A small collection representing a selection of the papers of Arthur Wagner, an actor, director, and professor of drama at
UC San Diego.
Actor, director, and professor of drama Arthur Wagner (1923-2015) was born in New York City. He received a B.A. in Philosophy
from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and went on to receive his M.A. in Theatre Arts from Smith College in Northampton,
Massachusetts. He was involved in community theatre and was an artistic director of the Springfield Civic Theatre in Massachusetts
from 1948 to 1950. Wagner studied with renowned actor Paul Mann at The Actor's Workshop in New York City from 1953 to 1955.
He was named head of the Theatre Arts Department and director of the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College in Winter Park,
Fla. in 1956 and held that position for nine years, while earning his doctorate in drama from Stanford University, which was
awarded in 1962.
1.85 Linear feet
(5 archives boxes, 1 map case folder, and 2 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.