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Guide to the Fine Arts Program & the Center for the Arts Records, Academic Departments and Schools, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
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Box 15, folder 22-23

Subseries: 5.9:
Fine Arts Program & the Center for the Arts in Jewish Life 1974-1991 (bulk 1974-1980)

Physical Description: 2 Folders (Box 15)
Related Materials: For materials on the Fine Arts Department (1949-1961), see Box 16.

Related Materials: For materials on the School of Fine Arts (1961-1972), see Box 16.

Related Materials: For materials on the University Institute (1960-1976), see Box 15.

Related Materials: For materials on the Department of Continuing Education (DCE) (1976-), see Box 17-18.

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series contain materials related to the Fine Arts Program and the Center for the Arts in Jewish Life. Subseries include Nomads Theatre, UJ Art Gallery, UJ Choral Society, and News Clippings.
Variant Names: Fine Arts Program; Center of the Arts in Jewish Life; Center for the Arts in Jewish Life.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: After the closing of the School of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Program and the Center for the Arts in Jewish Life continued under the University Institute and later the Department of Continuing Education around 1976. The Center for the Arts gave "courses and presents programs in Dance, Drama, Art, Music, Film and Photography". It aimed to "stimulate established artists to give of their talents to Jewish life" and sponsor public performances, recitals, exhibits and concerts. It also conducted workshops for cantors.
Box 

15, folder 22

1.  Nomads Theatre 1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Nomads Newsletter.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Nomads Theatre offered an active program of production and instruction emphasizing performance. Productions included "Don't Say Uncle" and "Theatre X". Leslie Aisenman served as Artistic Director. Members included Bea Silvern, Carol Newell, Jodean Russo, Henry Del Giudice, Hal Schwartz, Tom Bodkin, Tom Pedi, Jack Matcha, Hindi Brooks, and Allan Mann.
Box 

15, folder 21

2.  UJ Art Gallery 1975-1991 (bulk 1975-1983)

Related Materials: For materials on the Art Gallery and Museum (1947-1960), see Box 22.

Related Materials: For materials on the UJ Art Gallery (1964-1969) see Box 16.

Related Materials: For materials on the Platt and Borstein Galleries (1985-) see Box 24.

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings and correspondence from/to Baila Goldenthal, David Lieber, David Gordis, Frances Katz, and Max Vorspan.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Art Gallery (1974-1983), was under the direction of Frances Katz.
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15, folder 23

3.  UJ Choral Society 1977

Archival Materials and Photographs:

Related Materials: For materials on the UJ Chorale (1962-1972) see the School of Fine Arts (Box 16)

Related Materials: For materials on the AJU Choir(1994-) see Box 28.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Names: UJ Chorale Society.
Includes news clippings regarding Charles Feldman named head of Choral.
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15, folder 23

4.  News Clippings 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings regarding the Department of Jewish Art, Eric Ray, and the New Artef Players.