Academic Affairs. Dean Of The College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. School Of Performing Arts (University Of Maine) Records
Scope and Contents
The records mainly contain event programs created by the University of Maine School of Performing Arts and Department of Music. There are programs for performances from various University of Maine musical ensembles including the University of Maine Singers, dances organized by the School's Division of Dance, Maine Masque Theatre performances, events featuring outside artists, and from student recitals. There are also schedules and publicity material for coming seasons and events. Most of the events were held on the University of Maine campus. There are also copies of the newsletter Playbill published by the fraternities Alpha Psi Omega and Delta Psi Omega that feature profiles of the University of Maine Alpha Zeta Omicron Chapter. Also included in the record group is correspondence regarding the School of Music's accreditation from the National Association of School of Music (NASM).
- Creation: 1930-1998
- University of Maine. School of Performing Arts (Organization)
- Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity (Organization)
- Delta Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.
Biographical / Historical
In September 1975, the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine approved the creation of a School of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose for such a school was to amalgamate the various performing arts units on the Orono campus into one administrative body within the College of Arts and Sciences. Existing units at that time included music, theater, and broadcasting/film. Since its approval, the School has incorporated dance as an integral part. Murray North was appointed the first director of the School of Performing Arts in 1977.
The School continues to offer degrees in music, theatre, and dance and organizes various events on campus in the Minsky Recital Hall, Hauck Auditorium, and Collins Center; in the community; and beyond. The School also has a number of musical ensembles including the University of Maine Singers, Collegiate Choir, Oratorio Society, Black Bear Men's Chorus, Symphonic Band, University Orchestra, and Concert Band.
The School is housed in the Class of 1944 Hall which opened in the fall of 1996.
2 boxes (2 (2linear ft) (boxes))
1 box (Half size box)
Language of Materials
Physically the records are arranged by subject and secondary by season having originally being arranged by calendar year. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Removing duplicate copies of programs and schedules allowed material to be consolidated into fewer folders. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.
Box numbers have changed
- Old Box #272 (New Box 1)
- Old Box #272a (New Box 2)
- Old Box #272b (New Box 3)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Rather than being directly transferred to Special Collections by the School of Performing Arts much of the material in this record group appears to have been collected and curated by Raymond H. Fogler Library staff member Muriel A. Sanford, including event programs and schedules and circulars (with Sanford's work address on them).
Box 1, Folder 4 includes programs transferred to Special Collection in April, 2022 by the School of Performing Arts.
Box 1, Folders 5-12 were transferred to Special Collection in April, 2022 by the School of Performing Arts.
Duplicate copies of programs were destroyed by the processing archivist.
Formerly SpC MS 0580.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, December 2017 and April 2022, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.
- University Of Maine. School Of Performing Arts Records
- Matthew Revitt
- Deccember 12, 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.