The University of Oregon Department of Theatre Arts began within the Speech Department and the Theatre division was first headed by Horace Robinson who was also the Director of the University Theatre. The collection includes meeting minutes, and office files, photographs, contact sheets, and negatives, broadsides, articles, posters, exhibit panels and other publicity, audio cassette tapes, and Eugene performing arts festival information, 1890-2001.
Phi Beta, Pi Delta Chapter is a professional fraternal organization dedicated to music and dramatic art. Records include constitution, programs, ceremonies and events, national conventions, national publication "The Baton", photographs, program VHS and DVD, and scrapbooks, 1927-2006.
Horace Robinson (1909-2009), Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, served on the faculty as technical director, scene designer, and director of the University of Oregon Theatre. Papers include manuscripts, scripts, scores and other creative works from productions at the University Theatre, photographs, and records of Robinson's involvement in local, national, and international professional and community service organizations.