Gard Archives @ University of Wisconsin

Finding Aid: Gard Works

This finding aid was prepared by the Archives & Records Management Services staff at the University of Wisconsin in 2001.

  • Box 27 – Plays A- I
  • Box 28 – Plays L – Z; Manuscripts, Articles and Talks A – J
  • Box 29 – Manuscripts, Articles and Talks K – W; Short Writings and Notes
  • Box 30 – Miscellaneous Manuscripts; This Heritage, This Land, This People; Wild Goose Marsh and Horicon Materials
  • Box 31 – University Madison U.S.A. Materials (Box 31)
  • Box 32 – Gard Works, Oversized

Box 27: Plays A – I

  1. Adventures on a Walk to Kansas
  2. The Border Incident
  3. The Canada I Know
  4. Cordelia (2 folders)
  5. Cordelia – Box of Dittos
  6. Cordelia – Rehearsal Book
  7. The Deacon – Synopsis and Correspondence
  8. Devil Red
  9. Devil Red – Proofs
  10. Down River by David Peterson; adapted from Wisconsin is my Doorstep by Robert E. Gard
  11. Down in the Valleys
  12. Down in the Valleys – Correspondence
  13. Drink All of This
  14. The Error of Sexton Jones (5 folders)
  15. The Error of Sexton Jones – Proofs
  16. The Freedom by Robert E. Gard and Dore Reich
  17. Giddy-Ap, Jake!
  18. I’m A Drop of Water
  19. An Innocence of Prairie – Correspondence
  20. It Happened in Topeka

Box 28: Plays L – Z; Manuscripts, Articles and Talks A – J

  1. Land of Johnny Chinook (2 folders)
  2. Land of Johnny Chinook – Correspondence
  3. Lilly Crosses the Border
  4. The Magic Tamburitza
  5. My Land, My Home, My Wisconsin – Correspondence
  6. New and Strange Lands
  7. Raisin’ the Devil
  8. So Sinks the Day Star
  9. Tall Grasses of Search – Correspondence
  10. Time Weaves a Tapestry
  11. The Visit to Corinth
  12. The Wheel
  13. The Whitewater Kiss by Robert E. Gard and Dore Reich
  14. Wisconsin Showtime by Robert E. Gard and Ed L. Kamarck (2 folders)
  15. A Woman of No Importance by Allen Crafton and Robert E. Gard

Manuscripts, Articles and Talks:

  1. Manuscript on American Theatre (2 folders)
  2. Australian Story Material
  3. “A Celebration of Innocence” – Article and Correspondence
  4. “A Classroom Story”
  5. Manuscript about Clyde
  6. Community Theatre Report – Draft
  7. Educational Theatre (2 folders)
  8. Expressionistic Theatre Article – Draft
  9. “Fallen From Grace” – Lecture, 1978
  10. Manuscript about Fever River Valley
  11. Finnish Book Project (With Ritva Heikkila and Arvi Kivimaa)
  12. Manuscript on Finnish Folklore
  13. Finnish Manuscripts
  14. Finnish Theatre
  15. Manuscript about Finnish Theatre
  16. “My Friends Those Delightful Finns”
  17. Grassroots Theatre (3 folders)
  18. “In My Opinion” – Milwaukee Journal Editorial, 1975
  19. Manuscript about J.B.
  20. Manuscript about Mr. Jones (by Robert E. Gard?)

Box 29: Manuscripts, Articles and Talks K – W; Short Writings and Notes

  1. Manuscript about Kickapoo
  2. Manuscript about Knapp’s Creek
  3. “Leadership and Community Theatre”
  4. Manuscript on MANDALA
  5. “Need for the Arts”
  6. “Notes on the Death of Elms”
  7. “Opportunities for Aspiring Playwrights”
  8. Lectures on Plays and Playwrights
  9. Religious Drama (2 folders)
  10. Romance of Wisconsin Place Names – Notes (4 folders)
  11. “Rural Arts in Wisconsin”
  12. “Small Town Values and the Arts”
  13. “Stories from Wisconsin Places”
  14. Script about Student Riots
  15. “The Theatre”
  16. Manuscript on Theatre in America
  17. Theatre in America (2 folders) [see also interview with Gard and Marston Balch on Theatre in America in Box 2 and National Theatre Conference / Theatre in America folders in Box 39]
  18. “The Theatre Arts in Adult Program Planning,” 1964
  19. Unidentified Manuscript about Wisconsin (3 folders)
  20. WHA Talks
  21. “Wisconsin House” – Lecture, 1977
  22. “The Wisconsin Idea and the Cultural Arts”
  23. Wisconsin Lore (2 folders)
  24. “Writing the Wisconsin Play and Catalogue of Unwritten Plays” by Jonathan W. Curvin and Robert E. Gard

Short Writings and Notes:

  1. Articles and Short Essays
  2. Miscellaneous Notes (2 folders)
  3. Notes on Various Chapters and Plays
  4. Talks and Notes
  5. Two Diaries, 1953
  6. Two Manuscripts by Grace Kimball (Maryo Gard): The Puzzle of Roanoke and Untitled

Box 30: Miscellaneous Manuscripts; This Heritage, This Land, This People; Wild Goose Marsh and Horicon Materials

  1. Miscellaneous Manuscripts (6 folders)
  2. This Heritage, This Land, This People (TLTHTP) – Proposal, 1965
  3. TLTHTP – Music and Notes
  4. TLTHTP – Cardiff Giant
  5. TLTHTP – Chicago
  6. TLTHTP – J. Frank Dobie and Texas
  7. TLTHTP – Jack London and Hoboes That Pass in the Night
  8. TLTHTP – The Lumbermen
  9. TLTHTP – Mark Twain and the Mississippi
  10. TLTHTP – Mike Fink and the Ohio River
  11. TLTHTP – Montana County
  12. TLTHTP – New England
  13. TLTHTP – The Oregon Trail
  14. TLTHTP – The Pennsylvania Dutch
  15. TLTHTP – The People of the Ozarks
  16. Wild Goose Marsh (4 folders)
  17. Wild Goose Marsh – Notes
  18. Horicon Materials (2 folders)

Box 31: University Madison U.S.A. Materials

  1. Athletic Lore and Legend
  2. Campus Folklore (3 folders)
  3. Manuscript – Miscellaneous (3 folders)
  4. Lake Mendota
  5. University Book – Background Information, Notes, and Miscellaneous (5 folders)
  6. University Madison U.S.A. (5 folders)

Box 32: Gard Works, Oversized

  1. Campus History
  2. Cordelia
  3. “The Great Transformation” (Milwaukee Journal, 1976)
  4. Horicon Marsh – Proofs
  5. “My Land, My Home, My Wisconsin” by Robert and Maryo Gard (Milwaukee Journal, 1978)
  6. Notebook on Wild Goose Marsh
  7. Romance of Wisconsin Place Names – Information
  8. Run to Kansas – Proofs
  9. Twelve Foot Davis
  10. University Madison U.S.A. (3 folders)
  11. Wild Goose Marsh
  12. Wild Goose Marsh – Correspondence