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Records of the University of Maryland Department of Dance

Abstract

Title:
Records of the University of Maryland Department of Dance
Author/Creator:
University of Maryland Department of Dance
Collection number:
14-146-DANCE
Size:
0.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1971-1990
Inclusive dates:
1971-2007
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:

The University of Maryland Department of Dance provided bachelor's degrees in the field of dance from its creation in 1967 and into its inclusion in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies in 2010. Dorothy Madden, the department's founding chair, had previously taught dance in the Department of Health and Physical Education, where the university had originally established both a major and a minor in dance. This collection includes programs, ephemera and newspaper clippings from Department of Dance productions, and covers concerts supervised and directed by Dorothy Madden, Anne Warren, and Larry Warren.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Records of the University of Maryland Department of Dance, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/32943
Publication rights:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Department of Dance was first established as a separate department within the College of Arts and Sciences in 1967. The University of Maryland had previously offered a major and a minor in dance through the Department of Health and Physical Education. The founding chair of the department was Dorothy Madden, who had also served as the University of Maryland's first dance instructor. Madden taught at the University of Maryland from 1948 until 1977, serving as chair of the department from its creation until 1972. In 2010, the department was part of an academic reorganization resulting in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, a resident unit of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and exists administratively within the College of Arts and Humanities.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Records of the Department of Dance at University of Maryland covers the period from 1971-2007; the bulk of the material date from 1971 to 1990. The collection consists of programs and posters from Department of Dance performances and events, as well as periodical clippings related to the department. This collection features productions directed and supervised by University of Maryland Department of Dance faculty, including Dorothy Madden, Anne Warren, and Larry Warren.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Transfer of this collection to Special Collections in Performing Arts was facilitated by Professor Anne Warren on March 6, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Alice Rogers, July 2015

Processing note:

Original order was maintained for this collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by John Davis, September 2015

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into three series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Programs, 1971-2002 (0.20 linear feet)

This series consists of programs from University of Maryland Department of Dance productions, or featuring dancers from the Department of Dance. Materials are arranged in the original order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Maryland Dance Ensemble. The Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage., May 1, 2002 series 1box 1folder 1
Students of University of Maryland. Dance Concert. Tawes Fine Arts Theatre., March 4-5, 1971 series 1box 1folder 2
University of Maryland Student Concert: Dance. Tawes Fine Arts Theatre., March 2-3, year unknown series 1box 1folder 3
Student - Faculty Dance Concert. Laboratory Theatre, Building EE., April 15-20, 1980. series 1box 1folder 4
University of Maryland Faculty Concert: Dance. Tawes Fine Arts Theatre., March 4-5, year unknown series 1box 1folder 5
Department of Dance. Dance: In Concert. Studio/Theater., November 14-17, 1990 series 1box 1folder 6
Faculty of the University of Maryland. Dance Concert. Tawes Fine Arts Theatre., May 13-14, 1971 series 1box 1folder 7
Faculty Dance Concert. Tawes Fine Arts Theatre., November 18-19, 1971 series 1box 1folder 8

Series 2: Clippings, 2007 (0.05 linear feet)

This series contains clippings from periodicals that contain articles about the Department of Dance and its productions. Materials are arranged in the original order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Kaufman, Sarah. "'Brethren's' Time, If It Ever Really Ended, Comes Again." Washington Post., November 25, 2007 series 2box 1folder 1

Series 3: Ephemera, 1987 (1 folder)

This series contains a poster promoting an event presented by the University of Maryland Department of Dance.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Poster, "Founding Mothers", March 27-28, 1987 series 3box 1folder 1

Related Material

Larry Warren Papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

Maryland Dance Theatre Collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

Meriam Rosen Papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

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