Performing Arts Portrait Collection
Scope and Contents
The Performing Arts Portrait Collection consists of photographs and other images of several hundred individuals and groups. The majority of photos are of theater and other arts personalities of the 20th century. Examples are Maude Adams, Beaux Arts Quartet, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash, Judy Clayton, Greta Garbo, Jack London, Steve Martin, Ralph Nader, Pablo Picasso, Mort Sahl, and Frank Zappa. For additional images, see other performing arts collections and theater scrapbooks held by SDSU’s Special Collections and University Archives.
- Majority of material found in 1900-1990
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
2.30 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Photographs and other images are filed alphabetically by subject's name.
Source of Acquisition
The bulk of photos in this collection were publicity photos sent to the Associated Students as promotional material for performances at SDSU. There are multiple donors.
- Performing Arts Portrait Collection
- Ellen E. Jarosz
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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