Finding Aid for the Garden Theatre Festival Records PASC.0182

Finding aid prepared by Jasmine Larkin, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 10.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Garden Theatre Festival records
Creator: Garden Theatre Festival
source: Christensen, Warren
Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0182
Physical Description: 57.0 Linear Feet (136 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1972-1981
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

Portions of collection unprocessed. Audiovisual materials are unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Warren Christensen, 1997.

Biographical / Historical

The Garden Theatre Festival was incorporated (1973) as Theatre In Progress under the direction of Warren Christensen and produced free arts festivals in the greater Los Angeles area through 1980; the festivals included theatre, dance, film, poetry, and music; the goal of the festivals was to encourage and promote the existence of cross-cultural and ethnic differences in a subtle manner.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233059 

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS UNPROCESSED AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Materials are not currently available for access and will require further processing and assessment. If you have questions about this material please email

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garden Theatre Festival records (Collection 182). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of business records, correspondence, photographs, press clippings and releases, and audio and video tapes related to the Garden Theatre Festival. Also includes papers related to Warren Christensen and Los Angeles Performing Arts Festivals.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including 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 the copyright.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Christensen, Warren