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Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1975-1987

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

In 1975 the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. This department offered students a comprehensive education in the art, production, history, and technical elements of theatre, film, and videotape production. In 1987 it was renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs during its existence.

Citation

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1975-76: p. 284 (Dept. previously known as Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1976-77: p. 268 (Charles L. Metten, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1980-81: p. 250 (Harold R. Oaks, Chair)

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2013 (Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts; 1975-1987; offered courses in film and theatre arts; previously the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts; 1987 renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema; Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs)

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University theatre productions directed by Harold I. Hansen

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 926
Scope and Contents Includes a scrapbook of programs and photographs for productions dated 1952-1964. The table of contents to the volume lists plays as late as 1966. Collection also contains a list of Hansen-directed productions, 1952-1956, which includes several names, presumably of cast members. A second list identifies productions dated 1969-1981, with specific performance dates; directors, including Hansen and others; and scene designers.

Charles A. Henson personal papers, 1969-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6000 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains all of Charles A. Henson's personal papers and items. Most of the papers are related to his employee retirement plan, but there are also bank statements, receipts, theater programs, greeting cards, and a fanny pack.

Charles A. Henson Provo City Council papers, 1969-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6000 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series makes up the bulk of the collection. It includes all of the materials authored, received or assembled by Charles A. Henson in his capacity as a Chairman of the Provo City Council, Chairman of Public Safety, and Member of the Budget Committee. There are also papers from his time as a member of the Provo City Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments, and the Airport Board.The materials in this series include inter-office memoranda, correspondence with Provo political...

Charles A. Henson Provo City Council publications

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6000 Series 1
Scope and Contents This subseries contains all of the large, bound publications authored, distributed and consulted by the Provo City Council. Authors include the Provo City Council and its contractors, the USDA Forest Service, the National League of Cities, various city planning and zoning committees (such as the Provo City Community Development Department), and others.The subseries mostly includes handbooks, project and study reports, annual financial reports, proposals, environmental statements,...

College of Fine Arts records on Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts, 1977-1983

 Series
Identifier: UA 666 Series 19
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative records.

Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 87
Scope and Contents Includes the files and records of the department chair and other faculty.

Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts slides of costumes, 1963-1974

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 9
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains color slides of stock costumes used in various theater and opera productions at Brigham Young University. Dated 1963-1974.

Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts administrative records, 1965-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the administration of the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts from 1965 to 1978. Materials include correspondence between the head of the department, minutes of meetings, and materials related to the different activities and programs. Dated 1965-1978.