Collections and Personal Papers:


Boar's Head Dramatic Society of Syracuse University

Boar's Head Pin For over sixty years, the Boar's Head Dramatic Society served as the dramatic production arm of Syracuse University's College of Fine Arts. Begun by a small group of students in 1904 and dubbed "Boar's Head" a few years later, the organization produced over 200 plays until its end in 1972. The dramatic productions - from comedy to tragedy to experimental theatre - were popular on campus, and former members look back with fondness on their Boar's Head days.

The Syracuse University Archives holds a large amount of playbills, fliers, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership certificates, scrapbooks, and other records related to Boar's Head. Much of these materials can be found in the Boar's Head Collection as well as the papers of Sawyer Falk and Gerald F. Reidenbaugh, both Drama Department directors. In the early 2000s, with the help of Shirley Reidenbaugh '54, funds were raised to digitize hundreds of the playbills and photographs in these collections. Several Boar's Head alumni provided much of this funding, and those images are now provided online here.