UCSD Committee for Arts and Lectures. Records RSS 1254

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Descriptive Summary

Title: UCSD Committee for Arts and Lectures. Records
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1254
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.8 lin. ft. 2 archives boxes
Date (inclusive): 1962 - 1971
Abstract: The records of the UCSD Committee for Arts and Lectures document the activities of an early interdepartmental committee which reported directly to the chancellor. The committee planned, scheduled, publicized, and managed all events on campus, including fine arts exhibits, film presentations, performing arts, and lecture series. Later, the committee formed subcommittees for areas such theatre and dance, lectures, art, and music. The files contain annual and event attendance reports, budget notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, program descriptions, and newspaper clippings concerned with UCSD's early performing arts program and lecture series.
Creator: Committee for Arts and Lectures.

Preferred Citation

UCSD Committee for Arts and Lectures. Records, RSS 1254. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Administrative History

The UCSD Committee for Arts and Lectures (CAL), part of a UC systemwide program, was organized as an interdepartmental administrative committee which reported directly to the chancellor, beginning with Herbert York in 1961. In the beginning, the committee functioned as a centralized body to plan, schedule, publicize, and manage all cultural events presented on campus and at the Art Center of La Jolla, including fine arts, performing arts, art festivals, and lecture series.
By 1971, CAL was decentralized into subcommittees representing different units of programming including theatre and dance, lectures, art, and music. Each of the subcommittees consisted of students and faculty and was responsible for its own budgets and administration.
The first acting chairman of the committee was Thomas Manar, a publicist for the Public Information Office. Other early committee members included musician Sam Hinton and faculty member Donald Crothers. Other chairmen included David Antin, Fred B. Phelger, John L. Stewart, T.W. Forbes, and W.L. Ogden.
The committee also managed a lecture series, co-sponsored with the San Diego Theatre and Arts Foundation, which brought distinguished faculty, political figures, and civil rights activists to speak on campus. In partnership with Black Student Council, the committee developed a program that addressed the issues of African Americans and Mexican Americans. Among the distinguished speakers were César Chávez, Harrison Salisbury, John K. Galbraith, Henry A. Kissinger, Walter Reuther, Reis Lopez Tijerina, Adam Clayton Powell, and Eldridge Cleaver.
The Committee for the Arts and Lectures were also interested in introducing students and the community at large to important American writers, actors, artists, and scientists, and invited lecturers such as John Steinbeck, Julius Lester, John Cage, and Marlon Brando to speak.

Scope and Content of the Collection

SERIES 1: SUBJECT FILES
The Subject Files of the Committee for Arts and Lectures (CAL) pertain to committee's general activities. Files contain annual and event attendance reports, budget notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, program descriptions, and newspaper clippings concerned with UCSD's performing arts and lectures series. Also included are materials documenting All-University Annual Student Art Festival held in 1964-1966. Records are arranged alphabetically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California, San Diego--History--Archives.
University of California, San Diego. Committee for Arts and Lectures.
Art festivals--Archives
Arts--Archives
Performing arts archives

 

Subject Files

 

All-University Student Art Festival

Box 1, Folder 1

1964-1965

Box 1, Folder 2

1966

Box 1, Folder 3

Annual Reports, Events and Attendance Reports 1962 - 1968

Box 1, Folder 4

ASUCSD Lectures Committee 1968 - 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

ASUCSD Performing Arts Committee 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Black Student's Council - Performing Series 1968 - 1969

Box 1, Folder 7

Budgets 1963 - 1970

Box 1, Folder 8

Centennial Committee 1965 - 1967

 

Committee for Arts and Lectures

General note

Contains programs of lectures and performances, photocopies of newspaper articles concerned with UCSD's programs, and annual attendance report.
Box 1, Folder 9

1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 10

1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 1

Concerts 1967 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 2

Concerts Subcommittee 1968 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 3

Films 1968 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 4

Hospitality 1968 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 5

Marat-Sade - UCSD Theatre performance 1968 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 6

Meeting Minutes 1963 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous correspondence 1968 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 8

Program Subcommittee 1968 - 1969

 

Regents Lectures

Box 2, Folder 9

1968-1969

Box 2, Folder 10

1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 11

1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 12

U. C. Intercampus Exchange Committee 1968 - 1969