The papers of Claudia Stevens, musician, actor, performance artist, playwright, and composer, are arranged by musical theatre works in her repertoire except for Subseries 2 of Series 1, which is arranged separately and part of which was formerly known as the Carter-Sessions Papers.
The papers of Claudia Stevens include video and audio recordings, posters, flyers, brochures, programs, press coverage, newspaper clippings, correspondence, grant applications, musical and literary sketches, musical scores, librettos, scripts, a screenplay, a dissertation, books, film projection slides, photographs, artifacts, and props. Many of the scripts have notes from productions. A complete listing is underway and available in the Finding aid/inventory below. Note that the inventory is incomplete and does not yet include the most recent material received from Ms. Stevens. Additions and revisions will be made on an ongoing basis.
The majority of the posters pertaining to the work, "An Evening with Madame F," are housed in a special collection devoted to that work at Boatwright Library, University of Richmond. Photocopies of items from that collection, which covers the period from 1989 until fall, 2006, are in Subseries 2 of Series 2 of this collection. Subsequent material about "An Evening with Madame F" has been, and will continue to be, donated to this collection at the Swem Library's Special Collections Resource Center.
Digital content related to this collection and regarding the Berkeley Art Center Production of "A Very Large Mole," October 17, 2009, (Mss. 2009.601.001) has been digitized and is preserved, but not available to the public online.
The Carter-Sessions Papers, Acc. 2003.51 and now Subseries 2 of Series 1 in this collection, is the correspondence of Claudia Stevens while she was preparing musical tributes to musicians and composers Elliot Carter (1908-2012) and Roger Sessions (1895-1985). The collection includes: musical scores of various artists and their ideas for the performance of their pieces, biographical material of contributing artists along with reviews of some of their work, programs from several recitals performed by Claudia Stevens in 1983 and 1984, compact disc recordings of Claudia Stevens' tribute performances, and reel-to-reel recordings of concerts.
Detailed information about material received with each additional accession in this collection is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
The majority of the posters pertaining to the work, "An Evening with Madame F," are housed in a special collection devoted to that work at Boatwright Library, University of Richmond. That collection covers the period from 1989 until fall, 2006. Subsequent material about "An Evening with Madame F" have been, and will continue to be, donated to the collection at Swem Library.
The artifacts, props, and sets from Acc. 2009.601 have been pulled from this collection and have been added to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03).
Videocassettes, audiocassettes, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, reel-to-reel tapes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection(Mss. 1.04).