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University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance collection
UArch 116  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
34.54 linear feet (32 cartons, 2 half sized document boxes, 1 shoe box, and 4 flat boxes)
Availability
This collection is open for research.