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Title UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance
Creator Theatre & Dance (WKU)
Description Records created by the department of Theatre & Dance.

Series 1. Publications
Series 2. Western Players
Series 3. Film/Video/Audio File
Series 4. Administration
Series 5. Student Organizations
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1947
Admin / Biog History The theatre program began in the English department. On February 19, 1968 the Board of Regents approved the Department of Speech & Theatre, which was established on June 1, 1968. On January 1, 1977 the Department of Communication & Theatre formed from the Speech and Theatre Department and parts of Mass Communication (including Broadcasting and Cinema). On September 10, 1987 the Regents approved the separation of Theatre and Communication. The new departments formed were Theatre & Dance and Communication & Broadcasting.

Dept. Heads
Randall Capps 1968-9/16/1982
J. Regis O'Connor
William E. Leonard (acting)1983 summer session
William E. Leonard (acting)
Richard Scott Stroot 7/1/2001-
David Young (current in 2014)

Director of Plays
J. Reid Sterrett 1934-
Russell Miller 1947-1968
Mildred Howard
Subjects Alumni & alumnae
Children's theater
Correspondence
Curriculum
Dance
Meetings
Performances
Postcards
Publicity
Scrapbooks
Speeches, address, etc.
Student organizations
Theatrical posters
Theatrical productions
Tickets
Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Theatre & Dance (WKU)
Western Players
Related Materials UA64/10 Physical Education & Recreation
Catalog Number UA68.17
Dates of Creation 1947-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 3.12 cu. ft, OS, and film/video/audio
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions No Restrictions
Parent ID UA68
Level of Description Series
Child Records UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 1. Publications
UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 2. Western Players / Summer Players
UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 3. Film/Video/Audio File
UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 4. Administration
UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 5. Student Organizations
UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 17. Theatre & Dance 3. Film/Video/Audio File 1. An Evening of Dance