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Finding Aid for the Melvyn Helstien papers, 1939-1987
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Description
Melvyn B. Helstien (1920-90) received his Ph.D in theater from the University of Minnesota (1962). He became a professor in the Department of Theater Arts, UCLA (1963-86), served as Department Vice-chairman (1971-73), and again in 1981. The collection consists of correspondence, production books, performance notes, articles, photographs, videotapes, slides, sketches, and musical scores documenting Melvyn Helstien's faculty career in the Department of Theater Arts at UCLA.
Background
Melvyn B. Helstien was born in 1920; BA, University of Washington, 1947; MFA, Yale School of Drama, 1948; Ph.D in theater, University of Minnesota, 1962; professor, 1963-86, Department of Theater Arts, UCLA; served as Department Vice-chairman, 1971-73, and again in 1981; directed, produced, designed or performed in dozens of UCLA theatrical productions; lectured and wrote, especially on puppetry; member, board of directors, Union Internationale des Marionnettes (UNIMA-USA); died March 6, 1990.
Extent
1 box (.5 linear ft.) 9 cartons (9 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.