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School of Music and Dance Records

Identifier: MS-0375

Scope and Contents

The School of Music and Dance Records document the administrative work of the School, public events, and student performance work.  It dates from 1957-2009. The collection consists of two series: Department Files and Recital Recordings.

The Department Files series consists primarily of paper records documenting the department's administration, but also documenting in part public events put on by the department. It consists of numerous announcements, programs, and flyers advertising the department's recitals, activities, and events. Highlights include a program for The Lowland Sea: A Fold Opera in One Act written by Alec Wilder, departmental newsletters, and a copy of Songs of San Diego State College, a publication of school songs with sheet music that includes "Hail Montezuma" written by noted composer and university faculty member Dr. David Ward-Steinman. It dates from 1957-1993.

The Recital Recordings series documents the performance work of students, faculty, and ensembles at San Diego State. The series consists primarily of audio recordings of undergraduate and graduate recitals, as well as faculty performances, performances by chamber groups and large ensembles, and a few lectures. A small portion of recital recordings are on video. The series dates from 1970-2009. Materials are sorted into three sub-series by format: Audio Cassettes, VHS Tapes, and CDs and DVDs. Each sub-series is filed by Music Library number.


  • Creation: 1957-2009


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.

Historical Note

The School of Music and Dance serves a varied intellectual and ethnic student body in a culturally rich environment. Through specialized faculty/student contact, the use of technology, an international programmatic focus, and a relationship with community, regional and national organizations, the School provides career development opportunities, enhances critical thinking abilities, and nurtures new generations of artists, choreographers, scholars, and other professionals. The School of Music and Dance serves as a dedicated resource for excellence in performance, choreography, teaching, research, and creative activity.


21.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Department Files, 1957-1993

II. Recital Recordings, 1970-2009

     a.) Audio Cassettes

     b.) VHS Tapes

     c.) CDs and DVDs


9999-163, 2010-050

School of Music and Dance Records
Jennifer Hollander
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US