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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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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.
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.
0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes)
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