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Finding Aid to Views taken in the Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley, 1903-[ongoing]
UARC PIC 01(Oversize items UARC PIC 100)  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Views taken in the Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley,
    Date (inclusive): 1903-[ongoing]
    Collection Number: UARC PIC 01(Oversize items UARC PIC 100)
    Creator: University Archives. University of California, Berkeley
    Extent: Approximately 650 items.
    Repository: TheBancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog. Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use.
    Abstract: Photographs of construction, views of the completed theater and activities taking place in it, such as commencement and Charter Day ceremonies, dramatic presentations, student rallies, etc.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Views taken in the Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley, UARC PIC 01(Oversize items UARC PIC 100), University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative History

    This is a factitious collection made up of individual items or small groups of items donated or transferred to or purchased by University Archives.
    The Greek Theatre was constructed in 1903, a gift of William Randolph Hearst, on the site of a natural amphitheater known as Ben Weed's Amphitheater. The architect was John Galen Howard. It was enlarged in 1957 with the addition of offices, dressing rooms, etc.; the architect was Ernest Born.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of views of the Greek Theatre and events taking place in the Greek Theatre, which include official university events such as Charter Day and unofficial events as concerts, theatrical presentations and rallies. Many of the event items contain named individuals, and these names have been included in the captions where possible.
    The collections is primarily of black and white photographic prints, but it also includes black and white as well as colored postcards, both photographic and printed. Items 8x10 inches and smaller have the designation UARC PIC 01; oversize items have the designation UARC PIC 100.