Helstien (Melvyn) Papers

About this Collection

The Melvyn B. Helstien papers consist of slides, diapositives, pen & ink illustrations, correspondence, articles, newsletters, manuscripts, bibliographic materials, journals, photographs, slides, index cards, and essays produced and collected by Dr. Melvyn Helstien. The materials are from Afghanistan, Africa, Argentina, Armenia, Asia, Australia, Bali, Belgium, Borneo, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Ceylon, China, Cuba, the former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Java, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Guinea, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. Dr. Helstien, professor of theater arts, was a leading force in UCLA's Department of Theater from 1948 until his death in 1990. The focus of the collection is on international puppetry with strengths in Southeast Asian puppets and puppets from India. ... View collection guide.

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