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Visual and Performing Arts College

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College Records

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Art, Music, Theater and Dance Programs



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Visual and Performing Arts College, 1957+ | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Visual and Performing Arts College, 1957+

Predominant Dates:1957-1997

ID: RHC/UA/27/

Extent: 16.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The College of Visual and Performing Arts record group consists of two series:  college records and department records.  The department records are arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The College of Visual and Performing Arts record group consists of two series:  college records and department records.  The department records are arranged alphabetically. There is also a substantial addendum of programs for art exhibitions, music and theater performances.

The college records consist of college council/senate minutes (1973-1985); curriculum committee minutes (1965+); records for the Artist Series Board, Artrain, Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs; costume files for university plays and dance programs from (1966-1998); and correspondence with departments and on various topics.  Although the Departments of Home Economics and Industry & Technology are no longer in this college, there is some correspondence concerning their programs (1960-1964).  Except for accreditation reports from 1980-1981, the department records are very scant and primarily contain newsletters, pamphlets and circulars.  One folder containing College Council Meeting Minutes (1965-1969) is located in UA 26, Box 2, Folder 17. More information on the history of the College of Visual and Performing Arts may be found in other University Archives record series.

Collection Historical Note

In July 1959 the university established the College of Fine and Applied Arts containing the Departments of Art, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Music, and Business.  The Department of Business was fragmented in 1960 and established as the College of Business in 1961.  On December 4, 1973 the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the establishment of the College of Visual and Performing Arts composed of the Departments of Art, Music, and Theater Arts (formerly in the Department of Speech).  Home Economics and Industrial Arts were transferred to the new College of Professional Studies.

As early as 1899 the College offered courses in drawing.  It was not until 1921 that the administration formed a Department of Fine Arts.  This was reorganized as the Department of Art in July 1958.  Music also had an early start.  Music is listed in the first catalog although a music teacher was not employed until the Fall of 1901.  After becoming a department in 1921, Music offered only a special four year program until 1950.  On July 6, 1972 the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved a proposal requesting the separation of the theater component from the Department of Speech to create a Department of Theater with responsibility for majors at the bachelors and masters level.  When moved to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Theater Arts established a dance division which previously had been offered in the Department of Physical Education for Women.  In August 1999 the School of Theatre Arts became the School of Theatre and Dance.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the records.

Use Restrictions: Literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired the College of Visual and Performing Arts in several installments beginning in the mid-1960's.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: College Records],
[Series II: Departmental Records],
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Series I: College Records
Box 1
Folder 1: College Council Minutes, 1973
Folder 2-4: College Council/College Senate, 1980-1983
Folder 5: College Council, 1983-1984
Folder 6: College Senate, 1983-1984
Folder 7: Senate Agenda Items, 1983-1984
Folder 8: College Council, 1984-1985
Folder 9: College Senate, 1984-1985
Box 2
Folder 1-2: College Senate, 1984-1985
Folder 3-8: Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1965-1972
Box 3
Folder 1-11: Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1972-1982
Box 4A
Folder 1-6: Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1983-1996
Box 4B
Folder 1-: Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1997-
Box 5
Folder 1: Staff Meeting Minutes, 1961
Folder 2: Reports, 1963, 1971
Folder 3: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Brochures, 1962-1974
Folder 4: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Driver Education, 1961-1964
Folder 5: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Graduate School, 1962-1968
Folder 6: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Home Economics, 1960-1964
Folder 7: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Human Enterprise Course, 1962
Folder 8: Dean Bryce, Correspondence: Industry and Technology, 1963-1964
Box 6
Folder 1: Community Relations, 1962-1963
Folder 2: Graduate Curriculum, 1962-1963
Folder 3: Research, 1962-1964
Folder 4: Staff, 1957-1964
Folder 5: Staff for the Biennium, 1962-1965
Folder 6: Whybrew Proposal, 1961
Folder 7: Artist Series Board: Agenda, 1984-1985
Folder 8: Artist Series Board: Budget, 1984-1985
Folder 9-10: Artist Series Board: Correspondence, 1981-1986
Box 7
Folder 1: Artist Series Board: Internal Audit Report, February 20, 1984
Folder 2: Artist Series Board: Meetings, 1985-1986
Folder 3: Artist Series Board: Minutes, 1984-1985
Folder 4: Artist Series Board: Miscellaneous, 1981-1984
Folder 5: Artist Series Board: Publicity, 1984
Folder 6: Artist Series Board: Events:  AIR (Artists in Residence), November 5-10, 1984
Folder 7: Artist Series Board: Events:  ABT II, April 11, 1985
Folder 8: Artist Series Board: Events:  Chicago City Ballet, February 6, 1985
Folder 9: Artist Series Board: Events:  Orchestra of Illinois, March 26, 1985
Folder 10: Artist Series Board: Events:  PDQ Bach, November 23, 1984
Folder 11: Artist Series Board: Events:  Torch Song Trilogy, February 9, 1985
Folder 12: Artist Series Board: Information, 1984-1985
Folder 13: Artist Series Board: Roster, 1984-1985
Folder 14: Artist Series Board: Summer Artist Series, 1982-1984
Folder 15: Great Lakes Arts Alliance, 1985
Folder 16: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, September 28, 1984
Folder 17: T.J. Anderson:  Budget, 1986
Folder 18: T.J. Anderson:  21st Century Minstrel Show, February 12, 1986
Folder 19: Artrain: Budget, 1985
Folder 20: Artrain: Credit Lists, 1985
Folder 21: Artrain: Grants and Contracts, 1985
Folder 22: Artrain: Correspondence, 1985
Box 8
Folder 1: Artrain: Lists and Addresses, 1985
Folder 2: Artrain: Minutes, 1985
Folder 3: Artrain: Promotion, 1985
Folder 4: Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs, 1984-1985
Folder 5: Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs: Correspondence, 1985-1986
Folder 6: Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs: Minutes, 1985-1986
Folder 7: Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs: President's Study Commission Report, 1986
Folder 8: Committee for Arts and Cultural Programs: Verbal Statements, 1985
Folder 9: Policies, Procedures and Criteria for Personnel Decisions, June 1992
Folder 10: Arts Connection, Winter  1998

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