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Guide to the Records of the Committee on Music and Drama, University of California, Berkeley, ca. 1910-1945
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Records of the Committee on Music and Drama, University of California, Berkeley,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1945
    Collection Number: CU-17
    Creator: University of California, Berkeley. Committee on Music and Drama
    Extent: 17 boxes (13 linear ft.)
    Repository: The Bancroft 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.
    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], Records of the Committee on Music and Drama, University of California, Berkeley, CU-17, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    These records were transferred from the Committee in December 1965.

    Administrative History

    The basic function of the committee was to present on campus a wide variety of cultural programs and lectures to benefit students as well as the university community at large.
    The committee had its origins in a committee appointed by President Benjamin Ide Wheeler to oversee the management of the Greek Theatre after its construction in 1903. The chair of the committee was William Dallam Armes, professor of English. After his death in 1918, Samuel Hume as appointed as director of the Greek Theatre. Hume resigned in 1923, and there was a return to a management committee, which was in effect until the creation of a more professional theater management organization, Cal Performances, in about 1980.
    During this period the name of the committee: the Committee on Music and Drama, the Committee on Drama, Lectures and Music, and finally the Committee for Arts and Lectures.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes administrative and financial materials pertaining to the work of the committee as well as files on individual events presented on campus. The Sam Hume correspondence contains both administrative and personal correspondence.