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.
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.
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