Department of Dance Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Administrative Records

Scrapbooks

Photographic Materials

Audiovisual Materials



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Finding Aid for Department of Dance Records, 1946-2015 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Elizabeth Hartman, Somer Pelczar, Carol Berthold, and Jeremy Schmitt

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Collection Overview

Title: Department of Dance Records, 1946-2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/13/1

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dance

Extent: 26.05 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The collection is organized in four series: Series 1, Administrative records, 1930-2015; Series 2, Scrapbooks, 1968-1999; Series 3, Photographic Materials, 1940-2010; Series 4, Audiovisual Materials, 1974-2013.

Materials in Series 1 and 2 are arranged chronologically. Series 3 is arranged by event type. The materials in Series 4 were arranged by the Department of Dance according to a color-code system, which arranged materials by form, then by event type, then by date. The color-code is as follows (and the original Labeling Key can be found in the control file): Orange=Site Specific, Green=November Dance, Red= Festival Dance, Yellow=Studio 1, Blue=Studio 2, Maroon=Senior Concert, White= Other.

Date Acquired: 06/24/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Dance, Dance Curriculum, Dance Department, Dance Education, Dance Recitals

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of promotional materials, operational records and reports, scrapbooks, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the operations and productions of the Department of Dance from 1940 to 2015. Of note are the departmental scrapbooks that contain photographs and programs for dance productions either produced or sponsored by the Dance Department between 1967 and 1994, as well as accreditation self-study reports between 1985 and 2004.

Note: For dance publications by Barbara Mettler, please see RS 12/9/50.

Biographical Note

The creation of the Department of Dance occurred in 1968, but it had its beginnings 9 years earlier, in a graduate program for the Master Arts in Dance, in the College of Physical Education. This program was authorized in 1959 by the Board of Trustees.1 In 1961 they autorized a new undergrad curriculum in dance, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Like the graduate program, this curriculum was part of a Physical Education department, the Phys.Ed. Department for women.2 In 1968 the Board of Trustees decided to transfer the program to the College of Fine and Applied Arts, where it became its own department, the Department of Dance.3

Subject/Index Terms

Dance
Dance Curriculum
Dance Department
Dance Education
Dance Recitals

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals:

Video recordings from the Department of Dance Annex were transferred to the Sousa Archives on June 24, 2015.

Administrative records, scrapbooks, photographs, and audio recordings were transferred to the Sousa Archives on September 11, 2015.

Four video recordings were donated to the Sousa Archives by Ken Beck on April 27, 2017.

Teaching materials used by Margaret Erlanger and a biography and photographs of Elizabeth Lindeman Leonard were donated to the Sousa Archives by Patricia Knowles on December 5, 2017.

Hanya Holm master class videotape donated by Patricia Knowles on February 27, 2018.

Acquisition Source: Department of Dance

Acquisition Method: Transfer


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Series 1: Administrative Records, 1930-2015Add to your cart.

Consists of reports, research studies and articles, programs and promotional materials, and photographs documenting department operations from 1930 to 2015. Organized into 3 sub-series:

Sub-series 1: Productions and promotional materials, 1945-2015;

Sub-series 2: Operations, 1930-1998;

Sub-series 3: Self-study reports, 1984-2004.

