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Hedi Pope and CODA Collection

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21853

Abstract

Title:
Hedi Pope and CODA Collection
Author/Creator:
Pope, Hedi and CODA
Collection number:
13-116-POPE
Size:
2.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1965-1985
Inclusive dates:
1952-2006
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Hedi Pope (1920-present) is a dancer, choreographer, and performer who founded the professional, modern dance company CODA (Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria). The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, biographical information, videocassettes, a scrapbook and two posters all relating to her work with CODA (Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria).

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Hedi Pope and CODA Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Hedi Pope (1920-present) is a dancer, choreographer, and performer who founded the professional, modern dance company CODA (Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria). Born in Vienna, she studied the arts with Hedy Pfundmayr and Grete Wiesenthal performing at the Burgtheatre and in a film called Silhouette before coming to the U.S. in 1939. Here, she performed in a Broadway cabaret revue called From Vienna sponsored by Irving Berlin and George Kaufman. Beginning in 1947 and lasting for thirty-five years, she ran her own dance studio in Washington D.C.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hedi Pope & CODA Collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, biographical information, videocassettes, a scrapbook, and two posters all relating to her work with CODA (Contemporary Dancers of Alexandria).

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Hedi Pope received in two donations on June 26, 2013 and July 11, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sarah Lindblom, June 2013.

Processing note:

This collection is in original order.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, June 2013

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Hedi Pope and CODA Collection, 1952-2006 (1.00 linear foot)

This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
The CODA Portfolio, October 1978 series 1box 1folder 1
CODA History Binder, 1979-1980 series 1box 1folder 2
CODA, 1980-1986 series 1box 1folder 3
Photos CODA & Others, 1974-1979 series 1box 1folder 4
The Dance Studio (Betty Ford Connection) Modern Dance Council, 1974 series 1box 1folder 5
Award Speech at Kennedy Center, 2006 series 1box 1folder 6
Unlabeled: pertains to awards, 1952-2006 series 1box 1folder 7
The Dance Studio CODA Assortment, 1952-1984 series 1box 1folder 8
MDA News, 1982-1983 series 1box 1folder 9
Washington Dance View, 1982-1983 series 1box 1folder 10
3 VHS Tapes, undated series 1box 2folder 1
Rosalia Chladek: Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, From My Life", undated series 1box 2folder 1item 1.0
Jan Van Dyke, undated series 1box 2folder 1item 2.0
Three Works by Cathy Paine, undated series 1box 2folder 1item 3.0
Scrapbook of Hedi Pope's career including CODA activities (bulk dates: 1955-1985), 1948-2000 series 1box 3folder 1
Two City Dance Posters, undated series 1box 4folder 1
City Dance Poster: rolled, undated series 1box 4folder 1item 2.0
City Dance Poster: mounted on foam core, undated series 1box 4folder 1item 1.0

Related Material

Oral history interview with Hedi Pope, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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