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San Diego Union Performing Arts Department Records, 1940-2002 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: San Diego Union Performing Arts Department Records, 1940-2002Add to your cart.

Extent: 40.45 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Office Records, 1966-1999

      1. Correspondence, 1966-1977

      2. Appointment Diaries, 1966-1981

      3. Subject Files, 1951-1999

Series II: Publicity, Programs, and Photographs, 1919-1996

      1. Theatres and Performing Organizations, 1919-1996

            a. San Diego

            b. National

            c. International

      2. Music and Opera, 1960-1994

            a. San Diego

            b. National

            c. International

      3. Ballet and Dance

            a. San Diego

            b. National

            c. International

      4. Performers and Actors

            a. San Diego

            b. National

      5.  Art

            a. San Diego

            b. National

Series III: California Arts Commission and Arts Council

Date Acquired: 01/16/1985. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials in this collection document the rich history of the performing arts in San Diego from the late 1940s to 2001, as collected by the Entertainment Department at the San Diego Union. The editor of the Entertainment Department, Welton Jones, maintained these working files during his many years as a columnist for the San Diego Union and as an enthusiastic patron of the performing arts in San Diego. His Entertainment staff added many items to the collection, including photographs from the Photography Department of local venues, performers, and performances.

Series I: Office Records includes the correspondence of the Entertainment Department with local organizations and individuals involved in the performing arts scene in San Diego. Welton Jones' daily appointment diaries chronicle his activities as editor and show the range of performances he covered on his beat. Subject files for the Entertainment Department include clippings, press releases, and internal notes on a number of topics, organizations, and arts-related initiatives in the San Diego area.

Series II: Publicity, Programs, and Photographs is comprised of five subseries, each arranged further into regional sub-sub series. Folders in these series include theatre programs, press releases and publicity ephemera, and photographs of performances or sites  (usually taken by the Photography Department of the San Diego Union).  Subseries I: Theatre and Performing Organizations contains materials documenting numerous theatre venues or performing organizations in San Diego, and is the largest and strongest of the multiple subseries. The files in Subseries I document theatre history over a fifty year period in San Diego, and include materials on many obscure or defunct performing organizations in the area. Theatres throughout the nation and internationally are also represented in Subseries I. The strength of Subseries II: Music and Opera, lies in its coverage of the San Diego Civic Light Opera, San Diego Opera, and the San Diego Symphony. The last three subseries, Subseries 3: Ballet and Dance, Subseries 4: Performers and Actors, and Subseries 5: Art contain less robust documentation of the San Diego scenes.

Series III: California Arts Commission and Arts Council documents Jones' work on these organizations over a thirty-year period.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 1985-006, 1991-005

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Al Jacoby and Welton Jones

Related Materials:

Records of JuleTone Productions, Incorporated.

San Diego Opera Association Records

San Diego Opera Guild Records

San Digeo Opera Office Records

Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection

Vishner Performing Arts Collection

Ellis Family Theater Memorabilia Collection

For more information please see http://library.sdsu.edu/exhibits/2010/06/SdUnion/index.shtml.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego Union Performing Arts Department Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Office Records],
[Series 2: Publicity, Programs, and Photographs],
[Series 3: California Arts Commission and Arts Council],
[All]

