Beverly Robinson Course Materials Collection Summary

Collection number:


Collection title:

Beverly Robinson Course Materials




3 boxes (1.5 linear feet), 1 flat box


Robinson, Beverly

Acquisition info:

This collection was acquired from Library Special Collections (LSC).


None expected

Custodial history:

Materials were placed on reserve in the Arts Library by Beverly Johnson.




UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library

Processed by:

Dalena Hunter


Access restrictions:

Access is available by appointment for UCLA faculty and student researchers. All other researchers by permission only. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the Librarian in person: Haines Hall 135, via email: or by phone: 310-825-6060.

Publication rights:

Copyright has not been assigned to the UC regents. All requests for permission to publish or quote from collection must be submitted in writing to the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as the owner of the physical items and it not intended to include or imply the permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Preferred Citation:

[Item identification], Beverly J. Johnson Course Materials, Collection 9, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Subject headings:           

Robinson, Beverly

African American Theater



Beverly J. Robinson was a beloved professor of Theater Arts at UCLA from 1978 until her death in 2002. Ms. Robinson was committed to socially conscious theater arts and she shared her passion with students around the world. She was hired as a media consultant on such films as “The Color Purple,” “Coming to America” and “Miss Evers’ Boys” and others. Her professional theater activities have included working with the Mark Taper Forum, the Goodman Theater, the Ahmanson Theater and American Conservatory Theater. Her course was taught for more than 20 years and her course materials were on reserve in the Theater Arts Library at UCLA.

This collection consists of photographs, articles, reviews, and course readers used for Theater Arts 103A. The collection was created by Ms. Robinson and placed in the Theater Arts Library (now the Arts Library) for student use.

Collection Inventory

Box 1: Plays and periodicals by and about African American Performers for   TA 103A Course, nd.

Box 2: Course readers TA 103A Fall 1999 – TA 103B n.d.

Box 3: Course readers TA 103B Winter 1998 – TA 202m n.d.

Box 4 :One flat archival box of photographs (some photocopied) of African American actors and theatrical productions for TA 103A course, nd.