Scope and Content
Title: Jack Morrison Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1989
Collection number: 290
Morrison, Jack, 1912-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
24 cartons (24 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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.
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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
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jack Sherman Morrison, 1994.
[Identification of item], Jack Morrison Papers (Collection 290). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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
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.