Series 1: Office RecordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Entertainment Department Correspondece, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Entertainment Department Corresondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Entertainment Department Correspondence, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1975Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Entertainment Department Correspondence - General, 1977Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Appointment DiariesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1971Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1975Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appointment Diary of Welton Jones, 1981Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Art (Miscellaneous), 1955-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego Summer Festival Attendance Figures, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Theatre and Arts Foundation of San Diego County, 1964-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: COMBO (Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County), 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: FLUX, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ford Foundation, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Music Center of Los Angeles County (Mark Taper Forum & Ahmanson Theatre), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ACTion, 1968-1969, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: COMBO, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: San Diego Union (Local Affairs and Performing Arts)Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Endowment for the Arts (Also Ford Foundation), 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: COMBO, 1971-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: National Endowment for the Arts (Annual Report), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Endowment for the Arts, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: National Endowment for the Arts, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: California Theatre Council, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Concerned Citizens for the Arts, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: California Confederation of the Arts, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: California Confederation of the Arts, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), 1976Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Theatre Communications Group, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Intercultural Council of the Arts (Community Arts), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Intercultural Council of the Arts (Summary and Activities), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Los Angeles Area Theater, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: COMBO, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Intercultural Council of the Arts, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Intercultural Council of the Arts (San Diego County Arts Yellow Pages), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Neighborhood Art Programs National Organizing Committee (NAPNOC), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Forum of the Arts, San Diego, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Intercultural Council of the Arts, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Centre City Development Corporation, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dinner Theatre, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Theater Suare Proposal, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: San Diego Arts Foundation, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - "Cultural Resources of Los Angeles Area", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: U.C.L.A. Theater Arts DepartmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Wiltern Theatre of Los AngelesAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CALAA 1997 Annual Convocation "Empowering Local Arts", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Centre City Redevelopment Project, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Circus - Plan and Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: GUV - Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Stanley Seiden, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mariachi, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Show Boat - Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sandahl Bergman and Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press Releases, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: California Arts Council - Budget, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: USS Midway Museum - Review of Projected Attendance, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Press Releases, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Cinema 21, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: San Diego Performing Arts - League Endorses Proposition C, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Proposition C, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mary Plaisted Austin - Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: San Diego Museum of Art Director Search, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Press Releases, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 20: LVIV Theatre, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Press Releases and Brochures, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ann Bethel, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Dixieland Jazz Festival, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Personal Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Press Releases, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Jon Ginty Residence - City of San Diego Historic Site (Relocation), 1998Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Balboa Park - Abbott, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Judith Harris - Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Opera Impasse, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jingle Bells, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Show Boat - Notes, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Opera Labor, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ian Campbell, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Big Donation to Museum, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Opera Strike Vote, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Opera Strike Documents, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Opera Strike SettledAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: San Diego Symphony and California Center for the Arts Escondido, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Kellner Obituary, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Spruce Street Forum and San Diego Performing Arts LeagueAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: NEA - Bill Ivey's Notes, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: San Diego Unified School District - BudgetAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Voice of the Symphony Audience and San Diego SymphonyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Brezzo - 2nd DayAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Oscar ElizabethsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: No World Film Feta, Rosario HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Press ReleasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: San Diego Museum of Arts Director CandidatesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: SOHO - Notes, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Endowment for the Arts, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Les Miserables, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Star Awards - Table Floor Plan, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Followspots Newsletter, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Arts and Culture in San Diego Impact Study and Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: San Diego Symphony, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Amendment to the Balboa Park Master Plan, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Buzz Magazine, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Temecula Valley International Film Festival, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Image, Perception, Awareness and Attitude Study Concerning Balboa Park, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Summerfest La Jolla, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 18: L.A. Downtown Theater, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Symphony Season, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Holly Babel Obituary, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Symphony Opening, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Civic Theatre Renovation Options Master Plan, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Newspaper Clippings, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Press Releases and The California Arts Council Announces Brochure, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: California Arts Advocates - Elected Chair, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Press Releases & San Diego Convention Center Corporation Expansion, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Picturing Paradise, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tavis Ross Obituary, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: New Year's Eve, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Centre City Development Corporation - Balboa Theatre, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Endowment for the Arts - Grants, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 5 Women With Big Fish Photograph - Women Identified, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Topsy-Turvy, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Horton Plaza Photograph, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego Symphony Annual Funds, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Harbor Drive Lowering - Public Art Project, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: San Diego Arts & Culture Coalition - Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gertrude & Claudius -  Book ReviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: California Center for the Arts Escondido - Program & Press Releases, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Naval Training Center Reuse Plan, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: L'Orfeo, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: William Burkett, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: San Diego Repertory Theatre - Karen Woods, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Diavolo Dance Theatre, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 72nd Annual Academy Award Nomination, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 19: San Diego Symphony - Doug Gerhart, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: James Brown Appearance - Sports Arena, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Kevin Duddy, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Diego Zoo Expansion, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John Gielgual, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Katherine Faulconer, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Releases & Brochures, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: San Diego Historical Society - Weird San Diego Exhibition, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bud Fisher, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Merrill Moore, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Naval Training Center Redevelopment, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ralph's Building History, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 12: California Arts Council - Budget & Awards, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Egyptian Theater, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: On Stage Newsletter, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: La Jolla Playhouse - Ann Hamburger, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: G Wood Jr. Obituary, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Audio & Video on Demand, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Eric Christmas Obituary, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 19: San Diego Symphony - Budget, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Vic Hamilton, Alan Zitter, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: University Events, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ella Hattan (Jaguarina), 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 23: NTC Update, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Olympic Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 25: East County Performing Arts Center - CEO Resignation, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Writers and Actors Strikes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Winter Season Subscription Sales, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Personal Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: San Diego County Elections - Mayoral Forum on Arts & Culture, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Personal Notes - Mayors, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 31: InSITE2000, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Gao Xingjiam, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Broadway / San Diego and AMCC Partnership, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Old California Theatre - Mariana La Luz, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Old Globe Theatre - Christmas Musicals, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: El Cortez - Peter Janopaul, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annie Get Your Gun, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Christmas Pantomimes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hunter Thompson - Book Review, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Top Performances of the Year, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Boy Scouts of America - Discrimination Controversy, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Endowment for the Arts - Announcements, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: California Arts Council - Budget, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Personal Notes - Civic Theater, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: World War II Monument on Lincoln Memorial, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Opera Critique, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Energy Consumption on San Diego's Institutions, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Personal Notes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Commission of Arts and Culture Rankings, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Broadway/San Diego Awarded Exclusive Concert, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Balboa Park's Strategic Vision, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Award Shows, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Fiddler on the Roof, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 24: San Diego Symphony - Jung-Ho Pak, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Maritime Museum - Dutch Masters, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Academy Awards Listings, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Academy Award Nomination, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Personal Notes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Balboa Theatre Rehabilitation, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Midway Museum, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Buddha Statue Destroyed, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Arts and Education, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Bandini, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Personal Notes - TV News, 2001Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Endowment for the Arts - Grants, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Balboa Park - National Register of Historic Places, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Notes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Commission for Arts and Culture - Application Forms, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Notes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Pearl Harbor - Credits, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tony Awards, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Culture Desert, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Commission for Arts and Culture - Needs List, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sony Pictures - False Reviews, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: San Diego Symphony - News Releases, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Xena's Last Gasp, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sedlock v. SDMA, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Atkins, Inzunza, 2001Add to your cart.

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