The Clarence "Beeb" Salzer Collection documents the professional and artistic career of Beeb Salzer and includes ephemera, photographs, and artworks from the course
of his career, beginning with his time at Yale. The bulk of the collection dates from 1955-2013. Materials include newspaper
clippings, playbills, correspondence, photographs, set designs, speech manuscripts, legal papers, and paintings. The collection
is divided into four series: Career Papers, Art Work, Personal, and Audiovisual.
Beeb Salzer (Clarence M. Salzer) is an artist, designer of theatre, film and commercial productions, writer, producer, theatre
consultant, owner of Salzer Design, and professor emeritus of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University.
Salzer graduated from Yale University with a BA in 1955, and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1960. In 1958, Salzer
served as a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Santiago and the University of Chile in Chile, and the following
year at the University of Panama under a State Department grant. From 1966 through 1980, Salzer served as an associate professor
at different universities in New York. In 1982 he became a professor of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University
where he is now a professor emeritus following his 2008 retirement.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.