The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance collection includes an extensive amount of materials
related to performance publicity and advertising. These materials include performance programs, flyers, posters, and newspapers
clippings. In addition, the collection contains a variety of performance photographs and audiovisual material. This collection
documents the performances during the various transitions the department underwent before being established as the Department
of Theater and Dance.
The Department of Theater and Dance was established in 1964 under the leadership of Dr. Theodore W. Hatlen with the assistance
of Dr. Stanley L. Glenn when it separated from the Department of Speech. Dance was incorporated into the department when it
separated from the Department of Physical Education in 1966. Dr. William Reardon expanded the graduate program to include
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and in 1983, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting was added. UC Santa Barbara is one of
the few schools in the country to offer this B.F.A. program. The department enrolls approximately 240 undergraduate theater
majors and 25 theater graduate students who reap the benefits of a department committed to excellence situated in a large
university. "Department Overview." Department of Theater and Dance - UC Santa Barbara. https://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/about.
Accessed December 17, 2019.
34.54 linear feet
(32 cartons, 2 half-sized document boxes, 1 shoe box, and 4 flat boxes)
This collection is open for research.