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Records of the University of Maryland Department of Dance

 Collection 0211-SCPA
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 and newspaper clippings from Department of Dance productions, and covers concerts supervised and directed by Dorothy Madden, Anne Warren, and Larry Warren.

Dates

  • 1971-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1990

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of 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 from Department of Dance performances and 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.

Administrative History

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:
  1. Series 1: Programs
  2. Series 2: Clippings

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.

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.

Additional materials may be found in University Archives

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Processing Information

Original order was maintained for this collection.
Title
Records of the University of Maryland Department of Dance
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
Processed by Alice Rogers, July 2015
Date
2015-09-25
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2015-09-25: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by John Davis, September 2015.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States