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Finding Aid for the Guy Edward Hearn papers, 1926-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guy Edward Hearn papers
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1974
    Collection number: 1436
    Creator: Hearn, Guy Edward
    Extent: 178 boxes (89.0 linear ft.) and 29 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Eddie Hearn (1913-1987) was a founding member of the UCLA Theater Arts Department, and was largely responsible for the UCLA Macgowan Hall production facilities. He retired from UCLA (1978) and began designing or consulting on theaters around the world and was responsible for the continental seating concept installed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles. The collection consists of working scripts, theater brochures and programs, set designs, theater building plans, and student assignments related to Hearn's career as a UCLA instructor and theater designer.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Edward Hearn, 1985.
    • Gift of Donald Crabs, 1991.
    • Gift of Smith, Fause & Associates, 1995.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Guy Edward Hearn papers (Collection Number 1436). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Eddie Hearn (b. 1913) came to UCLA in 1947 and was a founding member of the UCLA Theater Arts Department; served as theater consultant to Charles Luckman and Associates, Los Angeles architectural firm, 1962-63, and was largely responsible for the UCLA Macgowan Hall production facilities; retired from UCLA, June 30, 1978; designed or consulted on theaters around the world and was responsible for the continental seating concept installed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles; he was also involved in the design of both the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles and the UC Santa Barbara campus theater; he died of cancer April 22, 1987.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to Hearn's career as a UCLA instructor and theater designer. Includes working scripts, theater brochures and programs, set designs, theater building plans, and student assignments. The majority of student work in the collection was done for two of Hearn's classes: Contemporary theater (TA 240) and Advanced problems in design for the theater (TA 243).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Working scripts, 1945-1965.
    2. Student papers.
    3. Theaters: brochures, guides, and student reports.
    4. Various papers.
    5. Set designs.
    6. Theater and building plans.
    7. Projects, poster, and unidentified plans.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hearn, Guy, Edward--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Theaters--Designs and plans--Archival resources.
    Theaters--Stage setting and scenery--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Scripts (documents).