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Finding Aid for the Jack Morrison Papers, 1940-1989
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jack Morrison Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1989
    Collection number: 290
    Creator: Morrison, Jack, 1912-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 24 cartons (24 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Jack Sherman Morrison (1912-1997) was a theater arts professor, fine arts dean, theater director, advisor to the dean of the UCLA College of Fine Arts, and winner of the UCLA Life Achievement Award in 1980. The collection consists of Morrison's personal papers, letters, articles, photographs, memos, speeches, teaching materials, tapes, film, and costume sketches.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jack Sherman Morrison, 1994.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jack Morrison Papers (Collection 290). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Jack Sherman Morrison was born on December 17, 1912 in Santa Barbara, California; BA (1934), MA (1951), UCLA; Ed.D., University of Southern California, 1962; director of theater activities (1938-47), associate professor of theatre arts (1957-66), UCLA; professor of theatre and dean of College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1966-71; associate director of arts in education for JDR 3rd fund, 1971-76; in 1976 appointed executive director, American Theatre Association; theater consultant to Arts and Humanities Branch, U.S. Office of Education; executive editor of Design; publications include The Rise of the Arts on the American Campus (1973) and The Maturing of the Arts on the American Campus: a Commentary (c. 1985); advisor to the dean, UCLA College of Fine Arts; winner of the UCLA Life Achievement Award in 1980; he died on February 20, 1997.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of personal papers, letters, articles, photographs, memos, speeches, teaching materials, tapes, film, and costume sketches of theater arts professor, fine arts dean, and theater director, Jack Sherman Morrison. Contains material on Arts in Education, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Cleveland Area Arts Council, American Theater Association, National Council on the Arts, Gulbenkian Foundation Advisory Committee on the Arts, and International Council of Fine Arts Deans.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Morrison, Jack, 1912- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Theatrical producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.