Guide to the Evelyn Lockman Papers

Finding Aid Authors: Kim Schwenk.
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2007-10-29
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Guide to the Evelyn Lockman Papers 1929/1989

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Evelyn Lockman Papers
Dates: 1929-1989
Identification: MS-0363
Creator: Lockman, Evelyn, 1909-1991
Physical Description: 6.40 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Evelyn Elizabeth Lockman, professor of dance at San Diego State University from 1948-1977, was instrumental in establishing the dance major at SDSU. Lockman was an internationally known dancer and choreographer, who promoted dance arts, and received many awards for her performances and teaching.
She was born in Bolivar, Tennesse and began her dance career at an early age. She graduated with an undergraduate in English Literature from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in Physical Education from the George Peabody College for Teachers. She continued teaching in New York, Bowling Green University in Ohio, University of Southwestern Louisiana as chair of the dance department, and eventually at San Diego State University in 1977. She was later approved for full professorship at SDSU after completing her dissertation, "A Manual on the Teaching of Creative Dance" and retired from academia.
Lockman was deeply committed to reviving and advocating for international dance forms, spending time educating and performing in Bolivia, China, India, Thailand, and Korea. Even after her retirement, she continued teaching mainly in the international dance areas. She was very involved with the International Dance Association and World Congress of the the International Society for Education through Art. She also was appointed to the dance commitee for the Asian Games and the Korean Olympic Committee for the 1986 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.
The National Dance Association reorganized in the 1970s and Lockman became the first president of the organization. She initiated the publication of the newsletter, "Spotlight on Dance." Because of her many achievements abroad, she was recognized by the National Dance Association with the 23rd Heritage Honoree award in 1986. Her accomplishments and mentoring were also celebrated in the town of Lafayette, Louisiana, as the mayor of Lafayette proclaimed April 11th as Evelyn Lockman Day.
Evelyn Lockman died at the age of 81, in San Diego, CA on September 4, 1991.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.

Personal Name:

Lockman, Evelyn Elizabeth

Topical Term:

Dance -- Study and teaching
Dance teachers -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Sources
Dancers -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Sources
San Diego State University -- Faculty -- Biography

Administrative Information

Accruals:

2003-038

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Evelyn Lockman Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Arrangement of Materials:

I. Biographical Materials
II. Correspondence
III. Writings
IV. Professional Activities
V. Teaching Materials
VI. Photographs

Scope and Contents

The Evelyn Lockman Papers document the career of an internationally recognized modern, jazz, and world dance performer and teacher. The collection includes correspondence, San Diego State University Department of Dance and Theatre materials, international and national professional activities, professional writings, teaching material, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.  The papers are arranged in six series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Writings, Professional Activities, Teaching Materials, and Photographs.
Series I: Biographical Materials
The Biographical Materials series contains curriculum vitae, interviews, news articles about Evelyn Lockman, and various scrapbooks.
Series II. Correspondence
The Correspondence series includes letters from colleagues, students, and administrative contacts from 1943-1974.  Correspondence also includes letters from Mansell Brooks Lockman, Evelyn's mother.
Series III. Writings
The Writings are mostly articles for newsletters, but includes the typescript drafts for Lockman's dissertation, "A Manual on the Teaching of Creative Dance," 1960. Part of the manuscripts are titled "A Manual on the Teaching of Creative Movement," 1960. The series is arranged alphabetically.
Series IV. Professional Actiivities
The files in the Professional Activities series are administrative and conference related organizations which Evelyn Lockman participated in between 1974-1986.  The materials include conference materials, scrapbooks, and correspondence.
Series V. Teaching Materials
Evelyn Lockman taught at San Diego State University in the dance department from 1948-1977.  The Teaching Materials represent teaching syllabus and performance activities during her tenure at SDSU.
Series VI. Photographs
The Photographs series includes black and white, color, and negative photographic materials of portraits of Evelyn Lockman, performances with Lockman and students, photographs of instruction both in the United States and internationally, and events.  The photographs date mainly from the 1930s-1960s.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Biographical Materials

Box 1, Folder 1

Awards and Recognitions

Box 1, Folder 2

Curriculum Vitae 1948-1991

Box 1, Folder 3

Diplomas

Box 1, Folder 4

Newsclippings

Box 1, Folder 5

Newsclippings

Box 1, Folder 6

Yearbook - "Milestone" 1929

Box 2, Folder 1

Promotional letters 1964-1984

Box 2, Folder 2

Van Oteghen, Sharon. An Oral History of AAHPERD Retired Leaders Interview with Professor Evelyn Lockman, Oral History Research Office, Memphis State University May 23, 1989

