Oaks, Harold R., 1936-
- Existence: 1936-
Harold R. Oaks (1936- ) is a former theater professor and academic administrator in Utah.
Harold R. Oaks was born June 20, 1936 in Provo, Utah to parents V. LeRoy and Rozena Ann Oaks. Oaks attended high school at Weber High School and went on to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands mission in Holland and Belgium from July 1956 to February 1959. Oaks later attended Brigham Young University, where he earned his BA in 1960 in Speech and Drama and his MA in 1962 in Theatre and Cinematic Arts. In 1964 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He married Virginia Mae Blunck on June 6, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT and when she passed away in 1966, Oaks married Ima Jean Peck on January 2, 1997. Oaks taught theatre at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis from 1960 to 1964, Frostberg State University Maryland from 1964 to 1966, Kearney State College from 1966 to 1968 and Colorado State University from 1968 to 1970. In 1970, Oaks started his 32 year career at BYU. During his career at BYU, Oaks served as the chair for the Theatre and Media Arts department (1980-1993) and as Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications (2000-2002), after which he assumed Emeritus status. Oaks specialized in Theatre for Young Audiences, presenting papers and workshops in various parts of the world. He has directed over forty-eight college, university, and community theatrical productions. He was chair of the Theatre Department at Brigham Young University for over twelve years, and helped found the film program. He also founded the Young Company (formerly known as the Whittlin' Whistlin' Brigade) and was its Artistic Director for twenty-five years.
Citation:Harold R. Oaks papers, Oct. 24, 2018 (Harold R. Oaks; LDS Netherlands mission, Holland and Belgium, 1956-1959).
Prabook, via WWW, Oct. 24, 2018 (b. Jun. 20, 1936 in Provo, UT; p. V. Leroy and Rozena Ann Oaks; Weber High School; BYU, BA Speech and Drama, 1960; MA Theatre and Cinematic Arts, 1962; University of Minnesota, Ph.D., 1964; m. Virginia Mae Blunck on Jun. 6, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT; five children; Virginia Mae d. 1996; m.Ima Jean Peck, Jan. 2, 1997;taught theatre at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1960-1964; Frostberg State University Maryland,1964-1966; Kearney State College 1966-1968; Colorado State University, 1968-1970; 32 career at BYU, 1970; chair for Theatre and Media Arts department, 1980-1993; Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications 2000-2002; Emeritus status; specialized in Theatre for Young Audiences; directed 48+ productions; chair of Theatre Department at BYU; helped found film program; founded Young Company and Artistic Director).
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Contains materials related to the activites of the department head of the Department of Theatre and Film from 1973 to 1994. The materials include the correspondence, project proposals and updates, and minutes of meetings. Dated 1973-1994.
Contains materials related to the production of plays performed by the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include scripts, production notes, financial records, and call sheets. Dated 1938-1991.
Contains materials related to publications and publicity efforts of the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include publicity notes, meeting minutes, and brochures for theatre productions. Dated 1965-1996.
Contains materials from the Department of Theatre and Film from 1938 to 1997. The materials focus on theatrical and film productions. It documents the day-to-day functioning of the department, the theatrical productions put on by the department, the student film festival Final Cut, and the activities of various faculty members.
Department of Theatre and Media Arts newsletters, publicity, and project proposals records, 1991-1997
Materials in this series are related to publicity, newsletters and project proposals from the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include pamphlets and posters for theatrical productions, newsletters about film productions and project proposals for both theatrical and film productions. Materials focus on the materials produced to inform the campus community and public about upcoming film and theatrical productions made by the Department of Theatre and Film. Dated 1991-1997.
Materials in this series are related to the Final Cut video festival. Materials include scripts, presentation programs and notes about the different films presented. Dated 1992-1996.
Contains materials related to theatrical productions performed at the Pardoe Theatre. Materials include scripts, photographs, production notes and handbills. The materials cover the preparations for the production, the development and casting and the final staging of the various play and productions that were performed at the Pardoe Theatre on Brigham Young University campus. Dated 1978-1986.
Contains production and interview cassette tapes, dating from 1978.
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