Caught with the Goods


Caught with the Goods


Cover of the script for a play entitled 'Caught with the Goods.' In the play, a man and his valet get into a bit of a bind. This item was found in the Cornelius Recreation Club Collection.
This is one item from a collection of materials that once belonged to the Cornelius Recreation Club, which was active in Cornelius, Oregon from 1947-1950. Their stated purpose was "to provide recreational activities for both the young and older people of the community," and their regular social activities included dances, sports, picnics and holiday parties. The Club also hosted several minstrel shows. These offensive musical plays featured white community members wearing blackface and dressed in clownish outfits, denigrating African American people and perpetuating racist stereotypes. These shows were presumably given to all-white local audiences.

Date Created

circa 1940s


9 pages






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