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Guide to the Orchesis (Stanford University) Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement note
  • Access Terms

  • 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
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    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)
    Modern dance.