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Center for New Performing Arts Records

Identifier: RG06.0024.004

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Scope and Contents

The Records of the Center for New Performing Arts include budgets, correspondence, proposals, schedules, and subject folders.


  • Creation: 1970-1978


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for New Performing Arts grew out of the University of Iowa Center for New Music in 1970. The new program, directed first by William Hibbard and then by Martha Letterman, was established to stimulate interactive and creative experimentation in multiple fine arts disciplines, art, dance, film, laser art, music, and theater. The program sponsored visiting artists at the University of Iowa and had both local and touring productions. It published an untitled annual in 1972 and 1973 and is cataloged as Exhibition (see Related Materials).


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Method of Acquisition

Records of the Center for New Performing Arts were transferred to the University Archives from the School of Music prior to 1980. Guide posted to the Internet December 2009.

Related Materials

Exhibition [supplied title], in University Serials and Journals Collection (RG01.0009.002)

Papers of William Hibbard (RG99.0338)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242