Finding Aid for the Johanna Dordick Collection of Los Angeles Opera Theater Records PASC-M.0321

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 10.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Johanna Dordick collection of Los Angeles Opera Theater records
Creator: Los Angeles Opera Theater
Source: Dordick, Johanna
Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0321
Physical Description: 7.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1979-1985
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Johanna Dordick collection of Los Angeles Opera Theater records (Collection PASC-M 321). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Johanna Dordick, 2010.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6619944 

Historical Note

Johanna Dordrick (née Elizabeth Patricia Robinson) was born in Thomasville, Georgia in the midst of the 20th century. She discovered she loved singing at an early age and has pursued that path ever since. Her career has taken various forms, mostly based around performance, music and singing, with the Los Angeles Opera Theater being one of her career high points.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the personal donations of Johanna Dordick relating to the Los Angeles Opera Theater (originally named the Los Angeles Repertory Theater). Dordick founded Los Angeles Opera Theater in 1979 and served as the artistic director until her resignation in 1985. Los Angeles Opera Theater dissolved later in 1985.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dordick, Johanna