Sub-Series 1: Productions and Promotional Materials, 1945-2015Add to your cart.
Consists of programs, newsletters, photographs intended for publicity, news clippings, articles on art funding, calendars, flyers, brochures, advertisements, and broadsides from 1945 to 2015 documenting Department of Dance productions and their promotion. Organized chronologically.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Department of Dance programs, 1988-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Department of Dance programs, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Department of Dance programs, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Department of Dance programs, 1997-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Department of Dance programs, 2002-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Department of Dance programs, 2007-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Department of Dance programs, 2010-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Department of Dance newsletters, 1986-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Department of Dance newsletters, 2007-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Faculty and promotional photographs, circa 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: News clippings, 2001-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 12: News clippings, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 13: News clippings, 2002-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: News clippings, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Publicity/promotional materials, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
"Alexander Technique and Dance Technique: Applications in the Studio," Rebecca Nettl-Fiol; news clippings; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts vol. 1 (2007-2008)
Folder 16: Articles on dance and arts funding, 1993-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Choreographer/composer workshop materials, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Krannert Center programs and promotional materials, 2002-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Festival 2004 programs and promotional materials, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Senior Dance Concerts promotional materials, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: College of Fine and Applied Arts newsletter/annual report, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Programs from showings, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Funk Shui" senior thesis concert programs, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "Tracings" student work program, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 25: ACDFA promotional materials, 1980-1988Add to your cart.
Programs, news clippings, and photographs from the American College Dance Festival Association
Folder 26: ACDFA festival program, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Department flyers/publicity, 1946-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Department programs, 1945-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Department brochures and advertisements, 1976-1995Add to your cart.
Includes photographs and transparencies
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Krannert Center calendars, 1981-1993Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside portfolio, 1995-2011Add to your cart.
Publicity broadsides for Dance Department performances. Some materials have been moved to Box 40 Item 1 (Broadside portfolio materials).
Folder 1: Broadsides, studio dance, 1987-1995Add to your cart.
Publicity broadsides for studio dance performances.
Folder 3: Broadsides, studio danceAdd to your cart.
Moved to Oversize Portfolio Case 1 located in the Instrument Cabinet 2, shelf 0.
Oversize Portfolio Case 1: ca. 2010Add to your cart.
Department of Dance studio broadsides.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Broadsides, February Fesitval Dance, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Operations, 1930-1998Add to your cart.
Consists of budgets, grant-work, dance company materials, correspondence, reports, curriculum and academic planning materials, information regarding facilities, dance resource guides and research documenting the operation of the Department of Dance from  1930 to 1998, as well as materials concerning the 1968 move of the Department of Dance to the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Organized chronologically.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Krannert Center's Centerstage materials, 1985-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fesitval 1976, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Festival 1976 budget, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Dance Theatre October 1976 master file, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Illinois Dance Theatre materials, 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Festival 1976 grant, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Shakers" performance materials, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Illinois Dance Theatre "Folksay" and company materials, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Women's Arts Symposium, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Afternoon of a Faun" performance materials, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Fables of Our Time" script and correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Youth Concert Series program and teacher's guide, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Merce Cunningham Studio Performance, New York, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Press releases for 1995 performances, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "Panorama" script, correspondence, budget, photographs, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Congress on Research in Dance: African-American Dance, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Department recognition and achievement reports, 1988-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Katherine Dunham Honorary Degree materials, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Dunhamfest" benefit concert, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Alwin Nikolais Honorary Degree materials, 1984-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Dance classes in kinesiology and physical education, 1930-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Department of Dance move to College of Fine and Applied Arts, 1968-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Department of Dance curriculum and academic planning, 1967-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Department of Dance strategic plan, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Student handbook for Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Response to letter critiquing UIUC Department of Dance, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Department self study and planning statement, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Department of Dance materials on dance issues, goals, philosophies, and techniques, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Facilities - KCPA dance floor research and correspondence, 1969-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Facilities - West Nevada dance floor research and correspondence, 1977-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Facilities - dance floors informational materials, 1969-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Facilities - Erlanger House, 1991-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 34: National Endowment for the Arts publications, 1988, 1995Add to your cart.
Toward Civilization: A Report on Arts Education. Schools, Communities, and the Arts: A Research Compendium.
Folder 35: National Arts Education Research Center dance resource directory, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 36: National Arts Education Research Center publications, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Dance Education in American Pubic Schools (case studies), Patricia Knowles and Rona Sande. Guidelines for the Development of Documents Addressing k-12 Dance Education Programs.
Folder 37: Dance education materials, various publications, 1992-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Dance education materials, various publications, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 39: National Dance Association dance resource guide, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Item 1: Choreographer Index, undatedAdd to your cart.
File box containing 3" x 5" index cards of choreographers' names and their choreographic specialty (e.g., ballet, modern dance).
Item 2: Untitled Card Index, undatedAdd to your cart.
Card file of 3" x 5" index cards containing names of and basic information about graduate students; Illinois Dance Theatre works and faculty; and showings and miscellaneous information.
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Margaret Erlanger teaching materials - newsclippings and photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Elizabeth Lindeman Leonard biography and photographs, ca. 1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Self Study Reports, 1985-2004Add to your cart.
Consists of self-study reports as well as correspondence and related materials from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Higher Education Arts Data Services Project (HEADS), and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) from 1984 to 2004 documenting the accreditation of the Department of Dance.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Self study, original, 1/5, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Self study, original, 2/5, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Self study, original, 3/5, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Self study, original, 4/5, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Self study, original, 5/5, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Self study report, 1/3, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Self study report, 2/3, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Self study report, 3/3, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Self study report, 1/3, 1991-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Self study report, 2/3, 1991-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Self study report, 3/3, 1991-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Evaluative reports - IBHE, HEADS, student outcomes, modes of instruction, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Self study management documents portfolio, 1/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Self study management documents portfolio, 2/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Self study management documents portfolio, 3/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Self study management documents portfolio, 4/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Self study management documents portfolio, 5/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Self study management documents portfolio, 6/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Self study management documents portfolio, 7/7, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NASD self study, 2004Add to your cart.
Computer floppy disc

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