Bloom, Arthur W, b. 1939
- Existence: 1939-
Arthur William Bloom was born October 17, 1939, in New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961, and received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1966. He began his teaching career at Fisk University in Nashville, TN, where he was also the organizer and director of the touring company The Circle Players, often taking on roles in their productions. He left Fisk in 1970 to become Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Drama in the Dept. of Speech, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. In 1971, he was named Head of the Theatre Arts and Drama Division of the department. From 1972-1985, Bloom was Professor and Chairperson of Theatre at Loyola University of Chicago where in addition to his teaching, acting and directing he also acted as script consultant for the Illinois Television Theatre and compiled a guide to Illinois college and university theater programs. He was also President of the Illinois Theatre Association and a fellow with the Kellogg Foundation for which he conducted tours to China. In 1985, Bloom accepted a position at Trinity University where he stayed until 1987, when he accepted the position of Dean of Communications and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In 1991, he became Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University, PA.
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Overview Arthur W. Bloom (b. 1939), professor of theater arts. Consist of papers relating to his career as a student of theater, a teacher of theater and drama, and an academic administrator.