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Guide to the North Carolina School of the Arts dance programs collection PA Mss 92
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  • Title: North Carolina School of the Arts dance programs collection
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 92
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.34 linear feet (20 document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1991
    Abstract: Collection of dance programs, playbills, and clippings spanning the twentieth century.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], North Carolina School of the Arts dance programs collection, PA Mss 92. UC Santa Barbara Library, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from North Carolina School of the Arts, 2012.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Hannah Freund, Zachary Liebhaber, and Fran Smith, 2014.

    Scope and Content

    Collection of dance programs, playbills, and souvenir programs spanning the twentieth century from teens to nineties. Several files include American Ballet Theater programs from 1940 to 1991. Collection contains both U.S. dance troupes and overseas touring troupes, representative of ballet and native dance troupes from Africa, Bali, Cambodia, France, Greece, Haiti, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Yugoslavia. Programs often contain descriptions of regional dances and practices.
    Files contain clipping collections of dancers and artists related to dance, such as costumers/set designers Leon Bakst and Horace Armistead, as well as subjects related to dance, such as stage setting and scenery; pictorial works; costume; ballet and dancing depicted in art; ballet of the 20th century; cartoons and caricatures of dance.


    This collection is divided into the following series: I. Dance troupe program files, II. Subject files, III. Dancers and artists

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Ballet Theatre
    Armistead, Horace
    Bakst, Leon, 1866-1924
    Ballets russes
    Clippings (information artifacts)