House Players to discuss the use of the hall in the Town Hall. November 9, 1962.
Pages 25, 26 & 27: Letter from Brian Doherty to Property Committee, Town of Niagara, about agreement for renting the halls for performances of "Christmas in the Market Place" by Court House Players. November 15, 1962.
Pages 28 & 29: Property Committee Minutes. November 18, 1962.
Pages 30 & 31: Council Meeting Minutes. November 27, 1962.
Page 32 : Letter from Mayor G. R. Wooll to Brian Doherty. December 6, 1962.
Page 33: Council Meeting Minutes. January 15, 1963.
Pages 34 & 35 : Letter from Brian Doherty to Mr. Howse, Chairman of Property Committee, Town of Niagara, regarding outstanding rental fees for "Christmas in the Market Place". February 25, 1963.
Page 36 : Letter from Brian Doherty to Mr. Howse, Chairman of Property Committee, Town of Niagara, with a complaint about the condition of the Town Hall. March 18, 1963.
Pages 37 & 38: Letter from Brian Doherty to Gerry R. Wooll, Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, about plans for the Court House Players for coming summer. March 25, 1963.
Pages 39, 40 & 41: Letter from Mayor G. R. Wooll to Brian Doherty. March 27, 1963.
Pages 42 & 43: Council Meeting Minutes. May 21, 1963.
Pages 44 & 45: Early agreement between Town of Niagara and the Court House Players (C.H.P.). Present for the town were: Mayor Wooll, councillors Gullion, Short and Bramble; for C.H.P., Doherty, Couillard and Rand. May 19, 1963.
Page 46: Letter from Brian Doherty to Town Council of Niagara-on-the-Lake, regarding the informal agreement between C.H.P. and Town of Niagara. June 25, 1963.
Page 47: Letter (with official letterhead of Shaw Festival) from Brian Doherty to the Town Council, with application for the lease of the auditorium of the Town Hall, for the coming season 1964. January 30, 1964.
Page 48: Council Meeting Minutes. February 18, 1964.
Pages 49-52 Article "Drama in the Court House" by Andrew Allan with photos by Lorne Blunt, published in "The Performing Arts in Canada". Winter/Spring 1964.
Pages 53 & 54: Council Meeting Minutes. May 26, 1964.
Pages 55, 56 & 57: Council Meeting Minutes. November 3, 1964.
Pages 58 & 59: Letter from Brian Doherty to the
Editor of Globe and Mail regarding obituary article about Andrew Allen. January 18, 1974.
Page 60-63: "Court House 1846, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Historical and Architectural" by Macdonald, Zuberec & Kamada- Architects.
Pages 64-66: Letter from Norman Macdonald (of Macdonald, Zuberec & Kamada- Architects) to Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with some details on Courthouse restoration. January 15, 1981.
Pages 67-72: Court House Restoration Committee Minutes. October 6, 1981.
Pages 73 & 74: CourtHouse Restoration Phase One. Report by Macdonald, Zuberec & Kamada- Architects. September 14, 1983.
Pages 75 & 76: Drawings of stencil colours & layout of geometric patterns for Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse restoration by Macdonald, Zuberec & Kamada- Architects
Page 77: Letter to Mayor Wilbert N. Dick from J. C. Christakos (Director of Parks Canada, Ontario Region), regarding a bronze plaque commemorating architectural significance of the Niagara District Court House. May 24, 1984.
Page 78: Letter from Gerry Wooll to Maureen Marinelli regarding Shaw's 25th anniversary. May 23, 1986.
Page 79: Council Meeting Minutes. Court House Preservation Committee. March 9, 1987.
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