Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance Collection

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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance Collection, ca. 1953-2013

Collection number: UArch 116

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Special Collections staff; latest revision A. Demeter
Date Completed:
May 16, 2011
Latest revision:
May 9, 2013
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011-2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance Collection
Dates: ca. 1953-2013
Collection number: UArch 116
Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Theater & Dance
Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 half-sized document box and 1 flat oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: The collection contains primarily flyers and posters from UCSB drama and dance performances and courses.
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives (box 1); University Archives Oversize (box 2).
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Dramatic Art Collection. UArch 116. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Department of Dramatic Art became an autonomous department in 1964 when it separated from the Department of Speech and Drama. In 1966, the Department of Physical Education's dance program moved to the Department of Dramatic Art as the Dance Division. At some point in the 1980s-1990s, the department was renamed to the Department of Theater and Dance.
This collection contains materials from the period when drama was still part of the Department of Speech and Drama, as well as materials from after the separation. Materials are arranged in the following categories:

Arrangement

  • Department of Speech and Drama. Contains performance materials from the 1950s-1960s.
  • Department of Dramatic Art. Contains audition, performance, and course materials from the 1960s-1980s when drama formed its own department.
  • Dance Division. Contains performance materials from the period between the dance program move from Physical Education and its incorporation into the Department of Theater and Dance.
  • Department of Theater and Dance. Contains performance flyers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Dramatic Art
University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Speech and Drama
University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Theater and Dance
University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Theater & Dance

Related Material

In University Archives:
  • UCSB Arts and Lecture Records (UArch 16) contain additional performance flyers and posters for some drama and dance performances.
  • UCSB Office of Public Information Subject Files (UArch 11) contain multiple files on the Department of Dramatic Art, drama programs and performances, and dance programs and performances.
  • UCSB College of Letters and Science Records (UArch 66) contain files on the Department of Speech and Drama, and theater majors.
  • University Archives Photographs Collection (UArch 101) contains photos relating to the Department of Speech and Drama, Dance, and the Department of Dramatic Art.
  • UCSB Academic Senate Records (UArch 13) contain a file on the Dramatic Art M.A. and Ph.D. program and proposal.
UCSB Department of Theater and Dance website: http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/ 

 

Department of Speech and Drama

Box 1: 1

Performance flyers and programs, ca. 1957-1961

Box 1: 2

Sponsored performance flyers, 1962-1965

Box 2: 1

Performance posters, ca. 1953-1964

 

Department of Dramatic Art

Box 1: 3

Audition flyers, 1964-1976

Box 1: 4

The Black Teacher and the Drama, report on an Institute in Repertory Theatre for potential teachers of disadvantaged youth, 1968

Box 1: 5

Course flyers, 1970-1980

Box 1: 6

Memos, ca. 1964-1978

Box 1: 7

Performance flyers and programs, 1965-1983

Box 1: 8

Sponsored performance flyers and programs, 1978-1983

Box 2: 2

Audition posters, ca. 1974-1979

Box 2: 2

Performance posters, ca. 1963-1979

Box 2: 4

Workshop, course, lecture & misc. event posters, 1966-1977

 

Dance Division

Box 1: 5

Performance and sponsored performance flyers, 1970-1980

Box 2: 5

Performance posters, ca. 1972-1979

 

Department of Theater and Dance

Box 1: 6

Flyers, 2013