Skip to main content

Theatre and Drama Ph.D Records

 Collection
Identifier: 20/51
The Records of the Ph.D in Theatre and Drama program span the period 1983 - 1988 and fill one and one half boxes. The records are arranged in seven categories: correspondence, executive committee, faculty, financial records, program development (the largest occupying eleven folders), special events, and students.

The correspondence deals with the establishing of the new program and its major problems and needs.

The executive committee folder contains correspondence and meeting agendas, notes, and reports.

The faculty section, primarily correspondence and notes, concerns the appointment of the core teachers in the program and those from other departments not closely involved.

The financial records consist of budget estimates and statements, memos and letters on related matters, and a copy of the rejected FIPSE proposal.

The program development category contains a variety of correspondence, memos, drafts of statements, notes, and lists. Of special interest is the folder on planning (Box 1, Folder 18).

The special events section includes mostly correspondence arranging for visits by scholars and performers in the two fields.

The students category consists mainly of correspondence, requests from potential students for information and the program's responses.

Dates

  • 1984-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

Late in 1983, Linda Walsh Jenkins, Associate Professor of Theatre, proposed an expansion of the current Ph.D program in Theatre to one in Theatre and Drama. This was approved in 1984 and an Executive Committee, Core Faculty and Faculty Associates were established. Critera for admission of students were developed. The Records of the Ph.D in Theatre and Drama program span the period 1983 - 1988 and fill one and one half boxes. The records are arranged in seven categories: correspondence, executive committee, faculty, financial records, program development (the largest occupying eleven folders), special events, and students.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged in seven categories: correspondence, executive committee, faculty, financial records, program development (the largest occupying eleven folders), special events, and students.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the Northwestern University Archives by Lisa Yondorf of the Theatre Department on October 2, 1989 as Accession #39-191.

Separated Materials

Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, February 1994.
Title
Guide to the Theatre and Drama Ph.D Records
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/02/1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635