Guide to the Orchesis (Stanford University) Records

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
February 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0140
Creator: Orchesis (Stanford University)
Title: Orchesis (Stanford University) records
Dates: 1922-1961
Physical Description: 5.25 linear feet (8 boxes)
Summary: The collection includes correspondence, programs, photographs and scrapbooks relating to this honorary women's modern dance society.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

The records were received by the Stanford University via administrative transfer from the Women's Athletic Association, Department of Physical Education in 1975, and from Professor Miriam Lidster in 1977.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Orchesis (Stanford University) Records (SC0140). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Orchesis was an honorary modern dance society at Stanford. Members auditioned for election to the society, and had to serve an apprenticeship before receiving full membership.

Description of the Collection

The collection includes the written records of the group beginning in 1936 and extending through 1949, with minimal materials from the 1950s; records include correspondence, minutes, membership lists, programs, and notes including some on their choreography. Also included are photographs, sketches, and scrapbooks covering, sporadically, the years from 1922 to 1961.

Arrangement note

Records are arranged as received.

Access Terms

Orchesis (Stanford University)
Stanford University--Students.
Modern dance.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Expenditures, descriptions of dances 1936-1937

Box 1, Folder 2

Annual budget. November 30, 1938 concert - program, personnel, choreography, personal notes, expenses, critiques 1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 3

1939 May 31 concert: program, choreography, costumes, music, expenses, personal notes, critique 1939

Box 1, Folder 4

General correspondence 1937-1939

Box 1, Folder 5

Budget, general correspondence 1939-1940

Box 1, Folder 6

Publicity, notes 1939-1940

Box 1, Folder 7

Spring concert: personnel, dances, choreography, critiques 1940

Box 1, Folder 8

Minutes of meetings 1939 Sep-1941 Sep

Box 1, Folder 9

Budget, membership, constitution, initiation poem, correspondence 1940-1941

Box 1, Folder 10

1941 Mar studio concert: program, dances, budget, personal note 1941

Box 1, Folder 11

Constitution, correspondence 1941-1942

Box 1, Folder 12

Apprentice group - personnel, activities 1941-1942

Box 1, Folder 13

May O'Donnell's visit, symposium 1941-1942

Box 1, Folder 14

Advertisements of films; comments on photo exhibition 1941-1942

Box 1, Folder 15

Critiques of Devi Deja's Bali and Java dancers 1941-1942

Box 2, Folder 1

1942 Jan 20 concert: choreography, production details 1942

Box 2, Folder 2

1942 Jan 20 concert: publicity invitations, thank you notes 1942

Box 2, Folder 3

1942 Jan 20 concert: critiques and reviews 1942

Box 2, Folder 4

Attendance, minutes, activities, pledge, constitution, finances 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 5

Concerts, programs, correspondence 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 6

1943 Christmas Concert, 1944 Spring Concert 1943-1944

Box 2, Folder 7

Budget, 1946 Spring Concert, correspondence 1945-1946

Box 2, Folder 8

Spring Concert, symposium 1946-1947

Box 2, Folder 9

1948 Spring Concert, annual budget, correspondence, music 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 10

Budget, programs, spring concert, master lesson, correspondence 1948-1949

Box 2, Folder 11

Concert programs, publicity for miscellaneous traveling dance troupes 1950s

Box 2, Folder 12

Programs and history of Annual College Symposia of Northern California 1937-1961

Box 2, Folder 13

Members 1941 fall

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence 1942-1943

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence, general records 1943-1944

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence 1944-1945

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, minutes, members 1945-1947

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence, minutes, members 1947-1948

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, minutes, members 1948-1949

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence, minutes, members, programs 1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 7

Members, miscellaneous notes 1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 8

Concerts 1950-1951

Box 3, Folder 9

Minutes, programs, general records 1951-1952

Box 3, Folder 10

Programs 1938-1956

Box 4, Folder 1

Photos 12,236 to 12,258: action shots outdoors, individual and group portraits, and one showing the photographers 1945-1946

Box 4, Folder 2

Photos 12,259 to 12,272: action shots outdoors, individual and group portraits, 1945-46, and one indoor shot of Jacqueline Ogg 1946

Box 4, Folder 3

Photos 12,273 to 12,293: dancers on stage and two outdoor action shots 1946

Box 4, Folder 4

Photos 12,294 to 12,307: dancers from Spring Concert 1947 and other dancers on stage 1948-1949

Box 4, Folder 5

Photos 12,308 to 12,324: dancers on stage and outdoors 1950

Box 4, Folder 6

Photos 12,324 to 12,332: dancers on stage and outdoors 1950-1951

Box 4, Folder 7

Photos 12,333 to 12,343: dancers outdoors and two shots on stage 1953

Box 4, Folder 8

Photos 12,344 to 12,358: dancers at Frost Amphitheater 1953

Box 4, Folder 9

Photos 12,359 to 12,375: dancers on stage and outdoors 1951-1952

Box 4, Folder 10

Photos, mostly outdoors 1947 spring

Box 4, Folder 11

Photos, May Fete 1922

Box 4, Folder 12

Photos in Frost Amphitheater 1953

Box 4, Folder 13

Photos 1957, 1961

Box 4, Folder 14

Photos 1945, undated

Box 4, Folder 15

Photos by Dan C. Baker, on stage 1939-1940

Box 4, Folder 16

Photos by Dan C. Baker, outside 1939-1940

Box 4, Folder 17

Photos by Dan C. Baker, Jo Haskell, accompanist

Box 5, Folder 1

Photos, outside

Box 5, Folder 2

Photo, stage performance

Box 5, Folder 3

Photos by Overstreet, "Fall of the City" and "Pied Piper" 1957

Box 5, Folder 4-6

Photos by Overstreet, unidentified 1957

Box 5, Folder 7

Posters (2)

Box 6

Scrapbook: clippings, photographs, programs, club records, etc. 1933-1953

Box 7

Mounted image by Dan C. Baker, "Primitive"

Box 7

Scrapbook: clippings, photographs, programs, club records, etc. 1954-1960

Box 8

Six cartoon-type drawings of dancers by "her"

Box 8

Nine charcoal sketches by Portia (3), Woodham (2), and unsigned (4)

Box 8

Eight mounted photographs by Gilbert Finlay circa 1941