Guide to the UWEC National Collegiate Players Papers, 1963-1989

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Reference Code: USGZE AS422

Accession Number: 90-95

Collection Number: Archives Series 422

Creator: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. National Collegiate Players.

Title: National Collegiate Players Papers

Dates: 1963-1989

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Location of Collection: E3/4h

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Collection contains the organizational and business records of UW-Eau Claire’s local chapter of National Collegiate Players

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Collegiate Players Pi Epsilon Delta is an honorary dramatic fraternity founded to encourage all phases of dramatic endeavor. The first chapter of Pi Epsilon Delta was established on June 8, 1919 at the University of Wisconsin. In June 1922, the Associated University Players, another National Organization, founded in 1913 at the University of Illinois, joined with Pi Epsilon Delta and adopted the name National Collegiate Players. According to their Constitution, the purpose of the National Collegiate Players is “To stand as a college unit in national movements for the betterment and welfare of drama and the theatre in the United States, and to raise the standards of college and university theaters by recognizing the most worthy individual and group efforts in the creative arts of the theatre” Since 1922, the organization has experienced steady growth with chapters sprouting up all over the country. The Eau Claire State College began its chapter in 1947.

Content Description

This collections contains the organizational, business, and financial records of the national honorary dramatic fraternity National Collegiate Players, Pi Epsilon Delta. The papers include correspondence and memorandums between the organization’s national, regional, and local officers and executives, pamphlets relating the history of NCP, NCP’s Constitution and By-Laws, attendance records, meeting minutes, membership applications, financial records, event itineraries, annual reports, chapter rolls, and membership rosters.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives prior to 2007.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright  owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: National Collegiate Players Papers, 1963-1989, AS422. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 28524212 


Subject Terms: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Societies, University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—College theater.

Geographical Terms: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Detailed List of Contents




Box 1/Folder 1

NCP Correspondence 


Box 1/Folder 2

NCP History 


Box 1/Folder 3

History of NCP (History and Scope of National Collegiate Players)


Box 1/Folder 4

Address Lists – NCP Former Members 


Box 1/Folder 5

NCP Records (Correspondence, Memos, Attendance Records and Financial Records)


Box 1/Folder 6

NCP National Business (Memos, Constitution and By-Laws, annual reports, itineraries, etc.)


Box 1/Folder 7

NCP Minutes 


Box 1/Folder 8

NCP Chapter Roll


Box 1/Folder 9

NCP Financial Reports 


Box 1/Folder 10

NCP Records 

(Memos, financial records, membership applications, receipts, etc.)


Box 1/Folder 11

General File (Constitution and By-Laws