Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
History and Archival Studies, MA
School of Arts and Humanities
Janet Farrell Brodie
Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member
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© 2019 Clark A. Noone
The Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (ISOMATA) was founded in 1946 by faculty of the University of Southern California. Located in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountain region, the school's leaders sought to create a therapeutic refuge for arts education which blended outdoor recreation, art and music workshops, and multicultural education. This thesis offers a critical analysis of ISOMATA's early growth and development by focusing on how the school's leaders tailored a liberal vision of arts education to the cultural and political mainstream of postwar Southern California.
Noone, Clark Adrian. (2019). Postwar Culture Beneath the Pines: The Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, 1946-1962. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 374. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/374.