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Joseph C. Ray, Jr. Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Joseph C. Ray, Jr. PapersAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1920-1979

ID: RG 08/8.23

Primary Creator: Ray, Joseph C. Jr.

Extent: 2.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Berea College -- Affiliated Schools -- Foundation School, Berea College -- Theatre Laboratory, Berea Players., Indian Fort Theatre, Students, college -- Berea College, Wilderness Road.

Languages: English

Abstract

Joseph Ray, Jr. was born in Berea and was a 1952 graduate of the Foundation School of Berea College.  After attending Berea for a short period, Ray studied at the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1956. Ray would then go on to earn his M.A. at Emory University before embarking on a long and distinguished career as a teacher, historian, actor, and director.  Ray spent most of his teaching career at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland, where he spent fifty years as an integral part of the Academy’s life. Throughout his life Ray acted and directed in one form of theater or another. Ray passed away in 2011 in Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Joseph C. Ray, Jr. collection includes numerous materials regarding the Ray family history and photographs taken by Ray, many of stage and theatre productions in Berea and elsewhere.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea College -- Affiliated Schools -- Foundation School
Berea College -- Theatre Laboratory
Berea Players.
Indian Fort Theatre
Students, college -- Berea College
Wilderness Road.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Record/Folder/Box], RG 8/8.23: Joseph C. Ray, Jr. Papers. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: Processing complete and finding aid completed June 2017.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ray Family History, 1900-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ray Family History, 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ray Family History, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ray Family History, 1948-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ray Family History, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ray Family History, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ray Family History, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Ray Family History, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ray Family History, unknown datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs, Before 1930Add to your cart.
Family, Berea, Hazard, Hazard High School Football Team
Folder 11: Photographs, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Family, Other
Folder 12: Photographs, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Family, Other
Folder 13: Photographs, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Berea College, Porter-Moore Soda Fountain with "Home of the Mountaineers" and Berea College basketball team photographs hanging on wall (1952-1953; 1953-1954), Berea Players, Wilderness Road, family.  Also contains printed materials from Foundation School: "Senior Class Night" Class of 1952, other.
Folder 14: Photographs, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Berea College, Berea Players, Theatre Productions, family
Folder 15: Photographs, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Berea College, Berea Players, Theatre Productions, family
Folder 16: Photographs, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Berea Students/Summer Arena, family
Folder 17: Photographs, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Berea Summer Arena, Wilderness Road, Family
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, unknown datesAdd to your cart.
Theatre producations, Family
Folder 2: Photographs, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Bob Gravel (Muse Watson) in "Something to Talk About" (signed by Watson to Joe)
Folder 3: Photographs, 1948-1960Add to your cart.
Portraits (some informal): includes Mimi Shelton (<span class="highlight0 bold">Sloan</span>)(Nellie Mae Shelton)
Folder 4: Photographs, 1948-1961Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous
Folder 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Negatives; Some stage productions/theatre, Berea
Folder 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Slides; Some stage productions/theatre, Berea
Folder 7: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Wilderness Road, both in B/W and color
Folder 8: Photographs, 1968Add to your cart.
Slides; Twelfth Night, West Nottingham Academy
Folder 9: Photographs, 1968Add to your cart.
Slides; Twelfth Night,  West Nottingham Academy
Folder 10: Photographs, 1969Add to your cart.
Slides; The Lion in the Winter, Berea Summer Arena Theatre
Folder 11: Photographs, 1969Add to your cart.
Slides; Angel Street, Berea Summer Arena Theatre
Folder 12: Photographs, 1969Add to your cart.
Slides; The Glass Menagerie, Berea Summer Arena Theatre
Folder 13: Photographs, 1968Add to your cart.
Slides; Summer and Smoke, Berea Summer Arena Theatre
Folder 14: Photographs, 1962Add to your cart.
Slides; "Lolo, Ruth and Fred"
Folder 15: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Slides; "Nancy, Me and Page" (theatre producations, in costume)
Folder 16: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Slides; "Mimi and Pal," (theatre producations, in costume); Mimi Shelton (<span class="highlight0 bold">Sloan</span>)(Nellie Mae Shelton)
Folder 17: Photographs, 1979Add to your cart.
Negatives; Story Theatre, Berea

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