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Finding Aid for the Dance Department. Chair. Administrative files of Carol Scothorn. 1956-1991.
University Archives Record Series 571  
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  • Title: Dance Department. Chair. Administrative files of Carol Scothorn.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 571
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Date: 1956-1991
    Abstract: Record Series 571 contains the administrative files of Carol Scothorn, Chair of the Dance Department from 1980 to 1990. Materials include: correspondence; performance programs; news clippings; and announcements pertaining to the Dance Department and UCLA Dance Company. Also in the collections are "exhibits notebooks" complied by Scothorn regarding her artistic and professional achievements through out her career, as well as those of the dance company and department.
    Creator: Dance Department.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dance Department. Chair. Administrative files of Carol Scothorn (University Archives Record Series 571). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical Note

    Dance at UCLA began as part of the physical education department on campus. Dance classes were offered as part of the physical education major and for general college students. In 1957, a separate dance major was established; and in 1962, a graduate program was established that offered a Master's degree in Dance. Also in 1962, the Department of Dance was established in the College of Fine Arts. Alma H. Hawkins was the founding Chair. Hawkins began teaching at UCLA in 1953; and during her tenure, she developed the first dance department at a U.S. university that served as a model for other dance programs and departments around America and in Europe. She retired from UCLA in 1977.
    Carol Scothorn was the Chair of the Dance Department from 1980 to 1990. She first came to UCLA in 1953 as a Junior Supervisor in what was then the Physical Education Department. In 1957, she became an Assistant Supervisor; and in 1962, an Associate Supervisor. She became an Associate Professor in 1967 and rose Professor in 1974. She retired from UCLA in 1991, as Professor Emerita.
    She was the first and only Director of the UCLA Dance Company, established in 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 571 contains the administrative files of Carol Scothorn, Chair of the Dance Department from 1980 to 1990. Materials include: correspondence; performance programs; news clippings; and announcements pertaining to the Dance Department and UCLA Dance Company. Also in the collections are "exhibits notebooks" complied by Scothorn regarding her artistic and professional achievements through out her career, as well as those of the dance company and department.
    Photographic prints of dance performances were removed from Rec. Ser. 571 and relocated to the Photographic Files (Reference Collection) Rec. Ser. 100 under the heading: Dance. Performances.
    Box 2 is pending description.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.