The California Institute of the Arts Publications Collection contains books, directories, handbooks, magazines, newsletters,
and other materials documenting a variety of aspects of CalArts including academics, campus events, creative endeavors, and
student life. The collection covers the years 1964 to 2009, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1971 to 2000.
California Institute of the Arts, commonly known as CalArts, is located in Valencia, California, and grants degrees in the
visual and performing arts. Incorporated on September 1, 1961, it was the first degree-granting institution of higher learning
in the United States created specifically for students of both the visual and the performing arts. It was the dream and vision
of Walt Disney to create such an institute and he provided funding for it in his will. Initially formed through the merger
of the Chouinard Art Institute (founded 1921) and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (founded 1883), it opened at its present
campus in Valencia, California, in November 1971.
Property rights and literary rights reside with California Institute of the Arts. For permission to reproduce or to publish,
please contact California Institute of the Arts Archive staff.
This collection is open for research with permission from California Institute of the Arts Archive staff.