This collection includes documents, correspondence, photographs, and other material regarding Christena L. Schlundt, Professor
Emerita of Dance and founding faculty member at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Materials in the collection
include items pertaining to the UCR Department of Dance, the study of dance, and modern dancers and choreographers like Ted
Shawn and Barton Mumaw.
Christena L. Schlundt was born May 6, 1922, in La Porte County, Indiana. Schlundt earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1944 from Augustana
College, where she taught Physical Education for five years after graduating. In 1953, she was hired to develop the women's
section of Physical Education at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and then acquired a PhD from Claremont Graduate
School in 1958. Her graduate research focused on 20th cenutry American choreographers such as Ted Shawn, Helen Tamiris, and
Doris Humphrey among others.
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