Box 2, Folder 3

Van Oteghen, Sharon. An Oral History of AAHPERD Retired Leaders Interview with Professor Evelyn Lockman, Oral History Research Office, Memphis State University May 23, 1989

Box 2, Folder 4

Evelyn Elizabeth Lockman - Transcription of oral history tape, draft, National Dance Association, Interviewed by Miriam Grey April 4, 1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Evelyn Elizabeth Lockman - Transcription of oral history tape, draft, National Dance Association, Interviewed by Miriam Grey April 4, 1984

Box 7

Various clippings from disbound scrapbook 1940-1950s

Box 7

American Dance Scrap Book 1930s

Box 9

Awards and Recognition, plaques

 

Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 6

General 1943-1974

Box 2, Folder 7

Lockman, Mansell Brooks (mother) 1943-1948

 

Writings

Box 2, Folder 8

"Contemporary Dance Guidebook" - Typescript

Box 2, Folder 9

"Dance Craft" - Drafts

Box 2, Folder 10

"Evelyn Lockman and Dance in Cajun Louisiana" 1986

Box 3

"Manual on the Teaching of Creative Dance"

Box 3, Folder 1

Pre-classic notes and bibliography, appendix c. 1960

Box 3, Folder 2

Preface and chapter outlines c. 1960

Box 3, Folder 3

Partial draft c. 1960

Box 3

"Manual on the Teaching of Creative Movement"

Box 3, Folder 4

Chapter typescript drafts c. 1960

Box 3, Folder 5

Pre-classic dance forms - Appendix c. 1960

Box 3, Folder 6

Pre-classic dance forms - Appendix c. 1960

Box 4, Folder 1

"Salute to Arbeau's Orchesographe and a Selected Group of Early Masterpieces in Dance Literature 1988

Box 4, Folder 2

"What is the State's Responsibility for Effective Recruitment of the Most Promising High School Graduates and for the Selective Admission of an Appropriate Number to Teacher-Preparing Institutions?"

 

Professional Activities

Box 4, Folder 3

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American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation - Conference materials 1973

Box 4, Folder 4

American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation - 88th Anniversary Convention 1973

Box 4, Folder 5

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 97th Anniversary National - Southern District Convention April 22-27, 1982

Box 4, Folder 6

International Council on Health, Physical Education and Recreation - Correspondence, bulletin 1971-1988

Box 4, Folder 7

International Council on Health, Physical Education and Recreation - Correspondence, bulletin 1989

Box 4, Folder 8

National Dance Association 1974-1986

Box 4, Folder 9

National Dance Association - "Spotlight on Dance" newsletter 1975-1981

Box 4, Folder 10

General activities 1952-1978

Box 8

Evelyn Lockman, Heritage Honoree Scrap Book, Cloth bound 1986

 

Teaching Materials

Box 5, Folder 1

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San Diego State University - Dance Department and Modern Dance Club 1949-1974

Box 5, Folder 2

San Diego State University - Modern Dance Club 1955-1965

Box 5, Folder 3

Syllabi, class notes, and bibiographies 1947-1967

Box 5, Folder 4

Dance programs 1950-1965

Box 5, Folder 5

Untitled poem to Evelyn Lockman from dance students

 

Photographs

Box 5, Folder 6

Coaching photographs

Box 5, Folder 7

International students

Box 5, Folder 8

International students

Box 5, Folder 9

Evelyn Lockman, portraits

Box 5, Folder 10

Evelyn Lockman, portraits

Box 5, Folder 11

Evelyn Lockman, portraits

Box 6, Folder 1

Evelyn Lockman, portraits

Box 6, Folder 2

Evelyn Lockman, portraits

Box 6, Folder 3

Evelyn Lockman, performances

Box 6, Folder 4

Stand-up black and white picture of Evelyn Lockman

Box 6, Folder 5

Performances

Box 6, Folder 6

Performances

Box 6, Folder 7

Performances

Box 6, Folder 8

Performances

Box 6, Folder 9

Performances

Box 6, Folder 10

Performances

Box 6, Folder 11

Performances

Box 6, Folder 12

Performances

Box 6, Folder 13

Recognitions and conferences

Box 6, Folder 14

Teaching photographs

Box 6, Folder 15

Negatives

Box 10, Folder 1

Oversize photographs, including: portraits of Evelyn Lockman and performances