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USC School of Dramatic Arts records
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Description
The University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts began as the Department of Drama within the School of Speech in 1945. It was part of several other departments before it became an independent school in 1990. The records in the collection document many of the activities of the School in the second half of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st century. Included are programs and photographs from theatrical productions, photographs and documents from events including commencement and the department’s annual awards ceremony, issues of the school’s newsletter, letters from alumni, promotional materials for the school, and press clippings about faculty, alumni, and students.
Background
The USC School of Dramatic Arts is one of the top-ranked dramatic arts schools in the world and counts among its alumni many notable television and film actors, including John Ritter, Forest Whitaker, Swoosie Kurtz, Ally Sheedy, and LeVar Burton.
Extent
7.28 Linear Feet 11 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.