Department of Theatre and Film records

Department of Theatre and Film records

Dates: 1965-1980

This collection contains faculty files of the BYU Dept. of Theatre and Film, including photographs, department histories, production information, student information, scripts, budget records, correspondence, newspapers, and programs.

  • Extent: 16 cartons (24 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts
  • Call Number: UA 1373
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted; Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Theatre and Film records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1373; Department of Theatre and Film records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1373, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were transferred to Special Collections in 1997.
Acquisition Information
Transfer; Records Management; 1997.
Related Material
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Business records; Letters; Photographs
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
Department of Theatre and Film records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:26-0700
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Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts has undergone several name changes during its existence. It began as the Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts in 1921 and became the Department of Speech in 1930. In 1953 it was renamed the Department of Speech and Dramatic arts which was divided into the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Department of Speech in 1961. In 1968 the separate departments were combined to once again create the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts. The department became the Department of Theater and Cinematic Arts in 1975 and the Department of Theatre and Film in 1988.

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