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Title Ralph MacPhail Jr. papers, 1964- 2006
Catalog Number 16.12.001
Object Name Manuscript Collection
Donor MacPhail Jr., Ralph
Scope & Content Administrative files assembled and used by Ralph MacPhail Jr., Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.) Class of 1965 and Bridgewater College faculty member from 1972 - 2005.

The papers are administrative files compiled and used by MacPhail for several of the committees, projects and clubs he worked on while at Bridgewater College. They include his work with Bridgewater College's theatre club, Pinion Players, both as a college student and as their director. A later addition to the group include MacPhail's Bridgewater College membership and activity cards.

Papers include an early file for the Pinion Players, Alpha Psi Omega, and Bridgewater College Drama Club with chapter formation materials. 1964 - 2005, bulk 1964-1966.

Other items of interest are as follows:

A May 17, 1984 letter from noted lesbian actor, writer and editor, Ida VSW Red to MacPhail.

Files concerning Mrs Hope Jopson "Mrs. J" who served from 1951 to 1981 as a costumer for Bridgewater College theatrical groups, especially materials honoring her at her retirement and remembering her after her December 17, 1992 death. The files include information on donations made in her memory in late 1992 and early 1993.

Photographs (a few prints and published images of theatrical work, circa 1980s- 1990s)

Materials from MacPhail's induction into Bridgewater College's Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, Lamda Delta, the honor society of the National Communication Association, 2004.

Materials from MacPhail's Bridgewater College student days including handbills for his Mid-Morning Madness programs.

MacPhail's administrative binder for the Bridgewater College May Day program, May Day at Camelot, 1965.

Materials on the succession of Ralph MacPhail by Dr. Scott Cole, 2005 - 2006.

Two photographs of groups from men's dormitories at Bridgewater College circa 1964.

Membership and activity cards include: Operation Booklift participation card, September 18, 1963; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MacPhail's Sustainers Club card, 1976 - 1977; Alumni Association card, Builders Club card, 1992 - 1993; and a Complimentary Season Ticket for Bridgewater College Athletic Department home games, 1992 - 1993.
Creator Maphail, Ralph Jr.
Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People MacPhail Jr., Ralph
Subjects Cole, Scott
MacPhail Jr., Ralph