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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Robert Pollak Papers 1950-1970

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Pollak, Robert. Papers

Dates:

1950-1970

Size:

1.25 linear ft (3 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Robert Pollak, composer, music and theatre critic. The Robert Pollak Papers consist of materials relating to the faculty revels at the Quadrangle Club of the University of Chicago, including: scores, scripts, photographs, clippings, and press releases. The collection also includes clippings from Pollak's column "The Lively Arts," published in the Hyde Park Herald between 1961 and 1970.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Pollak, Robert. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Robert Pollak was born on June 24, 1903 in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Ph. B from the University of Chicago in 1924. He was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including the Blackfriars, Three-Quarters Club, and Owl and Serpent. He was also editor of the campus newspaper the Daily Maroon.

Pollak remained involved in the University community after graduation. As a member of the Quadrangle Club, he was involved in writing and staging the Club's yearly Revels. Pollak is credited with introducing the faculty wives chorus line to the Revels in 1938. In the 1950s and 1960s, Pollak co-wrote popular shows with Robert Ashenhurst.

Pollak also wrote columns about theatre and music for several Chicago newspapers. His commentaries appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times in the 1940s and 1950s and in the Hyde Park Herald in the 1960s and 1970s.

Scope Note

The Robert Pollak Papers consist of materials relating to the faculty revels at the Quadrangle Club of the University of Chicago, including: scores, scripts, photographs, clippings, and press releases. The collection also includes clippings of Pollak's column "The Lively Arts," published in the Hyde Park Herald between 1961 and 1970.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Revels Script, n.d.

Box 1   Folder 2

Revels Sheet Music (with notations), n.d.

Box 1   Folder 3

"The Sky's No Limit," Programs and Sheet Music, 1958

Box 1   Folder 4

"The Sky's No Limit," Sheet Music, 1958

Box 1   Folder 5

"Time Will Tell," Scripts and Cast List, 1959

Box 1   Folder 6

"Time Will Tell," Clippings, Press Release and Miscellaneous, 1959

Box 1   Folder 7

"Impatience or True to Type," Programs and Sheet Music, 1963

Box 1   Folder 8

"It's About Time," Script and Sheet Music, 1965

Box 1   Folder 9

"No Title Yet," Script and Sheet Music, 1968

Box 2   Folder 1

"Time Will Tell," Bound Sheet Music, 1959

Box 2   Folder 2

Scrapbook, Revels Photographs, n.d.

Box 3   Folder 1

Scrapbook, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1960-1961

Box 3   Folder 2

Scrapbooks, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1961-1962

Box 3   Folder 3

Scrapbooks, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1963-1964

Box 3   Folder 4

Scrapbooks, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1965-1966

Box 3   Folder 5

Scrapbooks, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1967-1968

Box 3   Folder 6

Scrapbooks, Robert Pollak Clippings, 1969-1970