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University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts records
UARC.0016  
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Description
Record Series 16 contains the minutes of meetings, publications, and promotional materials for theatrical productions generated by the Theater Arts Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Also included are 16 bound volumes of Greek plays directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles State Normal School faculty in Reading and UCLA faculty in English.
Background
The Theater Arts Department at UCLA was founded in 1947, with William Melnitz serving as chair. In 1961, the department merged with the Department of Motion Pictures, Television and Radio to form the UCLA College of Fine Arts, offering undergraduate study across three divisions: Theater, Motion Pictures, and Radio. Melnitz served as the College's founding dean. After the College of Fine Arts was dissolved in 1987, the then-named Theater Department reemerged in the School of Theater, Film and Television, which was created in 1990 with Gilbert Cates as the founding dean. Prior to the founding of the Theater Arts Department, theatrical productions at UCLA were presented by the student body. Starting in 1918, classical Greek plays were presented by the student government ASUCLA annually in the spring. They were directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles State Normal School faculty in Reading, and later in the UCLA faculty in English.
Extent
6.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 5 cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
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