Program in the Arts
Collection Scope and Content Summary
This collection consists of performance and production programs, photographs of exhibits and performances, graduation programs, course guides, budget summaries and reports, annual scrapbooks, correspondence, reports and minutes that document the history of the administration and development of the Program in the Arts (PIA).
The collection mostly consists of scrapbooks that contain programs and flyers which showcase events produced by PIA and student artwork from junior and senior projects.
Of special interest are documents recording the establishment of PIA and the planned transition of students from PIA to distinct Dance, Theater, Music, English and Art History majors.
- 1970 - 1989
- Barnard College (Organization)
Any materials that contain confidential personal matters (such as student worker termination proceedings) are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation, as per the Archives' policy. Some materials in box 13 are restricted until 2063.
Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.
Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
PIA was an interdisciplinary program with classes in the visual arts, theater, music, writing, and dance. After a review by a Visiting Committee on the Arts at Barnard composed of alumnae, faculty and trustees and notable practitioners and patrons of the arts, the PIA was discontinued in 1988. In its place formal majors in dance, music, and theatre were established. Writing and the visual arts component of the program became concentrations in English and art history majors, respectively.
8.33 Linear Feet (13 boxes; 1 records carton)
This collection consists of materials that document the history of the Program in the Arts (1970-1989) at Barnard College.
The collection has been grouped topically at the series and subseries level. The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:
Series 1. Administration, 1970-1989
Series 2. Academic Coursework and Projects, 1970-1989
Subseries 2.1 Dance
Subseries 2.2 Music
Subseries 2.3 Theater
Subseries 2.4 Visual Arts
Subseries 2.5 Writing
This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transferred to the Archives from the Program in the Arts Department, Library, and Department of Dance at Barnard College.
No additions are expected.
The Program in the Arts Collection was partially processed by Marcia Bassett and Stephanie Mannheim in 2011.
This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Amy Lau in November 2015.
Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.
- Guide to the Program in the Arts Collection
- Amy Lau
- © 2015
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