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Tony Musante & Maxine Wenzler

Tony Musante as "Christy" and Maxine Wenzler as "Widow Quin" in the
Oberlin Dramtic Association production of "The Playboy of the
Western World," May 1956.

We are pleased to announce that actor, director, and writer Tony Musante, Oberlin Class of 1958, has donated his personal-papers collection to the Oberlin College Archives.

The Musante Collection, spanning the years 1954 to 2012, includes extensive biographical information; Musante's handwritten notebooks that contain his thoughts, questions, ideas, and directorial suggestions relating to 116 of his acting roles in film, television, and theater productions; production photos of his work on the stage and in films; scrapbooks relating to his student days at Oberlin and his professional work in film and theater; scripts; playbills; posters signed by co-stars and production crews; and DVDs of many of his movies and television shows. The collection also includes materials relating to his wife, writer Jane Sparkes Musante '59.

The archives will be exhibiting materials from the collection in the Academic Commons of the Mudd Library from March 4 to 17 and in the Goodrich Room on the fourth floor of the Mudd Center from March 18 to 29. For more information, see the complete article on the aquisition of the Musante Collection here.

Mummers Board 1956

The 1956 Mummers Board: Rick Thayer, Gay Bamberger, Ned Schneier, Jane Sparkes,
Bill Waite, Jan Moerel, John Ross.